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98 Ann DriveHB Thompson Middle School
Syosset, NY 11791

Phone: (516) 364-5760

James Kassebaum, Principal
Kevin Bonanno, Assistant Principal
Alan Chipetine, Assistant Principal
Christian Harrigan, Administrative Assistant


SPIRIT WEEK 2017 is under way!

November 27th – December 1st, 2017

Celebrating the week are our three teams:
Yeti (white)         Dragons (black)     Leprechauns (green)

Our students have been assigned on three multi grade-level teams listed above, allowing them to participate in cooperative activities as they compete each day.
Check the link above and see the schedule of events for the week. 
The schedule also includes the daily theme. 
Be sure to check back daily for the team scores!

Spirit Week Chart

Spirit Week Scores



Skype Poster

As the culminating experience for a Crosscutting Mini-Unit on Human Migration Theory, students on Team 7-1 interviewed scientific journalist Lizzie Wade via Skype.




HBT is No Place for Hate

Congratulations to the students and staff at Harry B. Thompson Middle School as it has been named a “No Place for Hate” school by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).                             

ADL’s No Place for Hate initiative identifies schools and communities who demonstrate a long-term commitment to combating bias, bullying and hatred while  leading initiatives for creating and maintaining a positive climate. Spearheaded by HBT’s PAL (Peers as Leaders) and Buddy Club, the school’s efforts included a Multicultural Week and Expo held in January to promote various cultures, “Cardio for Character Walk” and ”Steps Against Bullying” events to promote good health and acceptance and a cyber-bullying program titled “Don’t Press Send.”            

Members of the club recently attended a special ceremony held at New York University to honor the 127 No Place for Hate schools in New York State, where they received a banner to display in the school as a source of pride and reminder of the importance of the initiative.                                        
“It was a very special ceremony,” said PAL and Buddy Club co-adviser Randi Bloom. “We are very proud to be a part of this.”                            
This is the first year HBT has participated in ADL’s campaign.     

Pictured are Bloom (far right), co-adviser Denise Giacopino and members of the Pal and Buddy Club displaying HBT’s No Place for Hate banner.

no place for hate image


Upcoming Events

  • November 27th-December 1st - Spirit Week
  • November 28th-29th - Geography Bee, preliminary round
  • November 30th - Geography Bee, finals
  • December 11th - Mentor/Mentee Bingo, after school
  • December 14th - Winter Concert I, Grade 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • December 18th - No Place for Hate assemblies
  • December 25th-January 1st - Winter Recess


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Latest News

Taking One on the Chin for Relief

Taking One on the Chin for Relief photo
Taking One on the Chin for Relief photo 2
Harry B. Thompson Middle School held a fundraiser in which students voted for which teacher they would like to “pie.”  Phil Kaiser was the winning teacher and received a pie in the face in front of students in the cafeteria. Also pictured taking a pie is Mr. Malanowski.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, November 23, 2017