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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



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Performances today Fri March 23, 2018
3:30pm & 7:30pm
All Tickets just $10

8th-9th Grade Transition


Here is the PowerPoint presented by Middle School Principals and District Coordinators to 8th grade parents on January 11, 2018. It contains information regarding the 8-9 transition to high school. Additionally, we've attached the PowerPoint that our counselors presented to students in class this week.

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • March 19th - Board of Education meeting at SW; Budget Info 7:45 p.m.; Meeting 8:00 p.m.
  • March 20th - SEPTA meeting at SW, 7:45 p.m.
  • March 22nd - Musical, The Lion King Jr., 7:00 p.m.
  • March 23rd - Musical, The Lion King Jr., 7:30 p.m.
  • March 24th - PTA Council event, Harlem Wizards at SHS, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • March 27th - PTA Council meeting at SW, 7:45 p.m.
  • March 29th - April 6th - Spring Recess, no school


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Latest News

HBT Wins 15 Medals at Science Olympiad

HBT Science Olympiad teams took home 15 medals at last month’s Nassau East Regional competition held at Wantagh High School. HBT won awards in the Dynamic Planet, Experimental Design, Fast Facts, Meteorology, Optics, Road Scholar, Solar System, Thermodynamics, Towers and Wright Stuff categories. Max Yin won the most medals as a member of teams that placed first, second, third, sixth and eighth in many of these competitions.  

HBT Supports Parkland

HBT students honored the 17 victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida through various projects created in the school’s Library Media Center on Wednesday, March 14.

A Multicultural Affair at HBT

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Harry B. Thompson Middle School recently held its annual Multicultural Week, featuring staff and student presentations to educate the entire school community on a wide range of cultures represented at HBT. Some of the highlights included Greek and Israeli dancing, crepe and rice-making demonstrations, origami and other hands-on activities. The week culminated with the Multicultural Exposition held in the school gymnasium. More than 100 students took part in the expo, along with more than two dozen parents who volunteered to help organize and run various cultural stations. Students sampled delicious foods from around the world while taking a virtual trip to 30 different nations.

To take a tour of your own around the HBT Multicultural Exposition, click here:

Successful Souper Bowl

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H.B. Thompson Middle School helped to feed the hungry during the annual “Souper Bowl” food drive. More than 2,000 cans and goods were collected and donated to Island Harvest through the Student Activities Club.

Facilities Planning Information

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Click here for more information about the Facilities Planning
Friday, March 23, 2018