STA Students Excel at District Literary Rally

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The 2013 District Literary Rally was held at SLU on Saturday, March 23. The Rally encompasses private and public high schools from St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston, Washington, St. Charles, West Feliciana, Iberville, and East Baton Rouge Parishes.  A total of 75 schools competed in 28 events at this year’s rally.  Sixteen STA students placed at the District Level. Twelve of these students will go on to compete at the state level (Two events, spelling and art, do not have a state competition and if two STA students both placed in the same subject, the state only allows the top finisher to compete at the next level)


English I finishes Poetry unit

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Ms. Oalmann's freshman English class celebrates the end of the poetry unit!  Each student created a free verse poem about themselves called the "I Am" poem and then used it to create a poster that shared a little about themselves and their lives. This is a favorite and much-anticipated project among freshmen, as well as providing colorful classroom decorations during the unit.

STA Robotics Team Competes in Vex Robotics Competition

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Dozens of students from as far away as Virginia, Texas, and Mississippi joined Louisiana students at the Vex Robotics Competition held by Red Stick Robotics and hosted by the University of New Orleans. The contest required each team to build their robots to certain specifications but left room for creativity. The STA Robotics Team placed 3rd overall out of 34 teams.

STA initiates classroom experiment with iPads for all

$300k of Mac tablets will go home with teachers, students

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By: Joan Davis, AN17.com

HAMMOND
— Students and teachers at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School are embarking on an experiment in education technology this fall with iPads for all.

The change means that actual paper- and- ink textbooks for geography, social studies, history and math will eventually go away, as will the need for many school supplies parents purchase this time of year, like spiral-bound notebooks.

No need when there's an app for that.

Joshua Wittie, technology coordinator and teacher, said the school began student training sessions this week — two sessions a day, three days a week for two....
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