St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy is determined by a firm belief that every child can learn and fulfill his/her potential. Rooted in our belief that Christ is our center, we instill in the students that God loves us, accepts us always, and forgives completely. As Christian educators we commit ourselves to live in the spirit of the Gospel and create an environment where students are inspired to grow spiritually, morally, intellectually, personally, and socially. The school community of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy encourages equality and a belief in the dignity of every person. All our efforts as Christian educators are based on the conviction that Christ is "the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6)
As the first trimester of the school year draws to a close I am happy to report a few of the recent highlights.
- Updating our technology continues with the addition of new Dell Chrome Books. Teachers have received professional development in their use and students are using them in their lessons.
- High School is on the horizon for our 8th grade students. They await the results of the TACHS test which is the admission test for Catholic high schools. Several high schools have sent representatives to meet with our students.
- The Walk-a-Thon and Barbeque raised funds for our school and took advantage of a wonderful community asset, Forest Park. The Halloween Dance was a grand success. Thanks to our volunteers for their commitment and hard work.
- Our school was featured on Currents, a Diocesan TV show. The clip can now be accessed on Youtube at STA Woodhaven.
We look forward to important December dates:
- Dec. 6 10:30 am Confirmation Mass, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, celebrant
- Dec. 6 3:00 pm Christmas Concert Fundraiser featuring The Swing Band sponsored by the D’Agostino Family. (for details see this website)
- Dec. 18 St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy Christmas Show (details will be available in a handout from homeroom teachers.)
Our students are growing spiritually, physically, academically and socially. Let us thank God for them and ask His blessing on us all.
Joseph W. Carpenter, Principal