Get Involved at STE
Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School offers students a variety of on-campus activities designed to promote character building and leadership.
Awaken the Dawn
This group of Upper School students and teachers gather in the theater for a time of prayer, praise, and Bible study. Awaken the Dawn is open to any interested upper school student. Members sing songs of praise, read a Bible passage, and share their thoughts.
Seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate in Junior Cotillion (offered by the National League of Junior Cotillions) on our campus. Participants receive instruction and practice in etiquette, manners, character education, and traditional dancing. Cotillion, which meets on campus one evening a week for five weeks beginning each January, culminates with the Cotillion Ball at a local country club in February.
HOPE Club is dedicated to community outreach. Students meet bi-weekly to plan and organize upcoming service projects. Monthly projects have included work at the Food Bank, Life House, Open Door Mission, CCSC, Nehemiah Center, and various churches as well as in-house work here at STE.
Cub Scout Pack 1226, Boy Scout Troop 1226 and various Girl Scouts meet on the STE campus.
Student Ambassadors are Middle and Upper school volunteer representatives who help at open houses, Grandparents’ Day, new student testing, shadowing, kindergarten acceptance parties, and other school events. Ambassadors greet guests, give tours, and answer questions from parents and students.
Comprised of elected homeroom representatives, as well as representatives from other student activities such as athletics, band, and music, the Student Foundation’s main purpose is to serve Saint Thomas’. Student Ambassadors and Honor Council members are members of Student Foundation. These students volunteer at STE functions, including events such as Fall Fair, Spaghetti Dinner, and Open Houses. Student Foundation also sponsors a Teacher Appreciation Week and provides signage in the Upper School building in support of our sports, music, and academic teams.
The upper school Honor Council is comprised of four seniors and four juniors.
The Headmaster and Upper School teachers nominate junior students at the beginning of each year, and then their classmates vote on the list of nominees. Elected juniors serve for two years.
In its judicial role, The Honor Council reviews and judges any case that comes before it concerning violations of the school’s Honor Code.
It then makes recommendations for action to the Headmaster, where the final appeal rests.
The Honor Council discusses the Honor System at the beginning of the year at a student assembly and at other appropriate times during the year.