Tiger's Tale

April 29, 2022

Thompson Junior High Website

Check out our website, just click the header above!

Message From The Principal

8th Grade Students and Families,


Thompson Junior High School will be presenting the 8th Grade Recognition Certificates and Awards in person this year. For our recognition celebration, families are invited to Thompson where students will receive their recognition and award certificates, take photos, and engage in other scheduled activities during and after school. This evening event will take place on Thursday, May 26th, 2022 from 6pm-8pm.


Historically, the 8th Grade Recognition and Awards night has been a formal event; however, as we move into the new “post COVID19 pandemic” era, it is important that we concentrate on celebrating the endurance and resilience of students. Our May 26th celebration will be student centered! During the May 26th school day, all 8th graders will participate in several fun activities including Field day and a Pizza/Popsicle lunch. It will be a memory packed day for our TIGERS!


Student attire expectations will be semi-formal, but student dress will not be the focus. An evening of laughs, hugs, pictures, and reflection over the last three years will be our goal!


Please anticipate a more detailed communication on the logistics of the evening to come soon.


Educationally,



Mr. Marcus Lewis, Ed.S.



Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.


Principal Lewis

Phone: 630.636.2610

Email: mlewis01@sd308.org



Follow us at Twitter handle: @thompson308

FB: facebook.com/thompsonjuniorhighschool

Lockdown Drill - May 3, 2022

We will have a lockdown drill on Tuesday, May 3rd. We did an excellent job on our last drill. The drill should take no more than 25 minutes.

Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 Is Open - Deadline Is May 01, 2022

Registration is now open in Tyler for all returning students. Please complete the registration online by May 01. Directions are attached, and if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your school.


Registration Handout (English)

Registration Handout (Spanish)

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 30 (Deadline): This is the last day to place a yearbook order!!!

  • Saturday, April 30 (TBD): Track Invitational (OHS)

  • Tuesday, May 3: Lockdown Drill During 1st or 2nd Hour

  • Tuesday, May 3 (4:30): Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball (H) vs Murphy

  • Tuesday, May 3 (4:30): Track Meet (A) vs Bednarcik

  • Thursday, May 5 (4:30): Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball (A) vs Plank

  • Friday, May 6 (6:00 - 8:00): 8th Grade Dance

2021-2022 Yearbooks Sale Deadline - April 30th

This is your last chance to preorder your 2021-2022 Thompson Junior High yearbook!

Click on this link to reserve yours today! https://www.balfour.com/illinois/oswego/thompson-junior-high-school

Yearbooks are $25.


Sale ends April 30th.


If you have any questions, please email Mary Engfer at mengfer@sd308.org

Thompson Spirit Wear On Sale

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Thompson Junior High 8th Grade Dance - May 06, 2022

  • Tickets will be sold during lunch the week of the dance (May 2nd-5th)
  • Tickets are $5 and include entry, dinner, ice cream, and lots of fun.
  • There IS a DJ.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • They can dress up or come casual
  • GYM will NOT be open
  • Food: Olive Garden and Riverside Pizza

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Home and School Message

Attention Tigers!!

Friday May 13th 5:30-7:30 pm - End of Year All School Celebration. Join your friends for DJ, Photo Booth, and activities in the gym! More info coming soon!

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Exciting Artwork Recognition From Mr. Craig and Mrs. Robinson's Classes

Students in Mrs. Robinson’s and Mr. Craig’s Art classes will have artwork on display at Oswego Public Library for the month of May. We invite you to visit the library and check out their amazing works of art!
Here are just a few examples from Mrs.Robinson’s students.

OHS Dance Team Tryout Informational Meeting on May 4th

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Central Registration New Location

Central Registration HAS moved! and is now located at the District Administration Center (Door 1) at 4175 Route 71, Oswego, 630.636.2404.

Summer Connections

Summer Connections is back! This is a free program to support students who may benefit from continued instruction and routine. It is important to note that the material covered will be from the current school year, and is meant as remediation and extra support. This program is not for enrichment or challenging above grade level. Special education students who do not qualify for ESY are welcome.


It is open to all students currently enrolled in grades K-7, and will be held at three locations: Hunt Club, Southbury, and The Wheatlands. It is held Monday through Thursday for three weeks, starting on June 6th, and we ask that students attend all three weeks. There are DL sections for grades K-5 located at HC. The link to register is below.


Please note: decisions about which location students will attend and transportation details cannot be determined until registration is complete. If your child will require transportation, the registration form MUST be completed and submitted by Friday, April 15th.


Link to English Registration Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6nbWGkcDeLgDneqs2x4uin0i0Dqm4KiqdigChnxb6XJ_KKw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Link to Spanish Registration Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6r2CQIHdIxuTrXq6yN2hXQlnqzbuyGczQ3BpHchlgND6vRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Counselor's Corner - Oswegoland Park District Counselor-In-Training Program

The following link will provide you with information regarding unique leadership program offered by the Oswegoland Park District. This program is offered in the summer for students entering 7,8,9 and 10 grades.


2022 Counselor-In-Training Program Packet



2022-2023 School Supply Kits Available To Order

Spend more time with the family and less time shopping. Order your school supply kit and have it delivered to school and ready for your student!


2022-2023 School Supply Kit Ordering Information

Thompson Junior High Pick-Up Procedure Reminder

Hello, Thompson Tiger Families! Now that we are well into the Spring Semester, we would like to review our afternoon pickup procedures.


1. Please enter our driveway from Boulder Hill Pass and drive all the way around the back of our building for pickup. This is a one-way street.

2. Please pull forward as much as possible so other cars can fit in the line and so that we do not have cars blocking movement on Boulder Hill Pass.

3. Students can exit Door 8 or Door 10 when getting picked up by car. Only bus riders will exit the front door.

4. Parking is allowed on the East side of Boulder Hill Pass (if you are heading northbound) as long as you do not block the driveways into the school campus.

5. Parking is not allowed on the West side of Boulder Hill Pass (where private residences are located) because of the danger of students crossing traffic to get into cars.

6. Cars are allowed in our pick up lane or on the east side of Boulder Hill Pass. Cars should never enter the front driveway because this is where buses line up.

7. Thank you for keeping our Thompson Tigers safe!

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District 308 Electronics Policy

Please review the TJHS Electronics Device Expectations Booster . This information serves as a reminder for all parents, students and staff of the policies set forth by the District 308 Board of Education.


The District recognizes the importance of communication and collaboration, and provides electronic devices for students to be productive in the classroom. To focus on academics and reduce unnecessary distractions, the expectations within the document will be in place for all District 308 students.

Nurse's Nook

COVID Safety Tips:


  1. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  2. Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  5. Monitor your health daily.


Current COVID symptoms include: fever (100.4 degrees or higher), headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.


Please do not send your student to school if the present any one of these symptoms.


If you have any questions, contact the Thompson Health team.

Phone: (630)636-2602

Fax: (630)636-2697

Chromebook Reminders

As we continue our 1:1 journey with chromebooks, please encourage you student to:

  • Charge their chromebook and bring it every day
  • Treat them carefully. If they break the chromebook, the technology department will contact home regarding the cost of the repair.

Attendance Reminder!

If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, please call the attendance line at 630.636.2601. Please leave the following details in your message:


  • Your name
  • Your student's name
  • Student ID number
  • Phone number you can be reached with any questions
  • Reason for absence (including any symptoms, if out for illness).


*** Please note, online learning via Google Meets is only allowed with nurse approval. Parents/guardians and teachers will be notified if such accommodations will me made available for the student during their absence from the classroom.

Oswego Library Cards

This is a friendly reminder about the partnership we have with the Oswego Public Library District. This partnership has been created to give all students in SD308 access to the digital resources available through our public library. Some of our SD308 students don't live within the boundaries of the library district, so they have not had access in the past. In addition, many of those that do reside within the library district boundaries, do not have cards, or have misplaced their cards so they no longer have access. This new partnership will give all students access to the amazing resources our public library has to offer! There are so many great databases and ebooks that students may use for research, homework, classwork and personal enjoyment.


This is a friendly reminder about the partnership we have with the Oswego Public Library District. This partnership has been created to give all students in SD308 access to the digital resources available through our public library. Some of our SD308 students don't live within the boundaries of the library district, so they have not had access in the past. In addition, many of those that do reside within the library district boundaries, do not have cards, or have misplaced their cards so they no longer have access. This new partnership will give all students access to the amazing resources our public library has to offer! There are so many great databases and ebooks that students may use for research, homework, classwork and personal enjoyment.


Oswego Public Library Google Form

From the Front Office

Outside/Vendor Food - Outside vendor foods are not permitted in the lunchrooms this year. We cannot accept a delivery from a vendor (store or delivery such as Grub Hub) on behalf of a student. If a parent delivers outside food, the student will be able to receive their lunch, however, will need to eat in the Main Office and then return to lunch. Thank you.

Food Pantry

The district runs a satellite location of the Kendall County Community Food Pantry the first Friday of every month from 6-7:30. We provide supplemental food for families in the SD308 boundaries, as well as those who live in Kendall County. Please encourage families that you work with to attend if they have a need.


Food is available for staff as well. If you are in need of supplemental food once a month, you are welcome to visit the pantry. If privacy/confidentiality is a concern, please reach out to Heidi Podjasek at hpodjasek@sd308.org of x3667 and we will discuss a plan to maintain your privacy from other staff and families.


Volunteers are always needed and welcome! Please click here to apply as a NEW volunteer. If you've volunteered with use before, and would like to do so again, click here.


For more information, please visit our website at www.sd308.og/foodpantry or contact Heidi Podjasek, Director of Social Emotional Learning at x3667. Thank you!!

Conflict Resolution

Are you having problems with another student

that you would like resolved?

Or do you know of a friend who has ongoing problems with a specific student?


Almost all students who have a confrontation say that there has been a history between the two that has been going on for a while. Instead of letting those feelings continue to build up, consider trusting Mr. Buono to assist in resolving the ¨beef.¨


Fill out the 5 second form by scanning the QR code. Mr. Buono will then set up a time to talk to you and decide if we can all sit down for a peer mediation session to calm things down.


*If you have any questions/comments/concerns, you can also email Mr. Buono: NBuono@sd308.org

Care Closet

The Care Closet is ready to help if you are in need.


If your family is experiencing any hardships, we would love to provide some relief with food, clothing, basic hygiene supplies, school supplies, etc?


For more information about the care closet and details on how to use it please click on the link.

Please call – Counselor (A-L), Amy Shaw, at (630)636-2614 or Counselor (M-Z), Ashley Gilbert, at (630)636-2615 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment in the Care Closet.


Care Closet Order Form Link

Technology Links

Tyler SIS Helpline

Having trouble with Tyler SIS?

Please email the Tyler helpline at TylerHelp@sd308.org


Tyler SIS Parent/Student Portal

https://www.sd308.org/domain/2589


Student Password Reset

https://mypassword.sd308.org/

HELP Desk for Technology Questions

Parents and students, please submit any technology questions on this form. It will create a ticket in the new HELP ticket system.


HELP Desk

The new HELP ticket system is LIVE! Please click on the links below for a preview.


Link to the video tutorial - https://youtu.be/n2UihWCSKWo

Link to HELP - http://sd308.link/help (Please bookmark this link!)