Thompson Middle School Highlights from September 2017 â€“ February 2018
The TMS Open House was held on September 7, 2017, from 5 pm to 7 pm. This year we offered a Pasta Dinner to all of our Thompson Middle School Families. We were excited that members of the community were able to volunteer their time to make our Open House a success. Thank you to TMS PTO, Senator Flexer, Superintendent Smith, members of the Board of Education, Board of Finance, and Board of Selectmen for volunteering their time. Special thank you to G Seven Catering, Our Fatherâ€™s Table, Stop & Shop, Thompson House of Pizza, Riverside Pizza, Milltown Grill, Wal-Mart and Target for their generous donations that made this even possible.
We had 56 students participate in Nature's Classroom this year.
The TMS chorus endured the hot sun to participate in Community Day on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Thank you to Mr. Leclerc and Ms. Rosetti for being part of this event and doing a great job preparing the students.
Keith Deltano shared his Anti-bullying message to all three schools on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Fall Sports â€“ Girls Soccer
Fall Sports â€“ Boys Soccer
Fall Sports â€“ Boys and Girls Cross Country
Grade 5 and Grade 6 students participated in a hands-on science lab as part of Science Night on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
TMS recognized Red Ribbon Week the week of October 23, 2017. Siobhan Feliciano, Clinical Director for New Life and Milestone and her staff presented to our students.
The TMS Student Council organized the TMS Veteranâ€™s Day Observance assembly on November 9, 2017. Veterans and members of the armed services, as well as community members, were invited to attend.
Members of the TMS band performed at the Quinebaug Valley Middle School Music Festival on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Plainfield High School.
TMS cafeteria kicked off Grab-and-Go breakfast on November 15, 2017. A small reception was held in the gym to kick off the event in front of TMS 6th grade students with Amanda Aldred from the New England Dairy Council, Kies Orr from Chase Farm, Superintendent Smith and Lisa Durand in attendance.
Grade 8 students, Rhiannon Martin and Katherine Poirier, were selected as the 2017 CAPPS Superintendentâ€™s Award winners from the middle school and recognized at an awards ceremony at Killingly High School on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
On, December 8, 2017, TMS students participated in the Sixth Annual PJ Day for the Kids and raised $145 to benefit the CT Children's Medical Center. Thank you to the TMS PTO for organizing this event.
TMS NJHS members for collected donations for their annual toy drive.
TMS Grade 6 students worked on creating fantastic gingerbread houses. Some of our TMS family members also joined in in the project.
Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Palazzo-Gagnon kicked off their Walking Club as part of their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative. Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Palazzo-Gagnon applied for and was awarded a grant in the amount of $2,500 to bring into the school more equipment and tools that will help students increase their physical activity.
Under the direction of Mr. Leclerc, grade 5-8 students in the TMS Band and Chorus participated in the Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Student artwork was on display throughout the month of December 2017 at the Thompson Public Library.
The TMS Winter Pep Rally was held on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Mike Bogdanski presented his anti-bullying message to the TMS students on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Twenty-five Grade 6 students and one student from the high school were presented certificates from First Councilman, Ken Beausoleil and Connecticut Council of Municipalities Deputy Directory, Ron Thomas for their participation in the #LoCoolGov contest in which students needed to show their creativity, either through writing or creating a presentation, that answered the question â€œWhat is cool about local government?â€?
The 3rd annual TMS Geography Bee was held on January 26, 2018. Nice job to our 10 school finalists and congratulations to our Geography Bee champion, Anthony Vajcovec and runner-up Jonathan Ferraro. Anthony will be competing in the State Geography Bee on April 6, 2018.
Students involved in the afterschool boat building program attended the 2018 Hartford Boat Show with advisors Henry Marciano and Michael Joyce. Students worked on their Bevin Skiff while at the show.
Winter Sports – Boys’ Basketball
Winter Sports – Girls’ Basketball
The TMS boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ basketball teams had a fantastic season and made it to the playoffs this year.
Winter Sports â€“ Cheerleading
The elementary/middle school variety show took place on February 16, 2018. Students from both schools showcased their talent which included comedy, dancing, and singing.
TMS grade 5 students participated in many hands-on experiences at their field trip to the Connecticut Science Center on February 23, 2018.
Thompson Middle School Highlights from September 2017 – February 2018