Incoming Students

Class of 2028

Welcome to St. Thomas High School! The Admissions Department has compiled important information below to assist students with their transition into St. Thomas. 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

New Eagle Welcome – March 22

All incoming freshmen and parents are invited to meet other new Eagles preparing to attend St. Thomas. Plan on joining the St. Thomas Community on March 22, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
RSVP: NewEagleWelcome.sths.org

New Student Registration – April 3

Registration is April 3, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in Reckling Gymnasium. For the event, please complete the enrollment checklist and bring your completed Course Selection Sheet.
Online Enrollment: sths.schooladminonline.com.

Creating a Blackbaud Tuition Management Login (Required after Enrollment) – April 14

To create your son’s Smart Tuition Login for regular tuition payments, you will need the confirmation page or email you received from enroll.blackbaud.school with your Family ID.

Note: Please create your account by April 14th. This process is not required for online enrollment, but it is necessary to make regular payments, including your May 1st and June 1st Camp Aquinas installments. Your account will also allow you to view any scholarships or financial aid.

To begin the Login process:

  1. Go to parent.blackbaud.school
  2. Click on “I am a first-time user.
  3. Please refer to your confirmation page with your Family ID, Primary Telephone, and Primary Email to create a login and password. Please keep this information safe and handy for future use.

Placement Testing – April 20

There will be a Math, Science, and World Language Placement test on April, 20 2024.

Freshman Football Skills Assessment – May 1

Interested in playing football at St. Thomas? The football team will be hosting a Freshman Football Skills Assessment on May 3 at 7:00 pm. Please email Rich.McGuire@sths.org should you have any questions or concerns.

Mentor Moms Social – May 2

All incoming freshman mothers are invited to the Mentor Moms Social on May 2, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in Cemo Auditorium. This is a great opportunity to meet other mothers who live in your area. All guests will be provided with useful information to start the year off! Click here to RSVP.

Booster Club Social – TBA

A parent-only social, sponsored by our St. Thomas Booster Club, for all new parents to have an opportunity to meet each other as an entire parent class. Click here to register and view more information about the event.

Mothers’ Club Spring Luncheon – May 10

During the luncheon, we will introduce you to the Mothers’ Club, which is made up of all mothers at St. Thomas across all grade levels and sponsors social, informative, and fundraising events. Click here to sign up (link coming soon).

Scholarships & Financial Aid Awards posted to Blackbaud Tuition Management – End of May

Summer Programs – June-July

Summer@STH delivers a rich variety of engaging opportunities directed towards developing lifelong learners and champions for life. Our goal is to provide an experience that sparks curiosity and ignites passion while improving core skills.

  • SMARTS Study Skills Enrichment Course
  • Parent, English, & Math Boot Camps
  • Health & Computer Applications Courses
  • Athletic Training & Athletic Summer Workouts
  • Eagle Band Camp
  • Required Summer Courses

Course Placement for the 2024-25 school year will be emailed – First Week of June

First Tuition Payment Due via Blackbaud Tuition Management – July 1

Magnus Health Documentation Due – July 5

Magnus Health is our web-based student medical and record-keeping system. Magnus Health provides an online solution for collecting, accessing, and protecting your son’s vital health information. All medical information and required school consent forms for the school year must be submitted through Magnus Health. St. Thomas does not accept paperwork directly.

Student Schedules for the 2024-25 school year will be emailed and posted to the Parent Portal – First Week of July

Student Username and Emails distributed – Early July

Breakfast with The President – July 22, 23, 24, 25

8:00 – 9:00 am in Fellowship Hall Hall
Parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to be Fr. Murphy’s guest for breakfast. Hear his vision for the school, ask questions, and meet other new parents. At this time we can accommodate only 25 guests for each breakfast. Register by emailing Alison.Broussard@sths.org. Include the name of each person attending and your choice of date. Students do not attend, but grandparents and other adults are welcome.

Mothers’ Club Welcome Mass & Tea – TBA

4:00 pm in Cemo Auditorium

New Student & Transfer Orientation – August 12

All incoming freshmen and transfer students must attend New Student Orientation. During orientation, we will provide your sons with the information, knowledge, and skills to begin a successful year at St. Thomas. Students will meet and join their STH House, hear from different academic departments, walk their schedules, and meet their teachers.

First day of School – August 13

New Parent Orientation – August 14 (am) & 15 (pm)

in Cemo Auditorium

Top 10 ways for new STH parents to become St. Thomas ready

  • Designed for Freshman and transfer parents
  • Meet key staff members
  • Learn answers to common questions that arise as classes begin
  • Take time to make the transition to the St. Thomas experience successful for both you and your son
  • Select whichever session is more convenient
  • Questions? Contact the Dean of Students Office at DeanofStudentsOffice@sths.org  or 713-864-6348 ext. 109

Camp Aquinas – August 16 – 19

Save the date! All incoming freshmen are required to attend Camp Aquinas, an immersive, educational, and outdoor leadership camp.
View Camp Aquinas Information

SCHOOL CALENDAR

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer@STH delivers a rich variety of engaging opportunities directed towards developing lifelong learners and champions for life. Our goal is to provide an experience that sparks curiosity and ignites passion while improving core skills.

  • SMARTS Study Skills Enrichment Course
  • Parent, English, & Math Boot Camps
  • Health & Computer Applications Courses
  • Athletic Training & Workouts
  • Eagle Band Camp
  • Required Summer Courses

CAMP AQUINAS

St. Thomas High School has created an immersive outdoor leadership camp for all incoming freshmen that will take place August 16 – 19, 2024, at Camp Cho-Yeh near Livingston, Texas.

Camp Aquinas seeks to forge the young men of St. Thomas into servant-leaders through a comprehensive curriculum based both in authentic mentorship and the power of the experience of nature. This very special camp supports the Basilian tradition to teach Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge and of the school’s vision to form strong, Catholic young men in service to the Church and the world.

STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK

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

MAGNUS HEALTH

Magnus Health is our web-based student medical and record-keeping system. Magnus Health provides an online solution for collecting, accessing, and protecting your son’s vital health information. All medical information and required school consent forms for the school year must be submitted through Magnus Health. St. Thomas does not accept paperwork directly.

Parents will receive an email from Magnus Health around June 15, 2024 with instructions to complete their son’s Magnus account. The deadline to provide all necessary information and forms through your Magnus Health account is July 5, 2024. Please do not begin completing  your son’s Magnus account until you receive the email prompt in early June.  Access to this Magnus account will be through your STH parent portal. You have a separate log in and portal account from your son and Magnus must be completed through your parent portal. Once in the portal you will see a tab “Resources” – click there and when it opens you will see a tab for Magnus Health. When you click on Magnus you will then be automatically in the account

As part of the Magnus Health account, all freshmen and transfer students as well as returning athletes must upload a physical, dated on or after April 15, 2022, to their Magnus Health account by this deadline.

Please note the physical must be dated after April 15 and submitted by the completion deadline of July 5. If your son’s yearly physical with his physician falls outside of those dates, you will need to have a sports-type physical done at a clinic (walk in clinics like HEB, CVS, etc.) that do them at a very minimal cost.

Please use the STH Physical Form (PDF) for the new physical. A copy of the physical form can also be found in your Magnus Health account.

Proof of medical insurance for your son is also required to be an enrolled student at St. Thomas and can be uploaded in his Magnus account.

Access to your son’s Magnus Health account will be through your STH parent portal. The account cannot be accessed through your son’s STH student portal.

**IMPORTANT: All students must have their Magnus Health completed in order to begin classes, and participate in all other STH activities on or off campus.

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

REQUIRED SUMMER READING

The freshman summer reading assignment is now available. Freshmen are required to print, read, and annotate the five speeches on Heroism by the first day of school. To learn more about the readings and how to annotate, please refer to page 1.

STH BOOKSTORE

Our Online Bookstore for the 2024-2025 school year is BNC K-12. All required digital and print textbooks are sold through BNC K-12. We use a “Shop by Schedule” system which will use your son’s course schedule to select books for you.

BNC K-12 will not open until early July. Your son’s schedule will have been uploaded into the online bookstore and you will need your son’s new school email address to purchase books.

You will receive an email from our Director of IT, Christopher Hodge, in July with information on how to purchase textbooks through BNC K-12.

For questions or more information regarding Summer Reading or the Virtual Bookstore, email Madison Lupardu at madison.lupardu@sths.org.

For more information about summer reading and the bookstore click the button below.

LOGGING INTO YOUR STH PORTAL

Please view the STH Portal Instructions (PDF) to create your account, view course selection requests, and complete required Magnus Health forms. Usernames and emails will be distributed in early July.

STUDENT ID & EMAIL

Parents will receive an email in early July regarding their 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.

STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS

Student course selections will be published on the STH Portal in July.

COURSE CATALOGUE

View our full Course Catalogue (PDF) below, which includes all academic courses offered.

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 on the STH portal. Please watch our LAP Instructional Video to learn about the importance of LAPs to a student’s 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 McRoberts at Caroline.McRoberts@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 well-being of the men of St. Thomas while fostering 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.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Please visit our School Calendar for important upcoming events.

BELL SCHEDULES

View a full list of our Bell Schedules (PDF).

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

PICK UP & DROP OFF

View our daily Pick Up & Drop Off routes on the map below. Gates will close 30 minutes after the first bell and reopen at 2:30 pm every school day. It will close at 11 pm Monday Friday. Please note that we do not have a carpool line.

Students arriving to school late must always check in at the Dean of Students Office before going to class, even if it is during a passing period, flex or lunch time. A parent should contact the Dean of Students Office at DeanofStudentsOffice@sths.org or 713-864-6348 x 109 with the reason for the student’s tardy.

CARPOOLTOSCHOOL

We are so excited to inform you that St. Thomas High School uses CarpooltoSchool! CarpooltoSchool is a web-based platform and mobile application that connects parents and students so they can create carpools.

Carpools are great for parents, students and schools. They save time, money and help students make new friends. Visit sths.carpooltoschool.com to join. Access is exclusive to our community only!

For more information, please email Cindy.Martini@sths.org.

DINING SERVICES – BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND SNACKS

Students have the option to either purchase food and drinks at our Sage Dining Services cafeteria or bring their own food from home.

To purchase food and drinks at the Sage Dining cafeteria, please register your student for a MyKidsSpending account.

  • The MyKidsSpending link will open in July 2024.
  • You will need your  student ID number in order to open an account with MyKidsSpending.
  • Student’s MyKidsSpending account is linked to their Student ID card. Funds from the student’s MyKidsSpending account will be used when their Student ID card is scanned 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 use credit or debit cards for purchases until they receive their student ID cards. 
  • No cash may be used in the cafeteria for purchases. Cash is not accepted at the cash registers. Cash may be brought to the cafeteria to be deposited directly to a student’s MyKidsSpending account.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted.
  • St. Thomas High School strongly encourages all parents to open and fund a MyKidsSpending account.
  • It is important to keep track of your son’s spending every few days to make sure he continues to have funds if you wish for him to purchase items for the cafeteria and not be able to do so due to lack of funds.

SAGE DINING MENU

For questions or information about Sage Dining Services, please email Sage.Dining@sths.org.

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 personal, cultural, and spiritual growth.

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

SERVICE PROGRAM

Students are required to accumulate a minimum of 6 service experiences each year 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.

ATHLETICS

Athletics at St. Thomas High school has a tradition of excellence, and 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 and competes 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.

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 parents can give their time and talent to the St. Thomas community, such as through the following clubs and guilds below:

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

MEET OUR LEADERS


Daniel Bryant ’93
Assistant Principal


Rodney Takacs
Dean of Students


Jerome Llorens
Assistant Dean of Students


Chrissy Gensheimer
Assistant Dean of Instruction


Chelette Stephenson
Director of Counseling


Andrew Quittenton
Director of Campus Ministry


Mike Netzel
Director of Athletics


Joe O’Brien
Director of Student Activities


Caroline McRoberts
Director of the Learning Enrichment Center


Christopher Hodge
Director of Technology

BIG RED NEWS

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

YOUR MENTOR MOM TEAM

If you have not received your Mentor Mom team assignment or have a question about Mentor Moms, please email sthmentormoms@gmail.com.

Mentor Mom Team Leaders: Candice Croker, Emily Guyre, and Stephanie Yankowsky

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.McRoberts@sths.org

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

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

Student Dining – Sage.Dining@sths.org

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