The students at St. Thomas have many opportunities to develop and show their talents.
Extra-curricular activities are offered to St. Thomas the Apostle school students to enrich and compliment their academic education. At the elementary school level, extracurricular programs are a learning experience; therefore, all students interested in a particular activity should be encouraged and given equal opportunity to fully participate. Students at St. Thomas are offered a wide variety of activities including a no cut sports program, band, drama club, photography club, academic competitions such as spelling bee and scholastic bowl, Scouts, and more.
Students in grade 4-8 are invited to participate in the St. Thomas Band Program. Music Education Services, Inc. offers lessons during the regular school day and after school. There is an additional charge for these lessons, which is billed directly to parents. Musical instruments can also be rented for a fee. All band students participate in concerts for the school and families, and can also choose to perform in the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Drama Club is an extra-curricular activity for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It is led by our music teacher with the support of teachers and volunteers. Students are involved in all aspects of a play production, including set design, costuming, props, acting, and special effects. Students must be willing to learn and make a commitment to the team effort while having fun producing a play. The play is performed in the spring for the school. There is also an evening performance for the community. Academic/Sports eligibility rules apply.
Students have the opportunity to begin intramural sports in grade four and to participate in conference play in basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and track in grades 5-8. The Diocese requires that all student athletes have their own insurance in order to play; a sports physical must also be on file each year. Academic/Sports eligibility rules apply.
The PTO also offers several opportunities for students to socialize outside of school, including Skating Parties, Mother-Son Bowlling, Father-Daughter Danes, Fun Fairs, and a school fund raising Trivia Night.
St. Thomas is always open to new ideas for clubs, social activities, and extra-curricular activities.
The beauty of a Catholic school is the involvement of the parents and dedication of the students and teachers.