On January 25, 2023 Mrs. Flax took 6 art students to Smith Center for the League Art Paint In. They placed 2nd out of eleven schools that were there. Pictured from left to right are Natalie Loftus, Mary Greenwood, Riley Frank, Brooke Koenigsman, Karli Komarek and Ellie Gibson. Congratulations on a second place finish! Go Monarchs!
The Argentenian students switched roles today. During our House/Community time, they presented to our students on various topics about their home and culture: sports, food, social conventions, etc. It was wonderful to have a peek into their life and things that they are known for.
TMP-M is gearing up for a fun Catholic Schools Week, January 30 - February 3, 2023. We have several fun activities with Holy Family Elementary on Friday. All schools Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Please see the photo for dress up day information. We're looking forward to a fun week celebrating the great things that set us apart from other schools.
Thomas More Prep-Marian Announces New Teacher and Football Coach - https://www.tmp-m.org/o/tmpm/article/971353
Back in the fall, a multitude (at least a thousand) of high school singers auditioned for their District level KMEA High School Honor Choir. After the district event in December, scores from the same audition were tabulated, and the top singers from all seven districts in Kansas were selected to be in one of the two All-State Honor Choirs. Out of hundreds, roughly 50 soprano 2 singers were chosen from the entire state to fill the spots between both choirs. TMP-M's own Natalie Loftus, senior, was one who was selected for the Mixed Choir! She will go to Wichita at the end of February to spend a weekend rehearsing and then performing with the 2023 KMEA Mixed Honor Choir. This choir is an immense honor, and we are thrilled for Natalie and her hard work paying off! The concert is Saturday, February 25 at 11:30am at Century II in Wichita. Please come support Natalie in her major accomplishment!
Start planning your fun for the Super Bowl and help the Pop Singers at the same time! Pop Singers is hosting a Football Squares Fundraiser where you have a chance to win prizes at the end of each quarter of the Super Bowl. Chances can be purchased at home basketball games in January as well. Questions? Call or Text 785-259-7132
TMP-M Junior High held their annual spelling bee today. 16 students participated, and the following will represent our school in the county spelling bee on February 6th: Ethan Gibson (1st) Mattias Marintzer (2nd) Evan Staab (3rd) Logan Dail (4th) Leo Billinger (alternate) Congratulations!
The TMP Scholars Bowl team competed the evening of January 9, 2023 at the MCL tournament in Smith Center. The Monarchs finished with a perfect 7-0 record to win the tournament. This is the Scholars Bowl team's fifth consecutive league title. Congratulations to all of the Scholars Bowl participants.
The Argentinian Invasion Has Begun! Thomas More Prep-Marian is beyond excited to welcome the 10 students and one adult chaperone from Buenos Aires to Hays, America! They arrived today on a bus from Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita. They will begin school on Monday, meeting our amazing students, teachers, and families. We're looking forward to finding God in the friendships and relationships with each other. May Christ be present in our interactions and activities together!
Join the TMP-M cheerleaders for a fun morning! Sign up form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wxNZubF4FQyM4VvzyA6fnEldElEouGufbUEpkMQxYok/edit
Monarchs, We Need You! We need 3 more families to open up their hearts and homes to male students from Argentina. Okay, it's not as dire as those cartoons, but Kansas is too cold to camp outside during January. If you can accommodate on more person for just the month, we'd be so grateful. Here are some benefits for your own children when you host: 1) Increased social confidence by having a near-peer who is somewhat reliant on the host sibling to navigate the new family, school, and culture. 2) Exposure to the wider world and, in this case, Argentina. This builds a global confidence in the kids that helps them see the world of opportunities outside their experiences. 3) Many host brothers and sisters report feeling more confident about taking healthy risks, like speaking in a group, traveling, or trying something new. To inquire further, please contact Michele Springer at email@example.com or Chad Meitner at 785-639-4671. To start the application process please click here. Your application will be expedited!
Happy 15th Birthday to Grant Nehls. Senior Harrison Lowe presented him with a TMP license plate. We hope you have a great day. Go Monarchs!!!
Happy 15th Birthday to Savannah Waldschmidt! Senior Kade Harris presented Savannah with a TMP license plate. We hope you have a great day. Go Monarchs!!!
Happy Birthday to Sinai Armendariz who turned 15 on December 20, 2022. Senior Kade Harris presented Sinai with her TMP license plate. Go Monarchs!
The TMP-Monarch high school cheer team would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!
TMP-M Junior High 8th grader Marie Effa shared about her home country of Nigeria today. She shared where she came from, what life was like there, and also some of her culture.
Junior high students enjoyed an afternoon of fun to celebrate Christmas. They played dodge ball and then rotated through Reindeer Games. Students decorated each other like Christmas trees, unwrapped a Saran Wrap ball with candy, played Name that Tune, and participated in Minute to Win It games. The day ended with prizes for the winners along with hot chocolate and cookies thanks to Student Council.
Happy Birthday to Anna Cappuccio who turned 15 on December 12, 2023. Senior Kade Harris presented Anna with her TMP license plate. Go Monarchs!
Congratulations to Freshman Blaise Staab, who grabbed clear 1st Place in the Amateur Division during Saturday's United States Chess Federation-rated Lindsborg Open with a score of four wins and no losses! He was trailed closely by 8th Grader Carson Pinkney who took 2nd Place with a score of three wins and one loss on tiebreaks ahead of the player Blaise defeated in the final round. Also competing from TMP were 7th Graders Evan Staab and E.J. Gibson. This was the second non-scholastic event for Blaise, Carson, and Evan. All previously competed in last summer's Kansas Open.
The Monarchs Debate squad placed third at Regional Four Speaker Debate today! They’ll move on to 3-2-1A State Debate in January. Congrats to the team and coaches!