STA students researched data and policy behind Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas's policy goals. The students’ research culminated with an in-person interview with the Mayor on the STA campus.
On March 10, 2020, the first STA Giving Day was introduced to the generous STA community with resounding success. During one 24-hour period, alumnae, students, parents, friends, faculty, and staff came together in support of the mission and vision of St. Teresa’s Academy.
Dear STA Community,
It seems our entire world has been turned upside down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am very sorry that we find ourselves in this unexpected situation. I believe, however, that the crisis gives us a renewed opportunity to be a community that is prayerful, helpful, and courageous. We have the answers that we need in facing this challenge.
AT STA, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF EMBRACE LEARNING throughout their lives. Through the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, educators learn to create deeper learning competencies through Project-Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.
Aileen Altman Richmond, class of 1962
As a young woman with a growing family in the small town of Albany, MO, Aileen Altman Richmond and her husband, John, learned of their youngest son's devastating prognosis after treatment of his brain tumor. Their third son, Jay, was left paralyzed, unable to see or speak. His doctors estimated a life expectancy of only a few weeks.
During the 2019 Alumnae Reunion Celebration, the St. Teresa's Academy class of 1969 was honored not only for their 50th year since graduation, but also for joining together to bring their endowed scholarship to over $50,000. Through their efforts, this generous class is helping to educate and empower young women by making an education at STA more affordable to their families.
The St. Teresa's Academy dance team will host virtual tryouts for the 2020-21 team. Potential team members will be given video instruction May 4, and will submit final audition videos May 8. All participants will have the ability to contact the coaching staff with questions between learning the dance and final submission.
April 8, 2020
The St. Teresa’s Academy Athletic Department announced the hiring of Allison Eigsti as the head coach of the Stars dance team.
A studio dancer the majority of her life, Eigsti has experience in both the instruction and competition realms of the sport as a high school, collegiate and professional dancer.
“My love of dance team took off when I made my high school dance team, the Mill Valley Silver Stars,” Eigsti said. “I was a team captain my junior and senior years and I loved being a part of the team.”
Congratulations to Natalie Rovello, STA class of 2021, for her Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Natalie won a Gold Medal for poetry in the Missouri region, and a Silver Medal at the National level. Way to go, Natalie! Below is Natalie's award-winning poem.
“Of The Privacy of Night, and Men Like Me”
by Natalie Rovello