Matt Vander Vennet
Remember the Empower IL Matching Gift! An extra $1 will be given to our school for every $1 raised by March 31! That's the end of THIS month. Please consider donating now to the tax credit scholarship program. Visit https://donations.empowerillinois.org/donations.
about 16 hours ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Way to go STM alumni! Claire Pollard '18 at Grinnell College; Morgan Cinnamon '18, Christy Kirkham '20, Hannah Shields '19, and Jake Walters '18 at University of Kentucky; Andie Bolton '17 at University of Wisconsin; and Sydney Kwapis '20 and Alexis McFarland '19 at University of Missouri for all making the Dean's List Fall 2020.
3 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
On Saturday, both Saber Scholastic Bowl teams took 2nd place behind all-but-undefeatable IVC teams. Congratulations to both teams on this huge accomplishment. Congratulations also to Jack McMillan and Kate McMillan for being voted to the All-Conference Varsity and JV teams, respectfully.
3 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Thanks to everyone who helped make the blood drive last Thursday possible!
4 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
Science Olympiad: We will have a mandatory meeting in the library after school this Wednesday, March 3rd. We will discuss the virtual regional tournament which is this Saturday, March 6th. It is important all team members attend. Parents are also encouraged to attend.
4 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Remember: Matching gift opportunity for STM. John and Kathy Schreiber are sponsoring a 1:1 matching gift program for donations raised toward Empower IL for our school. STM has the opportunity to DOUBLE funds available for tuition assistance. For every $1 we raise for tax credit scholarships through Empower Illinois, John and Kathy Schreiber will donate $1. Their donation will be capped at $15,000.00. The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on 3/31/21, whichever comes first. Click here for program documents and details: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcyx9p. Thank you to all who have donated so far.
4 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Our Fund-in-Need towards new school flooring is still ongoing! Please support our students and their experience by donating: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/donation(details:item/1)
7 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Virtual Spring Preview Night begins shortly! Click the following link to watch: https://youtu.be/fFPYNF9EnaM
9 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Free dress down days for St. Michael Family (current leaders) and St. Peter Family (last year's winners) TOMORROW!! Spread the news!
9 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Virtual Spring Preview Night! When: Wednesday, February 24, from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. Where: STM’s Facebook and YouTube pages. A link to the presentation will be available at www.hs-stm.org. Learn about curriculum, admissions, tuition and fees, student life, extracurricular opportunities, and get a virtual tour of campus. A recording of the event will be available post event. We look forward to "seeing" you there!
9 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Mark your calendars! Join up with the ABO and Chick-fil-A for Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 9, 4-8 PM. Mention "Spirit Night" when ordering. See image below. 10% of sales that night will be donated directly back to STM. See you there!
10 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
STM invites you to attend Virtual Spring Preview Night! When: Wednesday, February 24, from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. Where: STM’s Facebook and YouTube pages. A link to the presentation will be available at www.hs-stm.org. Who: Families interested in first-class Catholic education for high school age students. What you will learn: About curriculum, admissions, tuition and fees, student life, virtual tour of campus and extracurricular opportunities A recording of the event will be available afterwards on our website. We look forward to "seeing" you there!
11 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Great job, Nakaya Hughes, for making the fall 2020 Dean's list at UI Springfield.
14 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Lillian Mockus
Flash sale! Order an STM magnet for only $1 each. Email give@hs-stm.org to order today (while supplies last).
15 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Lillian Mockus
Check out our new STM branded glassware! Order today by emailing give@hs-stm.org.
15 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
Remember: Matching gift opportunity for STM. John and Kathy Schreiber are sponsoring a 1:1 matching gift program for donations raised toward Empower IL tax credit scholarships for our school. STM has the opportunity to DOUBLE funds available for tuition assistance. For every $1 we raise for tax credit scholarships through Empower Illinois, John and Kathy Schreiber will donate $1. Their donation will be capped at $15,000.00. The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on 3/31/21, whichever comes first. Click here for program documents and details: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcyx9p.
16 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Congratulations to Josh Franklin '20 and Alexa Trame '20 for making the Dean's list for fall 2020 at University of Alabama!
16 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
Science Olympiad: We will have a mandatory meeting in the library after school this Thursday, February 18th. We will discuss events and the virtual regional tournaments. It is important all team members attend. New members are also welcome. Parents are also encouraged to attend.
16 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Be careful on the roads in the morning, Sabers. Give yourself some extra time and space on the ride.
16 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Due to our snow day on 2/16/21, pick-up for gala items will commence on Wednesday 2/17 at 9AM through Friday 2/19 at 3PM at the front office. Thank you for your patience! Fund-in-Need still open. Donate here: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/donation(details:item/1)
17 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Snow day Tuesday!! Stay safe & warm!
18 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Good morning! Due to road conditions, we will not have school today. Students, check your email/Schoology for your work for Friday’s Virtual Day. Stay safe, Sabers!
22 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Freshman Boys Basketball game vs. SJO is canceled tonight.
23 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Art Supply Drive begins next week! Click on the link for more information: https://tinyurl.com/2simzb2j
23 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
That's all, folks! Silent auction is now closed. However, our Fund-in-Need remains open. Donate now: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/donation(details:item/1) Thank you!
23 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Half hour until the MaskQuerade auction closes! Set your final bids here: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/all
23 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Only slightly over an hour left to get your silent auction bids in. Visit https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/all now! Of course our Fund-in-Need will remain open until we reach our goal. Thank you and happy bidding!
23 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Just some reminders: Thursday: Mass Day for St. Michael; House for all else; Dress down day for St. Peter; uniform for all else Friday: Virtual learning (teacher in-service day) Monday: No School (President's Day) Wednesday: Ash Wednesday
23 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Science Olympiad will have a mandatory meeting in the library after school this Thursday, February 11th. We will discuss events and the virtual regional tournaments. It is important all team members attend. New members are also welcome. Parents are also encouraged to attend
23 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Silent auction closes tomorrow 2/10/2021 at noon. Don't forget to get your final bids in! Please consider donating to our Fund-in-Need of new flooring in the school to improve our students' educational experience. Visit: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/all. Thank you!
24 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Miss our MaskQuerade Ball? Check out our Fund-in-Need video: tinyurl.com/y42e3xf5. Help make new flooring a new reality for our students. Donate here: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/donation(details:item/1)
24 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Our MaskQuerade Ball auction will remain live until Wed., Feb. 10th at noon. Bid now! You may continue to donate to our Fund-in-Need as well. Visit: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021/browse/all. God bless you!
25 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
The Gala night may be over, but the bidding is still open! Check back often to get the basket of your choice! https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021 Or give to our fund-a-need...new carpeting!
26 days ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Lillian Mockus
Join us for the livestream starting now. Program starts at 6pm. https://youtu.be/GZMJGoeaoyA
27 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Lillian Mockus
The Virtual MaskQuerade Ball starts in one hour. See you soon! https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021
27 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Lillian Mockus
For the gala program, click here: https://tinyurl.com/3hdc68vx See you soon!
27 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Lillian Mockus
The day has arrived! Are you ready? We can’t wait to see you tonight! bidpal.net/stmgala2021.
27 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
Happy MaskQuerade Ball Friday and end of Catholic Schools Week! Please join us and support our students and our mission. Virtually see you tomorrow! Visit bidpal.net/stmgala2021.
28 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Abigayle Leibach '19 and Samantha Miller '20 are making us proud at University of Iowa. Congrats on making the Dean's List for Fall 2020!
28 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
We are able to live stream our home games! Visit this website: https://www.sportscopelive.com/. Just search for St. Thomas More High School, and click on the sport that is playing that night and you are set. Go Sabers!
28 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Two days until the MaskQuerade Ball. Join us virtually and visit bidpal.net/stmgala2021 to RSVP (for free). Bidding is now open. "See" you there!
29 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Remember, there is an exciting scholarship matching gift opportunity for STM. John and Kathy Schreiber are sponsoring a 1:1 matching gift program for donations raised toward Empower IL tax credit scholarships for our school. STM has the opportunity to DOUBLE funds available for tuition assistance. How It Works: For every $1 we raise for tax credit scholarships through Empower Illinois, John and Kathy Schreiber will donate $1. Their donation will be capped at $15,000.00. The program began on 2/1/21. The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on 3/31/21, whichever comes first. The Empower IL team is committed to supporting us and helping make this matching gift program successful. Click here for program documents and details: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcyx9p.
29 days ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Our MaskQuerade Ball silent auction starts in 15 minutes. Ready, set, bid! https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021
30 days ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
2/6/21 - Virtual MaskQuerade Ball! Grab a fun mask, stay in your PJs, and join the livestream! RSVP at bidpal.net/stmgala2021.
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Alumni update: Carly Scott '19 made the Dean’s list for Fall 2020 at the University of Illinois. Congratulations Carly!
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Tuesday of Catholic Schools Week: wear your school uniform since St. Elizabeth has Mass. Culver’s shakes available for purchase as lunch!!
about 1 month ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
It’s Catholic Schools Week and the MaskQuerade Ball is on Saturday! It's going to be a great way to end a very important week. RSVP here: bidpal.net/stmgala2021.
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Monday of Catholic Schools Week: Spirit Wear Day! Sport your favorite Saber wear!
about 1 month ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
T-minus 6 days until our virtual ball. Please share the link and put on your best mask! RSVP for free: bidpal.net/stmgala2021
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
We’re one week away from our virtual MaskQuerade Ball! Have you RSVP’d yet? It’s free! Join us at bidpal.net/stmgala2021
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Sophie Dowling '20 graduated today from Air Force Basic Training. She's off to Ft. Sam Houston in Texas next. Way to go, Sophie, you make us all proud!
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Lillian Mockus
Did you know you can order a meal ticket for a delicious meal from Michael's Catering for our virtual gala? Pick from either beef short rib or salmon! All meals come with appetizers, salad, and dessert. Please order your meal by Monday, Feb. 1. Buy a meal ticket through our gala website: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2021
about 1 month ago, Lillian Mockus
Matt Vander Vennet
BREAKING NEWS: Exciting scholarship matching gift opportunity for The High School of St Thomas More. John and Kathy Schreiber are sponsoring a 1:1 matching gift program for donations raised toward tax credit scholarships for our school. By participating, STM has the opportunity to DOUBLE funds available for tuition assistance. This model has been successfully used by other Catholic schools across the state to motivate and attract new donors, and we are confident that it will benefit us with the same positive outcome. How It Works: For every $1 we raise for tax credit scholarships through Empower Illinois, John and Kathy Schreiber will donate $1. Their donation will be capped at $15,000.00. This matching gift program begins Monday, February 1, 2021. The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on March 31, 2021, whichever comes first. The Empower Illinois team is committed to supporting us and helping make this matching gift program successful. Click here for program documents and details: https://tinyurl.com/y3zcyx9p.
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Mass with St. Michael Family on the Conversion of St. Paul.
about 1 month ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Shop Amazon, give back! Click here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-1445940
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! Miss Lyons, Director of Admissions, here. I wanted to remind all of our families with eighth graders that the early application tuition discount of 2% ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 31. If you are currently enrolled, you DO NOT need to re-enroll for next year, but if you have started an application for an incoming freshman or new student, please finish that up ASAP to be considered eligible. Please note that a partially completed application cannot be reviewed and therefore considered for the early application tuition discount. A step-by-step guide for starting and completing the application process can be found on our website under the "Admissions" tab, or directly at the web address https://www.hs-stm.org/o/hs-stm/page/step-by-step-stm-enrollment-application-process. I look forward to receiving your student's completed application soon! If you have any questions, please email elyons@hs-stm.org or call 217.352.7210. And as always, know of my prayers.
about 1 month ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Looking for tuition/tax information? Check out our website for directions to print your summary. https://www.hs-stm.org/o/hs-stm/page/facts-payment-plans
about 1 month ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Congratulations to following students that have been extended an invitation to join the STM chapter of the National Honor Society. Details on the induction ceremony will be shared next week. Anna Craddock Cabott Craft Mary Beth Franey Hannah Goebel Cooper Hannagan Anthony Hoffman Amanda Hummel Gianna Kreps Celie Leibach Madelyn McCoy Claire Monahan Mallory Monahan William Peifer Kambyl Stipes Anthony Studer Madelynn Swisher Isabella Taylor Joseph Ulozas Jasmine Waite
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Science Olympiad will have a mandatory meeting in the library after school this Friday, January 22nd. We will discuss events and the virtual regional tournament. It is important all team members attend. New members are also welcome. Parents are also encouraged to attend.
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Tonight's the Night! Reservations for a 2021-2022 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship will open tonight, January 13 at 6:30pm. Like last year, the application process will include two steps: a reservation and an application. Families should visit Empowerillinois.org to find the reservation page link. Families do not make their tax credit scholarship reservations by logging into their EmpowerXChange portal. The reservation form will be available at 6:30pm to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. More information about preparing for reservation night can be found on our website under, "How Do I Apply." Families who have previously completed a tax credit scholarship application through the EmpowerXChange portal should use the same email address when making their reservation.
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
As a reminder, reservations for a 2021-2022 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship will open on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Like last year, the application process will include two steps: a reservation and an application. Families should visit Empowerillinois.org to find the reservation page link. Families do not make their tax credit scholarship reservations by logging into their EmpowerXChange portal. The reservation form will be available at 6:30pm to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. More information about preparing for reservation night can be found on our website under, "How Do I Apply."
about 1 month ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Congratulations to all of our students who made Honor Roll in the Fall! We are proud of you all! https://5il.co/of37
about 1 month ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Lillian Mockus
Our virtual gala is one month away! To “attend,” please RSVP online at bidpal.net/stmgala2021 for the event and to be eligible for a raffle prize. Meals by Michael’s Catering are available as part of the online registration and can be picked-up the day of the event.
about 1 month ago, Lillian Mockus
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Merry Christmas from your STM Family to you! https://youtu.be/lv-P4TEXOtM May the Joy that only Jesus brings be abundant in this Christmas Season and the New Year!
2 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Merry Christmas! Jesus Christ is born today! May the peace of Christ be with you all!
2 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! We hope that you are enjoying your Christmas break so far. We also wanted to wish you all a happy feast of St. Thomas, but most especially to our Catholic school family members at St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo! Know of our prayers especially for you today. Have a great day!
2 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
Here is a song recorded by our very own Mr. Villanueva and Miss Lyons as a way to help you enter into the beauty of the Incarnation: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KePofmHEGBuiLxdk9. Enjoy!
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are your last announcements for this semester. https://youtu.be/fBuA-3Owv9M
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are Tuesday's announcements! https://youtu.be/zCH2ltEnxhQ
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Lillian Mockus
Hey Alumni, Share your story and consider STM in your end of the year giving! Donate here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
3 months ago, Lillian Mockus
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Thursday's announcements! https://youtu.be/KbPVv0kRx6E
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Our updated video link! https://youtu.be/DwNbRAlQHpY
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
We are having some technical difficulties with our announcement video. We will have a new one up soon. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are your Tuesday announcements! https://youtu.be/SKDQR4vYFMY
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Don't forget to purchase your STM ugly Christmas sweater! Get your limited edition STM swag here: https://campusink.printavo.com/merch/stm-christmas-sweater
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
STM Christmas Choir Concert: https://youtu.be/G3HX83O3hHk Join us in celebrating the coming of Christ!
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Hey STM! Get your limited edition "ugly Christmas sweater" at this link: https://campusink.printavo.com/merch/stm-christmas-sweater. Hurry, the store closes on Dec. 11th. Get your's today!
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Help us while you shop!
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Our daily announcements! https://youtu.be/IItEqhMHyT0
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Thank you to everyone who donated during #GivingTuesday! Your generosity is truly amazing. Because of your gifts, we are able to continue to provide for our students and programs. May God continue to bless you abundantly!
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
2021-2022 Application Resources Last month we were excited to announce that families can make a reservation for a 2021-2022 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship on January 13, 2021, at 7pm! EMPOWER ILLINOIS UPDATES: Prepare for the upcoming reservation night and application process, especially if you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources can be found on our website at empowerillinois.org/apply. If they have any additional questions, please call the Families Helpline (800-616-7606, scholars@empowerillinois.org).
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are today's announcements. https://youtu.be/FLRnij1x9V0
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Fr. Michael Pica
Living the Faith Hour Opportunity: Advent Caroling at Parishioners' homes with Fr. Pica. Sunday, Nov. 29: 2:00pm-3:00pm Meet at St. Matthew Parking Lot at 1:50pm.
3 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Fr. Michael Pica
Living the Faith Hour Opportunity: Advent Caroling at Parishioners' homes with Fr. Pica. Sunday, Nov. 29: 2:00pm-3:00pm Meet at St. Matthew Parking Lot at 1:50pm.
3 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us at STM! May God richly bless you and yours always!
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Happy Thanksgiving! https://youtu.be/ICivPbALggo
3 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
3 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Fr. Michael Pica
Are you looking for opportunities to earn LFH&SH during this season of Remote Learning? Check out the website: http://saintthomasmoreil.apptegy.us/o/hs-stm/page/pandemic-living-the-faith-and-service-hours-info
3 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Throwback to last week when we had our students with us! Those were good days. Praying that everyone is staying safe and healthy!
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
We are excited to announce that families can make a reservation for a 2021-2022 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship on January 13, 2021 at 7pm! Mark your calendars.
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
We are moving to all remote learning beginning Monday. Check out the school website for class schedules and information. Stay safe, Sabers!
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
To all our Veterans, we thank you for your service and your sacrifices on our behalf. We honor and salute you today. Happy Veterans Day!
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Fr. Michael Pica
Today we Celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Mother Church of the Church of Rome. This means that we are celebrating the dedication of the Mother Church and Head of all Churches, in the City of Rome and of the World.
4 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Erica Lyons
No-Shave November (Gentlemen) and Comfy Shoes November (Ladies) began earlier this week and will go through the end of the semester, Friday, December 18. If you would like to participate, the cost is $20 and the proceeds will benefit the Champaign-Urbana Crisis Nursery. Please bring your $20 to Mrs. Horn in the front office by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9. There may also be some points awarded in our Family Competition for your participation. Questions? Contact Father Pica.
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Erica Lyons
Happy Friday, Sabers! Miss Lyons, Director of Admissions, here. I just wanted to let you all know that our first round of acceptance letters for the STM Class of 2025 were sent out today. We are so excited to formally welcome you and your family to the Saber family! Have a great weekend!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Tomorrow is the last day for Penny Wars! Bring Pennies for your Family and silver/dollar bills for other Families! All proceeds go to Crisis Nursery!
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! As mentioned in Fr. Pica's post yesterday, today marks day one of thirty-three for the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All are invited and encouraged to join us!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Fr. Michael Pica
What is the surest way to Heaven? Consecration to Jesus through Mary, really? https://youtu.be/6kgKbNfCPx0
4 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Fr. Michael Pica
No shave November (Gentlemen) & Comfy Shoes November(Ladies) Please bring your $20 to Mrs. Horn in the Office by 3:00pm on Monday Nov. 9th. (*All proceeds will go to the Crisis Nursery.) No Shave November & Comfy Shoes November will last through the end of the semester.
4 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Matt Vander Vennet
There seems to be a major traffic jam on I-57 North currently. Be careful out there!
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Fr. Michael Pica
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, the president of Franciscan University Steubenville: what will tomorrow hold? Let's pray for the grace for all across America to heed his prompting and place God at the center of our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2wDPgf8wm4&feature=youtu.be
4 months ago, Fr. Michael Pica
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! We wanted to wish you all a happy feast of St. Malachy, but most especially to our Catholic school family members at St. Malachy Catholic School! Know of our prayers especially for you today. Have a great day!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
Science Olympiad will have their monthly meeting in the library after school this Wednesday, Nov. 4th. All are welcome. They will discuss events and the regional tournament. Parents are also welcome to attend!
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
The STM cheer team is selling "Pink Out" shirts for breast cancer awareness. Shirts cost $10 and can be payed for with cash or Venmo (Jennifer-Nelson-228). All profits will go to Mills Breast Cancer Institute. If you have questions please contact Jen Nelson at jenpnelson@gmail.com. Thank You!!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
All Souls' Day mass with the House of St. Michael
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
The front parking lot has been repaired and resealed and looks great! On to the back lot!
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Check out this practice fundraiser!
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
STM Branded Face Masks are available for purchase and customization! Click here to order: http://saintthomasmoreil.apptegy.us/o/hs-stm/page/stm-face-masks. We also have a few on hand in the front office. First come, first served until they run out!
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
The front (east) parking lot is getting prepared for a re-seal!
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
EMPOWER Illinois Donors! Last chance to donate towards this current school year is tomorrow, October 30 by 11:30 a.m. If you are considering donating, now is the time! Visit https://empowerillinois.org/donate/.
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Change of plans! We will actually be paving the parking lot TOMORROW! So, please be advised that you will need to park and do drops off/pick up on the back (west) lot tomorrow.
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Have you noticed how rough the parking lots have been? They are getting some TLC! Next Tuesday, 11/3, the front lot will be closed for repair.
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
St. Peter has a free dress down day today. All other Families may dress down for $5.
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
A huge thank you to those who joined us for our Rosary Rally on Sunday! What a beautiful way to honor Our Lady and pray for our school, country, and the right to life!
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
The Saber family Rosary Rally is TODAY at 4:00 p.m. at STM. Fr. Pica will lead us in prayer with the specific intentions of unity in America and a greater respect for all human life from conception until natural death, in honor of Respect Life Month. We hope to see you there!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Erica Lyons
October is one of the months of the year specifically dedicated to Our Lady and her intercession. The entire Saber family is invited and encouraged to join us in saying the rosary outside STM on Sunday, October 25, at 4:00 p.m. Father Pica will lead us in the rosary as we pray specifically for unity in America and a greater respect for all human life from conception until natural death, in honor of Respect Life Month. We hope to see you there!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Congratulations to sophomore, Maddy Swisher, the WCIA Athlete of the Week!
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
In case you missed Virtual Fall Preview Night, here is the link: https://youtu.be/6Hgy1ed8eoM
4 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Thank you for joining us last night for the Virtual Fall Preview Night! We had a good turnout and, for the most part, it worked out! What do you think, should we do more Facebook Live videos?
4 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Virtual Fall Preview Night is tonight! We hope to "see" you all on our Facebook or YouTube page at 6:00 p.m.!
4 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Are you interested in playing Baseball this year? Come to an informational meeting/meet and greet with Coach Alves on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Note the time change from 6:30 to 7:00. See you there!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Mr. Ray's 1st hour physics class test their balloon cars!
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
First fire drill of the year in the books. Good work, Sabers!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
All Saber Fans: Vintage uniforms and sports apparel are on sale at the school. Alumni, take a look at your old uniforms and let us know if you want a piece of history. Email Jon Marston at jmarston@hs-stm.org.
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
No open gym today (Friday). Have a great weekend, Sabers!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Happy Friday, Sabers! Check out the information below for ways to give back to our community this weekend. We hope to see you there! Service Hour Opportunity Pray the rosary Saturday, October 10, at noon at St. Matthew's in Champaign. Join thousands of people across the U.S. as we pray the rosary for our nation. We’ll gather at the outdoor statue of Mary on the north side of St. Matthew’s. This event is organized through “America Needs Fatima.” Questions? Contact Jane Walsh at 217-352-6673. Community Coat Drive On Saturday, October 10, clean, gently used winter coats (new coats would be great also!) are needed for the 17th Annual "Coat the Community" drive. Donations will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Keller Williams Realty parking lot at Village at The Crossing, 2441 Village Green Place, Champaign. When you donate, you will be eligible to enter a giveaway. Children’s coats are especially needed. The Salvation Army will assist in the free distribution of the coats to local families in need. Go to www.CoatTheCommunity.com for more information.
5 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
Empower IL Info - Oct 30th: Reservation Deadline for the 2020-21 School Year. If you have not already done so, please complete your reservation for a 2020-21 tax credit scholarship before Oct. 30th. You can still complete your application after the reservation deadline.
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Join the 1535 Society and be a part of the inaugural membership! This annual fund special recognition level comes with opportunities only available to 1535 Society members. Make a difference for our students! Join here: https://bit.ly/3hBDw4G
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
Happy Tuesday, Saber family! As we find ourselves already in October, and since it's never too early to start preparing for the holidays, STM is here to help you with your Christmas stocking stuffers. The Art Club has Saber Head and STM Crest Magnets for $5, Saber Paw Magnets for $1, Saber Paw Earrings for $2, and Saber Paw Fashion Pins for $1 for purchase. Stop by the front office window to purchase in-person, or purchases may be sent home with your student. Thank you in advance for your support of our school. Have a great rest of your day!
5 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Did you read the article from this week's newsletter about Catholic Liberal Arts and STEM? Check out the direction STM is moving in! https://5il.co/lrmv
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Even more painting shots!
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Another few images of the painting party!
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Check out these great shots from our Senior Parking Spot Painting session on Saturday!
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Sign up for Parent-Teacher conferences on Friday, October 9 with this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548a9ab2ea6f58-afternoon2
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Two STM students have the honor of serving today's funeral Mass for Archbishop Meyers. Way to represent, Robbie and Thomas! You look great!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Blessed Feast of the Archangels! The Family of St. Michael had Mass today with Fr. Chase, our diocesan vocation director. Thanks for coming, Father!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
For those interested in Science Olympiad, we will have our kickoff meeting in the library after school this Thursday, Oct. 1. All are welcome. We will discuss events and the regional tournament.
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Congratulations to those earning an STM Letter and pins. Letterman’s Jackets may be purchased at Body N' Sole Sports Inc., 1317 Dunlap Ave., Savoy, IL 61874, 1-877-231-3524, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm. Mr. Jed Bunyan, STM Alumni Parent, is co-owner of the store.
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Our inaugural issue of "The Patron", our school magazine, can be found on our website here: https://www.hs-stm.org/o/hs-stm/page/the-patron-magazine. Enjoy!
5 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Can you believe we've been in school for 6 1/2 weeks already? Only 2 more weeks until Parent Teacher Conferences! Sign up today! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0548a9ab2ea6f58-afternoon2
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Senior Parking Spot Painting is scheduled for Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.! Seniors, get your applications into the office to get prime parking!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Next week is Spirit Week! Dress down day themes are: Monday: Jersey Day Tuesday: Neon Day Wednesday: Pajama Day Thursday: Duo Day Friday: Decade Day *Check the handbook for guidelines on dressing down.
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
40 Days for Life begins today. Please visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/champaign/ for more information. This is a great opportunity to witness to the right to life in our area. Students, Living the Faith Hours are available during this time. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
5 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
The day we’ve all been waiting for...locker assignments are being handed out in Study Halls today! Wahoo!!!
5 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! We wanted to wish you all a happy feast of St. Matthew, but most especially to our Catholic school family members at St. Matthew Catholic School! Know of our prayers especially for you today. Have a great day!
6 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Will Hoerner and Jacob Studer have been recognized as National Commended Scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Program! Congratulations, gentlemen!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Don't forget! You can still donate to Empower Illinois and help to provide a solid Catholic education for more students at STM and you get a tax credit! What are you waiting for? Visit: https://empowerillinois.org/donate/
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Wow! These look great!!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
It’s coming together!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Parents of Senior Athletes: Senior Athletic banners are available. Forms & money are due by this Friday, 9/18/2020 to make sure banners get here on time. Please use this link: https://forms.gle/zLFPxak2MDt32BAG9
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Look at what’s happening!!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! We wanted to wish you all a happy feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, but most especially to our Catholic school family members at Holy Cross Elementary School! Know of our prayers especially for you today. Have a great day!
6 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Reminder: all classes are virtual on Monday and Tuesday of this week while lockers are installed. See you Wednesday!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
What better way to end the week than a ride in a '52 Willys? Alum Stephen Jerkovitz '19 gave Mr. VV and Sr. Bridget a ride around the block. Very fun! Our alums are the best!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Welcome back to STM!! We aren't able to have our in person Back to School Night, so here is a resource and welcome from our teachers. https://5il.co/kwb4 And here is a welcome video from our Admin and Student Leaders! https://youtu.be/SMpK-CQ4Kfk
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
A back to school message from Bishop Jenky and Coadjutor Bishop Tylka: https://youtu.be/UzKRUhIcXFg
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Guess what's happening on Monday and Tuesday at STM??? LOCKER INSTALLATION!!!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Attention all families with eighth grade students: Our 2021-2022 enrollment application is now live! Please note that if you submit your completed application, including all forms, before November 1, a 5% discount will be applied to your tuition amount. The link below will take you to our pre-registration for enrollment application, which is the first step in our application process. Upon completion, you will receive a follow up email where you will be directed to PowerSchool, our enrollment website, where you will fill out the full enrollment application. Once your application is received, we as an administration will review it and be in contact with you about our decision. We understand and appreciate the discernment that goes in to where your child will spend the next four years, so we are grateful for the opportunity to assist you in the decision making process. Please refer to our website, www.hs-stm.org, for the most update-to-date information regarding our school. Under our "Admissions" page, you will find helpful links as well as a video tour of our campus. There will also be information there regarding scholarship and tuition assistance. We encourage all prospective families to apply for the Empower Illinois Scholarship when its application opens in January. We are with you every step of the application process. Please don't hesitate to contact our Director of Admissions, Miss Erica Lyons, if you have any questions or concerns going forward. She can be reached at elyons@hs-stm.org or by calling 217-352-7210. Miss Lyons and our entire administration look forward to hearing from you soon, and know that you are always in our prayers. Go Sabers! Yours in Christ, STM Administration Link to 2021-2022 application: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/stm Link to Empower Illinois scholarship information: https://empowerillinois.org/
6 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
Join the 1535 Society! An unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more per fiscal year ensures membership in the society and comes with exclusive perks. Nothing is more important than investing in our students. Consider joining today! Email mvandervennet@hs-stm.org.
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
Attention all families with eighth grade students: We wanted to reach out to you and let you know that The High School of Saint Thomas More is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. The link below will take you to our pre-registration for enrollment application, which is the first step in our application process. Upon completion, you will receive a follow up email where you will be directed to PowerSchool, our enrollment website, where you will fill out the full enrollment application. Once your application is received, we as an administration will review it and be in contact with you about our decision. We understand and appreciate the discernment that goes in to where your child will spend the next four years, so we are grateful for the opportunity to assist you in the decision making process. Please refer to our website, www.hs-stm.org, for the most update-to-date information regarding our school. Under our "Admissions" page, you will find helpful links as well as a video tour of our campus. There will also be information there regarding scholarship and tuition assistance. We encourage all prospective families to apply for the Empower Illinois Scholarship when its application opens in January. We are with you every step of the application process. Please don't hesitate to contact our Director of Admissions, Miss Erica Lyons, if you have any questions or concerns going forward. She can be reached at elyons@hs-stm.org or by calling 217-352-7210. Miss Lyons and our entire administration look forward to hearing from you soon, and know that you are always in our prayers. Go Sabers! Yours in Christ, STM Administration Link to 2021-2022 application: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/stm Link to Empower Illinois scholarship information: https://empowerillinois.org/
6 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
Happy Tuesday! And September! Boy, that outside tent sure looks great! Thank you to Herriott's (and others) once more. The students (& staff) really enjoy having it. If you would like to make a donation towards it or new picnic tables, please click the following: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html. Please donate by noon on Thursday, September 3rd. Thank you!!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Good afternoon, Sabers! Please join our Champaign-Urbana Catholic community in sending off Fr. Lee Brokaw of St. Matthew and St. Boniface parish this weekend. On Sunday, September 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., there will be a car parade entering the St. Matthew's parking lot off of Mayfair Road. There will be ushers directing traffic and you will not be allowed to exit your vehicle. Please also wear your masks and maintain social distance, but also, make signs and decorate your vehicle to show Father our love and support. There will also be an optional drop off for cards or gifts. We hope to see you there!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
And it's up!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Our overflow tent is going up! Thanks again Herriott's and generous donors!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
SENIORS: You will have a chance to paint a parking spot for your senior year! We are working out the details and they will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Through the great generosity of Herriott's and some of our STM Families, we have been able to secure a tent for usage at lunches and for classes for this semester. We are so grateful! If you would like to help cover the cost of the tent or help purchasing some more picnic tables, please feel free to donate here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html. Thank you so much!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Just a normal passing period...
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Big night for some of our female athletes last night! Both golf and tennis walked away with wins!! Nice work, ladies!!
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Happy 20th anniversary of the first day of classes! It was twenty years ago today that STM opened its doors to welcome students for the first time. What a milestone! Here's to many more first days of school!
6 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here's the most recent Diocesan Isolation Protocol for exposure to COVID-19. It continues to be updated as more information becomes available. https://5il.co/k2w6
6 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Happy first Friday of school, Sabers! Congratulations to our students, staff, and parents for their hard work and dedication in making it through our first full week of instruction. We here at STM would also like to wish you a blessed feast day of Pope. St. Pius X! He and his papacy are a special gift to our Church, and to our very school, as we have a relic of his in our chapel, so know that when you are here, you can pray in his midst(!). He was especially devoted to the Holy Eucharist, and encouraged frequent reception of Our Lord at Mass, even insisting that children receive their First Holy Communion as soon as they reach the age of reason. Pope St. Pius X came from an impoverished upbringing, and throughout his life he maintained a zeal in caring for and affirming the dignity of the poor. So, let's ask for the specific intercession of this saintly friend in a special way today as we give thanks to God for his holy witness, and may we strive to see one another through God's loving and merciful gaze.
7 months ago, Erica Lyons
Erica Lyons
Good afternoon, Sabers! This is just a friendly reminder that if you have not done so already, your 2019-2020 yearbook may be picked up at the school's front office. If you have any questions regarding yearbooks, you may contact me, Miss Lyons, at elyons@hs-stm.org. Thank you!
7 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Class outside? Yes, please!
7 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
All students need to be in Mass Attire to have their picture taken. These pictures will be for the school ID card. Seniors, this is the picture that will be part of the Class of 2021 class composite to be hung in the halls of STM. Picture order forms are to be given to the photographer, not to the school office. Orders may be placed on line after today. Details for online ordering will be given at a later time.
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
Good evening, Sabers! Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, August 20, is school picture day. A couple of things to note: all students are to wear Mass attire. In-person students will be called down in alphabetical order during the morning class periods. Virtual Academy students should arrive at 8:00 a.m. to have their pictures taken first. These pictures will be used for the school ID card. Additionally, seniors, this is the picture that will be part of the Class of 2021 composite image that will be displayed in the halls of STM. Picture order forms will be available for pickup tomorrow, but are to be given to the photographer, not to the school office. Orders may also be placed online after tomorrow. Details for online ordering will be given at a later time. Thank you and have a great night! St. Thomas More, pray for us!
7 months ago, Erica Lyons
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Mass looks different this year, but the same Jesus! The Family of St. Kateri has Mass today.
7 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Welcome to our new faculty! Please find their brief bios here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aJkYLr-cM1CvMkeaJd2C7Xi9hVma8C6-/view?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Hey Alumni! Update us on what's going on and see what your fellow alumni are up to. Share your stories here: https://forms.gle/LDjf3PBuL8uWHBUe7. We will post them on the alumni section of our website.
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Science Olympiad: Explore the world of science and engineering. STM has had a Science Olympiad team for over 10 years and we want to continue the tradition. For those who participated last year, the events are the same for this year. There is a signup sheet posted in front of Mrs. Hege's classroom, please sign up and I will get you started. Our goals are always the same, let's have some fun and learn something at the same time. For more information, please contact Mr. John Vavrin, john.vavrin@yahoo.com or 217-552-3330.
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Schedules for this week can be found here. https://5il.co/jewb Welcome back, Sabers!
7 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here is a link for our Back to School forms. Please note that there is a new form this year, a COVID-19 Waiver, which must be turned in by every student before entering the building. Students who do not have this turned in will not be allowed in the building. ​https://www.hs-stm.org/o/hs-stm/browse/154933​ We can't wait to see you all soon! Stay safe!
7 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! Just a reminder that your 2019-2020 school yearbooks have arrived and are available for pickup today from 9:00 a.m. to noon in front of the school. If you are unable to pick up your yearbook during this time, you may pick it up at any point during the first week of school from the front office. We do have a limited number of yearbooks for students to buy who haven't already purchased one. The cost is $55.00 and you will be able to take home your book that day. These copies will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. Copies of previous years' yearbooks will also be available for pickup throughout this time.There are a limited number of extra yearbooks from previous years as well, and they too are available for $55.00 on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you have any questions, or are unable to pick up your yearbook at that time, please contact the school office at 217.352.7210 and ask for Miss Lyons. Have a great day!
7 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
REMINDER: Service Hour Opportunities at STM [Both inside and outside] TODAY thru FRIDAY: 9am-3pm *Come for 1 hour, 2 hours, or more. Please contact Miss Collins and/or Mr. Mahoney via their email {kcollins@hs-stm.org & jmahoney@hs-stm.org} Inside: you may want to bring rubber gloves Outside: you may want to bring gardening gloves, trowel or old screwdriver, and water
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Sister Mary Francis's ceremony for her Final Profession will be streamed live today at 10 am. This is essentially her wedding day! If you can join for the live feed, it can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/stmarysalton/ If you cannot join at 10 am, a video of the ceremony will be available on the St. Mary's Facebook page. God Bless Sister Mary Francis today (and everyday) as she celebrates such a momentous moment in her life! We love you Sister Mary Francis!
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Service Hour Opportunities at STM [Both inside and outside] Thursday: 9am-3pm & Friday: 9am-3pm *Come for 1 hour, 2 hours, or more. Please contact Miss Collins and/or Mr. Mahoney via their email {kcollins@hs-stm.org & jmahoney@hs-stm.org} Inside: you may want to bring rubber gloves Outside: you may want to bring gardening gloves, trowel or old screwdriver, and water
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Congress continues to work on COVID relief for students and schools. In the coming days, we expect legislation, which has the potential to provide hundreds of millions in tuition assistance to Illinois' private school children. That’s where we need your help. The School Choice Now Act would provide immediate and longer-term relief for private schools and the six million students they serve nationwide–220,000 of whom reside in Illinois. This vital legislation must be added to the upcoming round of COVID relief. Timing is of the essence, and it is critical that we collectively ask our Congressional leaders to include private schools in the HEROES Act. We need your voice, especially as economic conditions worsen and policy decisions become more difficult. Please click on the link below to make your voice known: https://p2a.co/XOn8flW Sincerely, Myles X Mendoza President, Empower Illinois
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
7 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! We want to wish you all, but especially our principal Sister M. Bridget, a very happy feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden! St. Bridget was a very charitable woman, a devoted mother of eight, and wife to King Magnus II of Sweden. She was active in her faith from a young age, Our Crucified Lord even appeared to her in mystical visions multiple times throughout her life. Following her husband's death, she went on to found the Bridgettine order, which includes both religious sisters and brothers. Let's ask especially for her intercession today that we too might grow in a charitable spirit. Have a great day! St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Thomas More, pray for us!
7 months ago, Erica Lyons
Erica Lyons
Good morning, Sabers! Wishing you all a very happy Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha - especially to all our St. Kateri House Family members! Let's ask specifically for her intercession today as we seek to emulate her valiant example of devotion and sacrifice to Christ. Have a great day! St. Kateri and St. Thomas More, pray for us!
8 months ago, Erica Lyons
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty/Staff Highlight - Mrs. Pagel!
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Donate now and you can help provide the best Catholic education for our students: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Make a difference in a student's life. Donate now: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
THANK YOU FOR A STELLAR 20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR! Our celebration continues...
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Our fiscal year ends today! Please consider making a gift that will go towards our students and their success. Donate here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Help us prepare to welcome our students and give them the best moving forward! Please consider making a difference through a gift: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html. THANK YOU!
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty-Staff Spotlight! - Thomas Welte, AD
8 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Happy Feast Day of St. Thomas More!! https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-thomas-more/
9 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Check out this link for resources regarding our move to a Catholic Liberal Arts Education curriculum: https://catholicliberaleducation.org/articles/​
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty Spotlight! - Fr. Pica
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
STM Hall of Fame 2020-21 Nominations are open! Please respond by June 22nd. Please use this link to nominate: https://forms.gle/wp2ZnmJb7qcjJKuQ9.
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Spring 2020 Honor Roll: Congratulations to everyone who made the list!
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Fun Times in Art Class, 2019-20: https://tinyurl.com/yc9hgtrz
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
More Alumni News! Dean's List: Abbey Horn-Parkland Pathways Makayla Horn-Bradley University David Horn-Illinois Wesleyan University (and graduated)
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Alumni News - Congratulations to Madison Mills '19 for being named to the Chancellor's Honor Roll at University of Mississippi and Jessica Hood '18 being named to the Dean's List at Belmont University
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Alumni News - Congratulations to the Parkland Dean's List STM grads: Sophia Behrensmeyer, Sara Clavey, Spencer Neitzel, Maria Stipes, David Taylor, Joey Walker, Kassie Brookins, Abigail Keck, Samuel Keck, Haley Love, Maggie Vavrik (if we missed a name, let us know!)
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty/Staff Highlight: Mrs. Gosda
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Alumni Update: Hayes Murray, STM Class of 2018, made the Spring Dean’s List at Bradley University. She is a Social Work major at Bradley with plans to get her MSW to work in the school social work field. https://bradley.meritpages.com/stories/Dean-s-List-Fall-2020-/31470850
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Lockers are being removed and new ones installed shortly! Very exciting!
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Parents/Guardians: Please log into your FACTS accounts to confirm your Payment Agreement. New this year: The FACTS Agreement serves as your tuition agreement.
9 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty Spotlight! - Miss Vandercar
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty Spotlight - Mrs. Ehrlich!
9 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Art of STM 2019-20 Presentation: https://tinyurl.com/yc5sysrr
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Senior Memories Video: https://youtu.be/acCQgkUNSco
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Supporters of Catholic Education - Catholic Schools Need Your Help! Make your voice heard to your representatives: https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/campaigns/74377/respond?fbclid=IwAR0GQIMWBlr-zTWdkd_NvrSJaF8hcFveQhaUXxkF2G90fbsWGYktVk5mazw
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Empower Illinois News: Conditional Award Expiration Deadline Changing June 1 As a reminder, students who receive a Conditional Award in May will have 30 days to accept or decline their scholarship. This extension was granted in an effort to accommodate those who may have limited computer or internet access due to COVID-19. However, with the new school year fast approaching, students who receive an award after June 1 will only have 15 days to accept or decline their scholarship. Please remind families to check their EmpowerXChange portals regularly to make sure their award does not expire. If families have questions about their application or awards status, please direct them to our Scholars Helpline (309-416-0741, scholars@empowerillinois.org).
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Featured Faculty/Staff of the week: Sr. Mary Francis!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
The High School of St. Thomas More has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. This link will open a new browser. https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/197627/account
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are the links from today's activities. Feel free to share them! Baccalaureate Mass https://youtu.be/g96VCfm-qBo Awards Ceremony https://youtu.be/KKivpf3XGJc
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to raise $5,931 for our annual fund from 33 donors. Fr. Pica can keep his beard...this time! Thank you so much! (You can still donate, he just won't shave his beard!)
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
We're up to $5,881. Final push! Shave Fr. Pica. Donate for our students and feel good about your gift! Donate NOW: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
We're so close! Please help our students and their experiences at STM. Donate to our annual fund: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Only a few more hours left. Donate to our annual fund! Have fun doing it! Donate now: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Today's the Day! Help our students! Shave Fr. Pica! Donate: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Friday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/QaY3t7X9Jsc
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Senior - 5/14/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Thursday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/ISB_xE-xcBc
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
The annual fund supports the areas of most need at STM, all with the view towards our students and their experiences. Support the annual fund. Shave Fr. Pica: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Wednesday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/hBafCoP3BhE
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
We've made it to $4,346 today with all the generous donations! We're so much closer to shaving Fr. Pica! For our students! Let's keep it up: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty/Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Missy Marquart!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
A quarter of the way there! Help us help our students and Shave Fr. Pica! Donate here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Tuesday's Announcements! https://youtu.be/cFX6AsI-iSI
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Monday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/TuRKfYjnpeM
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
We LOVE our Seniors!! #ClassOf2020 https://youtu.be/NnLMocSRywA
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
More Senior Signing Pics!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Hey 8th graders! First, congratulations on your impending graduation! Way to go! Second, join the Saber Family - APPLY NOW: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/stm
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Senior! - 5/8/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Friday's Announcements! https://youtu.be/Rxftp_1aBLQ
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 5/7/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Thursday's Announcements are here! https://youtu.be/yjAge0Sf-cA
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Living the Faith Service Hour Opportunities: Sign up for calling homebound: https://forms.gle/9p5F2bUryMWJYVqx8 Reflection for Homebound: https://forms.gle/2G5NoynhpWY5LYCT9 Reflection for calling elderly relatives: https://forms.gle/25ZVURW8DvbLvR267
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 5/6/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are Wednesday's Announcements! https://youtu.be/t1cRHXtJC90
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
AP Students, just a reminder of the adjusted testing schedule. Please utilize the resources College Board is offering for prep, too! https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
STM Virtual Tour! Now officially on our website under the admissions tab: https://www.hs-stm.org/o/hs-stm/page/stm-virtual-tour. Share widely!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 5/5/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Tuesday's Announcements! https://youtu.be/CeoEPbn-DR0
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
May the Fourth Be With You! Have you donated to the Shave Fr. Pica Campaign today? Click https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html. As Master Yoda said, "There is no try. Only do. Support our students, you must."
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
A Message from Bishop Jenky to our school: https://youtu.be/AP351KH8ArU
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
More Senior Selection Day Pics
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty/Staff Spotlight of the Week: Mrs. Lillian Mockus
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 5/4/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Senior Selection Day Photos: Congratulations Seniors! We're so proud of you and your accomplishments!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Monday's Announcements! https://youtu.be/KztdoneDzqk
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Join us in wishing our very own Sr. Bridget, a Happy Principal's Day! Thank you for your leadership Sister! We love you!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 5/1/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Friday's Announcements. Happy May Day! https://youtu.be/KDbbe8aml_k
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Updated link - We are still taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Please encourage interested families to apply now: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/stm
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Updated link for morning announcements! https://youtu.be/GR-zJuTqIv8
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 4/30/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 4/29/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Living the Faith Service Hour Opportunities: --Call distant and/or older family relatives. Submit your reflections here: https://forms.gle/DeNGff3zyu1CPq4GA. --Those with sewing skills, make face masks for the Eastern IL Food Bank. Email Fr. Pica for more info.
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Wednesday Announcements! https://youtu.be/vibCPQadebU
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 4/28/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Tuesday's Announcements! https://youtu.be/R6YxP-W32wI
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Shave the Beard Fundraiser!
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here's the 3:00 PM Special Announcement and Hour and 15 Minutes late!! https://youtu.be/DGsyllLJyMg
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
We are experiencing technical difficulties...the special announcement will be coming soon...
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 4/27/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Monday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/Cosujc6nLvI
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Looking for extra help studying for your AP Exams? Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 4/24/20
10 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Friday Morning Announcements! (Sorry, I set the scheduled post for PM instead of AM! Oops!!) https://youtu.be/PQ3oiugVoF8
10 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 4/23/20 - Part 2!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 4/23/20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Thursday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/Neh4Jj2lgSk
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Happy Administrative Assistant Day to our wonderful Mrs. O., Mrs. Horn, and Mrs. Mockus! Join us in saying thank you for everything they do for STM!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Wednesday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/xcvPRNyW4JU
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 4/21/20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Tuesday Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/DXzfmLMU_00
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 4/20/20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Faculty-Staff Spotlight of the Week!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Monday morning announcements...sorry they are late! https://youtu.be/YtkySOQSImk
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Senior Spotlight Special - Valedictorian & Salutatorian! - 4/17/20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Friday's Morning Announcements! https://youtu.be/Q9Q6dZCj-ds
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Updated JP Hoffman Senior Spotlight - w/pic!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors - 4/16/20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Today's morning announcements! https://youtu.be/GaiYlIixe2w
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors! - 04/15/20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Important News: The deadline for the Spalding Scholarship has been extended to May 31, 2020! All families should consider applying for this diocesan scholarship!
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Wednesday's morning announcements! https://youtu.be/x6GsFb1hMeM
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
IT IS SNOWING!!!
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Daily Featured Seniors!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Check out our next Faculty Spotlight!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Check out our YouTube Channel for our morning announcements! https://youtu.be/uAbAcRdJkUc
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
APPLY NOW: https://stm-il.client.renweb.com/oa/?memberid=102. We want you at STM!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
STM families: Send us your pictures of all the learning going on at home! Send to mvandervennet@hs-stm.org. We want to share them with the wider Saber community. Some of your pictures might even be featured on the home page! We miss you!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
See image for important info for anyone giving to the high school at this time. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Story Time with Saint Therese (and Mr. Tuhy): https://youtu.be/sKREwsan-aE
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Meet Mr. Iding in this week's faculty/staff spotlight!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
It's morning announcements for Monday, April 6 from Sr. Bridget & Fr. Pica! https://twitter.com/principal_stm/status/1247143594470883339?s=20
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
11 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Magister Mahoney teaching Latin like a boss! Bene!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Want a firsthand experience of a Mr. Tuhy course? Look no further! Click on the following link and be educated by a master: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoh17oAj6LBlqD39pTMWuHJMrup1cTZwu
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
APRIL 15th Spalding Scholarship DEADLINE - A family applying for Spalding Scholarship assistance must be an active member in good standing at a parish in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. See http://cdop.org/why-choose-catholic-schools/financial-assistance/ for more information.
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Check out these images of Mr. Iding e-teaching his classes. Way cool!
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
The pandemic won't stop STM from giving first-class education now and in the future! Apply now and share with other 8th grade families you know! https://stm-il.client.renweb.com/oa/?memberid=102
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
We are very sorry to announce that we will have to cancel this year's production of Willy Wonka due to the pandemic. Performance dates of The Glass Menagerie have been changed to May 8 & 9; this is also subject to change depending on public health, state & Diocesan mandates.
11 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Here is the follow-up reflection form for the LFSH Calling Opportunity: https://forms.gle/82sjMH57DBdXXr478
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Living the Faith Service Hours Opportunity - Phone calls to area homebound! Follow this link if interested: https://forms.gle/F4hUQVbo1fJmZ4kM7. Questions, email Fr. Pica.
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here's the Spring Break Weekly Wrap Up! Stay healthy and safe, Sabers! https://mailchi.mp/09c58a61bde1/week-29-wrap-up-6301978
12 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
12 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
We've raised nearly $800 this dress-down day for seminarian Jonathan Robinson, STM class of 2016! Keep praying for him and his vocation!
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Proactive protection and disinfection of the entire school by Coach Hennessey! Thanks, Coach!
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Sophomore Amelia Case won an Honorable Mention at the 2020 Eric Show! The reception will be at the Illini Union Art Gallery tonight (3/11/20) from 5-7pm and the show will be on display until the 30th. Congrats Amelia!
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Congratulations to our Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team! For what may be the first time in STM history, they have won their IHSA Regional Conference tournament! They defeated defending champs and heavy favorite St. Teresa in the final round to secure the victory. Well done scholastic Sabers, and best of luck at sectionals on Saturday.
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Congratulations to wrestlers JD Sexton and Jason Palmburg on earning all conference honors for their hard work this year. JD was unanimously selected to 1st team all conference and Jason was selected for the 2nd team. Great job guys!
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
12 months ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Congratulations to the JV Scholastic Bowl team, who officially finished their season undefeated! And, good luck to the 14 and 6 Varsity team at regionals on Monday. Y’all are smart!
12 months ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Please pray for our teachers and students leaving today to go on the LOGOS Retreat! Come, Holy Spirit!
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Here are our 2020-2021 Tuition Rates. https://5il.co/df1y
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Willy Wonka @ STM!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
STM Represented at Holy Cross's Trivia Night 2020!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Principal's Weekly Wrap Up is found here! https://mailchi.mp/0ffdde8d6913/week-25-wrap-up-6269653
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Vice Versa Dance is tomorrow from 7-10 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Doors are locked at 8:00 p.m. Outside guest forms are due by 3:00 p.m. today! Tickets still on sale at the door.
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Check out our Fund In Need Video! https://youtu.be/P1OIaHGrj8s If you'd like to donate towards new lockers, visit this link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Daddy/Daughter Dance! Such an fun evening this Friday! RSVP by email and pay at the door!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Calling all junior high students! Preview Night is tomorrow from 6-7PM at the high school! Please share and RSVP to lmockus@hs-stm.org or mvandervennet@hs-stm.org or call 352.7210.
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
STM is in session today for our 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:32.
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Gala 2020 Final Results - UPDATED!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Don't forget to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences on Friday. The sign up with close on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0548A9AB2EA6F58-afternoon1
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Thank you to everyone who attended, assisted, volunteered, and bid at our 20th Anniversary celebration gala! The night was a great success! Special congratulations to Dr. Adam May '03 who won our Distinguished Alumni Award and Rush Record who won the Paideia Award. Tally coming!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Check out my Week 23 Wrap Up here! https://mailchi.mp/98cbf15cd1cc/week-23-wrap-up-6238769
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Hunter Howell Signs with McKendree University to play football!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Intro to Physics kids discovering relationships of speed and acceleration
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
P/T Conference Sign-Up: Friday, February 14th https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0548A9AB2EA6F58-afternoon1
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Tonight's (2/5) Boys Freshman & JV games cancelled due to weather concerns.
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
The new website is live! www.hs-stm.org
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Don't forget: Silent auction bidding for our gala is now open! Visit this link: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2020/browse/all
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Catch up with the latest student stories, sports scores, and news updates. It’s everything St. Thomas More, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/39Tytt6 or iPhone: https://apple.co/303rQQx
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Silent Auction is now live!! Even if you can't make it to the 20th anniversary gala, you can still bid on items. Share it wide!: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2020/browse/all
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
TIME CHANGE: Soccer Parent/Player Meeting on Wed., 2/5 to 7:30PM in Rm. 101
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Inaugural STM Chess Tourney - 2/1/20. Be there!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Parent player meeting for all girls interested in playing soccer this spring on Wed., Feb. 5th @ 6pm in room 101. All players and parents should attend this meeting as important info will be distributed. Still considering and are unsure? You can still attend the meeting since no committment is necessary yet. If you have questions please email Coach Johnson (jjohnson@hs-stm.org).
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Can-struction Day for Catholic Schools Week!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
WANTED: Boys Tennis Coach (see image)
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Calling all 8th graders! We want you here! Become a Saber! To apply: https://stm-il.client.renweb.com/oa/?memberid=102. For a Shadow Visit: https://forms.gle/epBHFWbBfBaBSrdHA. Don't forget about our Spring Preview Night, Wed., Feb. 19th from 6-7PM at the high school. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/39Tytt6 or iPhone: https://apple.co/303rQQx.
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/39Tytt6 or iPhone: https://apple.co/303rQQx.
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Spring Preview Night! Wednesday, February 19th from 6 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-in/registration begins at 6 PM. RSVP: lmockus@hs-stm.org or mvandervennet@hs-stm.org or call 352-7210. Walk-ins most certainly welcome. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Pray for all of our students, parents, and admins as they make their way to DC for the March for Life! They're halfway there!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
We’re thrilled to announce The High School of St. Thomas More’s new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/39Tytt6 or iPhone: https://apple.co/303rQQx.
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
The first round of acceptance letters went out in the mail today! #ClassOf2024
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
Thank you, Robbie Darr '20, for being the first student to download our STM app!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Spring Preview Night is on Wed., February 19th at the high school! The evening starts at 6 PM and will include a talk from the administration, campus tours, and opportunities to talk with teachers and coaches! RSVP to lmockus@hs-stm.org
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Back to school retreat was a huge hit! Community building, formation, and fun!
about 1 year ago, Sr. M. Bridget Martin
Matt Vander Vennet
STM 20th Anniversary Gala! Register here: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2020/welcome
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
Matt Vander Vennet
Welcome back to school! We had a great first day back to ease into the semester. We are looking forward to a great spring semester!
about 1 year ago, Matt Vander Vennet
The High School of Saint Thomas More
We are having a THRILL in Thrillshare training!
over 1 year ago, The High School of Saint Thomas More
The High School of Saint Thomas More
It's Saber Day today!!
over 1 year ago, The High School of Saint Thomas More