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Welcome to St. Thomas High School! The Admissions Department has compiled important information below to assist students with their transition into St. Thomas High School. Please carefully review the information found in each tab.

The Admissions Department is here to help you navigate the journey to becoming a St. Thomas Eagle. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer your questions about your future at St. Thomas High School. You may also reach the Admissions Office at 713-864-6348 ext. 175 or at Admissions@sths.org.

MEET OUR LEADERS

President – Fr. Jim Murphy, CSB

Principal – Dr. Aaron Dominguez ‘96

Assistant PrincipalMary Criaco

Deans of StudentsRodney Takacs

Assistant Dean of StudentsGail Calkins

Assistant Dean of InstructionChrissy Gensheimer

Director of CounselingChelette Stephenson

Director of Campus Ministry – Andrew Quittenton

Director of AthleticsMike Netzel

Director of Student ActivitiesJoe O’Brien

Director of the Learning Enrichment CenterCaroline Becker

Director of TechnologyChristopher Hodge

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STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK

Please review the St.Thomas High School Student-Parent Handbook before the start of the school year.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

In depth information regarding the St. Thomas High School dress code can be found on page 42 of our Student-Parent Handbook.

STUDENT ID CARD & LANYARD

For safety and security reasons, students are required at all times on school days to wear their School ID on a lanyard around their neck that visible outside all clothing.  From arrival on campus until exiting campus, Student ID’s must be on and visible unless a student is participating in PE or an after school sport.

Student ID is also used as a key fob for school entrances.

For questions or information regarding student dress code, the student-parent handbook, attendance, health, or discipline, please email DeanofStudentsOffice@sths.org.

MAGNUS HEALTH

Magnus Health is our web-based student medical record system. Magnus Health provides an online solution for collecting, accessing, and protecting your son’s vital health information. All required school forms for the school year must be submitted through Magnus Health.

Parents will receive an email from our Magnus Health system in early June. The deadline to complete your Magnus Health account is June 25, 2020.

As part of the Magnus Health account, all freshmen and transfer students must upload a physical dated on or after April 15, 2019, to their Magnus Health account by the Magnus deadline.

It is encouraged that students to have a new physical, if possible. Students who elect to see a personal physician for their physical exam, please download the STH Physical Form and then upload the completed documents to your Magnus Health account.

*IMPORTANT: All students  must have their Magnus Health complete in order to begin school and attend Camp Aquinas or other off campus activities the first week of school.

For questions or information regarding Magnus, please email DeanofStudentsOffice@sths.org.

STH PHYSICAL FORM (PDF)

SUMMER READING

  • The list of required Summer Reading titles can be found on our Student Life page under the “Bookstore”
    • Required assignments for Summer reading can be found by clicking on the blue title of the book.
  • You may purchase your student’s Summer Reading books from our official Virtual Bookstore at BNC K-12 or from any other bookstore. If you choose to purchase your book at a bookstore, please follow the listed ISBN number exactly.

VIRTUAL BOOKSTORE

  • Student textbooks are ordered online through our Virtual Bookstore hosted by BNC K-12 (Formerly called MBS Direct).
    • Our Virtual Bookstorte (BNC K-12) will not open for Fall/Spring textbook purchases until July 6, 2020. 
    • In July, parents will receive an email from our Director of IT, Christopher Hodge with information on how to purchase textbooks through BNC K-12.

Please note: 

  • Some textbooks in the Virtual Bookstore (BNC k-12) are physical textbooks that will be delivered to you. Others are digital downloads for reading on student tablets.
  • Do not download digital books onto your student’s tablet. This will be done the first day of class.

For questions or more information regarding Summer Reading or the Virtual Bookstore, email Joshua Wilson at bookstore@sths.org.

LOGGING INTO YOUR STH PORTAL

Please view the STH Portal Instructions to create your account, view course selection requests, and complete required Magnus Health forms.

STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS

Student course selections have been published on the STH Portal.

COURSE CATALOG

View our full Course Catalog below that includes all academic courses offered.

STUDENT ID & EMAIL

Parents will receive an email in early July regarding the student’s STH assigned email address and student ID number.

For questions or information regarding your STH Portal, Student Email, or Student ID, please email helpdesk@sths.org.

UNDERSTANDING LAPS

LAPs are “Learning Activity Packets” that outline the goals and learning objectives for each unit of study. LAPs are provided for each class and can be found in the STH portal. Please watch our LAP Instructional Video to learn about the importance of LAPs to a students success at St. Thomas High School.

For questions or more information about LAPs, please email Chrissy.Gensheimer@sths.org.

LEARNING ENRICHMENT CENTER

The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC), located in the library, is a space for students to continue the thinking, learning, and planning that occurs in their classrooms. The experienced specialists in the LEC provide additional instruction that extends the work our teachers do in class in order to meet each student’s unique learning needs. At no extra cost, students are able to seek assistance and feedback on their assignments with one-on-one tutoring. Students may request tutoring before and after school, during their study hall, and during lunch.

For questions or more information regarding our Learning Enrichment Center, please email Caroline Becker at Caroline.Becker@sths.org.

COUNSELING

The mission of the St. Thomas High School Counseling Department is to provide comprehensive services that support the academic achievement, collegial aspirations and mental wellness of the men of St. Thomas and foster the STH qualities of Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge.

Counselors at St. Thomas are alphabetically assigned to students and work with them beginning in 9th grade. Students remain with their counselor through graduation. Counselors work with students on academic, personal/social issues, and post-secondary choices. A college software program called Naviance is used extensively throughout this process.

For questions or more information regarding Counseling, please email Chelette Stephenson at Chelette.Stephenson@sths.org.

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Please visit our School Calendar for important upcoming events. View important freshman related events on the School Calendar by clicking “Show Filters” and selecting the “Incoming Freshmen” filter in the “Event Category” dropdown.

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BELL SCHEDULES

View a full list of our Bell Schedules.

For questions or information regarding our Academic Calendar or Bell Schedules, please email DeanofStudentsOffice@sths.org.

VIEW BELL SCHEDULES (PDF)

BREAKFAST WITH THE PRESIDENT

Parents of incoming freshmen are invited to enjoy breakfast with our president, Fr. Jim Murphy. Learn about his vision for our school, ask questions, and meet other new Eagle families.

Date options for this event are July 27, 28, 29, 30, or 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Each date can accommodate up to 25 guests. Students do not attend, but grandparents and other adults are welcome.

Register by emailing Alison.Broussard@sths.org. Include the name of each person attending and your choice of date.

REGISTER BY EMAIL

CAMP AQUINAS

Camp Aquinas is an immersive outdoor leadership camp for all incoming freshmen that will take place during the first week of school, August 10 – 14, 2020 at Camp Cho-Yeh near Livingston, Texas. All incoming freshmen are required to attend Camp Aquinas.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & TRADITIONS

August 6 
Transfer Student Orientation

August 10
First Day of School

August 10 -14
Camp Aquinas (Freshmen Only)

August 17 – 21
Fish Week

August 19
New Parent Orientation Night

August 20
First All School Mass

August 21
Orientation Dance

August 26
Back to School Night

September 18
Walk-a-thon

October 2 & 3
Homecoming Game & Dance

October 30
Fall Olympics

November 2
Father-Son Mass

November 7
Auction & Gala

December 8
Mother-Son Mass

March 7
Round Up

April 10
Prom

April 23
Style Show

VIEW EVENTS & TRADITIONS DESCRIPTIONS (PDF)

LUNCH

Students have the option to either dine in at our Sage Dining Services cafeteria or bring their own lunch from home.

To dine in the at the Sage Dining cafeteria, please register your student for a MyKidsSpending account.

  • MyKidsSpending link will open in July 2020.
  • You will need a student ID number in order to open an account with MyKidsSpending.
  • Student’s MyKidsSpending account is linked to their Student ID card. Fund from the student’s MyKidsSpending account will be used when their Student ID card is swiped at the cafeteria.
    • Student ID cards are provided during the first few days of school.
    • If planning to dine in at the Sage Cafeteria, freshmen and transfer students must bring cash for purchases until they receive their student ID cards. 
  • No credit cards or debit cards may be used in the cafeteria.
  • Cash is accepted.
  • St. Thomas High School strongly encourages all parents to open and fund a MyKidsSpending account.

Sage Dining Menu

VIEW DAILY LUNCH MENU

For questions or information about Sage Dining Services, please email Henry Bautista at hbautista@sagedining.com.

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF

St. Thomas High School’s campus is undergoing changes as far as entry and exit in order to increase security and safety for our community. A detailed pick-up and drop-off plan is forthcoming and will be shared before the start of the Fall semester.

BUS TRANSPORTATION

St. Thomas High School offers three bus routes from the Cypress, Kingwood, and Spring areas. If you are interested in joining those bus routes, please visit our Admissions Prepare page and click the “Transportation” tab for more information.

For questions or information regarding bus transportation, please email Cindy Martini at Cindy.Martini@sths.org.

PARKING PERMITS

Please visit our Student Life page and click on the “Student Parking and Driving” dropdown for more information.

For questions or information about student parking permits, please contact our Business Office at BusinessOffice@sths.org.

ATHLETICS

Athletics at St. Thomas High school has a tradition of excellence, which strives to succeed on the field of competition and in the development of student character and faith. St. Thomas offers 12 sports with multiple team levels while competing in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial School (TAPPS).

For questions and information about Student Athletics, please email Mike Netzel at Michael.Netzel@sths.org.

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STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Students who participate in extracurricular activities reap the benefit of the total St. Thomas educational experience. St. Thomas High School empowers its students to pursue their passions and build a community around topics and activities they love. Our robust program of clubs and organizations provide avenues for cultural and spiritual growth.

For questions or information about our Student Organizations, please email Veronica Looper at Veronica.Looper@sths.org.

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SERVICE HOURS

Students are required to accumulate 100 service hours over four years at St. Thomas High School.

The goal of service is not for the sake of collecting hours, but rather to be the “hands and feet” of God to God’s people. Each young man will go through rigorous hours of theological content as a student at St. Thomas High School; being of service to the community allows each to put into action what he has learned, while honoring our mission to uphold Goodness.

For questions or information about our Service Hours, please email Veronica Looper at Veronica.Looper@sths.org.

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PARENT ORGANIZATIONS

St. Thomas High School is a vibrant community that exists because of our dedicated and loyal parents, whose selfless commitment to our school advances our sacred mission. There are many ways that parents can give their time and talent to the St. Thomas community, including the following clubs and guilds below.

Mothers’ Club
Booster Club
Music Guild
Drama Guild
Forensics Guild
Eagle House

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BIG RED NEWS

St. Thomas High School’s email newsletter sent every Wednesday

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow St. Thomas High School @sthcatholic on all social media platforms!
       

CODE RED

Email, phone call or text – Emergency contact resource for unplanned school closing or early dismissal

YOUR MENTOR MOM TEAM

If you have not received your Mentor Mom teach assignment or have a question about Mentor Moms, please email Christine Cummins at cccummins@comcast.net or Mary Grace Carter at mgbcarter@yahoo.com.

Contact Information

For questions and further information, please contact the following administrators based on your inquiry below: 

Parent-Student Handbook, Student Attendance, Dress Code, Conduct, Health, Magnus, or Discipline –  DeanofStudentsOffice@sths.org

Student Emails, Student ID, or STH Portal – helpdesk@sths.org

Summer Reading & Virtual Bookstore – bookstore@sths.org.

Student Course Selections, Schedules, LAPs, or Academic Support – Chrissy.Gensheimer@sths.org

Learning Enrichment Center – Caroline.Becker@sths.org

Service Hours or Student Organizations – Veronica.Looper@sths.org

Campus Ministry, Camp Aquinas, Student Retreats – Andrew.Quittenton@sths.org

Student Dining – hbautista@sagedining.com

Campus Transportation or Buses – Cindy.Martini@sths.org

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