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...

TMS Veterans Day Assembly

On Thursday, November 10, 2016, members of the TMS Student Council under the advisement of Mrs. Morrison and TMS Band and Chorus under the direction of Mr. Leclerc, organized a Veteran’s Day assembly for students, faculty and staff and members of the community.  Special thanks to the Veterans from the community who were in attendance and for Brandon Ballageron for speaking to the audience on the importance of Veteran’s Day and what it means to be a...

11th Annual Quinebaug Valley Middle School Music Festival

Twenty students from TMS recently participated in the 11th annual Quinebaug Valley Middle School Music Festival. This year’s festival was held on November 7th and 9th at Putnam Middle School. The QVMSMF was created in 2006 by music teachers in northeastern Connecticut. These educators sought an opportunity for students to perform in an honors group without the pressure of an audition. In place of the audition, students are nominated based on attitude, effort, musicianship, and contributions to their school’s music program. The festival is a collaborative effort of the music teachers from Ashford, Brooklyn, Griswold, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, the Rectory School, Thompson, and Woodstock. The band and chorus consisted of almost 100 students each. Mr. Leclerc would like to congratulate this year’s Thompson Middle School participants! From the band: Katalyna Adams, Emily Carita, Brayden Cutler, Kerrigan LaCasse, Kaitlyn Lamontagne, Alyssa Rice, Hannah Siegmund, Vincent Senecal, and Makayla Tackson. From the chorus: David Britland, Cole Coderre, Boston Daniels, Keiran Olewnik, Makenzie Radegue, Isabelle Shead, Yalecia Snow, Kaylee Tackson, Nicholas Walker, Lindsey Worster, and Samantha...