Clubs & Activities
Knights of Tomorrow launched in 2017 at TA Howard Middle School as an all-male 7th Grade Team with the focus of growing successful men inside and outside of the classroom setting. It was an opportunity for male students to receive all of their core content instruction in an all-male setting.
T.A. Howard's program meets the specific learning need for males through three research-based best practices: the use of visual aids, movement within the classroom setting and a need for competition.
Although their core classes (English, Math, Science and Social Studies) contain all-male students taught by a male teacher, KOT students can still partake in other extracurricular activities. A special education teacher is also designated to the program.
There are approximately 96 students enrolled in T.A. Howard's KOT program, and seven teachers are part of the program.
Knights of Tomorrow is a gender-based educational choice for male students of T. A. Howard Middle School. Our mission is to inspire and educate young men to be productive citizens.
An enriching educational experience provided by positive relationships and meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of male students.
Our Core Values
The Knights of Tomorrow students will be the example of how T. A. Howard and Mansfield ISD’s core values manifest in students.
T. A. Howard will focus on delivering quality instruction embedded with one core value each six week grading period. Our teachers will support students in the integration of the core values into their daily lives and measure their success with accountability measures.
Our six core values directly align with the district's Vision 2020 values.
Curriculum and Instruction
The Knights of Tomorrow educators will use research based instructional strategies designed to meet the needs of male students. These instructional strategies will include: embedded visual aids, purposeful movement for kinesthetic learning, lessons embedded with competition and lessons embedded with Mansfield ISD’s core values.
- Program Highlights - Single Gender Core Classes, Double Blocked Reading and Math (seventh grade), Increased Student Independence in the Educational Process
- Character Education Components - Our character education components will consist of Guest Speakers, Group Activities, Community Service, Mentoring Program and Accountability Measures.
- Parent/Community Involvement - Parent and community involvement aspects will include Curriculum Nights, Accountability Measures, Award Ceremonies and Innovation Days.
For more information about T.A. Howard's Knights of Tomorrow program, email Mr. Lowe at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor | Amy Toombs, Librarian | email@example.com
The club for T.A. Howard Readers is back! If you love to read or just love to hang out with people who love to read, then Literary Knights is the club for you. We chat books, movies, and podcasts we enjoy, so come prepared to recommend your current favorite. Reading books together is optional; several choices will be given throughout the year. Brush up your book talking skills, and see you at our next meeting!
**We’ll be meeting online until school begins in person**
Meetings will be Wednesdays at 8am starting August 26th. Email Mrs. Toombs firstname.lastname@example.org for the join code!
Once per six weeks we’ll join other MS campuses across MISD for a giant book nerd chat, too!
Amy Toombs, MLIS
Library Information Technology Educator
T.A. Howard Middle School
On January 9, 2020, the Level Up Girls Empowerment Conference consisted of 100 female scholars from Cross Timbers Intermediate and T. A. Howard Middle School and the ladies rotated to sessions that dealt with; Self-Love, Mental Health, Taking Care of Your Body and Financial Literacy. There were two keynote speakers that were instrumental in getting the conference started and had the young ladies begin to think about how they want to be viewed and how they can change people's perception of them by changing their own personal outlook on life.
Dr. Tracie Brown, Assistant Superintendent of Area Superintendents
Dr. Skeetora Taylor, Medical Director/Family Medicine Physician
The conference was sponsored by History Maker Homes.