OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT
Throughout the year, admissions will offer numerous events for all prospective students to experience St. Thomas High School. These events are scheduled throughout the year and many are student interest specific. We will update the list of events and registration links beginning August 1.
Current list of admissions related events for the 2022-2023 admissions year:
END ZONE RALLY
Friday, September 30, 2022
End Zone Rally is an introduction for middle school students, their friends, and their families to the St. Thomas community. Watch our Eagle football team take on The Kinkaid School from the end zone of our very own Granger Stadium. Meet our administrators, meet our faculty and staff, and meet our current families. Join other like-minded families for a night of fun, football, and food! Kick off is at 7:00 pm; check-in begins at 6:00 pm.
COFFEE WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF ST. THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL
September – October 2022
Coffee with the Leadership of St. Thomas High School: Current 8th grade parents are cordially invited to St. Basil Hall to enjoy coffee and conversation with Father Jim Murphy and Dr. Aaron Dominguez. Make a reservation for one of the following dates to hear our leaders discuss the vision and future of St. Thomas High School and the ways that St. Thomas will guide your son to reach his full potential. Each event has limited reservations to allow for intimate conversations and fellowship. Following Coffee with the Leadership, an optional 30 minute group tour of St. Thomas High School will be offered. Each event starts at 8:30 AM and ends with the tour at 9:30 AM. Each session will accommodate a limited number of 8th grade parents.
- Dates: September 15, 16 & October 6, 20, 21
OPEN SCHOOL PREVIEW
Wednesday, October 5 & Thursday, November 17, 2022
Open School Preview is an opportunity for students to visit St. Thomas High School Campus during a school day but whose middle schools do not schedule a campus visit. Tour the campus, learn about the unique opportunities, enjoy lunch with our student population, and envision yourself a student in the Class of 2027.
FALL THEATER PRODUCTION OF ROMEO AND JULIET
Friday, October 14, 2022
Romeo and Juliet: Here is a one-night opportunity for all incoming thespians to go behind the curtain and explore this year’s Fall Theater Production. Be a member of the backstage excitement and watch the preparation and dedication it takes to bring talent, time and fun to a St. Thomas performance. Then sit in the audience with your family and watch the magic unfold as our Eagles Theater group performs.
- Friday, October 14, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
STH SPEAKER SERIES FEATURING DAMON WEST
Monday, October 17, 2022
STH Speaker Series – Damon West (damonwest.org)
M.S. in Criminal Justice with a Life-Sentence on Parole, Keynote Speaker & Addiction, Recovery and Behavioral Health Advocate
Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all. Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, nationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book and autobiography, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.
At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After graduation, he worked in the United States Congress, was a national fundraiser on a U.S. Presidential campaign and eventually trained to be a stockbroker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). One day at UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly hooked—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit.
After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today.
Today, Damon lives a life of recovery and service, going to meetings and sharing his story all over the country with schools, church’s, athletic teams, corporations, conferences and inside correctional facilities. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. His #BeACoffeeBean message has inspired thousands from Walmart to the US Army to the NBA.
Damon’s story has been featured both nationally and globally. His second book, The Coffee Bean, co-authored with best-selling author Jon Gordon, became an instant best-seller and a part of Forbes’ “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.” Damon is passionate about the Coffee Bean message and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.
His latest book (with coauthor, Jon Gordon), The Coffee Bean for Kids, is the genesis for Coffee Bean Clubs being started by students at schools all over America.
- Servant Leadership: The Secret To Life
- Overcoming Adversity: The Damon West Story
- Core Values of Your Team: Inspire to Your Full Potential
- Position Determines Perspective: The Healthy Student
- Convocations: Inspirational Keynote for Educators
SPEECH & DEBATE NIGHT
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Join the fun at Speech and Debate Night on November 10 from 5 to 6:30 PM. Middle school students are invited to come learn about all the competitive events that make up a speech and debate tournament. It is a great opportunity to prepare for the middle school tournament that will be hosted at St. Thomas in December, but also a great opportunity to just have some fun!
- Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
HOT ART COOL JAZZ
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Hot Art Cool Jazz is an annual event hosted by the St. Thomas High School Fine Arts Department. In a setting of evening lights and gentle breezes, enjoy scintillating performances from The Eagle Jazz Band and St. Thomas Singers while browsing the extraordinary talents of Eagle artists in the mediums of clay, drawing and digital art.
- Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
S.T.E.A.M. ACADEMIC NIGHT
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 is S.T.E.A.M. Academic Night at St. Thomas High School. S.T.E.A.M. Academic Night is an opportunity for middle school students to explore and partake in hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics related activities in St. Thomas’ own state-of-the-art science facility. This is a fantastic opportunity for your son to learn about S.T.E.A.M. and see firsthand how St. Thomas High School fosters and encourages curiosity and learning in these academic areas.
We will have a light dinner for the students from 5:30 – 6:00 PM, with the S.T.E.A.M. activities beginning at 6:00 – 7:30 PM.