Thompson Friday Forecast

August 23, 2019

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Beginning of the year observations...I attempt to spend my school days out and about in the building and classrooms as much as possible. Through the first week and a half of school, I absolutely love how this building “feels” and watching our eager learners navigate classroom activities and the building as a whole. With the construction walls finally down, this is a whole new (renovated) building to all of us. We are figuring the best routes to and from places and where our classes and peers are located during the day. Even as we work through student “traffic patterns,” the movement of middle schoolers through the building is relatively smooth and controlled. This is due, in large part, because of the fabulous kids and adults that we have here at Thompson. What a growth experience for all of us...students AND staff!


As you are aware from the morning announcements, many clubs are starting! These include Club Volleyball, Dungeons and Dragons, Thompson Types, HOPE Club, Builders Club, Drone Club, Business Club, Fishing Club, and T.S.A. (Technology Student Association). Yearbook started this week, Student Council applications are due on September 6th, and the Fellowship of Christian Students is seeking student leaders.

Click here to view descriptions and meeting times of our clubs. And students should listen to the morning announcements as even more clubs will be starting! Please encourage your child to attend one of these club meetings! If it is not a good fit, try another one!

The after school activity bus which runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be starting on Tuesday, August 27th. See below for more information.

Enjoy your weekend!


Activity Bus

The Thompson after school activity bus will run again this year on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, August 27th. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that day. The bus route and times are posted on the Thompson website under Activities.

Upcoming Non-Attendance Days

There will be no school for students on:

  • Afternoon only - Friday, August 30th for a Teachers’ Institute Day. Students will be released at 12:10 pm on that Friday.
  • Monday, September 2nd to celebrate Labor Day

Please call the main office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3100!

Health Office Hours

Our Health Office hours have been expanded this year to help meet the needs of families dropping off medication. The hours are now 7:30 am to 3:50 pm. Please contact the Health Office if you have any questions at (331) 228-3104.

PTO Meeting

Please join us next Thursday, August 29th for the first PTO meeting of the 19-20 school year. We will be meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the conference near the LRC. Enter the building through Door #1, the main entrance. Come and hear about all of the great things planned for this school year! All are welcome!
D303 Parent University Offerings for 2019-2020

Join us for Parent University programs aimed at engaging local experts, parents and school staff in conversations about ways in which we can collectively strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public.

Parent University - Viewing of the Documentary "LIKE"

You are invited to view the documentary "LIKE" on September 23, 2019 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center beginning at 6:30 pm.

LIKE, from the producers of the movie ANGST, is about the impact of social media on our lives. Watch the trailer by visiting, and then bring your children to see this powerful movie about society’s addiction to our phones.

Crossing Guard Opening

Call any Thompson Parents/Guardians! If you have an interest in expanding your daily experiences, we are in need of two additional crossing guards. Each position would support morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. The hours are 7:40 to 8:30 am and 3:15 to 4:00 pm at $35/day. This position is posted on the district website. If you have questions about the position, please contact the main office at (331) 228-3100.

Breakfast at Thompson

Our Thompson Thunder students have the opportunity to purchase breakfast when they arrive to school each day. OrganicLife offers breakfast each day. Click here for more information.

PTO Thompson Spiritwear

The PTO webstore to purchase Thunder spiritwear is open until September 12th! Please click here to view the options provided by The Hairy Ant.

Curriculum Nights

Thompson’s Curriculum Night for 6th grade parents will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd and 7th and 8th grade parents will be held on Thursday, September 5th both beginning at 6:30 pm. Please allow 15 minutes for parking and getting to your student’s first hour classroom.

The format for the night will give you the opportunity to meet your student’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 all will be able to attend!

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SAVE THE DATE! Fox Mill 5K & Color Run Honoring Kayla Lehmann

Please join us for the Fox Mill 5K & 1-Mile Color Run/Walk on September 7, 2019 honoring Thompson graduate Kayla Lehmann. Kayla, who passed away on April 7, 2018, was a St. Charles East freshman who was passionate about music while also being an avid reader and gifted writer.

Proceeds from this year's race will benefit Kayla's Hope (, a foundation that seeks to take away the stigma of depression and mental illness so that no one has to suffer in silence. For more information, to register, or to make a donation, please visit

Help out a local cause!

Consider donating items to a recently graduated North Star as she works to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award! Brigid Millette is seeking donations of items to include in "stress-relief kits" that will be donated to schools in D303 in order to give students an opportunity to de-stress and work on healthy coping mechanisms.

New or gently used items are greatly appreciated. Donation boxes are located near the front entrances of North High School, East High School, and Thompson Middle School, and donations will be accepted through the end of August.

See the flyer included below for a list of items! THANK YOU!!!

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above!

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, August 29 - PTO Meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Friday, August 30 - School Improvement Day - Middle school students released at 12:10 pm
  • Monday, September 2 - Labor Day - No School
  • Tuesday, September 3 - 6th Grade Curriculum Night for parents - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 5 - 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Night for parents - 6:30 pm
  • Monday, September 23 - Parent University - Documentary "LIKE" at the NCAC - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Picture Retake Day
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Sarah Cann - Assistant Principal

Mr. Shane Darnell - Assistant Principal

Dr. Alicia Honnert - Assistant Principal

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