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January 27, 2022 Parent Newsletter



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Friday, January 28
ODD Schedule
Forensics Tournament

Monday, January 31
EVEN Schedule
Catholic Schools Week Begins
Dress Up: Middle School

Tuesday, February 1
ODD Schedule
Dress Up: Class Shirt

Wednesday, February 2
Faculty Faith Formation
StuCo Pancake Breakfast
EVEN Schedule
Dress Up: College Shirt
National Letter of Intent Ceremony - 3:10 PM

Thursday, February 3
Faculty Meetings
ODD Schedule
Dress Up: Pajamas Day

Friday, February 4
EVEN Schedule
Dress Up: Spirit Day

February 14
School in session, EVEN day

February 21
Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM



Dear Parents and Students,

People are amazing. What we are capable of when we put our minds to it is mind-blowing....

Saints Teens for Life March in Washington, DC

Hopefully, you were able to see our Saints Teens for Life group at the National March for Life in Washington DC. We were front in center at the rally before the March. 61 students and 10 adult chaperones got to the Rally early and enjoyed an engaging treat of Christian Music, stories shared of loss and victory with respect to abortions and how these have effected their lives. Fr Mike Schimtz gave a great talk encouraging us to share our experiences and “Change Hearts”.  Then we marched to the Supreme Court.  We also visited the Holocaust Museum to compare these two tragedies.  We saw the Monuments, the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the Bible Museum, and watched and discussed the Movie “Unplanned”.  Hearts were moved and changed.  

Upcoming events for Teens for Life are 40 Days for Life Prayer, The Annual Saints Walk for Life (raising money for local pregnancy help centers). We would love your support in these activities. Watch for Information.  Thank you! 

Course Selections For 2022-2023 School Year

Students are bringing home packets by the end of the week for Course Selection for the next academic school year. There is a lot of information included in the packet to help families understand the best way to proceed in choosing classes. Please take the time to look over the information and discuss with your son or daughter what courses they are interested in taking next year.

Current Student Enrollment
The deadline for current student enrollment is January 31, 2022. The enrollment fee is $250. In addition to enrolling in Skyward you must also complete financial enrollment in FACTS by choosing the tuition payment plan option for the 22-23 school year that best fits your family budget. Thanks in advance if you have already completed the enrollment process. Please contact Dawn Bellau at 913-319-2408 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

2022-2023 Anchor Dates
    Below are the Anchor Dates for the 2022-2023 school year. While we don’t anticipate having to make any changes to these dates, they are subject to change.


Invitation for Parents: Success Beyond School

We are delighted to announce the first events in our Success Beyond School series for 2022. These are free-of-charge, live online seminars featuring career experts, designed to help parents amplify their children’s career potential.

We have 5 fantastic seminars this term, including topics such as 'how to help your child choose their career' and 'how to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs.' These events are for parents of students aged 12-18 and are free to attend.
View All & Register
We kindly ask you to forward this email to relevant students and parents so they can register their places now. A PDF version of this email is here.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday 9th February: Making it in Medical Sciences
Expert advice on breaking into medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. 

Wednesday 9th March: Women in Business
Inspiring entrepreneurship in our young women

Wednesday 23rd March: The Ultimate Career Experience
Everything you need to know about InvestIN's life-changing Summer Experiences
Wednesday 6th April: The Career Workshop
Helping your child to choose their future with confidence

Wednesday 4th May: Through the Magnifying Glass
Uncover your child's future in forensic science
Register Now
About InvestIN
Over 50,000 students from 100+ countries have already taken advantage of InvestIN's once-in-a-lifetime career programmes designed to help students make confident choices about their futures. Learn from expert professionals, gain top career coaching and experience unparalleled industry simulations not normally available to school students. Find out more below.
Learn More


Saints Brigade
Saints Brigade Band and Drumline will be performing at St. Joseph Catholic School in Shawnee as part of Catholic Schools Week on Wednesday, February. 2.

The Performing Arts Department proudly presents

February 17, 18, 19 2022
Tickets are only $6
To purchase visit

WPA Dance - Saturday, February 12
We are excited to have WPA on Saturday, February 12th.  Here are a few reminders to make sure everyone is ready for the dance!...



Parents of Senior Students – National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Parents, please encourage your Senior student who would like to participate in a mock signing ceremony on Wednesday February 2, 2022, to please stop by the Student Life Office to get on our list of participants. The ceremony is for Senior student athletes who have committed to play a sport at the collegiate level. The ceremony will be held right after school in the Theater.

Forensics Tournament 
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School is hosting a Forensics Tournament January 28-29, 2022. 

The Traveling Saints!
Please keep our traveling Saints in your prayers for safe travels and wish them well:
Boys Swim  travels to Wichita on January 28 and 29, 2022 for a Swim Meet at Garvey Aquatic Center.
Saintsations and Swingin’ Saints Show Choirs travel to Omaha, Nebraska January 28-30, 2022 for the Westside High School Show Choir competition.

Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Friday, January 28, 2022
3:30 PM– STA Varsity Wrestling vs Mill Valley Dual in the Main Gym. No admission fee.
5:30 PM – STA  JV Girls Basketball vs Jefferson City High School in the Main Gym
7:00 PM – STA Varsity Girls Basketball vs Jefferson City High School in the Main Gym
Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices for JV/Varsity are: $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

Monday, January 31, 2022
STA vs Bishop Miege – Girls Basketball C Team at 6:00 PM in the AUX Gym

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
4:00 PM – STA JV Girls Basketball vs St. James Academy in the AUX Gym
4:00 PM – STA JV Boys Basketball vs St. James Academy in the Main Gym
5:30 PM – STA Varsity Girls Basketball vs St. James Academy in the Main Gym
5:30 PM – STA Freshman A Boys Basketball vs St. James Academy in the AUX Gym
7:00 PM – STA Girls Basketball C Team vs St. James Academy in the AUX Gym
7:00 PM – STA Varsity Boys Basketball vs St. James Academy in the Main Gym
Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices for JV/Varsity are:  $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12) for games played in the Main gym.  

Student Planners and Student IDs
If your son/daughter has lost their Student Planner and/or Student ID, they may purchase a new one for $5. Students may visit the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Student Life Office located in Senior Hallway for assistance.


Coat Drive

Many thanks to the entire Aquinas community for your support of the History Club Coat Drive! More than 70 coats and over $2,000 was collected to support Catholic Charities Refugee Services. We hope to make this an annual event as we honor Dr. King and his legacy of service each January. God bless and Go Saints!

Power Prep 
Registration URL/Code:
Sale Price: $85
Sale Ends: 2/9/22
Regular Price: $95

*Saint Thomas Aquinas do not endorse any prep company, but rather share info as received.

If you are a current parent and need to update your contact information, please contact:
Dawn Bellau

[email protected]