TMHS Music Department Goes To Broadway

The TMHS Music Department and Drama Club members traveled to New York City to experience an authentic learning opportunity in which music, theater, dancing and city living comes together~BROADWAY! 80 students and parents were treated to a double decker coach bus (with a glass ceiling perfect to view the skyscrapers!), a question and answer session with two cast members from The Phantom of The Opera Show at Chelsea Studios, first hand views of Manhattan, lunch in Times Square, and balcony seats to watch The Phantom of the Opera show in the Majestic Theater! A fabulous time was had by all in attendance! Attending any type of live musical performance is beneficial in the development of the students’ overall musicality and active listening skills. It also provides a model of real world musical expectations from professionals in the musical field. This type of authentic musical exposure can inspire us all to strive for our dreams, try our best to fulfill those dreams, and understand the know how to make those dreams a...

Author Visits Thompson Midde School

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, the fifth grade was treated to a visit from author Tamra Wight.  Mrs. Wight spoke to the students about her book series Cooper and Packrat.  She talked about how she gets her inspiration for her stories and then uses details and descriptions to create a picture for her readers.  She showed the students many wildlife pictures and how she used them in her stories. The students enjoyed participating in a descriptive writing activity using adjectives. Tamra had a fishing vest with many pockets.  Students were chosen to put the vest on and pick a pocket.  The other students in the group then had to describe the object to the student without using the name.  This was a very enjoyable activity and one that many of the teachers will be using again. Students can find copies of Tamra’s books in our middle school...