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May 12, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 
 
 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, May 13
EVEN Schedule

Monday, May 16
ODD Schedule

Tuesday, May 17
EVEN Schedule

Wednesday, May 18
ODD Schedule
KSHSAA Physicals: 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 19
NOON DISMISSAL
EVEN Schedule
Office Hours: 12:45-3:00 PM

Friday, May 20
NOON DISMISSAL
ODD Schedule
Office Hours: 12:45-3:00 PM
 
CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATES
GRADUATION AND BACCALAUREATE MASS PHOTOS
WATCH THE CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION CEREMONY
LIST OF 2022 SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS GRADUATES
LIST OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES AND POST-SECONDARY PLANS
 
ADMINISTRATION
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
Finals Schedule
Finals this spring are NOT in the order listed on the handbook calendar.  Here is the correct order:

Monday, May 23
  Hour 1  8:00
  Hour 2  9:45

Tuesday, May 24
  Hour 4  8:00
  Hour 5  9:45
  Break  11:15-11:45
  Hour 6  11:45

Wednesday, May 25
  Hour 7  8:00
  Hour 8  9:45

Donations of gently used uniforms and spirit wear
The Spirit Shop will accept gently used uniforms and spirit wear now through July 1st. Place donated items in the bin located outside the shop or drop off at the nearest office. Thank you!

Parent Guild Used Uniform Sale
Friday, July 22 from 10:00 AM through sellout.
Representatives from Parent Guild will run a sale of gently used uniform and spirit wear in the Commons on July 22 from 10 AM through sellout.

New Uniforms in the Spirit Shop
The Spirit Shop will have extended hours on July 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturday, July 23, 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon for parents to shop for new uniforms. 

The Spirit Shop is available all summer long for appointments. Contact Serena Price. Evening and weekend appointments are available. 
Spirit Shop: 913-319-2434
Email: 
[email protected]
 
FAITH & SERVICE
Rosemary Maher Saints Walk for Life
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Saint Thomas Aquinas Community for the most generous support of the Rosemary Maher - Saints Walk for Life.
It was a beautiful day for a witness walk, in our purple “Yes, VALUE Them Both” t-shirts, through Overland Park, KS. We had nearly 300 walkers, many volunteer parents and the Knights of Columbus participate. We traveled down College Blvd, from Aquinas to Advice & Aid, off of Roe Blvd, safely with help from the Knights and then enjoyed a hotdog picnic put on by our parents. Many who did not walk sent in donations in support of our walk and we raised thousands of dollars to send to the many Pregnancy Help Clinics in our community.

Again, thanks to all that participated, helped and donated to this most important cause. God Bless you all!

Thank you to all our many Sponsors and volunteers!! 
ROSEMARY MAHER WALK FOR LIFE PHOTOS
 
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to freshman Loren Perbix for finishing 16th in the International Model Bridge Building competition held on May 7th in Moscow, PA. Lorens bridge weighed 13.4 grams and held 23.31 Kilograms for an efficiency of 1742.15!
Great job Loren!
Key Club Board for the 2022-2023 School Year 
Our Key Club celebrated an extremely successful year at our awards banquet on Tuesday, May 3rd. We also introduced our Key Club Board for next school year. Congratulations to the following Key Club members:
President Mary Kate Phelan
Vice President Anna Rhodus
Returning Secretary Mathias Glickley
Treasurer Turner Cuellar
Returning Editor Janie Krumm
Webmaster Suzanne Loomis
Returning District Board Division 9 Lieutenant Governor Brandy Herhusky
Senior class representatives Grace Kelley and Brooke Kish
and
Junior class representative Cole Cuellar
 
Incoming sophomores Alyssa Bryer, Kayla Prothe, and Nicolas Ramirez will also be assisting with next year’s board.
 
Finally, we have had such a fantastic year because of our amazing senior class, particularly outgoing co-Presidents Matt Holzmeister and Kaylien Do, District Board Governor Tim Theisen, Treasurer Emily Eckerberg, Webmaster Ella Hoffman, and Senior reps Emily Jurgensmeyer and Olivia White, as well as Kansas’s Key Clubber of the Year, Evie Collier.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS


April showers bring May flowers and what better way to enjoy the weather than joining us for our Saints Golf Classic, May 23rd at Falcon Ridge! The Golf Classic is in memory of Coach Mirocke and all funds go to our Guardian Angel Fund. Make it a day to remember with a group of four friends! 

Organize your foursomes for the Saints Golf Classic. For more details go to www.stasaints.net/saintsgolfclassic

To register, donate a prize or support the Guardian Angel Fund, use this link or the QR code. 

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE SAINTS GOLF CLASSIC
Parent Volunteers
The best way to meet more parents and feel a part of the Saints community is to become involved and volunteer at Parent Guild, Extravaganza, and the Advancement Department events.

A volunteer form for the 2022-23 academic year is open. These are the first names to be contacted when the committee chairs are planning all the fun events for our parent community. It is also a great source for your calendar “Save the Dates”. 
PARENT VOLUNTEER FORMS
 
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Camps and also the Strength, Speed & Agility Program registration is open!  

Please visit our website to check out what is offered this summer!

And if you have grade school aged children, our Grade School Summer Camp registration is also open!

We are excited to offer activity camp favorites in baking, break out boxes (similar to escape room puzzles), candy making, cheer, dance, and show choir. Back from last year is a popular S.T.E.M. camp which provides a week of fun activities designed to teach concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  

As with all of our camps, kids will have fun while learning skills, games, techniques and concepts specific to each sport and activity.  We would like to invite your grade school-aged children and their friends to experience one of those camps first hand. Please visit our website to check out what programs are offered this summer and to register online.
CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CAMPS
Writer's Boot Camp
Are you looking to help your incoming freshman student prepare for high school English? If so, look no further! Ms. Claire Smeltzer and Ms. Sophie Ojile will be offering three one-week Writer’s Boot Camp sessions this summer. See the attached flier for information on registration! 
WRITERS BOOT CAMP
College Application Workshop
COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
 
STUDENT LIFE
Sports Physicals for 2022-23 School Year
We will be offering physicals on May 18, 2022 in the STA Athletic Training Room from 5:00-7:00 PM, at the cost of $40. Half of the fees collected are returned to the Saint Thomas Aquinas Athletics Program. This is the perfect opportunity to get your child's KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical done and out of the way. If you are interested in participating in this, please download the physical docs prior and complete all that you can. Send the docs with your student on the 18.
PHYSICAL FORMS
The Traveling Saints
Please keep our traveling Saints in your prayers for safe travels and wish them well:
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Tennis student, Russell Lokko, has qualified for State Tennis in Topeka May 13 and May 14, 2022.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Rugby Team participates in Kansas State Rugby in Lawrence on May 14, 2022

The Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Club Rugby Team travels to Elkhart, IN for Nationals beginning May 18, 2022.

EKL and Regionals!
During the next week there will be many Spring Sport competitions as our teams participate in Eastern Kansas League (EKL) and Regional Tournaments.  Please utilize rSchool for all schedules to find when and where games will be played.
 
 
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]