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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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Freshman Football Skills Assessment – May 5

Interested in playing football at St. Thomas? Tryouts will be on May 5 at 6:00 p.m. Please email Rich.McGuire@sths.org should you have any questions or concerns.

Mentor Moms Social – May 1

All incoming freshmen mothers are invited to the Mentor Moms Social on May 1 at 10:00 a.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.

Mothers’ Club Spring Luncheon – May 14

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. This event will take place at Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Booster Club Social – May 12

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.

Scholarships & Financial Aid Awards posted to SmartTuition – End of May

First Tuition Payment Due via SmartTuition – July 1

Student Username and Emails distributed – Early July

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

Breakfast with The President – The week of July 26

Parents of incoming freshmen 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: Week of July 26th 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 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.

First day of School – August 5

New Student & Transfer Orientation – August 5

New Parent Orientation – August 9 or 10

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
  • Monday, August 9 at 6 pm OR Tuesday, August 10 at 8 am
  • Questions? Contact Gail Calkins, Assistant Dean of Students at Gail.Calkins@sths.org or 713-864-6348 x 188

Camp Aquinas – August 15 – 19

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

SCHOOL CALENDAR

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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
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CAMP AQUINAS

St. Thomas High School has created an immersive outdoor leadership camp for all incoming freshmen that will take place August 15 – 19, 2021, 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.

VIEW INFO & PACKING LIST (PDF)
VISIT STHS.ORG/CAMP-AQUINAS

MEET OUR LEADERS


Mary Criaco
Assistant Principal


Rodney Takacs
Deans of Students


Gail Calkins
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

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STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK

Please review the St.Thomas High School Student-Parent Handbook (PDF) 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 (PDF).

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 is 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.

The 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 provide all necessary information through your Magnus Health account June 24, 2021.

As part of the Magnus Health account, all freshmen and transfer students must upload a physical, dated on or after April 15, 2021, to their Magnus Health account by this deadline.

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

*IMPORTANT: All students must have their Magnus Health completed 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” dropdown.
    • Summer reading assignments will be posted later this spring semester.
    • Once at the “Bookstore” dropdown, open the link “Summer Reading 2021-2022” then click on the blue titles.
    • 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 be sure to purchase books with the exact ISBN indicated on the list” (The “N” in ISBN stands for “number” so we don’t need that word).

VIRTUAL BOOKSTORE

  • Student textbooks are ordered online through our Virtual Bookstore hosted by BNC K-12 (Formerly called MBS Direct).
    • Our Virtual Bookstore (BNC K-12) will not open for Fall/Spring textbook purchases until July 5, 2021. 
    • 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 (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 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.

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.

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.

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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 (PDF).

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

VIEW BELL SCHEDULES (PDF)

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 2021.
  • 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

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 Preparing to Apply 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 on Campus” dropdown for more information.

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

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SERVICE HOURS

Students are required to accumulate a minimum of 25 service hours 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.

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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.

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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 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

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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!
       

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 – hbautista@sagedining.com

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

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