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September 16, 2021 Parent News

September 16, 2021


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Fri, Sep 17

ODD Schedule

October ACT Registration Deadline

COPEcakes at lunch

Mon, Sep 20


Faculty Retreat

Tue, Sep 21

EVEN Schedule

Homecoming Week

Wed, Sep 22

ODD Schedule

Thu, Sep 23

EVEN Schedule

Fri, Sep 24

ODD Schedule

Homecoming Tailgate 5:00-6:30 PM

Homecoming All-School Mass 10:00 AM

Spirit Shop Open 5:00-8:00 PM

Sat, Sep 25

Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 PM

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Dear Students and Parents,

To those of you I have not had the opportunity to meet – my name is Ken Fox. To those of you I have met several times, but I still cannot remember your name – I appreciate your patience. It is truly an honor and a blessing to come back home to Kansas City and it is a privilege to work at Saint Thomas Aquinas as the Director of Student Life. Thank you for the warm welcome...

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Grandparents Day Mass

Grandparents Day Mass is Friday, October 15th @ 9:45 a.m. signup to have a personal invitation sent to your Grandparent.

Grandparent Day Invitation Form


TEAM Soccer

After spending many hours at school last Friday (for some of them 16+ hours), a group of students woke up early Saturday morning to be teachers and peer leaders to a group of kids with disabilities. The students assisted the athletes in soccer drills, scrimmages, and games. Smiles were abundant and the Saint Thomas Aquinas student body was represented well. Future sessions are: 9/25, 10/9, and 10/16, all from 8:30-10:00 AM on Field 12 at Scheels. If you would like more information to participate, please contact Susan Dillingham at [email protected].


Donate Old Purses!

Hello STA Saints parents! My name is Issy Earp and I am a Senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas. I also am the Founder of Purses to Persevere KC, an organization that seeks to inspire and empower women to persevere through challenges in their lives by providing them with a beautiful handbag filled with essential care items. I started this organization my Sophomore year, and since, we have provided over 1,000 filled purses to women in and outside of the Kansas City area. These purses help encourage self-growth and restore confidence in these women that might have been lost in trying times. 

We conduct drives at local businesses and schools to collect purses and items. Last year, we held a drive at Aquinas and received over 300 gently used purses! Thanks to Aquinas' commitment to continue helping others in our community, Purses to Persevere is able to do another drive this year. The drive will be the week of October 18. There will be big yellow collection boxes by each entrance and on Friday the 22nd, there will be a $5 dress down day. All of the proceeds will go directly towards purchasing items that will go inside of the purses. These items include: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, chapstick, deodorant, face wash, razors, a hairbrush, and hand sanitizer. If you are interested in learning more about us, visit

If you have any extra gently used purses that you no longer use, please consider saving them and donating them at the purse drive the week of October 18! If you have any of the items on this list, you may also drop them off in the bins. 

Also, if your son or daughter is looking for service hours, please email [email protected] for more information! We are in need of more volunteers!


Calendar Change

There have been calendar changes in February. They are as follows:

  • February 14 - we do have school
  • February 21- NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:00 PM



Homecoming: SAINTS Make the Dream Work

  • Lots of spirited and fun activities are planned. Students will be getting more information from the Student Council. On Friday, parents are welcome to join us for our all-school Mass at 10:00, Pep Assembly at 1:30, and the Homecoming Tailgate at 5:00. 
    • To plan ahead, the dress down days are as follows:
      • Monday, 9/20: No school
      • Tuesday, 9/21: Pajama Day
      • Wednesday, 9/22: Country 
      • Thursday, 9/23: Dress as your name
      • Friday, 9/24: Jeans (with no holes), joggers/sweats with Class shirt.
    • Restrictions for the Dress Down days: no shorts, skirts, leggings, spaghetti straps, or shirts that don’t completely cover the naval and back area.
    • We realized that ⅔ of our students have not attended a Homecoming dance at Aquinas so we would like to provide some clarity:
      • Students may attend with a date (another Aquinas student) or with a group of friends. Be bold and ask a friend to join your group.  
      • Tickets need to be purchased in advance, they will not be sold at the door.
      • The timeline for the night is as follows:
        • 8:00 - Dance starts
        • 9:00 - All students must be at Aquinas, phone calls will be made for those students who did not show up.
        • 10:30 - Students may begin to leave
        • 11:00 - Dance is over

Thank you for supporting our kids to make good decisions on the night of Homecoming.  Reminder to fall athletes and students involved in activities of the zero tolerance policy explained at your parent information night.  


Project Management Experience 

The Client Project Management Experience is a project-based learning opportunity for

students to engage in the process of managing a real business project from ideation to completion.


WHO: Open to Sophomores - Seniors

WHERE: Room 104

WHEN: Late Start days and STA period

*The next class meets on September 17. 


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Homecoming Court 2021


Front row from left to right: Kaylien Do, Alexis Huddin, Katie Dors, Claire Gassel, Meg Brady, Ella Hoffman

Back row from left to right: Tim Theisen, Matt Holzmeister, Joey Vance, Timmy Novacek, Luke Konnesky, Logan Seger


Athletic Events are Open to all

Athletic Events are Open to all. Our only COVID specific requirement is for indoor events.  All Spectators, Coaches and Non-Players must wear masks during games held in our gymnasiums. Masks are required for all AWAY Volleyball games too.

Student Ids are in!

Please ask your son/daughter if they have received their Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Student ID. If not, please ask them to stop by the Student Life Office located in Senior Hallway. Student IDs will get them in free to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Home sporting events!  For Varsity AWAY games, they need to bring their Student ID with them in order to get the $5 student ticket price.    

Monday 9/20/21 – Opportunity for Students to get involved!

Next Monday there is No School. But, there is a terrific opportunity for students to get involved by helping to decorate their hallway for Homecoming!  For questions on how to get involved, your Sophomore – Senior students may ask their StuCo reps. Freshmen should contact Mr. John Rost, one of the Freshmen Class Coordinators, at [email protected]t for more information on how to get involved with decorating Freshmen hallway.

Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!

Thursday, September 16, 2021 

STA Boys Soccer vs Blue Valley Northwest

4:30 PM – C Team game at the STA Practice Field

5:15 PM – JV at the STA Stadium

7:00 PM – Varsity at the STA Stadium

Students, bring your Student ID for free admission!  Ticket prices are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12). Ticket prices are: $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12)  

Please note that HALO will also be streaming the game!  The link to access HALO is:

Monday, September 20, 2021

STA Football vs. Bishop Miege at our Stadium

4:30 PM – Freshman Football Game

6:30 PM – JV Football Game

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 

STA Boys Soccer vs Bishop Miege

4:30 PM – C Team game at the STA Practice Field

5:15 PM – JV at the STA Stadium

7:00 PM – Varsity at the STA Stadium

Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12). Ticket prices are: $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12)  

Please note that HALO will also be streaming the game! The link to access HALO is:

Masks are required on buses and school vehicles

If your son/daughter is riding on a school bus, a charter bus or a school van/suburban to a sporting event or a school field trip, please make sure that they bring a mask to wear.



Make a gift to Saints Annual Appeal

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Saints Annual Appeal Kickoff and BBQ a success. A special thank you to our early donors. Participation at every level is the key to a successful campaign and reaching our goal to completely fund student life programs this year. 



Friday, September 24, 2021

Commons from 5:00-6:15 PM

Link to Register

Volunteer to help setup and serve. 2021-22 Parent Volunteer Form


Donate to the Auction before Friday, September 22  and your name is entered into the $1,000 tuition voucher drawing. The winner will be announced at halftime during the Saints vs. Tigers Varsity Football Game. Items can be left at the main office. Be sure to attach your donor form. Donor Form

The Live Auction Committee needs your help. Do you or your company have access to a Sporting KC suite or Sprint Founders Club seating or Suite? if so, contact Live Auction Chair, Kevin Mallot, [email protected]


Saints Spirit Summer 2021
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