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March 24, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 
 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, March 25
EVEN Schedule

Saturday, March 26
Algebra Placement Test - 8:00 AM
Foreign Language Test - 9:40 AM
Trivia Challenge - 7:00 PM

Monday, March 28
ODD Schedule
Community Service All-School Mass - 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 29
Freshman, Sophomores and Seniors - NO SCHOOL
Juniors - Required ACT Test at Saint Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, March 30
9:15 AM START
Faculty Faith Formation
EVEN Schedule
Mass of Remembrance - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 31
9:15 AM START
Faculty Meetings
ODD Schedule

Friday, April 1
EVEN Schedule
National Art Honors Society Dress Down Day
 
A LETTER FROM ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KARA DiCARLO

Dear Parents and Students,

About seven years ago, on a retreat, I unexpectedly began a friendship with a woman named Ebie. Ebie was a faithful woman with a no-nonsense personality and a wicked sense of humor who would test limits, break rules, play a mean game of Rumikub, and indulge in her sweet treats and cheeseburgers at Steak & Shake... 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
 
ADMINISTRATION
2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School was built through the efforts and sacrifices of thousands of area families. We want Saint Thomas Aquinas to continue to be an affordable place for families to send their children for a quality, faith-filled Catholic secondary education...
TUITION AND FEES
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.
ANCHOR DATES
ADHD and Messy Rooms
Resources to help our Kids Thrive!
ADHD
FACTS
We are finishing the billing process for tuition for the 22-23 school year. We have over 98% of our families ready to go, so please review your account and make sure it is correct.

If you did not select a payment plan by March 18, 2022 you were automatically enrolled in the same payment plan you had for the 21-22 school year. If you want to select a different payment plan please log into your FACTS account or email Gina Haskett @ [email protected] with any changes. Please note the deadline has passed to select a 12 month payment plan. 
 
We will soon be billing student fees for the 22-23 school year. They are not due until July 31, 2022, however you are able to make payments on them until the due date.  Student fees cover all necessary items for students such as book rental, required testing, parking sticker (grades 10-12) PE uniform/lock (grade 9). All students receive a yearbook so there is no additional cost for this. Graduation fee for seniors will also be billed at this time. 
 
Student Fees:  $540.00 (9-12)
Graduation Fee:  $200 (12)
Project Graduation
 Hard to believe but Graduation will be here before you know it and we're happy to say that Project Graduation is going to happen this year provided we have parent volunteers.  For this great event to go on, we are in immediate need of volunteers to Co-chair Project Graduation for the Class of 2022!
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ACADEMICS
New final exam schedule
May 23: Hours 1, 2
May 24: Hours 4, 5, 6
May 25: Hours 7, 8




School Day ACT Exam (Juniors Only)

Saint Thomas Aquinas Commons
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
7:45 am to Noon
FAQ’s and Event Day details are found HERE
The exam is funded by the State of KS, there is no fee or registration required.
ACT INFORMATION
Graduation Announcements Delivery
Friday Mar 25, 2022

Graduation announcements for the Class of 2022 will be delivered during all lunches in the Commons on Friday, March 25, 2022. Seniors will be expected to pick up their orders at that time. 
 
FAITH & SERVICE
Rosemary Maher Saints Walk for Life 2022
The Saints Walk for Life is coming soon, Sunday, April 24,2022 starting at 1:00 PM and walking to Advice and Aid in Overland Park and ending with a Hot Dog Picnic.  

Students and families are invited to walk with us in support of life. You can participate by signing up to walk, making a sponsor donation to the walk, volunteering to help with the walk/picnic or donating to the picnic. The proceeds from this Walk support pregnancy centers and support centers in our community.

You can sign up or make a donation HERE and/or check the STA website homepage.

Come and Join the fun!!  Thank you for your support of Life. 

Any questions contact Barb Loughman at [email protected]
ROSEMARY MAHER SAINTS WALK FOR LIFE
Spring Break Mission Trip at Wyandotte Pregnancy Center
We had a great turn out for the Mission Trip, 25 students and 4 adults participated!  We learned about the work they do, we heard stories of clients that chose life, toured and saw their counseling rooms, sonogram machine and rooms with clothes and items needed for babies and kids for the support of women and children. We then went to work, cleaning, sorting and organizing donations and the areas. We also did some yard work and cleaned up the facility so it looks inviting to those coming for help. Thank you for your support of this service.
 

Join Us March 26th at 7:00 pm! 

Kansas City Chiefs legend Dustin Colquitt is coming to St. James Academy on March 26th at 7:00 pm!

That's right, Dustin and his wife Christia will be coming to St. James to speak on the crucial Kansas amendment "Value Them Both."

Join them for light appetizers and drinks, bring your adult friends, and learn about how we can pass this critical legislation.

*Please keep in mind that this event will be for adults 21 and older.

RSVP

 
Check out the video above to see a special invitation from the Colquitts!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Fish Fry
We will have the KU game broadcast during the Fish Fry!


 

FISH FRY
LAST CHANCE TO SIGNUP FOR THE TRIVIA CHALLENGE!
GET TICKETS FOR TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Mass of Remembrance
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. 
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception

The Mass of Remembrance honors those loved ones in our Saints community who have passed away, especially in 2019 - 2021. Please plan to arrive between 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. as attendees are invited to enter the name of their loved one in the Saints’ Book of Remembrance, light a votive, and place it on the altar before Mass begins. 

2022 Mass of Remembrance RSVP
 
STUDENT LIFE
The Traveling Saints
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School’s Dance Team will be competing at the American Dance/Drill Team Nationals at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas.  They will be traveling 3/24/22-3/27/22.

Key Club members are attending the Key Club State Convention 3/25/22-3/27/22 in Wichita, Kansas.


Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School!
Friday, March 25, 2022
6:00 PM – STA Girls Lacrosse C Team vs Bishop Miege at the STA Stadium
7:00 PM – STA Girls Lacrosse JV vs St. James Academy at the STA Stadium
8:15 PM STA Girls Lacrosse Varsity vs St. James Academy at the STA Stadium

Saturday, March 26, 2022
12:00 PM – STA Rugby vs Liberty at the STA Stadium.

Monday, March 28, 2022 
STA Girls Soccer MO-KAN Tournament begins, see the MO-KAN bracket in the newsletter. STA Girls Soccer Varsity vs. Notre Dame de Sion at 7:30 PM in the STA Stadium. Students, bring your Student ID for free admission! Ticket prices for JV/Varsity are: $7 per adult/$5 per student (K-12).  

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
4:30 PM STA Girls Soccer C Team vs Olathe Northwest at the STA Stadium.
6:30 PM STA Girls Soccer JV vs Olathe Northwest at the STA Stadium.
No admission fee for these games.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
STA Girls Soccer MO-KAN Tournament schedule based on outcomes of 3/28/22 games. Games will be held at the STA Stadium.

3:30 PM – STA Baseball JV vs Blue Valley Northwest High School (Double Header) – STA Baseball field
No admission fee for these games.

 
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION
If you are a current parent and need to update your contact information, please contact:
Dawn Bellau
913-319-2408
[email protected]