Welcome to Thurston Middle School

6300 Thurston Road, Springfield, OR 97478TMS Logo
Ph:  541-744-6368     Fax 541-744-6372

Attendance Hotline – 541-744-6371


Please check out our events calendar on our Upcoming Events page.

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Inclement Weather Alert or Closure Information for Springfield School District –
click here for complete details/information:    Weather or Closure Info

If we are experiencing inclement weather (snow/ice) click link below for quick info from Flash Alert to see if school is open today –  the District will determine this and post by 6:30 a.m.

School Closure Information

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Attention 8th Graders – Thurston High Colt Night!!!!

For New and Returning Thurston Students and Families

Thurston High School’s annual Colt Night is Wednesday, March 30th, from 5:30-7:30pm.
This evening is designed to showcase both curricular and extracurricular offerings at THS.
Each of our curriculum-departments will have an informational table in the main gym to highlight their great work and answer questions.  We will also have representatives from all clubs, activities, and sports in the courtyard, to inform and answer questions as well.  Music, games, light refreshments, presentations, and break-out sessions will get you excited and feeling informed about the upcoming school year.  Please join us!  (Incoming 9th graders- students/parents/guardians presentation starts at 6pm in the THS Auditorium).

We’ll look forward to seeing you all –  Go Colts!

Sherry Moore
Office Manager, Thurston High School
333 58th St., Springfield, OR 97478
“Thurston High School is a caring community dedicated to preparing graduates
for a successful future by educating, supporting, and inspiring all learners.”

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Spring Pictures – February 29th



Spring Picture Day is February 29th.  All 8th Grade Students will have their pictures taken during their Flex class along with a Group 8th Grade Class picture.  8th Grade students will need their picture taken for the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony.  6th and 7th Grade students will have their pictures taken only if their Parents are wanting to order a Spring picture packet.   Packets will be available later this month.

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PTA Fundraiser Feb 1 – 16th

PTA Annual Fundraiser
Feb. 1 – 16, 2016

Our PTA is sponsoring a “MIXED BAG” fundraiser.  Students will be bringing home catalogs selling totes, accessories, kitchenware and more.  You can purchase from your favorite student or shop on-line at www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiseid=399690

Make sure our ID #399690 is at the top of the website before shopping. We receive 40% of every online purchase.  Shipping is free on orders $75 and up.  Questions? – Contact Kristin Remington at 541-968-9702 or Jillian Stoddard at 541-285-3465



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Ready to take the Polar Plunge???

Mr. Gault, Sasha Palmer and “Brrry” the Polar Bear joined students during lunch time to share information on joining our TMS Team for the Eugene Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 13th.  For more information, please visit the front office or visit this link:  Polar Plunge


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TMS MLK Celebration Winners!

We have some talented students here at TMS!  Congratulations to the following students who participated in the MLK Celebration contest.  Thanks to Mrs. Bonar and Miss Kerr for helping with this program.  Student displays will be available for view at SHS at the MLK Day Event on January 18th.  See the next post for more details.

Poetry – 2nd Place
Nichole Stutesman, Michaela Bonk

Essay – 1st Place
Tara Vulliety, Eliana Wages, Brittany Hales

Poster Projects – 3rd Place
Grace Martin, Jocelyn Dowdy, Asha Orlinski

Multi-Media – 1st Place
Brady Allen, Ally Warner, Jaron McGillivray

Graphic Posters – 1st Place
Lydia Braiker

Poster Projects – 3rd Place
Maddie Rogers, Jaedyn Barrier

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Category:  Staff

Mr. Orlinski – he is a wild and crazy guy!!!  Got to love the cool threads!  😎

20151216_103025_resizedOur WEB kids had a nice surprise for Mrs. Starck and Mr. Moore—a Silly String surprise!


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Thurston High School Food Pantry

Thurston High School is proud to partner with food for Lane
County to provide food, school supplies, warm clothes, and
toiletries free of charge to Thurston families. Thurston Middle School
held a food drive before Winter Break and donated 1800 pounds of food
to Thurston High Schools food pantry to help more students and families
in the Thurston community. If you know of any one in need please call
Thurston’s main office and let us know. (541) 744-5000
Thurston High School’s Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.


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Believe Fundraiser Prize Winners

Congrats to the below students who were the winners in the drawing held for the Believe Fundraiser prizes!

Winners (left to right) Cole, Rylee, Lucas, Camron

Winners (left to right)
Cole, Rylee, Lucas, Camron

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TMS After School Club

Thurston Middle School will be having After-School Clubs beginning on October 21. Clubs will be held every third week on Wednesdays (dates are on our Event Calendar on our Upcoming Events page). Students can check out Club options during lunch! You can make jewelry, play chess, practice corn hole, hang out with friends, or talk Oregon Duck sports! Sign up at lunch! Don’t miss out!!!

Note:  Two new clubs have been added – Guy’s Group and Running Club! 😎

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Battle of the Books is here!!!!

2015-2016-TMS OBOB LogoOregon Battle of the Books is here!!!

Students can sign up in the library now and begin reading great books!   Then form a TEAM and get ready to BATTLE!!!   Please sign up by October 30th.  Information and a detailed list of books can be found here on this link:  2015-2016 TMS OBOB Overview(1)

 Special thanks to our wonderful OBOB Coordinator – Michelle Cordon!


The Nerds Strike Back – 8th Grade
Reilly G, Kyle C, Tyler J, Andy C, Christopher N

The Smarties – 8th Grade
Eliana W,  Lydia B, Ally W, Tara V, Michaela B

Sirius – 8th Grade
Alex C, Zach J, Aidan L, Jules B

The Crazy Dingos – 8th Grade
Kaeli H, Kaylynn K, Brittany H, Katie S, Payton B

MLG Quikskoperz – 8th Grade
Jakob B, Ryan B, Justin B, Jayden G

McDonald Trumps – 8th Grade
Calvin R, Carson H, Colby H, Braden R, Santino S

The Legendary Savages – 8th Grade
Asha O, Carson D, Cade C, Kyle C, Grant S

CATAC – 8th Grade
Corrina C, Torry K, Chase P, Andrew M

The Reading People – 8th Grade
Heidi E, Hailey S, Mia D, Jacob S, Gabe R

Team Tree – 7th Grade
Allison B, Emily B, Megan M, Jules A, Jordyn T

The 7th Sparkle – 7th Grade
Abby R, Elizabeth S, Abbi B, Kiersten S

Faz Bear Band – 7th Grade
Albert P, Adam A, Dylan I, Julianna G, Jayden R

The Greek Gods – 7th Grade
Aidan J, Braden I, Kaleigh J, Isaac T

#Those People – 7th Grade
Hailie M, Bryndal O, Gavin L, Dayna W, Jordan M

Thurston Tryhards – 7th Grade
Brian J, Kadin W, Aiden H, Dakota M, Duncan H

Roger Dodgers – 7th Grade
Shane S, Levi T, Camren D, Hunter P

Books of Life – 6th Grade
Dylan S, Madelyn B, Ellycia M, Palmer W

Lords of the Books – 6th Grade
JJ J, Jadin G, Madelynne K

25C23TPuzzles23S7C  AKA: Puzzles – 6th Grade
Natasha C, Courtney T, Hannah S, Quealey C, Sierra T

Backstreet Boyz – 6th Grade
Kale P, Micah M, Gus B, Gavin K, Grayson S

Fill in the Blank – 6th Grade
Logan W, Taylor B, Luke F, Rylan K, Jeanette G

Reading Donuts – 6th Grade
Peter K, Paxtynn R, Duncan T, Grace D

The Whips – 6th Grade
Alexis R, Abby O, Payshynce O, Trinity M

The Pink Donuts – 6th Grade
Alexa M, Katie M, Sawyer T, Kate P, Sara W

Rage Gamers – 6th Grade
Alex J, Andrew M, Nicholas L, Tristan B

Crazy Ladies – 6th Grade
Haylee F, Kayla L, Averie S, Taylor H

The Karate Raptors of History – 6th Grade
Izyk B, Destiny H, CJ P, Shanita H

EKKK – 6th Grade
Seth M, Elijah W, Kyler E, Killian F, Kalista D



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