We challenge students with after school programs, including e-gaming (grades 5-8), our annual musical (grades 4-8), our annual variety show (grades 3-8), Girls on the Run (grades 3-5), and GRACEAC sports (grades 5-8). Middle school students can participate in Science Olympiad. We are proud that our students medaled in only their second year of competition!
Our students also have the opportunity to participate in our annual Spelling Bee (grades 3-8) and “You be the Chemist” Competition (5-8). Saint Thomas is proud to be the Regional Site for the “You be the Chemist” Competition. Representatives from Webb Chemical in Muskegon and PVS Chemicals in Detroit visit Saint Thomas and host this competition. Each year, we have students advance to the state level in these events!
Our Student Council offers our students (grades 6-8) an opportunity to serve the student body by providing fun activities, service opportunities and community outreach with local charity Kids’ Food Basket.
In addition to our music classes, students may participate in one of three Saint Thomas Children’s Choirs. Practice is held Tuesday nights in the church.
At Saint Thomas, we continually seek and offer experiences to enrich our students’ growth.
Fall 2021 After-School Programs
We are offering three programs through Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. If you are interested in signing up your child for any of the classes listed below, go to www.learningmeansfun.com/signup and complete the online registration. If you have any questions, please contact Afterschool Enrichment Solutions at (847) 482-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten – Grade 3
Wednesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 17
Course Code: TGR10.6.21
Our art class encourages K-3rd grade students to explore their artistic side! Through inspiring projects that foster creativity, the study of great artists (from classic to contemporary) and skill development through learning step-by-step drawing techniques, your child will take a journey into the world of art — a journey they’ll be eager to continue week after week. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session and will have the opportunity to earn belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
Kindergarten – Grade 8
Thursdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 18
Course Code: TGR10.7.21
Chess Scholars is our fun-filled professional chess program for children in grades K-8.We work with students of all levels, including complete beginners. During each one-hour class, there is an interactive instructional period of 15-20 minutes, followed by guided practice. Students can also test for Chess Belts, patterned after martial arts belts. We normally run a tournament with prizes towards the end of the session. Our curriculum is well suited for the needs of young students. For example, we have a special point system designed to avoid discouraging young beginners.
Tuesdays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 16
Course Code: TGR10.5.21
Your child will have a blast in this exciting new STEAM program. Our innovative approach to coding is sure to spark your child’s interest in computer science. The fun filled curriculum stresses critical thinking, creativity, confidence, teamwork, and problem solving skills to prepare them for the 21st century and beyond. Class topics include video game design, loops, control structure, conditional expressions, control statements, object oriented design concepts, data structures and variables, and mathematical expressions. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session and will have the opportunity to earn belts to demonstrate their learned skills!