Important Information

School Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tutoring:  Monday—Thursday, 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Middle School Entrance Policy

  • MS doors will be unlocked between 7:15 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.
  • If your son needs to arrive before 7:15 a.m., he may use the high school main entrance doors.
  • The inner set of MS doors will be locked from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • If you need to enter the MS doors between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., there is a doorbell.

Middle School Commons

The Middle School is closed to students at 3:30 p.m. each day. Students may remain in the Middle School only if involved in a Middle School activity or tutoring with a faculty member.

Cell Phones

Middle School students are not allowed to carry a cell phone on their person or in their backpack during the school day. The phones should either be locked up in their locker or turned in to the MS office (preferable). Important calls may be made or received, with permission, in the MS office.

Magazine Drive

This is the only Middle School fundraiser of the year. Any subscriptions can also be renewed! If your son is in the 7th grade, 40% of his sales will be deducted from his cost of the three-day field trip to Camp Audubon in February. If your son is in the 8th grade, 40% of his sales will go to offset general field trip expenses. Follow this link to order!

Field Trips

The eighth grade English classes have planned a field trip to Park Square Theatre on Tuesday, November 7th to see John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. 

The bus will leave STA at 9:15 a.m. and return to STA at 1:00 p.m.  Your son will have  lunch at school when he returns. 

Please fill out the permission slip and return it along with $20.00 to the Middle School office by Monday, October 30th.  Cost includes theater ticket and bus expense.  Checks should be made payable to “Saint Thomas Academy”.  Cash is also accepted.

Field_trip_permission_for_park_square_theatre.pdf

Please do not let financial reasons keep your son from attending this field trip.  You may contact me at 651-683-1578 or jjurkovich@cadets.com to request financial assistance.

 

Theater

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AUDITIONS – Thursday, December 14th

3:15 – 5:30 p.m. – Visitation School – Choir Room 

We are looking for many actors and actresses to participate in the show! We want everyone to experience the positive teamwork and thrill of participating in this exciting musical!

AGRABAH

Welcome to Agrabah, an Arabian city of mystery and enchantment.  Agrabah is the central location of the popular Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, ALADDIN.

The city is known for its Grand Palace and bustling marketplace. It is also known for its adventure, intrigue - and the magic carpet! 

PLOT

“When street - urchin Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil Jafar, has other plans for the lamp, and for Princess Jasmine. Can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn't quite what he appears to be?” 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Director, Stephen Houtz would like everyone to prepare a 16-bar song for the audition. Even if it’s just singing happy birthday or jingle bells. No pressure at all.  For those of you who are wanting a lead part, I would prepare a song.  The audition process also involves reading a scene from the script.

Please bring an up-dated picture of yourself and know your conflicts during the month of January and February.

PERFORMANCE DATES – February 22nd, 23rd and the 24th, 2018. 7:00 p.m. Tickets can only be sold at the door.

WORKSHOP WITH THE DIRECTOR – Friday, November 17th

On Friday, Stephen is coming to all my music classes to talk about the audition process for ALADDIN JR. - specifically how one should prepare for it. If there is time, we might even do some IMPROV games. Professional theater tips, and a lot of fun!

REHEASALS:  Monday – Friday 3:15 – 5:00 pm. We do not rehearse on the weekends.

Questions? Please contact Julia Fahey at jfahey@vischool.org or call me at 651-683-1700.