Thompson Friday Forecast

August 30, 2018 - Thursday Edition

From the Principal...Steve Morrill


Today, the Thompson community took part in our first safety day. During a safety day, students and staff practice their identified plans and behaviors in the event of crisis situations. Specifically, we take part in a fire drill, tornado drill, and a safe and secure (lock down) drill. Today we had representatives from both the fire and police departments observing our drills and providing feedback that helps us improve our systems. By taking proactive measures to prepare for each of these emergency situations, we help ensure that our Thompson Middle School students are as safe as possible at all times.

We will continue to run safety drills periodically throughout the school year. Parents please know that the Thompson staff is vigilant with regard to our safety policies, and we will continue to make the safety of your children a priority. If you have any questions about our safety procedures, please do not hesitate to call us at (331) 228-3100.

It was hot a few days this week in our 7/8 center with this July-like weather. Please know that we take this situation very seriously.

  • The District facility department has been providing bottled water. This is available to our students/staff in many locations throughout the 7/8 center.
  • Cool Spaces are identified and teachers have been moving students to these locations.
  • We continuously monitor the weather and, as was the case on Monday and Tuesday, cancel or relocate after school athletic practices and events. We do this reluctantly as these contests are difficult to reschedule, but feel it is necessary for student safety.
  • PE classes often modify their instruction on hot days.

Please know that your child’s health and well-being is at the forefront of what we do every day, and especially on challenging days with extreme heat.

We hope you will be able to join us for our Curriculum Nights on September 6th (6th Grade) and September 11th (7th and 8th Grades) beginning at 7:00 pm!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!


Curriculum Nights

Thompson’s Curriculum Nights for parents will be held next 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!

AM Drop Off

The Thompson school day is from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Students will not be admitted to the Thompson Campus prior to 7:45 am unless they have special permission from a teacher, coach, or club advisor. Please do not drop off your child before 7:45 am!

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!

After School Activity Bus

The Thompson after school activity bus will run again this year on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, September 11th. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that day. The tentative bus route and times are posted on the Thompson website under Activities.

Yearbook Club

Students interested in participating in the Yearbook Club this year should plan to attend a brief meeting before school on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:45 am in Room 215 at the 6th Grade Center. See Mrs. Scrivani at the 6th Grade Center or Mr. Harmon at the 7/8 center with questions. Hope to see you there!

Thunder News Club

Looking for an exciting club to join? Join Thompson’s student broadcast team - THUNDER NEWS! We will be producing 15-20 minute episodes featuring sports teams, clubs, and other trending topics in and around Thompson and St. Charles.

Not interested in being on camera? No problem! We have several production crew positions that you would be perfect for: Director, Music Producer, Camera person and so much more.

Please come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 11th at the 7/8 center in Mobile classroom M13 from 3:40 pm - 4:15 pm. Please see Mrs. Cole at the 6th grade center or Mrs. Gupta at the 7/8 center with questions.

Thompson Fishing Club

The Thompson Fishing Club's first meeting will be on Thursday, September 13th in Room 103 in the 7/8 center. Please see Mr. Zentner or Mr. Manny if you have any questions.

Box Tops for Education

Please remember to take your Box Tops for Education to school. They are on many products you have including Kleenex wrappers, Ziploc baggies, and cereal boxes to name a few. We collect them and mail them in before the expiration date on each one. There is a collection box in the 7/8 Center Main Office. In the 6th Grade Center, please take them to Miss Meyers’ Health room 104 or the Main Office. Every single one counts and is worth 10 cents. Our goal is 20,000 Box Tops this year! Happy collecting and thank you!!!

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.

Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above. You can support the Thompson PTO by volunteering your time, paying your 18-19 PTO dues, and/or contributing to the Write-a-Check campaign.

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!

Lunch at the 6th Grade Center

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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.

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