Thompson Friday Forecast

August 26, 2022

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Curriculum Nights

Calling all parents/guardians! We hope that you will be able to attend Thompson’s Curriculum Night. Thompson’s Curriculum Night for 7th and 8th grade parents will be held next Tuesday, August 30th. The 6th grade Curriculum Night will take place on Wednesday, August 31st. This event will begin at 6:30 pm on both evenings. Please allow 15 minutes for parking and getting to your child’s first hour classroom.

The format for the night will give you the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, learn about this year’s curriculum, and hear about classroom expectations while following your child’s schedule found in HAC. The evening will conclude by 8:15 pm. We hope that everyone will be able to attend! Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule with you. If you need assistance when you arrive, please check in with the office and we will help you.

High School Football Games

It is high school football season! Tonight is St. Charles East High School’s first home football game. Our Thompson students are welcome to attend their high school’s football games. In order to be admitted, middle school students need to have their Thompson ID and a parent with them. Students are expected to be on their best behavior and follow all school rules. It is important to represent Thompson proudly by exhibiting appropriate behavior. Students unable to behave appropriately will have their parents contacted and will be asked to leave.

Upcoming Non Attendance Days for Students

Next Friday, September 2nd and the following Monday, September 5th will be non attendance days for students. Friday is an Institute Day for teachers and Monday is the Labor Day Holiday.

Enjoy your weekend!


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Thunder Students and Staff!

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School Safety Drills

Next week at Thompson, we will be practicing school safety drills. On Wednesday, August 31, 2022 we will conduct a state-required annual Lockdown Drill with law enforcement personnel present. During this time, students will review and practice the classroom procedures. Parents/guardians may opt their child out of physical participation in this drill each year by emailing Steve Morrill, Principal, and Kim Walters, Administrative Assistant to the Principal, at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled date. Students who are opted out will receive an alternative school safety learning experience with a certified staff member.

Listen Learn Return

School District 303 is looking to partner with you to hear from our school community! Help us engage our students and community during Listen Learn Return, a series of community listening sessions led by Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon. These listening sessions are intended for students, families, and community members in District 303.

The first round of community sessions will be held on the following days. Later in the year, additional sessions will be scheduled at different schools.

  • Haines Center | Wednesday, August 31 | 9-11 a.m.
  • Haines Center | Wednesday, August 31 | 6-8 p.m.
  • Bell Graham | Tuesday, September 6 | 6-8 p.m.
  • St. Charles East | Thursday, September 8 | 6-8 p.m.

i-Ready Reports Are Coming Home

The results for the i-Ready Beginning of The Year Diagnostics for both reading and math will be carried home by students this coming Thursday, September 2nd. In addition to the results, you will receive a letter from Mr. Dave Chiszar, Director of Assessment and Accountability, as well as information regarding how to interpret your child’s scores. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s counselor for assistance.

After School Activity Bus

The Thompson after school activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that afternoon. The bus route is posted on the Thompson website under Activities. The times are estimated as the number of students riding the bus will fluctuate.

Join a Club! Get Involved!

Even more clubs are starting next week! Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities! Clubs are list on the Thompson Website. Students can the Schoology groups with their district accounts.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Do you have dreams of being TikTok famous? Or are you the one who comes up with the idea and records for your friends? Then come and join the THUNDER NEWS crew! Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 1st from 3:40 - 4:40pm in Room 212.

  • Fishing club will have its first meeting Thursday September 1st. This will be an informational meeting about the club. We will meet in room 205 after school until 4:30.

  • Yearbook club will be having a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, August 30th at 8:00 AM in room 119. Please join us if you are interested in being a part of our club.

  • YANA Club will be having their first meeting on Tuesday, August 30 from 8:00-8:30 in the LRC Alcove. This student-led club is open to 6th, 7th or 8th grade students who would like to do fun activities in a supportive, inclusive, non-judgmental environment.

Choir Spirit Wear

Choir sweatshirts and t-shirts are available from The Hairy Ant. Click here for a link to the site. The store closes on Tuesday, August 30th.
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Food Services

The elementary and middle schools food service vendor is OrganicLife. Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students. Click here for more information, view menus , and obtain a free or reduced lunch application. Students will not have to pre-order meals this year and there will be more choices offered for lunch. Lunch and breakfast will no longer be free for all students.

Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or for more information.

Fox Mill 5K & 1-Mile Color Run/Walk - September 10, 2022

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!! Visit to register and follow us on Facebook (Fox Mill 5K & 1M Family Color Run/Walk) for the latest news and announcements.

**NEW THIS YEAR!!** In order to keep costs down and participation high, we are offering only one style of tee (cotton) and are making these an OPTIONAL purchase at registration for $10. Hard cut off for tees is August 22. If you choose not to make a purchase, we encourage you to wear a tee from one of our previous races to show your support.

When: September 10, 2022 (8:00am 5K; 9:30am Color Run)

Where: Farmstead Park

In keeping with our theme of “running for a reason” and giving back to our community, all proceeds will be put equally towards the four prior race beneficiaries:

  • Fox Valley Food for Health in memory of Tricia DePasquale (2015)
  • Cameron Pepera Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Cameron Pepera (2016)
  • Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute in honor of Mike White (2018)
  • Kayla’s Hope Foundation in memory of Kayla Lehmann (2019)

We hope to see you there!

Please contact Beth Ites ( for questions or for sponsorship opportunities.

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, August 30 - Curriculum Night - 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians
  • Wednesday, August 31 - Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
  • Wednesday, August 31 - Curriculum Night - 6th grade parents/guardians
  • Friday, September 2 - Institute Day - No school for students
  • Monday, September 5 - Labor Day - Schools are closed
  • Wednesday, September 7 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
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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

Let's Talk!

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