St. Thomas Aquinas

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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Meet Hannah, Visionary Girl Award Recipient

Hannah thrives on helping others and giving back to her community. Read more about this great kid! Q. You were chosen for the Visionary Girl Award, what is that and what did you do to earn it? A. It’s an award when a girl helps a lot in her community. I have helped my community by donating things to the …

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Gavin Gains Life Skills and Core Values Through Golf

The First Tee has not only taught Gavin the game of golf, but also important life skills and core values which include; honesty, perseverance, integrity, and sportsmanship to name a few. The game of golf has immensely benefited Gavin and he hopes to continue playing for many years to come. Q. How long have you been playing Golf? A. I …

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Honors Given at Saint Thomas Aquinas

Congratulations to our eighth graders Isabel Gomez, Matthew Scheller, Jr., and Christy Tran who placed in Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest in the Tolleson Post. The essay was entitled “Why I appreciate America’s Veterans.” Great job Wildcats! Q. How did you feel when you learned you placed in the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest? A. Isabel: …

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Taylor Stays Busy with Sports and Academics

Soccer, Crossfit, and the National Junior Honor Society are just a few of the things that Taylor excels at. Read about her recent experience at the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition! You recently competed in the Team Championships for the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition, tell us a little about that. The Punt Pass Kick Competition was really fun, but pretty nerve …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Service Club Strives to Make a Difference

As part of National Make a Difference Day, the St. Thomas Aquinas School Service Club made a difference in the life of an elderly, low-income homeowner in Avondale. We cleaned-up and painted the exterior of their single-story home over 2 weekends in October. We did it with a hard-working team of 26 students, 15 parents, and donated supplies from Rebuilding …

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Cole Talks NJHS and Orchestra

Q. Tell us about your involvement with NJHS? A. I was inducted into NJHS the end of 6th grade. I was the Vice President of NJHS at St. Thomas Aquinas last year. Q. What have you learned this year being in NJHS? What do you enjoy most about being a part of this club? A. I have learned how to …

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Matthew Travels to Dominican Republic to Donate Clothes to Orphanges

Q. How long were you in the Dominican Republic? A. I was in the Dominican Republic with my family for six days. Q. How did it feel helping those in need? A. It felt really good to help the people in need because it was really good to know that we clothed someone or fed a family for at least a …

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