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  •                                           Spring Formal

    Dear Parents and Guardians of the TMS Class of 2018,

                                    We are excited to announce that after many years without, we are finally bringing back a Semi-Formal Dance for our 8th grade class.  The dance will be held on June 1st from 7:00pm-9:00pm.  The 8th graders have been requesting this dance (it feels like) since they came to TMS in the 5th grade, and we are thrilled to be able to move forward with this event.  Our goal is that every 8th grade student will attend.  This brings us to the reason for this letter.   We would like to offer everyone the opportunity to attend, and we would like to be able to provide a modest yet exciting event…this of course takes money.  We are going to charge $5.00 per ticket in hopes that this will defer the cost for some of the things we would like to do (a dessert bar, a photo booth, favors, etc.)  We know that many 8th graders will be able to contribute, but we are also aware that many will struggle with funds to attend the dance as well as funds to acquire the appropriate semi-formal attire that will be required.  At this time we are requesting donations of any amount to help make this event the best it can be.  Please note that we realize that not everyone is willing or able to donate, but if you are able it would be much appreciated.  We will accept cash or checks (made payable to Thompson Middle School).  Donations can be turned in to Lindsey Cruff in Room 115 or Beth Raffa in Room 108.  We are really looking forward to a fun and memorable event for our 8th graders.  We will miss them next year and want to send them off with a wonderful memory of their 8th grade year!


    Lindsey Cruff,     Beth Raffa     and     Dave Viera

    (TMS Student Council Advisors)    (Newport Community School)

    Phone: (401) 847-1493

  • Summer Boatbuilding Earn& Learn Program 

    The Newport Area Career and Tech Center (NACTC) in partnership with Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) is offering the popular "Earn While You Learn" boatbuilding program incorporating work experience, career exploration, leadership development, mentoring, creativity and job readiness. This program is open to youth between 14-16 years old who have expressed an interest in the marine trade or boatbuilding industry.  


    Dates: July 9th-- to August 2ndMonday-Thursday8:30-2:00 (students must be available all 4 weeks)

    Location: Newport Area Career & Tech Center, 109 Old Fort Road, Newport, RI

    Stipend: Students who successfully participate earn $100/week

    Application deadline: Friday, June 1


    To apply, students must:

    -be 14-16 years old (as of July 1, 2018)

    -be from Newport or a surrounding area

    -be available all 4 weeks

    -be available for an interview

    -have daily transportation



    Application deadline: Friday, June 1

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  • Attention TMS Community! We are having a TMS and Pell Gulls Night on Monday 6/18. The flyers to sell tickets will be sent home this week. Gulls prizes for top sellers! Tickets are $4 per person. The money raised is to help us to fun events like K-Rob and help with field trips and class supplies. Please help support our school Thank you!

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    Semi-Formal- Next Tuesday immediately after school in room115 8th graders are welcome to come and pick out shirts, ties, dresses, jewelry, anything you might need for this year’s semiformal. We have tons of awesome stuff! Don’t miss out.

    The baseball team lost to Narragansett yesterday, 10-1 in their final game of the season.  Donovan Wright singled and scored the only run for the Warriors.  Gavin Mathews had a double and a single, Shane Marshall, Luc Lavigueur and Parker Brown also each had a single in the defeat.  Congratulations on a great season!

    From the PTO: We are having a TMS and Pell Gulls Night on Monday, June 18th. The flyers to sell tickets will be sent out this week. Gulls prizes for top sellers!  The cost of a ticket is $4.00 per person. The money raised is to help us to fund events like, K-Rob and to help with field trips and class supplies. Help support our school.

    The Newport Community School will be holding a Chess Tournament on Thursday June 7th at 2:15 to sign up.  Please get a form from Mr. K, Mr. Choice or Mr. Vieira.

    Rogers High School Cheerleading Tryouts

    Open to current 8th graders who will be attending Rogers High School next year.

    Tuesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 31st

    Candidates must attend both sessions.

    6:00-8:00 pm at Rogers gymnasium

    Any questions or anyone that has a conflict due to the talent show on May 31st should contact Coach Carol Mureddu at

    2018/19 TMS New Start Time

    Effective September 2018, the new start time for TMS will be from 8:00 to 2:30 pm.


    PBIS- Remember:  Thompson Middle School Student are Powerful.

    They Participate

    They Organize

    They Work Hard

    They Keep Everybody Safe

    And They Respect Themselves and Others

    Follow Thompson Middle School on Instagram @tms_is_powerful

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