WARRIOR WEEKLY Jan 31st- Feb4th
Happy Black History Month, Families,

We are proud of our young people and team's work every day! We also know that authentic learning comes from taking action, reflecting on the outcome, and revising efforts to make a plan stronger. This quarter, TMA is pushing all students to increase class engagement and complete independent assignments. We know this quarter can seem complicated; as such, we want our Warriors to leverage the resources at home and school to help them accelerate learning in the third quarter. This includes homework help and office hours offered daily. 

In two weeks, we will spend time with you discussing ways we can work together to support your student through the end of the year. Our Open House (Family Conferences) are designed to ensure all are on the same page and plan for your student. Please lookout for a separate email with details of how to participate.

We look forward to seeing you then!
Raymond A. Weeden, Jr.
Executive Director
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."                                             
     - Marian Wright Edelman
Important Dates Next Week
2.8.22 Law Firm Tutoring (11th Grade)
2.9.22 Half Day Schedule
2.10.22 TMA Board of Trustee Meeting 8:00 am
2.10.22 TMA Basketball Senior Night
2.11.22 Howard Law Day (10th Grade)
2.11.22 Grades Submitted for Quarter 3 Progress Report 1
Upcoming Important Events
2.16.22 TMA Open House (Family Conference)
Please use this tool as needed to plan your family events and keep track of when we have half days, no school, and other events.
Let's be Inspired
Pathways 2 Power leaders Lauryn Renford (Class of 2019) and Destini Walker (Class of 2022) featured in one episode of a seven-part documentary telling the "stories of humans under 21 who are changing the narrative on what's possible for their age"
Over the next seven weeks, one episode will be released featuring amazing young people from across the country and the brave and inspiring things they are doing. Destini, Lauryn and the story of Pathways will be the last one released.

Parent Blog: Prioritizing Health
"When we get vaccinated, we’re not just doing it for ourselves."
Jinah Bryant is a member of the Board of Directors of Thurgood Marshall Academy and the parent of a Thurgood Marshall Academy junior. 
Basketball Spectators

On Thursday, February 10th at 5:15 we will celebrate our senior athletes in their last home game of the season. Please come out and support them if you can.

Basketball Seniors:
Jamarkis Beasley
Ronnell DInkins
Khalil Payton
Cierra James
Tori Tracey
Brie Johnson-Cheer
Saniya Abdul-Haqq-Cheer

Due to maintenance issues and COVID restrictions, we are currently able to only allow 50 spectators at our home basketball games.  
 
Please come early. 
 
CORRECTION >> Admission: No Cost
2022 GAO-USACE BIG CHAPTER ORATORICAL COMPETITION

THEME: 
Black Health and Wellness

ELIGIBILITY:
Freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior (9th through 12th grades) high school students currently enrolled in Washington, DC, public and charter high schools are eligible to participate. 
 
GUIDELINES:
Students will conduct theme-based research and submit a double-spaced typewritten essay of 700 to 1,000 words expressing their individual thoughts and ideas related to the theme.  

Mandatory Contest Dates:

All participants must submit a Notice of Intent to Participate form with their completed essays by Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • The preliminary round will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022,
  •  If selected as a finalist, the final round will be held virtually on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Details regarding the virtual final round will be provided closer to the event’s scheduled date. 
  • All finalists will be notified by 4 pm on February 21, 2022.  
  • Fax number for essay submission: 202-512-2841

THEME: Black Health and Wellness

Challenge: The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to maintain health and wellness.
 See the attached guidelines for the theme description and the complete challenge to students. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the process and/or guidelines. Look forward to working with your students.