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    Fred L. Thompson


    The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District’s first junior high school was named after Fred L. Thompson, who served twenty-four years as a school board member. Thompson Junior High School is located on the corner of Planz Road and Actis just west of Highway 99. Thompson Junior High school opened in 1967, and is the oldest of the District’s five junior high schools. Fred L. Thompson Junior High School will continue to pursue the concept of “Excellence in Education” as defined by the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. Our mission as created by staff and School Site Council is to providing a safe learning community which empowers students to take responsibility for themselves and reach their full academic potential. Within this community, the ideals of individual and ethical responsibility, and respect for cultural diversity, preparedness for a self-supporting and productive work life will be fostered.