Girl Scouts of the United States of America, commonly referred to as simply Girl Scouts, is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Ms.Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911.
The Girl Scouts at Thurgood Marshall are lead by Mrs. Marsha Smith. She brought Troop 89903 to the school 4 years ago serving grades K-6. The girls meet weekly on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thurgood Marshall recently received an award for its volunteerism at the Southeast Michigan Girl Scout award ceremony in March 2019.
Please contact the school office at 313.494.8820
Chess is a game played between 2 people on opposite sides of a board containing 64 squares of alternating colors. Each player has 16 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king. When this happens, the king is in a position to be captured and they cannot escape. The focus of the club is to give students an alternative to playing video games on their tech devices.
Mr. Carter, Assistant Principal, created the club for 8th-grade students because the game teaches strategies and helps them to develop patience. Students meet daily from 11:52 a.m. until 12:43 p.m. in room 200. For more information, please contact Mr. Carter at 313.494.8820.
Student Advisory Council (SAC)
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a shared decision-making structure at the school level that advises and supports the school leader and the school. The SAC consists of the following: Ms. Lee, the principal, Mrs. Hawkins, Middle School ELA Teacher, Amari Spencer, and Angel Milton, Student Council Representatives for the students, Mr. Pilgrim, Dean, and Mr. Ware, Community Activist. SAC was designed to build interest and investment in the school. Our SAC will build the brand, image, engagement, support, culture, budget, school improvement plan, programming, and policies for Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School.
The SAC group meets once a month and the team discusses the following initiatives:
- Support student growth and success
- High-Level involvement in the decision-making process for Thurgood Marshall
- Advising on important issues to promote school excellence
- Networking, professional development, and community building opportunities
- Consensus building and valuable leadership training, community concerns and student concerns
Our ultimate goal is through increased engagement between community and school representatives, we will have the necessary support to significantly enhance the performance of the school.
Sixth Grade Safety Patrol
The Safety Patrol is a program to help maintain the peace and harmony in the hallways during the lunch periods. During this school year, they will also be assigned to assist with the early morning entry of students.
Healthy Kids Club
Thurgood Marshall is pleased to offer the "Healthy Kids Club" for first-grade students on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:44 p.m. until 1:35 p.m. It is sponsored by Wayne State University for grades K-5. The program provides students, teachers, and parents, educational resources about healthy eating choices and physical activities. The Healthy Kids Club is apart of the several components to building the healthy initiative designed for younger students. Other components include: recess, physical education, classroom instruction and student leadership. Ms. Roland, the coordinator, instructs 25 students weekly in room 200.