Thompson Friday Forecast

October 12, 2018

From the Principal...Steve Morrill


Reminder that student/parent/teacher conferences will take place on Monday, November 19th from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 20th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Like last year, signup is via a link in the Home Access Center which will be available to families starting next Monday, October 15th at 7:00 am through Wednesday, November 14th at 11:59 pm. Sign up instructions are included in today’s Friday Forecast.


As we are nearing the end of the first quarter, please take the time to talk with your student about his/her work during this quarter. What has been going well? What has been a challenge? If you have any questions about your student’s school work, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Also, remember to regularly monitor your student’s progress on the Home Access Center. If you have questions on how to access this site, please call the main office at 331-228-3100.

Thank you for taking an active role in your child’s learning!


Next Monday, October 15th will be the first Principal Coffee of this school year. We will be meeting from 1:30 - 2:30 pm at the 7/8 center. This time is structured so that I can be available to speak with parents and answer any questions that might be presented. I look forward to meeting with Thompson parents!


Once again this year, Thompson students will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on October 31st. Guidelines will be included in next week’s Friday Forecast.

Enjoy your 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.

Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler

Thompson Conferences will take place on Monday, November 19th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 20th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Like last year, signup is via a link in the Home Access Center beginning next Monday, October 15th at 7:00 am through Wednesday, November 14th. Sign up instructions are linked below to today's Friday Forecast.


Thompson is adding another club! The Improv Club is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40 - 4:30 pm. Students will be released in time to take the activity bus home. Students can attend Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both days.

We will work in groups to learn improvisation skills with the eventual goal of a performance on January 25, 2019. Our first meeting is next Tuesday, October 16th and we will provide a calendar of our meeting dates then. Please email Mrs. Pogge with questions at

Dance Choreography Opportunity

Any student interested in learning dance choreography is invited to attend a session led by Matthew Pilalis. This will take place on Friday, October 19th from 3:45 - 5:00 pm in the 6th grade center cafeteria. The cost of the event is $5. Please turn in the permission slip below with your $5 to Mrs. Janton or Mrs. Fedyski by October 17th in order to participate!

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).

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!
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.

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, October 15 - Principal's Coffee - 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Monday, October 15 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler Opens - 7:00 am
  • Friday, October 26 - End of the First Quarter
  • Friday, November 2 - First quarter grades are posted in the Home Access Center
  • Monday, November 12 - Veterans Day Assembly
  • Wednesday, November 14 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler Closes - 11:59 pm
  • Monday, November 19 - Conferences - Non Attendance Day for students
  • Tuesday, November 20 - Conferences - Non Attendance Day for students
  • Wednesday, November 21 - Non Attendance Day
  • Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, November 26 - School Resumes

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