• Celebrating Excellence Beyond the Classroom

    Posted by Michael Hausmann on 4/6/2021 2:45:00 PM

    Dr Marc Schaffer

    Greetings Thompson Community,

    Virtual practices and competitions. Solitary workouts. Online meetings. Socially distanced events. 

    These are just a few of the many unique challenges our Thompson School District athletes, club members, competitors and performers faced this year. Our students adapted and embraced this new normal and rose to every occasion. 

    State champions, All Americans and national qualifiers are just a few of the successes that we are celebrating outside of the classroom. Despite constantly changing circumstances, TSD students have consistently excelled in many areas:

    • Berthoud High School’s Knowledge Bowl team won the Class 4A state championship.
    • Loveland High School senior Kayson Marler is the DECA State Champion in both Entrepreneurship Service and Start-Up Business Plan. 

    Speech & Debate

    • Loveland HS students Caitlin Tapia and Ramona Edwards were named All Americans.
    • Mountain View High School senior Braden Boomgaars and Thompson Valley High School freshman Jaden Fitzpatrick have qualified for the national tournament.


    • Last fall, LHS football went undefeated and won the class 4A state championship. Zack Rawkosky was named the CHSAA 4A Player of the Year.

    Girls Wrestling

    • Loveland HS sophomore Morgan Johnson (100 lbs.) was state champion.

    Boys Wrestling

    • Loveland HS junior Kobi Johnson (113 lbs.) and senior Cody Thompson (132 lbs.) were both state champions.
    • Thompson Valley HS freshman Jackson Rairdon (106 lbs.) and senior Jacob Bierman (152 lbs.) were both state champions.

    Girls Swimming

    • Berthoud HS senior Jamie Dellwardt was state champion in two events: 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke. 


    • The Thompson Valley HS team were the 4A coed cheer competition champions for the second straight year.

    The past school year has also seen multiple improvements to various venues throughout the district and it has been exciting to watch the changes. We’ve enjoyed seeing our students compete at our newly renovated facilities, Ray Patterson Stadium and Max Marr Field. TSD has also been fortunate to benefit from generous community partnerships, which helped to secure a new video scoreboard at Ray Patterson Stadium. Geometry in Construction students at TVHS have started constructing a press box that will be moved to the district soccer field at Mountain View High School this summer, thanks to donations from Alpine Lumber, Milgard Windows and Doors, FCI Constructors and Wold Architects.       

    As we head into the final months of this unique and challenging school year, it gives me great pleasure to reflect on the hard work and dedication our students have shown throughout the year, both in and out of the classroom. I hope you’ll join me in recognizing these achievements and the many others we have to celebrate in our district this year!

    Dr. Marc Schaffer
    Thompson School District

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