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Knightly News - August 6, 2017
Principal's Post

Few things mark the start of school as well as the Annual Pig Roast. This year the Pig Roast will take place this coming Saturday, August 12, starting at 6:00pm in Sirpilla Stadium. It will be an evening of great food and entertainment as well as a chance to reacquaint with friends who all share a love for St. Thomas Aquinas. All proceeds benefit STA Athletics. I strongly encourage all in the Aquinas family to attend. Tickets may be purchased from any STA High School athlete or you may contact, Ryan Hill, STA Athletic Director. I hope to see you there.   

Here are some other important dates:
Freshmen Orientation and Class Dinner: Tuesday, August 15
Middle School Dinner: Thursday, August 17
First Day of School: Tuesday, August 22

Today we celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord. I just came across an inspiring video describing the Transfiguration and what it means told from the perspective of two young men (teenagers). Check it out if you are interested in letting the story of the Transfiguration transfigure your life. 

H ave a great Aquinas week! 

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!
Hall of Fame Week Community Service
Thank you Hannah Ohman, Tamaki Hoshi, and Fumika Hoshi for helping stuff backpacks for needy children along with the members of the Hall of Fame Ultimate Fan Club. Thank you Mrs. Michelle May for coordinating this opportunity.
Coach Hill & Coach Pederzolli waiting to hoist the field goal net at the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game!
Important Meetings & Info - Please Read!
All 2017-2018 School Forms are coming soon to the St. Thomas Aquinas website.

Summer Hours 
Mon - Thu 9:00am - 2:00pm
Fri 9:00am - noon

Upcoming Events 
  • Aug 07-11 - Mini Band Camp 9:30am (note time change)
  • Aug 09 - Sports Pictures
  • Aug 12 - Pig Roast
  • Aug 14-18 - Mini Band Camp 9:00am
  • Aug 15 - Feast of the Assumption Mass - 5:30pm
  • Aug 15 - Freshman Dinner & Orientation 6:00pm
  • Aug 17 - 6th-8th Grade Dinner & Used Uniform Sale  6:00pm
  • Aug 22 - First Day of School  
  • Aug 28 - Instrument Meeting (band room) - 6:00pm
  • Sep 01 - Picture Day
  • Sep 01 - High School Dance
Assumption of Mary Mass - All Are Welcome
Fr. Dyer will be celebrating a Holy Day of Obligation - The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary at 5:30 in the chapel before the Freshman Dinner & Orientation, Tuesday, August 15th. All are welcome. 
HS/MS Uniform Shopping List & 
MS Supplies Shopping List
Getting your students ready for back to school? Do you use Your purchases can help St. Thomas Aquinas. 
Mini Band Camp:

August 7 - 11 9:30am - noon
August 14 - 18 9:30am - noon
Contact: Lori Burse.
Did you get your tickets yet?
Purchase your tickets from any of the 23 STA Athletic Teams. Each team has been given a certain number of tickets to sell. Please contact your favorite STA athlete and purchase directly from them. If you don't have a favorite athlete, you can purchase online or contact the Athletic Office.
STA Girls XC Car Wash at Ro's Custard Creations in North Canton
Saturday, August 19th, 11:30-2:00
Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
Alumni News
Cheerleading Alumni Night 2017

All past STA cheerleaders are invited to cheer the 1st half of the football game on Friday, September 1st, 2017. Please join us and  support this year's STA cheerleaders!

When: Friday, September 1st, 2017
Where: Sirpilla Stadium
Time: 5:45pm (meet in the commons).
Cost: $25 (includes t-shirt to wear for the game!)

If there are any questions, please contact Chelsea Lenox at:

Please return the registration form along with cash or check made out to STA before August 15th go guarantee a t-shirt.

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 | 
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, 6:00pm

Contact Mary Jo Stephens |
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

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

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

Brittany Hines '12 - Finds success in musical theatre.  Hines was crowned Carnation Festival Queen during the 2012-13 year after graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Shortly after the Alliance native was crowned, she left for Hartford, Connecticut, where she attended The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, studying musical theatre. While attending college, she also studied costumes, props, and the business aspect of musical theatre.

After college graduation, Hines started a job in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Palace Theatre where she performed seven shows in seven weeks. Hines worked there for about a year at which time she acted in four main stage productions, was the assistant director for a musical, worked with the youth program, and even directed and choreographed "Curtain," a musical which she wrote.

Currently, Hines is working for the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, New Hampshire, where she recently directed "Stewart Little." Hines will also be touring for 2 1/2 months with the Bright Star Touring Theatre. She will be helping to put on plays for children at various locations. Read more about Brittany in the Alliance Review.

Rodney Napier '79 - Loves the Hall of Fame Grand Parade! So much so he went the extra mile for a good seat. Read the story in the Canton Repository .  
Stefani Schaefer '89 - Master of Ceremonies, 2017 Hall of Fame Fashion Show

To stay in the know with all things STA, please be sure to update your information on the website.
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Ways to Support STA
St Thomas Aquinas High School is partnering with Schoola ( ).

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 and log into your 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.

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