Thompson Friday Forecast

October 29, 2021

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Second Quarter

We started the second quarter of our school year last week. Wow, where does the time go? As we continue through the school year, I would like to take this time to remind our parent community that you can monitor your student’s academic progress on the Home Access Center. If you have any questions about school work, please contact your child's teachers. If you have any questions on how to access HAC, please call the main office at 331-228-3100.

Activities Abound At Thompson

As is every week in a middle school, this one has been exceptionally busy. Today many of our students and staff dressed “in costume” in recognition of Halloween. Thompson certainly has some creative students and staff. What is especially important about today is that our school community was able to have fun with Halloween, while also keeping the focus on learning.

In addition to the energy of this Halloween week, fall sports recently finished and our winter sports are now practicing for their seasons. Teams continue to engage students through a myriad of learning activities in the classroom and our school clubs are in high gear.

One great thing about middle school is the fact that there are so many different ways for students to get involved and shine! Please encourage your middle schooler to participate in school activities away from the classroom to truly take advantage of all that middle school has to offer! Click here to see our long list of clubs/activities.

Have a great weekend!


Thompson 6th Graders Shine

Congratulations to our new 6th Graders that have been models of the Thunder Way this quarter! The 24 students listed and pictured below have been nominated by their peers in each team as "Student of the Quarter" for demonstrating Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Perseverance. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating their dedication to being strong leaders in a new school year!
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PTO Meeting

Please join us for a Thompson PTO meeting next Wednesday, November 3rd from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Meetings are virtual and all are welcome! If you would like to attend, please email Shannon Puri or Kim Walters for a link to the virtual meeting.

Honoring Our Veterans

One of our many planned activities for Veterans Days includes acknowledging family members, past and present, who have served our country. We are asking that any family that includes a veteran fill out a Veterans Day Certificate and return it to the Thompson main office. These will be placed in a centralized location to proudly display and honor those who served.

HOPE Club Spiritwear

Thompson's HOPE Club (Helping Others Protect Each other) wants to invite students to order HOPE spiritwear that can be worn throughout the year. In February, Thompson will be hosting HOPE Week which is a time that we come together as a school to spread kindness and understand the importance of HOPE. The deadline to order is October 31st. Once the spiritwear is ready, HOPE club members will distribute it to students. Please contact Mrs. Jolaoso or Ms. Walker if you have any questions about the spiritwear or if you would like more information about the club.

HOPE Spiritwear

Lost and Found

Our lost and found areas are overflowing! Please encourage your child to check tables by the cafeteria or the large bin in the locker room hallway to see if anything belongs to him/her! We will be donating these items during Thanksgiving Break.

PTO Thompson Spiritwear - Click Here

Order your PTO Spirit Wear by November 14! Orders will be delivered to Thompson Middle School by December 10th.

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Volunteers Needed To Share Career and Education/Training Experiences

College and Careers plays an integral role in the classroom experience for each of our 7th and 8th grade AVID classes. On Fridays we are looking for volunteers to share their career and education/training experiences via Zoom during either 4th (11:15 - 11:40 am) and/or 5th period (12:15 - 12:40 pm) each week. If you would like to present to our students, please complete this Google form.
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Parent Volunteer Communication from the District

In District 303 we believe that families are the strongest partners we have to support our students’ education. We are excited to welcome volunteers back into District 303 buildings to assist with a variety of classroom and school activities.

As a public school district, we are required to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order relative to COVID-19 mitigation steps in all district buildings. These steps will keep our students, staff members, and volunteers safe while they are in our schools. Given that, all volunteers must:

  • Provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test received within 72 hours of arriving to volunteer

  • Bring documentation to the front office upon arrival

  • Wear a properly fitting mask at all times while in the building

  • Complete the Volunteer Information Form prior to the first time you volunteer

Our students and staff members appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time!

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COVID-19 Resources and Information for Families

Click on this button to get the most updated information on District 303’s response protocols for COVID-19 and messages to families.

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above!

Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, November 3 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am

  • Monday, November 22 - Wednesday, November 24 - Non Attendance Days

  • Thursday, November 25 - Friday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Break

  • Wednesday, December 1 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am

  • Wednesday, December 1 - Early Release Day @ 2:52 pm

  • Thursday, December 2 - Picture Retake Day (morning)

  • Friday, December 17 - End of the 2nd Quarter

  • Monday, December 21 - Friday, December 31 - Winter Break

  • Monday, January 3 - No School for Students (Teacher Work Day)

  • Tuesday, January 4 - Start of the 3rd Quarter

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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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