“Science and Critical Thinking Go Hand-In-Hand”

By Carl Langner Member, Thompson School District Board of Education This brief report is in response to an invitation to all TSD board members to submit “Blog” reports within our areas of expertise – for placement on the District website.  This report addresses the teaching of science, which together with engineering, was the focus of…

“We See and Believe in Thompson School District”

By Tiffany Miller, Principal at Conrad Ball Middle School, and Lanny Hass, Principal at Thompson Valley High School Sometimes as educators we get new ideas from magazines, online, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and one another. Rarely, do we actually get the opportunity to see what these ideas look like in person and actually see how the…

Coyote Ridge Elementary Celebrates New “Learning Garden”

Take a look at Coyote Ridge Elementary School’s amazing new Learning Garden! Last year, a committee of parents at the school worked with principal Deon Davis to create a Learning Garden at the IB World School. The school was very fortunate to be able to partner with the Loveland Rotary Club, the City of Fort…

TSD Community Forum Series Launches on September 7th

Next week, Thompson School District will begin its series of public forums that are designed to facilitate a community-wide discussion regarding the challenges that the district is facing and potential solutions. The first forum will be held on Thursday, September 7th, at 6 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center (248 Welch Avenue in Berthoud). Thompson…

Garfield Elementary Students Help Design Local Park

This past Wednesday, Garfield Elementary School students and parents participated in the planning session for the rebuild of Junior Achievement Park. The Loveland Parks department and the “Kaboom” organization led parents and children through the process of what their dream park could look like. Over 60 students participated, along with nearly twenty parents and community…

Board of Education Announces Application Process for “District C” Vacancy

Board of Education Announces Application Process for “District C” Vacancy August 16, 2017 – On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Thompson School District Board of Education formally accepted the resignation of board member Denise Montagu, who represents Director District C. Ms. Montagu is relocating outside the community. In accordance with State of Colorado statute, the…

Master Plan Committee Accepting New Applications

Thompson School District’s Master Plan Committee (MPC) is seeking out new members for its 2017-2020 round of district planning and will be opening applications to the community starting August 7th. The MPC currently consists of eleven voting members from the community-at-large and four voting members from the school district. MPC will be filling openings with…

Dawne Huckaby Named Director of Assessment and Accountability

Thompson School District is pleased to announce that it has named Dawne Huckaby as Director of Assessment and Accountability. She will fill the position that was vacated by Carmen Williams, who has departed the district. In her role, Ms. Huckaby will manage the district’s comprehensive student assessment and accountability system. She will evaluate data and…

TSD Selects Carmen Polka as Interim Principal at Centennial Elementary School

This summer, Thompson School District undertook a search process to locate and hire a new principal for Centennial Elementary.  Although the search committee interviewed many qualified candidates, the process did not ultimately result in the hiring of a principal. After further exploration, TSD has selected Carmen Polka to serve as principal at the school on…