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Knightly News - October 29, 2017
Principal's Post

We held the drawing for the Jackpot Raffle at the football game this past Friday. The winner was an STA alumnus, Cassandra Milano. 

Also, during halftime of the game, STA and JFK students and adults gathered in the end zone to pray for the families and Catholic schools affected by the natural disasters of hurricanes and wildfires. It was a great expression of Christian unity between these two Catholic schools who were competing on the football field that evening, and of our unity to our fellow man. 

The Aquinas Volleyball team are District Champions. They will compete in the regional semifinals, Thursday, November 2, 7:30 pm, at Lake High School. 

Aquinas Cross Country runner, Justis Paul, has qualified for the Division III State Championship Race which will be held Saturday, November 4, at 1:30 pm, at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. 

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the Pharisees that the greatest commandment is to “ the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind … the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” At STA we strive to follow these commandments and pass on a desire to follow them in our students. 

This past week, the junior class specifically lived out these commandments by performing acts of service during their retreat day. The students moved furniture and cleaned the dining room at the Refuge of Hope, organized coats, clothes, and food for Catholic Charities, painted stairwells at the YMCA, cleaned and reorganized the basement and made lunch for the retired priests at the Emmaus House, and interacted with the elderly residents at Adult Day Services and St. Joseph Nursing Home. These students were living witnesses to God’s presence in this world and at St. Thomas Aquinas.

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!
Catholic school scores continue to trend higher than both public and private schools.

The scores on the Nation’s Report Card, released in April, 2016 found that....

  • Catholic school seniors stand at 63 percent and public school seniors at 37 percent in reading proficiency

  • 48 percent of Catholic school seniors compared to 25 percent of public school seniors achieve proficiency in math!

  • 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
STA Open House - Sunday November 12th
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 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 

Athletic Events
  • Nov 2 - Aquinas Volleyball - Regional Semi-Final 7:30pm, Lake HS
  • Nov 4 - Justis Paul - State Cross Country Meet 1:30pm, National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH
All School Mass
All School Mass
We had an all-school mass on Wednesday, October 18.

Our next all-school mass is Wednesday, Nobember 1st at 9:35am for All Saints Day. Guests and family members are invited to join us!

Tuesday, October 26th was Junior Retreat Day. Students visited various non-profits and volunteered their time. Great job representing our Aquinas community! Several learned about being patient with those who may not have the same mental & physical capabilities as themselves. Others learned the power of presence and just having conversations. Others learned that the best plans can sometimes have kinks in them and must learn to adapt and be flexible. These kids were great!!! -- Michelle May, Campus Minister
STA Students Fulfilling Our Mission to Serve:

St Paul Auction - Saturday, November 18th, 5:00pm-10:00pm - La Pizzaria, helping with check in/out, helping attendees find seats, raffle tickets, clearing bid sheets, etc. Please wear your school uniform.

Adventure Place - Catholic Charities - Saturday, December 5th 8:30am-noon, help kids "shop" for their families and wrap gifts, set up tables and cleanup. Must sign up by Tuesday, November 28th.
STA Key Club Students Participated in the Fall Rally in Columbus on Sunday.
Over 600 students from around the state participated. Key Club is the largest student service organization in the world.
STA Alum Cassandra Milano '75!

Grandparents Day in the Middle School
STA Dungeon at Volleyball District Finals
Recognizing our senior fall athletes with a pep rally - followed by singing of the Alma Mater. Fun times at Aquinas.
From the Guidance Office

Deadline, November 15, 2017
See Guidance for Application. This is a scholarship for HIGH SCHOOL

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.
On-campus auditions will be held:
  • November 4, 2017
  • January 15, 2018
  • February 17, 2018
  • February 19, 2018
In order to compete, students must apply and be admitted prior to their competition date. Get details here.
Congratulations! Justis Paul
Heading to the State Cross Country Meet!
District Champs 5th Year in a Row!
Athletics - Stay in the Know & Follow Us
Lunch at Regina Coeli/St. Joseph
7th Grade Day
November 6, 2017
Eastern Saints Beat Western!
Partner School Events
Planning a class reunion, email us and we'll post the information in our weekly eBlast!
STA lumni at the Cross Country Regional Meet. We thank you for your continued support!

Ed Walsh '17, Maureen Rude '17, John Laubacher '16

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

Eternal rest grant unto them...

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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 ( ).

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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