Thompson Friday Forecast
May 27, 2022
From the Principal...Steve Morrill
This will be the final Forecast message of the year. I would like to take time to extend a message of appreciation to our entire school community. This has been a year of significant student achievement and from my perspective, it has been an incredibly positive and productive year. I also know that the success of this year is the result of all stakeholders. We have great students, families, and staff. All of these groups have played an integral role in the success of this year. Thank you!
End of the Year Celebrations
We spent much of this past Wednesday saying goodbyes, signing yearbooks, experiencing “last day” activities, and celebrating student accomplishments. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge a few of the significant Thompson Middle School 8th grade student achievements.
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 Ava Andreacchi and Carter Cave. Congratulations!
The following 8th graders maintained Straight A’s for 3 years at the middle school. What a huge accomplishment! Congratulations to:
- Carter Cave
- Daniel Ciszek
- Javeria Hasan
- Logan Havis
- Haylee Kaliski
- Victoria Lackner
- Catherine Leatherbury
- Taylor Long
- Cooper Mellican
- Mia Muscarello
- Josy Pearce
- Giancarlo Petrucci
- Ava Polites
- Lucas Reed
- Emerson Skidmore
- Caroline Supple
- Connor Sychowski
- Clarissa Ungos
- Dane Zanders
The Citizenship Award winners are those students who exemplify the characteristics of an outstanding student. These are the students who on a regular basis strive to improve themselves and the school. They are the ones who exhibit all of the learner characteristics: respectful, responsible, organized, and accountable.
The Citizenship Award is presented to students who have a positive relationship with everyone they meet. These students touch the lives of many people in a positive way. They may take a leadership role in a group or they may be the supportive worker. No matter the circumstance, these students are helping to make Thompson Middle School a great middle school. Congratulations!
A Farewell to 8th Graders
To the students and families of the Thompson 8th grade class of 2022: You have represented well. As we finish this school year, I challenge 8th graders to be the best you can and represent Thompson in a great light during your high school years and beyond. Both of our High School have already heard that we have a solid group of students coming their way.
At the next level, I encourage you to get your children involved from the get-go. Find something they like and insist on helping them to make a connection with a group outside of the academic day. In doing so, students find a connection with an adult advisor and other kids with common interests. This has proven to enhance the high school experience.
Enjoy the high school years. They will undoubtedly fly by.
To all, enjoy a productive and safe summer~
Greater St. Charles Education Foundation Grant
The Greater St. Charles Education Foundation recently approved a grant for our Peace of Mind Club run by advisors Mrs. Katie Pagni and Mrs. Annie Leppin. This club, piloted this year, focuses on yoga and mindfulness. The purpose is to help make students feel safe, connected, and find “peace” of mind. Thank you to the Education Foundation for your continued support!
Keep Learning During the Summer
There are several ways to keep your child learning during this summer.
One of the best, and most important, things your child can do during the summer to keep a hold of all they have learned throughout the school year is to read. Reading novels, short stories, graphic novels, magazines, and listening to audio books is the most proven way to help students with reading. The act of reading for enjoyment grows a student’s abilities in vocabulary, comprehension, analysis, and writing.
Your child can also continue learning during the summer with i-Ready lessons and Learning Games! i-Ready Personalized Instruction provides students with lessons based on their skill levels and needs, so they can learn at a pace that is just right for them.
These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn. In addition to the lessons, Learning Games for Mathematics allow students to practice math in a fun and engaging way, helping them develop a positive view of math. i-Ready will be available for student use during the summer until the end of July.
Summer Book Scoop
Keep that healthy summer reading glow by participating in our Thompson/Wredling Summer Reading Challenge! See below for the SCOOP:
🍦 Enjoy some new reads that span a variety of “book flavors”
🍦 Create a 6 word summary for each book you read
🍦Submit your flyer to the LRC by August 19, 2022 to earn raffle tickets to
prizes of your choosing. (Each book/summary earns 1 raffle ticket)
Happy reading from your Middle School LRC Directors! 📚
St. Charles Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
Every 500 minutes of reading earns incentives. Complete 1,000 minutes to earn a free book and a chance to win other cool prizes such as a family membership to Brookfield Zoo or Morton Arboretum, a gift card to Great Wolf Lodge or the LEGO store, or a Nintendo Switch Lite with a gift card for games! Keep reading for more chances at the big prizes. A library card is not required.
School Supplies for Next Year
Our PTO has teamed up with School Tool Box to give you the option of purchasing pre-packaged school supplies for next year. Place your order online and it will be delivered directly to your home address. You will have the option to customize your order by adding or removing items. Be sure to place your order early to allow plenty of time for your supplies to be shipped to your home before supply drop off day. Please use this link (https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/) to place your order. Please see this flyer for more information.
School supply lists for next year can be found on the Thompson registration page by clicking here. Please call the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100!
Online Registration for Next Year
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 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 is 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. There is no direct link through HAC.
Registration fees for all students will not be billed in PushCoin until July 5, 2022. A 2022-2023 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!
Summer Athletic Camps
D303 offers a variety of summer school, athletic and music camp opportunities at our schools. Check back for additional offerings.
Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO
Dates to Remember
- Friday, May 27 - 4th Quarter Grades posted in the Home Access Center
- Tuesday, August 2 - Material Pickup Days 2:00 - 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 3 - Material Pickup Days 2:00 - 7:00 pm
- Friday, August 5 - 6th Grade Orientation - AM
- Wednesday, August 10 - First Day of School
- Thursday, August 11 - Picture Day - Student pictures taken during the school day
- Tuesday, August 30 - Curriculum Night - 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians
- 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
Thompson Middle School
Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal
Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator
Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator