St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Schools’ Violin Club

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has a Violin Club that is directed by Ms. Erin Burley.  For over 6 years students have learned to play the violin using the Suszuki Method.  Ms. Burley directs anywhere from 20-25 students in this club ranging in grades from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Her students have recitals and play in concerts through the year.  …

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Zoe Talks About Her Passion for Volunteering

Q. You have volunteered multiple times. Tell us about them? A. I love volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul children’s tutoring area. When the children read a whole book by themselves, they are so joyful. It is that connection that is made with volunteering that I love. I enjoy going to the local food banks and giving my time to …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Student, Nathan, Gets Chosen as Finalist for his Poem

Nathan was chosen as a finalist for his poem ” Golden Gate” a poetry contest through Creative Communications (U.S and Canada). His poem will be published in the Spring 2016 edition out in September. Q. Tell us about the poetry contest you recently entered? A. It was a poetry competition open to contestants from the USA and Canada. My English …

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Hannah Mack and Maddie Klei Donate Their Time to Homeless Youth Connection

St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School students, Hannah Mack and Maddie Klei are in 4th grade. A local non-profit, Homeless Youth Connection, for completing a service project for them, recognized the girls this year. Over the last year and a half, Hannah and Maddie made birthday bags and cards each month for the homeless teens. Dawn Bogart, Executive Director, said “We …

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Saint Thomas the Aquinas student, Aidan, places in State Nat’l Geographic Bee

Aidan competed in his school National Geographic Bee and won. In the next stage of the competition, he took an online test and then advanced to the state competition. He will compete in the Arizona National Geographic State Bee on April 1, 2016. Q: Tell us about your recent National Geographic Bee win? A: After I won my class Geography …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas School Students Place in VFW Essay Contest

Every year, the students of St. Thomas Aquinas participate in the VFW (Veteran of Foreign Wars) essay contest. The Tolleson VFW sponsors it. This year’s theme was “What freedom means to me.” This contest is open to any student in a public school or private. St. Thomas Aquinas is very proud of their students and their reflections in their essays …

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Meet Emmie, Cardinals’ Punt, Pass, and Kick Champ

Emmie won the Arizona Cardinals 12-13 year-old girls’ Championship for the NFL’s Punt, Pass, and Kick competition. Q. How do you feel about winning the 12-13 year old girls championship for the NFL punt, pass and kick competition? A. I am proud. I am also happy to represent my school, St. Thomas Aquinas, my soccer team, and Litchfield Park. Q. …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Awarded $5000 Grant

St. Thomas Aquinas was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Cardinals Donate to Educate program. The grant was written by one of our second grade teachers, Mrs. Goto. The grant money has been used to purchase FOSS science kits for grades K-5. The kits include all the materials to conduct many science based investigations, books for the students …

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Meet Nicolas and Sterling, Litchfield Little League All Stars

Both Nicolas and Sterling have attended STA since three year old preschool. They are both honor roll students (achieving all As and Bs). Nicolas pitches and plays first base. Sterling plays third base and right field. Q. What is the best thing about attending STA? A. Nicolas: I like the teachers and the faculty. Everyone is friendly and nice. I also have …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Visits Catholic Missions

St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School has a unique tradition of taking the seventh and eighth graders on a five day Mission trip to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos, New Mexico where they spend time exploring some of the first missions of the Catholic church and its traditions. Much time is spent reflecting on the art and history of life in the 1700s and …

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