Thompson Friday Forecast

May 28, 2021

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

This week we have been celebrating student accomplishments and saying goodbyes. I would like to take a moment to thank all of the Thompson stakeholders for your flexibility, perseverance, and focus on learning during this year. Students should be proud of their accomplishments during this historic and challenging year! Fourth quarter grades are available in the Home Access Center.

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge a few significant Thompson Middle School student achievements. Please click here if you would like to view the 8th grade awards ceremony.

The American Legion award is based on courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and service. This is the highest honor awarded American Youth by The American Legion. This year’s Thompson Middle School award winners are Anna Gagne and Cullen Lynch. Congratulations!

The following 8th graders maintained straight A’s throughout their 3 years at the middle school. What a huge accomplishment! Congratulations to:

  • Mia Abi-Rached

  • Cullen Branka

  • Lillian Dirickson

  • Anna Gagne

  • Jake Gilmore

  • Taylor Gorka

  • Natalie Hannah

  • Trey Long

  • Simran Mani

  • Ava McDowell

  • Brianna Menezes

  • Quinn Munier

  • Mackenzie Oster

  • Ethan Plumb

  • Ellie Prowell

  • Claire Roth

  • Courtney Suhr

  • Allison Uchill

In the area of performing music, Amy Backer Memorial Music Scholarships were presented to band students Francesco Alongi and Ryan Katz. Congratulations!

The following students are the recipients of this year’s Permanent Collection Art Awards. These students consistently demonstrated exceptional work ethic, unique creative vision, and especially skillful use in the application of materials.

  • GianCarlo D'Argento

  • Victoria Lackner

  • Margaret Andrzejewski

  • Mason Netcel

  • Nyla Jessup

  • Olivia Mruk

Looking ahead, school will start on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Material Pick Up Days are planned for Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm. Later this summer we will be sharing more information regarding the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Please call the main office if you have any questions over the summer at (331) 228-3100.

I wish each of you a safe and memorable summer season. I hope you are all able to capitalize on the “gift of additional time” that summer is able to provide many of us.


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Student Yearbooks and Promotion Certificates

8th grade promotion certificates for our remote students can be picked up in the main office beginning on Tuesday, June 1st. Remote students that ordered a yearbook can also pick those up during the summer. Our office will be open from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm each day; enter through Door #1. Please call the main office if you have questions at 331-228-3100.

D303 schools offer a variety of summer athletic and music camps for students of all ages. Join us for these fun activities and meet new friends!  

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Online Registration for Next Year

Returning Student Registration for 2020-2021 is once again an online format. All acknowledgments and authorizations are contained in a single electronic, online registration form. Please complete this by June 1st!

The form will be located in the Parents/Community menu of the District website and on Thompson’s website under Parents/Registration Materials. Parents can sign into the Returning Student Online Registration form using their Home Access Center (HAC) credentials, select individual students, and complete their registration.

Registration fees for all students will not be billed in PushCoin until July 1, 2021. A 2021-2022 district fee waiver application will be available on the District 303 website in July, accessible from the Parent/Community menu, for families who may qualify for a fee waiver and are not directly certified by the state.

Please contact the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100!

A reminder from the school nurse…

State legislation requires that all Illinois children in sixth grade will have a dental examination. A licensed dentist must perform the examination, and he or she shall sign the form. Dental offices should have the form available, but it is also available online at under Departments, then Health Services, then “Health Documents and Forms”. Each 6th grade student must present proof of a dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15, 2021. The exam must be dated within 18 months prior to May 15, 2021. If your child has had an exam already, you can ask your dentist to complete the form for the exam.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a waiver for children who show undue burden or lack of access to a dentist. Parents or legal guardians who object to the dental examinations on religious grounds shall present to the school a signed, detailed statement of the objection.

The deadline is quickly approaching! Please submit this if you have not already done so. If you have any questions, please contact the TMS nurses.

Diane Isbrandt RN, PEL-CSN

Sherri Esposito, RN

Amy Kashuba, RN

Thompson Middle School


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Thompson PTO

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Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, August 3 - Material Pickup Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, August 4 - Material Pickup Day 2:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Friday, August 6 - Incoming 6th Grade Orientation - Time TBD

  • Wednesday, August 11 - First Day of School

  • Thursday, August 12 - Pictures/IDs during the school day

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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator

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