Open House! Sunday, November 10th from 2-5pm
Prospective families are invited to visit St. Thomas More Academy for our Open House scheduled on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
Open Houses provide an opportunity to tour the school and meet faculty and students. Our Open House is from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Program begins with a presentation of the faculty at 2:00pm in the upper campus theater.
Orientation and retreat events kick off the new school year
The atmosphere was sometimes boisterous and fun and other times reflective and prayerful as students met for their respective class orientations and retreats Aug. 12-14.
Faculty and junior and senior volunteers mingled with the incoming class on campus Aug. 12 during freshman orientation. Bright and early Monday morning the upperclassmen lined the drop-off area, welcoming STMA’s large freshman class and offering doughnuts to their parents. The day opened with Mass celebrated by Father Philip Tighe of St. Catherine’s in Wake Forest, who urged students to develop their God-given talents and abilities during the upcoming school year. The more serious aspects of orientation were offset by fun activities, culminating in a dodge ball match-up pitting freshmen against upperclassmen and faculty. The faculty and returning students, it is reported, managed to retain their dignity.
Sophomores met for their class retreat at the picturesque Falls Lake Community Center near Durham on Aug. 13, followed by the juniors and seniors at the same location Aug. 14. NC State chaplain Father Tony DeCandia celebrated Mass for the sophomores, and newly ordained St. Catherine’s associate Father Thomas Duggan did the same for the upperclassmen the next day. Students met the new faculty, learned about electives on offer during the upcoming semester, and participated in team-building exercises. Both retreats ended with a grill-out and plenty of time to socialize prior to the opportunities and challenges of the coming school year.