Be Unique - Be a Leader - Be Aquinas
Knightly News - October 22, 2017
Principal's Post

This past week included the Senior Class retreat at Little Flower parish. This retreat was organized by our Campus Minister, Mrs. Michelle May, along with senior class leaders. I received very positive feedback from the attendees. Taking time out of our routines to reflect on our relationship with God and with others is one of the ways that St. Thomas Aquinas differentiates itself from other high schools.  

Also, we had a speaker from the Sandy Hook Promise organization talk to all of our students about preventing gun violence and suicide in our school. The students were taught to recognize the signs that indicate a fellow student may be under stress and to be brave enough to tell a trusted adult about it. 

In sports, our Girls Soccer team and our Volleyball team posted victories in their respective post-season tournaments. In Cross Country two girls and two boys moved on to regionals with Justis Paul coming in first place and earning the title of District Champion. 

Our drawing for Jackpot Raffle will take place at the football game this Friday. Please support STA by buying a ticket. Contact the STA office if you need a ticket to purchase. 

In today’s Gospel Jesus outwits the Pharisees once again when they try to trick him. The problem with the Pharisees is that they were not interested in seeking the truth. They just wanted to make Jesus look bad. The first word in the St. Thomas Aquinas motto is Truth. That is because if we do not have truth, nothing else really matters. Click here to view another reflection on today’s Gospel.

Please continue to pray for God’s will to be done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School and for God to strengthen us as we pursue Truth, Scholarship, and Excellence.  

Have a great Aquinas week!

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!
Did you know? The NAEP, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, released its findings for high school seniors (April 2016) and concluded that Catholic school scores continue to trend higher than both public and private schools.
 
According to the results, Catholic school seniors stand at 63 percent and public school seniors at 37 percent in reading proficiency. In math, the results are 48 percent of Catholic school seniors compared to 25 percent of public school seniors. Among seniors in Catholic schools, the average math performance is 284 on a 300-point scale versus 264 for public school seniors. In reading, Catholic school seniors posted an average scale score of 311 on a 500-point scale, whereas for public school seniors the average is 285.
Catholic schools continue to reflect academic excellence without ever losing sight of our mission – to provide an exceptional education while nourishing and strengthening our Catholic faith. -- NCEA, 2016
October Canton Rep Malone University Teens of the Month Nominees
Ben Crawford
Angela Farolino and Ben Crawford nominated by Mr. Angelo Pederzolli
STA Open House - Sunday November 17th
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 23 - Sophomore Class Dinner
  • Oct 24 - Junior Class Dinner
  • Oct 25 - End of the 1st Quarter
  • Oct 26 - Senior Portraits in Boardroom (dress up for photos only)
  • Oct 26 - Grandparents Day Middle School
  • Oct 27 - Senior Portraits in Boardroom (dress up for photos only)
  • Oct 27 - ASVAB Test
  • Oct 27 - Senior Athlete Rally - 10th Mod
  • Oct 30 - Senior Parents Dinner
  • Nov 2 - Blood Drive
  • Nov 7 - STARS Ice Cream
  • Nov 6 - 7th Grade Day **Note Date Change **
  • Nov 12 - Open House 1:00 - 3:00
  • Nov 15-17 - 8th Grade Aspire Exam
  • Nov 18 - Aspire Exam for non-parochial students
  • Nov 21 - NHS Tapping Reception
  • Nov 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 8 - Whole School Mass - Immaculate Conception
  • Dec 11 - West Branch Young and Alive
  • Dec 14 - HS and MS Christmas Program
  • Dec 15 - Whole School Mass - Christmas
  • Dec 18 - 20 Semester Exams 

  • Upcoming Sporting Events
  • Oct 25 - VB District Semifinals at Columbiana
  • Oct 27 - Football vs JFK
  • Oct 28 - Boys & Girls XC Regionals at Boardman
Senior Retreat
STA seniors Leaving an imprint on the lives of others

STA Service
STA Students helping out at at St. Joseph's Senior Living for their annual Halloween trick-or-treat night!
LAST CHANCE - DRAWING THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH
HALF TIME
All students attended the Sandy Hook Promise Suicide prevention program at STA. Seniors are pictured here.
Cross Country Fans - Several came out to cheer on our runners!
STA Middle School Fall Festival - A "Howling" Good Time
St. Thomas Aquinas junior Tamaki Hoshi had a lead role in this past weekend's performances of Dracula at the Canton Ballet.
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: DIAMOND ADVISORS CLARITY SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline, November 30, 2017

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
Congratulations! Boys & Girls Cross Country
Justis Paul D3 District Champion!
Hanna Soehnlen, Riley Kling, Justice Paul & Trevor Young Moving on to Regionals!
STA Screening Details:
Thursday, October 26th
8:00am - 4:00pm
STA High School - 2nd Floor, Special Education Office

This is available for student athletes 12 years and older.

Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
7th Grade Day
November 6, 2017
Partner School Events
Class of 1977
October 14, 2017 at McCall's
Class of 1987
Class of 1987 Reunion Fun!

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
Class of 1972
Class of 1972   45 Year Reunion

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  
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...
STA IN TOUCH

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Upcoming Events - Save the Date
Mark your calendars, the Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for February 3, 2018 .

The KNAC will need all hands on deck. Contact Stephanie Wheeler to find out how you can help make this FUN event SUCCESSFUL.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!
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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