Thompson Friday Forecast

September 6, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill


I would like to thank our entire school community for such successful Curriculum Nights. The turn-out was great! I would also like to thank our WEB student leaders who were a visible and enthusiastic presence in the hallways assisting our parents/guardians. Our goal for these nights is to provide curricular information and give parents the opportunity to become more familiar with the adults spending so much time with your children. If you have any lingering questions as a result of these evenings, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teachers.

Supporting your child’s school and being involved in our curriculum night sends a strong message to your children about the importance of school. As parents, we have the greatest influence on our children. Attending school functions sends them the message that their education is important and significant. Thanks for supporting your student’s learning and Thompson Middle School!


I am excited that the new school year has arrived. We are off to a great start! I would encourage you to take advantage of all possible learning opportunities with your middle-schooler. One way you can do this is by choosing your words carefully. For example, instead of asking your child, “what he/she did at school today?”~~ Ask he/she, “what they LEARNED today?” Changing the question ever so slightly might really change the response you receive.


I have set aside several times this year to meet with parents. This time is structured so that I can be available to speak with parents and answer any questions that might be presented. The first opportunity to get together will be on Tuesday, September 24th from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the conference room by the LRC. Anyone interested in participating should stop in the main office at that time. I look forward to meeting with Thompson parents!

Enjoy your weekend!


SAVE THE DATE! Fox Mill 5K & Color Run Honoring Kayla Lehmann

Please join us for the Fox Mill 5K & 1-Mile Color Run/Walk on September 7, 2019 honoring Thompson graduate Kayla Lehmann. Kayla, who passed away on April 7, 2018, was a St. Charles East freshman who was passionate about music while also being an avid reader and gifted writer.

Proceeds from this year's race will benefit Kayla's Hope (, a foundation that seeks to take away the stigma of depression and mental illness so that no one has to suffer in silence. For more information, to register, or to make a donation, please visit

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.

Parent University - Viewing of the Documentary "LIKE"

You are invited to view the documentary "LIKE" on September 23, 2019 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center beginning at 6:30 pm.

LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, is about the impact of social media on our lives. Watch the trailer by visiting, and then bring your children to see this powerful movie about society’s addiction to our phones. Click here to RSVP!

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.

PTO Thompson Spiritwear

The PTO webstore to purchase Thunder spiritwear is open until September 12th! Please click here to view the options provided by The Hairy Ant.

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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Help out a local cause!

Consider donating items to a recently graduated North Star as she works to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award! Brigid Millette is seeking donations of items to include in "stress-relief kits" that will be donated to schools in D303 in order to give students an opportunity to de-stress and work on healthy coping mechanisms.

New or gently used items are greatly appreciated. Donation boxes are located near the front entrances of North High School, East High School, and Thompson Middle School, and donations will be accepted through the end of August.

See the flyer included below for a list of items! THANK YOU!!!

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Health Office Hours

Our Health Office hours have been expanded this year to help meet the needs of families dropping off medication. The hours are now 7:30 am to 3:50 pm. Please contact the Health Office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3104.
Thompson PTO

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Dates to Remember

  • Monday, September 23 - Parent University - Documentary "LIKE" at the NCAC - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 24 - Coffee with the Principal - 10:00 - 11:00 am at Thompson
  • Thursday, September 26 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Picture Retake Day

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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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