Welcome Future Timberwolves!

  • Welcome Future Timberwolves,

    I am your future school counselor and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and make you aware of some important upcoming dates. We will be having a TMS Showcase and Open House on March 22nd at 5:30. The evening will start off with a presentation for incoming students.  If you are unable to attend, this presentation will be available online.  

    On March 22nd, you will also be receiving an email with a link to the course request form.  You will have between March 22- March 31st to fill out this form.  You can fill out this form as many times as you would like, and I will take the most recent request when scheduling you for next year.   If you have questions about the course request process, I will be holding virtual office hours on Tuesday, March 28th from 9 -11 am and 2-4pm. 

    I look forward to working with you and your family throughout middle school.   


Course Selection

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    • Middle School course options: This will be discussed in more detail at a later date,  however, we wanted to give you all a little information regarding our advanced and accelerated options. Your student will take 6 classes at TMS: Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education and an Elective course (options still TBD).
            • Language Arts 6: All 6th grade students will take Language Arts 6 and will have the opportunity to pursue the Advanced Language Arts curriculum. Teachers will review the criteria for this class within the first week of school and students/parents will have the opportunity to decide if they would like to challenge themselves and enroll in this program. Upon completion of the requirements, student’s transcripts will be changed to reflect an “Advanced LA6” course title.
            • Accelerated Math 6: Thomspon Middle School does not offer an advanced pathway for math, however, we do offer an accelerated pathway. Accelerated Math is different from Advanced Math in that it does not go deeper into math standards, it simply moves at a much faster pace. 6th grade Accelerated Math will cover all of 6th grade standards and half of 7th grade standards. By 8th grade, accelerated students will be taking the advanced version of Math 1 (freshman level math). Students will be placed in Accelerated Math 6 by their iReady math scores in 5th grade. Students who place in the top 20% (80th percentile or higher) in window 2 or 3 of this test will be automatically enrolled in this course.