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Knightly News - September 17, 2017
Principal's Post

The St. Thomas Aquinas Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Saturday, September 30th in the STA gym. We have several great inductees. If you would like to attend, please contact Christie Barnett in the STA office for tickets. The phone number for the office is (330) 875-1631

The weather was great and there was a large crowd. The STA staff was immersed in hosting several events which included an open house, a feeder school tailgater and a feeder school halftime event. We also had several 8th grade students shadowing during the school day. These students were able to take part in an energetic pep rally that was organized by the Dungeon leaders and cheerleaders. The only thing we lacked was an Aquinas victory. Alas, it was not to be had. Our team prepared and played hard, but the Crusaders from Central Catholic were just too much this year. 

Below is the link for a cute video on forgiveness that illuminates today’s gospel in which Jesus tells St. Peter that he must forgive his brother 77 times (which essentially means always). Hopefully, we can all forgive any past transgressions, real or perceived, from our brothers and sisters at Central Catholic and move forward “Together Stronger.”


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!
What a Week!
Students in the News
Natalie Vinci selected to the Canton Repository Teen Board. The teens meet each month to select the Teens of the Month.
Canton Repository United Way Kids of Character Nominee
Ways to Help STA Win $$
KEEP VOTING!!

HELP OUR SCHOOL WIN $500!

Community One Credit Union is once again running our VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SCHOOL contest this year! 

Now through October 27, 2017, we want the community to visit our website and cast their vote online for their favorite local high school.  The top voted school will win $500!  Your school is on our list, so we wanted to let you know so that you have an opportunity to share it with your district to increase your votes!  
REMEMBER TO BRING THEM IN EACH WEEK!!

FOOTBALL BOOSTER BONANZA - WIN $1000

We are asking for students, parents, and friends to cut out the Football Booster Bonanza coupon for St. Thomas Aquinas. It can be found in the sports section of The Repository every Friday. Please  send it with your student to school or mail it to: The Repository c/o Booster Club Bonanza, 500 Market Ave. S, Canton, OH, 44702. You can also drop it off at any of Stark County’s 17 BellSstores. Deadline is in Repository by 5 PM November 3rd.

Each coupon counts as a vote and gives us a chance to win money for the school!
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 
  • Sep 28 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Sep 29/30 - Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Oct 10 - STARS Breakfast
  • Oct 12 - Home & School Meeting 6:30pm
  • Oct 14 - Ministry Day being held at STA
  • Oct 20 - Regional Faculty In-Service (No School)
  • Oct 25 - End of the 1st Quarter

Upcoming Sporting Events
  • Monday, Sep 18 - Volleyball at Kidron Central Catholic
  • Monday, Sep 18 - Girl’s Soccer at United
  • Tuesday, Sep 19 - Golf vs Ursuline
  • Tuesday, Sep 19 - Volleyball vs JFK
  • Tuesday, Sep 19 - Boy’s Soccer vs Benedictine
  • Wednesday, Sep 20 - Girl’s Soccer vs Trinity
  • Thursday, Sep 21 - Tennis at Glenoak
  • Thursday, Sep 21 - MS Football vs Wooster
  • Thursday, Sep 21 - Volleyball at Trinity
  • Friday, Sep 22 - Football at Crestwood
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - Golf at Stark County Invitational
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - Boys XC at Sandy Valley Invitational
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - Volleyball at Northwestern
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - MS Volleyball vs Wooster Christian (at St. Paul School)
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - Girl’s Soccer vs Central
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - Boy’s Soccer vs Central
  • Saturday, Sep 23 - Saturday Night Lights Invitational (Cross Country)

Meet Mr. Terry Murphy
Alliance Review Teacher of the Month
RESIDENCE: Shalersville Township 

COLLEGE: Youngstown State (B.A.); Boston College (MRE) 

JOB TITLE: Chairman, Religious Education Department, and teacher

EXPERIENCE: Well over 40 years of service in the Diocese of Youngstown 

FAMILY: Wife Mickee, four children and nine grandchildren 

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB: Interacting with my students (and my golfers) and watching them learn and grow into more complete people. 

WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB:...
From the Guidance Office
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

RENACCI for Governor
Looking for high school students with any interest for an internship with them for more information check in the guidance office.

TIMKENSTEEL is offering a college scholarship to the children of their employees, more information can be found in the guidance office.


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.

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The weekly deadline is Saturday at noon to be included in that week's newsletter. Any announcements submitted after this deadline will be in the following week's STA eBlast.
Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry would like to reach out to our alumni and offer a card of support or prayer. Parents can email me their child's address who might have just moved away to college, or started a new job, got married, had a baby, or even someone who needs prayers due to health issues or might be grieving. We want to remind our alumni that they matter and we think of them and continue to pray for them.

Parents can email Mrs. Michelle May at mmay@youngstowndiocese.org  
"There is more value in a little study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world."
-- St. Teresa of Avila"
 
News From the Band Room
Greetings parents and alumni!

Our band is growing!  There is a need for instruments and funding. If you or someone you know have an instrument that is collecting dust but is still in working order, we would love to take it off your hands and put into the hands of an eager beginner student. 

Many thanks to Mrs. Tina Perna for her generous donation of a saxophone! We are in need of trumpets and clarinets, specifically. Please note, if clarinets have water damage or are moldy we won’t be able to use them as it is too costly to repair them. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards the purchase of percussion equipment and method books. 

The band will also be holding a fruit sale. The dates are to be determined but be on the lookout as fruit makes a great Christmas gift! 

If you are able to help in any way, please contact me.

Thank you and Go Knights!
Lori Burse
  • 100% graduation rate!
  • 96% of the Class of 2017 advanced to college
  • 93% will attend a 4 year college or university
  • 3% will enter a 2-year college
  • 17 students accepted to The Ohio State, largest number from a single school!
STA ATHLETICS
2017 St. Thomas Aquinas Cheerleading Mini Camp
Hosted by the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Cheerleaders

Clinic: Monday September 25th & Tuesday September 26th
Cheer the 1st Quarter: Friday September 29th, 2017


Cheer Mini Camp – Grades K – 5th

TIME : 5:30pm – 7:00pm Day 1 - Check In begins at 5:00pm
WHERE : Padre’s Pavillon @ Sirpilla Stadium
COST : $25 – non-refundable (UPDATED)
WHY? : Great opportunity for an introduction to cheerleading including motions, cheers, & jumps.

  • Learn proper motions and technique, jumps, cheer, and dance.
  • Meet the STA High School Cheerleaders and enjoy fun spirit building games and activities.
  • Registration and payment received by September 8th will receive a FREE Cheer Shirt and hair bow.
  • Cheer the 1st quarter of the STA football game Friday night, September 29th!
  • Camp will be taught by current STA Cheerleaders and supervised by current coach and cheer parent volunteers.

TO REGISTER : Please fill out the registration form and return to St. Thomas Aquinas High School before September 8th, 2017 with a payment of $25 per participant and $15 for each additional sibling. Registrations and payment received after 9/8/17 are accepted but does not guarantee the cheer shirt or hair bow. You may also mail the form and check payable to:
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Attn: Chelsea Lenox (Cheer Coach)
2121 Reno Drive NE
Louisville, OH 44641

***Please wear athletic shoes (no flip flops) and clothing. Hair must be pulled back and off the shoulders. For safety purposes no jewelry or gum is permitted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Chelsea Lenox at clenox@youngstowndiocese.org 
STA Screening Details:
Thursday, October 26th
8:00am - 4:00pm
STA High School - 2nd Floor, Special Education Office

Catholic Elementary School Flag Football
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
Alumni News
Let's hear it for STA Alum Kyle O'Connor '17 on special teams for Army (#48), as #8 Ohio State hosts Army. Kyle is first on the left.
2017 STA Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

2017 STA Inductees:
  • John Namey - 1968
  • Patrick Kennedy - 1973
  • Christina Starcher Ray- 1988
  • James Boyle- 1995
  • Angie Barone Stevens - 2000
  • James Franz - 2004
  • Sean Schott - 2004
  • Maurice "Mo" Kirksey- 2011
  • Kristen Hill- 2012
  • Tyler Moeglin- 2012
  • Cindi Eby - Coach/Contributor

The Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be introduced at Halftime of the St. Thomas Aquinas football game on Friday, September 29, 2017 .

Induction will take place on Saturday September 30, 2017 in the school gymnasium. Tickets are available for the dinner/induction - $30.00
Please contact the school 330-875-1631 to place your reservation.
Doors open at 5:30 with a social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30 and induction ceremony at 7:30.

**No tickets will be sold at the door.
2017 Reunions

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  
Class of 1977 40 Year Reunion - Save the Date

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Contact John Sliman
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
Jannifer Lattavo '94 - Passed away on September 15, 2017

Eternal rest grant unto them...
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Go KNIGHTS!
Upcoming Events - Save the Date
Thursday September 28th, St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School will hold parent-teacher conferences starting at 3:30.
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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