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...

CAPSS Award Recipients

Thompson students recognized for excellence in and out of the classroom KILLINGLY – Praised for their work in and out of the classroom, six Thompson students were recognized Tuesday night for their service and leadership in the community, actions that make them role models for other students. Fourth grade students June Ferraro and Eric Levesque, eighth graders Emma Carpenter and Lance Groh, and Tourtellotte Memorial High School senior Sophia Prouty were presented certificates of excellence during the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents ceremony at Killingly High School. TMHS Senior Cody Trudeau, Thompson’s sixth award recipient, was unable to attend the event. “These students – whether they realize it or not – make an impact leading by example in both their school and in the community,” said Thompson Superintendent Michael Jolin. “They’re great students, but they’re also great kids. These awards are based on community service and service to others; academic prowess, and leadership service to the school community.” The Superintendents Student Award Recognition Program is designed to allow superintendents to move beyond the academic achiever who routinely receives recognition, and to use their discretion and understanding of the students to recognize students who go beyond academic achievement. June Ferraro takes after the two women she was named after who demonstrated all of the qualities and values of a role model and leader. Through her actions of kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity and hard work, June leads by example and is following in the footsteps of her namesake. She takes pride in her endeavors both in and outside of the classroom and always puts forth her best effort. She has a...

TMHS Veterans Day Commemoration

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION To honor those men and women living in the Thompson community that have served our country, the students and faculty at Tourtellotte Memorial High School had a Veterans Day Commemoration.  The students asked questions about the veterans’ experiences and the veterans shared their...

TMHS’s Leadership Team

The  Leadership Team consists of students that have shown leadership potential or hold leadership positions in the school.  As part of the Leadership Team, students participate in leadership, communication, and team-building field trips, activities, and workshops.  Members then use their training to lead Tourtellotte’s clubs and organizations, school-wide initiatives, and productive classroom experiences.  Members of the team learn valuable life skills that will encourage the leading of Tourtellotte students in a positive direction.  In this way, members of the Leadership Team are also prepared to continue to take on leadership roles beyond high school. A major subcommittee of the TMHS Leadership Team is the Student Council.  The Student Council consists of all class officers.  The Student Council meets bi-weekly with administration to discuss student views and recommendations on school issues.  The administration and faculty then takes student views into consideration when making decisions for Tourtellotte. In 2016 members of the Student Leadership Team also became members of the Promotion Committee, a formerly faculty-only committee.  They have given their voice to the new student recognition programs, The TMHS Student Spotlight and Tiger Shout-outs.  These students were also involved in the revision of the TMHS behavioral expectations. Major roles of the Student Leadership Team include planning spirit events and conducting service activities.  Some of its major spirit activities include planning pep rallies, spirit weeks, and the Homecoming Dance.  The TMHS Student leadership Team serves the community through its “Trick or Treat for Canned Goods” and “Tags for Tots and Teens” during the holidays, as well as a blood drive for the American Red Cross.  The TMHS Student Leadership Team is actively...