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DiSTAnce Learning Digest

Distance Learning Survey - Your Feedback Requested!

We value your feedback as we review our processes and make sure we are meeting the needs of all of our students as we make plans for the future. Please take our Distance Learning survey here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are have been working to engage your body.  See recipes and more here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we have been working to keep your spirits lifted.  Click here to see Father Pavlak's final video of the school year.

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Mind!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your mind.  See what we are featuring here!  This week, we thank Mr. Justin Hager!

Distance Learning with the Choir!

Mrs. Julia Fahey has continued to work with the Saint Thomas Academy Choir during DiSTAnce Learning.  See their work here!

Mark Your Calendars! Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive on June 12

Mark your calendar for the Red Cross Blood Drive at Saint Thomas Academy in Vince Flynn Hall on Friday, June 12.  Volunteers are asked to schedule a time between 3:00 - 8:00 PM to make their much needed donation.   Read more here!

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our last Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Distance Learning in US History Class

When in-person classes were abruptly cancelled, many teachers had to modify their curriculum materials. In U.S. History, we were just getting to the point in which major events have been preserved on film. Continue reading

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Mind!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your mind.  See what we are featuring here!  This week, we thank our student bloggers!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your body.  See recipes and more here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your spirit, click here to see new videos from Father Pavlak.

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Mark Your Calendars! Red Cross Hosts Blood Drive on June 12

Mark your calendar for the Red Cross Blood Drive at Saint Thomas Academy in Vince Flynn Hall on Friday, June 12.  Volunteers are asked to schedule a time between 3:00 - 8:00 PM to make their much needed donation.   Read more here!

Middle School DiSTAnce Learning - All About Leaves!

Mrs. Clausen is sharing the results of a distance learning project with her 7th graders.  She really wanted to highlight that there is quality learning taking place at home, even though the venue looks little different from school!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your spirit, click here to see the final Mothers' Club third Wednesday Mass of the school year.

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your body.  See recipes and more here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Mind!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your mind.  See what we are featuring here!  This week, it's a puppy!

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Senior Project: Food Drive a Success!

Our seniors hosted an inspiring school-wide parade on Wednesday, May 6, providing a means for students and teachers to greet each other and to support a St. Paul food shelf.  See the highlight video here!

Campus Ministry: Creation of the Crosses

The 2019-20 campus ministers took on the task of making crosses for the Stations of the Cross Lenten prayer service this year. See the crosses here.

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Mind!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your mind.  See what we are featuring here!  This week, it's a good question that Mr. Hager asked his english class!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your body.  See more here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your spirit, see more here!

Read the Citation, Now Online!

We are proud to present our very first digital Citation issue! This Spring edition features a wide topical spectrum of articles. See more here

A Day in the Life of a Middle Schooler

Learn about our upcoming event for prospective Middle Students!  Experience a typical Middle School day through the eyes of a student.  Join us as he shares his day with you, from classes, to formation, lunch and after school activities. See more here

Virtual Art Show!

Each year, the Saint Thomas Academy Art Show showcases the artistic work of cadets. This year's virtual show highlights a selection of student work and recognizes the creativity and hard work students have put into the areas of Fine Arts and Digital Arts throughout the school year. See more here.

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Final Assignment - Fortitude, Courage, Gratitude and Humility - Exemplary Character Personified

Col. Neil Hetherington shares more about the final assignment he has given to his seniors.  Read more here.

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your body.  See more here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your spirit, see more here!

Parade Food Drive

Join the Class of 2020 and your Saint Thomas Academy teachers for a parade food drive on May 6!  See all of the details here

Middle School DiSTAnce Learning - Earth Day!

Recently, Mrs. Clausen asked her 7th grade Life Science students to make a poster for Earth Day.  The poster needed to highlight an environmental issue that was important to them as a way to celebrate Earth Day and draw awareness to environmental issues.  See the winners here!

Military Leadership - DiSTAnce Learning This Week

Col. Neil Hetherington has his seniors working on their final assignment.  He has the cadets learning about the youngest Medal of Honor recipient, Kyle Carpenter.  Read more here.

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your spirit, see more here!

An Open Letter to Cadet Student-Athletes

Coach Luke Marks shares an open letter to all cadet student-athletes.  Read his words here.

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your body.  See more here!

Did You Miss the Webinar from Today?

The Saint Thomas Academy Counseling Department recently hosted an online presentation and discussion on common mental health challenges that may present during this time of social isolation and distance learning.  Read more about the webinar here.

Middle School DiSTAnce Learning - Chinese!

The World Language faculty members are working hard to keep students practicing the language skills they are learning while at home.  See more this week on what our Middle School students are doing in Chinese!

Middle School DiSTAnce Learning!

The Physical Education faculty members like to think of Distance Learning as "Activity Learning", read more about how they are doing just this in class!

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read this week's tip!

Reflections on SY 2019-2020: The Year of the Cadet Noncommissioned Officer

Since the time of the American Revolution, the US Army’s noncommissioned officer (NCO) corps has distinguished itself as a corps of professional soldiers dedicated to the morale, welfare and training of soldiers to accomplish the army’s mission.  Read more from SFC Doug Hurd

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Spirit!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your spirit, see more here!

Saint Thomas Academy: Engaging the Body!

During DiSTAnce Learning we are working to engage your body.  See more here!

Weekly Contests!

For the past few weeks, Saint Thomas Academy has been hosting fun, engaging contests on social media and via email for the Upper School, Middle School, faculty and staff.  Each week a new contest is shared and entries are encouraged.  Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the contests and winners.  See this past week's winners here.

Did You Miss the Webinar?

The Saint Thomas Academy Counseling Department  recently hosted an online presentation and discussion on the “Changing Parenting Roles in Response to COVID-19” on April 14. Find the webinar in its entirety here.

Admissions Tours and Events - Live!

Although we currently cannot show prospective families our gorgeous campus, or introduce them to our teachers and students in person, we can still give a glimpse of our Saint Thomas Academy experience through a virtual tour and several upcoming events.  See for yourself here!

Westlake Featured on Good Morning America

Since WCCO-TV shared this story last week, Mark Westlake and a team of dedicated teachers and students have been busy making face shields on their 3D printers across the country.  This past weekend, the story was picked up nationally by ABC and Saint Thomas Academy alum Devin Dwyer '01.  Read more and see the news coverage here

Share Your Prayer Requests

During these unprecedented times, we know that the power of prayer can connect us.  The Mothers' Club leads a prayer chain throughout the year and welcomes your prayer requests. See more here

The Innovation Center: Helping Healthcare Workers Across the Country

Innovation Center Director Mark Westlake has been keeping busy while the Innovation Center is quiet, with students Distance Learning from home.  Westlake and his fellow MIT Master Teacher, Doug Scott from the Boston area teamed up to make protective face shields for healthcare workers.  Read more and see the news coverage here

Father Son Banquet: Keynote Address

This past Sunday would have been the annual Father Son Banquet.  Despite the event not taking place, we are still able to bring you the keynote address from Pat Eilers '85.  Watch the video here

Leading Through Fear and Uncertainty

Col. Hetherington shares his thoughts on "Leading Through Fear and Uncertainty" during these challenging times.  See what he shared with senior cadets this past week in his military education class.  Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of you have asked and we have answered, see more about our DiSTAnce Learning Frequently Asked Questions section on cadets.com.  Show me the questions

System Status Notifications

Saint Thomas Academy is continually monitoring our systems.  See where to find information on current status of platforms.  Show me where to find

Tech Tip of the Week

With family members learning and working from home, technology is connecting us all.  See our Tech Tip of the Week from Mrs. Monosmith.  Read the tip here!

Saint Thomas Academy Virtual Admissions Events!

Saint Thomas Academy will continue to provide opportunities to experience our community, albeit virtually!  Our April events will take place as scheduled but now in a virtual format.  Details can be found on our website and RSVP's are still encouraged.  

See the April events

College Counseling: The Search Process

Norma Gutierrez, Director of College Counseling has put together resources you can use in your college search process.  Read the tips here!