Thompson Friday Forecast

September 9, 2022

From the Principal...Steve Morrill

Odds and Ends at Thompson:

As the halfway mark of the first quarter quickly approaches, our school community is getting settled in. Part of this process included our Thompson Student Services Team (counselors, social workers, psychologists, clinicians, and administrators) visiting students by grade level. An in person presentation provided the opportunity to put names with faces while also learning how to access any member of the Student Services Team and understanding that the adults at Thompson Middle School are here to support them. If you have any questions regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Student Services Team.

Last Friday our staff engaged in professional learning focused on multiple student data points. Using both IAR results and i-Ready fall assessments, we identified areas of successes and room for improvement. Based on this data and following best practices approaches, our fabulous teaching teams identified content specific tasks and assessments that will support student growth while aligning to priority standards and building goals. At the content level, these goals are both unit and skill specific and are adjusted as students move through curriculum while gaining aptitudes.

Friday, September 16th is St. Charles East’s homecoming parade, and in several weeks, St. Charles North will be having their homecoming festivities as well. District check-in/check-out procedures are always in place. We prefer that middle school students remain in their classes during these high school activities. If you choose for your child to attend the parade, only you or someone on your child’s emergency contact list will be able to sign out your child with your approval. Please plan ahead! Student safety is our priority!

Busy times at Thompson Middle School. I hope you and yours enjoy this fall weekend!


TMS After School Tutoring Program

'North Stars Helping Thunder' is an after school tutoring program where St. Charles North High School Honors students help our Thunder students with their homework. This program started last week and runs from 3:45 - 4:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the LRC. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Romano ( or Diane Pollilo (, Thompson Staff Facilitators. Please consider encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources!

Join a Club! Get Involved!

Even more clubs are starting! Check out the Daily Announcements and join in the fun activities! Clubs are listed on the Thompson Website. Students can join the Schoology groups with their district accounts.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Club: Anyone is welcome to join! We will be learning skills, scrimmaging, and having fun! Bring a friend and join the before school club! To find out more information see Mrs. Differding or join the Schoology group with code 5X9D-HG86-GP375

  • Join Math Club! At Math Club we have fun with math, experience interesting math topics that you rarely see in class, work on our problem solving abilities, and even sometimes compete against other schools. Please join Mr. Meseke in room 219 next Monday, September 12th, from 3:45 to 4:30. Sign up with this Schoology code: T6WQ-VK22-BJCBK Hope to see you there!

  • The TMS library invites you to the TMS Caudills & Cookies Book Club! During September and October we are offering two 2023 Rebecca Caudill nominees, Wink by Rob Harrell and Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya. Sign up in Schoology. Both book clubs are first come, first serve!

  • If you play PIANO and have taken lessons for several years, the Jazz Band is looking for an experienced piano player. No jazz experience is necessary, but several years of piano lessons is important. If you are interested, contact Mr. Blank in the band room, or email him –

After School Activity Bus

The Thompson after school activity bus runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students sign up for the bus with the club adviser who they are meeting with that afternoon. The bus route is posted on the Thompson website under Activities. The times are estimated as the number of students riding the bus will fluctuate.
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Food Services

The elementary and middle schools food service vendor is OrganicLife. Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students. Click here for more information, view menus, and obtain a free or reduced lunch application. Students will not have to pre-order meals this year and there will be more choices offered for lunch. Lunch and breakfast will no longer be free for all students.

Organic Life, the K-8 Food Service provider is looking for candidates to serve as Cashiers, Food Service Workers & Lunchroom Supervisors for the 2022-2023 school year in School District 303. Please contact Patricia Burton at 331-228-5242 or for more information.

Thunder Students and Staff!

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Thompson PTO

Check out the Thompson PTO website by clicking on the button above! Facebook: @ThompsonMiddleSchoolPTO

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, September 19 - Friday, September 23 - TMS Spirit Week
  • Wednesday, September 28 - Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
  • Wednesday, October 5 - PTO Meeting (virtual) - 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Thursday, October 6 - MS Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Friday, October 7 - MS Parent/Teacher Conferences - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 10 - No School for Students - Columbus Day Holiday
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Walk to School Day
  • Friday, October 14 - End of the 1st Quarter
  • Wednesday, October 26 - Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 2:52 pm
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Thompson Middle School

Mr. Steve Morrill - Principal

Mrs. Michelle Dague - Assistant Principal

Ms. Lindsay Mortensen - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Danielle Moeller - Student Support Coordinator

Mr. Sam Pasholk - Student Support Coordinator

Let's Talk!

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