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Knightly News - October 1, 2017
Principal's Post

I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 STA Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday evening in the STA gymnasium. There were over 100 people in attendance to welcome and honor our newest inductees. Throughout the evening each inductee spoke of their experience at STA and how important their families were to them, including their Aquinas family. They also shared how their years at Aquinas helped to make them the successful people that they have become. 

Their stories reaffirm in me my commitment to ensure that STA remains a special place and continues to shape the lives of the young men and women who travel our hallways and learn in our classrooms. Having said that, I need to make sure we back up our words with action. This leads us to this video from massimpact.us about today’s Gospel in which Jesus tells us that he is interested in how we serve others. Take a look at this video from massimpact.us

Please continue to pray for God’s will to be done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School.

Have a great Aquinas week!

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!
Principal Schlueter with STA Feeder School Athletes
"Catholic schools afford the fullest and best opportunity to realize the fourfold purpose of Christian education, namely, to provide an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is proclaimed, community in Christ is experienced, service to our sisters and brothers is the norm, and thanksgiving and worship of God is cultivated" (University of Notre Dame, Alliance for Catholic Education, 2017).
Important Meetings & Info - Please Read!
All 2017-2018 School Forms are available on the St. Thomas Aquinas website.

Regular School Hours 
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 3:30pm STA Phone 330-875-1631

Upcoming Events 
  • Oct 2 - 10th Mod Rally (HS Only) to Announce Homecoming Court
  • Oct 3 - 6th Grade to Beauty and the Beast
  • Oct 4 - 7th & 8th to Beauty and the Beast
  • Oct 4 & 5 - Hearing and Vision Screening
  • Oct 7 - Homecoming Dance
  • Oct 9 - KNAC Meeting in Commons 6:30pm
  • Oct 10 - STARS Breakfast
  • Oct 12 - 8th Grade Day
  • Oct 12 - Home & School Meeting 6:30pm
  • Oct 14 - Ministry Day being held at STA
  • Oct 19 - Feeder School Fall Festival 5th-8th - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Oct 20 - Regional Faculty In-Service (No School)
  • Oct 25 - End of the 1st Quarter
  • Nov 12 - Open House 1:00 - 3:00

  • Upcoming Sporting Events
  • Monday, October 2 - Girls Soccer vs Alliance (Senior Night)
  • See the STA Athletics page for other sporting events

Congratuations September Synchrony Financial Difference Maker Nominees, Christie Barnett and Christine Peterson!
Congratulations Ben & Ally
Ben Crawford, Senior and Ally Metzger 6th are 2017 Louisville Constitution Day Essay Contest winners.
From the Guidance Office
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

HIGH SCHOOL: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS $1000 SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline, November 15, 2017
See Guidance for Application. This is a scholarship for HIGH SCHOOL


COLLEGE: AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS
Deadline, October 6, 2017

COLLEGE: FALL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline, October 13, 2017

COLLEGE: DIAMOND ADVISORS CLARITY SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline, November 30, 2017

NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) is announcing their Performing & Visual Arts College Fair schedule: 
When: October 4, 2017 
Time: 6:60 - 8:30 PM
Where: Huntington Convention Center 
For more information please see the bulletin board in the guidance office.

 THE CANTON STUDENT LOAN FOUNDATION for graduating seniors holding a 2.0 and higher GPA looking for financial assistance must call before June 1st deadline ph # 330-493-0020.
Ways to Help STA Win $$
KEEP VOTING!!

HELP OUR SCHOOL WIN $500!
BRING IN EACH WEEK!!

FOOTBALL BOOSTER BONANZA - WIN $1000
Campus Ministry
"Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing you have received - only what you have been given; a heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage." - St. Francis of Assisi
STA ATHLETICS
Congratulations Justis Paul!

Winning the open race at the Stark County Championships!
Congratulations Katie Hiestand!

Winning the DII Regional Championship moving to the District Tournament at Tam O'Shanter!
STA Screening Details:
Thursday, October 26th
8:00am - 4:00pm
STA High School - 2nd Floor, Special Education Office

KNAC Memberships Still Available

One of the best values for STA Sports Fanatics. Your membership dollars provide uniforms, warm-ups, protective equipment, and practice aids, to name a few, for our athletic teams, cheerleaders and band. Thank you for your support!
The KNAC needs your help with the Chili Cook-Off!

There will be a meeting on October 9th at 6:30pm to discuss how to get involved and make it another AWESOME STA event. We need parent support, volunteers and input!

Money raised by this event supports all high school and middle school athletics.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
Home & School
The Home & School Association is pleased to announce Christine McKay as the New Association President. Please join us in welcoming Christine at our first meeting on October 12 at 6:30pm in the school commons
The STA Cheerleaders hosted a Cheerleading Mini Camp on 9/25 and 9/26 and these future Knight Cheerleaders got to cheer with the STA Cheerleaders at the STA vs VASJ football game.
Alumni in the News

Eoin Rude '14, Kent State University senior, was selected as a member of the KSU 2017 Homecoming Court. He is majoring in musical theatre. Rude has received numerous honors and awards and is a member of several campus community service organization including the Kent Clarks a cappella group and the Honors College.
2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Front: Tyler Moeglin '12, Cindi Eby Coach/Contributor, Mo Kirksey '11, Angie Barone-Stevens '00
Back: Sean Schott '04, Jim Franz '04, John Namey '68, Patrick Kennedy '73, Kristen Hill '12

Missing Christina Starcher-Ray '88, James Boyle '95
2017 Reunions
Class of 1977 40 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm - See Flyer Above

Contact John Sliman

Class of 1972   45 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Friday, October 20, 2017  Meet & Mingle   The Fox and Hound on Everhard 6:00pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017  - Walsh University Barrett Center 
Contact Ann Moegling-Foltz |  afoltz@neo.rr.com  
UPDATED Please note time change

Class of 1987 30 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Let's Get Reaquainted cocktail reception at Fox and Hound on Everhard Rd., 7:30pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Maize Valley Winery in Hartville, 6:30pm

Contact Mary Jo Stephens | trubucki@yahoo.com
2018 REUNIONS

Premier Class of 1968 50 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Friday, June 22, 2018  - “Meet and Greet” at Mulligan’s Pub, Library room.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Reunion dinner will be at Skyland Pines Banquet Center.  
 
Details and more events will follow. For more information or if you were not contacted, please email Aquinas50thReunion@yahoo.com .

We will also post information and entertain discussion on our Facebook page, which was started a couple of years ago and presently has 50 members. Please join!  St. Thomas Aquinas – Class of ’68 .
 
Leslie Nicola
330-806-2845
CLASSMATE UPDATES

The Class of '68 reunion is coming up - where are you now? Send us an update !
2019 REUNIONS

Class of 1979 is looking for a few fabulous alumni who would love to be a part of the 40th Reunion Planning Committee. Please contact Don Trubisky at 330-265-9647
CLASSMATE MEMORIALS

Eternal rest grant unto them...
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Ways to Support STA
St Thomas Aquinas High School is partnering with Schoola ( www.schoola.com ).

What’s Schoola? It’s a great way to raise funds for our school. Schoola collects pre-loved women's and children’s clothes, preps and sells them online, and gives 40% of the proceeds (minus the cost of inbound shipping) back to St Thomas Aquinas High School to help fund programs for our kids. That’s $2 out of every $5 earned back to our school! Simply click on the image to view our very own Schoola landing page where you can request a bag and view our progress and funds earned

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to St. Thomas Aquinas High School & Middle School to help fund programs for our students. Every little bit counts, donations quickly add up.

It's easy! Type smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon.com account. Select St. Thomas Aquinas High School (yes the Middle School benefits too!), Louisville, OH. That's it. Now whenever you make a purchase STA benefits.

Thank you for your support!

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