Thomas Timberwolves

August 13, 2021

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Grettings, Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday the 7th & 8th grade homeroom, team, and locker assignments were emailed to each family. By viewing the homeroom chart below you can gain a general idea of which teachers your child will likely have this school year and where that core (ELA, math, science, social studies) classroom is located.

Today, Friday, August 13th is a big day for TMS! We are excited to open our doors and welcome all the students who are available to join us for the back-to-school events planned. Here are a few reminders about these events:

6th Grade Orientation - Click here for specific details.

Students attend during the assigned homeroom times today:

  • 8:00-8:45 AM - Homerooms 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

  • 9:00-9:45 AM - Homerooms 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 6-8

  • 10:00-10:45 AM - Homerooms 6-9, 6-10, 6-11, 6-12

7th & 8th Grade Locker Setup - The following guidelines are in place to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all during this event:
  • 7th & 8th grade students can come alone - walk, ride bikes, or get dropped off for this event. If bringing a parent or older sibling, just one, please.
  • Please enter and exit using the front entrance/main office off of the Belmont Avenue parking lot. All other entrances will be locked.
  • Everyone inside the building must wear a mask at all times.
  • We ask that people maintain 3 feet distancing from each other while in the building.
  • Please limit your time in the building to 15 minutes or less.

Please take a moment to review the traffic patterns and expectations for arrival and dismissal below along with some other informational items and celebrations.

It's going to be a great school year!

Thank you and take care,

Greg, Nick, & Lori

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Congratulations Summer Band Musicians!

Many thanks to the 80 South and Thomas Middle School students who attend the two-week summer band camp and performed an awesome concert last night! It was amazing to watch and hear you play! Having students from both sides of our community come together to make beautiful music and seeing families there to support them was a fantastic start to our school year. Many thanks to our Band Directors who worked so hard to provide this opportunity ~ Mr. Dana Berry, Ms. Kaitlin Pucci, and Mrs. Carolyn Schneider.
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Cross Country

Despite the crazy weather this week, four days of Cross Country practice have been completed and there's still time to join the team. We are proud of the athletes for their ability to persevere and remain committed to training during these humid and hot days.

Please click here to view more details on the TMS Cross Country team and click here to view this year’s Cross Country calendar.
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DEN Club Student Workshop

This week with the assistance of the Link Together Coalition, members of the Illinois Human Performance Team, and the help of students from the Buffalo Grove High School Elevate Club, 75+ TMS 7th & 8th grade students attended our leadership workshop. DEN Club stands for Discover, Elevate, Nourish and the club goal is to build our leadership skills and to encourage our peers to live a healthy lifestyle.

First Day of School

Thursday, August 19, 2021, will be the First Day of School.

Plan for your child to be at the bus stop on time or at school by 7:30 AM.

TMS will open our doors at 7:40 AM and students should report to homeroom each morning upon entering the building.


At the start of each school year, it is important to review the TMS traffic patterns and expectations for the start and end of each school day.

Traffic Pattern: Here is a link to the TMS MAP highlighting our traffic patterns for morning drop off.

Arrival Before School

6th Grade Drop-Off: 6th graders should be dropped off in the Arlington Heights side parking lot.

7th & 8th Grade Entrance: All 7th and 8th graders should be dropped off on Belmont Ave. Please pull forward as far as possible to allow as many cars to drop off at once.

Busses: Busses will drop off in the morning in the Belmont (main parking lot). Cars should not enter the main parking lot in the morning.

Dismissal After School

How do students exit the building? At 2:45, the end of the school day, students are expected to make their way to their after-school activities by 3:00 pm or they can choose to exit the building for the day. Students walking or biking home may select to utilize any exit at the end of the school day.

Parent Pick-Up Line: ALL 6th, 7th & 8th graders can get picked up on the carpool line which is on Belmont Avenue. Please be sure to form a single line along Belmont Street and remain in your car until your student arrives. DO NOT pick your students up on Thomas St. This can create an unsafe situation.

Bussing: Students taking the bus should exit out the LMC doors, as the busses will line up in the Arlington Heights side parking lot. Cars are not permitted to enter this lot after school.

Please note that our first day of school, Thursday, August 19th, is a full day of school. Just as a reminder, the doors to TMS open at 7:40AM each morning for all students. Students are expected to be seated in homeroom by 7:50AM. Prompt arrival at school each morning will help your child start each day on a successful note.

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Designated Lineup/Entrance Locations

  • Each grade level team has an assigned building entrance. Please see the diagram below.

6th Grade

Alpha - Door #9

Beta - Door #8

7th Grade

Gamma - Door #1

Delta - Door #6

8th Grade

Epsilon - Door #1

Zeta - Door #10

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Picture Day is Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Stuart-Rodgers Picture Day Form will be coming soon!

Curriculum Night

*6th Grade Curriculum Night: Tuesday, 8/31/21 @ 6 p.m.

*7th & 8th Curriculum Night: Thursday, 9/9/21 @ 6 p.m.

Thomas Calendar of Events

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Please click on this button to view the PTA Flyers & Information.

AHSD 25 Community Flyers

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Illinois State Report Card - Thomas

Please click this link to view the Illinois State Report Card for Thomas.