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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





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


  • April 17th - Board of Education , Budget meeting, 7:45 p.m.; Public meeting, 8:00 p.m. at SW
  • April 18th - Mentor/Mentee Bingo, 3:00 p.m.
  • April 19th - Arts in Education - Voices of Holocaust, grade 8, 1:10 p.m.
  • April 24th - Voter registration, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon; main lobby
  • April 24th - Spring concert, grade 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 25th - Sports team photos, 3 p.m.
  • April 30th - PTA Council Meeting at HBT, 7:45 p.m.
  • May 1st & 2nd - Math Assessments, Grades 6 & 7
  • May 2nd - PTSA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 2nd - Parent Orientation, Grade 5-->6, 8:00 p.m.
  • May 7th - Board of Education, Budget Hearing, 7:30 p.m.; Monthly meeting 8:00 p.m. @ SW
  • May 8th - Spring Concert, Grade 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 10th - Elementary visitors, Baylis
  • May 11th - Elementary visitors, South Grove & Robbins Lane
  • May 14th - Spring Concert, Grade 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 14th - Elementary visitors, Willits
  • May 16th - Elementary visitors, Walt Whitman
  • May 17th - Mentor/Mentee, Planting in the courtyard, lunch periods
  • May 24th & May 25th - Schools are open
  • May 28th - Memorial Day, schools are closed
  • May 30th - Mentor/Mentee, End of the year party, 3:00 p.m.
  • May 30th - Science Assessment Performance Test, Grade 8


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Latest News

HBT Students Setting the Example

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Forty-five members of Peers as Leaders and the Buddy Club at Harry B. Thompson Middle School are strengthening their reach as role models to make a greater impact on their school. The students underwent two days of in-school training by representatives of the Anti-Defamation League through the World of Difference program, to understand and address the challenges faced by students of all backgrounds. 

During the sessions, held in the middle school library, students conversed, role-played and participated in different exercises to gain a greater appreciation for diversity, while making new connections and identifying similarities in each other that may not have been obvious before. They are now using what they learned to embed acceptance into the culture of the school. This includes encouraging others to speak up and stand up to bullying behavior.

“I think this is truly unique and amazing that we are given the time to do this,” said eighth-grader Aanya Bedi, who is embracing her role as an ally to classmates in need of peer support. “I am having a great time learning about everyone. This is great training.”

Through Peers as Leaders and the Buddy Club, co-advised by Randi Bloom and Alison deLauzon, many of the students have already solidified their statures as ambassadors.  Members have assisted incoming fifth-graders and newly arriving sixth-graders, helped to promote and coordinate Red Ribbon Week activities and overall, have served as upstanding voices for the silent student minority who may feel alone or in need of friendly encouragement. The Anti-Defamation League training is also helping to reinforce the middle school’s designation as a No Place for Hate School, an annual honor awarded by the league that was bestowed upon the school last spring for its efforts to promote multiculturalism and thwart bullying, including cyberbullying.

The Anti-Defamation League will announce its No Place for Hate Schools for 2018 later this spring. Stay tuned!

Representatives of the Peers as Leaders and the Buddy Club are joined by their advisers Randi Bloom (middle row, second from left) and Alison deLauzon (back row, second from right) and Anti-Defamation League representatives Jane Pashman (middle row, far left) and Shanelle Henry (back row, far right) during their two-day World of Difference training. 


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.

Facilities Planning Information

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018