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    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School's News and Information Page:
     
     
    Today is Friday, January 22, 2021
     
    Good Morning Thomas Jefferson -  Today is a BLUE DAY
     
    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.  Don't forget to wear a mask.
     
    Early Release will be Wednesday, Feb. 10th. We will release students 2 hours early (at 1:50pm). 
      
    Attention 8th Grade Parents: 9th Grade Enrollment will be Thurs., Jan. 28th at TJMS. If you have any question, contact Mr. Hillis, 8th Grade Counselor (email:  cody.hillis@jcschools.us)
     
    7th & 8th Graders interested in Capital City Color Guard...
    -Open gyms will be held by Capital City Color Guard on Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26 in TJ's gym from 4:30-6:30pm
    -7th and 8th graders welcome but tryouts will only be open to 8th graders. 
    -Posters will be around the school 
    - Use contact on the posters for more information.
     
    Kid Account is our new system for car riders. Each student was given 2 Kid Account cards with their name and a bar code on it. When picking up your student after school in the car rider line, you will show the card to the staff member outside, they will scan the card. Once the card is scanned, your student's name will be projected on a screen in the gym (where the car riders are waiting) and they will know to proceed outside. If you need additional Kid Account cards, they are $2 each. You may get those in the main office from Kathy.
     
    After Hours Activity Bus will be available to students staying after school for extracuricular activities. The Activity Bus will run Monday thru Thursday, they will arrive at TJMS at 5:30pm to pick students up and will depart TJMS at 5:45PM. Students wanting to ride the Activity Bus will need to register in the front office by 1:00pm EVERY DAY they want to ride it. There is NO Activity Bus
    on Fridays or early release days.
     
    Support our amazing SRO, Officer Lueckenhoff, by collecting money for the Polarbear Plunge.  On Thursday, February 4th students can wear a hat all day in school with a $1 donation.  Teachers can wear a hat and jeans for a $6 donation.  All proceeds will go to Officer Lueckenoff's Polarbear Plunge donations which support our local Special Olympics.  
    A. Lueckenhoff
     
     
    Yearbook Orders
    ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK ONLINE (see flyer above). PRICE INCREASES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021. Click the link below to Inter-State's website. You will need to enter the Yearbook Order Code: 53642N  
      
    Show your support for our Lady Patriot Basketball program by purchasing a drawstring bag with our new school logo. Only $12.00. See Coach Hile for more information.
    Drawstring Bags
     
    STUCO is selling gaitors in the mornings before school. See flyer below. 
    Gaters for sale  
     
    CLUBS: 
     
     
    FCA will meet every Thursday at 8:20am in the gym. If you have questions contact Coach McQuaid (james.mcquaid@jcschools.us) or Coach Redcay (brandon.redcay@jcschools.us).
     
    Math Counts Club will meet on Thursdays after school until 5:00pm in room 811. If you have questions contact Mrs. Walters (heather.walters@jcschools.us) or Mrs. Forck (andrea.forck@jcschools.us).
     
    Virtual Art Club - see flyer below.
     
    Virtual Art Club  
    CCHS Cheer
    CCHS QR Code
     
    SPORTS:

    TJMS Football Players (incoming 7th & 8th graders): Voluntary weight lifting will start on Tuesday, February 2nd. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00am-8:00am and 4:00pm-5:00pm. Lifting inthe morning AM session is for upcoming 7th grade players and the afternoom PM session is for upcoming 8th grade players for the 2021 season. Lifting will be offered all through the winter and spring on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons. We will NOT have weight lifting during spring break week. We will NOT have weight lifting if we have a snow day. This is a great opportunity for players to learn the basic fundamentals of weight training exercises. Students will need to be dropped off by the bac door at 6:55am in the mornings by the tailers. In the afternoon students will need to be picked up at 5:00pm. We will continue to move forward into summer weights and conditioning in June 2021. If you have any questions please email us at: cory.walk@jcschools.us  or  james.mcquaid@jcschools.us

    Winter Running for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: Tuesdays & Thursdays after school until 4:45 PM. 

    8th grade Boys & Girls Basketball
    1/18 thru 1/22 - TBA 8th Grade Boys @ Oakland 8th Grade Boys Conference Tournament