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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. ‼️
🏀 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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! email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Non FFA members should email their applications to Ms. Chiaventone at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.
Reminder there is no school tomorrow the 13th for students. Thank You!
Due to today's chance of severe weather we are canceling tonight's volleyball game and it will be rescheduled next week.
‼️5th-8th grade boys that played basketball need to turn in their bags, uniforms, practice jersey, & warm up to Mrs. Wissinger tomorrow (3/12). ‼️
Reminder No School on This Friday the 13th!!!
Seniors! A final reminder that scholarships for the Franklin Hospital Auxillary and the Illinois Sheriff's Association are due in Ms. Chiaventone's office tomorrow!
Seniors: Applications for the Galatia Basscats Jerry Burlison Memorial Scholarship are available in Miss Chiaventone's Office. This scholarship is open to any senior attending a technical/trade program or college/university. You do not have to be a Basscats member to apply.
Congrats to Emma Dixon on being awarded the AFGE LOCAL 2343 2020 Kenneth Gabbard Scholarship!
Congratulations to Ashley Jackson on being awarded the SIUC Chancellor’s Scholarship. This award covers tuition, fees, and room & board for four years.
Just a reminder that today is a 2:00 dismissal at Thompsonville schools.
Seniors! Just a reminder that scholarship applications for the various Franklin Hospital awards AND the Illinois Sheriff's Department are due in Miss Chiaventone's office next Wednesday, March 11.
Read Across American Day! *1st Grades Reading Award Winners! *Book Winners! *Door Winner!
❌❌ There has been a time change for the softball meeting tomorrow night. It is at 5 pm. Sorry for the confusion. ❌❌
‼️ The softball meeting for high school girls has been moved to the following night - Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm. It will be held at Galatia High School. ‼️
There is a parent/player meeting Monday, March 2 @ 6 pm for any high school girl interested in playing softball. The meeting will be held at Galatia High School. All players must have a physical on file to begin practicing.
Congratulations to the junior high varsity Scholar Bowl team for their win over Christopher today!!
The FFA Alumni and HS Cheerleaders will be drawing for each groups raffle Friday the 21st at our last home basketball game. If you have not got a ticket for those two raffles you can purchase them at the game. These raffles help our students! Thank you!
Summer Baseball and Softball signups will be having another chance to sign up this Friday the 21st from 5p to 7p at the pavilion.
No School for Students on 2/14/20! Happy Valentines Day! and enjoy your long weekend!
Seniors: Scholarships are available through People's National Bank. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions.
Seniors: Scholarships are available through the Illinois Odd Fellow-Rebekah scholarship. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions. https://ioof-il.org/programs/scholarships/
Seniors: Scholarships are available through the Illinois Masonic Children's Assistance Program. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions.
Seniors: Scholarships are available through Legence Bank. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions. https://www.legencebank.com/about/scholarships.html
Seniors: Scholarships are available through Farm Credit of Illinois. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions. https://farmcreditil.com/About/community-engagement/Scholarships
Seniors: A scholarship is available through the Illinois Conservation Foundation. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions. https://ilconservation.org/What-We-Do/Scholarships
Dental Safari forms for appointments on March 6 are being sent home today to eligible students. These forms must be returned to Nurse Head by February 28 for an appointment. Please contact Nurse Head with any questions.
Just a reminder that outside deliveries to students at school are not allowed, per the handbook. This includes any items that may be delivered for Valentine's Day, such as balloons, flowers, etc.
Seniors entering an agriculture field--You are eligible to apply for the Franklin County Farm Bureau Scholarship. See Ms. Chiaventone for details.
Thompsonville HS Basketball has a home game on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 pm.
Summer League Baseball and Softball Sign Ups will be in the Commons Area at the School from 9am to 12pm on Saturday February 8th.
Seniors--Apply today for the High School Super Senior scholarship! https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000116/high-school-super-senior-scholarship/
Seniors: A scholarship is available through Crosswalk Community Action Agency. See Ms. Chiaventone to determine if you are eligible to apply.
The Jr. High boys will play Crab Orchard at Hardin Co tomorrow night (1/29). The bus will leave at 5:30.
Seniors: Just a reminder to request your Letters of Recommendation for scholarships ASAP! Please do not wait until the last minute to request these.
Seniors! There are numerous scholarships available from the Franklin Hospital Auxiliary in Ms. Chiaventone's office. Everyone entering a healthcare field should apply!
National Honor Society candidates: Applications are due to Ms. Chiaventone by the end of the day Friday, January 24!
Here is the Link to Be a Super Hero in the Kitchen. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fsuperherointhekitchen.com%2F2020%2F01%2F21%2Fits-a-superhero-cooking-class%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1-B93k2RMgJpQZnRQOHavjuLOnfErUEkfEnmm2I7E9j-N-XotTsxHBmPw&h=AT1fveiaqd2b2OEEY3F1kUCUBLIpY_G4m81g0fffpsH0--w_JN7RhDF87GoQY_VIv3X9xERs0qxy83DWqxk-6gXcdTmCuPDEv4SnWV1izZpFKmY0VIrjO7h0-pqj4WdR8UWk
Seniors interested in the nursing field: Applications for the Peg Edwards Nursing Scholarship are in Ms. Chiaventone's office. Everyone interested in a career in nursing should apply!
The Jr. High boys will leave at 4:15 to play at Hardin Co. tonight..
Congrats to Ashley Jackson on being named a Horatio Alger State Scholar and the receipt of a $10,000 scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association. We are proud of you!
Congratulations to the junior high varsity Scholar Bowl team for their win over Gallatin County today!!
The ROE will be here on January 30th to register students who will be 18 on or before November 3rd, 2020. Students should have a drivers license on that day if they intend to register to vote. Thank you!
The jr. high boys will leave at 4:45 for their game at Akin tonight.
Students in Grades 8, 10 and 12 will be completing the Illinois Youth Survey the week of February 3. Parents-if you do not want your student to participate, please sign and return the linked letter with your student. https://iys.cprd.illinois.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_178052/File/2020/Parent%20Notification%20English%200723.pdf
It is that time of year again. The 5 Essential Survey is out. If you have a minute or two and you are a parent/guardian. We would appreciate you filling it out. Thank you. Here is the link. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Second grade enjoyed learning about static electricity today with Science Club!
A former graduate of Thompsonville is now a published author. She has written a children's cookbook. Congratulations Donna (Barnes) Glass. I am attaching the link to the book here and a picture of Donna. https://amzn.to/38Py6zx Thompsonville Schools is very proud of you!
Seniors: Scholarships are available from the GFWC IL Federation of Women's Clubs. Please see Miss Chiaventone with any questions. https://gfwcillinois.org/gfwc-il-scholarship-information/
Seniors: Scholarships are available from the Illinois School Counseling Association. See Miss Chiaventone with any questions! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF7wuW06FxDSvFKPpLMdhkBbscAfhxUS12rvUGXLkwnBVV_w/viewform
Seniors: A scholarship is available from the SIU Credit Union. Please see Miss Chiaventone with any questions! https://siucu.org/about/scholarship/
The ASVAB test will be administered on Tuesday, January 14. See Miss Chiaventone to sign up.
Just a reminder that we will get out at 11:30 today the 20th. School will resume January 6th, 2020. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Thompsonville Schools!
Just a reminder that our K-4 Christmas Program is tomorrow night 12/17 starting at 6pm in the gym!
The Thompsonville High School Cheerleaders are excited to announce our fundraiser!! We are having a raffle. 1st prize will be a 4 or 5 night Bahamas or Caribbean cruise plus $1000 cash. 2nd prize will be $500 cash. Tickets are $25 each and only 350 tickets will be sold. The winner will be drawn at the last home basketball game on February 21, 2020. If you would like tickets please see any of the high school cheerleaders, Lacey or Maddie. We will also be selling tickets starting Saturday at each home game through February. Thank you all for your support!!
Big shoutout to Mrs. Lacey Cooksey and Miss Maddie Miller for doing such an amazing job organizing the homecoming events for the students! They had a great day! 👏
Homecoming game tonight 12/13. Come out and support the Tigers. JV tip off is at 6pm.
Congratulations to the JV Scholar Bowl team for their win over Akin today!!!
Mrs. Webb’s class is helping with the food drive!
We have our class winners for the highest attendance average for the month of November. They will receive a pizza party on the 18th. For the high school the Juniors won with an average attendance rate of 97.43% and the 5th grade won in the grade school with an average of 98.36%
Just a reminder there is 2:00 pm dismissal today Tuesday the 26th.
Correction- The middle school boys’ basketball game at Crab Orchard has been rescheduled for Monday, December 9 @Crab Orchard.
Just a reminder that there is a 2:00 p.m. dismissal tomorrow Tuesday the 26th!
Seniors: Any student interested in pursuing a career in the technical or vocational fields should see me to apply for the N.G. Cowen Scholarship.
Seniors: If you are planning to enter a career in the agriculture, food systems, or environmental resources area, there is a scholarship available through Farm Credit of Illinois. Please see me to apply.
Thanks to all who attended Blue and White night this past Friday. The Booster Club made $550 dollars off of Tshirt sales. The HS Cheerleaders made $325 dollars off of concessions. The grade school basketball girls made $1300 dollars off of bbq sales. Thank you again!
Don't forget Blue and White Night is this Friday, November 15th at 7:00-9:00. The jr high girls' basketball team will be hosting a bbq dinner at 5:30. The high school cheerleaders will be selling concessions throughout the night. Get more info from Booster Club Facebook Page.
Due to school being cancelled, the MS Boys basketball game for tomorrow is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
There will be no school Tuesday November 12th due to inclement weather. Be careful and stay warm!
Reminder there is no school on Monday November 11th as we celebrate Veterans' Day!
Thank you to the staff and students for your flexibility during the power outage. Thank you to Papa John's and Domino's for providing pizza for the HS and MS on short notice and to our kitchen staff for ensuring grades 1-5 were provided a hot lunch today.
The phones are down right now and half of our power is out. Everyone is fine at school.
Congratulations to Aislinn Nugent on being accepted Early Decision to Baylor University and the receipt of a scholarship worth $64,000. We are proud of you!
Just a reminder that the students will be getting out at 2pm today, Thursday the 7th. Parent/Teacher conferences will start at 3pm. Thank You!
🔵⚪️ The Jr. Lady Tigers are selling tickets to the Blue & White Night dinner on Nov 15 from 5:30 to 7 in the cafeteria. Triple E BBQ will be catering. The girls are raising money for new team uniforms. If you’re interested in buying tickets you can find a player, stop by the office or ask Coach Wissinger. We are encouraging everyone to buy tickets before Blue & White Night as there will be a limited number at the door. Thank you for your support! 🏀 🐯
Just a reminder that we have 2pm dismissal today and Parent/Teacher conferences start at 3. We will also have Hidden in Plain Sight will be here at 4 in the library. Please try to stop by there. Very informative!
High school girls will have basketball practice starting Monday, November 4 3:30-5:30.
Starting November 4th we will be monitoring each class's attendance. The class who has the highest attendance each month will receive a pizza party. We will have one winning class from K-8th and one winning class in the high school.