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Next PTO Meeting Is January 18th | 3 to4 PM
Our Web Address | www.lynnschools.org/marshall
Wednesday January 18th
PTO meeting in the library 3-4 PM
Second Open House from 6-8 PM

Tuesday January 24th
School Council Meeting 3-4 PM
Robotics Presentation 5-6 PM

Friday January 27th
Quarter 2 closes

Friday February 3rd  
Report Cards go home


January 18th, 2017
Please stop in to meet us in the TMMS library from 3-4 PM
February 15th, 2107
March 15th, 2017 | April 26th, 2017
May 17th, 2017 | June 14th, 2017


Winter 2017Spring 2017
Winter-Saturdays | Spring-Fridays!
Beginning the week of October 17, 2016 Thurgood Marshall Middle School will offer Extended Learning Time in math for selected students Monday through Thursday 2:45 to 3:45 pm and on Saturdays beginning Saturday October 29th, 2016 from 8am -12 PM
8th grade students in Miss Domohowski's 5th Major ESL class worked together to brainstorm ideas for their "Letter to Self" assignment. They were up out of their seats moving to various locations around the classroom to jot down ideas for each category: Me Now, My Past, My World, People in My Life, My Future, & What I Do.

The class brainstorm helped spark ideas for their individual organizers which will ultimately guide their letters. The letters will be opened the last day of school in June!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are writing to inform you about a new program in our schools that will help your child make healthy choices. This year we are initiating a screening program related to the use of alcohol, marijuana and other substances. Our goal is to let the students know that we are available to reinforce healthy decisions and to assist them in obtaining support if needed for substance use.

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program will be incorporated into our annual state mandated screenings. This year, we will screen 7th grade students. All screenings will be conducted by either a guidance counselor, school nurse, social worker or health teacher confidentially in private one-to-one sessions. We will utilize the CRAFFT-II screening tool which is enclosed for your review.
Students who are not using substances will have their healthy choices reinforced by the screener. The screener will provide brief feedback to any student who reports using substances, or who is at risk for future substance use. If needed, we will refer students to our guidance staff or social worker for further evaluation. This program focuses on harm prevention and does not generate disciplinary action. Results of the screening will not be included in your student’s school record. Every student will be given educational materials on substance use that includes resource information.

As with any school screening, you have the right to opt your child out of this screening. Please send your request to opt out in writing to your school principal or call for questions. Additionally, screening is voluntary and students may choose not to answer any or all of the screening questions.

We encourage all parents/guardians to talk with their child about substance use. Information is available in our health office, guidance office, the Lynn Public Schools website and on the back of this form. Together, schools and parents/guardians CAN make a difference for our youth.

Important SBRIT Information and Resources
Lynn Youth Council
The Lynn Youth Council invites applications to become a Youth Councilor. New Councilors will begin their duties in January, 2017. 

The Youth Council consists of up to 18 members, selected from male and female applicants aged 12 – 19 in each of the city wards and at-large.   
Download More Info And The Application

Kickball Tournament | Oct./Nov.
Dodgeball | Jan./Feb.
Basketball | March/April
Volleyball and Whiffleball | May
Soccer | June

Morning Gym-Every school day morning the gym is open
for basketball from 7:15 until 7:45 AM

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Wednesday January 4th
First Basketball boys and girls games

Monday January 16th
NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday January 18th
PTO meeting in the library 3-4 PM
Second Open House from 6-8 PM

Tuesday January 24th
School Council Meeting 3-4 PM
Robotics Presentation 5-6 PM

Friday January 27th
Quarter 2 closes

Friday February 3rd  
Report Cards go home

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Principal Cohen's Monthly Messages

January 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians of Thurgood Marshall Middle School Students,

We had an exciting week before Winter Break with school community celebrations like our first drama performance on our new stage of The Grinch, the Holiday Concert, Twin Day, Dress for Success, and of course the traditional Holiday Season Store. January brings many fun filled activities and events as well.

We kicked off the new year with a generous gift from acclaimed children’s author, Nila Webster, of a book of poetry with contributions from several local authors and artists entitled Because We Believed It. Ms. Webster teamed up with the Lynn Public Schools to publish 1375 copies and donated them specifically to the Thurgood Marshall Middle School Community to honor our culture and climate derived in our guiding DREAM principles: Dignity, Respect, Effort, Attitude and Motivation. We look forward to visiting with her in March to discus the important themes in the book about discovering what is important to us in our lives, treasuring what we love and pursuing our dreams.

Please enjoy the images we post on our Blog.

Here is our January schedule:

Wednesday January 4th

  1. First Basketball boys and girls games.

Monday January 16th

  1.  NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday January 18th

  1. PTO meeting in the library 3-4 pm
  2. Second Open House from 6-8 pm

Tuesday January 24th

  1. School Council Meeting 3-4 pm
  2. Robotics Presentation 5-6 pm

Friday January 27th

  1. Quarter 2 closes

Friday February 3rd  

  1. Report Cards go home

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

Ms. Molly Cohen
Principal, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

December 2016 | Thurgood Marshall Celebration Week - 2016
Thurgood Marshall Celebration week is an over 20 year tradition here at TMMS. It has experienced some changes over the years but has always been a successful and joyful experience.

The Holiday Mall will be open from 2:30 until 3:30 each day beginning Wednesday December 14th through Thursday December 22nd. The Holiday Mall is for the students to purchase gifts for their family members at reasonable cost. Items range from $.25 to $3.00. We also offer gift wrapping for $.25. The PTO member will also be setting up a “Picture booth” this year. Volunteers gladly accepted…. Schedule will be posted in the mailroom!!

Mistletoe Mama is a long time tradition here. The students can purchase a “kiss” for $1.00 during the lunches. Mistletoe Mama will deliver the kisses (stamp on the cheek and a Hershey kiss) during the lunches from Tuesday December 20th through the 22nd. Expect a noisy lunch those days!! We will need teacher volunteers to act as “Mama” or “Dada” to deliver the kisses. The Jr. National Honor Society will be there to assist.

Each cluster is asked to “donate” a basket to be raffled off. Chances are $.50 and will be on sale during the lunches the week of December 12th. The baskets will be displayed in the windows on the first floor. They will be numbered. The basket raffles will be drawn on Friday, December 23rd.

Homeroom Poster Decorating Contest: (this replaces our old Door Decorating Contest)… Posters will be displayed in the main lobby. Which homeroom will have the best poster this year???? Judging will happen on Friday, December 23rd.

Monday Dec. 19th: Favorite Sport Day – Wear your favorite team’s clothing
Tuesday Dec. 20th: Wear Red and/or Green – show your colors of the season
Wednesday Dec. 21st: Dress Up Day – Look your best!!
Thursday Dec. 22nd: Twin Day – dress like your soulmate!!
Friday Dec. 23rd: School Pride Day – Wear Green and White!!

November 2016 | November is a busy month with lots of out of class experiences. This month we kicked off the Raspberry Pi computer project in Mr. Cole’s extracurricular Computer Club after school on Tuesdays. Please check out the Lynn schools Face Book page for these pictures below:

Also, we’ve partnered with Amazon Robotics out of North Reading, MA. to offer a STEM project on Friday afternoons with Ms. Singleton. Amazon engineers, Ms. Singleton and selected team members from 6th, 7th and 8th grade work collaboratively to explore and interact with the Lego Mindstorms robotics programs including building, programming and refining engineering practices directly tied to the science, technology, engineering and math curriculums critical in MA state standards.  Students are given the opportunity to learn about, explore and practice multiple facets of the field of engineering which may inspire them to further their STEM based career for their high school choice and for their future. You can also check out the Lynn schools Face Book page for these pictures below:

November also includes the Anti-Violence fieldtrip to City Hall to hear powerful speakers share personal account of the influence violence has had on their lives. On November 7th we conduct our annual Fall Walk to raise money for our Student Activity Fund, which defrays costs of future field trips, dances, and 8th grade activity week. We also use these funds to purchase snacks and materials for after school and Saturday programming.

Beginning on November 7th and through November 22nd we send our 6th grade students out to the Nahant Northeastern Marine Center to engage in field work on the rocky shoreline. 

Remember we have a handful of days off from school in November. There is no school on Tuesday November 8th, Friday November 11th and there will be an Early Release time for Thanksgiving at 11:45 on Wednesday November 23rd. Lunches will not be served on that day.

We hope you have healthy and safe holiday weekends.  If ever you have any questions about our busy schedule, please contact your child’s guidance counselor in the main office.

October 2016

October and November Important Dates
October 19: PTO meeting 3-4 PM | All are welcome with no commitment
October 20: School Council Meeting 3-4 PM
October 27: Halloween Dance at 4:30 to 7:30 PM
November 4: All School Veteran’s Day Assembly
November 7: Fall Walk Fundraiser
November 8: No School – Voting Day
November 10: First Quarter Closes. Grades Close
November 11: No School - Veteran’s Day
November 18: Report Cards Go Home

Intramural Sports Activities
Kickball Tournament | Oct./Nov.
Dodgeball | Jan./Feb.
Basketball | March/April
Volleyball and Whiffleball | May
Soccer | June
Morning Gym-Every school day morning the gym is open for basketball from 7:15 until 7:45 AM

PTO Dates For 2016-2017
October 19th, 2016
November 16th, 2016
December 21st, 2016
January 18th, 2017
February 15th, 2107
March 15th, 2017
April 26th, 2017
May 17th, 2017
June 14th, 2017

Anti-Hazing Policy Reminder
This is a reminder that it is a state requirement to notify families about anti-hazing policies and laws.  If you have not yet had a chance to read our handbook, a link to the handbook is listed below, in English & Spanish.  The anti-hazing policy and laws are to be found on pages 12 and 13 of the 2016-2017 handbook.   Hazing applies not only to the school day, but to all extracurricular activities and sports.  We thank you for reviewing the district policy and state law about hazing.

School Handbooks | 2016-2017 | Updated August 2016
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September 2016 | Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

As partners, we share the responsibility for our students’ successes and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that s/he:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college

Please consider joining our PTO program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations.

We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:
1) School-wide events
2) Student recognition events
3) Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

Please review with your child the Lynn Public Schools District Handbook found by CLICKING HERE.

If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact us. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.

The wonderful Thurgood Marshall Middle School staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you. Please see the procedures for the beginning of the year below.

Molly Cohen

2016-2017 School Year Reminders!

Morning Drop-Off on Brookline Street | 7:15 - 8 AM
Please ensure children exit vehicles safely curbside and keep moving your vehicle toward Empire as Brookline is a One Way from 7:15 to 8:15 AM every school day. Please put safety first. U-turns in the drop-off line is illegal. Thank you!

Morning Supervision Options | 7:15 - 7:45 AM Morning Gym and the Morning Breakfast Program

After-School Library | 2:30-2:45 and then appointment or request.

Regular Day Schedule | 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
After-School Extracurricular & Enrichment Programs begin at 2:45pm and run approximately one hour.

School Dismissal at 2:30 PM | Brookline Street is a One Way from 2 until 3 PM to ensure the safety of the nearly 1,200 students who exit the building at 2:30 PM. Please do not park in the parking lots or in front of the school where the fire lanes and bus stops are. It is recommended that you meet your child on Chatham Street, Empire Street or any other adjacent street to the school property.


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June 2017 |

Welcome To The Thurgood Marshall Middle School Website

Welcome to the Thurgood Marshall Middle School website. It is 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 2016/2017 school year:

• Teachers will engage in professional collaborative discussions to improve instructional practices that increase cognitive engagement for all students with the implementation of practical strategies.Focus areas include promoting higher order thinking skills and creating opportunities to articulate student thinking.

• All staff will implement an Advisory Curriculum that includes a whole school book read and personal goal setting and social responsibility. 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 Gone.

• 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. Please get involved in your students' academic lives. Being informed will help. Throughout the year our school website, blog, 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

Thurgood Marshall Middle School Information | 2016-2017

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School Staff List | 2016-2017 | Last Website Update: January 18, 2017 2:24 PM

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Molly Cohen
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Stephanie Doucette | A 201.1
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John Pavia | A 401.1
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Patti DiFulvio
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Sandy Serven
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Lauren Virgilio
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Kerry Hayward | A 301.1
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Donna Horgan | 6th Grade and Support
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Blanca Rosa | 8th Grade and SEI
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Colleen McGuinness | 7th Grade
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Bob Zollo | A 120
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Stephanie Rossi | A 132
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Laura Luna | A 122
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Renee Domegan | A 150 1-B | Nurse's Office
Vonette Rich | A 150 1-A | Nurse's Office
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Bethany Johnson | A 110.2
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Ryan McDermott | A 112 | SRO Office
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List School Teacher List | 2016-2017
Subject | Teacher Classroom Room
Cluster 1 | Grade 6 | WEBPAGE
  Lindsey Aylward ELA A 223
  Carmen Lopez Social Studies A 222
  Dan Spheekas Science A 225
  Kevin Whitehead Math A 224
Cluster 2 | Grade 6 | WEBPAGE
  Carolyn Bergeron Math | Lead Teacher A 227
  Carrie Sachetta ELA A 228
  Jake Selinger Social Studies | Lead Teacher A 229
  Steven Small Science A 226
Cluster 3 | Grade 7 | WEBPAGE
  Kathy Coman Social Studies A 329
  Jacqueline Dixon ELA A 325
  Lori Egan Math | Interim Lead Teacher A 327
  Joe Ford Science A 326
  Joe Shapiro Special Ed Inclusion  
Cluster 4 | Grade 7 | WEBPAGE
  Victor Alexio Social Studies A 422
  Chris Holey Math A 424
  Casey Silot ELA A 423
  Meghan Singleton Science A 425
Cluster 5 | Grade 8 | WEBPAGE
  Matthew Bollen Science B 426
  Diana Lima Math B 425
  Jill Magner ELA B 424
  Frank Vieira Social Studies B 423
Cluster 6 | Grade 8 | WEBPAGE
  Tim Ferrari ELA | Lead Teacher B 429
  Lynore Giroux Science | Lead Teacher B 427
  Dan Koziski Social Studies B 430
  Judy Sweeney Math B 428
Cluster 7 | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Christopher Cornett ELA B 225
  Amy DeRosa ELA B 231
  Abigail Driscoll Social Studies B 232
  Sarah McKenna SEI Newcomers B 224
  John Banister-Marx Science B 229
  Frances Toto ESL | Intervention B 227
  Meredith Ziegler Math B 230
Cluster 8 | Gr. 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Rachel Attridge Science A 429
  Jillian Cayton ELA A 428
  Kyle Sabourin Social Studies A 429
  Janice Silva Math A 427
Cluster 9 | Grade 8 | WEBPAGE
  Luke Maus Social Studies B 331
  Meghann Price ELA B 332
  Joshua Ellis Science B 328
  Bill Wyman Math B 328
Cluster 10 | Gr. 6 | WEBPAGE
  Kaitlyn Lausier Math A 324
  Samantha Nelsen Social Studies A 322
  Kathleen Powers ELA A 323
  Kyle Shurtleff Science A 325
Cluster 11 | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Beth Bertolozzi SPED B 322
  Joseph Sinasky EI B 226
5th Major | Gr. 6 | 7 | 8 | WEBPAGE
  Karen Andreasen French B 235
  Carleen French Spanish B 233
  Christina Newton ELA Supplemental B 432
  Sara Nunez Spanish B 222
  Kerri Domohowski ELA Intervention B 234
  Jared Rooks ELA Supplemental B 433
  Abby Ross Spanish B 221
  Oliver Toomey ELA Supplemental B 421
Curriculum | WEBPAGE    
  Kerri Altieri Math Coach A 108
  Mary Archambault Math Coach  
  Karen Dulong ELA Coach  
  Renee Philbrook Math Coach  
Special Education | WEBPAGE  
  Liz Cappello ELA A 230
  Scott Cote Inclusion CL4
  Miriam Domer Inclusion CL 2
  Jessica Gerardo Inclusion CL 6
  Sandy Hirshberg SPE Chair A 131
  Al Jusino ELA | Inclusion CL 5
  Brian McCarthy Inclusion CL 10
  Davia Moore ELA A 430
  Paul Ruotolo Social Studies A 421
  Stephanie Joniec Support A 321
  Joe Shapiro Lead Teacher | Inclusion CL 3
  Scott Sullo Science A 221
  Maureen Walker Math A 330
  Margaret Azaryoun    
  Cheryl Baronian    

Scott Barry

  Shardaye Berry    

Brian Carlson

  Joseph Jones    
  Gladys Pagan- Laboy     
  Rosa Marte    

Rosa Martinez

  Patti VanAmberg    
Unified Arts | WEBPAGE  
  John Ardizzoni Health B 325
  Leonard Caplan Drama B 233
  Chris Cole Computers Computer Room
  Tom Conrad Physical Education Gym
  Joe Cook Visual Arts B 111
  Reggie Duoyon AV-TV B 116.3 | B 115
  Jakobi Gorham Computers A 100.3
  Bethany Johnson Librarian School Library
  Frank Kelley Woodshop B 120
  Mark McMahon Cooking B 330
  Kevin Martin CAD/Drafting B 119
  Jonathan Plouffe Music B 118
  Jennica Pratt Visual Arts B 122
  Paulette Kowalski Sewing B 329
  Mona Rashad Band | Orchestra B 114
  Charlene Reppucci Health B 422
  William Sokolow Band | Orchestra B 114
Building Substitutes    
  Carol Brown    
  Todd Burton    
  Leta Walker    

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