School Closure
St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School will be closed starting Friday, March 13 through Sunday, May 3. At this time, we plan for classes to resume Monday, May 4.  We have plans for online learning, please continue to be on the lookout for communications from our staff.
 
Please join us in prayer for all those affected by the Coronavirus. We will continue to keep our students, staff, Aquinas family, the community-at-large, our state, and our nation in our prayers. We hope these steps will help us flatten the curve of the number of people impacted by COVID-19. Stay healthy and safe!  

Title I Tutoring

St. Thomas Aquinas Middle-High School provides Title I services in partnership with the Canton City School District. This program provides intervention services for math and reading. 

What is Title I?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the need of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading and writing.

Who does Title I Serve?
The program serves students in elementary, middle and high schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed. 

What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. The Title I teachers at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle-High School are collaborating with your child’s classroom teacher to enhance the learning in reading and math. 
  • Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school choses.  Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.
  • Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students.
  • Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.
  • Develop programs for students in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
Title I programs offer:
  • Smaller groups or special instructional spaces.
  • Additional teachers and aides.
  • Opportunities for professional development for school staff.
  • Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need.
  • A variety of supplementary teaching methods.
  • Individualized approach to teaching students.
  • Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction.

Title I Staff 
The Math tutor is Mrs. Denise Weber.  Mrs. Weber is a graduate of Walsh University and is certified in the following areas: Elementary Education 1-8, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders (K-12), Reading (K-12), and has a Masters degree in Education.  
 
The Reading tutor is Mrs. Georgann Foltz. Mrs. Foltz is a graduate of  St. Thomas Aquinas, is certified in Elementary Education 1-8,  and has a Masters degree in Educational Administration.  She is highly qualified in reading and has training in Orton Gillingham and the LETRS Program.

Mrs. Foltz and Mrs. Weber are committed to making a positive difference in your child’s education.  They believe that Math and Reading can be challenging but it is a great accomplishment for students to understand and apply these skills to the world around them.
 
A Note to Parents:
You can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program. By becoming an active participant in the Title I program at your school, you will:
  • Serve as a role model showing our child that you support his/her education. 
  • Assure that you are aware of your child’s educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you.
  • Teach your child that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts.
Research shows how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education. You can become more involved by:
  • Joining local and national school/parent organizations.
  • Supporting school extracurricular activities.
  • Volunteering at the school.
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences.
  • Communicating with your child’s teacher, by writing notes, telephoning the school, etc.
  • Keeping your child’s teacher informed about events in his or her life which may affect his/her performance at school.
  • Discussing with your child’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement.

Contact

Tutors:
Mrs. Denise Weber
 
Mrs. Georgann Foltz 
 
 
Intervention Specialists:
Tina Perna, High School Specialist
 
Kristen Zink, Middle School Specialist
 
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