Principal’s Desk

The Mission of Thompson Public School

is to develop life-long learners

and responsible citizens.

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Principal Dave Wheeler

Phone: (701) 599-2765


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Principal’s Desk


We've come to the end of another school year. What a great year for the students and the staff at Thompson Elementary, we've all grown so much over the last year. I couldn't be more proud of who we are growing into as a school.

One of the many things I love about this staff is that they are forward thinking and always ready for the next year. We'll develop and finish our priority standard work before Christmas, we'll have common assessments written for a number of those standards, and we'll roll out The Zones of Regulation as a social/emotional curriculum to better support our students with a piece of life that sometimes is bigger than the academic content we work on in schools. We have teachers taking classes this summer and attending PD to learn and shape their teaching to better support students in the 21st century. The teachers at Thompson Elementary love their jobs and take them seriously, I'm lucky to work with them every day.

Our next event for the summer is our elementary theater presentation. On Friday, June 7th, 7:00 at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. The show this year is titled, "The 100-Year Snooze, The Story of Sleeping Beauty". It will be a great show, our kids and Mrs. Hillestad do an incredible job of preparing and performing for those who attend.

Have a great summer, everyone. I'll be in school most of June continuing my learning with doctoral classes. Hope you all think nicely of me when you're at the lake or the pool and sun is pouring down on you. I'll be reading or writing something I'm sure. :) See you all in August as we roll into the next year!!!