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St. Thomas More’s Jr. High Rocks at the St. Pius Academic Rally! (Click here for details)

St. Thomas More’s Jr. High Rocks at the St. Pius Academic Rally! (Click here for details) St. Thomas More students started 2015 by gathering gold, silver, and bronze at the 29th annual St. Pius X Middle School Academic Rally. Twenty-one schools throughout the archdiocese participated in scholastic disciplines that included art expression, creative writing, foreign language presentations (French & Spanish), calculator, number sense, on-site drawing, math, photography, science, English, social studies, spelling, technology, and theology. Each subject extensively tests a participant’s aptitude and comprehension.
Geography School Bee

Geography School Bee Last week 7th and 8th grade students competed in the National Geographic . Our school finalist are: 1s Place - Buddy Williams, 2nd Place - Corey Felan, and 3rd Place - Jaden Bengan. Honorable mentions to Ollie Ladnier and Stella Iliakis. Buddy Williams will advance to the next level of competition. Good Luck Buddy!
AUCTION GALA SOLD OUT!!!
Thanks to the generosity of our School and Parish community, the It's Golden Gala has sold out! If you wish to be placed on the Wait List, please contact Kathy Prado by email ONLY at kprado@stmorenews.com. A Bronze Level, Paddles Up! or donation in any amount are greatly appreciated. Please contact Kathy Prado in the School Office to make a donation. All donations are tax-deductible.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STM ROBOTICS TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STM ROBOTICS TEAM St. Thomas More Parish School Scores Big at the FIRST Lego League Challenge

The STM, Techno Tiger's, Robotics Team, composed of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, brought home two trophies from the FIRST Lego League South Texas Challenge held this past weekend. In this competition teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or program and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Fifty-five teams from area public and private schools participated in this final level of competition. The STM Team placed 2nd in the Team Award Category and 5th in the Robot Mission Category. The Techno Tigers received a Gold Ticket invitation to the Championship meet by by winning 1st place in Programming and 2nd place in Robot Performance at the qualifying tournament held in November. FIRST ( For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.
4th GRADE RENAISSANCE FAIR

4th GRADE RENAISSANCE FAIR After weeks of studying about the Renaissance Period in Literature class, the 4th grade students at St. Thomas More created their own Renaissance Festival for the school. The students created projects depicting the arts, food, military, and culture of the Renaissance and then spent the day explaining their project as parents, guests and students visited the Fair. The creativity and knowledge of their projects demonstrated by the students amazed all in attendance.
JR HIGH COLLECTION BENEFITS THE GABRIEL PROJECT

JR HIGH COLLECTION BENEFITS THE GABRIEL PROJECT Jr. High Students at St. Thomas More School honored the "40 Days of Life" by collecting money for The Gabriel Project . Students raised money in various ways, brought in their "Banks", and challenged their parents to match their donations. At the end of the drive $1600.00 had been raised. Pictured is Jr. High Religion teacher, Esther Kana, as she presents the check to Gabriel Project representative, Sarah Roberts. Mrs. Roberts was overwhelmed by the generosity of the students and explained to them how this would benefit those that the Gabriel Project serves.
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Upcoming Events

Spelling Bee
Date: 2/3/2015, 8:15 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Servant Hall
Jr. High Baseball Tryouts
Date: 2/11/2015, 3 PM 5 PM
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
Date: 2/12/2015, 3:45 PM 6:30 PM
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - NO SCHOOL
Date: 2/13/2015, 7:30 AM 11:45 AM
Presidents Day - Student Holiday/Teacher Inservice
Date: 2/16/2015
Ash Wednesday - ALL SCHOOL MASS
Date: 2/18/2015, 8:15 AM
Steps For Students 2015
Date: 2/21/2015
50th Anniversary Mass and Gala
Date: 2/28/2015, 5 PM 11 PM
Astronomy/STEM Night at STM
Date: 3/5/2015
Report Cards distributed
Date: 3/12/2015

Athletics & Extra Curricular Activities

Baseball Tryouts!
Baseball tryouts will be held on Wednesday, February 11th from 3:15 - 5:00. on the field in back of our school. Students in grades 6 - 8, may tryout for the team.

Please remember STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR ATHLETIC PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM ON FILE WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE TO PARTICIPATE IN TRYOUTS. (Physical exams must have been done after June 1, 2014 to participate in any athletic teams this school year.) (If you do not have a physical form on file, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Gleason.)
3rd Annual COACH COOZ INVITATIONAL JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
3rd Annual
COACH COOZ
INVITATIONAL
JUNIOR VARSITY
BOYS’ AND GIRLS’
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Jan. 30 & 31, 2015
For Details See the Attachement
Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule for the week of january 26th
Girls:

Monday
Girls Basketball Game vs St Anne Houston (Away)(JV, V)
Tuesday
Girls basketball Game vs John Paul II (Home)(JV, V)
Thursday
• Girls Basketball Game vs St. Anne Houston (Home)(JV, V)
Friday
JV Girls Practice

Boys:
Monday
Varsity Home game vs John Paul II (C,JV,V)

Tuesday
Varsity practice 5-6:30

Wednesday
Varsity Jr. Varsity away game St Anne (JV,V)

Thursday
Varsity practice 5-6:30

Friday
Varsity practice 4:30-6:30
Congratulations to our 6th Grade Boys Teams (Click for pictures)
Our 6th Grade Boys Basketball Teams participated in the St. Vincent de Paul Basketball Tournament over the weekend. Below are the results:

STM-Red Team - Consolation Winners in the Platinum Bracket. Edgar Romero received All Tournament honor.

STM-White Team - 1st Place in the Silver Bracket

Congratulations to both teams.
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team for taking 3rd Place in the St. Peter's Invitational Basketball Tournament. Go Lady Tigers!

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team for taking 3rd Place in the St. Peter's Invitational Basketball Tournament. Go Lady Tigers!
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