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Shown to reduce blood pressure and stimulate the relaxation response, knitting is one of the easiest things people can do to better their mental and emotional health. Join in to learn and experience the benefits. Supplies are available for those on need.
Sponsors: Mme Boyle
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student club that works to improve school climate for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The GSA provides a safe, comfortable space for students to express themselves, socialize, and participate in and plan awareness initiatives.
Sponsors: Ms. Leonberger, Ms. Calhoun, Other TJMS Staff
Each of the middle schools in Arlington has its own TAB Club. Students involved with TAB have the opportunity to select books that have been published in the past year and are considered among the best books for students this age. Students read them on their own and discuss the books during meetings—what they like or dislike about the books. This can help students find good things they want to read next, and gives librarians an idea of what books to recommend to students. All students are welcome, EL students are especially encouraged to attend.
Sponsors: Ms. Wall, Ms. Miller
Model United Nations Club is open to all students who are interested in learning about the issues that face the United Nations today. Students meet to research and write position papers that represent their assigned country’s perspective on an issue. These position papers are used at model UN conferences during which youngsters from around the state work to resolve issues like global poverty or education for all. All students are welcome.
Sponsor: Ms. A. Miller
The Math Counts Team promotes strategic problem solving and solving complex, non-routine problems in a competitive setting. An emphasis is placed on teamwork. Students on the team compete either as individuals or as team members. There are 15 students from any grade level on the final Math Counts team. While there is a selection process for the team sent to the competition in February, all students are welcome to attend practices and tryouts.
Sponsor: Ms. Rotchford
Jefferson School Newspaper:
The Jefferson Post is the student newspaper that reports on student issues and events. Students will scout out the stories and write the pieces for publications.
Sponsor: Ms. McPhillips
Jefferson Environmental Club:
The Jefferson Environmental Club is a student created club that is focused on learning about, discussing and taking actions at a local, national, and international level to fight the climate crisis. We watch videos and read articles about climate disasters. We discuss actions we can take in the short and long term to solve the crisis. We learn about policies at every level of government that could end the crisis and advocate for these policies to our governmental officials. If you have any interest in the environment, join us!
Sponsor: Mr. Malinosky
The Jefferson Chess Club is an informal gathering of students who come together to play chess on a weekly basis. For virtual play students will utilize the chess.com web program to play each other.
Sponsor: Ms. Gibson-Williams