Read Across America Day!

  On March 2nd, 2017, Mrs. Groh and Ms. Monahan’s 6th grade classes celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Throughout the day, students were able to enjoy many guest readers that visited Thompson Middle School grade 6 classrooms.  The morning started with Tourtellotte Memorial High School gym teacher Mrs. Ten eyck who shared a favorite story that she loves to read to her son.  Mary R. Fisher Elementary School Principal Nov Beltram also shared one of her favorite stories. Thompson Middle School basketball coach, Mr. Jay Azar chose a favorite of his as well. Thompson Middle School’s Nurse Ann read Rhyme with Lyme and gave a mini lesson on lyme disease. Throughout the day, current as well as former educators, came to read. Long-time retired educator Mr. Jewell and Mr. Jim Lucason came out of retirement to read to our students.  Thompson Middle School’s Principal Mr. Chris Scott, as well as Thompson Middle School’s assistant principal Mr. Larry Prentiss also shared a story. Mr. Joe Lindley, who currently serves on the Board of Education, and has published four of his own books, shared with our students some of the books he is the author of. Trooper Cody Picard, a former Thompson School student, that now serves and protects in law enforcement, came back to read in his former 6th grade class. What an honor that was to have him return to his grade 6 classroom!!!  We also had a couple grandparents of our 6th graders, Mrs. Canty and Mr. and Mrs. Thebeau join our class. The end of the day wrapped up with the Putnam Science...

TMHS Student Spotlight for March

Tourtellotte Memorial High School Student Spotlight for the Month of March This year, Tourtellotte Memorial High School has begun a new recognition program called the TMHS Student Spotlight of the month. Each month, a TMHS student will be recognized for outstanding achievement, character, leadership, attitude, and/or contributions to the school and community. March’s Student Spotlight honoree is senior Anne Nyland.  Anne contributes to her community in a number of significant ways.  A member of the Cross-Country and Track teams, Anne was also the captain of both teams.  Of the experience, Anne says, “It was my goal to be the best I could be. I wanted to be a good example to my teammates by pushing myself and making sure they were always ready to run with good vibes.” Another important way that Anne has contributed to her community is through her work with TMHS’s annual Homelessness Awareness event.  Anne says, “Over the last four years, I have been very involved with the homelessness awareness event that occurs annually for TEEG. I believe that homelessness is a major issue in our communities and I wanted to help. I raised over $2,000 for this event by walking door-to-door, asking people of our community to contribute to this cause. This was an eye-opening experience.”  Anne continues to contribute by volunteering at TEEG’s food pantry and at her church. Anne was nominated for the Spotlight honor by junior Jordon Sroczenski.   In her nomination, Jordon writes, “Anne has the greatest work ethic and attitude of anyone I know.  No matter what she is struggling with personally, Anne is determined and is always smiling.  She...

TMS PTO PJ’s Day

The TMS PTO recently collected new or gently used books for the Children’s Ward at a local hospital.  The TMS students really stepped up and brought in a book to donate for the privilege of wearing their PJs on the last half day, February 17th.  Thank you to the TMS PTO for their altruistic efforts and thank you to the TMS...

Junior Achievement Program

Mrs. Kinsella’s 4th grade class working with Mrs. Tupaj’s students who volunteer as part of the Junior Achievement program. These high school students come down and work with 4th graders twice a month. Junior Achievement is an organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. More specifically, 4th grade students are introduced to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a...