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Presidents Day Closure

Presidents Day Closure

There will be no school for staff or scholars on Monday, February 19th in honor of Presidents Day. Enjoy the long weekend and we’ll see you back on Tuesday, February 20th!

TBLA PTA Meeting with guest speaker LaTanya Woodson

TBLA PTA Meeting with guest speaker LaTanya Woodson

Please join us for TBLA’s PTA meeting virtually via Zoom on 🗓️ Tuesday, February 20 at 🕖 7:00 pm. Our guest speaker for the evening is ⭐ LaTanya Woodson, Director of Community Health Education of Edgewater Health.

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🔢 Meeting ID: 830 6186 3268

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Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Earns CCSJ Charter Authority Authorization and Announces Groundbreaking on $8 Million School Expansion

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Earns CCSJ Charter Authority Authorization and Announces Groundbreaking on $8 Million School Expansion

Since 2016, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy (“TBLA”) has operated under a charter issued by Education One at Trine University. In November of 2023, TBLA filed an Application to Change Authorizers, identifying Calumet College of St. Joseph as an ideal partner. Today, the Board of CCSJ Charter Authority, LLC voted to approve the application submitted by TBLA. This decision paves the way toward a partnership between the two educational institutions, subject to the final approval of the Indiana Charter School Board. TBLA is also excited to announce an $8 million expansion of the school located on the west side of Gary, Indiana. A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for this Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, 3401 W. 5th Avenue, Gary, IN. For information, please contact Board President Eve Gomez at 📱 (219) 262-7009 or via email at 📧 evegomezenterprise@gmail.com.

👉🏿 Read the full press release:

PRESS RELEASE


For Immediate Release January 29, 2024


THEA BOWMAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY EARNS CCSJ CHARTER AUTHORITY AUTHORIZATION AND ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING ON $8 MILLION SCHOOL EXPANSION


GARY, IN (JANUARY 29, 2024) – Since 2016, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy (“TBLA”) has operated under a charter issued by Education One at Trine University. In November of 2023, TBLA filed an Application to Change Authorizers, identifying Calumet College of St. Joseph as an ideal partner. Today, the Board of CCSJ Charter Authority, LLC voted to approve the application submitted by TBLA. This decision paves the way toward a partnership between the two educational institutions, subject to the final approval of the Indiana Charter School Board.


“The Calumet College team found that TBLA’s application was compelling, and we accept their favorable recommendation to proceed to the next step of the authorization process,” said Dr. Ginger Rodriguez, President of CCSJ Charter Authority.
“There’s lots of work to be done and that work, I take it as a commitment,” said Thea Bowman’s School Board President Eve Gomez. “We’re going to be all hands on deck, moving forward towards something great for our scholars,” said Gomez.


TBLA is also excited to announce an $8 million expansion of the school located on the west side of Gary, Indiana. The expansion will consist of several phases, the first of which will include a new facilities and storage building, a kindergarten through 5th grade classroom addition and an expansion of the school’s cafeteria to double it in size. Future phases of the school’s expansion will include a new multipurpose room for athletics and arts, an elementary, middle and high school classroom addition, a new health clinic and new athletic fields, complete with a running track and associated amenities for all track and field events.

A ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for this Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, 3401 W. 5th Avenue, Gary, IN. For information, please contact Board President Eve Gomez at (219) 262-7009 or via email at evegomezenterprise@gmail.com.

The Count is On For Count Day Round Two!

The Count is On For Count Day Round Two!

📚 Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 1st! Count Day is just around the corner again and your scholar’s attendance matters. Let’s ensure every scholar is present on this day to support our school and help secure the funding it needs!🏫💙

#AttendanceMatters #CountDay

TBLA Closed

TBLA Closed

Due to inclement weather, school will be closed Tuesday, January 16, 2024. All classes and practices are canceled.