Thompson School is opening as a LEADER IN ME School!


Lake Villa District 41, including Thompson School, continues to make progress as we move forward with bringing Leader in Me to our students district-wide!

Leader in Me focuses on 21st century leadership, social-emotional learning, and life-skills for students.  It creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We will formally begin the process as a district during the 2019-2020 school year.

The process unites students, staff, and families around a common goal to prepare students with college, career, and life-readiness skills, such as:

Critical Thinking






Relationship Building

Goal Achievement

Public Speaking

Global Awareness

Social and Emotional Awareness


Listening Skills

Time Management

Leading Projects

Self-Directed Learning

Valuing Diversity

Problem Solving

To prepare for the upcoming year staff members are designing lessons for the start of our school year and participating in ongoing professional development activities.

We are looking forward to another AMAZING year at Thompson School!


December has been a busy month for our TIGERS!


We are having an exciting month at Thompson School!

Sixth graders from Ms. Peterson’s Class collected two large containers of toys for Toys for Tots!  Thank you for all of your donations!

Third graders participated in hands-on weather activities with a WGN meteorologist!  They were also featured on the news—-so exciting!

And students across Thompson School focused on spreading KINDNESS!  Sixth grade students, for example, have helped the pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at the end of each school day!

As always, we are so proud of our TIGERS!!!

Submit your yearbook pictures!


Don’t forget to submit your yearbook pictures!

All it takes are a few easy steps and your captured moments of Thompson Tigers can be uploaded to our school yearbook site!

To upload photos go to:
Enter School Code: Thompson
Enter your name, email, and agree to terms and conditions.
Click on “Browse for Images”
Select your Image and Upload

For the best chance of your photo being used,
please create a tag using one of the following categories:
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, First School Day, Halloween, Music Programs, Gym Class, Art Class, Band, Intramurals, Talent Show, Assemblies, Field Trips, After School Clubs, Student Leaders, and Veterans’ Day!

Photos are due online by December 8th.

Thompson Student Leaders in Action!


Our student leaders are working hard in and around Thompson School!

We are especially proud of our service learning group who is working behind the scene to get our first project started.  Send in your loose change for the coin drive!  Donations will go to the American Red Cross to help victims of the recent hurricane!

We are also very excited to add a new leadership role this year!  Sixth grade students have an opportunity to serve as classroom helpers in our kindergarten classrooms!

Way to be leaders, TIGERS!

Welcome Back, Tigers!


Welcome back packets for fully registered students are in the mail!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our Thompson students and families! We are excited for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year!

We would like to invite you to the following back-to-school events:

Curiosity Day
Please join us for Curiosity Day on Monday, August 20th from 3 to 4 p.m. This event will give you and your child the opportunity to see their new classroom and meet some of their future classmates.

For students in seventh through eighth grades, Palombi Curiosity Day will be on Tuesday, August 21st from 3 to 4 p.m. Much like at Thompson, this opportunity allows the students to see their new classrooms and meet some of their future classmates.

Early Childhood and Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation, where teachers will meet with the parents/guardians to discuss procedures and routines, is scheduled for Monday, August 20th from 6 to 7 p.m. Teachers will discuss academics and kindergarten expectations.

Curriculum Nights
The Curriculum Nights for first through sixth grades are as follows:

Tuesday, August 28th 1st-3rd Grade Curriculum Night from 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29th 4th-6th Grade Curriculum Night from 6 to 7 p.m.

Barring inclement weather, on August 22nd and throughout the first few weeks of school, staff members will be outside in the morning. Teachers will display signs with their names. Students should find their teachers and line up where indicated. Staff members will be able to assist any child who does not know his/her teacher’s name or cannot find their teacher. Students will be directed to the gym if it is raining. During the first school day, teachers will take their classes on building tours and will show students where to line up each morning.

We ask that you have your children ride the bus on August 22nd both to and from school as opposed to being picked up and dropped off by a parent. This will help your child identify his/her bus, bus color/number, bus stop, and other children who ride the same bus. Please make sure your child knows the street location of his/her bus stop and the color/number of his/her bus.

Dr. Sandra Keim-Bounds, Principal

Thompson Students Present to the Board of Education!



Six students from third through sixth grades worked together to create a presentation on the topic of goal setting. This presentation was presented to the Board of Education last night!  The students shared how they set goals, monitor, and reflect on such goals in the areas of Math, English Language Arts, Spelling, attendance, and the MAP assessment.

We are very proud of our students and how they demonstrated accountability for their own learning and their leadership skills!