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    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School's News and Information Page:
     
     
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    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School!! At TJMS we are engaging minds, facilitating critical thinking, encouraging readers, inspiring writers and having high expectations. 
     
    SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:50AM, TJ'S DOORS WILL OPEN AT 8:20AM (UNLESS YOU ARE ENROLLED IN BEFORE SCHOOL CARE THROUGH THE YMCA). SCHOOL WILL DISMISS AT 3:50PM. 
     
    SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH THRU FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD.
    Parent Information: i-Ready Instruction is posted to TJMS Homepage on our website:  https://www.jcschools.us/Domain/21
     
    BOY'S AND GIRL'S CLUB WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

    Take a look at our TJ Team Store - we are live and will be open until Friday, March 13th. Be sure to use our Source Code. Lots of nice TJMS shirts, jackets, hats, drawstring bags, etc. 

    Source Code: OFTSTJMS

    Team Store Link: Thomas Jefferson Middle School Store

    Expanded Link- http://www.eastbayteamshop.com/Flyer/d4880109-7991-454e-9eb0-347e4fcb6541

     
    IMPORTANT SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION - Special permission to ride a different bus will not be granted due to overcrowding on the buses. Students must ride their assigned bus.
     
    NEW THIS YEAR... WE HAVE AN AFTER HOURS ACTIVITY BUS - MONDAY THRU THURSDAY.  NO ACTIVITIES BUS ON FRIDAYS!  Transportation will be available for all middle school students who are participating in after school extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, etc), students who are receiving after school tutoring, and students who are fulfilling other district code of conduct requirements. The after school activities bus will run Monday through Thursday, and pick up students from school at approximately 5:30 pm to transport them home. Students wishing to ride the Activities Bus will need to sign up with an Administrator or in the office with a secretary by 1:00pm EVERY DAY they wish to ride. If they do not sign up by 1:00pm, they will not be able to ride the Activity Bus that day. Parents may also call school at 573-659-3250 by 1:00pm each day to get their student on the Activity Bus.
     
    BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Afterschool Program will be closed on ALL Early Release Days this year. Students will need to have alternative plans for transportation at the end of the day on all early release days.
     
    2019-2020 Y-CLUB Before school Care at TJMS: Need something for your middle school student to do before school starts? Join Y-Club @ TJMS. This State-licensed program will be held from 7:00-8:20 am each day and includes supervised activities like sports/recreation time, homework stations, art and crafts and more! Monthly Fees are: $65/month regular pay. $35/month (reduced lunch students). $0/month (free lunch students). All familiies must sign up for regular pay to begin services. Y-Club will be verify free/reduced family status with JCPS before September 1 (first draft date) and will discount rates accordingly. Any student with a discounted rate must attend at least 80% of days offered. Register at the Knowles Y Welcome Desk at 424 Stadium Blvd. Call 761-0716 or 761-3196 with any questions.
     
    CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 6th Grade Math Tutoring (only for 6th graders) April 8th in room 611, April 15th in room 606, April 22nd inroom 606, April 29th in room 611. Must have a ride at 5:00pm. For more info contact Mrs. Roling (Email: jenni.roling@jcschools.us) OR Mrs. Zumwalt (Email: kathy.zumwalt@jcschools.us).
     
     
    MATH POWER HOUR TUTORING IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
    Math Power Hour
     
     
    CLUBS: 
     
    ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
     
    Debate Club will meet after school on Mondays from 4:00-5:30pm in room 803. If you have questions, contact Mr. Stamps - kevin.stamps@jcschools.us
     
    Patriot Players will meet on Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 am in room 700. If you have questions contact: Ms. Banks - sharman.banks@jcschools.us OR Mrs. Ram - marciakram@yahoo.com 
     
    FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will meet each Thursdays at 8:30am in the gym.
     
    Ecology Club will meet second Thursday of month. Next meeting wil be: Thursday, April 9th from 4:00-5:00pm in room 712. This will be our last meeting of the school year.
     
    Art Club will meet first Friday of the month. Next meeting will be: Friday, April 3rd at 7:45 am in room 161. 
     
    SOS will meet first Monday of the month, next meeting is April 6th at 7:30 am in room 707.
     
    Math Counts has completed it's meetings for this school year.
     
    FCCLA next meeting TBA @ 4:00-5:30 pm in room 154.
     
    Beautification Club will meet the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 7:45 AM in room 710. Next meeting will be Monday, March 16th.
     
    Patriot Readers Challenge is a readiing challenge with three levels of achievement that students can reach. The books to be read are the current Mark Twain and Truman Award nominees. Students need to pass a short quiz over the book which is located in their team's Liibrary Google Classroom. If you have questions you may contact Mrs. Burton in the Media Center.
     
     
    SPORTS:
     
    For TJMS Athletics & Game Information, check the following link: https://www.rschoolmissouri.org/public/genie/1267/school/2829/
     
    CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Track & Field practice for 7th and 8th graders is Monday through Friday from 4:05pm to 5:30pm. Parents need to pick their kids up at 5:30pm. Attendance at track practice is mandatory. The 6th grade track team in considered an intramural team. They will have practice on Mondays and Fridays ONLY each week. Practices will begin and end at the same time as 7th & 8th grade teams.
    If your student is planning on participation in track, please make sure you have completed a profile in PRIVIT. If you have any questions please contact Coach Bolton in room 113 or by email at:  chris.bolton@jcschools.us
     
    CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Off Season Weight Lifting for 7th & 8th graders will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm.
     
    CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - 8th Graders interested in trying out for CCHS Cheerleading Team - Tryouts TBA.  If questions email:   cailin.collins@jcschools.us 
     
    CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE -Spring Skill Training and/or Intramural Futsal practice is Friday, March 13th, Monday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 18th from 4:00-5:00pm.