St. Thomas More must provide a safe environment for children and youth. We hold ALL adults who work with minors to a code of conduct that is Christ-centered and professional. The Safe Environment Program implemented by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge requires us to evaluate the background of all paid personnel and volunteers whose duties include ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge has adopted Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Any one who wants to volunteer at St. Thomas More must be in compliance with this policy. ALL requirements must be met in order to volunteer.
The Diocese is still transitioning to a new system for volunteers to apply for Child Protection Certification. In the meantime, you may still follow these steps to become certified to volunteer at STM:
For both morning and afternoon carpool, vehicles will line up on Sylvan Drive heading North (toward Sherbrook) and will turn into the carpool line through the gate between the preschool building and kindergarten building. To exit carpool, vehicles leave the drive by turning right onto Sherbrook.
For both morning and afternoon carpool, vehicles will line up on Parkwood Drive heading West (toward Sherwood Forest Blvd.) and will curve south onto Dartmoor Drive.
At the intersection of Dartmoor and Sherbrook, vehicles will proceed straight across Sherbrook and will immediately turn left into the school parking lot. Vehicles will form a line in front of the library and school office. Students will be called by a member of our team and will be assisted into the vehicles. To exit carpool, vehicles leave the parking lot in front of the gym turning right onto Sherbrook.
Vehicles will approach the school on Goodwood Blvd. heading toward Sherwood Forest. Vehicles should form a line down Goodwood in the bike lane to allow non-carpool traffic to pass. Vehicles will proceed past the athletic field/playground and will turn right into the church parking lot. With the field to your right, drive toward the 5th and 6th grade building to drop off or pick up. To exit carpool, drive through the parking lot toward Goodwood Blvd. with the church on your right. While still in the parking lot, turn right and drive past the church before turning left to exit the parking lot onto Goodwood Blvd. going west.
Extended Care is available for all students before school in the mornings and after the school day has ended.
Our guidance counselors are Ms. Erin Jewell, who works with students in grades K-3, and Mrs. Ann DeJean, who works with students in grades 4-8. Our counselors are responsible for scheduling all conferences. Please feel free to contact the appropriate counselor if a conference with a teacher is desired. You can contact our Counselors by calling the Guidance Office at (225) 275-2820 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Our child-centered library is for all students to enjoy. The library is open all day to the students to check out books, use the sixteen computers for classwork, look up a book, take Accelerated Reader tests and more. With thirty computers in the lab and over 11,000 books in our library, we have so much to offer. You can contact our Librarian, Sara Wisdom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Book Fair link: www.scholastic.com/bf/stmbr
The Accelerated Reader program allows students in grades 3rd-6th the opportunity to practice and enhance their reading skills including comprehension and speed. Students will be expected to earn points by reading books and taking a computerized test each nine weeks. Students meeting their required point goal for the nine-week period will earn alternate dress and admission to “spend” their points in our AR store. Students earning 500 points or more will become members of the 500 point club and receive a medal and recognition at a ceremony.
Home Connect Renaissance ID: STMS-50XS
AR Book Find
STAR testing is part of the Accelerated Reading program used in many schools/districts across the United States to provide information about students’ reading abilities. The STAR test indicates the reading range in which the student has optimal comprehension without excessive frustration. The test will be administered five times per year (at the beginning of the year and at the end of each nine-week period), so we can track student progress.
At STM, we’re blessed to have a full-time nurse, Mrs. Rochelle Bowman, RN. Students are allowed to visit her when they are not feeling well, to take doctor-prescribed medication, or if they hurt themselves on campus. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Attention 5th Grade Parents: Louisiana requires booster shots after the 11th birthday. EVERY student will be required to provide an updated shot record to attend school in 6th Grade. Shots that are now REQUIRED for entry into 6th Grade are the following: Tdap, Varicella (second dose) and Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV-4). Tdap and MCV4 can not be given until AFTER the 11th birthday. The Varicella vaccine is not required if your child has had the chicken pox disease, but history of the disease must be noted on the shot record. Please make an appointment to get these vaccinations this school year. Shot records will be due July 1. Once your child has been vaccinated, please bring an updated shot record to First Aid.
Home and School is dedicated to assisting the faculty and staff of Saint Thomas More Catholic School through volunteerism and major projects including: Mission Day, Grandparents Day, Open House, teacher-resource committee and grade level parent coordinators. Click here for more information on how to jump in and get involved!
There are opportunities for you to interact with your children helping them learn through hands-on experiments and lessons. Please consider joining us while we help your child learn through experience.