Principal's Message

Tiger in field

As we start a new year, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all our students, staff, and parents who contribute to making Thurgood Marshall Middle School success. A new year always ushers in the sense of renewal. In our work, it is a renewal of purpose and collective commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, research and service to our community. With this comes the firm resolution to achieve at the highest level and meet expectations. 

I am enthused by the many exciting programs and resources that we have available at Thurgood Marshall Middle School. Our latest afterschool program is Pathways to Success. Pathways to Success will be offered during the week and on Saturdays (Saturdays will start at the end of January). 

The Pathways to Success Program (P2S) at Thurgood Marshall Middle School is an academic enrichment program designed to: remediate and enhance math and reading/ language arts skills; financial literacy and entrepreneurship and the arts. The program, funded by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Public School Opportunities Enhancement Grant (PSOEG) program, is designed to provide students in grades 6, 7, and 8 with a structured, academically enriched afterschool program aligned to the school-day program.

Pathways to Success Schedule & Course Details
PSAT Math (Tu&Th)
By reviewing testing strategies, concepts and skills, our scholars will develop perseverance and logic in math when taking any assessment.

PSAT RELA (Reading/Language Arts) (M&W)
Will focus on fundamentals in reading, writing, comprehension, literature and testing strategies.

Math in Action (M&W)
Math in Action provides an engaging approach for students to experiment with math. Scholars will apply math concepts to their everyday life. Activities will include conducting surveys, building ramps, cost vs income.

Finance & Entrepreneurship (Tu&Th)
Students will complete the following modules relating to of Entrepreneurship and Finance: Building a Balanced Budget, Entrepreneur in You, Planning and Building a Business, Responsible Money Choices, Income and Careers, Credit and Borrowing, Insurance and Safety, Saving and Investing and Creating Multimedia Presentation for Investors.

Book & Drama Club (Tu&Th)
Students will increase reading and writing skills while exploring literature and drama. Students will develop analytical skills and think critically through the Socratic Seminar. The course also seeks to promote student appreciation and involvement in the performing arts through middle school theatre and create a performance/play that will be played out at the end of the school year. 

December 4, 2017 – May 17, 2018
• PSAT Math/Finance & Entrepreneurship/Book & Drama Club on Tues and Thurs: 3:45 – 5:45pm 
• PSAT RELA/Math in Action on Mondays and Wednesdays: 3:45 – 5:45pm 
• Snack will be provided
• Transportation will be provided.


For more information, please contact the Site Coordinator: Julia Williams –

While the past year tested us in many ways, as a school family, we have remained resilient and we are forging ahead with renewed vigor to achieve our strategic objective.



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