September 03, 2021
September 16, 2022
Please enjoy the weekend celebration of Mexican Independence day as we honor National Hispanic-American Heritage Month!
As we progress through the first month of the school year, I hope that all of our students are sharing positive learning experiences as we dive into the “meat & potatoes” of the curriculum. Students are challenged daily in their classes and may struggle at times. It’s natural and should be embraced. “Without struggle, there’s no progress…” Frederick Douglass. The best resource is the classroom teacher. Please direct any questions or concerns to them and they will provide insight and guidance as we move through the first semester.
Our Athletic teams are off to a great start! Please come and support our TIGERS as they compete against our four district Junior High Schools. We follow our ROAR behavioral expectations. Please review the Thompson Athletic Events Spectator Non-negotiables with your students. We will cover the expectations starting Monday.
Please be on the lookout for an email communicating the details of our ALICE Drill, which will occur next Friday, September 23.
If you’re free, please join me and the Home & School Organization (HSO) Tuesday, 6:30pm.
Lastly, this week the Village of Oswego installed signage communicating NO LEFT TURNS during specified hours. I’d like to thank our Mayor, Mr. Troy Parlier and Village Administrator Mr. Dan Di Santo for supporting our effort in creating a safer and less congested parent drop off/pick up.
Join the Thompson Team!
If you or anyone you know is looking for a new job, we are hiring for the following positions!
- Dedicated Building Substitute Teacher
- Science/Math Teacher for 6th & 7th Grade
- Crossing Guard
- Lunch Supervisor
For more information, please call us at 630-636-2600 or apply online.
- Your name
- Your student's name
- Phone number you can be reached with any questions
- Reason for absence (including any symptoms, if out for illness).
Monday, Sept. 19 - A.L.I.C.E. Drill Presentation
Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Home & School Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 22 - Culver's Day
Thursday, Sept. 22 - Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry at Long Beach (5-6:30pm)
Friday, Sept. 23 - A.L.I.C.E. Drill
Monday, Sept. 26 - Board of Education Meeting (OEHS & online)
THOMPSON TIGERS Athletic Event Non-Negotiables
Expectation #1: All students must leave after school and return after 4:15 pm, except for those joining and being a part of a school club.
Expectation #2: Students who have served a school consequence that day are not allowed to attend a same day event. (Examples: Detention, Lunch Detention, and In School Suspension)
Students must sit in the student section, unless with their parent or guardian. Students will clean up after themselves!
Students are expected to show positive sportsmanship and cheer on our team. (No negative cheering, no foul language)
Inappropriate student behavior will result in being removed from the game. Disciplinary actions and subsequent game removal may be assigned.
Students must stay seated in the student section and refrain from leaving until the quarters or half time breaks in the game.
Students are not allowed to wander school hallways or hang out outside of the gym during the game.
Once a student leaves a game at Thompson, they cannot return to the building without a parent.
Students must be picked up promptly at the end of an event.
- Rides need to be here no later than 6:00 pm.
Note from the Special Education Department:
Are you a parent of a student who is being evaluated for Special Education or has just received an individualized education program (IEP)? If so, please join the Special Education Department for a Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We will provide a session on 'Special Education 101' for parents new to Special Education Services and Supports.
Please see below for information on how to join the meeting:
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/hjt-thdb-pop
Or dial: (US) +1 715-600-6354 PIN: 398 587 489#
Please contact Denise Hildebrand (Executive Director of Special Education) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Look Who's Leveling Up in PE!
Students in PE classes took their first Fitnessgram Pacer Test of the year last week. The Fitnessgram Pacer Test is a cardiovascular endurance test that progressively gets more difficult as the test continues. September's pacer test score will be the students' baseline score for this school year. PE teachers are challenging their students to "level up" as they test throughout the semester. Below are the top scores from our September pacer testing.
Thompson Reading Program
The Thompson Reading Program started September 7th! Students who choose to participate need to read 3 books from either the 2022-2023 Caudill Books or the Tiger Tales lists. After reading a book, they complete a book review and receive a prize.
Book Review Form:
After 3 books, they qualify for the Spring Reading Celebration!
To check out the book choices, visit the following link:
Thompson Makerspace: Calling for Donations!!
Makerspaces provide students with opportunities to explore and create on their own using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Thompson plans to open up a makerspace for students this school year. In order to make this happen, we could use your help. We are in need of the following items in gently used or new condition:
- Building toys (like K’nex or marble run)
- Chess set
- Checkers game
- Origami paper
- Embroidery floss
Please drop off any donations at the Thompson front office Monday - Friday from 7 am - 4pm. If you have questions regarding specific donations, please contact Teresa Buan at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Looking for some new Thompson gear for different sports, clubs, and activities this year?
So if you want to support your favorite Thompson group take a look. There are t-shirts, hoodies,
dri-fit short and long sleeve, crewnecks, and sweatshirts in various colors and designs.
Feel free to take a look at them and use the different links to order. There are lots to pick from!
Let me know if you need anything or have any questions at all, Mr. Craig, firstname.lastname@example.org
All the online orders will be closing soon, just check the dates.
Be sure to add your students to the order so I can get it to them once they are completed.
5 different shirts/hoodies to choose from. Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2022: Click here to order
6 different shirts/hoodies in different colors to choose from. Deadline: Friday, September 23, 2022: Click here to order
DRAMA FALL SHOW Gear
Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2022: Click here to order
CROSS COUNTRY Gear
Thompson Tiger vs. Plank - Cross Country
- Please remember to get your physicals, immunizations and eye records to the health office as soon as possible. (Action Plans Link)
- Anyone with LIFE THREATENING health concerns (allergies, asthma, diabetes, etc.) needs to have an action plan in the nurse's office.
- If your student is going to keep medication in the nurse's office, please bring the medication in as soon as possible with doctor's orders.
- If your student is going to carry the medication, please print the Medication Authorization form and have the doctor and parent sign it. Please return it to the health office as soon as you can.
If you have any questions, contact:
Home and School Organization
Home and School (HSO) Meetings are held at Thompson on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm - enter through the main entrance and follow the signs. All Thompson families and staff are welcome to attend! Our first meeting will be Tuesday 9/20/22 - hope to see you there. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Please join the Home and School Organization (HSO), no commitments required! Your $5 family membership contributes to our school support fund and while you are there don't forget to bookmark our page for future event ticket and candygram sales. Membership and donations are located in the "View Store" link. Have a great year Tiger family!
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Stay up to date with the most current HSO info.
Like the HSO page: Thompson Jr. High Home & School
WHAT is the Care Closet?
The care closet provides relief to students and their families who are experiencing hardships; food insecurity, lack of weather appropriate clothing, basic hygiene supplies, school supplies, etc.
WHO gets to use it?
This is a FREE resource provided to students with items you may not be able to afford. While this is offered to all students, the intent is to share these items with students and families that truly can not purchase them on their own.
Will everyone know that I am using the Care Closet?
NO! The use of the Care Closet is confidential!
HOW does it work?
Simply scan the QR code on this brochure! You will then fill out a Google Form using your student ID#. Your items will be available for pick up in the main office by the following day!
No Phone? No problem! Contact your counselor or the main office for a form or click here to fill out an online form!
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
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