Middle School House Captains
Please join me in congratulating the following students on their newly appointed Middle School House Captain positions:
Andrew D - Mr. Byrne House
Shannon J - Father Doffing House
Grant K - Mr. Bassett House
Nick R - Archbishop Ireland House
Peter S - Archbishop Roach House
Elliot S - Mr. Fleischhacker House
These fine young men will undoubtedly lead their peers well this year. Congratulations, gentlemen!
Upcoming Dates to Note
September 25 - 29 - Homecoming Week - see below for out of uniform theme
October 3 - MS Haircut Inspection - see below for specifics
Wednesday, October 4 - Late Start, class begins at 9:30 a.m.
October 27 - Picture Day - Formal Uniform
Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals
If your child is arriving at school after 8:00 a.m. or needs to be picked up before 2:50 p.m., he will need to use Flynn Hall doors and check in or out with Mrs. Doran in attendance. Students will not be excused from the Middle School doors during the day. If your son is late due to a medical appointment, please be sure to bring in a note from the medical provider. These passes are readily available from the medical provider’s main reception desk upon departure. Please communicate all attendance needs to Mrs. Doran at email@example.com or 651-683-1511.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your son will be out of school. Please see STA Handbook for the details regarding STA’s attendance policies:
If absent or late, please email or call the attendance line (651-683-1511) to notify before 8 a.m. if possible
If late, your son should first report to Flynn Hall to get a pass
Your son is responsible for missed work. He should check “Unified Classroom” for assignments, email the teacher, ask a trusted friend
It was wonderful seeing so many grandparents in the building today! What an incredible gift to witness the boys sharing their experience as a cadet with their loved ones. It was truly a special day. Photos will be shared via a link to grandparents' emails and in the newsletter shortly.
Grooming/Hair Standards - Haircut inspection Tuesday, October 3
Master Sergeant Silsley will meet with all Middle School students on Friday to go over grooming and hair standards for students. A haircut inspection will be held on Tuesday, October 3 during Community Time. Students not in compliance will not be able to participate in co-curricular activities. The standards of Saint Thomas Academy, as they pertain to grooming, are now uniform for every student from the 6th through the 12th grade. If your son is going to attend this institution, we ask that you assist us in reinforcing these standards. The failure of a select few students (and yes, it is truly a select few) to comply with our regulations, is detracting from everyone's learning experiences. Hair and grooming standards can be reviewed here.
One of Saint Thomas Academy’s favorite weeks is just around the corner! Students may choose to participate in the out of uniform themes for the week (no hats, face paint or sandals). More information on the week’s festivities will be shared with students next week.
Out of Uniform themes are:
Monday 9/25: USA
Tuesday 9/26: College
Wednesday 9/27: House Colors
Thursday 9/28: Retro
Friday 9/29: Beach/Tropical
Middle School Bike Club
Mr. Weber is excited to lead a fall bike club for Middle School students! The first outing will hopefully take place on Tuesday, September 26, October 3, 10, and 17 from 3:30 - 4:45 pm. All rides will be on trails and roads with very little traffic. Students interested in participating must bring their own bike, bike lock, helmet, weather/activity appropriate clothing and shoes, emergency medication such as inhalers/epi-pen, and water bottles. Bikes may be brought to Flynn Hall and locked up for the day at the bike racks outside. It is the student’s responsibility to secure all items. Saint Thomas Academy is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged equipment. A permission slip is required for every student participating. Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Krivak in the Middle School office.
Mass and Confession Schedule
On rotation days B, D, G & H, Father Timothy will celebrate Mass in the Chapel at 7:15 a.m. All are welcome. Confession will be offered Monday - Thursday from 2:50 - 3:30 p.m.
Please read the stadium policy for supervision and ticketing policies at High School Athletic events. The following comes directly from our Athletic Event Ticket Page and coincides with the MSHSL policies:
In order to attend high school events, elementary and middle school students:
Must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times
Students are expected to sit with the parent or guardian they arrived with and to be supervised at all times. Please discuss these expectations with your child.
Youth ticket holders must be accompanied by an adult upon admission. If students show up without an adult, they will not be permitted to enter.
- Questions should be directed to Jacob Sand (email@example.com) in the Saint Thomas Academy Athletics Department
Middle School Arrival
Middle School doors will not be unlocked until 7:30 a.m. Students arriving before 7:30 a.m. should be dropped off at Flynn Hall. Students are welcome to use the cafeteria as a place to study in the morning and after school. Breakfast will be available for sale in the cafeteria - cash and credit card accepted.
Middle School Dismissal
The last period ends at 2:50 p.m., at which time students are dismissed. Tutoring is available from 2:50-3:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday (or by appointment before or after school, per teacher).
Students may be picked up at Middle School doors (#7) until 3:30 p.m. The Middle School closes at 3:30 p.m., at which time students may:
Report to Activities/Athletics (activities bus 5:30 Flynn Hall)
Quiet study in the Anderson Learning Commons Mon-Thur (some supervision)
Study/relax in the cafeteria – no formal supervision
After 3:30 p.m. – pick up at Flynn Hall (Door #23)
Reminder: Visitors during the school day must check in at the Receptionist Desk at Vince Flynn Hall and pick up a name tag. ID must be presented to be issued a name tag.
Middle School students will wear the fall uniform (short or rolled sleeves, no tie) until MEA break. Beginning November 1, students will wear the formal uniform, which includes long sleeve shirts and ties. Tie and sweater worn on Mass days and other special occasions - these dates are noted on the school calendar and in the newsletter. Uniforms are available for purchase through Donald’s Uniform only and all oxford shirts must have the student’s last name embroidered above the pocket. Please note, turnaround time is up to three weeks for shirts. Black belts are required to be worn with pants daily.