September 03, 2021
Sept. 1, 2022
Thank you all for attending the Tigers Curriculum Night Wednesday! The Teacher-Parent relationship is critical to the success of our students as they prepare for high school. If you have any questions, please reach out to the classroom teachers. We welcome your inquiries into the educational programming at Thompson Junior High School!
NO SCHOOL Monday, Sept. 5th (Labor Day Holiday) and Tuesday, Sept 6th (Teachers Institute Day). Enjoy the time off with your families and friends!!
Mr. Marcus L. Lewis, Ed.S., Principal
Mrs. Karen O’Connor, Asst. Principal
Dr. LaTonya Davis, Asst. Principal
Follow us at Twitter handle: @thompson308
We Are Hiring Crossing Guards!
We are in need of two Crosswalk Guards for arrival and dismissal. Please call the main office at 630-636-2600 if you are interested. COMPENSATION: $11.62/hour *Please note that the hourly rate of pay is inclusive of the mandatory 4.5% retirement contribution to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
- Your name
- Your student's name
- Phone number you can be reached with any questions
- Reason for absence (including any symptoms, if out for illness).
Friday, Sept. 2 - Band & Choir Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off (see below to place an order)
Monday, Sept. 5 - No School (Labor Day)
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - No Student Attendance (Teacher Institute Day)
Thursday, Sept. 8 - Fall Play Meeting, Thompson Drama (3:20-4:00pm)
Monday, Sept. 12 - Fire Drill (1st period)
Thursday, Sept. 22 - Culver's Day
Food Pantry Open Today - Friday, Sept. 2nd from 5:30-7:30 pm.
The Kendall County Community Food Pantry, Oswego Satellite Location, will be open this Friday, September 2, from 5:30 to 7:00pm at 31 Franklin Street, Oswego. Please follow the signed into the parking lot from Franklin Street. Bring with you identification indicating your name and address for on-site registration or your food pantry ID.
For more information, visit: https://www.sd308.org/foodpantry
Thompson Drama - Fall Play Informational Meeting
Last Weekend to Order Your Thompson Spirit Wear!
Thompson Spirt Wear is here!
Place your online order by midnight Monday, Sept 5th
Delivery will be made by September 30th.
https://thompson22.itemorder.com/shop/home/ (I've attached the flyer if you want to use that)
Interested in Learning a New Language & Culture - How About German?
What is SPARKINDERKLUB?
➢ Extra-curricular Club
➢ Sponsored by the OH/OE German Teachers
➢ Lead by program members and teachers.
➢ Extends the German classroom, language, and cultural learning experience into the community.
➢ Encourages participating 6-8 grade students to:
- interact with each other
- gain knowledge about the practices, products, and perspectives of the German-speaking world
- increase their global and self awareness.
➢ No need to know the language.
➢ Good Social and Academic Status
➢ Attend an SD308 middle school. 6th-8th grade only.
➢ German is used to the best of participant’s ability to actively participate.
➢ Open to new ideas, abilities, and experiences.
➢ Open, constructive, and positive participation.
- We reserve the right to send students home and deny them participation should their behavior warrant it. FEES:
➢ You decide to attend, the cost remains the same $50.
➢ All funds go to the German Program at each school and cover the cost of materials.
For more information, see the PDF file below.
Forgot to Order School Photos?
If you forgot to order your school photos, it isn't too late. In order to place an order, contact Van Gogh School Photographers at 847-382-2282 to obtain your student's personal code. You may also visit their website at https://vangoghphoto.com/. Orders can be placed at anytime of the school year.
Picture retakes are scheduled for October 18th.
The importance of breakfast: Start your day off strong
Rise and shine! Our bodies use the simple sugar called glucose for fuel. Glucose is stored in the liver and released as needed. When glucose stores are depleted, usually by mid-morning after a night of sleeping, this source of quick energy is not available.
The result is the sensation of hunger, decreased concentration and fatigue, all of which can make learning more difficult. This is why it is important to be sure your children "break the fast" and refuel their bodies to start the school day – and every day – right.
Benefits of eating breakfast
- Breakfast provides key nutrients. Besides being fuel for your body, breakfast also provides key nutrients. Children who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their overall nutritional needs. In fact, studies show that children who eat breakfast eat more fruit, drink more milk, and consume less saturated fat than those who don't eat breakfast. When children skip breakfast, they generally don't make up for key nutrients missed in that first meal, like iron, calcium and protein, later in the day.
- Breakfast helps combat obesity. Kick-starting your child's day with a healthy meal may even help combat obesity. Research supports that those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight than those who do not. The theory is that breakfast plays an important role in regulating appetite, hormone levels and the number of calories we burn throughout the day.
- Breakfast eaters tend to perform better in school. Breakfast eaters have better test scores, improved memory and focus, and are less likely to be absent or tardy. Schools with breakfast programs report fewer behavioral problems and visits to the school nurse.
If you have any questions, contact Assem Ditch, Building Nurse
Home and School Organization
Home and School (HSO) Meetings are held at Thompson on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm - enter through the main entrance and follow the signs. All Thompson families and staff are welcome to attend! Our first meeting will be Tuesday 9/20/22 - hope to see you there. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Please join the Home and School Organization (HSO), no commitments required! Your $5 family membership contributes to our school support fund and while you are there don't forget to bookmark our page for future event ticket and candygram sales. Membership and donations are located in the "View Store" link. Have a great year Tiger family!
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Stay up to date with the most current HSO info.
Like the HSO page: Thompson Jr. High Home & School
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?
This is a FREE resource and the use of the Care Closet is confidential and anonymous. Simply scan the QR code to the right! You will then fill out a Google Form using your child’s student ID #. Your items will be available for pick up in the Main Office the following day! We are also happy to set up appointments for you to shop in the Care Closet before or after school!
For more information about the care closet and details on how to use it please click on the link.
Please call – Counselor (A-H), Amy Shaw at (630)636-2614, Counselor (I-Me), Holly Affetto at (630)636-2627, or Counselor (Mi-Z), Ashley Gilbert, at (630)636-2615 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment in the Care Closet.
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
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.
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