Thompson Friday Forecast

August 24, 2018

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Welcome Thunder families to the 2018-2019 school year! I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to welcome our students to the new school year on Wednesday. I hope you and your family had an absolutely fabulous summer filled with memorable times! During classroom visits this week, I saw eager, enthusiastic students and teachers ready to begin the year! I am excited about the prospect and opportunities a new school year brings. I am also looking forward to partnering with our families to ensure the best possible year for our students. Thompson has great kids, great parents, and a great staff. I am looking forward to capitalizing on this fact to help create the best year ever for our students!

As I have said in other settings, I am honored to have the opportunity to be your principal. If I can ever be of assistance, please call the main office at 331-228-3100. I look forward to hearing from you!


It has been an exhilarating first few days of school. Our staff is certainly excited to be back and our students have matched their enthusiasm. PTO parents have been extremely helpful with both material pick-up days and in smoothing out opening days. Their willingness to volunteer has been appreciated. Thank you!

And thank you to the 8th grade web leaders who guided our new families at the 6th grade Open Houses on Monday and Tuesday nights ! Your bright smiles and guidance were greatly appreciated by all!

As I have interacted with students over these last few days, I have noticed excellent behavior, attentive audiences, and eager learners. These are all student qualities that tell me our kids are excited to do the best they possibly can.

Enjoy your weekend!


Curriculum Nights

Thompson’s Curriculum Nights for parents will be held on Thursday, September 6th for 6th grade and Tuesday, September 11th for 7th and 8th grades. These evenings will begin in your student’s first hour classroom. We will start at 7:00 pm. Please allow 15 minutes for parking and getting to your student’s first hour classroom.

The format for the night will give you the opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, learn about this year’s curriculum, and hear about classroom expectations while following your child’s schedule found in HAC. Students are encouraged to take a picture of their schedule and share it with you. The evening will conclude before 9:00 pm. We hope all will be able to attend!

Upcoming Non-Attendance Days for Students

There will be no School for Students on:

  • Friday, August 31st for a Teachers’ Institute Day and
  • Monday, September 3rd to celebrate Labor Day

Enjoy the Labor Day Holiday!

Picture Retake Day - Monday, September 24th

Picture retake day is Monday, September 24th in the morning for students who did not have their pictures taken during Material Pickup Days or would like their pictures retaken.

Breakfast at Thompson

Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive at school each day. Aramark offers morning Snack packs each day. Click here to see the menu for August.

6th Grade WEB Orientation

The 8th grade WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) leaders welcomed the incoming 6th grade class on Friday, August 17th at the WEB orientation. The morning was filled with fun getting-to-know-you and relationship building activities. WEB leaders also helped share their middle school expertise to help the new Thunder students have an easier transition into middle school. It was a great morning, and we look forward to continued activities throughout the school year!

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September PTO Meeting

Join us for at the September PTO Meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2018. We will be meeting at the 7/8 center (305 South 9th Street) from 9:00am - 10:00am. We hope to see you there! Click here to visit the Thompson PTO website!

PTO Copy Cats

The PTO is in need of 3-4 volunteers in the 6th grade center to serve as Copy Cats (copying, office work, etc. for teachers). If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy Stone ( Thank you in advance!


Students, staff, and parents are invited to read the award-winning book WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate. We are kicking off the new school year with meaningful activities connected to the themes of acceptance and community in this novel.

First Day of School for Thunder Students!

High School Football Games

All middle school students that will be attending St. Charles North or St. Charles East home football games must have their ID and be accompanied by a parent to enter the football game. Outside food/drink and athletic equipment is not allowed. Go Saints and Stars!!!

Thompson Thunder Staff

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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

Mrs. Kristy McKnight - Assistant Principal