Congratulations to the Mountain View High School culinary students who traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando to participate in the "Cook Around The World" culinary experience.  The school's "Competitive Team 2" won the 1st-place award for side dish and dessert. The cooks were Chris Bickle, Jose Chavez, Makayla Olinger, Darian Mahon, Angella Rojas, Alexandria Wiggins and Rebecca Valdez. The winning dessert - hamburger-shaped cupcakes proudly displayed by the pastry chefs who created it!

New principal at Mountain View High School

Thompson School District is pleased to announce that Jane Harmon has been named principal at Mountain View High School, effective July 1.  She will fill the position that will be vacated by Kim Young, who is retiring from the district.

Mrs. Harmon is currently serving as the principal of Granby Elementary School, located in the East Grand School District in Granby, Colo.  Prior to her appointment at the school, she served as the principal of Middle Park High School, also in Granby.  Her previous career experience as a school principal also includes service at Moffat County High School in Craig, Colo. and at White River High School in White River, S.D. Mrs. Harmon’s additional background in teaching is long and varied, including English and Journalism instruction at the secondary level as well as coursework in Education within the collegiate world.

“I’m very excited to become a part of the Mountain View team,” Mrs. Harmon says. “I’m looking forward to building collaborative relationships with the students, staff, parents and community.”

Mrs. Harmon earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language Arts from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree in Elementary and Secondary School Administration from Chadron State College. She is currently enrolled in the Human Resource Development doctoral program at Colorado State University.

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Students participate in language competition

Forty French IV and French V students and German I and German II students from Loveland High School and Thompson Valley High School participated in the annual University of Northern Colorado’s World Language State Competition on April 12. Over 1,200 high school World Language students from Colorado and Wyoming took part in a variety of competitions in the different languages for speaking, poetry, individual talents, small skits and all class cultural plays.

The following TVHS German students placed in the following events: Trent Watson, German I, placed first in the “Who am I” speaking contest; Greta Scavarda, German II, placed first in the “Show and Tell” speaking contest; and Victoria Snyder, German II, placed third in the poetry contest.

Meanwhile, the results for the LHS French students are as follows: Teyha Watson, French V, placed second in the Extemporaneous Speaking in French context. The French IV and French V classes also placed second in the all-class cultural plays. Students write a 10-minute play based on a version of a Francophone piece of literature. This year’s class chose La Belle et La Bête (Beauty and the Beast) as their play. They wrote the script and created a musical. The play was performed entirely in French.

Congratulations to these talented World Language students. Also, congratulations to Dirk Habig, German teacher at TVHS, and Arnaud Garcia, French teacher at LHS, for their hard work in preparing these students to compete at the state level.

TSD hosts Summer Academy of Music

As part of Thompson School District's robust summer programming, TSD will be hosting the 2017 Summer Academy of Music beginning on July 17. The academy consists of one-hour classes for incoming 6th grade students interested in beginning band or orchestra, current middle school band or orchestra students, and high school orchestra students. To learn more, please visit www.thompsonschools.org.