Thompson Middle School, working with the Thompson Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), will host brand new Guinness World Record Holder and X Games Gold Medalist, Kevin Robinson (K-Rob) at Thompson Middle School on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in the gymnasium.

Kevin uses his T.R.I.C.K. (Teamwork, Respect, Inspiration, Confidence, and Kindness) to share his own personal stories of perseverance and dedication. This presentation relates to Thompson Middle School’s work relating to improving the climate and culture of the school, which is one of the strategies of the district strategic plan.

Students in 7th and 8th grades will attend an assembly in Thompson’s gym from 8:45 am to 9:30 am followed by students in 5th and 6th grades from 9:45 am to 10:30 am.

To learn more about K-Robb you can go to

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