Orientation Day
We l
ook forward to seeing your student on Wednesday, August 8 for Orientation. If you have not done so already, please allow enough time to visit our Back to School button at There are several documents that must be signed and online forms to complete prior to Orientation Day.


Please pay special attention to the yellow highlighted areas in the student handbook.  These highlighted areas reflect new policy changes for the 2018 - 2019 school year.


Welcome New Faculty and Staff

Please join us in welcoming our newest members of the faculty and staff: Cherie Bailey - Business Office Asst., Sierra Payne - Fine Arts, Wendy Primeaux - Options, Rickey Smith - P.E., May Soria - Spanish, Cathy Walz - Chemistry and Michele Young - Admin. Receptionist.


In other great news, in addition to teaching English and yearbook, faculty member Laura Trahan is joining Sharon Johnson as the Class of 2020 counselor.  


Student Resource Officer

We are happy to announce that we have hired Officer Robert Tierney as our SRO for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Officer Tierney has ten years of experience on the force, serving two years as an SRO. He will be on St. Thomas More's campus during school hours.  Please join us as we welcome Officer Tierney.


AR Summer Reading Testing 
The library will be open for summer reading testing on Wednesday, August 8 from 7 am - 3 pm (during Orientation).  Please note, this is not the final testing date as announced in our last More on the Way.


The deadlines to complete AR summer reading testing are:

Seniors: August 9
Juniors: August 10
Sophomores: August 13
Freshmen: August 14

Students' English teachers will give the other assessments for summer reading or movie viewing. 


Orders for Uniform Sweatshirts and Fleece Jackets

Orders for uniform navy sweatshirts and navy fleece jackets are now being taken.  Crew neck sweatshirts are available with either STM Cougars or customized with 29 different sports/activities (ranging from Ambassadors to Band to Swimming).  For a complete list of the sports/activities available, please open the link below.  These custom sweatshirts are only available by special online order until Thursday, September 6


Campus Ministry Kickoff Meeting

Parents and students are invited to attend the Campus Ministry kickoff meeting on Tuesday, August 7 from 6 - 7 pm in the STM gym. This includes incoming freshmen who are interested in joining Campus Ministry. Raffle tickets will be collected from those who elected to sell tickets in lieu of a participation fee. 


STM Revival

Celebrate the start of the new school year with us at Revival Saturday, August 11 from 6 - 9 pm. Events include Praise and Worship, Adoration, Reconciliation, fellowship and refreshments. The entire STM community, feeder school students and parents are invited to attend. There is no charge for admission.  We hope to see you there!


Attn: Parents and Students in the Academic Support Program

MANDATORY informational meeting for parents and students

Monday, August 13 - freshmen and their parents

Tuesday, August 14 - sophomores and their parents

Wednesday, August 15 - juniors, seniors and their parents

Meetings will be held in the STM library from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.


Cougar Dance Mix Up

Calling all students ages 6 and up! Join our Cougar Dance team for an exciting day of hip-hop fun. All participants will receive lunch, a t-shirt, a day of dance and tricks classes with guest master choreographer, Ben Carter. Plus, all participants will be invited to dance with the Cougar Dance Team at an STM Basketball half-time show. Click here to register.


 Upcoming Events

August 7 - Campus Ministry Kickoff Meeting | 6 pm

August 8 - Orientation
August 9 - 1st full day of classes
August 11 - Revival | 6 pm
August 15 - 36th Anniversary Mass | Holy Day of Obligation

August 20 - Meet the Cougar 6 p.m. (fall sports)

August 25 - Cougar Dance Mix Up

September 6 - Back to School Night 6 p.m.


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