Schools of the Week: Thompson's Station Elementary and Sunset Middle
Published November 15, 2022
The Schools of the Week spotlight is on Thompson's Station Elementary and Sunset Middle this week. Take a look at the photo galleries below to see some of the fun going on in each school building, and see quotes from employees and students about what makes their school great.
Thompson's Station Elementary
"I like working at TSES because our fifth-grade team is awesome. They are fabulous to work with and very supportive. The staff, students and parents make TSES special. The teachers here at TSES are a special group, and everyone is always willing to help others when someone is in need." - TSES teacher Julie Brand
"My favorite part about coming to Thompson's Station Elementary is that we have a lot of fun. I have a lot of friends here, and it's fun seeing them." - TSES student Aubrey Jackson
"Sunset is really special because these students genuinely support each other and the teachers. I've never seen middle schoolers this kind and caring about each other. They impress me every day. There's no other place I want to work right now." - SMS teacher Caitlyn Henneberry
"Coming to Sunset Middle is very fun. There are a lot of smart individuals here, and we can have fun and just be friends. It's a great community." - SMS student Winter Melendez
Students at Thompson's Station Elementary were visited by Brentwood Fire and Rescue on Thursday, November 10.
With the help of the department's Fire Safety House, two firefighters taught students how to escape a fire and stay safe while doing it.
"We learned how to stay protected from a fire," said TSES student Eleanor Head. "We learned what we need to do if there's smoke and how to get out of our house. It was fun to learn, and I'm going to go home and tell my parents about it."
Eighth graders in Sunset Middle art teacher Caitlyn Henneberry's class are developing their creative skills during their latest project.
After learning about different mediums and materials, students are creating their own artwork using any method they choose. Henneberry says giving students that freedom is a great way to help them grow in their artistic abilities.
"I think art is great because it allows us to see from other people's perspectives," said Henneberry. "My favorite part about teaching art is getting to open up students' eyes and watch them grow."