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Forms & Documents


  • February Break Office Hours

    February Break Office Hours at Thurston Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 - 3:00 Friday, 8:30 - 12:00

  • Cold and Flu Season Reminders

    Cold and flu season has most certainly arrived. Please take a moment to review the following information. Often, cold and flu appear similar...

  • February is Black History Month!

    This month we will celebrate the impact Black Americans have on our nation. With this in mind the TMS community will continue to be acknowledging some of the tremendous contributions of African-American activists, artists, athletes, educators, inventors, performers, musicians and politicians. Keep your eyes and ears peeled around school for highlights about some of these leaders.

  • NAEP Testing Has Been Rescheduled for after February Break!

    Students who were selected for the test: you and your parents will receive an email with updated details this week.

  • Thurston Booklist Wishlist

    If you'd like to help build up Thurston's supply of independent reading books, please consider donating through the Amazon "Thurston Booklist."

  • New Late Bus Routes

    We've added another late bus and reorganized routes in response to the outstanding participation in our after school programs. New routes are as follows:

Curriculum Night Talk 2016

Allison F. Borchers, Principal

September 27, 2016

My main topic this evening is our Advisory Program pilot.   My goal is to provide you with some background about why we think an advisory program is important, what we are doing in order to create a strong one, and what you can expect in terms of communication and outreach related to the advisory program this year.  

Advisory programs are consistently recommended by policy guides and education advocates as a key component of a highly functional middle school.   Why?  Middle school is challenging from a developmental perspective.  Kids are changing on multiple fronts:  cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.  I’d like to take a moment to address each of these areas of change and challenge.


Allison F. Borchers, Principal

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