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Knightly News - December 3, 2017
Principal's Post

The sports seasons have changed. The fall sports have ended and our athletes have begun their winter seasons. The season of our church has also changed with ordinary time and the liturgical year ending and a new liturgical year beginning today with Advent. 

Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. I am personally preparing by taking part in the “ Best Advent Ever ” program from Dynamic Catholic. I will receive a video reflection each day in my email. The overall theme is Beautiful Hope. I encourage you to join me in this journey (only 3 weeks this year). Just click on Best Advent Ever to subscribe to this daily reflection.

Please continue to pray for God’s will to be done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School and that we, as a faith-filled community, prepare our hearts to receive Jesus at Christmas.   

Have a great Aquinas week! 

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.
Principal Schlueter

Go Knights!
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 
  • Dec 5 - Community Christmas (designated juniors)
  • Dec 6 - Community Christmas (designated seniors)
  • Dec 8 - Whole School Mass - Immaculate Conception
  • Dec 10 - NHS Induction Ceremony (6:00pm at STA)
  • Dec 11 - West Branch Young and Alive
  • Ded 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Service
  • Dec 14 - HS and MS Christmas Program (6:30pm at STA)
  • Dec 18 - 20 Semester Exams 

Athletic Events
  • Dec 5 - 5:30 - Boys JV basketball vs Lake Center Christian
  • Dec 5 - 7:00 - Boys basketball vs Lake Center Christian
  • Dec 5 - 6:00 - Girls JV basketball at Dalton
  • Dec 5 - 7:30 - Girls basketball at Dalton
  • Dec 8 - 5:00 - Swimming vs Revere (Meyers Lake YMCA)
  • Dec 9 - Lego League at Hoover
  • Dec 9 - 11:00- Boys basketball at Cuyahoga Heights
UPDATED ** 12/3/17 **
STA Students Fulfilling Our Mission to Serve:

Aquinas students, Please connect with Mrs. May about details for these volunteer opportunities.

Referee Basketball Games
For Grades 1-4 at Myers Lake YMCA
Saturday mornings 9:45-12:15
Contact Coach Rod Baca for questions 330-327-1147

Assist with Light Up Louisville
Sunday, Dec. 3rd 9am-4pm at St. Louis Parish/School 
Ring bells and collect donations for Salvation Army 
Contact Mr. Calandros at St. Louis School for questions 330-875-1467 

St. Joseph Nursing Home 
Year round opportunities 
Help Residents log on to new tablets & teach how to play games 
Help residents in a program called “Music and Memory”
Can be down during study hall or after school. Student must have permission slip completed if volunteering during school day.

Babysit for parents on “Date Night”
Fri. Dec. 8th 6-10pm 
Regina Coeli parish, Alliance
NO CELL PHONE USE - you are taking care of children & should be engaged with them. Not on cell phones. 
-Crafts, play in the gym & movies
Ages 1 year old - 5th grade students
Call Stacie Weimer 330-428-0579

Breakfast with Santa
Christ the Servant parish 
Sun. Dec. 17th 9:30-11:30
Wear holiday attire, help with crafts, etc.
Questions or when at event check in with Mr. Drew Sarachman 330-518-4313
Our students donated over 1000 canned good for our annual food drive. They also had a little fun making works of art.
Stark County Catholic High Schools

Our new team is off to a great start and has raised $1 million dollars in just a few months since President Gravo was appointed.
From the Guidance Office

Please check in with the Guidance Office for many more College Scholarship opportunities or the STA website for recent additions .

Deadline, December 31, 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.
Congratulations Katie Hiestand!
Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
Planning a class reunion, email us and we'll post the information in our weekly eBlast!

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

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
Tressa Angermeier '88 - passed away on November 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held on December 9, 10:30am at St. Paul's Catholic Church, North Canton.

Eternal rest grant unto them...

To stay in the know with all things STA, please be sure to update your information on the website.
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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.
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!
Aquinas Vegas Gold Auction 2018 Needs Your Help

The Auction Committee is seeing TICKET donations for the following:
Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Attractions
Columbus Clippers, Columbus Blue Jackets
Canton Attractions, Blossom/Quicken Loans Arena upcoming events.

Contact Diane Harwood or school 330.875.1631
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.

Thank you for your support!

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