Thompson Friday Forecast

April 22, 2022

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Activities at Thompson….

This week we wrapped up IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) assessment make-ups. Thank you to students and parents for helping to make this such a smooth process this year! Students will be taking their Spring i-Ready diagnostics on Tuesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 5th in the morning. Our bell schedule will be modified on both of these days. Please call the main office if you have any questions.

Spring is always a busy time of the year in our middle school. Teachers continue to provide engaging lessons designed to keep students focused on learning. After school, students are busy with music performances, track meets, and club opportunities.

Away from the classroom, Track is in full swing. I have had the opportunity to see several track meets and I am always amazed by the talents of our students. Despite the school year being in the final stretch, you would never know based on the day to day energy and activities here at Thompson.

Enjoy your spring weekend,


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D303 Equity Audit

If you were not selected for the D303 Equity Audit, but are still interested in offering your insight and opinion, please visit this page and scroll down until you see the Parent Intake Form. We value your insight and hope that you participate!

The PTO Needs Your Help!!

Please join us in letting the Thompson staff know how much they are appreciated! The PTO will be providing a few fun lunches and events for the Staff Appreciation Week from May 2-6. We hope parents can pitch in and donate to help with a few of the special surprises for the staff. Thank you!

Staff Appreciation Sign Up Genius

TMS Cheer Tryouts

Any incoming 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student interested in trying out for cheerleading for next year should plan to attend clinics/tryouts on May 9th, May 10th, and May 11th in the cafeteria. May 9th and May 10th are clinics from 3:45 - 5:00 pm. May 11th is the day to tryout.

Tryouts will start at 3:45pm and will end when your child is finished trying out. Students must have a current physical on file with the school in order to tryout. Students should wear athletic clothing/shoes and bring water.

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8th Grade End of Year Events

We are excited to announce that we are currently working with our PTO to plan our 8th-grade end-of-year celebrations. We have three fun events planned!

Hooray for Hollywood, an 8th grade party!

The 8th Grade Social needs your help! This Hollywood themed event is on May, 20, from 7 - 9 pm at Thompson. We are looking for many set-up & tear-down decorations-helpers, food/dessert donations, chaperons, raffle donations, event sponsors, and more!

*If any TMS family has a KARAOKE MACHINE that connects to the internet for Youtube to lend out, we'd be very grateful! Any fun lighting for the dance floor is also desired. White holiday string lights are wonderful too!

Thanks to the wonderful businesses that have signed on to sponsor & donate for the raffle so far! A few of the most recent sponsors are:

  • Three Crowns Design
  • Blinka Optical
  • Simple Skin by Jill
  • All Things Art Studio
  • Nudera Orthodontics


Recognition Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 25th in the morning, we will hold an 8th-grade recognition ceremony (students only) in the main gymnasium where students will celebrate their 8th grade class.

Lunch/Yearbook Signing
On Wednesday, May 25th students will have the option to order a BBQ lunch from our food vendor, OrganicLife. The PTO will provide dessert in conjunction with yearbook signing.

The PTO is looking for a point person to help with the last day of school 8th grade picnic on May 25. We need a parent who can oversee a quick set-up of tables outside from about 11:00am -12:45pm and make sure a special dessert table is set-up. Picnic should end by 2:00pm. If you are interested, please contact: Michelle Dague at or Kim Nudera at:

*Please, also check the sign-up genius for new added donation opportunities or to volunteer your time at the 8th grade social on May 20. Many more helpers are needed to pull off an awesome event that evening! Thanks again!

Children's Book Drive

Are you spring cleaning? Please consider donating your gently used children’s books (ages birth- sixth grade) to Bernie’s Book Bank. Thompson Middle School will be collecting new and gently used children’s books throughout the week of April 25th - April 29th. Drop off books in the bins outside the main office and/or the LRC. Thank you for giving the gift of reading to local children!

Summer Athletic Camps

Thompson will be holding sports camps this summer for all grade levels. Volleyball camps for 5th, 6th, and 8th graders will begin on June 21st. Girls and boys basketball camps begin on July 11th. Volleyball (7th grade), football, cross country and cheer camps are running the week of August 1st. Sign up using PushCoin. Join us for these fun activities and make new friends!
D303 Summer School & Camps

D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Check back for additional offerings.

Thompson PTO

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

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Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, April 27 - Early Release Day
  • Tuesday, May 3 - i-Ready Spring Math Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am

  • Wednesday, May 4 - PTO Meeting (Virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am

  • Thursday, May 5 - i-Ready Spring Reading Diagnostic - 8:40 - 10:40 am
  • Friday, May 20 - 8th Grade Party - 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Thompson

  • Wednesday, May 25 - Last Day of School

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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