• The Colorado Department of Education's "Transformation Network" regularly hosts "Bright Spot" visits to schools within the state. The School and District Transformation team looks for schools that have positive student outcome results in their transformation efforts and that can point to observable, replicable practices that led to those changes for students.
    Today, Thompson School District was proud to welcome the team on their visit to Walt Clark Middle School. The WCMS team hosted leaders from across the state to observe their amazing work in action at the school, provide an overview of their transformation story, and answer questions from visitors.
  • 8th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences Food Trucks

    Mr. Smith's 2nd semester FACS class got an up-close and personal tour of a local food truck; Angry Hippie Tacos. The students were able to tour the truck and ask the owner questions about his business. This real life experience helped students with their research on constructing their own business model for their own food truck.

    Students then went on to create a menu, business model and food samples for their food truck. Teachers and staff joined the students in the FACS kitchen to taste their creations and provide feedback.

    What an amazing experience for our students!


  • Dr. Cook came to speak to each grade level at Walt Clark to share stories from victims of bullying. 

    She is a local psychiatrist with +30 years of experience and she hopes to teach students the power of their words and build empathy amongst our student body. 


    We are so proud of how our students engaged and interacted with the presentation!



  • AASA, the School Superintendents Association, has awarded Thompson School District with a $5,000 grant that focuses on student mental health. As part of the grant work, members of the association visited with Walt Clark students to get their feedback about this important topic.


  • Walt Clark's Book Club, sponsored by Mrs. Bebout, invited a virtual visit from Colorado's own Donna Cooner, author of "Worthy" and more! The students enjoyed asking Donna about her writing process, favorite novels she's written, and learning about the publication process. The book club is held weekly and students choose the novel and enjoy discussing themes and character choices.



  • Walt Clark teachers are recipients of the Live Laugh Love Believe Grant! The money each teacher received helps fund STEM-X and classroom projects such as videography and podcasting stations, silk screen printing, building bird boxes, Greenhouse supplies, Eduardo robots/coding, drones, geoart and tool purchasing for various construction trades.
    The recipients from left to right are: Sol Miller, Christine Bebout, Lauri Brandt, Jeff Karas, Matt Smith, Greg Wilson, and Chad Custer.