Thompson Friday Forecast

October 4, 2018 (Thursday Edition)

From the Principal...Steve Morrill


As we have done in the past, Thompson students in both centers will sometimes follow an alternative schedule. This year we are calling it the ‘Thunder Time Schedule.” Once or twice a month on Wednesdays we will set aside a 30-60 minute time period (between first and second hours) when students will participate in team building activities, social/emotional learning programs, or complete Career Cruising initiatives. Thank you for your flexibility when we run this schedule!


With the calendar turning to October, we have added even more club opportunities for our Thompson students. Games Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, and Spanish Club are additional options for our students. Wrestling is starting up and Boy’s Basketball Tryouts (7th and 8th graders) are right around the corner.

Click here to view descriptions and meeting times of our clubs. Please encourage your child to attend one of these club meetings and take advantage of middle school activities outside of the school day!

Enjoy your long weekend!


Upcoming Non-Attendance Days for Students

There will be no school for students on:

  • Friday, October 5th for a School Improvement Day and
  • Monday, October 8th to celebrate Columbus Day

Enjoy the long weekend!

Veterans Day Assembly

This year we will be celebrating Veterans Day on November 12th! Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor American veterans of all wars. Many of us know or have known men and women in our families or friends who have served in the armed forces to defend our country. This year we would like to take time to honor these individuals by acknowledging their time served and to honor them at an assembly beginning at 9:00 am on that day.

If your child has someone in your family, or a friend of your family, who they would like to invite to attend our assembly and introduce to the Thompson community, please fill out the google form below by November 2nd. Students in our Builder's Club will be writing invitations to these individuals to invite them to this assembly.

Career Speakers Needed

We are looking for parents to visit TMS 7/8 center to talk to our AVID classes about your career! AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is college/career prep class for 7th and 8th grade students. We are looking for parents to volunteer to speak to two of our classes on Fridays from 8:30-10:15 am or 12:45-2:30 pm. If you are interested please contact Bridget Hult ( or 331-228-6200).


At the 6th Grade Center, if you are dropping off your child for a morning club or activity, please do so at the front door. Please do not use the staff parking lot off of Main Street to drop off your child. We need traffic to stay out of the construction area and away from the future bus turn behind the building.

6th Grade Homework Lab

Hey 6th Graders! Do you have a missing assignment because you missed a class? Did you get behind on your homework? Need help reviewing for a quiz? OR Do you just want some time and space to organize your stuff?

Homework Lab is the place where you can do all of that every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:45-8:15 am in room 121 at the 6th grade center. Hope to see you soon!

Thompson Wrestling

The Thompson Middle School wrestling team will begin practicing on Wednesday, October 17th. Practices will be held in the 7th/8th Grade Center wrestling room which is located under the main gym. A daily schedule for the wrestling season is attached below.

Any student may participate on the wrestling team as there are no tryouts. Before any student can participate with the wrestling team, parents must provide the following to the school:

  1. An up-to-date physical on file in the main office

  2. Pay the wrestling athletic fee in the main office or via PushCoin

  3. Have the Agreement to Participate in the Interscholastic Athletics Form and Emergency Information & Insurance Waiver Form completed and on file in the main office.

All forms and information can be accessed at: . Paper copies of all forms are also located in the main office.

There will be a PARENT MEETING on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH at 5PM in the WRESTLING ROOM. We will share our expectations for the year and answer any questions you may have. Also, a representative from Dick Pond Athletics will be there to show the wrestling gear they have offer.

Thompson Boys Basketball Tryouts

Thunder Boys Basketball tryouts will take place October 15th, October 16th, and October 17th from 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm. 7th grade tryouts will take place in the 7/8 center gymnasium and 8th grade tryouts will take place in the 6th grade center gymnasium.

Please see the flyer below for contact information for the coaches. A sports physical must be on file at the Thompson Main Office before your child can try out!

Homework Helper at the 7/8 Center

Homework Helper continues in the North Computer lab of the 7th/8th grade center! Students can bring their class materials and work on homework, projects, or do make-ups of tests and quizzes. Mrs. Minuth and Ms. Romano will be there to help students with anything they wish to work on. There will be special Spanish help on Thursdays with Ms. Romano for all levels of Spanish. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the North Computer Lab at the 7th/8th grade center. Activity buses will arrive at 4:30 pm to take students to their nearest elementary school. Come get some homework help!

6th Grade Outdoor Ed Field Trips

Calling all 6th grade parents! We need help! The 6th grade needs some snacks and water for our annual trip to Covenant Harbor for Outdoor Education. Please, if you are able, volunteer to donate some snacks or water for our trip.

Please click on this link for Sign Up Genius. Thank you so much for your continued support of our students!

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Parent University - October 10, 2018

Showing & Discussion of the film Angst

10/10/18 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.

St. Charles North High School Auditorium

The purpose of the film Angst is to raise awareness and have conversations about anxiety. It features candid interviews with kids who have struggled with anxiety, as well as discussions with mental health professionals. At the end of the film there will be a 30 minute panel discussion led by the D303 Counseling Team.

As part of our agreement with the production company, we are able to show the film in both middle schools and both high schools during the week of October 8th. This will provide parents and students an opportunity to have conversations at home about what they saw.

To register for this event, click here.


Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above. You can support the Thompson PTO by volunteering your time and/or paying your 18-19 PTO dues. Join us at the next PTO meeting on October 11th at 9:00 am at the 7/8 center!

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, October 4 - End of the M1 Health Rotation
  • Friday, October 5 - No School for Students - School Improvement Day
  • Monday, October 8 - No School for Students - Columbus Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, October 9 - Start of the M2 Health Rotation
  • Wednesday, October 10 - Parent Univeristy: Showing & Discussion of the film Angst
  • Thursday, October 11 - PTO Meeting - 9:00 am
  • Monday, October 15 - Principal's Coffee - 1:30 pm
  • Friday, October 26 - End of the First Quarter
  • Friday, November 2 - First quarter grades are posted in the Home Access Center

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