Following an incident last week at Thompson Middle School where two middle school students were arrested for allegedly assaulting another student, Marcin G. Rembisz, Communications Coordinator/Secretary for Newport Public Schools, has shared the following information regarding Thompson Middle School forums;

“Dear Parents and Community Members,
Due to the recent incident at TMS this past week involving two students attacking another, The Superintendent will be holding public forums to share our practices going forward for communication, services we are providing students and to listen to your concerns allowing you the opportunity to share your thinking. 

The forums will be held on the following dates and times. 

  • Wednesday, December 12th   4-5:30pm
  • Thursday, December 13th       8:30-10 am and 2:00-3:30pm
  • Friday, December 14th            5:30-7pm

Locations of the meetings will be confirmed and sent out no later than 5pm Tuesday, December 11th.

Written notes and communication processes going forward will be posted within the week on all school websites and online for those that are unable to attend the posted times and dates. 

As always if you have other concerns or not able to make these meetings and wish to speak with the Superintendent you may always set up an appointment with the Superintendent to discuss your concerns. Please contact Ms. Cathy Nash at We will make every effort to set up an appointment as soon as possible.


Colleen Burns Jermain, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools”

Update: This story has been updated to include the following information that was received from Newport Public Schools on Tuesday, December 11th.

Dear Parents and Community Members, Due to the recent incident at TMS this past week involving two students attacking another, the Superintendent will be holding public forums for parents and the public. This will be the same meeting held in four different locations and times to accommodate as many people as possible.  The forums will be held on the following dates and times. 

Wednesday, December 12th    4:00-5:30 pm TMS Cafeteria

Thursday, December 13th       8:30-10 am Park Holm Senior Center, 1 Eisenhower Road and 2:00-3:30 pm Newport Public Library

Friday, December 14th            5:30-7:00 pm NACTC Room 900

Notes and information from these sessions will be posted within the week to share with you.
Thank you.

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