TMA Homecoming 2010 has arrived and it’s LEGENDARY! Students are dressing down to wear their school colors today and their class shirts tomorrow. On Friday the Pep Rally will be held in the gym from 1:30 to 3:30 pm followed by a girl’s and boy’s homecoming basketball game versus IDEA at 6:00 and 7:30 pm respectively. Last but certainly not least the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night will feature music from TOB and UEB. The next few days are sure to be fun and exciting for the students and teachers alike!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
On Friday, December 3rd, the freshmen boarded buses and headed to either the Newseum or the U.S Capitol.
At the Newseum, students reveled at the Berlin Wall. Students were surprised that life on the East and West sides of the wall could be so different. Our students were moved by the 9/11 exhibit. The ninth graders were very young in 2001, and the exhibit really captured the horror of that day for Americans. The students were captivated by the newspaper headlines from around the world and listened intently to the documentary about how journalists tried to react and capture that day for the world to witness. Another favorite exhibit was the 4D movie about the evolution of journalism.
At the Capitol, the students’ excursion began by watching a movie about the United States of America. Afterward, the students participated in a guided tour. They had the opportunity to see 49 statues which represent each state. They were surprised to find out that there is no statue representing the district. They were shown the Old Supreme Court Room and the United States Capitol Dome which is 88 meters in height high! Another memorable spot on the tour was a special corner where if you whisper into the ground, it bounces off the wall and you could hear the whisper repeated at the other end of the room.
The students and chaperones had a great time in both locations. As always the day could not have happened without the help of our faculty and staff!
Friday, December 3, 2010
However, the discussion did not focus solely on differences. On both sides, the students were surprised at how much they had in common. Many of the students liked similar television shows and music. Our students realized that
A special thank you goes to Julie Dougherty for coordinating the visit. We would also like to thank the staff of the Bronfman Program! This amazing opportunity would not have happened without them.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Thurgood Marshall Academy’s student newspaper went online today! The TMA Brief’s first ever issue is now posted on the school website. Students who are part of the Newspaper club (see full list of members on page 8) stay after school on Wednesdays to work on each issue. Expect three more before the end of the school year.
Inside you’ll find our Student Government President’s State of the Academy Address, Ask Dwayne – our advice column, Armoire – our fashion column, a creative writing section and more!
Click HERE to check it out!
Print copies will be passed out to students and faculty on Monday of next week.
11th grade students used Tuesday’s Law Firm Tutoring session to work on homework ranging from math problems for Algebra II to a take home exam on the Scarlet Letter.
Tomorrow 9th grade students will be heading to either the Newseum or the Capitol for the third Law Day. Stay-tuned for a post about tomorrow’s Law Day!