Our 5th grade class has been learning this week in Science all about growing and decomposing. Today 5th grade students sat up two separate experiments, which they will observe over the next 14 days. The first is growing chia seeds in various soil types. Students will watch and learn which types of soil allow the chia seeds to grow the most. The second experiment is observing bread decomposing and how different variables can speed up and slow down mold growth. The students chose to add honey, sugar, salt, and vinegar to the bread to see which molds and decomposes the quickest.
Thompsonville Schools is looking for a Teachers Aide/CNA for the rest of this school year. Anyone interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A CNA certification is not required for this position but will be preferred. Please Share
Lunch for Tomorrow 10/19/21 is: Breaded Chicken Drumstick with Biscuit. 2nd Option for Grades 3 and Up: Sloppy Joe Sandwich
2nd grade adopted a dairy cow. Meet Liberty!
Parent Teacher Conferences are the 26th and 28th next week from 3 to 6. These days are 2pm dismissal days for students. Please call the school office and talk to Joyce to get your conference scheduled.
Seniors: Scholarships are available from SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative. Please see Ms. Chiaventone to apply. More information is available at this link: https://www.seiec.com/member-services/scholarship-information
Just a reminder that we will be on our 3pm schedule today and will remain on it until further notice.
Seniors and parents of seniors! Don’t forget the Financial Aid night coming up this Monday, October 18, from 4:00-6:00 in the cafeteria. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Thompsonville Schools would like to extend our condolences to the Eldorado community on the passing of one of their students. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Just a reminder that today is an 11:30 dismissal. The school office will close at 12pm today as well. Thompsonville Schools will be going to 3pm schedule after our fall break. Our fall break will be October 11th-15th. We will start 3pm school on October 18th. Thank you!
We have an 11:30 dismissal tomorrow the 8th. The school office will close at 12pm the 8th as well.
Thompsonville Schools will be going to 3pm schedule after our fall break. Our Fall Break will be October 11th-15th. We will start 3pm school on October 18th. Thank you!
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REMINDER--SENIORS AND PARENTS!!! FAFSA completion night is this Wednesday, October 6, from 3:30-6:00. Representatives from Rend Lake College will be here to assist you with completing this process. The event will be held in the cafeteria and no appointment is necessary—this is being done as a “walk-in” event. 2020 tax returns for both student and parent will need to be brought with you. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Chiaventone.
There will be no JH boys basketball practice tonight 9/28. Practice tomorrow 9/29 will begin at 5:00pm.
We will not have salads available for lunch this week. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Student Council Elections are next week!!!! #VOTINGMATTERS!!!
Congrats to the boys baseball team in their regional win today. 4 to 2!!! Great job boys!!!
Jr high boys basketball will have practice on Monday 9/27 from 3-5.
Our 5th graders have been learning about mixtures, solutions, physical, and chemical changes in Science over the last few weeks. Today, students measured the masses of glue, water, and borax separately. Then, mixed the ingredients together creating a homogeneous mixture with the same mass, which helped demonstrate the law of the conservation of mass! The students also observed that the new substance had very different properties from the starting materials.
Today's softball and baseball games have been postponed. Baseball has been rescheduled for Thursday, 9/23 at Field School at 4:30. Softball has been rescheduled for Friday, 9/24 at Thompsonville at 4:30.
Today's softball and baseball games have been postponed until tomorrow 9/22. Softball will play at Thompsonville at 4:30 and baseball will play at Field at 4:30.
Seniors and Parents of Seniors! Beginning October 1, the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) will open for students beginning college in Fall 2022. In order to assist you with this process, Thompsonville HS will be hosting a FAFSA completion event on Wednesday, October 6, from 3:30-6:00. Representatives from Rend Lake College will be here to assist you with completing this process. The event will be held in the cafeteria and no appointment is necessary—this is being done as a “walk-in” event. 2020 tax returns for both student and parent will need to be brought with you. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Chiaventone.
Great Job Seniors on your Service Learning Ideas !!!! SENIORS 2022 ROCK!!!!
5th grade students were able to say thank you to our veterans today by writing thank you cards for the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. The Veterans Honor Flight will be flying out later this month and we are so happy to be able to thank them for their service.
Tomorrow afternoon Mr Jones' bus route will run about 40 minutes later than normal. Again, sorry for any inconvenience. Please Share!
There has been a change in the lunch menu for tomorrow. Tomorrow's lunch will be BBQ Rib Patty. Please Share!
Mr. Jones’ bus route will run about 30 minutes later than normal in the mornings for the rest of the week. Tuesday afternoon his route will also run about 30 minutes later as well. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please share!
Mr. Jones’ bus route will run about 30 minutes later than normal tomorrow morning. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please share!
Parents! Did you know that our new student management system, TeacherEase, has the ability to email notifications to you regarding your student's progress with grades, attendance, discipline, and many other topics? Please frequently check the email you used at registration to make sure you don't miss this important information. If you have questions, please contact Amber Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents and Students: Please review this very important Handbook policy regarding make up work following an absence! MAKE-UP WORK FOLLOWING AN ABSENCE 1 to 2 day absences: Work must be completed within one (1) school day after the student returns 3 to 4 day absences: Work must be completed within two (2) school days after the student returns 5 or more day absences: Work must be completed within three (3) school days after the student returns • Students are responsible for securing all work missed during an absence, if work is not retrieved and turned in per the teacher’s instruction, a zero will be given. Please contact Miss Chiaventone or Mr. Harris if you have questions regarding this policy.
Parents--Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be sent home with students tomorrow. As in years past, students who are failing a class must return the Progress Report to their teacher with a parent signature. Please be looking for these Progress Reports tomorrow.
Attention those who ride Mr Jones bus! The morning route this week, Tuesday thru Friday will be run about 30 minutes later than normal. Students will not be counted tardy and can still get breakfast. Sorry for any inconvenience. Please Share!!
Due to an unforeseen event we are down a bus driver. Denise's bus #3 will be dropping students off early today. She will be leaving the school at 1:15 today. If you will not be home please contact the school. We will not drop off students if no one is at the house. Please Share this post.
Denise's bus. Bus #3 will run at 1:15 today Friday Sept. 3rd. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact the school. Please Share!
Bus # 2. Mr Jones’ bus will be about 30 minutes late picking up students Friday morning September 3rd. Please share.
The baseball and softball games today (9/1) have been canceled due to weather conditions.
The HS volleyball game scheduled for 9/2 has been canceled.
Attention! Those who ride Ms. Denise's bus! The morning route will be ran 30 minutes later than normal. Students will not be counted tardy and will be allowed to have breakfast when arriving. The after school route will run at its REGULAR, 2:00 time.
We have had a menu change for tomorrow, August 31. The new items are chicken sandwich and potato wedges.
Due to an unforeseen event we are down a bus driver. Denise's bus #3 will be dropping students off early today. She will be leaving the school at 1:15 today. If you will not be home please contact the school. We will not drop off students if no one is at the house. Please Share this post.
We want to thank everyone who came to the game to support our volleyball team last night. It was nice having fans back in the gym to cheer on our team. I also appreciate all the fans that wore their masks at the game. We know and understand how difficult that is to some. In order for us to continue to allow fans in, we need all people in attendance to wear masks when they are not eating. Please do not make the school employees ask you to put your mask on. We livestream the games on our Facebook page so people who do not want to wear the mask or people who are not comfortable being around others right now can watch the games.
September 16 will be Grade School Baseball and Softball Pictures along with HS Volleyball and Cross Country October 26th will be Individual Pictures along with class groups and clubs and organizations.
The “sick student” policy right now is that they need a doctors note to return to school, also any other students in the household must stay home as well. This measure is being taken to continue to protect our students and staff. If you have any questions about your student or what to do if this situation arises please feel free to call the nurse. Thank you for your cooperation!
As of today, 8/25/21, we have no limits on attendance. Fans will be required to wear masks. We will have concessions this year. Please keep your mask on while waiting in line, of course if you are eating you can take your mask off. We will have someone live streaming our home games and hopefully our away games as well, incase you do not feel comfortable coming to the games. If attendance policies change, per governor's mandates, we will update you using our social media.
Tonight's (8/24) HS volleyball game at Hardin County has been canceled.
Thompsonville Schools is still on a 2pm dismissal until further notice.
Parents and Guardians: Please read the following statement and complete the survey at the link below. Quarantined? How do I get back to school faster? Under rules from IDPH students that become a close contact may not have to quarantine. If you are unvaccinated and have no symptoms you can choose to be Covid tested. Parents will need to sign the consent for Covid testing. The school nursing office will test students that choose to take this step in order to stay at school on days 1, 3, 5, and 7 after they have been determined to be contacts. As long as you test negative you can remain in school and continue to participate in all activities with no quarantine. Currently, vaccinated students are not required by IDPH to be quarantined. Please keep in mind this is a survey to determine whether or not parents/guardians would be interested in Thompsonville exploring this option. https://forms.gle/asheYTGqkHtvugNA8
Super excited to have had a whole week of school already! Don’t forget to turn in your required paperwork for your child. This will be Medical info and authorization forms, physicals, eye exams, dentals(if done already) and sports physicals. Attached is a list for each grade. If you have any questions please contact me- Kelsey Head. School RN .
We are excited to announce that we have "Get-Epic" ready for our students to use. Log In Instructions: Have your students open up their web browser and Go to www.getepic.com/students Enter class code: qks2429 Select their name
We have several 2020-2021 grade school yearbooks available for those who did not order a year ago. This is last school years yearbook. If you would like to purchase one they are available for $12.00 each. Please contact Ms. Bowman at extension 200.
Grade School Cheer Clinic will be at 2pm today instead of 3pm. Thank you!
Reminder that we will be on 2pm dismissal until further notice starting today 8/16.
We have made it through the first week of school. The students and staff have been amazing. So has our community in supporting the school with the things we can not control. Thank you! Have a great weekend!
There will be cheer clinics on Tuesday 8/17 and Thursday 8/19 from 3-5pm for any 5th-8th grade students interested. Tryouts will be held Friday 8/20 at 3:00pm.
Thompsonville School wants to congratulate Preston Fox, Karley Jones, and Wiley Jones for their success this summer in the State and National Rodeos. Preston won 2nd in Team Roping at the Nationals. Karley won 1st in Barrels and 3rd in Breakaway Roping at the State Rodeo. Wiley won Team Roping, Steer Daubing, Steer Stopping, and Break Away Roping at the State Rodeo. Congrats guys!! We are proud of you!
We are looking for help in the kitchen here at Thompsonville , We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. The Job is A Food Service Worker and is responsible for preparing and/or building food items while providing customer service. So Come join our Team and Apply At The Link Below
School will be starting tomorrow. This week we will be going 8 to 3. Starting next week we will be going 8 to 2. We will be going 8 to 2 in order for our teachers to contact their quarantined students from 2 to 3:15. This will help those students stay on track for them to have a smooth transition when they return off of quarantine. Students will receive a normal day at school with PE and lunch. We are hoping our quarantine numbers will go down as time goes on and we can get back to our regular 8 to 3 day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.
We are still having the Back to School Night tonight the 9th from 5:30 to 6:30. Just understand that you will need to wear a mask and social distance while you are in the building.
Parents: If your student is unable to begin school tomorrow due to a quarantine, it is very important to notify the school ASAP so we can ensure work is prepared for the student to complete at home.
Students will be allowed to be dropped off this year by 7:30. Thank You
Tuesday August 10th is the first day of student attendance. K-4 will come in the front doors. Middle school and high school will come into the commons door. School will be 8 to 3. Thank You!
With the recent mandate by the Governor we are releasing our Mask Plan for the school year. It is a 3 Phase Plan. We were hoping to start out in Phase 1, but we are going to start out in Phase 3 because of the mask mandate. The School Board, Administration, and Staff may not agree with the Governors decision on masks. However, we do have a responsibility to look out for the well being and health of our students, school, and community. This means we have to follow mandates from the Governor as well as other health and educational organizations. If we do not follow them, the school, as well as individuals could be held liable. That being said, we will not have one student at Thompsonville who will be required to wear their mask for the whole day. We will have mask breaks built into the schedule and teachers will be encouraged to get their kids outside and in areas large enough to safely social distance to be able to take their masks off. We are all in this together and we are still hoping for a more normal year than last year. We have no plans to do half days, other than our normally scheduled half days. To our knowledge we will be having sports and as of now, no limitations on who can come watch. If the sports are indoors then the players and spectators will be required to wear a mask. If the sports are outside then no masks will be required. We are hoping to be able to do concessions and everything at games like normal. We are still hopeful that this variant of COVID will run its course quicker than the last one and we will be able to move to Phase 2 or Phase 1 sooner rather than later. We already have students and staff who will not be able to start the school year on time because they are either positive with the virus or have to quarantine. So please have a plan in place in case your student will need to quarantine at some point during the year. Please read the Mask Plan and if you have any questions, contact the school. Please, also remember that this is a mandate that we may not agree with, but we have to follow.
If you were unable to attend today's registration event, you may still register your child in time for the first day of school! We are available Wednesday and Thursday this week from 8:00-1:00 to assist with registration. If you are interested in using online registration, please email Amber Fisher at email@example.com. High School students: Schedules may be picked up Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00-1:00 in the office.
For Online Registration please visit www.teacherease.com Your email on file with the school is what you will use to log in. If you have any questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org This link is a step by step guide through the registration process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJRDxySuDvw&t=9s
Thompsonville School is in need of qualified substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. For information about obtaining your substitute teaching license or to be placed on the substitute teaching list, please contact the Regional Office of Education at (618) 438-9711 or (618) 998-1283.
If any family is considering remote learning as an option this year they need to contact the school. We will have specific criteria and documentation that will be required to be considered for remote learning. Remote learning will be provided by an outside provider at no cost to the family. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.
Parents/Guardians: If you are planning to utilize online registration, we MUST have a current email on file for you. This email will be used to send the link for the online registration. If you are planning to register your student via the online method, please send an email to Amber Fisher at email@example.com and include the names of your student(s). We apologize for any inconvenience as we start working with our new system, TeacherEase. We appreciate your patience.
We were hoping to release our back to school plans for masks today. However, with the recent guidance from the CDC and IDPH we are going to hold off until August 6th to get that out. We will be discussing with our school insurance provider and our school attorney what will be our best options for the masks. This is just for the mask portion of our return to school plan. We are still planning on having full day attendance, 8 to 3, 5 days a week.
Parents and Guardians: You may have received a push notification from TeacherEase a few moments ago. This occurred as part of the setup for our new online registration program. Please disregard the notification at this time. We will send another notification the morning of August 3 to let those parents interested in registering students online know the program is available for you to do so. Please keep in mind that we are working with a new system. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Registration will take place on Tuesday, August 3 from 10:00-6:00. Returning students have the option to register online. All families new to the District and Kindergarten students must register in person and must provide a proof of residency. If you are unable to attend the registration event, please contact the school.
For students requiring or wanting a dental exam this year we will have Dental Safari 🦷 🐯 coming March 2nd 2022. They are allowed to participate in this. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions.
A few items were left off the 4th grade supply list. These items include: 1 pack of Expo Dry-Erase Markers Boys: 2 packages Clorox Wipes Girls: 2 large boxes Kleenex We apologize for these items not being on the original post.
Grade School Baseball Tryouts are tonight 7/26/21 from 5:30 to 7:30.
2021-2022 Registration Information ALL students, both new and returning are required to register. We have two options for registering this year. Returning students have the option to register online. A link will be posted the morning of August 3rd that will take parents through the registration process. It is possible that students registering online may have additional paperwork sent home the first week of school to complete and return. Returning students also have the option to register in person on August 3rd from 10:00-6:00. All Kindergarten students and those students NEW to the Thompsonville School District will need to register in person. You must bring a proof of residency (water bill, tax bill, etc.) to show you are residing in our District. Registration for new students will be held Tuesday, August 3rd from 10:00-6:00. This is the only registration event this year. High School students may pick up schedules August 3-5 from 9:00-1:00 in the Principal’s Office. Schedule changes will only be made on these dates. No schedule changes will be made after August 5.
Baseball open fields is canceled for tonight. 7/12/21
Please email this to SenatorFowler59@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Parent Action Kit to Communicate with the Illinois General Assembly Directions: Copy and paste the message below in the form of an email to your senator and representative. It is recommended that you do not change the message below. It is important that a consistent and clear message is sent to the Illinois General Assembly that communities throughout the state of Illinois are requesting local control of the protocols regarding COVID-19 safety measures. _______________________________________________________________________ Email Communication to Illinois General Assembly Dear Insert Senator or Representative Name Here: This past year has been a challenging time for communities throughout the entire state of Illinois. Thank you for your leadership during the pandemic in terms of the guidance and resources used to support the work our schools do at a local level. There is no doubt that you personally have taken on several challenges in your role, and like local school leaders, many of these challenges had no clear winning outcomes. We hope to continue to have your support during this upcoming school year to ensure the safety of our students and communities while providing a high-quality educational experience. The purpose of this letter is to request local control in the implementation of COVID-19 safety measures and protocols utilized within each school district. We believe that local boards of education and superintendents are best positioned and capable of planning reasonable and safe approaches to educate the students of our communities. The past 16 months have provided our local leaders with ample experience and knowledge to lead locally with your support. We write to you to ask for your support in local district implementation. The guidance provided must not be a one-size-fits-all solution. Illinois is a large, diverse state filled with diverse school districts that educate students with unique needs and different barriers to learning. A plan that may be sensible and effective in one school district may not be sensible and effective in other districts. With your support, we can make the upcoming school year a memorable one that will help get education back-on-track by recovering learning loss, providing social-emotional support, and keeping our communities safe. Please consider allowing local control of school districts in terms of COVID-19 safety measures. Sincerely, Insert Your Name Here.
Jr High Baseball open fields will start Monday July 12th 530pm to 730pm. All incoming fifth graders up to eighth grade students are welcome to attend. Open fields will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting on the 12th.
Grade school boys basketball open gyms will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5:30 beginning July 1st. Please bring a mask and your own water.
Services for Debbie Heern will be held Monday, June 28 at Thompsonville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10:00-1:00, with the funeral service at 1:00. Burial will take place in Makanda, IL.
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our school family members. Mrs Debbie Heern, worked in our kitchen for over 25 years and drove a bus for our district for 10 years. She will be greatly missed, and our small school will not be the same without her. She has went through many trials in life, yet always had a smile on her face. She was willing to help anyone that needed it, especially the many students that she served in our school. She donated much of her free time in helping fundraise for St Judes. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family during this time. Debbie will always be a Thompsonville Tiger, and we know she will be watching down on us.
The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program that provides discounts of up to $50 a month for internet service at home. Participants also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a device (purchased through a participating provider). A household can qualify if at least one member: Participates in a federal assistance programs like SNAP or Medicaid; Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school meal program; Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or Lost a job or experienced a substantial loss of income during the pandemic. If you think you may qualify for this service, please call 1-833-511-0311 or visit the following website: GetEmergencyBroadband.org
Our custodian team is getting some work in this summer. They have painted, put down flooring, and changed ceiling tiles in two HS classrooms. This is much needed work and we are thankful they work as hard as they do to get things like this done along with their other summertime duties. Great job guys!
Grade School Yearbooks are in. If you ordered one please call the office to make sure that you did order one and we have one for you. The office hours are 8 to 2 Monday through Thursday.
This is our tentative Return to School plan. We wanted to get this out as early as possible. However, just to caution you that if guidelines change, this plan could change as well. We will do our best to keep it up to date. Registration will be August 3rd from 10am to 6pm. First day of student attendance will be August 10th.
Open gyms for high school boys basketball are June 7, 9, and 11. 5-7 pm. Bring a mask and your own water.
We still have report cards and some awards for students in the office. You can come pick them up during office hours. The office will be open today from 8 to 2 and starting on Tuesday June 1st the office will be open 8 to 2 Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed May 31st.
As we say goodbye to our students for the summer and this crazy school year, we want to thank all of the parents/guardians, and families that worked with us this difficult year. This year has been the most difficult year this school and its employees have seen in a generation. We want everyone to know that each decision that was made this year was in the best interest of the students that go to Thompsonville. We understand that not everyone agreed with our decisions, but we want to thank you for still supporting the school through this year. We want to also thank the students this year. We know the students suffered more than anyone else this year, but the majority of them still came to school every day and made the best of a bad situation. Thank You!! Enjoy Your Summer!! You have earned it!! We will have our plan for next year out in the next couple of weeks. I will tell you that August 10th will be the first day for student attendance.
Thompsonville Schools wants to thank Mrs. Boyt for 24 years serving the students of this school district. She has done an amazing job and we hope that she enjoys her retirement. She has earned it. Thank You Mrs. Boyt we will miss you!
This is our last Where Are They Now for the school year. Please keep on sending us nominations and we will be scheduling them this summer to go out again when the students are back. We hope you have enjoyed them. Kenny and Denise Smith is this weeks Where Are They Now. Kenny is a 1989 graduate and Denise graduated in 1991. Thompsonville Schools is proud of you and your accomplishments. “We are still right here, in Thompsonville.” Kenny Smith, graduated in 1989. Denise Shew Smith graduated in 1991. Kenny participated in basketball, cross country and track. Denise participated in cheerleading, FHA, yearbook staff. “We would both agree that our fondest memory was having discipline and respect instilled in us from our parents, teachers, coaches and administration figures. Self-respect and respect for others seems to have fallen to the wayside.” Kenny grew up farming. He attended Rend Lake College while working for long time natives of Thompsonville, Ernie and David Payne. They married in 1991. In 1994, Kenny went to work at General/Continental Tire until 2005. In 2005, he had an opportunity to return to his passion, farming. He was hired by long time natives, Gene and Leon McClerren, INDIAN TRAIL FARMS, a family operation right here in Thompsonville. Gene has since passed. In 2019, Kenny, became fortunate enough to take over management of this farm with the help and continued guidance of Leon. A responsibility he has taken with pride. Serving as Cave Township Supervisor, Denise is also right here within our school, driving a bus. She also manages the farm office. “We would both say our greatest accomplishments are our children Kenise, 26 and Kolby, 20. Our greatest blessing is our families. Our greatest future will be grandchildren and farming!
Any student who is attending summer school and needs to ride the bus should contact the office as soon as possible!
Wednesday the 26th is Report Card Day. Report Cards can be picked up at 8am. Buses will run to bring students in, then leave at 8:20am to bring them home. Breakfast will be available to the students. If you cannot pick up your report card it will be mailed. Please Share.
Parents/Guardians: 5th-7th Grade Electronic Check-In Day is Tomorrow Monday 5/24/21 These items include: Chromebooks, Hot Spots, Chargers, and The Chromebook Cases. Please make sure your child brings these items to school with them.
Schelly (Kerley) Smiley is our next Alumni of the Week. I graduated from Thompsonville High School in 1990. After graduation I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for 2 years and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in 1992. In June of 1992 I married Greg Smileya Johnston City native. I then worked at Marion Memorial Hospital for several years as a phlebotomist and lab tech. In 1999, I returned to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale to complete my bachelor's degree. In May of 2005, I graduated with a degree in elementary education. In August 2005, I started teaching and I am currently completing my 17th year as an educator. I have taught 8th grade, 7th grade, 1st grade, Kindergarten and coached volleyball for many years. In 2013 I returned to school and completed a Master’s Degree in School Leadership. The last five years I have been a principal at Lincoln Elementary School in Johnston City, IL. Greg and I have two beautiful daughters, Allison and Ashley. Allison is a speech pathologist and Ashley is a school social worker. I am extremely proud of both my girls and all their accomplishments. We have been blessed with one grandson, Jase Johnson. It is hard to believe I have been out of high school for 31 years. When I look back to my school years I have many great memories. My favorite sport in high school was volleyball. Mr. Warren was my coach from 5th grade through my Senior year. His competitive drive made the game fun. Thank you Mr. Warren! While I was a coach at Johnston City, I had the opportunity to coach against Mr. Warren, that is a special memory for me. I also have to mention all the fun I had in Ms. Blades business classes! She made learning fun and I am grateful for that. I really enjoyed my time as a “Tiger”.
🏀 There is a sign up sheet in the office for any high school boy interested in playing basketball in the fall. Dates for summer open gyms will be given soon. • Any JH or HS student planning on participating in sports next year can pick up a sports physical form in the office.
Parents/Guardians: Just a reminder that all school textbooks and electronic equipment must be turned in by the last day of school in order to receive a report card. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 26.
Just a reminder that all electronic equipment (Chromebooks/Hot Spots) for 8th grade students must be turned in tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be the last day to bring money for #TeamCooper.
K-4th Grade Guardians: Electronic Check-In Day is Friday 5/21/21 These items include: Chromebooks, Hot Spots, Chargers, and The Chromebook Cases. Please make sure your child brings these items to school with them on Friday.
Kendall Marvel graduated in 1988 and is our next "Where Are They Now" alumni. A Southern Illinois native, Marvel began playing shows in bars at 10, and eventually moved to Nashville to pursue a career in songwriting. Shortly after arriving in Music City he penned Gary Allan’s first Top 5 hit “Right Where I Need to Be” and went on to have cuts by Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Jake Owen, George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, and more. His monthly Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience shows at Nashville’s Exit/In became a hot ticket in town, where he played a mix of originals and classics and was joined by notable guests including Cody Jinks, Brothers Osborne, Alison Krauss, Foo Fighters, Randy Houser and Ashley McBryde. In 2017, Marvel released his debut solo album, Lowdown & Lonesome and in October 2019, followed up with his second album Solid Gold Sounds, which he wrote and recorded in a matter of days and was co-produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and David R. Ferguson. Marvel and Auerbach co-wrote nine of the album’s 10 songs that reflect on his life as an accomplished songwriter, singer, father and husband. “It was very easy and collaborative,” Auerbach says. “These songs had to tell the story about Kendell and his life as a songwriter because I wanted that to be a focus, too. He’s not craving the stage or craving the spotlight. This record comes from a humble place, which I really love.” “Kendell has this amazing voice, and when he backs it off a little bit, it opens up and sounds humongous,” Auerbach says. “It’s so resonant and the microphone just eats it up. We got him to sing a little softer on this record, not to actually sound softer, but so we could turn him up louder.” Marvel’s father worked as a welder in the coal mines of Southern Illinois and would frequently bring his buddies home to listen to his five-year-old son, who had an unusually deep singing voice for a kid. By 10 years old, he was singing with the band in a local dancehall. At 14, Marvel’s life took a tragic turn when his older brother was killed. His parents divorced shortly after that. For a fresh start, he transferred to a different high school, where he met his future wife. Basketball games and local gigs were keeping him up late – and teachers kindly overlooked his morning naps in the classroom. When he was around 17, he was introduced to an artist manager and music attorney in Nashville through a mutual acquaintance. Although Marvel wanted to be a recording artist, he heeded their advice about learning to write songs, too. “So I honed my craft,” he says, “and my motto was ‘I’ll try to write with people bigger than me.’ I still do that. There are always things to learn.” After high school, Marvel jumped into performing full time, but feeling burned out and needing to support a growing family, he took a job at a tire factory and essentially gave up on music. Then out of the blue, the Nashville attorney called to check in. Marvel lied and said he was still actively involved in music – and then realized it was, as he calls it, “do or die time.” At 28, Marvel moved to Nashville. An artist development deal with RCA didn’t pan out, so he turned to songwriting, allowing him the flexibility to see his kids grow up. “I wouldn’t change anything about that,” he says firmly. Today his deep songwriting catalog offers hits like Gary Allan’s “Right Where I Need to Be” and Chris Stapleton’s Grammy-winning single, “Either Way.” Country artists like Brothers Osborne, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack have cut his songs, too. Meanwhile, witnessing the rise of individualistic artists like Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, and Sturgill Simpson encouraged Marvel to get back in the game. “Those artists were saying things that most people weren’t saying, and they were writing what they knew,” Marvel observes. “They were doing it on their terms. That’s inspiring for a guy like me. Everybody wants to do their own thing, and if you can do that, and be your own person, I think you’re a fool not to do it.” Some of Kendell's favorite memories from high school include: Playing music with my shop teacher, JW Groves when I should have been learning how to weld and playing basketball.
Thompsonville is needing to hire a HS Volleyball Head Coach and a Grade School Basketball Head Coach. Anyone interested in one of these positions please email email@example.com
Thompsonville Schools is looking for a dayshift Maintenance/Custodian person. Salary will be negotiated and based off experience. Send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Parents of 8th grade students! Due to a number of 8th graders being quarantined, we are rescheduling Freshmen Orientation. It will now be held Thursday, May 20 at 5:30 in the new gym.
Just a reminder that May 19th at 5:30 will be 8th grade graduation in the gym. 6:15 will be the High School Baccalaureate at the First Baptist Church. High School Graduation will be at 7:00 in the gym.
This Week's Where are they now Alumni is Corbett Toussaint (Neal) Name: Corbett (Neal) Toussaint Graduation Year: 1995 Bio: After graduation, Corbett attended Shawnee Community College where she earned an Associates of Science degree while playing volleyball. She then graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2000 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biological Sciences and Microbiology, and a Chemistry minor. Corbett then attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science where she earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 2004. After graduation she completed a three year residency program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Advocate Illinois Medical Center. After residency, Corbett accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science where she worked for three years. In 2010, she and her family relocated to Columbia, South Carolina where she opened Toussaint Podiatry Clinic in Prosperity, South Carolina. Corbett closed her clinic in 2015 due to an unfortunate medical issue effecting her dominant arm and hand, and began pursuing a career in historical research and genealogy. In 2019, she earned a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and began independent contract work for individuals, museums, historical societies, and law enforcement agencies. She is currently the Director of Operations for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, a 501c3 that owns five historic properties across along the east coast, where she manages the day to day operations of the organization as well as informational technology, and continues to pursue both genealogical research for lecture and publication purposes. Corbett lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband (Philip), twelve year old son (Stewart), and ten year old daughter (Cecilia). Best Memory: Volleyball. I can’t thank Jerry Warren enough for his kindness, encouragement, and patience. Accounting and Typing Classes with Gaye Blades
Cooper Turner is a Kindergartener here at Thompsonville. Cooper was recently diagnosed with leukemia. We are collecting donations for his family for the next few weeks to help cover expenses during this difficult time. Anything helps! There are collection jars in each K-4 classroom, and one in the junior high and high school. If anyone outside of the school would like to contribute please contact Miranda Wissinger. #teamcooper🧡
Athlete Alumni Bailey Julian Bailey is a SIU Cheerleader. In a normal year she would cheer for SIU's men's and women's' basketball teams, along with the volleyball and football teams. This past year they were only allowed to cheer for the football team. Keep up the great work Bailey! Thompsonville is proud of you!
Just a reminder to have all of your children’s missing exam forms in by the end of the week to avoid exemption from school. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions.
Senior Class: Electronic Check-In Day is Thursday 5/6/21 These items include: Chromebooks, Hot Spots, Chargers, and The Chromebook Cases. Please make sure you bring these items to school Thursday.
Way to go, Lady Tigers! We had three athletes named to the GEC Volleyball All Conference Team & one to the Little GEC Girls Basketball All Conference Team. We are very proud of you! 🏐 Kameryn Harris - Volleyball First Team MVP 🏐Alexis McFarland - Volleyball Second Team 🏐Ava Isaacs - Volleyball Second Team 🏀 Emma Ridgeway - JH Girls Basketball First Team
Gretta Browning is our next Where Are They Now Alumni. She graduated in 1983. I graduated from Thompsonville High School in 1983. I wasn't really sure what to choose for my career path so I received an Associates of Arts and Science from Rend Lake College, also I cheered for the Rend Lake Warriors which was a lot of fun. In 1988 I graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing and after graduation married my husband Mike with whom I had two wonderful children who we are very proud of - Jordan and Courtney. I worked at Marion Memorial Hospital for 12 years (Currently Heartland Regional). I have been working for the past 25 years at Southern Illinois Dermatology where my position is the Director of Nursing. One of my many duties is interviewing, hiring, and training our new nurses. I love spending time with my family and especially my 4 grandchildren- #5 is due in May! I have many fond memories of high school, spending time with friends, band, all the sports I participated in, but probably my favorites were cheerleading and band. Thank You Gretta for taking the time to do this. Thompsonville Schools is proud of you!
Thompsonville Schools has openings for two Teacher's Aide positions for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in applying for these positions, please contact Mr. Harris at 618-627-2301 or by email at email@example.com.
Just a reminder that Friday the 30th of April is a teachers inservice and there will be no student attendance.
There is no school for students this Friday, April 30. This is a teacher in-service day.
Updates on Graduation! 8th Grade Graduation will be on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium. High School Graduation will be at 7:00 on this same date and will also be in Memorial Gymnasium. We are doing our best to allow as many guests as possible while still adhering to the regulations regarding space we must follow. Each graduate will be allowed immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents) to attend. In addition, there may be room for additional guests to attend. For questions regarding additional guests, please contact the school. Both ceremonies will also be live streamed on the school's Facebook page.
Julie Douglas (Lampley) is our next Where Are They Now Alumni. She graduated in 1995. After graduating Thompsonville High School as valedictorian in 1995, I enrolled at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I was named one of the top 25 Most Distinguished Seniors in 1999, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with microbiology, physics, and chemistry minors. I subsequently completed my Master of Science degree in Biology, focusing on neurobiology, cell growth and nerve regeneration with the assistance of Scanning and Transmission Electron microscopy. Unfortunately, I grew weary in a laboratory, and teaching was not for me! I returned to SIU, completing the Physician Assistant program in 2006. I immediately joined an orthopedic surgery practice, and later transitioned to internal medicine. After 10 years with a local hospital, I left a thriving internal medicine practice. I am currently employed by the Veteran’s Health Administration, striving to better the health and meet the needs of our nation’s heroes. I am currently in the process of applying to SIU’s Doctorate program, in hopes of continuing my education. I am thankful every day for the preparation by Mr. Womack! He taught me to think outside the box, and always be on my toes! I miss the days of cheerleading, volleyball, and softball (and all my amazing coaches)– I am currently reliving sports through my daughter! I cherish the relationships and experiences of growing up in a small town. I currently reside in Mt. Vernon, IL, with my husband Kyle and daughter Kylie.
Mr. Warren, Words can not express what you have meant for this school, community, and most important the students of this school. Thompsonville will never be able to repay you the amount of time and energy that you put into it. We where blessed to have you and your lasting impression on this district and its current and former students. You will always be welcome here and you are going to be missed greatly. Thompsonville Schools wishes you nothing but the best in retirement. You and Cindy will always be family here and hope you both come and visit as much as possible.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, April 23 is no longer an 11:30 dismissal day. School will dismiss at the regular time of 12:00.
This is a reminder that due to COVID restrictions students are only allowed to ride the bus that they are assigned to. At this time we cannot have additional riders on the buses.
UPDATE - Coach Reed is having an open gym on Monday, April 26 at 1pm. Any high school boy interested in playing basketball may participate. This includes 8th graders entering high school. The open gym previously scheduled for 4/23 is cancelled.
Seniors! For the senior video, we are in need of pictures of the Class of 2021 throughout your school years. Please bring a minimum of ten photos and deliver to either Kameryn Harris or Alexis McFarland. We are needing to get the photos in ASAP so we can get the video done.
Seniors! The Franklin County Gazette is needing a picture of each of you to run in their graduation feature. Please email me the picture you would like to use ASAP. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coach Reed is having an open gym on Friday, April 23 at 1 pm for any high school boy interested in playing basketball. This includes 8th graders entering high school in the fall. 🏀
May 17th will be Freshman Orientation in the New Gym at the school. This is for 8th graders who are going to be freshman. It will start at 5:30p. 8th graders along with parents/guardians need to attend.
April 27th will be the deadline to buy homecoming/prom tickets.
Attention Juniors! Illinois is requiring all 11th grade students to take the Illinois Science Assessment this year. Testing will be this Thursday, April 22 and will begin at 8:00. All in-person and remote learners are required to take this assessment. If you are a remote learner and are unable to attend this Thursday, please contact Ms. Chiaventone to make arrangements to come in and test.
Attention 5th grade parents, There are books for all 5th grade students who will be remote learning for the coming week located at the table at the front of the building. There is a copy of the book “Wonder,” which we are beginning a novel study on this week. Students will need this book daily for the upcoming weeks. Some students left their math book’s at school over the weekend, and those are at the front desk as well. Please only pick up the book(s) with your students name on them. If you have any questions please let me know, Mrs. Darnell
We have had a 5th grade student test positive for COVID. All students who need to quarantine have been contacted by the school. Of course, if you feel like you want to quarantine your student you are welcome to do that as well. We will have the school cleaned and ready to go by Monday.
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Katie King (Jones) is this weeks "Where Are They At Now" Alumni. She is also one of our school family members. Graduation year: 2014 I completed my Associates Degree of Art and Science from Rend Lake College while playing softball. I then transferred to Eastern Illinois University where I received my Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Communication Disorders and Sciences and minor in Psychology. I continued at EIU to complete my Master’s of Communication Disorders and Sciences. This is my first year as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). I divide my time working at both Thompsonville and Galatia School Districts. As an SLP I assess, diagnose, and treat communication and swallowing which includes articulation, language, cognition, fluency, voice, hearing, social communication, swallowing, and other communication modalities (e.g. AAC). I most often work on articulation, language, and fluency with students who can range from preschool through 12th grade. One of my favorite memories from high school was winning 4 consecutive regional championships for softball! Thank you Katie. We are so proud of you!!
4th quarter progress reports will be sent home with in person learners on Tuesday, April 20 and will be mailed to remote learners.
Sports Awards Nights Grade School is 4/22 at 6pm in the gym. Immediate family and grandparents are able to attend. High School is May 6th at 6 pm in the gym. Freshman through Juniors will be allowed immediate family and grandparents to attend. Seniors will be allowed immediate family and grandparents to attend as well. If seniors are needing more people to attend then have them come to administration to get extra people approved. We are just needing to make sure we know how many people are coming. Both Sports Awards Night will be live streamed from the schools Facebook.
Follow the link below to watch the JH girls basketball game tonight against OLMC. Go Lady Tigers! 🏀 https://youtu.be/vt5pjDz5LWg
Seniors! Don't forget to submit your scholarships for the Basscats Scholarship and the Booster Club Scholarship! These are due ASAP.
Seniors! Scholarships are available from the Franklin Country Bocce Ball Club. Please see me to pick up applications. Applications are due by April 21.
Seniors! The Dana Riddle scholarship is available. To apply please submit an essay about yourself, where you plan to attend college, and your future goals. All essays should be emailed to Christie Bybee at email@example.com. The deadline to apply is May 1.
The JH girls basketball team will play their first game in regionals tonight vs. Galatia. New Simpson Hill will be streaming the game live. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-9cZLhS5b2c Good luck, Lady Tigers! 🏀
This Friday's Where Are They Now" Alumni is 2014 graduate.
Google is working again.
Spring Pictures are Friday the 16th. We are using a new photography company. Iconik is the new company. We will also be doing Clubs and Organization Pictures that day and Cheerleading.
Just a reminder that all juniors, both remote and in-person, need to be at school by 8:00 tomorrow morning for SAT testing.
We are aware that Google is currently down. If you are using any Google extensions (docs, slides, sheets) they will not work at this time. We will notify you as soon as it is up and running again. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Monday April 12th. Ms Michelle's morning bus route is running late. She had to come back to the school to exchange her bus for our spare. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Our next Alumni Update is Samantha Melvin (Williams.) She is a 2006 graduate. This is what she is up to now in her own words. I completed my MSN through McKendree University. I am enrolled in the McKendree Doctorate program now. I am the Herrin Hospital Chief Nurse Executive. I lead a team of 319 employees consisting of nursing leaders, registered nurses, and patient care techs. Some of my duties that I perform are; Oversee management side of patient care services- Patient safety, quality outcomes, staff safety. Collaborate with System Nursing Leaders to make decisions to support organizations goals. Oversee nursing finances Help create policies and procedures for our healthcare system. Promote culture of process improvement Promotes compliance with Standards of Nursing Practice I graduated from Thompsonville High School in 2006. A memory that I miss most is playing Volleyball! I also love the fact that a lot of who I started kindergarten with is who I graduated High School with. Thank you so much Samantha for taking the time to update us on your successful career since you left Thompsonville. Good Luck in the future and Thompsonville Schools is proud of all your accomplishments.
End of Year Graduation Updates. May 19th 8th Grade Graduation 5:30 pm. In the Thompsonville Gym May 19th Senior Baccalaureate at 6:30 at the First Baptist Church Senior Graduation at 7:15 in the Thompsonville Gym Seating will be limited. We will announce the rules for attending the event sometime in the next two weeks. Both Graduation Ceremonies will be Live Streamed on our Facebook.
Parents of students attending Thompsonville Schools during the 2021-2022 school year: Please complete the following survey ASAP! We appreciate your assistance with this matter. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPW4hHQZGXdj8Pnw1LrhOl4T1KPrJaax20Ly0IOXwm3IraDA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Updates for the end of the year dates. April 30th there will be no school, that is a teacher in-service day. May 26th will be the last student attendance day.
Next week on our school Facebook account, we will be starting a Senior Spotlight. Our first senior will be recognized April 15th. Stay Tuned.
Kindergarten screenings are Friday, April 9. If you have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall please call the office to make an appointment. 🍎Screenings will be held in the Pre-K building. Masks are required.😷
Just a reminder that any medical requirements IE physicals, eye exams, shot records, and dental exams are due before the month is up for your child to stay in attendance. These deadlines had been extended due to Covid. Parents have been contacted but if you are unsure if your child requires something, please call the nurses office. Thank you.
Our next alumni update will be this Friday!. It is a 2006 graduate.
IMPORTANT! All JUNIORS--both In-Person and Remote--need to be at school this Thursday to complete SAT testing information and to select classes for senior year. SAT testing is an ISBE graduation requirement for the Class of 2022! We will be meeting at 8:15 in the cafeteria. Please contact Miss Chiaventone if you are unable to attend.
Athletic Alumni, Where are they Now Post. Kennedy Harris is playing for Freed-Hardeman Lady Lions. Kennedy is an 18 graduate. She is playing right field and has a .388 batting average with two home runs and 13 steals. Freed- Hardeman is currently ranked 22 in the nation in NAIA. Good Luck the rest of the Season Kennedy. We are Proud of You!
Reminder. Students return Tuesday April 6th.
Tonight's High School Volleyball Game will be Live Streamed from this Facebook Account. Tomorrow's game on the 1st will not be livestreamed. Hardin County is letting in all fans.
Where Are They Now! Jody Kilburn Class of 1987 After Graduation Jody joined the United States Army and served for 20 years. During his time in the Army he was a Cobra helicopter crew chief/mechanic, Cobra Pilot in Command, Apache Helicopter Pilot, and a Longbow Standardization Instructor Pilot. Jody was deployed in several operations of combat. The largest being Operation Anaconda, which is detailed in the book Not A Good Day to Die, and is the largest combat operation in Afghanistan. Jody also received several Military Awards. Master Aviator Badge, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal just to name a few. During his Military time he also married a Thompsonville Alumni, Parri (Brown) Kilburn class of 91. They have two children, Jacob (25) and Madison (20). Jacob is a professional MMA fighter and Madison attends Austin Peay State University. Jody has earned several degrees. Bachelors Degree from Austin Peay State University in Public Management, and Masters Degree from Union University in Christian Studies. Jody has been ordained in the Gospel Ministry since December of 2003. He has served as youth pastor, associate pastor, senior pastor, and currently serves as Director of Missions/Associational Mission Strategist for Hopkinsville/Christian County KY. In his spare time he has also co-authored a book, Dominion-A Daily Devotional for Outdoorsman. When asked what memories he had from Thompsonville High School he wrote " There are many, mostly good. What I will highlight is how each class was like a large family of about 20-25. We did everything together and in my case, most of those I graduated with I started Kindergarten with. I am still in contact with most of my classmates 34 years later. Some in-person and some through social media. I am even in contact with classmates who did not finish at T-Ville but were with us for a few years. The other memory that jumps out is sports...I was privileged to participate and represent our school in basketball, cross country, track, and baseball...all great memories...wish I could do it again" Thank you Mr. Jody Kilburn for allowing us to tell your story. You make Thompsonville School Proud that you are one of our alumni.
The Office will be closed tomorrow Friday the 26th at 12:15. Students will be released at the normal time. Please do not forget that next week is spring break. Students will be off Monday April 5th as well. They will return to school April 6th. Hope everyone can enjoy their break. Please keep our school family in your prayers. We have staff, students, and parents going through a lot right now.
Important Notice--Connect Ed for Math, which is used by Grades 1-5 is down. Any remote learners trying to access Connect Ed. may have difficulties today. Please continue to try to access the program. We are aware of the outage and will work with remote students on making up any work that was unable to be completed due to this outage.
New Attendance Policy for High School Volleyball. Players immediate family and grandparents will be allowed into games. We will also have some high school students be allowed to attend the game. Students need to sign up in the administration office if they are interested in attending the home games.
All Juniors---both in-person and remote--be sure to check your school email ASAP for important information regarding SAT testing! See Ms. Chiaventone with any questions.
This Friday we will be starting a "Where Are They Now" for our alumni. If you know of any of our alumni that has went on to do some great things please PM the school Facebook Page to nominate someone. This Friday we will have a graduate from 1987 as our Where Are They Now Alumni.
Tonight is Senior night for the volleyball team. The seniors will be recognized between the JV and Varsity Games.
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCZewYmSNeP9dmVPCScDplOA/featured This should be the link for the grade school girls game.
Gallatin Co is allowing 2 fans per player tonight for the JH girls basketball game. Hamilton Co is allowing 2 fans per player Wednesday night for the HS volleyball game.
Just a reminder that next week will be our spring break. No School March 29th to April 5th. Monday April 5th is a teacher in-service. Students will return Tuesday April 6th.
All HS Volleyball Parents. The IHSA has just sent out a post saying that each venue will be able to hold 25% capacity. Norris City Admin just called and said all parents of players from Thompsonville will be able to attend the game tonight in Norris City.
Starting tonight, We are going to be allowing more fans at our home games. HS Juniors and Seniors can have 4 family members at home games. Freshman and Sophomores will be able to have 2 family members at home games. Siblings will be allowed as one of the family members. Grade School will be able to have four family members for 7th and 8th grade home games. 5th and 6th grade students will be able to have 2 family members to home games. Siblings will be counted as family members. Thank you!.
March 24th Spring Picture day has been cancelled. Lifetouch is no longer affiliated with the school.
https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/woodlawn-high-school-woodlawn-il/gam8745b81721 Here is the link for tonight's HS volleyball game. You will have to pay to watch the game. We are not allowed to Live Stream it. We will be live streaming tomorrow game against NCOE. Sorry for the inconvenience.
High school boys need to bring all of their basketball gear to school on Monday, March 15. Coach Reed will be in the gym at noon to collect everything.
Menu Friday 3/12/21 Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Applesauce Lunch: Hamburger, Corn, and Applesauce Monday 3/15/21 Breakfast: Cinnamon Pop-Tart, and Pears Lunch: Corn Dog, Potato Wedges, and Pears Milk is included with every meal.
Parents: Many students in this school may be eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Supplemental Nutrition Assistances Programs (SNAP) benefits during the 2020-2021 school year. P-EBT is a food assistance benefit for students who get free or reduced-price meals in schools under the National School Lunch Program, but – because of the pandemic – the school is not providing meals to the students at school. P-EBT benefits will help Illinois families buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click the link below to read about the Eligibility for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) SNAP Benefits. https://5il.co/qfds
JH boys travel to Galatia tonight to play the first round of regionals. The game is at 6. The bus leaves at 5:15. Good luck, Tigers! 🐯
Parents of 8th grade students! Mrs. Culbreth has a survey posted that all Grade 8 students and parents need to complete ASAP. The survey is posted in the Classwork section of the 8th grade Social Studies course. Please complete this survey! Contact the school if you have any questions.
Parents and Guardians! Report cards for 3rd quarter will be sent home tomorrow with in-person learners. Report cards for remote learners will be mailed ASAP.
HS boys travel to Hardin County tonight. The game will be live streamed through their YouTube page. https://youtube.com/channel/UCeBZ29Ai8zhusncS2cCBcuA
Parents of students Grades K-8! Both Grades K-4 and Grades 5-8 will be having end of the year fun days for students. These events will be open to only in person learners. If your student is a remote learner and would like to attend these events, they must start back in person learning this Monday, March 8. Please notify the school office if you student will be returning to in person learning. For current in person learners, attendance does count towards these events! You are allowed two absences (excused or unexcused) and a maximum of three tardies. On the third absence or fourth tardy, you would be ineligible to attend the fun days.
We are needing someone to come work in our kitchen. The position is for 30 hours a week. We would love for you to come join our team. Please click on the link below and apply for the job. If you have any questions contact the school. https://hourly-aramark.icims.com/jobs/322061/food-service-lead-worker---thompsonville-school-district/job?mobile=false&width=1146&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300
We are looking for someone to work in our kitchen during the school year. This job will be 30 hours a week. Please click on the link below to apply. If you have any questions please contact the school. https://tracking.icims.com/f/a/B7IjsV2YkliFP4YJJqIv8Q~~/AAIB5gA~/RgRiIjk0P0R5aHR0cHM6Ly9hcmFtYXJrLmljaW1zLmNvbS9pY2ltczIvP25hdnI9aWNpbXMyJTNGbW9kdWxlJTNEQXBwSm9iJTI2YWN0aW9uJTNEam9iUHJvZmlsZSUyNmlkJTNEMzIyMDYxJTI2aGFzaGVkJTNELTUyODE1NjQwN1cDc3BjQgpgNzS0P2D-lIT9UhpXSUxMSUFNUy1TQ09UVEBBUkFNQVJLLkNPTVgEAAAJOg~~
We are looking for someone to work in our kitchen during the school year. This job will be 30 hours a week. Please click on the link below to apply. If you have any questions please contact the school. https://tracking.icims.com/f/a/B7IjsV2YkliFP4YJJqIv8Q~~/AAIB5gA~/RgRiIjk0P0R5aHR0cHM6Ly9hcmFtYXJrLmljaW1zLmNvbS9pY2ltczIvP25hdnI9aWNpbXMyJTNGbW9kdWxlJTNEQXBwSm9iJTI2YWN0aW9uJTNEam9iUHJvZmlsZSUyNmlkJTNEMzIyMDYxJTI2aGFzaGVkJTNELTUyODE1NjQwN1cDc3BjQgpgNzS0P2D-lIT9UhpXSUxMSUFNUy1TQ09UVEBBUkFNQVJLLkNPTVgEAAAJOg~~
Parents of students in Grades 3-8! ISBE is requiring ALL students, including remote learners, to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness and the Illinois Science Assessment (Grade 5 only). IAR testing will begin on Tuesday, March 16. Miss Chiaventone will be calling parents of Grades 3-8 remote learners to set up times for remote learners to come test. Remote learners also have the option to return to in-person learning prior to testing. Again, this is an ISBE policy that we are mandated to follow. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
We have been made aware that there are multiple remote learning students who plan to begin attending school in person on Monday, March 8th. If you are planning on switching from remote to in person, please notify the school at 618-627-2301 or email Miss Chiaventone at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can ensure teachers are aware and can make classroom seating adjustments ahead of time. Thank you.
🏀 JH girls will start basketball practice Wednesday, March 3. 3-5 pm.
Information regarding the Spring Dance! Students wishing to attend the dance will need to begin attending in person this Monday, March 8. Students will be allowed 2 absences (excused or unexcused) and a maximum of 3 tardies before being ineligible to attend the dance. The dress code will be formal to semi-formal attire--no jeans, shorts, etc. For more details on the attire, please see Mrs. Webb. Guests will be allowed. Guests from other schools will need to complete a form and have it signed by their Principal. These will be available in the office closer to the date of the dance. If you are wanting to bring a guest who has already graduated HS, please see Mr. Harris or Miss Chiaventone to have your guest approved. Again, the dance is Saturday, May 8 at the Eagle's Nest At the Lake. The dance begins with a catered dinner at 5:30 and ends promptly at 9:00. Tickets are $15 per individual and $25 per couple. Tickets will be on-sale soon--keep watching for updates.
Dental Safari is being moved to Friday March 5th, instead of Thursday the 4th. Sorry for any inconvenience. 🐅🦷
Friday, March 5 is the end of the 3rd quarter. This will be a regular 12:00 dismissal day.
Here is this week’s sports schedule- • 3/1 - HS basketball @ Galatia 8 pm JH VB @ Ewing v Galatia 6:30 • 3/2 - JH Basketball v Galatia 5:30 HS Basketball v Carrier Mills 7:00 • 3/3 - JH Basketball v Carrier Mills 5:30 HS Basketball v Gallatin Co 7:00 • 3/5 - JH Basketball v Pope Co 5:30 HS Basketball v Hardin Co 7:00 • 3/6 - HS Basketball @ NCOE 1pm JH parents and athletes need to leave the building immediately after their games this week to allow HS athletes and parents into the building. Thank you all for your continued cooperation. It is greatly appreciated!
‼️ The HS basketball team will have a short meeting with Coach Reed tomorrow at noon. Bring your shoes. Also, the bus time for tomorrow night’s game at Galatia has changed to 7:15. The game is expected to start around 8 pm.
HS basketball practice for today has been cancelled.
Attention! Picture Announcement! Sports pictures (both teams and individual) will be taken Friday, March 5. Sports include HS Basketball, HS Volleyball, Grade School Basketball, and Grade School Volleyball. Any clubs (ex. Scholar Bowl, FFA, etc.) will also have pictures taken on this day. Grade School class pictures will also be taken on Friday, March 5. All remote learners need to be here by 8:30 on Friday, March 5 if they wish to be included in the pictures. Picture forms will be available in the office beginning Monday. Contact Mrs. Bowman with questions.
Congratulations to the High School Scholar Bowl team on their JV and Varsity wins at Crab Orchard today!
We will be taking orders for Team Lisa Shirts through this Friday the 26th. Please call the school and order yours if you have not already done so.
The ROE will be here tomorrow the 24th at 830 to register seniors to vote! Please share
Good News Alert. We are happy to announce that our HS students will be having a spring homecoming/prom this year for our students on May 8th at the Eagles Nest at the lake. This will be open to all in person 9th -12th grade students. These students will be able to bring a guest with them, if they choose. Remote learners wanting to attend this event will need to start coming back in person by the start of the 4th quarter. (March 8th) We will have a meal catered on site. Students will need to buy tickets to the event to help offset some of the costs. 15 dollars for one person and 25 dollars for a couple. We want to greatly thank the Eagles Nest for allowing us to have this event for our students this year. They are great neighbors of the school and has worked with us before. Their facilities are both indoor and outdoor areas. If other schools are looking to have events this year I would strongly recommend you reach out to them.
We are having our Senior Night at the Basketball game Wednesday the 24th. It will be live streamed. Each Junior and Senior Basketball player will be allowed two adult guests. Freshman and Sophomores will be allowed one adult guest. The Senior night ceremony will start at 5:30. The two senior cheerleaders will have their senior night as well. Please do not bring siblings or other students to the games. They will not be allowed to stay. You must wear a mask inside the building. Please adhere to these rules or you will be asked to leave the building. We are doing everything we can to let as many people in as possible and we are not going to have someone mess it up for others. If you have any questions please contact the school administration. Thank you!
We are having our 8th grade volleyball game tonight. It will be live streamed. Each 7th and 8th grade volleyball player will be allowed two adult guests. 5th and 6th grade will be allowed one adult guest. Please do not bring siblings or other students to the games. They will not be allowed to stay. You must wear a mask inside the building. Please adhere to these rules or you will be asked to leave the building. We are doing everything we can to let as many people in as possible and we are not going to have someone mess it up for others. If you have any questions please contact the school administration. Thank you!
Dental Safari is coming up next Thursday March the 4th! The grade school students will get a reminder form sent home with them today! If your High School student needs one have them stop by the nurses office! You can just hop online and fill it out no form required! Any remote student is welcome to come up at any time that day and if you have any questions please feel free to call! The grades that are required to have one done this year are 2nd, 6th and 9th! We recommend all students get one done every year!
There have been several changes made to the volleyball and basketball schedules. Here’s an updated schedule for this week. • 2/22 - JH Volleyball @ Akin 6 pm & JH Basketball @ Crab Orchard 6 pm • 2/23 - JH Volleyball vs Carrier Mills 6 pm & High School basketball @ Crab Orchard 6 pm • 2/24 - JH basketball @ Carrier Mills 6 pm & HS basketball v Pope Co 6 pm • 2/25 - JH Volleyball v Hardin Co 6 pm & JH basketball @ Pope Co 6 pm • 2/26 - JH basketball v Gallatin Co 6 pm
HS boys will have basketball practice tomorrow, Saturday 2/20 1-3. JH boys will practice 10-12.
All volleyball and basketball games scheduled for Thursday 2/18 and Friday 2/19 are cancelled.
Due to continued hazardous road conditions and the snow and ice covered parking lots, school is cancelled tomorrow, Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19. Please stay warm and stay safe.
All basketball and volleyball games scheduled for tonight 2/17 are cancelled.
School will be cancelled Wednesday , February 17th due to hazardous road conditions and the forecast for additional inclement weather. This will be a traditional snow day. Thompsonville schools will not be implementing remote learning days until it is safe for staff members to drive to the building to access the Internet and other materials. Please keep warm and stay safe.
All basketball and volleyball games scheduled for tonight 2/16 are cancelled.
Google Classroom had assignments pre scheduled to go out for today. Please disregard all assignments in Google Classroom posted on snow days. Any assignments that were given on Monday, February 8th will be due when we return to school.
School will be cancelled Tuesday, February 16th due to inclement weather. There is a good chance with the weather forecast that we may have to cancel additional days, as well. Please keep warm and stay safe.
We know there has been some confusion about homework and when it is due. The work that was due on Tuesday the 9th at 8am will be due at 8am the day we return. We are hoping to return to school Tuesday the 16th. Stay warm and safe.
The JH basketball game for tonight 2/12 has been cancelled.
The JH volleyball game scheduled for tonight 2/11 has been cancelled.
Thursday February 11th Thompsonville School will be closed due to hazardous road conditions. Friday the 12th is a teachers in-service. Monday the 15th is Presidents Day and we will not be in attendance that day.
The HS basketball game scheduled for tonight 2/10 at Pope Co has been cancelled.
Thompsonville Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 10th due to hazardous conditions on back roads and the chance of more precipitation overnight. Stay warm and safe.
All basketball and volleyball games scheduled for tonight 2/9 have been cancelled.
That’s February 9th for the cancellation. Sorry.
Due to inclement weather, Thompsonville Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 8th.
🥎 Any HS girl interested in playing softball please email Mrs. Wissinger at email@example.com.
This evening's boys basketball game @ Carrier Mills will be livestreamed on the Thompsonville Community School District 174 Facebook page.
Parents: 3rd quarter progress reports will be sent home tomorrow with in-person learners. Progress reports for remote learners will be mailed home.
Here is the link to watch the JH volleyball game tonight at Gallatin County. Hawks Network is the name of their YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZewYmSNeP9dmVPCScDplOA/featured
High School Scholar Bowl practice will be Thursday the 4th at noon in Mr. Fitch’s room.
Thank you to Mrs. Ashley Casteel and Mr. Dave Gaither for streaming the JH Volleyball and Basketball games this evening. We appreciate it! #gotigers
The JH boys basketball game just started. You will receive notification when the game has a few minutes left. Please head to the school to pick up your athlete. Parents should receive this message in a text, as well. If you do not receive this please comment so we can figure out why. Thank you!
All of our Grade School Boys Basketball games will be live streamed from Thompsonville Grade School Basketball Facebook page. That page is in the process of being created for tonight's game. If for some reason we are having technical difficulties it will be uploaded tomorrow and shared on this Facebook Page.
All of the Grade School Volleyball games will be live streamed from the Thompsonville Junior High Facebook Page. We are in the process of making that public, however you may need to request permission to join. We will try to share this from our school Facebook page as well.
February 12th will be the last day we will take orders for Team Mrs. McClerren shirts. Please call Ms. Bowman in the office and order yours today. 627-2301.
We are aware of issues going on with Spelling City. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Do not forget to call the school and order your Team Mrs. McClerren shirts!!!
Important Athletic Update! The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued rules and regulations that schools must follow in order to have sports this year. One rule is that all spectators must be 30 feet from the playing floor. Due to the limited size of our gym, it is simply not possible for us to meet this rule. We have measured and looked at many different options, however, we are unable to keep spectators 30 feet from the playing area. As a result, there will be NO SPECTATORS at any HOME games this year. We know this is very disappointing. However, this regulation is not something Thompsonville Schools can control, it is State policy.
All sports practices are cancelled for January 27th. Thank you
For sport practices, We are not supplying masks. Have your student bring their own mask or they will not practice and have to leave. If there is clothing that is left it will be disposed of at 8am the following day. So if your student forgets something have them get to school before 8 and grab it. Thank you!
‼️Any HS girl interested in playing basketball please email Mrs. Wissinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. ‼️
🏀 Basketball practice for JH boys will resume on Tuesday, January 26 5-7 pm. Masks are required. Bring your own water. ‼️ If you did not attend practice in the fall you will need to stop in the office and get a parent consent form. The form needs to be signed and given to Coach Mitchell before you participate. ‼️ If you’ve already turned one in you are good to practice.
Seniors entering the healthcare field--scholarships are available through the Franklin Hospital Auxiliary. Please see me to pick up an application.
Starting February 1st our homework due date will be changing to 8am the following day. Which means, if you have homework, it will need to be turned in the following school day no later than 8:00am. In person learners will also start coming to school five days a week on February 1st. We will still release at the same time we are currently releasing students (12:00). Two-Thirds of the school year is over and we are wanting to start getting our students ready for a normal school year next year. This is why these changes are being made. Remote Learners, along with in person, will still be able to make appointments with their teachers in the afternoon hours. Friday January 29th the school will close at noon to allow staff to prepare for these changes.
🏀 High school boys will resume basketball practice Monday, January 25 5-7. Masks are required. Bring your own water. ‼️If you did not attend practice in the fall you will need to stop in the office and get a parent consent form. That needs to be signed and given to Coach Reed before you may participate. ‼️If you’ve already turned one in you are good to practice.
The Illinois Sheriff's Association has a scholarship available to a Franklin County student. The scholarship is due on March 15. Please see me to get an application or download it here: https://www.ilsheriff.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-2021-ISA-College-Scholarship-Application.pdf
🏐 Coach Warren would like to meet with all high school girls wanting to play volleyball. The meeting will be Friday, Jan 22 10:00 am in the new gym. Contact him if you’re unable to attend. ‼️Also, girls wanting to play high school volleyball need to stop in the office and pick up a parent consent form. This form will need to be signed by a parent and returned to Coach Warren at your first practice (Monday, January 25 at 1:00).
Thompsonville has a HS Math position and a middle school math position for possible employment for the 21/22 school year. If you know of anyone certified and interested have them contact the school. Please Share.
Sorry. January 18th there is no school!
Just a reminder that there is no school Monday January 13th. Thank you!
Sophomores and Juniors: The College Board is hosting a series of FREE, virtual college fairs. These are a great way to connect with admissions representatives from around the country. Check out the details at the link below. If you need help registering, please see me. https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days
Seniors entering a medical field --there is a scholarship available through the Marion Memorial Health Foundation Board. Please see me to pick up an application.
Starting February 1st we will be going to five days a week. We will still get out at 11:57. We will be in school 8:00am to 11:57am Monday through Friday. Starting Feb 1st.
Seniors--Many more scholarships were added to the Scholarship Spreadsheet each of you have in Google Sheets. Be sure to check this out and see me to apply for those you are interested in!
Seniors--The Illinois Historical Society has a scholarship available, The Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship. Please see me to apply. Applications are due January 15.
Seniors! Reminder that all FFA scholarships offered through the National FFA have a deadline of January 14! Also, students planning to major in agribusiness systems, biotechnology systems, or plant systems in college are eligible to apply for the Clint Bowyer Winning Has Roots Scholarship. Deadline is January 15. See me for more information.
Seniors: There is a scholarship available through the SIU Credit Union. To apply you, or your parent, must me a member of the Credit Union. See me with any questions or to apply. https://siucu.org/about/scholarship/
Seniors: If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, check out this virtual event that can provide you with some information. https://studentportal.isac.org/web/guest/student/?p_p_id=Student_WAR_Studentportlet&_Student_WAR_Studentportlet__facesViewIdRender=/views/isacorpsEventSearch.xhtml
Parents: Report cards will be sent home with in person learners tomorrow. Report cards for remote learners will be mailed as soon as possible.
Reminder that students return on Tuesday the 5th. Monday the 4th is a teacher institute.
From Mrs. Woodring: 6th and 7th grade remote students who have not picked up their new Science books need to do so ASAP. We will start using this book on Tuesday.
As we say goodbye to our students for the calendar year and hope they have a wonderful break, we are all hoping for a Happy New Year. This has been a crazy and stressful year. We are hoping that 2021 brings some normalcy. Please also remember that as this next semester gets underway that you can call or email your teachers to make an appointment if you or your student is struggling. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Just a reminder that dismissal is at 11:30 today. School will resume Tuesday, January 5. Have a safe break. Merry Christmas!
Just a reminder that tomorrow, December 22, is an 11:30 dismissal day. School will resume Tuesday, January 5. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas break.
Any High School or Junior High student who played sports for Thompsonville last year, sports awards are available for pickup Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:15. Please make arrangements to pick up these awards. Thank You.
Driver’s Ed. students: Driving is postponed until further notice. Be sure to check your Google Classroom for updates from Ms. Young.
High School Students who drive to school. You need to drive slow and safely when coming and going away from the school. This includes the parking lot as well as roads. Please be safe!
Starting on Monday December 7th, students will no longer be required to bring in self certification sheets. Students will still have their temperature taken at the door. Thank you
The last day for student attendance, for the 1st semester, is December 22nd and that is an 11:30 dismissal. School will resume on Tuesday January 5th. Monday January 4th will be a teachers in-service.
Tuesday December 1s,t we will be having school pictures. Remote students will need to be here at 8:30 and they will be directed to the new gym. Pictures will start with kindergarten and we will get each grade done as soon as we can. Remote parents are allowed to wait with their students. If you have any questions please contact the school.
Parents and Guardians! Please complete the following form regarding 2nd semester learning. At the current time, our school schedule will be remaining the same for 2nd semester: 8:00-11:57, Monday-Thursday and full remote learning on Friday. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclqgUcld8YAX8i4xHWD7nBIz2zWUWzIpHp1V50bA46gkSTRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY IS TOMORROW! Picture taking begins at 8:30 a.m. All remote learners will be asked to come in and be here by 8:30 a.m. so they can have their picture taken with their grade level. There will be no makeup date if student pictures are not taken on December 1st. Please contact Mrs. Bowman with questions you have regarding any school pictures.
Just a reminder that teachers are available for individual appointments to assist students needing extra help! Monday-Thursday between 1:00-3:00 and on Friday from 8:30-3:00. Please contact your child's teacher if you are interested in an appointment.
As of now the Thompsonville School Board and administration have decided that we will stay with in person learning as long as we can. Please remember that this can change very fast and we could go to full remote. Some of the factors that could make us go remote are not having enough staff at the school, the governor mandating school closures, Bi-County recommending that schools close. So please continue to watch for updates and be patient with our district as we are still trying to make the best decisions for our students, staff, and community.
Seniors majoring in Agriculture in college--the Grow Ag. Leaders Scholarship is available at this link: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders/ Also, check out the scholarships offered through the National FFA Scholarship Program! You do not need to be majoring in Agriculture to be eligible for some of these scholarships. https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/
Progress Reports will be sent home with in person learners on Wednesday and will be mailed to remote learners.
Congratulations to the JH softball team! 🥎 Amilya Williford and Kyra Blades were selected to be on the Little GEC All Conference Team.
Announcement regarding final exams! Due to the high number of students participating in remote learning and the uncertainty of what lies ahead in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thompsonville HS is canceling final exams for this semester. High School students will still engage in remote learning and in person learning on December 21 and December 22. Attendance and participation are required on these days.
Any junior wanting to take the PSAT/NMSQT assessment this winter needs to see Miss Chiaventone as soon as possible to register. This is an optional test for juniors.
Congratulations to Katelyne Rash! She is the first place winner in the VFW Patriot's Pen contest for our school for her essay "What is Patriotism to Me?". She will advance to the VFW District level to compete against other junior high students.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, October 30 is a Teacher Institute day and there will be no remote learning. Also, school is not in session Tuesday, November 3 (Election Day) for either in person learning or remote learning. Illinois has designated Election Day as a state holiday.
Do not let yourself get too excited about basketball. We know the IHSA made a statement today that they are going to allow basketball to go along as scheduled. There are a lot of things that will need to happen in order for the season to start on time. IHSA just took the liability off of themselves and put it on the schools.
If anyone is interested in subbing in our kitchen please contact Debbie Hearn at 618 627-2031. This position could lead to part time or more once we are back to normal. Thank You!
A few announcements about upcoming pictures from Mrs. Bowman: Fall sport pictures (GS Baseball, GS Softball, HS Cross-Country) will be taken on November 5, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Students will needs to bring their uniforms for these pictures. Fall Individual Pictures for both GS and HS will be taken on December 1, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. All remote learners will be asked to come in and be here by 8:30 a.m. so they can have their picture taken with their grade level. There will be no makeup date if student pictures are not taken on December 1st. Please contact Mrs. Bowman with questions you have regarding any school pictures.
Until further notice there will be no cheerleading or basketball practices. Starting October the 22nd.
Friday, October 30 is a Teacher's Institute Day. There will be no remote learning on Friday, October 30.
After further discussion between teachers and administration we have made the decision that siblings of quarantined students, who have not tested positive for Covid, will be allowed to come back to school on Monday October 26th. As long as no one in the household is exhibiting symptoms or has tested positive for Covid.
As of 10/22/20 HS boys basketball practice is cancelled until further notice.
Just a reminder that report cards will be sent home today with in person learners and will be mailed to remote learners. Parent Teacher Conferences are next Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29 from 3:00-6:00. Please contact Mrs. Bowman in the main office at 618-627-2301 to make an appointment.
Just a reminder that there are several students in each grade requiring things to attend school. This year we have been a little more lenient on these requirements being turned in due to COVID. We will need to have these turned in ASAP at this point to keep your student in school since it looks like we will stay in attendance for the remainder of school, if all goes well! If you have any question on if your student is missing anything please feel free to contact the nurses office. She will be making home calls and sending out notes as well.
Parents/Guardians! Report Cards will be sent home tomorrow with in-person learners and will be mailed for remote learners. Also, Parent-Teacher conferences are next week, Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29 from 3:00-6:00. Please contact Mrs. Bowman at 618-627-2301 to make an appointment.
Parents/Guardians. We need the self certification sheet signed everyday. Tomorrow we will stop allowing students in the building who do not have this signed and with them. We are sorry for the inconvenience of this, but it is something that we need to do.
JH boys and girls basketball will start open gyms this week. Any 5th-8th grade student interested in playing basketball may attend. Girls - Tuesday & Thursday 3-4 pm Boys - Wednesday & Friday 3-4:30 • You must get a parent consent form from the office. It has to be turned into the coach before you can participate. •Masks are mandatory. •Bring your own water bottle.
If there are any 6-8 grade students interested in bass fishing please send an email to Mrs. Wissinger at email@example.com.
Come out tomorrow and support the Thompsonville/Akin Softball team. We play Pinckneyville Grade School at 4pm at Pinckneyville.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29, 3:00-6:00 on both days. Masks will be required for all those meeting in person with their child’s teacher. Phone appointments will be available for those not comfortable meeting in person due to COVID-19. Please contact Joyce Bowman at 618-627-2301 to make an appointment.
HS boy’s basketball open gyms will resume next week. Monday - Thursday at 5. Masks are required. Bring your own water.
Our Grade School Softball Team is playing in the championship of regionals today at 4pm. They are playing Sesser at Sesser. Please come out and support them if you are able to. Thank you,
Here are some important updates! The Week of Oct 5th A and B days Monday-Thursday Oct 12th Fall Break No remote learning or in person Oct 19th all non remote students are back Monday - Thursday from 8 to 11:57. If you have any questions please contact the school. Thank You and Have a Pleasant Afternoon.
Reminder of things that need to be turned in next week! K- physical and eye exam. Dental is due later. 2- dental is due later 6- physical. Dental is due later. 9- physical. Dental is due later. 12- Meningitis shot. The picture breaks down what shots must be included on the immunization part of the physical. There are tons of students that are missing these things! This is a State of Illinois requirement to attend. Please take the time to go get these things and if you make an appointment that will be after next week please call me and or send a confirmation of appointment. Thank you, Mrs. Head, Nurse.
Please remember that if your child is attending school at this time some of them have required paperwork that needs turned in ASAP. There were packets sent home with every child and there are updates on the schools social media and app with what is required for each grade. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
For any of the families that did not get a chromebook for each student, we have received a new shipment. You will be able to pick them up from the school from 8:30-11:00am and 12:30 till 2:00pm today 9/29 through Friday of this week. Thank you
From Mrs. Bowman: There are extra 2019-2020 grade school yearbooks available for purchase in the school office. The cost is $11.00. Please contact the office for more details.
Please remember that the deadline to turn in requires paperwork is quickly approaching. I know that this year has been very different from the past but the state is still requiring these things to attend school. There is a chart attached with the requirements and dates. These must be turned in to do in person learning. If you plan on doing in person learning at some point this school year we will need these for your child as well. Thank you and feel free to contact the nurse with any questions concerning these requirements. (October 8th for the physical including immunizations and eye exam)
Parents/Guardians: We are having issues with students submitting work on time or at all. Every posted assignment K-12 is due at 11:59 p.m. the day after it is assigned. For example, an assignment posted on Monday is not due until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday. If you are having trouble getting an assignment completed, you MUST contact your child's teacher for an extension. If a teacher has not been contacted and work is not submitted by the due date, a zero will be assigned. It will be at the teacher's discretion if he or she will take late work. The administration is supporting the grading policies of the teachers. We encourage parents and students to look at assignments and ask questions when work is posted. Communication with your child's teacher is critical to his or her success. Please do not hesitate to reach out. Teachers are available M-F from 7:50-3:15. Teachers are not contractually obligated to answer emails or phone calls outside of these hours. This is why it is important to look at the material the day it is assigned--so teachers can contact you the following school day. We understand these are challenging times for everyone. Our teachers are doing a phenomenal job and we appreciate the support we have received from parents and the community!
Here are some great videos that may help students and parents with Google Classroom. As always, we are here to help. Please contact your student's teacher if you need assistance. https://youtu.be/IgS-hoSIjnw https://drive.google.com/file/d/1--qr80pkCbJ7G0NjMP0Y2EJ_-a1iMH8U/view?usp=sharing
There will be no HS basketball open gyms until further notice.
Due to students testing positive of Covid-19, and several staff members having to quarantine, Thompsonville Schools will need to go back to full remote for the next two weeks. School will resume on October 5th, and we will continue to split the students for A/B days. Your student's attendance days will remain the same as now, on and after October 5th. Students are still expected to log into their google classroom to complete assignments and for attendance purposes. If you are needing meals delivered, please call the school and let the office know. If you can not get through to the school, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you need meals delivered. We are sorry for the inconvenience. However, we feel that right now we need to do what is best for our school and community. We will reevaluate the situation when we return on October 5th.
Remote Learners who purchased Tiger Pride t-shirts! These can be picked up beginning tomorrow in the school office. Please be sure to wear your mask when entering the building. Thank You!
Due to the development of cases with student(s) at Thompsonville Schools, we are needing to be extra vigilant in keeping our students and staff safe. As a result, all students who reside in the same home as someone under quarantine will not be allowed to attend in person learning until the household member is released from quarantine by Bi-County Health Department. Students should continue with Remote Learning. We understand this is hard for families. We are doing everything in our power to remain open for In Person learning. Please remember to be cautious. Social distance, wear PPE, and wash your hands often. Please help us to stay open.
One of the many regulations put forth by ISBE/IDPH for schools to be open is the self-certification form. We are having an issue with students bringing this form in. Beginning tomorrow, students who do not have this form completed will not be allowed on the bus and will not be allowed to be dropped off. A copy of the form is posted on the school app and our Facebook page. Please make sure your student has this form. Again, the requirement of this form is mandated by ISBE and IDPH.
Here is a message from Galatia for anyone attending the baseball and softball games today. “Galatia is practicing social distancing and wearing face masks when social distancing is not obtainable. We will not have bleachers available for spectators & the visiting crowd at both fields will sit along the 3rd base line. There is not a concession stand at either field but there’s is a funnel cake/fair concession stand vendor set up at the boys fields.”
Parents/Guardians , please make sure your student has the self verification health form filled out and brought to school with them. Thank you,
Assignments are due the following day after they are assigned by 11:59pm. If teachers are marking off for those assignments that are turned in before that time, please contact the school. It was discussed having homework turned in by Sunday night as an option. We chose not to do that, in case there were technical issues and a student waited till the last minute to submit. We also felt that we wanted to make sure students are getting the content and not waiting until the week is over to show that, by that time the student is already a week behind. So we are turning in things throughout the week. Just like most small communities in our area we struggle with internet. We are paying over $2500 dollars a month to give hotspots to students in our district that did not have internet access. We are hoping next week that each student will have their own Chromebook to use. Yes, the administration of the school feels that students learn better digitally then with old fashion books. I do not remember a time when I walked into a place that had student age kids all reading a hard copy of a book. They are usually on their cell phones or tablets. Digital formats, once learned and bought into, will keep their attention longer than a book will. Most schools are going to all digital formats, because colleges and most careers are already doing that. Schools fighting the importance of digital learning will be doing a disservice to their students. Our original plan was to not bring students back to school until October. We wanted to try it earlier. Over 30% of our school district has chosen full remote. Until this Covid issue is over, we will continue to turn homework in and do things digitally. We have many rules that we have to follow in order to be compliant with the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are still hoping to bring back all students 4 days a week in October. This is not easy on anyone. If you have questions please call your teachers. If you are not liking what the teachers say please call the administration. If you do not like what they have to say then call the board members. The school appreciates all of the parents/guardians that are doing everything they can for their students during this time. We will all get through this together, as long as we are together.
Seniors: Applications for the Horatio Alger Scholarship are now available. https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/66358-Horatio-Alger-Association. Applications are due October 25. Please contact me with questions!
Please make sure your students have their self certification sheets each day when they come to school. Thank you
Progress reports will be sent home next week. Students with last names A-L will be bringing progress reports home on Monday (9/14) and students with last names M-Z will be bringing progress reports home on Tuesday (9/15). Remote learners will have progress reports mailed home on 9/14/2020.
From Mrs. Heern: Just a reminder for students bringing home lunches--please remember to refrigerate and reheat meals as necessary.
Open gym starts this evening at 5 pm for any high school boy wanting to play basketball. • You must bring the signed parent consent form with you in order to participate. (These are available to pick up in the office.) • Masks are required. • Bring your own water.
As we are returning to school this week lots of paperwork will be sent home with your children to be filled out. Only fill out what is pertaining to them. Along with returning these please remember to turn in any physicals, eye exam, dental and shot records you may have for them. If you don’t have these yet please make sure to schedule these promptly(if required). If you have any questions about anything needed or received this week please feel free to contact the school.
Thompsonville Schools is thankful to have students back in our halls and classrooms today. We know this is a small step towards our goal of everyone being back in school. We feel this is a safe way for students and staff to get acclimated with all of the changes that we have to adhere too. Please continue to be patient with us as we move forward and get through each day. We have almost 1/3 of our students continuing with Full Remote Learning and we will always provide those students the best education that we can give them.
Parents/Guardians of In-Person Learners: The first day your child attends they will be bringing home a Student Health Information Packet and a Student Demographic Form that need to be completed and returned. These are the forms you typically complete at Registration Day. Please complete the necessary paperwork and return to your child's teacher.
Starting Tuesday we will be implementing our back to school with students Phase 1 plan. Monday and Wednesday are attendance days for students with the last name starting with A - L. Tuesday and Thursday are attendance days for the last names starting with M-Z. 8:00 to 11:57 are the times that students will be here. Do not drop off you students before 7:45. Students will need their temperature checked at the bus and before entering the building. If they have a temperature they will not be allowed to get on the bus or come into school. Please do not drive off until they have had their temperature checked. We will try to be out by the vehicles to speed up this process. Parents/guardians please have plans for your students in case they need to be picked up or the school has to go back to full time remote learning. No visitors will be allowed to be at school during school hours unless they have an appointment. Students can bring water bottles to school. Dismissal is at 11:57. Students will need to go straight to vehicles and buses when school lets out. HS and Middle School will come in the commons door at the back of the school. K-4 will come through the main door in the front of the building. Please talk to your students about the importance of social distancing and keeping their masks on. K-4 Breakfasts will be in the cafeteria, middle school breakfasts will be in the commons area, HS breakfast will be in the Old gym. Students will need to take them to their classroom, homeroom to eat. After your students first day of school they will have a form they will need to bring back signed each day in order to get on the bus or come into the school. Thank you, We look forward to seeing students back next week.
Boy’s high school basketball open gyms will start next Wednesday, September 9 at 5pm. Anyone interested in participating will need to have a parent consent. The forms are available in the office to pick up today or next week.
Each child will be required to bring a Self Certification sheet in every school day that they attend. This will be required to get on the bus or to enter the building if driven. Along with these we will be doing our own temperature checks before they enter either as well. Attached is an example of this form.
If your child is planning on taking a medication here at the school when they come back would you please call the nurse at the school so we can figure out a plan for them. We would like to limit their time in the nurses office if we can. Thank you.
Good morning, We understand that some students will have pre-existing conditions that have symptoms that are the same as ones that preset with COVID-19. If this is the case for your child, would you please go ahead and get them a doctors note stating this. Hopefully this will save you some time and headache if this does come up at the return to school. Thank you.
Upon further guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and our attorney, face shields will not be able to replace the use of a mask. You must have a mask on in order to attend in person learning. Thank you!
If you haven't already, please complete the following survey as soon as possible. Please be aware that if you select remote learning as your method of instruction, you will have to continue this method for the remainder of the semester. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pe-mL8SgISYQrV2uz2lZapC-X_uPMrJd0GjN7tYZF_0/edit
Please complete the following survey. Please be aware that if you select remote learning as your method of instruction, you will have to continue this method for the remainder of the semester. Please contact the school with any questions. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pe-mL8SgISYQrV2uz2lZapC-X_uPMrJd0GjN7tYZF_0/edit
This is our Return to School Plan. Please remember that this is not set in stone and it could change several times in the next two weeks. We will be sending out a survey later today that all parents/guardians need to fill out. We are also going to post the current IDPH flow chart of exclusions that we will have to be following.
Update!!! Just 1st and 2nd grade can pick up workbooks.
Update!!!! K-3 Parents/guardians can come and pick up their reading workbooks.
Parents/guardians of a K-5 student. You can pick up your Reading Work Books this week. 8-11 and 12-3. Thank you!
The school understands that Frontier is out in town. The teachers have been notified to use some leeway on assignments coming in. We are hoping that this situation gets fixed quickly because we do not have enough HotSpots to cover all of the Frontier users.
If you are still needing a Hotspot please contact the school.
Bass fishing signups have begun! If you are interested in participating email Miranda Wissinger at email@example.com. Signups will end Wednesday, August 26. Please include your name and phone number in the email. Thank you!
Reminder: All spectators at baseball games/practices, softball games/practices and cross country meets are REQUIRED to wear face masks. Masks may be taken off to eat and drink or when able to maintain a safe social distance.
iPhone tip: Have your student (or you, the parent) go to settings, passwords & accounts then add account and then add the school email account. This will sync Google Classroom (if the app is installed) with the calendar on their phone and give them access to the teacher email directory from their email.
Parents here is a tip. If your child has a phone have them install the Google Classroom app and turn on notifications. This will notify them of due dates, new posts, new assignments, and late or missing assignments.
Parents: We know that remote learning can be a challenge. We are here to help! Please contact your child’s teacher if you need assistance. Thompsonville teachers are available through Google Classroom, via email, on the phone, or in person (make appointment with teacher) every school day between 8:00-3:00. Also, the videos your teachers are posting have valuable information that may also help you. Be sure to watch those! We have had many students and parents reach out already. We appreciate the opportunity to help you make this a success. Don’t hesitate to contact us for help.
Grade School Yearbooks are in!!! You can pick up your orders in the office between 8 and 3. We received a few more than ordered and those will be sold for 11 dollars each on a first come first serve basis.
Dual Credit Students--Books are here! You may pick up today prior to 3:00 or tomorrow between 8:00-3:00. Books are in Miss Chiaventone's office.
Just wanted to make all students and parents/guardians aware that our wifi is open now and you are more than welcome to come up and sit by the school and use it until we can get you a hotspot. Thanks,
Parents/Guardians who have not yet received their hotspots, teachers will be contacting you today or tomorrow to give you any information that you may be missing. The Hotspots are supposed to ship on the 21st of the month. If they have not contacted you by tomorrow afternoon, please email them or give them a call. You can find their email on our school app or website.
Dual Credit students--if you need your RLC login credentials, please email me and I will send them to you! firstname.lastname@example.org
We will start meal delivery on Monday August 17th for those that indicated they needed them on our survey. Deliveries will be on Monday & Wednesday with food for the whole week. They will start delivering at 10:45 and should be done by 11:45. Please watch for the drivers ed van or activity bus to pull up and honk so you can come out and pick up your meals. If you won't be home please call 627-2511 to let us know. If we attempt to deliver 2 times without a response we won't come by again until we hear from you.
Hot Spots are on back order. We are being told they will be shipped the 21st. If you have requested a hot spot and have not received one your students teacher will be contacted you next week by phone. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hot Spots will be able to be checked out on Monday the 17th from 8 to 3. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we still have not received all of our shipment. We have not received a shipping notification at this point.
We have only received a small number of our Hot Spots that we have ordered. We are hoping to get the rest of the shipment today. We will be passing these out tomorrow the 13th from 8 to 11 and 12 to 6. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank You
Wednesday and Thursday grade school students will be able to get their chromebooks from their homeroom teacher. HS students can check out one in the cafeteria. If you have 1 or 2 students you will be allowed 1 chromebook. If you have 3 or more you will be allowed 2 chromebooks. We still have a shipment of 90 on back order. We also have not received our Hotspots yet. We are hoping to get some in today and we will be able to start checking those out tomorrow. Thank you,
Parents! If you have not yet made an appointment to pick up materials for Remote Learning, please do so ASAP. It is VERY important to make an appointment with your child's teacher. Appointments are available Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00-6:00. Please call 618-627-2301 to schedule your appointment.
Just a reminder that HS students taking a dual credit class need to come to school and sign the RLC enrollment form before 3:00 today! Please wear a mask when entering the building.
Parents! Please complete this survey ASAP! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dBOeGmthSQO8CcmtIMiYLWZ_p4KJIiem0zyY3K_TP6U/edit
All students enrolled in a dual credit course for this upcoming school year need to sign an RLC Enrollment Form. Students should come to the school Monday from 8:00-3:00 to complete this paperwork. If you cannot make it to the school during this time, please contact Miss Chiaventone ASAP at email@example.com
We just posted another survey on our app and our Facebook account. Please take time to fill that out.
Parents/Guardians! We are making preliminary plans in the event that we are moved to full Remote Learning at some point this school year. Please complete the following survey ASAP. All families in the district whether signup up for In Person Learning or Remote Learning need to complete this survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p9b61x1yXByOyuApLsQvacXSCqLozTUTMfw2U8H399s/edit
High School Students! If you have not yet picked up your schedule for the upcoming school year, you need to do so ASAP!
Grade School Softball tryouts will be at the field at Logan Schools in Logan on the main st. the time is 5 to 7 and they will be at the field all week.
Just a reminder....school supply list! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/790277/supply_list_20200708100443.pdf
Baseball & softball open fields will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week 5pm-7pm. Thursday will be official tryout date from 5pm-7pm. If anyone wants to play they must attend.
This is our Revised Back to School Plan. After receiving feedback from our survey we feel that we will be able to get all of the students safely on the bus at the end of the day as well. All students release time will be 11:57. All students will do PE at home and will need to keep an activity journal. The doors to the school will not open until 7:45 a.m. All students will have to eat breakfast in their classrooms. All K-4 students will get a bag lunch at the end of the day to take home. 5-12 students will have the option to receive a bag lunch at the end of the day. Our first day of student attendance has been changed to August 12th. August 11th will be the day for Remote Learners to come to school to get a chromebook if needed and any other things that they may need.
Cheer clinics will be held outside of the commons area and students will need to bring a mask. Thank you
Please remember to fill out the survey about returning to school as soon as possible. Thank You!
GS Baseball open fields is cancelled until further notice.
GS Softball Open fields are cancelled until further notice.
HS students! Just a reminder that schedules may be picked up tomorrow (Monday) from 9:00-1:00 and Wednesday from 9:00-1:00. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when coming into the school.
Incoming HS students: Schedules for the 2020-2021 school year may be picked up next week on Monday, July 27 from 9:00-1:00 and Wednesday, July 29 from 9:00-1:00. Schedules are not available for pick up on Tuesday or Thursday. Middle School and Grade School schedules will be distributed the first day of school.
Tomorrow the 23rd is our HS graduation at the school. It will be in the gym and start at 6pm. This is not open to the public. Each student is allowed 5 guests. We have names on the bleachers where each students' family needs to sit. The guest of the Marshall's will need to sit in the top row of the North East side of the gym. That is the side that you enter the second door in the commons area. If you have a person that is not able to climb up to their assigned area they will be allowed to sit on the front row of the same set of bleachers. All guests and students will need to wear a mask. This will be live streamed on our Facebook Page. After the ceremony students and families will be allowed to take pictures in the gym while practicing social distancing.
We are asking ALL Thompsonville School families to complete the following survey as soon as possible. This survey will inform us if your student will be attending with us via In Person Learning or Remote Learning. Please share this survey. It is very important each family complete this survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17aaQsm99TjFVTNI4jijH49UKNAnSVnPwbBGhGauRngI/edit
In light of the pandemic and everything else that is going on right now, and after discussion with the school board, Thompsonville Schools will be waving book fees for the 2020/2021 school year.
We are currently in the process of working on our remote learning plan. We would like parents/guardians to be aware that participating in extra curricular activities will require your student to be a face to face learner. Remote learning students will not be eligible for extra curricular activities.
Baseball open fields will start next Monday July 27th -5pm to 7pm - and will go 5 days a week (Monday thru Friday).
Grade school cheer clinics will be Tuesday the 28th and Thursday the 30th from 5 to 7. They will be outside at the school. Tryouts will be Friday the 31st starting at 4pm. Thank you!
Just a reminder that students who did not attend Thompsonville schools last year need to register as soon as possible. This includes Kindergarten students, even if your child attended Thompsonville pre-K. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/778798/New_Student_Enrollment_Forms_20200630112133.pdf
Class of 2020: Lifetouch will be here Thursday evening to take individual graduation pictures prior to the ceremony. These pictures will start at 5:15 in the HS Library. Information to purchase the pictures will be provided by Lifetouch at the time the picture is taken.
Thompsonville will be offering a remote learning plan this school year. A detailed plan will be released next week. Thank you!!
Grade school baseball and softball open fields are cancelled until further notice.
Students entering Kindergarten or who did not attend Thompsonville during the 2019-2020 school year should register for the upcoming school year ASAP. Forms are available at this link: https://5il.co/htci This paperwork, along with a proof of residency, may be submitted to the office Monday-Thursday from 9:00-1:00 or may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional paperwork will be sent home to all students on the first day of school (scheduled for August 10).
Grade School Softball Open Gyms will be on Tuesday and Thursday starting the 14th from 5pm to 7pm. Thank you,
Forms for Student Physicals, Dental Exams, Eye Exams, and the Health Requirements for grades K, 2, 6, and 9 are now posted on our website. The form for Sports Physicals is also posted. Under documents, go to District, then Health Forms. Here are the links: General Requirements: https://5il.co/i2dh Physical: https://5il.co/i2di Dental: https://5il.co/i2dg Eye: https://5il.co/i2df Sports Physical: https://5il.co/i2dx
8th Grade Diplomas are in!!!! They may be picked up in the office Monday-Thursday from 9:00-1:00.
Jr High Baseball open fields will begin next Tuesday July 14th (5:30-7:30). You will go every Tuesday and Thursday night for now.
HS Basketball open gyms will be the following dates 5-7 pm : July 6, 8, 10, 13, 27, 29, 31. Make sure to bring your own water bottles.
The school office will be closed until Wednesday July 8th for cleaning.
Here is our plan for the reopening of Thompsonville School. Please remember that this is an ever changing situation and some of these things may need to change by the time students come back to school. I have also put the link to the plan on our website. https://5il.co/hxmu
New Student Registration information! Students who will be entering Kindergarten or did not attend Thompsonville Schools during the 2019-2020 school year, please complete and submit the following paperwork along with proof of residency in the Thompsonville School District. This paperwork may be submitted to the office Monday-Thursday from 9:00-1:00 or may be scanned and emailed to email@example.com. Additional paperwork will be sent home to all students on the first day of school (tentatively scheduled for August 10). https://5il.co/htci
There will be no open gyms for any sport at Thompsonville till further notice!!
High school boys’ basketball open gym scheduled for Friday, June 26 has been canceled until further notice.
Class of 2021! Apply for the Build Your College List scholarship from The College Board. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. You will need to make a College Board account. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/about/build?SFMC_cid=EM324644-&rid=47178209
Cross Country Practice will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:45 am. Boys and girls. Meet in School Parking Lot.
As an effort to ensure that they will get in on time we want to remind everyone to start booking appointments for physicals, eye and dental exams now. Appointments may be harder to get since they are more spread out for patient safety.
Just a reminder that any student planning to participate in athletics must have a physical on file prior to the first game. Please contact Mrs. Wissinger at email@example.com with any questions.
Report cards were mailed on Monday. If you do not receive a report card for your student, they likely have not returned text books or a sports uniform. Please contact the school ASAP at 618-627-2301 to make arrangements to get these items returned and pick up the report card.
Any student in grades 5-8 who is interested in Middle School Cheerleading should email Coach Houseright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder that report cards and diplomas will not be sent until all school items are returned. This includes textbooks, library books, and sport uniforms. Please get these items back to school ASAP. If you are unsure if you owe any items, please contact me at email@example.com and I can check the list for you.
HS Basketball Players, you need to turn in your Home and Away Uniform, practice gear, shooting shirt, warm up pants, and the pullover that they wore to the games. The office is open Monday - Thursday from 9 to 12. Thank you,
Student Athletes we are waiting for our Ts to come in to pass out. They are on back order and should be here in a couple of weeks. So right now plan on being able to come pick up your awards starting June 22nd. Also, All of your uniforms need to be turned back into the school before you can pick up any of your awards.
We are creating a video or a series of videos for our sports awards, both hs and gs. We are hoping to have those posted by tomorrow. HS volleyball will be filmed at a later date.
FFA Scholarship applications are due Monday, June 1 by 3:00. FFA members should email their applications to Mr. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non FFA members should email their applications to Ms. Chiaventone at email@example.com. FFA Member Application: https://5il.co/grcb Non FFA Member Application: https://5il.co/grcd
Any MS or HS student who has not turned in a sports uniform, needs to do so ASAP. Report cards and/or diplomas will not be sent until these are returned.
Students and Parents! We have numerous textbooks that were not turned in yesterday. Report cards will not be sent until textbooks are returned. Please return books ASAP. The office is available to accept books Monday-Thursday, 9:00-1:30.
On May 22nd of 2020 we had two new members of our Thompsonville School family born. Mason Lee Wissinger and Bodhi Maddox Head.
Senior students are not the only people whose last school year has been affected by this virus. Retiring teachers have lost out on the chance to finish their careers with students in front of them, interacting with students and teaching them. Not seeing that "I got it" moment for the last time. They are missing out on their last lunch conversations with their peers and joking with those they have had lunch with for a very long time. They were not offered the chance to say goodbye to their students and for students to say goodbye to them. People do not get into teaching for the money. People get into teaching for the students and wanting to be a small part of their journey as they become adults. For some students, they are a big part of that journey. We have one teacher retiring this year. Mrs Kelly Shires has taught at Thompsonville for 19 years. I know this is not the way that she wanted to end her career, but I also want her to know the way her career ended has no bearing on the positive impact that she has had on her students and coworkers. I know that a piece of this school will go when she leaves. Good Luck in Retirement Mrs. Shires. Please come back to see us. You will always have a home here.
8th graders we will announce on social media when your diplomas will be ready to pick up. We are waiting on the covers to get here.
Report Cards will be sent home the week of June 1. Honor Roll and High Honor Roll will also be published on our social media during the week of June 1.
Just a reminder that text books should be dropped off tomorrow, between 9:00-12:00. All student items left in the building prior to the remote learning days should be picked up during this time. Items not picked up will be donated or disposed of.
Seniors: I just want you to know that you are a classy group of seniors, and a hard act to follow! You will overcome these uncertain times because you are all resilient! .I’ve enjoyed watching you grow! ❤️ Carpe Diem! Mrs. Tate
Seniors and 8th graders—the last day to submit an application for the Booster Club Scholarships is Monday, June 1.
8th grade parents: The deadline for pictures to be submitted for publication in the Franklin County Gazette is this Friday. I still need pictures of 5 students. PLEASE get these submitted by Friday morning or your student will not be featured in the newspaper. You may email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be posting the teachers honors videos to our Facebook Page starting today. Thank You,
Seniors Cap and Gowns may be picked up Wednesday from 9 to 12 if a student owes a fee to the school or has not returned a uniform they will not be allowed to pick up their cap and gown. National Honor Society members needs to bring ten dollars for their honors stole.
Seniors! Just a reminder that voting for the Bill Morris Scholarship ends tomorrow! Get those votes email to Mrs. Webb ASAP. Mrs. Webb’s email is email@example.com
Reminder! Parents of 8th graders—don’t forget to submit a picture of your student to be published in the Franklin County Gazette! Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Freshman Registration Materials. Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17QfFUUQbOjJrBDFdvMjYFZphLGWutZI-M2GO5tIT724/edit Paper Form: https://5il.co/g39n Advisement Book: https://5il.co/f4gy Graduation Requirements: https://5il.co/87wv
Dental Safari will be at Thompsonville Schools on March 4, 2021. Dental Safari will be providing dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants as needed for students in PreK-12 grade. The State of Illinois requires a dental exam to be on file for all K, 2nd, 6th and 9th graders. To sign up, please visit www.dentalsafariforms.com and complete the online form directly from your smart device.
Important! Parents of 8th graders! The Franklin County Gazette is wanting to highlight 8th graders in an upcoming newspaper. Please send me a photo of your student that you want to have published in the paper. These photos should be similar to a school picture. The photo MUST come from the parent’s email address so I can be sure parent approval is given. I need these pictures by Tuesday, May 19. Please email to Miss Chiaventone At email@example.com
Seniors! FFA Alumni scholarships are due by June 1. FFA members submit your applications to Mr. Jones. Non-FFA members submit your applications to Miss Chiaventone.
Seniors and 8th graders! Just a reminder you have until June 1 to get your applications in for the Booster Club scholarships!
Parents of 8th Graders! It has come to my attention that some students and/or parents may not have access to view the Virtual Freshman Orientation via Facebook. If you are in this situation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make arrangements to get you this information.
8th Graders! Please join Mr. Harris and Miss Chiaventone this Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for Virtual Freshman Orientation. We will be going live on the school's Facebook page to share information related to HS and answer any questions you may have. Click the link to view the flyer for this event! https://5il.co/g1dy
Seniors! Each year the senior class awards a scholarship in the memory of Mr. Bill Morris. This year the scholarship is worth $250. Please email the name of a senior (do not vote for yourself) you feel is deserving of this scholarship to Mrs. Webb at email@example.com by this Friday, May 15.
Each May, High Schools around Southern Illinois recognize their top six seniors at the SISHSA banquet. We would like to recognize our top six seniors for their outstanding achievements in academics. Top row (L to R): Bailey Julian, Mackenzie Crisel, and Emma Dixon. Bottom row (L to R): Aislinn Nugent, Ashley Jackson, and Baily Lampley.
Freshman! Your registration forms for your sophomore year are now ready to be completed. Please do your best to complete the online form. I have also included a link to a paper copy that you may print out and mail in. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you need me to call you to discuss classes. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1r8ucwF94Pjv8UocUQVX4HiOd4isD3aUQoPutIz1oWLs/edit Paper Copy: https://5il.co/fwqm
Seniors! I am needing the names and amounts of any and all scholarships you have received this year. I know most of them, but I don’t want to miss anything. Please email this information to me at email@example.com.
Sophomores! Don't forget to submit your registration forms for your junior year classes. If I do not receive a form, you may not get the electives of your choice! Here is the link again for those who missed the first post: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RkEyOsEWG9PST6R2b6hpOfDdQ7zQPNr0mWVT94qkF_g/edit
May 20th will be the last day for our food deliveries.
Mrs. Boyt's Students--Answer keys for Week 2 are posted on the website under Mrs. Boyt's name.
Senior Spotlight! Ashley Jackson, daughter of Keith and Amanda Jackson. Ashley's favorite HS memory is Homecoming week and winning class wars 2 years in a row. Ashley plans to attend Southern Illinois University, majoring in Radiologic Sciences with a specialization in Radiation Therapy, triple minoring in Health Care Management, Long Term Care Administration, and Health Information and Informatics Management. Congrats Ashley!
Sophomores! Your registration forms for your junior year are now ready to be completed. Please do your best to complete the online form. I have also included a link to a paper copy that you may print out and mail in. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you need me to call you to discuss classes. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RkEyOsEWG9PST6R2b6hpOfDdQ7zQPNr0mWVT94qkF_g/edit Paper Copy: https://5il.co/fo80
Seniors and 8th graders! The deadline for the Booster Club scholarships have been extended to next Friday, May 8. Here are the applications again for those who may have missed the first post. Email completed applications or questions to me at email@example.com.
Seniors! We do have your caps and gowns in. We are committed to having a graduation ceremony as soon as allowed. We are also discussing alternative graduation ideas if we are not able to hold a traditional ceremony. We will keep you updated! Thank You,
When turning in homework each week please double check to make sure your name is on it and it would also be helpful if you would put the teachers name on it as well. Thank You,
Juniors! Just a reminder to complete your senior class registration form ASAP. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org is you need a copy mailed to you.
The Thompsonville School community would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family of Trapcats team member Tyler Anderson and the Galatia School community. We are so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Harris and Miss Chiaventone will be available by phone Monday from 9:00-12:00 for any student that may need to talk.
Senior Spotlight! Leah Davis is the daughter of Chris and Theresa Davis. Leah's favorite HS memory is beating Trico to win softball regionals her freshman year. Leah will be attending Rend Lake College on a softball scholarship, studing Elementary Education. She plans to transfter to SIUC to complete her teahcer's certification.
Mrs. Boyt's Students! Answer keys for week 1 of remote learning are posted under her name on the documents sections of the website, along with graphing grids that you may need.
Juniors! Your registration forms for your senior year are now ready to be completed. Please do your best to complete the online form. I have also included a link to a paper copy that you may print out and mail in. Please contact me at email@example.com with questions or if you need me to call you to discuss classes. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P83aQ2xUonov_fnc2CVofWSs2iJTmrdxtK9U2Iz3vOY/edit Paper Copy: https://5il.co/ff8z
Senior Spotlight! Bailey Crisp, daughter of Jeff and Tobey Crisp. Bailey's favorite HS memory is her time spent on the volleyball court as a Thompsonville Tiger. Bailey will be attending Wabash Valley College on a volleyball scholarship and plans to earn an Associate's in Arts and Sciences degree. Congratulations Bailey!
Congratulations to Seth Clark and Ava Isaacs on acceptance to the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University and the receipt of a $2,000 scholarship. Way to go!
Current Junior and Seniors: RLC has another FREE dual-credit course offered beginning May 4. Register at the following: https://rlc.coursestorm.com/course/nursing-aide-skills1
Any of Ms. Culbreth's 6th grade reading students who are working toward the Six Flags ticket have a few more days to meet the goal. If you have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grading will be completed each week. Students who complete remote learning work will receive a score of 5/5 each week. Students who do not complete work will receive an incomplete. All second semester grades will start with the 3rd quarter grade and either stay the same or increase based on successful completion of remote learning. K-8 students: Your 4th quarter grade will start with the 3rd quarter grade and increase based on successful completion of remote learning.
All of the packets have been uploaded to the app and website. You can download them from there. Click on Documents and then district. From there find your teachers name and the files will be there.
Seniors--we are still waiting on a few of you to submit information for the senior spotlights. Please complete this form-and attach a photo of yourself-ASAP. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TMnPiZSORK4UOz3RWbYNCWF6VQuEcYzM77F6jNxEL90/edit
The last day of school is Tuesday, May 26. All books MUST be returned on this date. Report Cards will be mailed in early June. A Report Card will not be sent until books are received.
Turn In Dates for Packets: 9:00-12:00 April 13, Due April 20 April 20, Due April 27 April 27, Due May 4 May 4, Due May 11 May 11, Due May 18 May 18, Due Tuesday May 26
Junior high students - if you received a notification letter about your poem and have questions email Ms. Culbreth at email@example.com. Don't forget to mail the letter back on time. Congratulations! We are so proud of you!
Students and Parents: Any items remaining in lockers must be picked up this Monday, 4/20 between 8:00-3:00. K-5 supplies not previously picked up remain bagged in the elementary hallway. This will be the last opportunity to pick up items remaining in the building.
Monday’s 4/20 Packets, for the students will be for the remainder of the year. Your students should end up with several weeks of work left. The drop off will be on Monday’s from 9-12 starting the 27th for the 20ths packets. Also you can email your homework back to your teachers if you choose. You will be able to download packets as well off of our website and app.
Seniors! We are starting a Senior Spotlight event to recognize the Class of 2020. Complete the information at the link below & upload a photo of yourself to the form. Please share this post! . https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TMnPiZSORK4UOz3RWbYNCWF6VQuEcYzM77F6jNxEL90/edit
Incoming freshman! Stay tuned for details regarding freshman orientation and registration. We should information for you very soon! You may also begin looking at the course catalog. https://5il.co/f4gy
High School Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors! It is time to think about registration for next year's courses. We will be completing registration forms online this year. These will be posted next week. For now, please look over the updated course catalog. https://5il.co/f4gy
Current Juniors and Seniors! RLC has a FREE dual-credit course available online, beginning in a few weeks.No testing is required for the course.Please read the attached letter and register for the course here: https://rlc.coursestorm.com/course/career-exploration-in-healthcare
Past graduates of Thompsonville who are studying a healthcare related field—the Franklin County Auxillary has a new scholarship that you may be eligible for. The application can be found here: https://www.franklinhospital.net/docs/Franklin_Hospital_Auxiliary_Mr_A_Scholarship_Continuning_Healthcare_Education.pdf
Options for returning packets: 1) Scan and email packet to teacher 2) Take picture of answers and email to teacher 3) Mail packets Thompsonville School 4) Put completed packets in totes in front of school—these will be out each Monday and labeled K-4; 5-8; and HS. Please contact us with any questions.
SENIORS!! Please email your senior pictures to Lisa McClerren. firstname.lastname@example.org Please spread the word and share this. Thank you!
Kindergarten screenings have been cancelled for April 24. They will not be rescheduled this year.
If you have an iPhone or iPad you actually have a scanner! If you are planning to scan any work to your teachers you can use the ‘Notes App’. Open a new note, press the camera button, the option to scan document will pop up. Once the document is scanned, you can email it with less data than a photo.
Ms. Culbreth is excited to announce that several junior high poets have been chosen to have their poetry published! Due to our unique situation this school year, students should watch for more information in the mail. Congratulations to our poets!
We have all the packets uploaded on the school web page and the app. Go to documents, then click on district, and then find your student's teachers name. Some teachers teach more than one subject so you may have to sift through the material and find what you need.
Please continue monitoring our App and Social Media for information. Thank you!
HS Students can come up starting at 8:30 today 4/13 to get what they need and pick up packets if they choose to do so.
Our Lunch Services Start back up this week. We will be only having it two days a week from now on. On Monday you will either pick up or have delivered two breakfasts and two lunches. Wednesday you have have three of each that will either be picked up or delivered.
Sophomores: Mrs. Shires has assigned The Giver, by Lois Lowry, to be read for Remote Learning. Juniors: Mrs. Shires has assigned The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, to be read for Remote Learning. Both classes have packets to complete along with the readings. Books may be picked up Monday, 1:00-3:00 OR can be found at these links: The Giver: https://www.academia.edu/28691525/The_Giver The Crucible: https://wiki.uiowa.edu/download/attachments/184886812/Crucible%20Script.pdf?api=v2
Remote Learning Update: The method used to contact your student’s teacher may have changed. This is due to social distancing recommendations. Beginning Monday, all K-8 parents will be receiving a phone call from your child’s homeroom teachers to determine how best to communicate with you and your child during remote learning. HS Students and Parents: Please see the attachment for how to best let your teacher know how to contact you. If emailing a teacher for assistance, please provide a parent’s phone number for a return phone call. If anyone has any trouble reaching your student’s teacher, please contact Mr. Harris or Ms. Chiaventone.
Just a reminder: Remote learning packets will be available online and for pickup Monday, 04/13. Grades K-5: 8:00-10:00; Grades 6-8: 10:30-12:30; HS: 1:00-3:00. Students needing books should pick these up during the assigned time slot. See attached pictures to determine which students need books. K-5 students do NOT need textbooks to complete packets. You may return your packet the following Monday OR you may email the answers to your student’s teacher either by taking pictures of the document or scanning it. If you need your packet mailed, please contact Mr. Harris or Ms. Chiaventone or call the school Monday.
8th Graders: The Booster Club 8th Grade Award is available. Please type the required information (name, activities, etc) onto a Google Doc and send that information along with the essay (on a separate page) to me at email@example.com. If you do not know your GPA, I can complete that for you. Contact me with questions.
Seniors: The Booster Club Scholarship is available. Please type the required information (name, activities, etc) onto a Google Doc and send that information along with the essay (on a separate page) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not know your GPA, I can complete that for you. Contact me with questions.
The remote learning explanation can be found under Documents on the school app and web page as well as social media.
We are waiting on ISBE to give us guidance on things going forward. As of now our most recent up to date information has us coming back to school after the spring break which will be Monday April 13th. Continue to monitor social media and the website for new information.
Just a reminder to keep checking the app and social media for updates. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!
Thompsonville Schools food delivery scheduled dates are 3/25, 3/27, 3/30, 4/1, and 4/3. If you are wanting on the list you can call the school or email email@example.com
Thompsonville Schools will not be delivering meals the week of April 6th through the 10th. The First Baptist Church has offered to provide meals for students in need that week. If you want meals that week please call (618) 627-2228 and let them know.
Thompsonville Office will be open starting tomorrow from 9am to 12pm.
Staff and Parents: Please complete this technology survey. All responses are anonymous. Thank You! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW5C9R_zxMhHxdGoQDDP5qlt9NDAFkPf96JVEN4Ue4zV6_ug/viewform?usp=sf_link
Just a reminder that food deliveries start at 10:45 and pick up starts at 11:am. Today, Wednesday, and Friday. For the Week of the 23rd.
Just to remind everyone that our food delivery will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the week of March 23rd.
Students receiving speech and language services from Mrs. Unger--a speech e-learning plan has been posted for you on the website and app. This is located with all other teacher files and at this link: https://5il.co/dxjm
Dual Credit students in English 1102, Sociology, and Music Appreciation--you should be receiving instructions from your RLC professors regarding these courses. If you have not heard from your RLC professor, please email Miss Chiaventone a firstname.lastname@example.org and she will contact RLC.
Just a reminder that this work does not have to be turned in and it will not be taken as a grade. However, it will be good for all students to keep their minds in school mode.
Please do not forget that you are able to email your teacher directly from the school app if you have any questions. Thank You!
The Middle School and HS Teachers may have several things under their name for all of their classes. Most of the work should be labeled for each subject inside the folder. So you may need to scroll down to find your grade level for that teacher.
In order to clear any confusion, the only school events cancelled are those between March 17 and March 30. All other events after these dates, including graduations, are currently proceeding as scheduled.
If you need to contact the office we will have someone here to answer calls from 9am to 1pm on school days.
Thompsonville Schools Food Plan. This Week 3/17 and 3/19 the students who have notified the school can pick up food from 11:00 to 11:30. You will be given two breakfasts and two lunches on each day. Deliveries will start at 10:45. If you have not been contacted please contact the school.
On Monday the 16th Students will be allowed to access the school from 10:00am to 12pm to get any essential items that may have been left in lockers or desks. Also medicines in the nurses office.
There will be no volleyball game Monday the 16th.
Thompsonville Schools will be cancelled starting Monday the 16th thru Friday the 27th. Please share this info.