Thompson Friday Forecast

September 27, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Several weeks ago your child completed his/her Performance Series Fall Benchmark Assessment. Students are being given this informative progress document to bring home and share with you. Be on the look out for this document and review your child’s performance/progress with them! A detailed description on how to interpret and better understand the scores will also be included with the progress document, is attached to the Friday Forecast, and can also be found on the D303 Assessment and Accountability Department site. We look forward to our continued partnership in your child’s learning!

Over the last few weeks we have been enjoying the beautiful fall weather and capitalizing on our newly renovated building. At Thompson we are so appreciative of the wonderful facility that we have now. Below are several pictures of our new spaces. Thank you to the community for valuing our middle schoolers’ education and allowing them to thrive in such a great learning environment.

Enjoy your weekend!


Wrestling Information

There will be an informational meeting about Thompson's Wrestling Season in Coach Coyle's classroom room 250 on Wed. Oct. 2nd at 8 am. If you are unable to attend, your student can see Coach Coyle throughout the day or you can contact him at

Please click here for information about the upcoming Wrestling Season!

Picture Retake Day - October 2nd

Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 2nd in the morning for students who did not have their pictures taken in August or would like their pictures retaken.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Thompson Builders Club is a club focused on community service. They plan to volunteer monthly, on the second Thursday of each month, at the Northern Illinois Food Bank from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The club needs ten or more students, each with a parent, guardian, or older sibling of driving age, to volunteer with them each time and are opening up this opportunity to the entire Thompson community! You do not need to be a member of Builders Club to join us!

The Northern Illinois Food Bank, located in Geneva, is the source of nutritious food and feeding programs for more than half a million people each year. It is a nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in the 13-county service area of Northern Illinois. If you would like more specific information regarding the food bank please visit

If you would like to join us, please email Dave Simone for more information. The dates that we will be volunteering are 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, and 5/14. Thank you for your time and consideration! We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

D303 Parent University Offerings for 2019-2020

Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

Digital Citizenship

October 30, 2019

Digital Citizenship

Thompson Middle School Cafeteria

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with national digital citizenship speaker Josh Ochs, who will also be spending time at both middle and high schools. Josh talks to students about their future and how their digital footprint can have an impact. Josh shows parents how they can protect their children on 40+ popular apps. He’ll walk parents through the dangers of each app, where teens might be hiding their activity from parents, and how parents can keep their children safe.

Josh has Parent University resources that will be available to all District 303 families for the entire school year. Watch videos, learn about the latest apps, and find out how to keep your children safe at your convenience.

Register Here

Crossing Guard Opening

Call any Thompson Parents/Guardians! If you have an interest in expanding your daily experiences, we are in need of two additional crossing guards. Each position would support morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. The hours are 7:40 to 8:30 am and 3:15 to 4:00 pm at $35/day. This position is posted on the district website. If you have questions about the position, please contact the main office at (331) 228-3100.

Breakfast at Thompson

Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive to school each day. OrganicLife offers breakfast each day. Click here for more information.

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Thompson PTO

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Dates to Remember

  • Friday, September 27 - End of the M1 Health Rotation
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Picture Retake Day

  • Friday, October 11 - School Improvement Half Day - Students are dismissed at 12:10 pm

  • Friday, October 11 - End of the 1st Quarter for Thompson Middle School
  • Friday, October 18 - Grades posted in the Home Access Center (HAC)
  • Wednesday, October 30 - Digital Citizenship Parent University - Thompson - 6:30 pm
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

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