Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School's News and Information Page:
     Where Attitude, Attendance and Achievement are our goals!
    Today is Wednesday, March 21st and it is a BLUE DAY. 
    Good Morning Thomas Jefferson: A straight "A" School where Attitude, Attendance and Achievement are our goals.
    Did you know... Attending and participating in class shows the teacher that you are a serious student who is taking responsibility for your education and making an effort to learn. This increases your interaction with faculty members, and raises the likelihood of finding mentors and roll models who can help guide you in your academic, career, and personal development. In addition, class time is a chance to meet and interact with other students in your class. This can help you to form study groups or meet other students with similar interests.
    SPRING BREAK will be Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th. Classes resume on Monday, April 2nd. Enjoy your break and be safe!!!
    Please check Lost & Found for missing items. All items not claimed by Monday, April 2nd will be donated to charity.
     The STEAM afterschool program and the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center will be closed on Early Release Days. 
    JCHS Varsity Cheer Information -- March 21st-JCHS Varsity Cheer Informational Parent Meeting (REQUIRED for tryouts!). 
    April 3rd and 5th-Open Gym (those interested in trying out for cheerleading can practice jumps, stunting, tumbling, and motions with current cheerleaders). *LOCATION-Miller Performing Arts Center Gymnasium from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm. 
    April 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-Tryout Clinic *LOCATION- Miller Performing Arts Center Gymnasium 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.
    April 13th-Tryout day!! *Location-Miller Performing Arts Center Gymnasium 3:30 pm-6:00 pm.
    Renaissance is a student-centered system for recognizing and rewarding students who model what are considered to be good character traits. These traits are tied to our School Improvement Plan. Students can qualify for Renaissance each quarter based on academics, attendance and behavior. Students may not have any disciplinary action (referrals/bus tickets), no more than three days of absences, nor more than 4 tardies, and no "F" on the quarater grade card to qualify. If a student has had more than three excused absences in a quarter, he/she can make up two days and still qualify. Extended medical absences (more than the above mentioned days) will require a doctor's excuse and will be reviewed by the Renaissance Committee on a case-by-case basis (see Mrs. Ruether for further information). Days can be made up through community service in or outside of school; arrangements to make up days must be made through one of the Renaissance coordinators. This must be done at least one week prior to the end of the term. It is the resposibility of the student to keep track of time missed and days needed to make up time. Students who make Renaissance with a 4.0 GPA will be recognized as Gold Renaissance. Student who make Renaissance every quarter will be rewarded with an end of the year celebration and a t-shirt. STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH TO TURN IN THEIR FORMS IF THEY MADE UP TIME FOR RENAISSANCE. 
    MATH POWER HOUR ~ TJMS is proud to offer a weekly math-tutoring program! Volunteers from the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) will be at TJ every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30pm. Students will meet in the 7th gade Commons. (There will not be tutoring on Tuesdays before holiday breaks. Watch the TJMS announcements.) The tutors will help student with general math homework. Student may attend when they need help and stay as long as they need until 4:30pm. We ask that students stay at tutoring until their ride is here. School expectations continue throughout tutoring. Please note that transportation is not provided. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Forck from TJMS at andrea.forck@jcschools.us 
    MathCounts has completed its competition and no longer meeting this school year.
    Art Club will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 3:00-4:30pm in Room 161. Next Meeting is Monday, April 2nd.  
    Comic Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays  from 3:10 to 4:15 in room 110. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 5th.
    Archery Club is for 7th & 8th Grade students interested. We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM on the stage at TJMS. If you have questions, you can contact Shana Schuemann by email at: shana.schuemann@jcschools.us
    Chess Club
    Speech & Debate will meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 in the cafeteria.
    Coding Club meets every Wednesday from 3:00-4:30 in room 106.  It will not meet this Wednesday, March 21st.
    Writing Club Will meet every Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in room 614. If you have questions contact Amber Johnson (email: amber.johnson@jcschools.us)
    Ecology Club  
    You can see TJMS's Athletic Calendar by clicking on this link:  https://www.jcschools.us/Page/16037
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes Will meet at 7:30am on Thursday, April 5th in the gym.
    6th & 7th graders interested in playing 7th & 8th grade football at TJMS next year, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, March 22nd at 8:00am in the gym. 
    Intramural volleyball for 5th and 6th graders starts April 2 from 5:30-7:00.  You must have a current physical and $20 to participate.  Parent meeting March 6th. Open gyms for 7th and 8th graders starts April 9th from 3:00-5:15.  New athletes are welcome! See Mrs. Gorman for more information.
    Football Weight Lifting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:00pm. See Coach McQuaid if questions or email him at: james.mcquaid@jcschools.us
    JCMS Boys Indoor Soccer!!! Join the fast-paced game of Futsal! See information and registar on Google Classroom!! Use code:  3u1ldvq
    See Coach Adam Roberts in room 114 for questions!
    TJMS Track Practice Monday through Friday, 3:00-5:00pm. If you have questions, contact:  marshall.talley@jcschools.us

    Up Coming Sports Dates:

    Wed., March 21st @ 4:00pm - TJ vs LC 7th & 8th Grade Dual Track Meet at LCMS

    Thurs., April 5th @ 4:30pm - TJ vs Eldon 7th & 8th Grade Relays at Eldon

    Mon., April 9th @ 4:00pm - TJ vs Gentry / Lange / Oakland 7th & 8th Grade Track Meet at TJMS

    Thurs., April 12th @ 4:00pm - TJ 6th Grade Track vs Mid-Mo Meet at TJMS

    Thurs., April 12th @ 4:00pm - TJ vs Sedalia 7th & 8th Grade Relays at Sedalia