Principal Message

Principal Steve Seberson

January 2023

Dear Thomas Families,  

We wish the best for you this New Year!

Our vision, mission, and fundamental beliefs as expressed in our 4 Pillars, where we see students embracing life-long learning, collaborating in classrooms, demonstrating great character, and leading and serving with their peers. We are 100% focused on your students doing their Best Work and being their Best Selves at Thomas.

Our values guide us in our behaviors and actions: words like respect, integrity, collaboration, lifelong learning, character, leadership, and kindness have meaning for us as parents and students; they help define a normed moral and ethical code for how all of us go about our daily business in our homes and the communities we live in.

Attitudes about school are a good demonstration of success in school. The following are conversation starters you can use with your children to help them grow a mindset that is focused on successful outcomes.

  • Failure is an opportunity to grow
  • I can learn to do anything I want
  • Challenges help me to grow
  • My effort and attitude determine my abilities
  • I am inspired by the success of others
  • I like to try new things
  • I enjoy helping others learn

January dates to make note of:

  • January 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th are late start Wednesdays.
  • Continuing with Winter 1 sports are Wrestling and Girls’ Basketball.
  • ELA and Math STAR testing will start January 9th for all grades.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 16th – No School Day. Thomas will have an all-school online assembly on Friday, January 13th.
  • 1st Semester ends on January 26th.
  • Semester Break is on Friday, January 27th.

Students will continue to become better learners as they read, write, solve problems in math and science, and study social studies and history. At Thomas we want students to bring their best selves to school so that they can demonstrate their best work while they are in school. Students must be focused on their learning responsibilities and be ready to perform successfully at school. Please expect your student to complete assignments and prepare for assessments.

We are thankful to our families serving in the military at JBLM

Principal Steve Seberson