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All students enter and exit the school through the main lobby doors located on Brookline Street. Students are prohibited from using any other doors except in the case of a fire drill. No one is permitted in the back of the school. Failure to abide by this expectation could result in disciplinary action. 

What about drop off and pick up?
Brookline Street will be a One Way running from Chatham Street towards Empire Street two times a day: 7:15 to 8:15 AM and 2 to 3 PM

There is no parking or idling in front of the school. This space is reserved for Lynn Public Schools transportation. Please respect the orange cones. See the flow chart below.

When visiting the school, from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm, you may park in the parking lot to the left of the gym or on the street.  However, during drop off and pick up times parking in the parking lot is prohibited to ensure school safety.

What about our new neighbors?
Key to our success is our relationship with our neighbors; your help in making this happen is critical. As always, please continue to be quiet and respectful of property. Understand that residents in the surrounding houses are also going through a period of adjustment and may be nervous about sharing their block with 1300 students, faculty, staff and workers every day.  Please make sure to instruct your child to pick up trash, cross the street in the designated crosswalks and take responsibility for creating and maintaining a positive relationship with our neighbors. There are also a number of businesses in the area. We plan to reach out to them and form partnerships wherever possible, and we encourage you to take a look. Good relations with neighboring businesses will be beneficial to us all.

What are opportunities for parent involvement?
Having parents actively supporting the school is key to our children’s success. The new TMMS PTO will be looking at the needs of the school and responding with fundraising, activities and input; however, we need parent volunteers. To join or inquire, please inquire in the main office. A PTO member will be in contact shortly thereafter.

Finally, we hope to be able to invite the parent community in to the Brookline Street before in the near future but we ask that you be patient as we transition smoothly and safely.

Our New School Location
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Marshall’s wrestlers have been working very hard. The Mustang grapplers have gone from not having any experience at all, to learning numerous take downs, escapes, and pins. On Thursday, May 5th at 6pm, the Mustangs will have the opportunity to demonstrate all they have learned as they square off against a Boston team of young wrestlers. The meet will take place in the new school and all are welcome to come watch and cheer our student athletes and witness first hand just how far they have come along in such a short period of time.
It’s spring and we’re about to move to a state-of-the-art facility; let’s look to strengthen the school community in other ways, as well. Parent involvement is critical for our kids’ success. Join us in rekindling Thurgood Marshall’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

Stop by our table during tomorrow’s open house to get information, offer suggestions and sign up. If you can’t be at the open house, contact Tara Porter via email: taraporter34@verizon.net for more information.
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Congratulations to our Robotics Team for attending the Robotics competition on Sunday January 10, 2016 at Boston University.


Robotics BU
Vex IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive, toolless system. This is the first year TMMS has participated. They meet once a week to design, build and program their robots.  Recently, they attended the Boston University Academy competition on January 10th, and are looking forward to their next competition to showcase their collaborative skills.

Congratulations to Julianna P. grade 8 who was nominated as our school's Ambassador for Project 351. Project 351 is "an innovative statewide youth-driven service organization that unites an 8th grade Ambassador from every city and town in Massachusetts for a transformative year of leadership development, enrichment, and impact. In 2011, Project 351 was a one-day event during Governor Deval Patrick’s second Inauguration. Compelled by the model’s impact and success and the passion of the 8th graders for greater service opportunities, Project 351 – as an independent non-profit year long program – was formed. Project 351 is now annually convened by Governor Charlie Baker."

She was also a recipient for the MCAS Long Write Hall of Fame seen here.


If you are interested in participating on the PTO, please contact Carmen Lopez at lopezc@lynnschools.org


If you are interested in helping out at school by volunteering your time and energy please take a look at our Parent Volunteer Application!
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For the 2015-2016 school year, the parking lot will be closed
to students’ families and guardians.

Our school day starts at 7:45 AM and ends at 2:30 PM
Classroom Assignments will be posted the first day of school.

Visit The "This Month At School" Tab For Important Reminders and Updates For The New School Year!

No Parking Guidelines
Student safety continues to be a high priority at TMMS. Therefore, we will continue to implement our “No Parking” guidelines. In the interest of security and safety for students and staff, our driveway and parking lot is closed to parents and guardians. Please help us keep your children safe by following these guidelines and reviewing them with your child.

We ask that you drop off and pick up on Porter Street, Essex Street and Jackson Street. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. We look forward to a safe and successful school year.

Drop Off Procedures
Supervision is provided starting at 7:15 A.M. for the breakfast program in the cafeteria and in the gym.  Please do not bring your child to school before that time since there is no supervision.

All parents/visitors must report directly to the school office. The office personnel will provide information and assistance in an effort to keep classroom interruptions to a minimum.


The morning breakfast program begins Wednesday September 9, 2015 at 7:15 in the cafeteria and will run every morning school is in session. Students are to be dropped off on Porter Street, Jackson Street or Essex Street and walk around the building to the cafeteria doors as there are no unauthorized cars in the parking lot.

The morning gym program will begin Friday September 11, 2015 at 7:15 in the gymnasium and will run every morning school is in sessions. Students are to enter through the gym doors. Parents and Guardians - no cars in the parking lot please as it is not safe for the students. Please drop students off on Porter Street, Jackson Street or Essex Street and they can enter the parking lot on foot.


TMMS teachers; Sara Nunez and Abby Ross along with their daughters' went to an orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic for a week in July.


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Welcome To The Thurgood Marshall Middle School Website

Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall Middle School website. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as principal of a staff and student body committed to personal growth and academic achievement. My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Our mission at TMMS is to instill in our students the DREAM principle that guides our daily interactions through the development of dignity, respect, effort, attitude and motivation. We believe that by adhering to the basic ideas embedded in these five concepts, our students will become well rounded and civic-minded individuals. Through hard work and dedication, we can accomplish our dream of becoming a high performing middle school.

In our efforts to provide effective instructional practices and well-developed school structures that support student achievement we will be focusing on the following initiatives for the 2015/2016 school year:

• Teachers will implement protocols in professional collaborative discussions to improve instructional practices. Focus areas may include promoting higher order thinking skills and increasing student cognitive engagement for all students.

• All staff will implement an Advisory Curriculum that includes a whole school book read and personal goal setting and civic minded action. The goal of the book read is to increase the opportunity for pleasure reading by making connections to text in a fun, personal way. Advisory groups will be reading the fast paced and popular science fiction novel Divergent.

• The Principal will implement a Principal’s Coffee once a quarter to invite parents to discuss school initiatives, offer feedback and share questions or concerns.

School and family partnerships are central to improving academic achievement of our students. We encourage families to get involved in their students' academic lives. We want you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children. Being informed will help. Throughout the year our school website, periodic calendars, and newsletters, will provide you with the most current information.

We look forward to working together to ensure that all of our students meet their full potential.

Molly Cohen

Bienvenido a la página web de Thurgood Marshall Middle School (TMMS).

Es un honor y privilegio servir como directora de una institución compuesta de personal académico, padres y estudiantes comprometidos con el crecimiento y logro escolar de nuestros alumnos.

Mi objetivo es asegurar que cada estudiante recibe la más alta calidad de educación en un ambiente de aprendizaje, seguro y de apoyo. Nuestra misión en TMMS es inculcar en nuestros estudiantes el principio conocido con el nombre “DREAM” que guía nuestras interacciones día a día a través del desarrollo de la Dignidad, Respeto, Esfuerzo, Actitud y Motivación.  Las ideas básicas incluidas en estos cinco conceptos, servirán como ayuda en la formación de nuestros estudiantes en individuos preparados para enfrentar los desafíos del futuro con conciencia cívico y académico.

 A través del trabajo duro y dedicación, podemos lograr el sueño de convertirse nuestra escuela en un establecimiento de alto rendimiento.

Durante este año escolar 2015/2016,  nos concentraremos en las siguientes iniciativas:

• Los maestros implementarán métodos para mejorar las prácticas de enseñanza y motivación.  Aumentando el pensamiento y a participación de todos los estudiantes.

• Se pondrá en marcha un plan de estudios con Asesores que incluirá la lectura de un libro completo y el establecimiento de metas personales y acciones cívica.  El objetivo de lectura es aumentar el contacto con libros en una forma divertida y personal.  Grupos de Asesores leerán novelas de interés popular, como por ejemplo, la novela de ciencia ficción llamada Divergente.

• La directora implementará reuniones habituales a realizarse una vez cada semestre.  El objetivo de estas reuniones es crear un espacio para que los apoderados puedan expresar sus opiniones y participar en las actividades escolares, discutir iniciativas, ofrecer recomendaciones y compartir inquietudes.

La alianza entre la escuela y las familias es fundamental para mejorar el rendimiento académico de nuestros estudiantes.  Invitamos cordialmente a las familias para participar en la vida académica de nuestros alumnos. Queremos que te unas a nosotros para hacer de esta la mejor experiencia para sus hijos.   Es necesario que este informado a lo largo del año escolar, para ello nuestro sitio web incluirá información general de la escuela como también calendarios y boletines actualizados.

Esperamos con interés trabajar juntos para asegurar que todos nuestros estudiantes puedan alcanzar el máximo potencial académico como personal que ellos se merecen.

Molly Cohen

Thurgood Marshall Middle School Information | 2015-2016

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List School Teacher List | 2015-2016 | Updated September 2015
Subject | Teacher Classroom Room
Cluster 1 | Grade 6 | WEBPAGE
  Carmen Lopez Social Studies 116 -
  Vasillios Mallios Math 117
  Dan Koziski (Substitute) ELA 118
  Carrie Sachetta
ELA 118
  Dan Spheekas Science 119
Cluster 2 | Grade 6 | WEBPAGE
  Lindsey Aylward ELA 31
LT Carolyn Bergeron Math | Lead Teacher 11
  Daniel Finger Science 30
LT Jake Selinger Social Studies | Lead 32
Cluster 3 | Grade 7 | WEBPAGE
  Jillian Cayton ELA 230
  Kathy Coman Social Studies 229
  Lori Egan Math 228
  Joe Ford Science 227
  Joe Shapiro Special Ed Inclusion  
Cluster 4 | Grade 7 | WEBPAGE
  Victor Alexio Social Studies 317
  Jeff Schwartz Math 315
  Casey Silot ELA 316
  Meghan Singleton Science 320
Cluster 5 | Grade 8 | WEBPAGE
  Matthew Bollen Science 218
  Diana Lima Math 221
  Jill Magner ELA 219
  Frank Vieira Social Studies | Liaison 220
Cluster 6 | Grade 8 | WEBPAGE
LT Tim Ferrari ELA | Lead Teacher 311
LT Lynore Giroux Science | Lead Teacher 330
  Luke Maus Social Studies 329
  Judy Sweeney Math 328
Cluster 7 | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Christopher Cornett ELA 12
  Amy DeRosa ELA | Liaison 127
  Gladys Pagan Laboy Aide 14
  Sarah McKenna SEI Newcomers 130
  Melinda Modugno ELL 14
  Steven Small Science 129
  Kristen Tabacco Social Studies 128
  Frances Toto ESL | Intervention  
  Meredith Ziegler Math 126
Cluster 8 | Gr. 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Rachel Attridge Science | 7 | Liaison 224
  Jacqueline Dixon ELA | 8 213
  John DeMatteo Math | 8 223
  Kyle Sabourin Social Studies | 7 212
Cluster 9 | Life Skills | WEBPAGE
  Beth Bertolozzi Life Skills 13
  Marta Fernandez Aide 13
Cluster 10 | Gr. 6 | WEBPAGE
  Kaitlyn Lausier Math 27
  Samantha Nelsen Social Studies 28
  Kathleen Powers ELA 19
  Kyle Shurtleff Science | Liaison 21
5th Major | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Carleen French Spanish 217
  Ariana Gilbert French 314
  Meghann Price ELA Supplemental 115
  Christina Newton ELA Supplemental 112
  Sara Nunez Spanish 215
  TBA ESL | Intervention 111
  Jared Rooks ELA Supplemental 114
  Abby Ross Spanish 216
  Janice Silva Math Supplemental 312
LT Oliver Toomey ELA Supplemental | Lead 113
  Kevin Whitehead Math Supplemental 313
Curriculum | WEBPAGE    
  Kerri Altieri Math Coach  
  Angelisa Cole SEI CIT 121
  Nicole McGuinness ELA Coach 121
Special Education | WEBPAGE  
  Chris Holey ELA | Inclusion 315
  Liz Cappello ELA 214
  Shannon Crompton Chair G1
  Miriam Domer Inclusion CL 2
  Matthew Koslowski Inclusion CL 5
  Brian McCarthy Inclusion CL 10 - 16
  Davia Moore ELA 314 A
  TBA Inclusion CL 16
  Paul Ruotolo Social Studies 226
  TBA Support 029
LT Joe Shapiro Lead Teacher | Inclusion CL 3
  Scott Sullo Science 319
  Hermina Svoboda Para CL 7
  Maureen Walker Math 318
  Margaret Azaryoun   CL 6
  Cheryl Baronian   CL 1
  Shardaye Berry   CL 4
  Marta Fernandez   CL 9
  Joe Jones   CL 9
  Gladys Pagan- Laboy    CL 7
  Rosa Marte   CL 4
  Barbara Brooks Morris   1CL 5
  Jeffrey Porter   CL 9
Unified Arts | WEBPAGE  
  John Ardizzoni Health 313 A
  Leonard Caplan Drama 16
  Chris Cole Computers Computer Room
  Tom Conrad Physical Education Gym
  Joe Cook Visual Arts 25
LT Alisa Fila Lead Teacher | Liaison
Physical Education
  Jakobi Gorham Computers Library
  Bethany Johnson Librarian School Library
  Frank Kelley Woodshop 26
  Jonathan Plouffe Music 326
  Jennica Pratt Visual Arts 323
  Mona Rashad Band | Orchestra  
  Charlene Reppucci Health 211
  William Sokolow Band | Orchestra  
Building Substitutes    
  Carol Brown    
  Janet Dunleavy    
  Maria Williams    
"This Month At School" | Summer 2016
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Help Families Put Healthy Food Within Reach and
Boost your Direct Certification Numbers  
with SNAP/Food Stamps Assistance

Project Bread can help you boost your direct certification numbers by helping eligible households apply for SNAP/Food Stamps. Our FoodSource Hotline counselors can tell families if they are eligible for SNAP/Food Stamps and help them apply. Please consider sharing this information with the parents and guardians in your school district through a phone blast, email newsletter or website blurb, brochure or include on school lunch menus a few times a year.  Below are the simple messages you can use:

Phone Blast Message:
Are you a parent that is having a hard time putting healthy food on the table? Your family may be eligible for SNAP also known as Food Stamps. Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline can help you find out if you are eligible and help you apply for benefits. You can have income or own a home and be eligible.  Call today! 1-800-645-8333.

Email,/School Newsletter/Website Blurb:
Are you or someone you know having a hard time putting healthy food on the table? SNAP (also known as Food Stamps) helps you stretch your food budget and keep your family healthy. Calling Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline is a simple and confidential way to find out if you qualify for SNAP. Counselors can assist families in over 160 languages. The FoodSource Hotline is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on SNAP, call 1-800-645-8333.

Provide Informational Brochures: 
Project Bread is also happy to provide you with information brochures that can be sent home with students or included in existing school mailings for school meals. If you would like to receive these, please contact Khara Burns at 617-239-2586 or Khara_burns@projectbread.org | Download Request For Materials Here

For Questions Call: 

Khara Burns at 617-239-2586 or Khara_burns@projectbread.org

June | June is a busy month with fieldtrips and cluster events.
Please stay tuned!

This spring has been a whirlwind of excitement for our school community. We have now inhabited the first new school for the city of Lynn in twenty years for the month of May. This beautiful environment raises the bar for student responsibility and contributes to an atmosphere of academic achievement.

Our first month in the new building has been a total success… despite the newness and confusion of learning an unfamiliar space, the teachers and students move confidently through the hallways, shops, classrooms, cafeteria and gymnasium. We have been honored to have visits from the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Catherine Latham, the Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Tutwiler and the Mayor of the City of Lynn, the Honorable Judith Flanagan Kennedy.

Our school is a state of the art, “smart building”. Our new gym now has enough room for the entire student population to attend an assembly at the same time! We enjoyed a very successful all school Memorial Day Assembly in our new gymnasium on Wednesday May 25th.
At this time, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy summer break. We look forward to beginning another successful school year next fall.

Our June 2016 Events Calendar:

Wednesday June 1, 2016 | 2:45 PM | Faculty Meeting Cafeteria
Friday June 3, 2016 | 8 to 9:45 AM | Girls’ Inc. Assemblies Cafeteria
Wednesday June 8, 2016 | 7 AM-6 PM | School Works Site Visit
Wednesday June 8 and 22 2016 | Lunches | Ice Cream Socials
Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 3-4 pm | School Council In Principal’s Office
Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 6-7:30 PM | Spring Concert TMMS Cafeteria
Friday, June 10, 2016 | 3-4 PM | Principal’s Coffee Cafeteria

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | 9-11 AM
Grade 6 Band to ALL City Band/Strings Rehearsal at LEHS
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 9-11 AM
Grade 6 Band to ALL City Rehearsal at LEHS

Friday, June 17, 2016 | 6-7:30 PM | Talent Show Cafeteria
Sunday, June 9, 2016 | ALL DAY | Happy Father’s Day!

Monday June 20, 2016 | 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM | Amazon Robotics speaker presents to entire 6th and 7th grade classes

Monday June 20, 2016 | 8 AM – 6 PM | 8th Grade Canobie Lake

Tuesday June 21, 2016 | 8 AM – 2:30 PM | 8th Grade Salem Willows
Tuesday June 21, 2016 | 6 PM – 8 PM | 8th Grade Semi Formal Cafe
Wednesday June 22, 2016 2016 | 8 AM | Grade 8 Graduation
Practice and Report Card distribution

Thursday June 23, 2016 | 11 AM | TMMS Grade 8 Graduation Gym
Monday June 27, 2016 | Early Release 11:45 | No Lunches
Report Card Distribution

Tuesday June 28th 2016 | NO SCHOOL | Summer Break

May Flowers.

We entered 100 Brookline Street with much fanfare and excitement. Thank you to all those who had the opportunity to volunteer and get us up and running in no time at all! We have shared the exact logistics of the official PARCC testing on our blog and website. Please remember it is critical that students get a good night’s sleep, eat a substantial breakfast and arrive to school on time. We are looking forward to testing in our new location with no distractions.


Monday through Friday May 2-6, 2016 | 8 AM - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday through Thursday, May 3-5, 2016 | 8 AM - PARCC Testing

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 1:30 PM - ALL City Band/Strings Rehearsal at Breed

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6 - 8 PM - Wrestling Exhibition in the Gym

Sunday May 8th 2016 | Mother’s Day

Tuesday & Wednesday May 10 and 11, 2016 | 8AM - MCAS Science Grade 8

Wednesday May 11th and 25th 2016 | Lunches - Ice Cream Socials

Tuesday through Thursday, May 17-19, 2016 | 8AM - PARCC Testing

Thursday May 19, 2016 | 6 PM - Project YES! Graduation Cafeteria

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 1:30 PM - ALL City Band/Strings Rehearsal at Breed

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 9-11 PM - ALL City Band/Strings Rehearsal at Breed

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 8:30 PM - Memorial Day Assembly

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 6 PM - ALL City Strings Concert at LEHS

Monday May 30, 2016 | No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday May 31, 2016 to Wednesday June 8, 2016 | Book Fair


April brings BIG changes.

Our final day at the 19 Porter Street address will be April 15th.  Packets of information involving opening day concerns such as traffic flow, entrances for each grade level, first day activities, and building usage routines will be sent home the week before vacation. We appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement for this historic move. March 30th marked our last Open House for the school year.

The week prior we ran two practice PARCC testing sessions to allow the students the opportunity to experience a timed test. We will share the exact logistics of the official PARCC tests during the first three weeks of May. As usual, we will post all information as well. Please continue to provide your feedback to ensure the smooth operations of our school.

April Calendar

Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 3 PM
- Next School Council Meeting

Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 4 PM to 7PM
- School Dance

Monday April 12 to 15 2016
- Assemblies and Walking Tours for students to the 100 Brookline Street address

Friday April 15, 2016 - Early Release for students
- Quarter 3 ends. Grades are due.

Friday April 15, 2016
- Extended TMMS Clothing Order.

Monday April 18, 2016 to Friday April 22, 2016 | No School
- April Vacation

Monday April 25, 2016 | Opening Day 100 Brookline Street - Early Release for students
- School resumes on time at 7:45 BUT School will dismiss early

Friday April 29, 2016
- Quarter 3 Report Cards go home with students

Wednesday’s April 12th& 27th Ice Cream Socials
- Students can purchase sundaes for $3.50 during lunches

Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and Open House. We thank

Tara Porter and Margot Abels for pulling together a PTO. We wish you and your family an energizing spring.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

March Roars In Like A Lion!

This will be our last full month in the 19 Porter Street address!  The building is a flutter with planning and packing for our historic move to 100 Brookline Street over the April vacation. Your enthusiasm was apparent in the attendance of many students, parents, family members, and community members at the February Building Move night.

We also discussed PARCC and the testing logistics that will take place during the first three weeks of May.

Please look for informational packets that will go home with the students in April to explain exactly what the move to the new building will entail. We will post all information as well.

As always, your feedback is critical to the smooth operations of our school.  Students have received LPS green student ID's and lanyards. Students are expected to wear these every day to school.

Our March Calendar:

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

  • Intramural Basketball games begin– all can play!

Thursday and Friday March 3rd, 4th, 2016

  • Guidance celebrates quarter 2 Honor Roll students

Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 3 PM

  • Next School Council Meeting

Friday March 11, 2016

  • Quarter 3 Progress Reports go home with students

Friday March 18, 2016

  • Deadline for TMMS Clothing Order.

March 22, 23, 24

  • Parents are invited to view their child's MCAS ALT portfolios in the Principal's Conference room from 1:30 to 2:30.

Friday March 25, 2016 | No School

  • Good Friday

Wednesday March 30, 2016 | 3 - 5 PM

  • Our Third and final Open House

Ice Cream Socials 3/9, 3/23

  • Students can purchase sundaes for $3.50 during lunches
Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and Open House. We wish you and your family an energized entry into early spring.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School


Looking Ahead To February!

January was a successful month.
We had excellent attendance following the long winter break. Our Open House was meaningful and lively. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Principal’s Coffee.  Your participation in the happenings of our community is central to our partnership.  We were happy to discuss PARCC and the building move logistics. We kicked off the first wrestling team for middle schools in Lynn while both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams have had an enjoyable and enriching season. We are looking forward to offering our students and staff new school logo clothing in the very near future.  

We expect the same success in February.

Friday February 5, 2016

- Quarter 2 ends
Monday February 8, 2016
- Sign-ups for boys’ and girls’ Intramural Basketball – all are welcome!
Friday February 12, 2016
- Report Cards go home with students
Monday to Friday February Break, February 15 to 19, 2016
- No School
Wednesday February 24, 2016 | 6 until 7:30 PM
- Building Move Announcement in the cafeteria
Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 3 PM
- Next School Council Meeting
Friday March 25, 2016 | No School
- Good Friday
Wednesday March 30, 2016 | 3 until 5 PM
-Our Third Open House
Ice Cream Socials 2/24. 3/9, 3/23
- Students can purchase Sundaes for $3.50 during lunches
Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and Open House. We wish you and your family a restful February Break.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Successful Open House

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend last night’s Open House.  Your participation in your child’s learning is important to us.  We were happy to meet with so many of you and engage in meaningful conversation. Your input is invaluable. If you would like to set up an appointment to continue the discussion regarding your child’s growth and academic progress, please contact the guidance office at 781-477-7357.  We look forward to continuing to collaborate with you!

Monday January 25th
The first TMMS Wrestling season kicks off!

Thursday, March 7, 2016 | 3 PM
- Next School Council Meeting

March 30, 2016 | 3 until 5 PM
Our Third Open House

Thank you for supporting our school by coming out for sports events, parent conferences, and Open House. We wish you and your family a prosperous new year.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School


Friday December 4th our community had a terrible loss. Sadly, there was a fire on Bruce Place and one of our very own students has been traumatically affected. Our school community will be holding a fundraising drive and offering support and resources for our students.

On Friday December 11th our cluster 7 students and teachers, along with Mrs. Paoli our guidance counselor held a hat day fundraiser. Students donated a dollar and were allowed to wear hats in school for the day.  Because of our generous and caring student and faculty members, we raised over $1300.00 for the family affected by this tragedy.

Our community has suffered a terrible loss. Sadly, there was a fire on Bruce Place and one of our very own students has been traumatically affected. Our school community will be holding a fundraising drive and offering support and resources for our students.

We will continue to be mindful of the reality that a gesture of kindness can be a ray of sunlight in a neighbor’s dark moment. 

Mrs. Molly Cohen - Principal TMMS

Holiday Activities | December 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians of Thurgood Marshall Middle School Students,

This year, as the holiday season approaches, we here at Thurgood Marshall Middle School plan to continue our 20 year tradition of holiday activities designed to raise money for local charities.
Here is the schedule of the fund raising activities we are planning this year:

  • Monday December 14th
    Wear your favorite Sports Team colors or gear
  • Tuesday December 15th
    Wear red and/or green to celebrate the Holiday season
  • Wednesday December 16th – Friday December 18th
    Dress Up Day – Look your Best!!
  • Thursday December 17th
    Twin Day – find your soulmate and dress alike!!
  • Friday December 18th
    Door Decorating Contest is judged
    Wear “Orange and White” (our school colors)
    Monday through Friday the Holiday Mall will be open at 2:30 in the Principal’s conference room. The Holiday Mall will feature small gift items that students can purchase for family member. Prices range from $.25 to $3.00.

Monday through Friday, Mistletoe Mama and Basket Raffles will be sold during lunches. Mistletoe Mama delivers “kisses” to recipients during lunches Wednesday through Friday for the cost of $1.00.  Basket raffles are $.50 each. They will be raffled off on Friday after the lunches.

Thank you for your cooperation at this busy time of the year and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Winter Spirit Week

From December 14-18, Thurgood Marshall Middle School will be hosting a celebratory week of school spirit and gift giving. The school store will transform into the Holiday Mall where students can purchase gifts for friends and family. The store will be open Monday through Thursday in the Principal’s Conference Room after school. Prices range from $0.25 to $3

Winter Break Dates
Monday, December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016

Second Open House
Tuesday January 12, 2016 | 6 to 8 PM

Enjoy your holidays – Be safe!

Molly Cohen

A Successful Open House!
Thank you Thurgood Marshall Middle School Families for a very successful Open House turn out! Despite the rain, we had many involved families visit our school. The cafeteria was filled with anticipation and curiosity as we kicked off the evening with information regarding Title 1, School Council, PTO, Principal’s Coffee, our School Improvement Plan, and our All School Book Read Advisory Program centered around the themes of community, responsibility and self-awareness. We also introduced our guidance counselors, the social worker, the librarian and our community liaisons who are focused on building the bridge between school and home. The rest of the evening was an opportunity to feel the day in the life of a middle school student as families followed an abbreviated schedule of their students.

More Title One Parent Compacts will be sent home with our students. Please read these compacts and commit to uniting with us to improve your child’s education. DOWNLOAD: Title One Compact (EN) | Título 1 (ES)

You will also receive the School Council Nomination forms. Consider serving for a term, fill out your information and return the form to your child’s homeroom. A ballot will follow and we will conduct an official vote in the next two weeks. If School Council or PTO are too official for your liking consider donating an hour or two at our Book Fair. Please contact our librarian, Ms. Bethany Johnson or call the main office at (781) 477-7360.

BOOK FAIR DATES - October 13th to October 21st

At our second Open House we will conduct Teacher/Family Conferences. These will occur in January. More information will follow shortly so please stay tuned.

Molly Cohen

September Welcome! Greetings Parents and Families!

Welcome parents and students to the 2015-2016 school year! I hope you have been enjoying these past few weeks of summer and are looking forward to a great school year.  I am excited for a productive year of learning and growth for our students and our professional staff.  My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort.

In order to accomplish this goal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School follows The DREAM guiding principle.  These are: Dignity, Respect, Effort, Attitude and Motivation.  We will be spending a considerable amount of time discussing and implementing these concepts into what we do at TMMS.  We believe that by adhering to the basic ideas embedded in these five concepts, our students will become well rounded and civic-minded individuals. When we model these concepts in everything that we do, we take our school from good to great.

The middle school years are an important and critical time of transition – moving from the elementary experience and preparing for the competitive challenge of high school.  What happens during these few short years will have a lasting impression on the development and growth of your children.

The year will be busy, exciting, and very rewarding for each student if they put forth their best effort and conduct themselves with dignity, respect, effort and a positive attitude.   We want you to join us in making this the very best experience for your children.  Being informed will help.   Throughout the year our school website, periodic calendars, and newsletters, will provide you with the most current information. 

In this letter I have included Important Reminders & Procedures and the bus website, www.mbta.com, which will give you the information you need. Please check the our website for the summer reading list. The Clusters will inform the students what supplies they need for school.  Remember students are responsible for completing their summer reading projects by the second week of school.

A Word About Attedance
Only students may enter the school through the main entrance located at the front of the school on Porter St. from 7:45 until 8 AM. The doors will be locked at 8 AM and all students who are not on campus by that time will need to enter through the office and be marked tardy.

STUDENTS ARRIVING TARDY WILL SERVE DETENTION after THREE TADIES. Regular attendance to school is critical to academic achievement. Students who are ABSENT 7 or more days in a marking period will FAIL all their classes for the quarter.

Please help your child to be successful by making sure your child is well prepared and on time for school each day. Thank you for your cooperation, patience and flexibility.

Best wishes,
Molly Cohen

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