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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
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!
Check out this link for resources regarding our move to a Catholic Liberal Arts Education curriculum: https://catholicliberaleducation.org/articles/
STM Hall of Fame 2020-21 Nominations are open! Please respond by June 22nd. Please use this link to nominate: https://forms.gle/wp2ZnmJb7qcjJKuQ9.
More Alumni News! Dean's List: Abbey Horn-Parkland Pathways Makayla Horn-Bradley University David Horn-Illinois Wesleyan University (and graduated)
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
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!)
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
Parents/Guardians: Please log into your FACTS accounts to confirm your Payment Agreement. New this year: The FACTS Agreement serves as your tuition agreement.
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
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, email@example.com).
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
Donate now! https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.htmlThank you! (Happy Graduation Day, seniors!)
Senior Honors Awards link: https://www.facebook.com/TheHighSchoolOfStThomasMore/videos/1097900437263735/
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
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
Live-stream Baccalaureate Mass: https://www.facebook.com/TheHighSchoolOfStThomasMore/videos/2595673527358713/
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
Today's the Day! Help our students! Shave Fr. Pica! Donate: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
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
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
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
Hey 8th graders! First, congratulations on your impending graduation! Way to go! Second, join the Saber Family - APPLY NOW: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/stm
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
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!
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."
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
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.
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Check out this article on our very own Josie Carmien! https://thecatholicpost.com/2020/04/23/class-of-2020-senior-disappointed-but-is-maintaining-perspective-and-positivity/
Looking for extra help studying for your AP Exams? Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement
Friday Morning Announcements! (Sorry, I set the scheduled post for PM instead of AM! Oops!!) https://youtu.be/PQ3oiugVoF8
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!
Important News: The deadline for the Spalding Scholarship has been extended to May 31, 2020! All families should consider applying for this diocesan scholarship!
IT IS SNOWING!!!
Thursday's morning announcements https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X7nxgwi_FhyTwYnrHundRXLMNxiKBhIW Thursday's Zoom schedule https://www.hs-stm.org/o/hs-stm/page/e-learning-schedule
Wednesday's Morning Announcements! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WSeMotqJRISn4oUjVbGFv8rsfnBpbaNw
STM families: Send us your pictures of all the learning going on at home! Send to firstname.lastname@example.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!
See image for important info for anyone giving to the high school at this time. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HighSchoolofStThomasMoreofCha/donate.html
It's morning announcements for Monday, April 6 from Sr. Bridget & Fr. Pica! https://twitter.com/principal_stm/status/1247143594470883339?s=20
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
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.
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
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.
Here is the follow-up reflection form for the LFSH Calling Opportunity: https://forms.gle/82sjMH57DBdXXr478
Living the Faith Service Hours Opportunity - Phone calls to area homebound! Follow this link if interested: https://forms.gle/F4hUQVbo1fJmZ4kM7. Questions, email Fr. Pica.
Here's the Spring Break Weekly Wrap Up! Stay healthy and safe, Sabers! https://mailchi.mp/09c58a61bde1/week-29-wrap-up-6301978
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!
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.
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!
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!
Please pray for our teachers and students leaving today to go on the LOGOS Retreat! Come, Holy Spirit!
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.
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
STM is in session today for our 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:32.
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
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!
P/T Conference Sign-Up: Friday, February 14th https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0548A9AB2EA6F58-afternoon1
Don't forget: Silent auction bidding for our gala is now open! Visit this link: https://one.bidpal.net/stmgala2020/browse/all
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
TIME CHANGE: Soccer Parent/Player Meeting on Wed., 2/5 to 7:30PM in Rm. 101
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 (email@example.com).
Check out this article in The Catholic Post about the 47th Annual March for Life. https://thecatholicpost.com/2020/01/30/march-for-life-high-school-pilgrims-from-diocese-tell-of-life-changing-experience/?fbclid=IwAR2XM7iXOnv-cCkMaQh1KoU8jmtvGyRgtl-8FtVSeBCcPEZO7TrLEJRhLM0
The first round of acceptance letters went out in the mail today! #ClassOf2024
Thank you, Robbie Darr '20, for being the first student to download our STM app!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
It's Saber Day today!!