News

Uncategorized

Yuck! Science at St. Thomas

February 1, 2021, Author: April Smith

Normally exploding trash cans in the school parking lot would be cause for concern, but St. Thomas is often home to exciting exceptions to the norm. On Friday, January 29, the students and staff  St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School participated in an in-house field trip with Brian Whittington, founder and host of the YuckShow Live [...]

Uncategorized

Dissecting Frogs at St. Thomas

January 25, 2021, Author: April Smith

Students at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School learned that to dissect means "to expose the several parts for examination". This is exactly what they did when our 4th and 5th graders engaged in a two-day anatomy and physiology lab lesson dissecting frogs.  Mr. O'Neal, our Head of School, brushed off his lab coat [...]

Uncategorized, Virtue of the Month

Virtousity

December 8, 2020, Author: April Smith

As you know, St. Thomas practices a different virtue each month. This month’s virtue is generosity and during this season of giving our 5th/6th grade class coordinated a toy drive with Communities in Schools at McWhirter Elementary. Class President John Levine led the effort to gather toys for families in need, soliciting […]

2020-2021 School Year, Project Based Learning, Science

STEM at St. Thomas with LEGO WeDo 2.0

November 17, 2020, Author: CONeal

Last year, St. Thomas alum students (now in junior high) swept the science fair scene, winning not only their school competitions, but then placing at regional, advancing to state and placing there too! How is it that we achieve results like this with our students you ask? Because of our way of […]

2020-2021 School Year, Spanish, St. Thomas Families

Dia de los Muertos

November 13, 2020, Author: April Smith

As a part of the cultural aspect and global awareness of the language, St. Thomas students had the opportunity to learn about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, during Spanish class. They discussed the history and purpose of the holiday and the many ways it is celebrated in different […]

2020-2021 School Year, Project Based Learning, Science

Learning with LEGO

October 26, 2020, Author: April Smith

          LEGO WeDo 2.0 Kits are here. Through a grant from Jacobs Engineering, St. Thomas has 6 kits (a class set for 2 students per kit) of LEGO WeDo 2.0 materials which interface with our Chromebooks. This is a great new resource for our students, and what’s more, there […]

2020-2021 School Year, Field Trips, Science

Kindergarten at ABNC

October 14, 2020, Author: April Smith

    The first field trip of the 2020-2021 school year was a success! Kindergarten visited the Armand Bayou Nature Center to learn about wildlife, insects, and pollinators.   Check out more pictures from the field trip. See insects and pollinators that the students experienced.   #ABNC  

2020-2021 School Year, Chapel, St. Thomas Families

St. Thomas Pet Blessing

October 6, 2020, Author: April Smith

Following Sunday’s Feast of St. Francis, it is our school’s tradition to offer a Blessing of the Pets for all of our families and their furry (or scaly, or feathery) friends.  We were given a beautiful morning to gather outdoors as we welcomed parents and pets; students also brought pictures of their […]

Uncategorized

St. Thomas Distance Learning Plan

April 23, 2020, Author: CONeal

The world changed for Houston and surrounding communities while St. Thomas was on Spring Break in March. Because of our small-by-design model, we were able to pivot quickly and begin distance learning the same week we were set to return to campus from break! Our teachers and staff continue to support students [...]

2019-2020, Project Based Learning, Science

Prairie Pollinator Garden Grant

February 10, 2020, Author: CONeal

We are excited to announce that St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School has partnered with the Houston Zoo and the City of Nassau Bay to install a learning garden here on our campus this spring! You can read more about the Prairie Pollinator Pathway project and see the role that St. Thomas [...]