Thompson Friday Forecast

December 16, 2022

Fall Sports

As our second set of fall sports have come to an end, we would like to thank the athletes, parents, coaches, and athletic director for their dedication and flexibility during this season. Our Wrestling season comes to a close tomorrow as Thompson will be hosting the DeKoyer Classic beginning at 9:00 am. Congratulations to all of our student athletes on a successful season!

Third Quarter
The third quarter begins when we return from winter break. Winter break provides a great opportunity for family discussions about academic progress and encouraging your student to start the next quarter strong. Please contact your child’s teachers or guidance counselor if you have any questions. Please have your child check Home Access Center to verify their third quarter classes on January 9th!

Thompson PTO
Thank you to all of the Thompson families who provided homemade cookies for our staff today. We appreciate all of the time you spent baking for us! Our sincerest thanks goes out to the entire PTO for their continued support and partnership.

The gift of time!

During this winter break, please be sure to connect with your middle schooler. Listen to what your children are saying and enjoy their company during this family time. School breaks provide the great gift of TIME and the opportunity for parents to catch up with kids and assess how things are going.

We look forward to welcoming students back to school on January 10th. Enjoy your Winter Break!

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Thunder Games and Assembly

To start off the New Year and new semester, we will be following an alternate schedule on Tuesday, January 10th to provide community building, a reset of expectations, and some Thunder festivity. Students will attend school from 8:40 am to 3:40 pm like normal; an assembly will take place at the end of the school day.

TMS Health Office Donations

On occasion, students come to the Health Office and need more than an ice pack or a band-aide. While we keep a limited supply on hand, we do need to replenish these items periodically. We would appreciate your donations. Please click on this link.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!

i-Ready Winter Diagnostic Reports

Attention All Parents/Guardians:

The i-Ready Winter Diagnostic Reports for both Math and Reading are being sent home with students on Wednesday, December 21st so be on the look out! You will find the following information included with the two diagnostic reports:

  • A letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, Director of Assessment and Accountability, that explains the i-Ready diagnostic report and what is being included in the documents mailed home.

  • A “ How Do I Read the Diagnostic Reports” document that will support you as you look at the data.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Chiszar or your child's counselor.

Celebrating with Holiday Cheer

To honor the joy of completing the first semester and to shake off the cold weather upon us, our Thunderbolt dads are helping to run a free hot chocolate station for students during lunch on December 21st. Great effort from both students and parents to get to this checkpoint!

North vs. East Basketball Games

We’re looking forward to a great night of hoops this Friday, December 16th as North takes on East in both girls and boys basketball at St. Charles North. The girls varsity game starts at 5:30 pm followed by the boys game at 7:00 pm.

In order to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for all of our spectators in attendance please take a moment to review some important reminders regarding the game:

  • Gates will open at 4:45 pm.
  • No backpacks, or outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • All students under high school age must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • No re-entry into the game is allowed.
  • Use of profanity, taunting, including racial remarks of any kind, throwing objects, and possessing objects that block the view of other spectators are PROHIBITED.

We’re excited to welcome members of the Thompson and Wredling Pep Bands who will join the SCN Band in the home stands. We are expecting a large crowd, so our mezzanine seating will be open, but we encourage you to arrive early.

Tickets will be sold at the gate. Prices are as follows:

  • General Admission-$5.00
  • Students 6-10 years-$2.00
  • D303 MS/HS w/Student ID-FREE

Please contact the North athletic office at 331-228-6258 with any questions related to this event. Come out and support our student-athletes this Friday night at St. Charles North!

The Peer Leadership Program for Incoming St. Charles East Freshmen

Dear Parents of 8th Graders Attending East,

Peer Leadership is an extracurricular program that matches selected incoming freshmen with juniors and seniors who make the transition into high school fun and easy and mentor them throughout the year. Because this program meets during the school day, it has to be put into a student’s schedule when registering for next year’s classes. Although we would like to be able to offer this to all interested incoming freshmen, our numbers are limited by available classroom space and our budget.

In order to start the selection process, interested students should apply using this application (make a copy and fill it out.) Please email the application to Jim Reed, the Peer Leadership Coordinator ( Completed applications must be received no later than Tuesday, January 17, 2023. For more information about Peer Leadership, please attend Future Saints Night on January 11, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:20pm.

We hope to hear from you!
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TMS After School Tutoring Program

'North Stars Helping Thunder' is an after school tutoring program where St. Charles North High School Honors students help our Thunder students with their homework. This program runs from 3:45 - 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the LRC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Romano ( or Diane Pollilo (, Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!

After School Activity Bus

The Thompson after school activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that afternoon. The bus route is posted on the Thompson website under Activities. The times are estimated as the number of students riding the bus will fluctuate.
D303 Parent University

D303's commitment to educating students extends to our families. Parent University is our way of empowering parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs through a series of information sessions.

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Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, December 21 - Last Day of the 2nd Quarter
  • Thursday, December 22 - Monday, January 9 - Winter Break
  • Tuesday, January 10 - School Resumes for Students
  • Tuesday, January 10 - Start of the 3rd Quarter
  • Tuesday, January 10 - School-wide Assembly - 2:56 - 3:40 pm
  • Wednesday, January 11 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, January 11 - Future Saints Night for 8th Grade Families @ SCE - 6:30 - 8:20 pm
  • Thursday, January 12 - Future North Stars Night for 8th Grade Families @ SCN - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Monday, January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Wednesday, January 25th - Middle School Early Release Day
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal

Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator

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