STUDENT ACTIVITIES

At St. Thomas More Catholic School there is a world to discover outside of the classroom. You will be welcomed and encouraged to join in and try out for many of the activities in and around our community. These opportunities will help to enrich your learning experience, help to develop you as a leader, and will allow you to experience the sense of community found here at St. Thomas More Catholic School.

 

Athletics CYO

The CYO athletic program at St. Thomas More Catholic School is committed to the dignity and worth of each child it serves in a safe and nurturing environment.  Students in grades 3-8 from the parish and school community are eligible to participate in St. Thomas More Catholic School’s quality, competitive CYO sports programs that reinforce the importance of fairness, self-discipline, teamwork, self-sacrifice, sportsmanship, physical fitmess, positive self-image, respect for authority, self-worth, and the love of the sport.

 

St. Thomas More Catholic School offers participation in girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, track, and lacrosse.  A fee is charged for each sport to cover the cost of registration, fees, and equipment. 

 

Teams are coached by volunteers, most of whom are school parents or teachers. All volunteers are Called to Protect certified.  While CYO is not affiliated with our school, we do encourage our children’s participation in athletic interests. Questions?

M.U.S.E. (Musical Understanding through Sound Education) was established in 1986 by the current director of operations Bryant Allard. M.U.S.E. is in over 45 schools both in Portland and the San Francisco bay area offering quality music instruction before and after school. We are currently expanding our program to the Los Angeles area and homeschooling networks. 

 

 

M.U.S.E. offers:

  • Once a week group lessons grades 4-8 

  • We have qualified instructors who are carefully selected for their abilities to not only teach music but inspire and motivate the students. 

  • Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion (xylophone and snare drum)

MOREcare After School Program
 

After school care is offered for the convenience of school families. Our extended care program is licensed by the Child Care Division of the State of Oregon. The purpose of the program is to provide a loving safe environment for students until their parents can pick them up.

 

Care is offered for students in grades K‑8 from 3:05‑5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall on school days (2:00-5:30 on Wednesdays). 

 

Service Learning

 

STM HOPE – Helping Other People Everyday

Throughout the school year there are planned social outreach programs and service opportunities in each of the grades at St. Thomas More Catholic School. Some of these programs include serving at Blanchet House, helping with the Oregon Food Bank Garden, and working with the Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center. We also encourage student-driven service to respond to emergency and global needs.

 

Students are not assigned a minimum number of hours, but rather serve their community as an integrated component of our school program.

 

Our goal is to help our students create partnerships with local organizations to support a lifelong commitment to service and social justice. We have two service coordinator positions on our PTO Board to assist with planning and service education. 

Theater
 

The Young People’s Theatre Project combines entertainment and education for all audiences. Through performances, workshops and residencies with professional theatre artists, young people of all ages explore their creative potential. The Project is a resource to an ever expanding community, from opening nights to opening minds.

 

The Project is made up of teachers, actors, directors, writers, and technicians who have all benefited from opportunities in educational theatre and want to share their experience with as many people as possible.

 

The Young People’s Theatre Project is indeed an ever-expanding community of young people of all ages as we expand our work to include participants as young as 6 or 7 and as old as 67. And when you get involved – whether on stage, behind the scenes, in the audience, or from a distance – The Young People’s Theatre Project is you.

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