Movember Sports Day
On Friday, November 29th STA hosted their annual sports day with the Movember Dodgeball Tournament. Both students and staff alike participated in the event to raise money for male cancers. Congratulations to all participants and special thanks to Mr.&Mrs. Longval for organizing this event with the help of student council.
The STA Varsity Girls Hockey Team participated in the 8th annual Capital High School Hockey Tournament held at the Sensplex, November 25-26. They succeeded in capturing 3rd place by beating the Holy Trinity Tornadoes by a score of 7-3. Emily Spence scored 5 goals in the final game and was named game M.V.P. Helen Markovic finished with 8 points, which was a tournament best. Congatulations girls!
Junior Girls EOSSA Champs!
Congratulations to Mr. Brooks and the Junior Girls Baskettball Team for winning the EOSSA Championships. The girls played extremely well. We are so proud of our Ravens!
Junior Girls Soccer
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Soccer Team for winning the Prescott-Russell Title. All girls played extremely well. Emily Spence scored both goals while Maddie Leavitt and Sarah Bolduc played great defensively. Dana Dore played well in goal making some key saves for the team. The girls head off to EOSSA in the spring to represent STA. Special thanks to Mr. Benoit for coaching the team. Go Ravens!
Senior Girls Soccer
A great season for the Senior Girls Soccer Team who finished with a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. Great season girls! Special thanks to Mr. Soares for giving up your time and dedication into coaching the team.
Farm Credit Canada Recognizes STA
Farm Credit Canada recently commented on the efforts of staff and students in raising over 6,000 lbs of food for the local food bank. "The 2013 FCC Drive Away Hunger program was a huge success thanks to all the schools that participated. This year over 6.5 million pounds of food was collected for food banks across Canada.” That’s amazing! St. Thomas Aquinas CHS played a fantastic role in fighting hunger in our community.
United Nations International Day of the Girl
On October 10th, Grade 7 & 8 Students hosted a special event in honour of the United Nations International Day of the Girl. Girls in grade 7 & 8 participated in a Help Lesotho "Pearl Bee," where they made pearl bracelets that will be sold to help raise funds for girls education in Lesotho, Africa.
Ravens Take Wins Against St. Francis Xavier
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior Girls played St. Francis Xavier on Wednesday, October 16th on home court. Pictured below is Gr. 12 Student Tamara Hamilton contemplating the play. The Senior girls beat St. Francis Xavier 39-13. The Junior Girls team also played well beating St. Francis by a score of 47-17. Congratulations to both teams for their tremendous effort. Go Ravens!
International Peace Day
On September 20th 2013 Staff and Students at St. Thomas Aquinas celebrated International Peace Day with a student assembly that focused on the need for national and international measures of peace and non-violence. Pictured below are Unity Team Teacher Members Mrs. Helen Zurawski and school chaplian Mr. Chris Vonesch with Unity Team Members, including Zachary Bertinato, Unity Team Leader with guest speaker Genevieve Gallant from the Development and Peace Organization.
Grade Eleven Students Jessica Hart and Zachary Bertinato along with student volunteers from Gr. 7&8 are pictured loading the trucks for STA's donation of over 6,000 food items to the local foodbank. Way to make us proud, Ravens!
Students and Staff at STA celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday, October 9th. Special thanks to Ms. Landry's Grade 12 Religion Class for the beautiful decorations and to Father Paul for leading the celebration.
Thanks STA! Miss Landry's Grade Twelve Religion Class is pictured with all food items collected by students and staff at STA. Students raised over 6,000 food items for the local food bank.
Sr. Boys Football
Thanks to a strong effort by the Ravens, in the second half which included two rushing touchdowns by Jedding Turcotte, the Ravens rallied from a 20 point deficit to give TISS a mighty scare. Though the Ravens eventually lost the game, they treated the home crowd to spirited performance.
Gr 12 Student Football players Broedy Peake and Patrick O'Neill try to gear up student spirit at the Pep Rally held on Friday afternoon.
STA's First Pep Rally of 2013-2014
STA hosted their first Pep Rally Friday, October 4th 2013. Pictured below are members of the Senior Boys Football Team and Gr. 12 Student Victoria Pizzamiglio who is the 2013-2014 Student Council Spirit Chair. Go Ravens!
Prescott Russell Golf
The STA Golf team captured their third consecutive PRSSAA golf championship at Hawkesbury and will represent the region at EOSSAA in Pembroke. Left to right are Brady Harris, Andrew Harding, Joey Ladouceur, Brendan Harris and Tyler Tribble. Thank You to Mr. Beacom for coaching the team.
Senior Girls Basketball
The Senior Girls Basketball Team took the win last week in their game against Rockland High School. Pictured is Gr. 12 student Theresa James working hard.
Welcome Back BBQ
Staff and Students of St. Thomas Aquinas enjoyed the annual welcome back barbeque prepared by the prom committee. Special thanks to M&M Meat Shops for providing the burgers.
Welcome Back Students and Staff to the 2013-2014 school year! Our Link Crew made up of Grade 11 and 12 students did an outstanding job welcoming Grade 9 students during the orientation on August 28th. Orientation was well attended by grade 7 and 9 students last week.