April 22, 2022
Message From The Principal
Dear Parents and Families:
We have exciting news!! There will be a Chipotle Fundraiser Event for Thompson Junior High on Saturday, April 23rd. Thompson will receive 33% of the event sales! Please see the flyer below for more details.
Mr. Marcus Lewis
Thompson Junior High School
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Follow us at Twitter handle: @thompson308
ISA Make-Up Testing
Attention 8th Grade Parents: ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) testing occurred last month, and we will have make-up tests next week! We will call students down who missed a test during the original testing date. If you would like your student to opt out of ISA testing, please email Mrs. O'Connor, AP, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 Is Open
Sunday, April 24 (3pm): United States Navy Band at Oswego East High School. Click Here to reserve a ticket.
Monday, April 25 (6:30pm): 5th Grade Choir Preview Night
Tuesday, April 26 (4:30pm): Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball vs Bednarcik (H)
Thursday, April 28 (4:30pm): Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball vs Traughber (A)
Thursday, April 28 (4:30pm): Track Meet vs Murphy (A - OEHS)
Saturday, April 30 (TBD): Track Invitational (OHS)
Track Results 04.21.2022
Congrats to all our Track Athletes last night as we hosted our first meet against Plank.
Some highlights to mention:
Essence Carr and Sydney Shonibare took 1st place in the girls shot put
Autumn Meekins and Morgan Pawlisz took 2nd place in the shot put with Alexa Gonzalez taking a 5th place in her first meet!
Jordan Witherspoon took 1st and Josh Spera took 2nd in the boys shot put.
Alexa Gonzalez took 1st place in the girl’s discus!
Jordan Witherspoon and Ryan McCalmont took 1st in the boy’s discus with Xander Pollner taking 2nd and Jacob Aguirre and Jack Wandolowski taking 3rd place titles in the discus
Autumn Meekins and Kim Patino tied for 2nd in the hurdles with Sarah Ndjeng taking 3rd and Daniela Velazquez taking 4th.
Leona Bateman took 2nd in the 100M dash and Jordyn Washington took 3rd.
Dekker Zelensek took 1st in the 100M dash followed by Jack Wandolowski 2nd and Dylan Johnson 4th.
Our girls relay teams of Leona Bateman, Essence Carr, Sarah Ndjeng and Kim Patino and Brianna Perry, Maddy Phillips, Sydney Shonibare and Reese VanOvermeiren took second places and Autumn Meekins, Kami Boykin, Arianna Ibarra and Daniela Velazquez took 4th.
Our Boys Relay took 1st place which included runners Xander Pollner, Ethan Monahan, Jorden Witherspoon and Dekker Zelensek.
In the 400M dash we had Dontrell Young taking 1st, Ryan McCalmont 2nd and Kye Navar 3rd and Brody Vaughn in 4th.
In the 800M Dontrell Young took 1st place and Julian Smith took 4th, and Reese VanOvermeiren took 2nd.
Leona Bateman had an exciting 1st place win for the 200M dash and Jordyn Washington took 2nd followed by a 3rd place spot for Kim Patino and Lili Johnson and Sarah Ndjeng taking 6 and 7th.
For the boys we had Dontrell Young taking a 1st place win, Jack Wandolowski 2nd, Ryan McCalmont 3rd and Jacob Aguirre 4th.
Josh Spera took 2nd and Owen Shatters took 4th in the long 1600M run!
Our Tigers rocked the long jump at their first meet:
Dekker Zelensek 1st, Ethan Monahan 2nd, Jorden Witherspoon 3rd and Xander Pollner 4th, Jack Capron 5th and Isaiah Vazquez 6th
Jordyn Washington and Leona Bateman took 1st place spots, Essence Carr took 4th and Morgan Pawlisz with a 5th place and Autumn Meekins with a 6th.
The coaches are sooooo proud of our TIGERS trying something new and giving it their all!
Thompson Junior High 8th Grade Dance - May 06, 2022
- Tickets will be sold during lunch the week of the dance (May 2nd-5th)
- Tickets are $5 and include entry, dinner, ice cream, and lots of fun.
- There IS a DJ.
- No tickets will be sold at the door.
- They can dress up or come casual
- GYM will NOT be open
- Food: Olive Garden and Riverside Pizza
Home and School Message
OHS Dance Team Tryout Informational Meeting on May 4th
Central Registration New Location
Summer Connections is back! This is a free program to support students who may benefit from continued instruction and routine. It is important to note that the material covered will be from the current school year, and is meant as remediation and extra support. This program is not for enrichment or challenging above grade level. Special education students who do not qualify for ESY are welcome.
It is open to all students currently enrolled in grades K-7, and will be held at three locations: Hunt Club, Southbury, and The Wheatlands. It is held Monday through Thursday for three weeks, starting on June 6th, and we ask that students attend all three weeks. There are DL sections for grades K-5 located at HC. The link to register is below.
Please note: decisions about which location students will attend and transportation details cannot be determined until registration is complete. If your child will require transportation, the registration form MUST be completed and submitted by Friday, April 15th.
Link to English Registration Form:
Link to Spanish Registration Form:
Counselor's Corner - Oswegoland Park District Counselor-In-Training Program
2022-2023 School Supply Kits Available To Order
Spend more time with the family and less time shopping. Order your school supply kit and have it delivered to school and ready for your student!
2022-2023 School Supply Kit Ordering Information
2021-2022 Yearbooks On Sale Now!
The 2021-2022 Thompson Yearbook is now on sale for $25. Click on this link to preorder: https://www.balfour.com/illinois/oswego/thompson-junior-high-school.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Engfer at email@example.com.
Thompson Junior High Pick-Up Procedure Reminder
Hello, Thompson Tiger Families! Now that we are well into the Spring Semester, we would like to review our afternoon pickup procedures.
1. Please enter our driveway from Boulder Hill Pass and drive all the way around the back of our building for pickup. This is a one-way street.
2. Please pull forward as much as possible so other cars can fit in the line and so that we do not have cars blocking movement on Boulder Hill Pass.
3. Students can exit Door 8 or Door 10 when getting picked up by car. Only bus riders will exit the front door.
4. Parking is allowed on the East side of Boulder Hill Pass (if you are heading northbound) as long as you do not block the driveways into the school campus.
5. Parking is not allowed on the West side of Boulder Hill Pass (where private residences are located) because of the danger of students crossing traffic to get into cars.
6. Cars are allowed in our pick up lane or on the east side of Boulder Hill Pass. Cars should never enter the front driveway because this is where buses line up.
7. Thank you for keeping our Thompson Tigers safe!
District 308 Electronics Policy
Please review the TJHS Electronics Device Expectations Booster . This information serves as a reminder for all parents, students and staff of the policies set forth by the District 308 Board of Education.
The District recognizes the importance of communication and collaboration, and provides electronic devices for students to be productive in the classroom. To focus on academics and reduce unnecessary distractions, the expectations within the document will be in place for all District 308 students.
COVID Safety Tips:
- Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Monitor your health daily.
Current COVID symptoms include: fever (100.4 degrees or higher), headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and muscle or body aches from an unknown cause.
Please do not send your student to school if the present any one of these symptoms.
If you have any questions, contact the Thompson Health team.
- Charge their chromebook and bring it every day
- Treat them carefully. If they break the chromebook, the technology department will contact home regarding the cost of the repair.
- Your name
- Your student's name
- Student ID number
- Phone number you can be reached with any questions
- Reason for absence (including any symptoms, if out for illness).
*** Please note, online learning via Google Meets is only allowed with nurse approval. Parents/guardians and teachers will be notified if such accommodations will me made available for the student during their absence from the classroom.
Oswego Library Cards
This is a friendly reminder about the partnership we have with the Oswego Public Library District. This partnership has been created to give all students in SD308 access to the digital resources available through our public library. Some of our SD308 students don't live within the boundaries of the library district, so they have not had access in the past. In addition, many of those that do reside within the library district boundaries, do not have cards, or have misplaced their cards so they no longer have access. This new partnership will give all students access to the amazing resources our public library has to offer! There are so many great databases and ebooks that students may use for research, homework, classwork and personal enjoyment.
From the Front Office
Outside/Vendor Food - Outside vendor foods are not permitted in the lunchrooms this year. We cannot accept a delivery from a vendor (store or delivery such as Grub Hub) on behalf of a student. If a parent delivers outside food, the student will be able to receive their lunch, however, will need to eat in the Main Office and then return to lunch. Thank you.
The district runs a satellite location of the Kendall County Community Food Pantry the first Friday of every month from 6-7:30. We provide supplemental food for families in the SD308 boundaries, as well as those who live in Kendall County. Please encourage families that you work with to attend if they have a need.
Food is available for staff as well. If you are in need of supplemental food once a month, you are welcome to visit the pantry. If privacy/confidentiality is a concern, please reach out to Heidi Podjasek at firstname.lastname@example.org of x3667 and we will discuss a plan to maintain your privacy from other staff and families.
For more information, please visit our website at www.sd308.og/foodpantry or contact Heidi Podjasek, Director of Social Emotional Learning at x3667. Thank you!!
Are you having problems with another student
that you would like resolved?
Or do you know of a friend who has ongoing problems with a specific student?
Almost all students who have a confrontation say that there has been a history between the two that has been going on for a while. Instead of letting those feelings continue to build up, consider trusting Mr. Buono to assist in resolving the ¨beef.¨
Fill out the 5 second form by scanning the QR code. Mr. Buono will then set up a time to talk to you and decide if we can all sit down for a peer mediation session to calm things down.
*If you have any questions/comments/concerns, you can also email Mr. Buono: NBuono@sd308.org
The Care Closet is ready to help if you are in need.
If your family is experiencing any hardships, we would love to provide some relief with food, clothing, basic hygiene supplies, school supplies, etc?
For more information about the care closet and details on how to use it please click on the link.
Please call – Counselor (A-L), Amy Shaw, at (630)636-2614 or Counselor (M-Z), Ashley Gilbert, at (630)636-2615 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment in the Care Closet.
HELP Desk for Technology Questions
Parents and students, please submit any technology questions on this form. It will create a ticket in the new HELP ticket system.
The new HELP ticket system is LIVE! Please click on the links below for a preview.
Link to the video tutorial - https://youtu.be/n2UihWCSKWo