TPMS Magnet Program

December 05 2022 Update

Hello Magnet Families. This update is a little late as I was out of the building last week and am still catching up.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and are looking forward to Winter break right around the corner.  Shout out to Nathan Leitan who has started a STEM newsletter (see link in image above). Lots of exciting things are in the works, as you can see below.  In addition to the math contests, we have a new drone club starting, a STEAM night is being planned, and much much more.  Don't forget that this Wednesday is an early dismissal day as well.


Math Contests

Do you enjoy solving challenging math problems?  Here are two great opportunities!  Registrations for the AMC8 Math Competition (Tuesday 1/17) and Math Kangaroo (Thursday 3/16) are now open.  If you are not familiar with these contests, please visit the websites and try some sample problems to decide if participation is an appropriate challenge for you.AMC8 Information

AMC8 Registration Form

Math Kangaroo Info & Registration

Please note that both contests have a fee.  The cost for AMC8 is $5.  Payment information will be send to parents once a student is registered.

The Math Kangaroo contest has a $21 fee, which includes a Math Kangaroo shirt and other math swag.  The MK fee is payable directly at the website when a student registers.  To register for the TPMS Math Kangaroo site, students must enter the following code: MDSILVE0002742@2023MK

The deadline to register for these contests is Thursday December 15.  If you have questions, please email Ms. Manchester at  



December 3

The D.C. chapter of INTEGIRLS is hosting an in-person math competition December 3rd from 10 am - 3pm at the Bioscience Education Center at Montgomery College Germantown Campus! Our mission at INTEGIRLS is to encourage girls in STEM fields through math competitions. With math competition rounds, an estimathon, speaker event, awards ceremony, and provided lunch, teams of up to 4 students will be able to connect with and enjoy math with other students around the DMV. There will be over $300 in prizes and fun swag for all participants. No competition experience is necessary! You can find more information at and register your team here.


  • Wednesday is a half-day: Dismissal at 12:30 PM
  • Mr. Booker's is starting a new afterschool activity about drones. Click HERE to learn more!
  • Student-made STEM Newsletter!
  • March STEAM Night (more information coming soon)
  • January visit by WUSA Meteorologist