WARRIOR WEEKLY Mar 14th - Mar 18th
Warriors!

This week you likely have seen reflections about how our world has changed over the last two years. That experience brought grief, hurt, and loss to many of us. But from that conflict, there also came joy, growth, and potential celebration. 

I am thankful that you have stood with us, led us, and challenged us to be a better TMA every day. As we continue to move from the pandemic's peak towards something closer to an endemic, we ask you to take the last step to ensure our community is safe. 

Vaccination is the next step! 
Raymond A. Weeden, Jr.
Executive Director
“To soar toward what's possible, you must leave behind what's comfortable.”
- Cicely Tyson
 
Warrior Boys and Girls Night In:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Open Gym, Night In, which will include, basketball tournaments, playstation, TikTok challenges, games, music, snacks, dinner, free giveaways and more!

March 24th- Girls
March 31st- Boys
Student Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities Info-Session on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 6.00 pm on zoom. The session will provide information about our Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Urban Alliance Internship, and other advanced programming for rising 10th - 12th graders. Please plan to attend by indicating your RSVP HERE (https://tmapchs-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcuispjkiGNArODQWYplVFNr3iU9pRi4K)
 
If you have any questions, please feel reach out to Mr. Mitchell at samitchell@tmapchs.org.
Programs

Homework Help is available to students every full day after school in the library from 3:30-5:30pm. This program is staffed by TMA faculty and staff. Clubs are also available to students every single day of the week!

Students can listen to after school announcements to learn more about club meetings and cancellations. 

Below are the dates of TMA Law Programming for the remainder of the year:
  • Law Day (9th grade) during the school day. 5/6/22
  • Howard Law Day (10th grade) during the school day. 3/18/22, 4/1/22
  • Law Firm Tutoring (11th grade) 5:00-6:00pm on Zoom. 3/15/22, 3/29/22, 4/19/22, and 5/3/22
Take Action: Virtual Phone Bank
Calling all youth in grades 6-12! Take action for voting rights at the Virtual Phone Bank on Thursday, March 17 at 5:00 - 7:00 pm CT (6-8pm ET / 3-5pm PT). 
This event is an opportunity for young people to get involved in voter mobilization together! Youth will be trained in how to effectively phone bank, and then get to practice those new skills with support from their peers and Mikva staff as they make calls from home to make sure community members understand how, when, where, and WHY it is so important for them to vote in their next election.






Since 2018, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation annually sponsors 20 DC students to attend the Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-College Summer programming in Hoboken, NJ. 

Applications for this summer's two-week on-campus residential experience are due April 1st. 

Students will leave DC on Friday, July 8, 2022 and return on July 22, 2022 for the July 10 - 22 session of Exploring Career Options in Engineering and Science (ECOES). The partnership does not include other sessions. 
At the District's new COVID Centers, individuals now have access to vaccinations, boosters, and take-home rapid antigen tests, as well as a new walk-up testing opportunity that will allow residents to administer and register a PCR test themselves. With extended hours and fixed locations in each ward, these COVID Centers represent the District's long-term commitment to ensuring health equity and accessibility for all District residents.

Details for DC students:

Programming is best suited for rising 11th and 12th graders.

Students must apply through the Stevens website. Application and more information can be found here.

2022 programming is on-campus. Stevens Pre-College Participants will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster dose, if eligible) prior to arriving for their program.

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation will fund at least 20 DCPS and DC charter high school students. Sponsorship includes fully paid tuition and transportation provided by Stevens to/from Union Station in DC to campus (a total value of $4,200+ per student).
Reminder

From February 1st through March 31st, schools are being asked to administer brief, online surveys of students and families about their perceptions of school behavioral health services. 
 
Child Trends, a local research organization, will provide Thurgood Marshall Academy with a report based on the data that can be used to help you complete your School Strengthening Work Plan for SY 2022-2023 and to help monitor delivery of behavioral health supports. Please complete the survey below to help us strengthen support in the future for you and your child. 

  • Parent survey (parents can choose English, Spanish, or Amharic)survey here  
 
The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) has contracted with Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization, to learn about school behavioral health (SBH) services and support at all public and public charter schools in DC. To learn more about the evaluation, you can check out this brief video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f8XsNoKIuM. Contact the Child Trends team at strengtheningschools@childtrends.org if you have questions.

At the District's new COVID Centers, individuals now have access to vaccinations, boosters, and take-home rapid antigen tests, as well as a new walk-up testing opportunity that will allow residents to administer and register a PCR test themselves. With extended hours and fixed locations in each ward, these COVID Centers represent the District's long-term commitment to ensuring health equity and accessibility for all District residents.

All sites will be open six days a week, as late as 9 p.m., and sites will rotate days so that on any day of the week, multiple COVID Centers will be open across DC.