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    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School's News and Information Page:
     
     
    Today is Friday, March 22, 2019 
     
    Good Morning Thomas Jefferson - Today is a RED DAY!
     
    Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School!! At TJMS we are engaging minds, facilitating critical thinking, encouraging readers, inspiring writers and having high expectations.
     
    IMPORTANT INFO FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS - 2019 G8 Awards Ceremony (formerly known as: 8th Grade Celebration-End of Year Award Ceremony & Promotion)

    Due to the size of our eighth grade class, we have decided to host two G8 Awards Ceremonies in order to avoid having to limit families to only two tickets per family.  We are officially changing the name from 8th grade Promotion Ceremony to 8th Grade Awards Ceremony and will be sending out information very soon to help promote this event.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:30 - 10:00

    • Matrix

    • Odyssey

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:30 - 10:00

    • Prestige

    • Team Synergy

    The Attendance, VFW, American Legion, MSHAA Student Athlete Awards will be given out during both Awards Ceremonies.  The Presenters for the VFW, American Legion, and MSHAA will be here on May 22 to present the awards.  If a Matrix or Odyssey student is a recipient, we will invite them to attend both ceremonies so they will be officially recognized and take a picture with the presenter.

     
     
    Summer School

    2019-2020 Online Registration

    Start Date: March 15, 2019

    End Date:  April 29, 2019

    Grades 1 – 8 for 19-20 school year:

    Do not have to come to the fall registration events  

    Will receive teacher assignment/class schedule at the end of June (if fees are paid and immunizations are up-to-date)  

    Capital City High School students:

    Do not have to come to the fall registration events.  

    Will receive class schedule at the end of June (if fees are paid and immunizations are up-to-date)

    Jefferson City High School and Jefferson City Academic Center students:

    Still need to attend registration events, but will experience a faster on-site registration process when online registration is complete.

    Who can do Online Registration?

    Only the guardian in the primary household will be able to do Online Registration.

    The system will not allow the parent in the secondary household to complete the Online Registration.  

    How do parents access the Online Registration system?

    Parents log into the parent portal account by clicking on the Campus Portal icon on the district website https://jeffersoncitymo.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/jeffersoncity.jsp

    If you need help, email portalhelp@jcschools.us.  

     

    TJMS 7th Grade Families: Save the Date and Request for Help!
    What: The 7th Grade Class Party!
    When: Friday, April 12, from 3-5pm
    Where: TJMS Cafeteria and Gym
    What do we need?
    The party will feature a DJ dance party, dodgeball, basketball and selfie station. A $2 door admission will help cover these items, but we are looking for help from 7th grade families to bring in food items to ensure a great party. We would like to request the following donations from each team:
    Team Quest to send: Packages of cookies and candy
    Team Pride to send: Packages of individual serving chip bags and napkins
    Team Visionaries to send: Two liter bottles of soda and paper plates
    Donated food and beverage items may be sent with your student to school and will be collected by homeroom teachers up until the day of the party.
    We are also looking for parents to help set up, take admission, serve food and chaperone the event. If you are able to serve as a volunteer the day of the party, please contact Katie Ashcroft (PTO parent) at 314-416-8724 or katie.m.ashcroft@gmail.com.
    We are grateful for everyone's help in making this a great event for our kids! Thank you!

     

    7th Grade Party

     
    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.
     
    LOST & FOUND - Check the cafeteria near the stage for missing items. Anything not clained by Friday, March 22nd will be donated to charity.
     
    The TJMS PTO meets each month at TJ in the 8th grade commons. Next meeting is Monday, April 29th @ 6:00pm.
     
    STUCO School Store is open each morning from 7:45-7:55am. We are still in the same place between 6th & 7th grade wings. We carry all kinds of snacks and school supplies. 
     
    Next PTO Meeting- April 29th @ 6pm in room 800 - contact us at PTOTHOMASJEFFERSON1255@gmail.com or on Facebook at Thomas Jefferson PTO.
    TJ PTO is a non-profit organization that builds positive relationships between school, home, and community. Members pay $10.00/year in dues. These dues support TJ PTO's affiliation with national and state PTA/PTO associations. As a member family, you can participate in as many or as few ways as you are able. There are several opportunities each school year for volunteering at events and attending monthly meetings. You can provide donations for activities, and promote PTO to others. TJ PTO raises funds that go toward: Providing stipends to teachers for classroom extras district budgets may not allocate for. Organizing an annual staff appreciation event. Designing and distributing spirit wear (T-shirts, etc.) Delivering meals to teachers during conferences. Planning grade level social events for students You can contribute by: Coming to the monthly meetings/sharing ideas. Staffing various events throughout the year. Donating food for teachers during school events. Purchasing TJ PTO spirit wear for your student and/or family. Making a donation to our annual alternative fundraiser. Raising funds through traditional fundraisers. Chaperoning student events like class parties or Fun Run. Promoting PTO membership to others. Interacting with the TJ community via our Facebook page. Volunteering on the Board or a committee.
     
    STEAM After School Progam AND The Boys & Girls Club Teen Center will be closed on Early Release Days!! 
     
    SPORTS PHYSICALS - All students wanting to participate in a middle school sport will have to have a physical dated after 2/1/18 to participate. 
     
    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 starting on Tuesday, September 4th. (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 
     
    Youth Student Ministry Club will meet TBA from 3:00-4:30pm. Students will have a devotional, play games and pray. We will meet in room 707. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Rustemeyer at TJMS.
     
    Ecology Club will meet Thursday, April 11th from 3:00-4:00pm. Must have a ride at 4:00pm. If you have questions, contact Mr. Regan at TJMS.
     
    Art Club will meet Monday, April 1st in room 161 from 3:00-4:30pm. If you have questions, contact Ms. Hilary Rich or Mr. Dustin Haley at TJMS.
     
    Patriot Players will meet Thursdays from 3:00-5:30pm in room 700. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Sharman Banks or Mrs. Carvella Bennett at TJMS
     
    SOS Club will meet Monday, April 1st from 3:00-4:00pm in room 707. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Elizabeth Rustemeyer or Ms. Taylour Beamer at TJMS.
     
    Gardening Club Will be Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:15-4:30pm in room 115. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Leslie Stock at TJMS.
     
    FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will meet Thursday, April 4th from 7:30-8:00am in the gym. If you have questions, contact Coach Redcay or Coach McQuaid at TJMS.
     
    FCCLA will have its next meeting on Wednesday, April 10th.
     
    Clubs at TJMS:  For information on Clubs offered at TJMS, go to the TJMS Website, click on About Us and then go to Clubs/Groups. 
     
    SPORTS:
     
    You can see TJMS's Athletic Calendar by clicking on this link:  https://www.jcschools.us/Page/16037
     
    Any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in Wrestling... there will be an informational meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th at 7:45AM in the gym. If you have questions, contact Coach Redcay at TJMS.
     
    8th Grade Football Weightlifting will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:15 - 4:30pm at TJMS. 
     
    TRACK PRACTICE: 
    7TH & 8TH Grade - 3:00 - 4:45PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    6th Grade - 3:00 - 4:45PM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
     
     
     
    UP COMING SPORTS:
     
    TJMS Track Schedule
     
    Wed., April 3rd - 4:00 - 6th grade Mid Mo Meet @ LCMS
    Mon., April 8th - 4:00 - 7th/8th grade Meet vs Gentry & Oakland @ TJMS
    Wed., April 10th - 4:00 - 6th grade Mid Mo Meet @ TJMS
    Thurs., April 11th - 4:00 - 7th/8th grade Meet @ Sedalia
    Tues., April 16th - 4:00 - 7th/8th grade Meet @ Camdenton
    Tues., April 16th - 4:00 - 7th/8th grade Meet vs OPEN SMS @ LCMS
    Wed., April 17th - 5:00 - 6th grade Mid Mo Booster Relays @ TJMS
    Mon., April 22nd - 4:00 - 6th grade Mid Mo Meet @ TJMS
    Mon., April 22nd - 3:00 - 7th/8th grade Meet @ Waynesvill Invitational
    Thurs., April 25th - 4:00 - 7th grade Meet @ Capital City Relays @ JCHS
    Fri., April 26th - 4:00 - 8th grade Meet @ Capital City Relays @ JCHS
    Tues., April 30th - 4:00 - 8th grade Meet @ Columbia Optimist Relays @ Rock Bridge
    Wed., May 1st - 4:00 - 6th grade Mid Mo Meet @ LCMS
    Wed., May 1st - 4:00 - 7th grade Meet @ Columbia Dave Carlson Relays @ Rock Bridge
    Thurs., May 2nd - 4:00 - 8th grade Meet @ Warrensburg Invitational
    Tues., May 7th - 4:00 - 6th grade Mid Mo Meet @ Heliias
    Wes., May 8th - 5:00 - 7th/8th grade Meet @ Run for the Red Baton @ JCHS