The Inside Ride 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are expected to be in their full STA uniform tomorrow. Riders will be called down at 9:30 so they can get changed for the event. At the end of the Inside Ride event students are to change back into their STA uniform and attend their 5th period class.

Hey Raiders. The Inside Ride is happening at STA on November 22. Get your teams together and listen to announcements for more information. Go to staFALL.theinsideride.com to register.

Permission form dates need to be changed to November 22 and initialed by parents. 

Save the Date - STA oak IR 2017

Capture Oakville Photography Contest

Grade 9 student Jack Kukolic is a finalist in two categories in the annual Capture Oakville  Photography Contest open to all residents of Ontario. As a youth artist over the last few years, Jack has had the opportunity to work on a number of incredible projects, both within the field of photography/cinematography and outside of it. This has allowed him to grow and establish himself within the industry. You can learn more about Jack at https://www.jackkukolic.com.

Report Cards

Mid-term Report Cards were distributed to students on Thursday November 16. Please take some time to review your learning skills and marks. Reflect on your successes and consider what improvements you can make as you move towards the end of the school year.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Lunches will be merry and bright when you come out and get festive with our grade nine musicians on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Atrium during third lunch – now until the Christmas Break.

Embrace the season and let your lunches be full of holiday cheer.  Get a preview of their musical stylings as these students prepare the stage for the Christmas play, December 12-14. You can also purchase tickets to the Rock the Halls show during lunch a this time!

Ensemble 1: Michael (Sax), Jack (Baritone), Will (Bells), Rebecca (Flute), Merna (Flute)

Ensemble 2: David (Bells/Percussion), Sean (Sax), Hadley (Clarinet), Brooke (Clarinet), Edward (Trumpet)

Ensemble 3: Ellie, Emma, Victoria (Flutes), Paress (Clarinet)

Jack Kukolic, our in house photographer and cinematographer, will be chronicling this effort in the form of photos and video footage. Check our Music Program Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/staoakmusic/.

‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’ Student Contest

We are pleased to let you know that the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 9 through November 30, 2017.

Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions, how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas.

Students are encouraged to submit entries in the following three (3) categories:

• Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)
• Original song
• Short video

New this year ~ submissions will be considered in four (4) student groups during the judging and voting process, as follows:
• Primary (K-3)
• Junior (4-6)
• Intermediate (7-8)
• Secondary (9-12)

For more information about the contest and submission requirements, please visit the Board’s website: http://bit.ly/keeping-christ

The deadline for entries is on: November 30, 2017.

Have a Question?
If you have any questions about the contest or are looking for assistance, please feel free to email us at: communications@hcdsb.org or contact us by using the hashtag: #KeepingChrist on Twitter, or post a comment on our Facebook page.

We look forward to showcasing the creative talents of our students!

First in Canada

Congratulation Jack and Jameson. Jack came 2nd in his solo competition and his 8-hand team came first as did his 4-hand team at the Eastern Canadian Irish Dance Championships. Amazing Results!

 

Students Expected to Be in Full Uniform Effective November 6, 2017

On August 31st an email was sent indicating that students impacted by uniform backorders would be  allowed to attend school in partial uniform until ISW was able to fill the uniform orders. Now that  the bulk of backorders that were in place at the start of the school year have been filled, we will  resume our expectation that all students be in full uniform, beginning Monday, November 6th .

 Please click here for more information.

To view the STA Uniform and Dress Code, click here.

2017-18 SpeakUp Project Grants are now open!

What are SpeakUp Projects?

SpeakUp Projects are part of the Ministry of Education’s Student Voice strategy. Student Voice aims to promote student engagement and success in Ontario’s schools by listening to and learning from students.

Student Voice supports students in sharing ideas and collaborating with others to shape their educational experience. SpeakUp Projects grants of up to $2,500 are available to help students lead projects that make a difference in their schools.

SpeakUp Projects also support the government’s Renewed Vision for Education, Achieving Excellence by encouraging students to focus their project ideas on the core goals for education:

  • Achieving excellence
  • Ensuring equity
  • Promoting well-being
  • Enhancing public confidence.

These four goals are interconnected – success in one contributes to success in the others. When students share their ideas, gain skills and collaborate with school, staff and community partners to implement SpeakUp Projects, the whole education system can benefit.

For more information, click here or go to:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/projects.html

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening

On Thursday November 9, at 6:00PM, Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to learn more about the great opportunities St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School has to offer – from academics and trades to sports, music and art.

Our parent information night includes a presentation about the high school, its programs and the registration process. Both parents and their children can also tour the school and ask the principal and teachers more about programs and other opportunities.

From 6PM to 7PM current STA students will showcase clubs and teams. Parents and students in Grade 8 are invited to the atrium to view and discuss opportunities with students.

At 7PM in the gymnasium, will begin our presentation and review of the course catalog, option sheet and registration procedure for the 2018-2019 school year.

STA Fall Food Drive

FALL FOOD DRIVE:

OCTOBER 23 TO OCT. 31st, 2017!

BRING IN FOOD ITEMS TO HELP OUR LOCAL FOOD BANKS.  LET’S FILL THEIR SHELVES AND HELP THEM FEED OUR NEIGHBOURS!

WE SCARE HUNGER: HALLOWEEN NIGHT

REGISTER A TEAM OF 3-4 PEOPLE, AND GO DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR FOOD DONATIONS, THEN BRING THESE TO THE SCHOOL WHERE THEY WILL BE SORTED!
REGISTER YOUR CAR TEAMS WITH MS. RERECICH

BY OCTOBER 23, 2017. 

SEE THE URL FOR THE GOOGLE DOC ON POSTERS AROUND THE SCHOOL!