September 25 , 2020
Message From The Principal
Let's please recognize our Outstanding Tigers for this past week! Please vote for a specific student, teacher or parent that goes out of their way to make you feel special and an important part of our Thompson community!
Jacqueline Bjes nominated staff member, Mrs. Maxwell.
"Mrs. Maxwell has proven to be a very patient and organized teacher. She gives our child an opportunity to express himself while she has one on one time with him. She has started the school year off with expectations, flexibility while creating a warm inviting "virtual" classroom for our child. It is clear that she has passion for teaching and we are extremely grateful that she is on our "team" this year."
Mrs. Elwood nominated student, Gavin Nedrow.
"Thank you Gavin for always being on time for class, for adding to our class discussions, for helping in what ever way someone needs help, and for your funny sense of humor! It's great to know you will make me smile each day. :) Mrs. Elwood
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Thank you for your support of Thompson.
Stay safe and be well!
Outstanding Tiger Nomination
STAR Testing Information
The Star assessment for Reading and Math will begin next week. Testing will be conducted remotely and teachers will monitor the assessment via Google Hangouts Meet. Here is our schedule:
- Reading 9/22 in ELA classes
- Math 9/24 in ELA classes
6th and 7th Grades
- Reading 9/29 in ELA classes
- Math 10/1 in ELA classes
Make-ups will be during student support hour from 10/5-10/9.
Keys to a successful STAR assessment:
- Get plenty of rest.
- Eat a good breakfast
- Try your best!
- Review log in information for Google and Clever Portal
Thank you for your assistance!
When you have a larger assignment due, backwards plan!
Write down the due date in your planner, and start thinking about what you need to accomplish before it's due. Jot down personal checkpoints for yourself between the date it was assigned and the date the assignment is due. This will help you stay on track and make an overwhelming assignment much more manageable!
"Organizing is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it's not all mixed up." ~A.A. Milne
*Promote School spirit
Than you for participating in Spirit Week. Here is our featured highlight:
Check-In Challenge Winner Gets Lunch
Ashley Gilbert - Counselor M-Z
- Parents - please encourage your students to regularly check their school email. We know there's a lot of information coming at them (and you!) daily. Keeping up wtih email and getting rid of what's done or no longer needed is a good organizational skill. Also, counselors are using email to get in touch with students for check-ins and to set up one-on-one appointments and when students don't check their email, they don't know we are reaching out. :)
- Parents - watch this short video about how to check for missing work in Google Classroom (thanks to Mrs. Lagger for the video)! The best place to look at this is on the student view, not guardian view. This way if there is any missing work, you can go right to Classwork and find the assignment and instructions. It's a good habit to sit down with your student weekly and together check through their classes for missing work. Once they are used to doing this with you for awhile, you can transfer the skill to be an indepedent one for your student.
Nurse's Fun Fact: Did you know that RED BLOOD CELLS are shaped like donuts?
ALL 6th GRADE STUDENTS AND NEW STUDENTS TO THE DISTRICT
Please send in your updated physicals and updated immunizations, if you
have not already done so, by October 14th, 2020.
**6th grade needs T-DAP and meningitis vaccines
If you have any questions contact Kathy Struve, Building Nurse.
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Get to Know ... Kathy Struve
THE THOMPSON JUNIOR HIGH CARE CLOSET IS STOCKED AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!
If your family is experiencing any hardships, we would love to provide some relief with food, clothing, basic hygiene supplies, school supplies, etc.
This is a FREE resource and the use of the Care Closet is confidential and anonymous.
Simply scan the QR code to the right! You will then fill out a Google Form using your child’s student ID #. Your items will be available for pick up in the Main Office the following day! We are also happy to set up appointments for you to shop in the Care Closet before or after school!
For more information about the care closet and details on how to use it please click on the link.
Please call – Counselor (A-L), Amy Shaw, at (630)636-2614 or Counselor (M-Z), Ashley Gilbert, at (630)636-2615 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment in the Care Closet.
From the Front office
Report a student absence by calling the Attendance Line at (630)636-2601.
Student absence reporting during Remote Learning is still required. Please call the attendance line if your child will not be present in class for any reason (ex: doctor, dentist, technology problems, etc). We will be able to update the appropriate attendance code in Tyler.
Families who are still in need of picking up class handouts or books, may call the front office at (630)636-2600. The staff will gather your materials and leave them for pick-up in the main vestibule. The doors are unlocked Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm
New!! 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