TPMS Magnet Program

Februray 12 2023 Update

Hello Magnet Families!  This week we saw the book fair in the media center, the kick-off of Black History Month, and ended the week with our students vs staff basketball game at the TPMS PTSA book sale and silent auction.  The game was intense and the teachers held on to win the game 51 to 50. Starting this past week and continuing on, every third period class is focusing on a different pivotal event or impactful accomplishment of African Americans while facing systemic oppression.  If you visit our school, you will see the results of that research on every door.  It's not even Spring yet, but summer is around the corner. Check the table below to learn about a cool summer camp and all the exciting upcoming events!


June 12th to August 17th 2023

Application due Feb 14th

The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) offers middle and high school students an exciting platform to engage in hands-on STEM activities that are designed to stimulate inquiry-based thinking, scientific skills, and interest in STEM careers. Rising 7th – 12th graders will have the opportunity to explore STEM in a sophisticated laboratory setting and learn about STEM careers under the guidance of college-level mentors called Near-Peer Mentors (NPMs).


Information for Students

GEMS is free to all applicants.

GEMS levels (Fall 2023 grade levels)
Beginning (7th and 8th grades)
Intermediate (9th and 10th grades)
Advanced (11th and 12th grades)



For more information and to apply, go to:

USAEOP website

Upcoming Events:


Feburary 20th: No School

Presidents' Day

Feburary 22nd: Minority Scholars Black History Month Event @ 3:15

Details TBA!

Feburary 21st: Black History Poetry Night 

6pm at TPMS!

Feburary 24th: Frosty Formal Dance

7 to 9pm

















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