WELCOME to the 2012 - 2013 School Year
Thorne is a pretty busy place. The best way to stay connected and make new friends is to get involved in the many activities that happen during the year. Pay attention to the morning announcements and the Thorne News so you'll be "In The Know".

Be part of the group that makes things happen at Thorne. Our students have planned many of the fun activities that happen all year.

All of our dances are held in the cafeteria. Some are right after school and others are in the evening. The cost of a ticket is $5.00. At the dance we sell soda for $.50, and pizza and candy for $1.00. At each dance we collect items for “Middletown Helps Its Own”. If you bring an item to the dance you will receive a ticket for a free soda.

September’s item is SOCKS
December’s item is GLOVES
March’s item is SOUP
May’s item is CHAPSTICK

Moderators: Mrs. Knouse and Mrs. Dainty


Drug and alcohol awareness and anti bullying are some of the focus points of this very popular club.
Moderators: Mrs. Wessels


The Walking Club:
The Walking Club is available to all 6th 7th and 8th grade students who would like to get a little exercise and learn ways to stay physically active all year long. We meet one day a week for one hour and walk along the fields of Thorne, if the weather is inclement we walk through the halls of Thorne. Everyone is welcome to join at any time during the year, they should see Mrs. Korz for a permission slip in order to participate.
Moderator: Mrs. Korz


The Math Club:
The math club will start meeting on Thursday, September 24. All students are welcome. If they are involved in a sport they can come when the sport has ended its season. We will be playing games, participating in contests, and are planning a Pizza Pi day as an afternoon activity/fundraiser. We hope to have math games, puzzles, videos, a contest to see which student can name the most digits of the number pi and of course pizza. Students should listen to announcements and look for flyers for meetings. The meetings will be on Thursdays every other week.
Moderator: Mrs. Teel

We meet 1 to 2 times per month in room 129, in the morning before school. Yearbook is open to all students in grades 6-8.
Students who participate in the Yearbook Club will have direct involvement in the creation of the Thorne yearbook, The Pride. Members will assist in taking photos of the activities around the building in addition to organizing and planning layouts using an online computer assisted software provided by Jostens.
Moderator: Mrs. Connelly

Cross Country:
Boys and Girls cross country starts early in September and is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
In order to practice you must have:

  • athletic physical
  • parental permission
  • medical questionnaire

  • Practice begins September 8th from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm. Practices are Monday through Friday. The first meet is September 22 and the last meet is October 16.
    Coaches: Mr. Gerritsen and Mrs. Korz
    The Thorne boy’s soccer team is a fall sport (September and October) for 7th and 8th grade students.
    Tryouts and practices will start immediately after school until 4:30 pm.
    All forms must be completed and submitted to Mrs. Nolan, the school nurse, before trying out.
    Please see the coach, Mr. Gibbons in room 112, for all forms or look to the district website.
    Coaches: Mr. Gibbons - boys and Mr. Bayers - girls
    Field Hockey:
    FieldHockey try-outs begin September from 3:00-5:00pm
    Hand in all paperwork to Mrs. Nolan the school nurse:
  • Permission Slip
  • Health Questionnaire
  • Physical

  • All athletes will not be able to participate in tryouts if all paperwork is not in.
    Athletes will need the following items for try-outs:
    Mouth piece
    Shin guards
    Any questions ??? email Coach Hallard at HallardN@middletownk12.org
    Coach: Mrs. Hallard

    Starts in December and is open to 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.
    Coaches: TBA

    Tryouts start in early November and is open to boys and girls in the 7th and 8th grades.
    Coach: Mrs. Wessels
    Starts in November and is open to boys in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
    Coach: TBA

    Baseball and Softball:
    Open to boys and girls in the 7th and 8th grades.
    Coaches: TBA