WARRIOR WEEKLY Jan 24th-28th
Happy Black History Month, Warrior Families,

While we are a few days early, it is never too early to celebrate the greatness of our community. 

DC's own, Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Negro History Week, which we now know as Black History Month, believed that we should focus on the countless Black people who had contributed to the advance of human civilization. While we historically celebrate civil rights leaders, scholars, politicians, and athletes. The celebration that Dr. Woodson wanted to include folks like you and me.

Like you, TMA sees that greatness in our students daily. We know that we would not be able to achieve the successes we do with each of your children without your partnership to prepare each to succeed in college and participate in our democratic society.

Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you. We do not take your trust in us for granted.

Best,
Raymond A. Weeden, Jr.
Basketball Spectators

Due to maintenance issues and COVID restrictions, we are currently able to only allow 50 spectators at our home basketball games.  
 
Please come early. 
 
Admission: $5.00 - Adults & $3.00 Students

Also, spring sports interest meetings are coming up, so stay tuned!
Enrollment

SY 22-23 Enrollment: Registration is a two-step annual process for all TMA students.
 
Step 1 (Intent to Return) opens on January 31, 2022. Families must complete this Intent to Return form -->SY 2022-23 Intent to Return Form <-- by March 1, 2022 to notify the school of their plans to return for the 2022-2023 school year. Failure to submit the form by the deadline may result in the loss of your child’s enrollment seat for the 2022-23 school year.
 
Step 2 (Registration) will open to all families on April 4, 2022. Families must complete the registration process (completing annual forms, providing required medical/dental forms and submitting valid DC residency documentation) during the month of April. Documentation will be provided electronically at the beginning of April to complete this process.
COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, are available to ages 5 - 17, accompanying adults, and school employees/contractors.

  • Thurs., Feb. 3, 2022 3:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy Multipurpose Room
  • No appointment necessary
  • Permission slip required for students not accompanied by parent/guardian--blank for available at: Vaccine Consent Form
Afterschool Programing

  • Our Programs Department needs all parents to complete this form concerning information about your student(s) and after school programs. This is a short consent form confirming or denying the use of your students name and information in after school data. Thank you in advance.
Student Voice Surveys!!!

Mikva Challenge DC has TWO citywide youth groups that are seeking input from students across DC to help shape the future of our schools AND build a DC Youth Platform to share with our local government officials and candidates which issues youth want prioritized to improve our city. Students will have an opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card for completing each survey, and more importantly, will elevate their voices by sharing the most pressing issues that they want to see improved in their city and in their schools. 
 
The DCPS Citywide Student Voice Council, the Empowerment of Youth Education, who are advocating for student voice, equity and satisfaction across DCPS, have created the Student Voice Shaping Our Schools Survey {here} - by youth FOR youth - to identify which pressing issues students attending DC schools want to see prioritized in order to improve school culture and climate. The council will then use the survey results to create student-driven recommendations for program and policy changes that will be advocated for to DC leaders. 
 
Additionally, the Youth Voices of Today’s Empowerment (Y.V.O.T.E.) is a group of high school students from across DC who aim to support youth in becoming informed, empowered, active citizens who have a real voice in our city. They have created the Our City, Our Voice Survey {here}  to gather input from DC youth about their biggest concerns and most pressing issues that they want to see elected officials and candidates address to improve our communities. The Mikva Y.V.O.T.E. Team will use this feedback to create a DC YOUTH PLATFORM, and will advocate on behalf of DC youth to local leaders to prioritize their focus on our proposed solutions and recommendations. 
 
Please complete BOTH SURVEYS (Student Voice Shaping Our Schools Survey  AND Our City, Our Voice Survey) by January 31st, 2022?  
 


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.