Clubs and Organizations
National Junior Honor Society
Saint Thomas More School has a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Qualification information is included in our Student Handbook.
The Saint Thomas More Middle School student council is composed of National Junior Honor Society members as well as two elected members per grade from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes. Campaigns and elections are held during the last two weeks of school every May. Students must get recommendations from three teachers in order to run. They also must prepare and deliver a speech to their classmates before the voting takes place. After the council is formed for the new school year, officers are chosen by the students at their first council meeting in August. The president and vice president must be National Junior Honor Society members and all officers are 8th graders.
The council is a student service organization and supports existing activities and creates new activities that are consistent with the STM mission statement and our dedication to being No Place For Hate. The council helps with numerous activities, including the More Fest, the pet blessing, updating the marquee sign in front of the main entrance to the school, planning activities for No Place for Hate lunches, giving tours to prospective students and their families, hosting special visitors, and collecting donations for various charities. The council also plans and carries out two middle school socials (activities include dancing, game room, and a service activity such as writing to soldiers or shut-ins) per year, one in the fall and one in the early spring. Student council members are model citizens for the rest of the middle school community and help the teachers, office staff, and administrators whenever possible.
At Saint Thomas More School, morning dismissal is staffed by 5th grade students. Participation in Safety Patrol is through application, and a student may not have any failing grades or check marks on their report card, specifically in conduct, if they are applying for Safety Patrol.
The Safety Patrol open the car doors for parents and assists children out of the car. Members of Safety Patrol provide a service to the entire school community under the direction of the school administration, and parents must follow the Safety Patrol instructions to assure the safety of all.
After School Activities and Organizations
Saint Thomas More School does not casually endorse or promote extracurricular programs by allowing brochures, advertisements, etc. to be displayed in the school or distributed to the student body. In order to have your program endorsed, you must interview with Saint Thomas More School administration and present a recent background screening on the provider(s) of the services who will be working with children. Further recommendations and/or visits to the program site may be required.