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Is social studies waiver possible?

8/23 update: Principal Katie May will speak before the School Board Aug. 24 in the wake of a Board member’s comment  that cast doubt on Thurgood Marshall’s attempt to seek a policy waiver enabling  “blended” social studies classes.

The Board’s Curriculum & Instruction Policy Committee on Aug. 15 was thought by Principal May and others  to have sanctioned a process by which TM could seek from the District a waiver of the Superintendent’s Policy (SP) requiring HCC students to be taught core classes (such as social studies) in “self-contained” classrooms. Read Principal May’s email on this action.

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Final summer play date!

On Aug. 30, enjoy the last of the informal playdates held on summertime Tuesdays! Incoming and returning students (and parents) meet and hang out on the playground. Plus, the TM Library is open 4-7 p.m. for its final Tuesday book checkout and return, and the Popsicles are FREE! The full schedule:

  • Grades K-2: July 5 (4-5 p.m.), July 26 (5-6 p.m.), Aug. 16 (6-7 p.m.)
  • Grades 3-5: July 12 (4-5 p.m.), Aug. 2 (5-6 p.m.), Aug. 30 (6-7 p.m.)

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All welcome at Equity Teams picnic

All welcome to relax on the playground and hear a brief update on what we’ve been doing to increase educational opportunity for all students: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22.

Dessert and drinks provided! Just bring your family, a picnic, picnic blanket and any outdoor games/toys. Read the rest of this entry »

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Principal’s email regarding OK to seek social studies waiver

Principal Katie May’s email of Aug. 16, 2016, announced that Thurgood Marshall will be able to move forward with an application to the District for a waiver that would permit “blended” social studies grouping. Read the rest of this entry »

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