Encouraging the Spirit of Community
We host a variety of on-campus events each year to celebrate and raise money for the school that are geared toward students, parents and the larger community, as well.
The Saint Thomas’ Fund
The Saint Thomas’ Fund is the fundraising priority for the school each year. All parents, alumni, board members, faculty and staff are asked to participate.
Back-to-School Spaghetti Dinner
All school event for students, siblings, and parents held in September to kick off the school year. Dinner followed by games, activities, and live entertainment.
Our annual Book Fair benefits our Robinson Memorial Library, as well as individual classroom libraries. With the help of parent volunteers, this event is always a great success, with support from the entire community.
This sophomore class fundraiser is held each spring and features chemistry experiments and demonstrations. All students and parents are invited to attend.
All students in kindergarten through grade 12 sing at these annual concerts prior to the Christmas break.
From booths and games to rides and barbeque, this community event is not to be missed. Our Fall Fair is held the last Saturday of October and is open to all families, alumni, church members, neighbors and friends.
Prior to Thanksgiving, we welcome grandparents’ and VIPs to share time on campus with students grades Kindergarten Bridge–fifth. The day begins with a welcome reception in the Murray Center that includes breakfast and a musical program featuring our student string ensembles. While on campus, grandparents and other special visitors are able to share in classroom activities with their students. The event ends with our daily chapel service.
Last Week of School
Our world-champion pipe band plays after chapel on graduation day. Graduation service is held in the Chapel on Thursday evening in late May. Rising seniors get senior robes and wear to Chapel on the last day of school, the Friday following graduation.
Held in May, our kindergarten through fourth grade students perform traditional Highland dances, while our “B” and “C” bands accompany the dancers.
This water day is held after school on a spring Friday for lower school students, and includes a variety of water activities, concessions, pizza and more, with funds raised benefitting our campus beautification efforts.
Each spring, the junior class performs a show to honor the seniors. Many years ago, the show began as an afternoon event with a display of fashions from local retailers. However, through the years it has evolved into an event that “roasts” the students with humor.
Each performance ends with the senior tribute — a slide show comprised of photos of each senior growing up and progressing through STE. Beyond raising money for the subsequent year’s prom, the show is a way for virtually the entire upper school to come together. Seniors are the guests of honor, juniors are the entertainers, sophomores are the servers, and parents and faculty comprise most of the audience.