Middle School2019-03-07T18:20:56+00:00

ST. THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL • ACADEMICS, ENRICHMENT CLASSES & SPORTS CAMPS

Middle School

From our coed offerings of STEAM, Camp STH, Debate Camp, Theater Performance Camp and Film Camp to our elite sports camps for both boys and girls, all middle school opportunities are designed to reflect a carefully chosen set of engaging content and challenging instruction that will stimulate rising students entering 6th-8th grades, stirring their vivid imaginations and building self-confidence.

Age-­specific sessions introduce tweens to technology, engineering, math, art, languages and competitive athletics … broadening their world and enhancing their abilities … with hands­-on direction supported by acclaimed STH faculty and championship varsity Eagle coaches along with prominent counselors.

Enhance your skill set, explore what you truly love doing, all while having fun and meeting new friends … Summer@STH!

STEAM2019-03-06T20:38:55+00:00

STEAM your curiosity @ STH.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics collide as campers join STH Faculty members to embark on a week of discovery and creativity.

Campers will be immersed in methods of investigation, problem-solving, critical thinking and digital media as they STEAM ahead during this week long camp.

Campers will engage in team-based activities created in collaboration with acclaimed St. Thomas faculty.

High-achieving students enjoy five days of interactive instruction as they begin identifying and fueling their passions while discovering personal development, honing their leadership skills and kick-starting their futures.

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Camp STH – Academic Prep & Enrichment2019-03-06T22:12:09+00:00

Camp STH is a co­-ed academic prep and enrichment experience to help rising 6th-8th graders prepare for their transition from middle school to high school and beyond.

Our program builds a strong cognitive, strategic and creative foundation of skills and knowledge as well as social and recreational activities to give middle school students a fun and enriching summer.

Camp STH inspires independent thinking, personal growth and self­-confidence. Everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. Join Camp STH and stretch your brain while creating long-­lasting friendships this summer.

This camp will conclude with an escape room activity that will use some of the knowledge the campers acquired throughout the camp.

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Athletics2019-02-27T21:21:19+00:00

Our summer camp commitment is consistent with the mission of Eagle athletics … that our athletes learn the valuable lessons of dedication, loyalty and discipline yielding more than just performance outcomes in their sport, but the lifelong reward of pride in their personal and program achievement.

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Middle School Enrichment2019-03-06T20:50:58+00:00

Summer@STH delivers a rich variety of engaging opportunities directed to developing lifelong learners and champions for life such as a Study Skills Course, Film Camp, Theater Performance Camp, and Debate Camp.

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About STEAM2019-03-06T22:28:59+00:00

STEAM your curiosity @ STH.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics collide as campers join STH Faculty members to embark on a week of discovery and creativity.

Campers will be immersed in methods of investigation, problem-solving, critical thinking and digital media as they STEAM ahead during this week long camp.

Campers will engage in team-based activities created in collaboration with acclaimed St. Thomas faculty.

High-achieving students enjoy five days of interactive instruction as they begin identifying and fueling their passions while discovering personal development, honing their leadership skills and kick-starting their futures.

Schedule: June 24 – 28
8:00 am​ – Let’s Build Something
11:00 am – How Will It Sound
12:00 pm​ – Lunch and Recreation
12:45 pm​ – Eagle TV or Art (Campers will attend both but groups sizes need to be smaller.)
2:15 pm​ – Art or Eagle TV

Cost is $325 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is for rising 6th-8th graders. Coed. 

Students may bring their own lunch or prepay $50 for a prepared lunch for the week at time of online registration.

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Let’s Build Something2019-03-06T20:33:07+00:00

In this portion of camp, we will focus on the application of engineering to design and construct things. This will be a hands on session. Campers will have at their disposal a 3D printer and a laser cutter. Teamwork will also be a part of this program. Campers will be challenged to design and build structures and functional objects. There will be some competition in the evaluation of the final product.

STH Faculty: Claire Conboy, Science Department

How Will It Sound2019-03-06T20:33:46+00:00

 Campers continue the construction theme in how will it sound as they build their own instruments. But will they sound like what you expect? If you change the width of the pipe will it have a higher or lower tone? Campers will get the answers to these questions as they create the ultimate instruments.

STH Faculty: Donald Thoede, Fine Arts Department/Band Director

Eagle TV2019-03-06T20:34:42+00:00

Summer STEAM campers explore the creativity of video storytelling.

Teen Eagle TV is an interactive session where campers will learn the basics of writing, shooting, and editing video.  Campers will use video cameras to shoot video and then use software to edit the footage.  Campers will build short stories which will include transitions and graphics.

STH Faculty: Lance Dundee, Technology Department/ Eagle Broadcast Network (EBN) Moderator

Art2019-03-06T20:35:04+00:00

Campers will explore, design and create art during this week long session.

Campers will invent and express with bookbinding, printmaking, and drawing projects.

STH Faculty: Chau Nguyen, Fine Arts Department

About Camp STH2019-03-06T22:30:35+00:00

Camp STH is a co­-ed academic prep and enrichment experience to help rising 6th-8th graders prepare for their transition from middle school to high school and beyond.

Our program builds a strong cognitive, strategic and creative foundation of skills and knowledge as well as social and recreational activities to give middle school students a fun and enriching summer.

Camp STH inspires independent thinking, personal growth and self­-confidence. Everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. Join Camp STH and stretch your brain while creating long-­lasting friendships this summer.

This camp will conclude with an escape room activity that will use some of the knowledge the campers acquired throughout the camp.

Schedule: July 15 – 19
8:00 am​ Art
9:30 am Chinese Language & Culture
10:30 am Drum to the Beat
11:30 pm​ Lunch and Recreation
12:15 pm​ Making a Math Brain
1:15 pm Robotics

Cost is $325 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is for rising 6th-8th graders. Coed. 

Students may bring their own lunch or prepay $50 for a prepared lunch for the week at time of online registration.

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Art2019-03-06T22:18:44+00:00

Explore design and art during this weeklong session.

Students will invent and express with sculpture, printmaking, and painting projects.

STH Faculty: Chau Nguyen, Fine Arts Department

Chinese Language & Culture2019-03-06T22:19:33+00:00

A week-long exploration of the Chinese culture and language through games and activities.

STH Faculty: Lorin Lee, Language Department

Drum to the Beat2019-03-06T22:21:44+00:00

Available to percussionists and non-percussionists alike, this high-energy in-the-moment adventure provides an opportunity to develop skills using various instruments from around the world in an atmosphere of fun, learning and togetherness.

Designed to empower and inspire novice or experienced musicians while increasing awareness of technical and creative abilities through the experience of improvisational rhythm and sound.

STH Faculty: Donald Thoede, Fine Arts Department/Band Director

Making the Math Brain2019-03-06T22:22:39+00:00

Campers are immersed in developing problem solving and analytical skills while fostering a passion for math.

Interactive activities will enhance and broaden students’ understanding of core concepts learned in the academic year. Logic and reasoning challenges provide fun opportunities to promote teamwork and confidence building.

The goal of the program is to develop young students into creative and critical thinkers, and encourage the pursuit of higher-­level math courses, degrees and careers.

STH Faculty: Mary Cassaro, Mathematics Department

Robotics2019-03-06T22:25:35+00:00

Do you like to build things? Have a mechanical mind? Join us to explore real-world engineering concepts and projects through the exciting world of robots.

Campers will work in small teams designing, building, maneuvering and programming robots to manipulate obstacle courses and complete missions or tasks … all while discovering critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills in a creative setting.

Students should be comfortable taking measurements and doing calculations involving ratios and proportions.

STH Faculty: Nell Warnes, Technology Department

Middle School – Eagle Baseball Camp2019-03-06T22:52:03+00:00

Designed to provide a fun, low pressure atmosphere where players can receive individual instruction to improve their fundamentals while developing a love for the game.

Head Coach Adam Massiatte coached for three years at Angelina College after spending nine years as a head coach in the high school ranks. As the head coach at St. Pius X High School, Massiatte helped mold a powerhouse: His teams won two state champion-ships (2009 and 2012) and finished as state finalists in 2013. In addition, St. Pius won district championships in 2011 and 2012, earning Massiatte the 2012 Private School Coach of the Year award. Massiatte’s teams were nationally ranked for two straight years with the highest ranking of 12th in the country. Before his stint at St. Pius, Massiatte served as the head coach for Lutheran High North. Massiate’s playing career included two years at Blinn College and two years at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The commitment to excellence provides young players with the proper role models to build future success.

Players will learn fielding, throwing, base-running, sliding and pitching fundamentals, all within the confines of historic Fr. Wilson Field, home to 24-time state champion Eagle Baseball.

All campers must be equipped with baseball pants or athletic shorts, bat, batting gloves, batting helmet if available, fielding glove, cap, cleats or athletic shoes.

Dates: June 10 – 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Boys only.

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Elementary & Middle School – Future Eagle Basketball Camp (New)2019-03-06T22:11:32+00:00

A four-day camp to work on the important skills needed to improve your game. Campers will work on ball handling skills such as passing, catching, dribbling as well as shooting, promoting individual development through a variety of skill instruction sessions.

Camp will be conducted by varsity head coach Gary Hall in legendary Reckling Gymnasium on the STH campus. All campers should be equipped with basketball shoes and appropriate athletic wear.

Dates
Session 1: June 10 – 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2: July 15 – 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 3rd-6th graders. Coed.

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Middle School & High School – Eagle Elite Basketball Camp (New)2019-03-06T22:11:24+00:00

An extensive four-day camp to better maximize the summer basketball season, promoting individual development through a variety of skill instruction sessions and competitive daily scrimmages with an emphasis on offensive/defensive team concepts.

Camp will be conducted by varsity head coach Gary Hall in legendary Reckling Gymnasium on the STH campus. All campers should be equipped with basketball shoes and appropriate athletic wear.

Dates
Session 1: June 3 – 6, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2: June 24 – 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 7th-9th graders. Boys only. Must have school/club basketball experience.

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Middle School & High School – Eagle Shooting Improvement Camp (New)2019-03-06T22:10:16+00:00

An extensive four-day camp to help improve shooting technique, accuracy, and overall shooting percentage as well as build confidence.

Camp will be conducted by varsity head coach Gary Hall in legendary Reckling Gymnasium on the STH campus. All campers should be equipped with basketball shoes and appropriate athletic wear.

Dates: July 22 – 25, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 7th-9th graders. Coed.

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Middle School – Eagle Cross Country Distance Running Camp2019-03-06T22:52:16+00:00

Designed by Eagle state championship coach and former University of Houston track and field performer Nathan Labus with a focus on training paces, form running, nutrition and core development.

Campers from a full spectrum of experience and skill levels are encouraged to attend. From the very first session, our talented staff will identify the needs and goals for each camper and provide an experience ideal for each one. Training sessions are designed in small groups so coaches and counselors have more opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the campers.

Campers must be equipped with running apparel, running shoes, running watch, towel and water bottle, and be prepared for morning runs followed by classroom sessions and then pool workouts.

Dates: June 11 – 13, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Coed.

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Middle School – Eagle Football Linemen Camp2019-03-06T22:52:23+00:00

Designed exclusively for rising 6th-8th grade offensive and defensive linemen and coached by Eagle Football head coach Rich McGuire and varsity staff members.

Skill development will focus on all aspects of line play including run blocking … pass protection … pursuit angles … slant technique … gap control … plus additional skills which promise to make an immediate individual impact.

A limited coach-to-athlete ratio allows for individualized and small group/classroom instruction.

Our campers achieve a powerful sense of confidence by learning repetition with perfect execution of fundamentals.

Camp will be held on Hotze Field inside historic Granger Stadium on the St. Thomas campus. All campers must be equipped with athletic apparel and athletic shorts. Cleats are strongly recommended.

Dates: July 15 – 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Boys only.

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Middle School – Eagle Football Offensive Skills Camp2019-03-06T22:52:31+00:00

Join the Eagle Football staff for a proven process to program success and individual skill position development … quarterback, receivers, running backs and tight ends.

Position-specific coaches from Eagle Football conduct creative sessions featuring innovative drills and competitions to equip our campers with the tools to rise to the next level … proper throwing mechanics, route running, individual skill development, all with a sense of competitiveness and an emphasis on motivation and sportsmanship.

The quarterback position is the most difficult position to play in sports … and often the most under-coached. Build your confidence with the necessary foundation of fundamentals while having fun and becoming a better leader and communicator.

Camp will be held on Hotze Field inside historic Granger Stadium on the St. Thomas campus. All campers must be equipped with athletic apparel and athletic shorts. Cleats are strongly recommended. Campers may bring their own labeled football if desired.

Dates: July 15 – 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Boys only.

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Middle School – Eagle Lacrosse Camp2019-05-21T19:37:16+00:00

Receive instruction from the Eagle varsity staff and outstanding high school players.

This camp is fast-paced and combines skill sessions and scrimmages so athletes can crank up the tempo of their game.

A prime opportunity to fine-tune skills, gain a greater appreciation and understanding for the game while having lots of fun!

Camp will be conducted under the lights at beautiful Hotze Field inside Granger Stadium on the St. Thomas campus.

All campers must have appropriate lacrosse gear, including stick, helmet and protective gear. Cleats are recommended.

Dates
Session 1: June 24 – 27, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Session 2: July 29 – August 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th grade lacrosse players only. Boys only.

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Middle School – Eagle Rugby Camp2019-03-06T22:53:11+00:00

An accomplished staff led by Texas Rugby Union Hall of Famer Jim Wolfinger, Eagle Rugby state championship coach and program founder, along with acclaimed Eagle assistant coaches and professional guest coaches from Major League Rugby’s Houston Sabercats, build core fundamentals, skill development and tactical awareness in a supportive and fun environment.

This is a non-contact, no-tackling camp emphasizing positive character development, as well as the spirit of the game.

Camp will be conducted at beautiful Hotze Field inside Granger Stadium on the STH campus. All campers must be equipped with appropriate rugby gear, including athletic shorts, t-shirt or jersey, and mouthpiece. Cleats are highly recommended.

Dates: June 19 – 21, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Boys only.

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Middle School – Eagle Track & Field Camp / Pole Vault, Hurdles & Throws2019-04-30T15:52:49+00:00

Designed by Eagle state championship coach and former University of Houston track and field performer Nathan Labus to teach, instruct and guide campers with the most cutting-edge techniques for the respective individual events.

Pole Vault instruction emphasizes event-specific training including the run, plant, swing and flyaway techniques.

Hurdle instruction focuses on proven running and hurdling form plus block starts.

High Jump concentrates on learning basic as well as advanced techniques in all phases of the event, including developing better bar clearance.

Triple Jump focuses on the approach run, planting and taking off, plus plyometric exercises for explosive movement, hitch-kick and hang techniques.

Shot and Disc will focus on the fundamental techniques that lead to big throws in competition.

Training sessions are designed in small groups so coaches and counselors have more opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the campers.

Campers should be equipped with running apparel, running shoes, running watch, towel and water bottle.

Dates: June 10 – 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Coed.

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Middle School – Eagle Wrestling Camp2019-03-06T22:53:43+00:00

Individual instruction from Eagle head coach Michael LeHolm who is committed to ensuring that every camper receives the same support, guidance, and training that our Eagle student-athletes receive at a level that matches their age and experience in the sport.

This camp is designed for aspiring wrestlers who are wanting to learn about the sport and are committed to the training and lifestyle necessary to succeed at the highest level.

Campers should be prepared for a training environment that will challenge their physical and mental abilities while learning the basics of wrestling. All experience levels are welcome.

Dates: June 10 – 13, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Cost is $165 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Boys only.

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SMARTS Study Skills Enrichment Course2019-04-04T19:06:55+00:00

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

St. Thomas is utilizing the most well­-researched study skills curriculum available, the SMARTS Executive Function Program,​ developed by Dr. Lynn Meltzer of the Research Institute for Learning and Development and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

SMARTS …​ S​trategies, M​otivation, A​wareness, R​esilience, T​alents, S​uccess. This amazing resource is designed for all ability levels and identifies Executive Functioning strengths and challenges along with individual strategies for learning, as well as the why, where, when and how to use them.

Six major units of instruction are emphasized … including goal setting, flexible problem solving, organizing time and materials, accessing working memory and self­-monitoring.

Now is the time to seize the skills and strategies that will remove unnecessary stress from academic in high school and beyond. Discover and develop tools for time management, efficient note ­taking, textbook reading and tips for enhancing memory … along with streamlining your study habits to better complete assignments and improving your aptitude for recalling facts during exams.

The session culminates with the director of the St. Thomas Learning Enrichment Center, Caroline Becker, leading students through practical application of the course content utilizing their acquired knowledge with the provided organizational tools. Students will master practical application skills and self advocacy to leverage a successful first semester and maximize their study hours on and off campus.

Study tools include all necessary supplies including the binder and desktop calendar, an $80 value.

Give yourself an edge!

STH Faculty: Rod Takacs, Dean of Students, and Caroline Becker, Director of Learning Enrichment Center

Dates
June 10 – 14, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
June 10 – 14, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
June 24 – 28, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
July 8 – 12, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
July 15 – 19, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Cost is $295 per student. Binder Set included. Course is for rising 7th-10th graders. Co­ed.

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Film Camp (New)2019-05-02T12:27:25+00:00

Lights, camera, action … and you! Creative? Ambitious? Curious to try something exciting? Discover a hidden talent at the STH Film Camp while taking part in the creative process and appreciating the collaborative nature of the film medium. ​​

Our film camp is designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects and gain a valuable thorough understanding of all aspects of filmmaking. ​

Campers are grouped and divided into crews in this week-long workshop and learn to write, shoot, light and edit an original masterpiece. Each student is provided the opportunity to play a valuable role in the production of a film while receiving the hands-on instruction needed to perfect their craft … all culminating with a film festival that recognizes your accomplishments. ​

STH Alumni: Adrian Fonseca

Dates 
Session 1: June 10 – 14, 8:00 am – 3:15 pm
Session 2: July 8 – 12, 8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Cost is $325 per student. Camp is for rising 6th-8th graders. Coed.

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Theater Performance Camp2019-03-06T22:32:19+00:00

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Have a sense of humor, like to make others laugh or cry? Do you have what it takes to command the stage or become the next big star?​​​

Our Theater Performance Camp captivates aspiring young actors and musical theater performers, sparking a curiosity and fueling a desire to reach their dreams.

Students entering grades 6­-12 will collaborate with STH Theater Director Dan Green who owns more than twenty years experience leading acclaimed STH productions, including recent performances of The Three Musketeers, The Addams Family Musical, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Macbeth, Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast and The Mouse That Roared.

The nine­-day highly orchestrated workshop focuses on having fun while stretching the performing talents of artists of all levels culminating in an exciting summer showcase.

STH Faculty: Dan Green, English Faculty/Drama Director

Dates
June 10 – 14, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
June 17 – 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost is $370 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Co­ed.​​​

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Debate Camp2019-03-06T22:32:10+00:00

This rewarding one-week camp for students entering grades 6-12 focuses on Public Forum Debate and is designed by acclaimed college preparatory faculty members to enhance basic oratory skills such as pacing, articulation and body language, all fundamental elements to deliver speeches and debate clearly, concisely and persuasively.

Whether a novice or experienced debater, all students are instructed with effective debate strategies rooted in logic and critical thinking, research and analysis, leadership and teamwork, rebuttals and summary.

The goal is for all campers to take ownership of their intellectual development, learn to read an audience and use creativity to persuade, as well as better express thoughts in academic work and college applications.

St. Thomas has assembled a team of renown instructors with deep expertise who have mentored award-winning results from the National Speech and Debate Association, Tournament of Champions, National Catholic Forensic League, Texas Forensics Association and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

There’s no debate – gaining a greater command as a public speaker and the power of debate are increasingly valuable strengths for lifelong success. Let’s get started!

STH Faculty: Darrell Yarbrough, English Faculty/Speech and Forensics Team Director

Dates: July 22 – 26, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost is $325 per camper. Camp t-shirt included. Co-ed.

Students may bring their own lunch or prepay $50 for a prepared lunch for the week at time of online registration.

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