TPMS Magnet Program
December 11 2022 Update
Hello Magnet Families. As we near the winter solstice, we dream of snow-days and enjoy beautiful sunrises like the one above. This week's update features the STEM newsletter, in case you missed it last week, as well as a shout out to four of our students who one the Integirls math competition! If you know the name of our wonderful magnet geometry teacher, you'll appreciate their team name. We also had an 8th grader compete in the high school division come in second place.
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.
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 Sarah_H_Manchester@mcpsmd.org.
December 23: Winter Break begins!
Schools are closed from Friday 12/23 through monday, January 2nd
January 12/13: 6th Grade MAP Math tests
January 23 to 27: 6th Grade MAP Reading tests
January 30 to Feb 3: 7th and 8th Grade MAP make-up tests
All 6th graders are required to take the MAP reading and Math tests to assess their transition to middle school. In the last week of January, students who scored below proficiency in the Fall MAP tests will be tested again to support their progress.
January ?? (date not known yet) WUSA meteorologist coming to TPMS
Don't Delay; Nominate Today
Awards season is here! Don’t forget to nominate exceptional teachers, supporting services staff and administrators for top honors. A variety of awards are accepting submissions and deadlines are fast approaching. More information at THIS LINK, and below:
The Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award: Submit applications to Maria Lopez-Silvero in the Office of Human Resources and Development. Deadline: midnight on Friday, Dec. 16
Montgomery County Public Schools Rising Star Teacher Award: Submit applications to Maria Lopez-Silvero in the Office of Human Resources and Development. Deadline: midnight on Friday, Dec. 16
2023 Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision: 2023 Edward Shirley Award Nomination Packet. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023