St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas Third Graders Get Poems Published

Seventeen of the third graders at St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School were chosen to have their poems published in the 2016 Fall edition of Creative Communication’s A Celebration of Young Writers. The students wrote original haiku poems as a class assignment in the fall and many chose to enter them in the contest. The results were just announced in late …

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Ava, The State Winner of The NFL’s Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

Ava not only was the state winner in her age group for the NFL’s Punt Pass and Kick (PPK) competition her score also placed her in the top four in the nation! Because of placing in the top four, she won an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando, FL to attend the NFL Pro-Bowl game and a day a Disney World. …

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Seventh Grader at Saint Thomas Aquinas Starts Letter Writing Campaign For Troops

Q. You do a few community outreach activities, tell us about them? A. I really love to do community outreach activities. Besides serving for some local community services like AZ Small Dog Rescue, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and Feed My Starving Children, I started three projects of my own. They were Letter Writing Campaign for Operation …

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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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