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Semester 1 End and Final Exams - Jan. 21/19

Semester 1 End and Final Exams - Jan. 21/19

This message is for parents and guardians of students at St Thomas More. Students have received a Student Information Package for semester end. It is the expectation that all students and parents/guardians will be familiar with the contents of this Information package. This Student Information package is also found on the STM web site.
Students must be in full school uniform during exams, during the exam viewing day on January 31 and going forward throughout semester 2.
Tuesday, January 22 is a half day of classes. Students will be dismissed at 12 noon. School buses will arrive at school to accommodate the early dismissal and the HSR has also been informed of the early dismissal. The afternoon is for the grade 8 students who wish to come to St Thomas More in September in order to have an orientation visit.
Exams are written from Wed Jan 23 to Tuesday, Jan 29, inclusive. Exams begin promptly at 8:30 am. In addition to the information on the distributed Student Information Package, please refer to page 30 of the Student Agenda Booklet regarding absence from an exam.
First day of exams is Wednesday, Jan 23. Students who are in a period 1 class that has a final exam will write on Wednesday. Thursday is day two of exams. Students who are in period 2 class that has a final exam will write on Thursday. Then follows day three for period 3 class on Friday, day 4 for period 4 class on Monday and day 5 for period 5 class on Tuesday.
Please note all the information provided pertaining to inclement weather and school closure and final exams, arriving late for exams, dress code and book collection.
Wednesday, January 30 is a PD day and there is no school for students.
Thursday, January 31 is the last day of semester one. The morning is for exam viewing and dismissal is at 12 noon.
Friday, February 1 is the first day of semester 2. It is a regular bell schedule.
We wish all students success in their exams for semester one.
Midterm Reports and GHAC Football - Nov. 19/18

Midterm Reports and GHAC Football - Nov. 19/18

Students have received their mid semester reports in period one class. Parents are asked to review the report and students are to return the second page, signed. Tuesday, November 20 is the GHAC football championship played at STM field at 3 pm. STM v CN. Entry is $5. Following the GHAC game, the City Jr football championship game is also at STM field, played at 5:30 pm. STM v BR. Entry for this game is $5. Tuesday, November 20 is STM Spirit Wear Day.
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week - Nov. 19/18

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week - Nov. 19/18

This week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. Wednesday, November 21 will be Pink shirt day at St Thomas More. Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt or pink top in support of our school's awareness campaign and activities.
Parent Teacher Interview Day - Oct. 25/18

Parent Teacher Interview Day - Oct. 25/18

Thursday, October 25 is Parent Teacher Interview day
School is dismissed at 12 noon
Your child has brought home information for you to schedule an interview appointment with teachers.
Scheduled interviews are between 1 pm and 3 pm and also in the evening between 6 pm and 8 pm
If you did not receive information for interview scheduling or if you have any questions, please contact the school at 905 388-3030.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 25.
Legalization of Cannabis - Oct. 16/18

Legalization of Cannabis - Oct. 16/18

This message for the St. Thomas More CSS community contains information regarding the legalization of cannabis. On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal in Ontario. To buy, have or use cannabis you must be 19 or older. Cannabis remains illegal for anyone under 19 years of age. The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board does not permit smoking, including vaping or the use of cannabis at school or Board sanctioned activities or events. All students are reminded of the Student Code of Conduct where expectations of behavior are outlined, including consequences for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For more information and resources, please visit the Board website or speak with the Principal or Vice Principal.
Charity Football Game Info - Sept. 28/18

Charity Football Game Info - Sept. 28/18

For Friday September 28: Ticket sales for student admittance for the Senior Buy In charity football game: St Thomas More Knights vs St. Mary Crusaders at 1:00 pm. Students may purchase a wristband to obtain class dismissal and to gain admittance to the game on STM home field. Student fee is $2.00. Purchase with on line cash. On line cash sales will close at end of period 1 on Friday September 28. Students who purchase wristband will receive them in period 4 class from their teacher. Students on period 4 lunch will receive their wristband in the cafeteria from teachers in period 4 on Friday September 28. Students without a wristband will not be accounted for class absence and will not be granted game admission. Entry fee for all attendees without wristband is $5. Junior Knights play at 7:00 pm on STM field. Admission for all attendees at gate is $5.00. All positive support for St. Thomas More and St. Mary for both games is appreciated. Go Knights Go!
PD Day and Night Football Games - Sept. 20/18

PD Day and Night Football Games - Sept. 20/18

Friday September 21 is a PD day. There is no school nor are there classes for students. St. Thomas More will host its first football game of the season. The STM Knights will play the CN Cardinals on the STM field. The Junior Knights will play at 5 pm and the Senior Knights will play at 7 pm. Entrance fee is $5 per person for all attendees. A food truck will be on site for food purchases. Please come out to cheer on and support the STM Knights.
Guidance Appointment Booking Instructions - August 29/18

Guidance Appointment Booking Instructions - August 29/18

Students can now book a Guidance appointment online using your web browser. Instructions are found on the STM web site.
Grade 9 Orientation - August 29/18

Grade 9 Orientation - August 29/18

This message is a reminder of the STM Grade 9 Orientation event that will be held on Thursday, August 30th, starting at 9:30 am.
Grade 9 students are asked to arrive by about 9:10 am and to report to the cafeteria to pick up their timetable and their spirit shirt.

The planned dismissal of the students will be by 11:30 am
Senior Girls' Basketball Tryouts - August 28/18

Senior Girls' Basketball Tryouts - August 28/18

This is a message to all girls in grades 9 through to 12 who are interested in trying out for STM's Senior Girls' Basketball Team.
Tryouts will be held at Redeemer College located at 777 Garner Road E on Wednesday, August 29 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and on Thursday, August 30th from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. All are welcome!
Jr. Football Tryouts - August 28/18

Jr. Football Tryouts - August 28/18

This message is to inform you that junior football tryouts start the week of Monday, August 27 and continue all throughout the week of September 4. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. Interested students should be on the turf field by 2:45 pm to sign in. Students should wear weather appropriate clothing and either running shoes or cleats. Although water will be available, we strongly recommend that you bring your own water.

Thank you