Each year, students in the Loveland Integrated School of the Arts (LISA) program spend a day at the Heart J Center for Experiential Learning near Loveland. The group attends workshops focused on team building and also participates in a variety of fun activities, including drumming, songwriting, slam poetry and air painting.  It is a great experience for the students, who are provided with a wonderful opportunity to reinforce some important skills in a peaceful and enjoyable setting.

JROTC wins Shoot N Scoot Invitational

Congratulations to the district's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Raiders team for their victory in every event to win the recent Cheyenne Central High School "Shoot N Scoot" Invitational.

Sophomore class learns CPR

Over the past several months, Thompson School District has worked with local officials to expand Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for its high school students.  Recently, members of the Thompson Valley EMS team, Loveland Fire and Rescue Authority and Emergency Dispatch trained the entire sophomore class at Mountain View High School on how to perform CPR. Every student was also given a hands-on kit to take home for additional practice. 

TSD names IT director

Thompson School District has named Dr. Matt Kuhn as Executive Director of Information Technology Services. Dr. Kuhn is filling the position that was vacated by Josh Smith, who has departed the district.

Dr. Kuhn most recently served as the director of technology for Englewood Schools in Englewood, Colo. In addition to supervising the district’s technological infrastructure, he led the team’s strategic planning efforts and worked continuously to support classroom teaching and student achievement initiatives. Dr. Kuhn’s career also includes experience as a managing instructional technology consultant with McREL International and as an education programs manager with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He previously served as a principal in Aurora, Colo., and also as a physical science teacher in Cherry Creek Public Schools and as a science and math teacher in Littleton Public Schools. Dr. Kuhn is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, where he managed a team as a military intelligence officer.

“I am very excited to be part of a district that includes growing communities, improved student achievement and engaging technology for students,” Dr. Kuhn says.

Dr. Kuhn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Engineering Technology from Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and a master’s degree in Science Education from the University of Denver. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Technology Administration from the University of Denver as well.

TSD concludes series of public forums

On November 8, Thompson School District will conclude 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 final forum will be held Wednesday, November 8th, at 6pm at the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland.

Thompson is a complex school district. Its accomplishments are impressive and its challenges are often intricate. Because of this, it is imperative that the community works together to identify problems and then solves them together. To assist in this process, the community forum will be presented in a different way than what visitors may be used to.

Rather than a simple presentation of information followed by a "question and answer" session, the forum is designed to encourage open dialogue from all participants. The conversation will move where it needs to in order to address the ideas and issues that are brought forward by attendees. District staff members will be on-hand to provide information and to clarify challenges. However, the participants will dictate the flow of the meeting. A facilitator to help guide the process will be on-hand, which will ensure both an open conversation that gets all concerns on the table and one that moves the group toward collective agreements around priorities. For more information on the upcoming forum, please visit www.thompsonschools.org/HelpUsPlan.