Morning Announcements

TJMS Mascott Yellow and Blue

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Coach Sam: Girls ultimate begins today after school. Join us if you are brand new and have never touched a frisbee. Join us if you can outrun Coach Sam. Join us if you can catch an upside down hammer throw. 

Please meet on the lower field before 2:45pm ready to practice. If you are not able to attend the first practice but would like to be on the team, see Coach Sam in room 267 and join our canvas page.

The K-pop club is starting on Monday, October 17, in Mr. Anderson’s classroom, room 266. In the dragons area. Again it is in Mr. P Anderson’s room. Meeting every other Monday.

From the PTA:

Thank you for coming to our first Restaurant Night of the school year at Los Chamacos! We were able to raise $157.35 for our school. Please mark your calendar for our next Restaurant night at Pupatella (5104 Wilson Blvd) on Tuesday October 25, 11:30 am to 9pm. Pupatella will donate 20% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community. Thanks and have a great day!

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran Girls ultimate frisbee starts this Thursday, October 6th. All girls are welcome to join. If you are on the girls soccer team or in theater and would like to join, please see Coach Sam.

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet today after school in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. Come join us! All are welcome.

From Coach Detweiler and Coach Ammon – The girls soccer team tied Williamsburg yesterday with a score of 1-1. Giselle Carballo scored the tying goal and Aurora Carrasco had over 20 saves to keep the yellow jackets in the game. The next home game is on Thursday against Gunston.

  • There is no school Wednesday for Yom Kippur. See you back again on Thursday.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranGirls ultimate frisbee starts this Thursday, October 6th. All girls are welcome to join. If you are on the girls soccer team or in theater and would like to join, please see Coach Sam.

From Ms. Burton:“Now we will watch a video about Bullying Prevention Month” https://youtu.be/2G_3qw1w_YE

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet on Tuesday after school in room 255, Mr. Carter’s room. Come join us! All are welcome.

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club meets today, after school. This week we will begin collecting seeds from the Pollinator Garden to package for Harvest Fest. The weekend rains are supposed to hold off until after 4:00pm today, but be sure to listen to the end-of-day announcements for final confirmation. Fingers crossed!

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.  Just remember, there are NO late busses on Fridays yet!”

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran Yesterday the boys ultimate team unexpectedly hosted games against Dorothy Hamm Middle School. The 8th grade and Liam team won with a score of 16 to 8.The 7th and 6th grade team won with a score of 9 to 5. Great job yellow jackets! Our last game will be on Monday against Kenmore Middle School. No practice today due to transportation. Girls ultimate frisbee starts next week on October 6th. All girls are welcome join. If you are on the girls soccer team or in theater and would like to join, please see Coach Sam.  

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,SCA candidate speeches are today for the offices of Vice President and President.  They will be after the minute of silence.

Thursday Sep. 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Leonberger:Attention LGBTQIA students and allies, the first official meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance will still be held on Thursday, October 6th – but we will be meeting today after school to address Governor Youngkins proposed school guidelines. Come to room 206 (Ms. Calhoun’s room) to discuss the proposal and what we can do. Bring your iPads so we can write our thoughts to submit during the guidelines public comment period. See Ms. Leonberger or Ms. Calhoun for more information

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.  Just remember, there are NO late busses on Fridays yet!”

From Ms. Burton:“Students, Digital Input and Computer Programming has been added to ACT II. If you are interested in joining one of these courses, please pick up a form outside of the counseling hall and return your form to Ms. Burton or the ACT II teachers. It is first come, first served. Courses will start next month and the deadline is Oct. 13th.”

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranYesterday, the boys ultimate team hosted Williamsburg Middle School.The 8th grade team remains undefeated with their win of 14 to 12.The 7th grade team won with a score of 6 to 4.Great job yellow jackets! Today’s game will be away at Kenmore Middle School. Check the frisbee canvas page for the important announcement, only 7th and 8th graders will play.  The bus will leave immediately after dismissal, don’t be late! 

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,SCA candidate speeches are today for team representatives and the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.  They will be after the minute of silence.  Tomorrow during TA, candidates for Vice President and President will give their speeches.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Wednesday Sep. 28, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Leonberger:Attention LGBTQIA students and allies, the first official meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance will still be held on Thursday, October 6th – but we will be meeting this Thursday September 29th to address Governor Youngkins proposed school guidelines. Come to room 206 (Ms. Calhoun’s room) to discuss the proposal and what we can do. Bring your iPads so we can write our thoughts to submit during the guidelines public comment period. See Ms. Leonberger or Ms. Calhoun for more information

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.  Just remember, there are NO late busses on Fridays yet!”

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,The Student Council Advisory (SCA) Elections will be this Thursday and Friday. SCA Candidates please have your up-to-1-minute speeches ready for the announcements. Immediately following the speeches, students will vote in TA for the new SCA reps.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club starts today!  TAB Club is Jefferson’s book club.  TAB members get the chance to read brand new, top-rated books and let your librarians know what books you are enjoying and why.  It’s a great way to get ideas of what you should read.  We meet during lunch every 2 weeks.   Want to give it a try?  Want to join?  Want to hear some of the fun we have planned for this year?  Come today to the Library during your lunch period as quickly as you can with your lunch and your iPad to hear more!  The Library is closed today after school for a teacher meeting.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Tuesday Sep. 27, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. McPhillips:Do you like to solve problems?  Are you good at thinking outside the box?  If so, join Odyssey of the Mind! Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Last year, Jefferson’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished 2nd in Virginia and 10th at World Finals!  Teams are forming now and we would love more students to get involved. Come to the information session after school today in the library to learn more!

From Ms. Leonberger:“Do you love DEATH, ROT, and DECAY??? And also the environment? Then the new TJMS Compost Club is for YOU! Meet Ms. Leonberger after school TODAY outside at the Jefferson Garden to learn about how we can turn waste into rich soil. No experience needed, all are welcome!”

Attention LGBTQIA students and allies, the first official meeting of the TJMS Gay-Straight Alliance will still be held on Thursday, October 6th – but we will be meeting this Thursday September 29th to address Governor Youngkins proposed school guidelines. Come to room 206 (Ms. Calhoun’s room) to discuss the proposal and what we can do. Bring your iPads so we can write our thoughts to submit during the guidelines public comment period. See Ms. Leonberger or Ms. Calhoun for more information

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will meet today (Tuesday) in Mr Carter’s room, room 255. Open to all students interested in answering some challenging questions. Questions? See Mr. Carter (or your math teacher!)

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40.

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,The Student Council Advisory (SCA) Elections will be postponed until Thursday, September 29. SCA Candidates please have your up-to-1-minute speeches ready for the announcements that day. Immediately following the speeches, we will vote in TA for the new SCA reps.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club is Jefferson’s book club.  TAB members get the chance to read brand new, top-rated books and let your librarians know what books you are enjoying and why.  We meet during lunch every 2 weeks.   Want to give it a try?  Want to join?  Come tomorrow, Wednesday, with your lunch to the Library hear more!

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Friday Sep. 23, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. McPhillips:Do you like to solve problems?  Are you good at thinking outside the box?  If so, join Odyssey of the Mind! Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Last year, Jefferson’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished 2nd in Virginia and 10th at World Finals!  Teams are forming now and we would love more students to get involved. Come to the information session after school on Tuesday, Sept 27th in the library to learn more!

From Ms. Leonberger:“Do you love DEATH, ROT, and DECAY??? And also the environment? Then the new TJMS Compost Club is for YOU! Meet Ms. Leonberger after school on Tuesday September 27th outside at the Jefferson Garden to learn about how we can turn waste into rich soil. No experience needed, all are welcome!”

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. Today we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From Ms. Dunbar Garden Club meets TODAY! Please bring backpacks, use the bathroom, and fill your water bottles on the way outside. We will be harvesting, watering, and weeding today. See you at 2:40 by the Little Blue Shed.

From Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Siegel,The Student Council Advisory (SCA) Elections will be postponed until Thursday, September 29. SCA Candidates please have your up-to-1-minute speeches ready for the announcements that day. Immediately following the speeches, we will vote in TA for the new SCA reps.

From Ms. Wall:TAB Club, Jefferson’s book club, starts next week on Wednesday.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Thursday Sep. 22, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Testing schedule with A Day classes.

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranYesterday, the Boys Ultimate Frisbee team hosted their first home game against Swanson Middle School. The yellow jackets were victorious over the admirals on the 8th grade and 6th grade fields. Great job! Practice today after school. Next game is on Wednesday against Williamsburg Middle School. 

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

From Ms. Russo:The 6th grade Game Lunch Group and the 7th grade Game Lunch Group will be starting TODAY! Come choose from Uno, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Kids Against Maturity, and more!!

We will meet every Thursday in Room 106 this year. This is Ms. Majid’s room: it’s on your right if you are walking from the cafeteria toward the music hallway.

Everyone is welcome! Please see Ms. Black or Ms. Russo in the morning to get a pass so you can get your lunch right away or come get a pass in Room 106 on your way to the cafeteria.

See you then!

 

From Ms. McPhillips:Do you like to solve problems?  Are you good at thinking outside the box?  If so, join Odyssey of the Mind!

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition. Last year, Jefferson’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished 2nd in Virginia and 10th at World Finals!  Teams are forming now and we would love more students to get involved. Come to the information session after school on Tuesday, Sept 27th in the library to learn more!

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!” From Ms. Dunbar Garden Club meets this Friday. We will be harvesting produce, watering the mums and violas that we planted last Friday, and freeing the dry creek bed from weeds. Come join us after school tomorrow. Use Door #4 and head for the Little Blue Shed! Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Wednesday Sep. 21, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with B electives for 6th graders.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran: The boys ultimate frisbee team has its first home game against Swanson Middle School today after school. 

From Ms. Riley:Good Morning TJ! The Arlington Players is a theatre group who uses our amazing theatre to create awesome productions. They are performing the musical, Newsies this weekend and next weekend. They have a special ticket price for TJ. Students and Staff can get tickets for $10 dollars. If you would like to go see Newsies, please see Ms. Riley for the details. You can also send Ms. Riley a Canvas Message. Don’t forget to dominate your day!

September 21st is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace.  Today is a day for all of us to commit to peace.  This year’s theme is: End Racism. Build Peace.  We all have a role to play in fostering peace.  Tackling racism is a crucial way to contribute to this effort.  What can you do today to help build a culture of peace?

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Tuesday Sep. 20, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. Carter:Math Counts will have its first meeting today after school in Mr. Carter’s room, room 255. Math Counts is a math competition club open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All welcome, come give it a shot or see Mr. Carter for more details.

From Coach Sam and Coach CurranThe boys ultimate frisbee team travelled to Gunston Middle School yesterday.The 7th/8th grade team won with a score of 12 to 6.The 6th/7th grade team lost with a score of 6 to 8. Great job yellow jackets! See you at practice after school today. Tomorrow will be the first home game against Swanson Middle School. 

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From Ms. Leonberger:“The first meeting of the TJMS Compost Club will NOT be today, it will be a week from today on Tuesday, September 27th. For more information about Compost Club, see Ms. Leonberger”

From your PTA:Do you like Mexican food?

Are you craving a taco, burrito, or quesadilla?

Great news!! Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for Restaurant Night today, Tuesday September 20th from 9am to 10pm!     Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

Third-party delivery apps (like Grubhub and Doordash) are NOT participating in this fundraiser.

From Ms. Wall:Study hall has begun.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, students can come right after school to the Library to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Monday Sep. 19, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran The boys ultimate frisbee team will have their first game at Gunston Middle School today.  

From Ms. E Shepardson:Art Club begins today!  Art Club is a drop-in club where you can relax with your friends and make some art. Materials are provided, the inspiration is up to you. Art Club is every Monday from 2:30 – 3:30.See you there.

From Mr. Clark:Good morning TJMS!This is Mr. Clark again and I am reminding all those who are interested Jefferson’s Model United Nations Club to come to our weekly meeting today after classes let out. You can find my room in front of the cafeteria, room 80.If you like to problem solve, communicate with others, and develop or improve your IB skills while learning about global issues, then come to room #80 today and join our club. See you after school today!

From Ms. Egbert:”Do you enjoy reading manga? Are you really into anime? Would you like a space to share these interests with your fellow Yellowjackets? If so, join the Anime Club! We meet on Fridays in room 234 from 2:40 to 3:40. This Friday, we will be voting on what series we want to watch or read this year. All are welcome!”

From your PTA:Do you like Mexican food?

Are you craving a taco, burrito, or quesadilla?

Great news!! Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for Restaurant Night tomorrow, Tuesday September 20th from 9am to 10pm!

Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

Third-party delivery apps (like Grubhub and Doordash) are NOT participating in this fundraiser.

Thank you and have a great day!

From Ms. Wall: Study hall starts for real today after school in the Library.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday students can come right after school to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus!

Friday Sep. 16, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts TODAY. Use Door #4 and head around the garden to the Little Blue Shed. Please be there by 2:40, and bring your back packs with you. Come help us harvest and plant on this glorious day!

From Coach Sam and Coach Curran The boys ultimate frisbee team will have their first game at Gunston Middle School on Monday. Please let Coach Sam or Coach Curran know if you are not able to attend. All boys on the ultimate frisbee team MUST MEET IN THE LIBRARY immediately after morning announcements to pick up the uniforms. Please wear the uniform to school on Monday.

From your PTA:Do you like Mexican food?

Are you craving a taco, burrito, or quesadilla?

Great news!! Los Chamacos Restaurant (922 S Walter Rd. Dr) has partnered with Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA for Restaurant Night on Tuesday September 20th from 9am to 10pm!

Los Chamacos will donate 15% of all participating orders to raise funds for PTA programs that benefit our school community.

Dine in or order takeout – whatever works for your family. Just don’t forget to mention “Thomas Jefferson Middle School PTA fundraiser” when you place your order to ensure your meal is included in the fundraiser.

Third-party delivery apps (like Grubhub and Doordash) are NOT participating in this fundraiser.

Thank you and have a great day!

Thursday Sep. 15, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts TOMORROW. We will meet outside Door #4 at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. Please bring your water bottle and fill it on your way outside. Come help us harvest beans and okra for the Arlington Food Assistance Center. We will also be planting Fall flowers. Hope to see you there!

From Ms. Riley:It’s audition time! Auditions for the TJMS Fall Play, Shakesplosion!!!, are today, Thursday September 15 from 2:40-5:00 in the auditorium. Bring your audition packet.Any questions see Ms. Riley.

From Ms. Siegel:

  • Girls interested in trying out for the girls basketball team should attend a meeting in Mr. Sivell’s room today after school.
  • Sivell’s room is in the classroom hallway upstairs between the 6th and 7th grade doors.

TA Flex starts today!

Wednesday Sep. 14, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an Anchor Day with A electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts this Friday. No permission forms necessary. We meet outside at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. We will be harvesting for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and planting Fall flowers.

From Ms. Riley:It’s audition time! Auditions for the TJMS Fall Play, Shakesplosion!!!, will be tomorrow, Thursday September 15 from 2:40-5:00 in the auditorium. If you are interested in trying out, then you will need to get an audition packet. The audition packet will give you all the information you need to prepare for audition. You can get an audition packet either from Ms. Riley or from the bulletin board in the Music and Drama Hallway. Any questions see Ms. Riley.

From Ms. Detweiler:

  • Soccer tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls will be held on Wednesday 9/14.

Now here’s a special announcement: Hello! My name is Crow, and I am here from the GSA, or Gay-Straight Alliance, telling you to come on down! GSA starts on Thursday, October 6th in room 206, Ms. Calhoun’s room. Everyone is welcome, we obviously don’t discriminate, whether you’re queer, questioning, or straight!But.We do have a bit of a problem.We have 1 straight person. One. It’s called the gay-straight alliance.You can see how that might be a bit of a problem!So please, if you’re straight and you have free time on Thursdays, please come on down! Whether you want to learn about the community, or just be there to support, you’ll be very welcome, so I hope to see you there!

Here’s a video about TA Flex:  TA Flex Video: https://somup.com/c3QjbIUTCp

Tuesday Sep. 13, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts this Friday. No permission forms necessary. We meet outside at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. We will be harvesting for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and planting Fall flowers.

From Ms. Riley:It’s audition time! Auditions for the TJMS Fall Play, Shakesplosion!!!, will be this Thursday September 15 from 2:40-5:00 in the auditorium. If you are interested in trying out, then you will need to get an audition packet. The audition packet will give you all the information you need to prepare for audition. You can get an audition packet either from Ms. Riley or from the bulletin board in the Music and Drama Hallway. Any questions see Ms. Riley.

From Ms. Detweiler:

  • Soccer tryouts for 6th grade girls will take place on TUESDAY 9/13.
  • This is a change from the previous announcement.
  • 7th and 8th grade soccer tryouts will be held on Wednesday 9/14.

Remember that tonight is Back-to-School Night for families.  It starts at 6:30pm.

Monday Sep. 12, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Dunbar:Garden Club starts this Friday. No permission forms necessary. We meet outside at the Little Blue Shed from 2:40 to 3:40. We will be harvesting for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and planting Fall flowers.

Now here’s Mr. Clark: Good morning TJMS!Hello students, I am Mr. Clark and I am the sponsor of Jefferson’s Model United Nations Club. We will begin this year’s MUN Club today after school. You can find my room in front of the cafeteria, room 80.If you like to problem solve, communicate with others, and develop new skills while learning about global issues, then come to room #80 today and join our club. See you this afternoon after classes let out!

From Ms. Wall:Study hall starts today after school in the Library.  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday students can come right after school to get help with your homework.  Subject teachers will be there to make sure you understand your assignments and to help you.  Sign in at the counter. Study hall ends at 3:30pm.  You can get picked up, walk home, or wait downstairs for the late bus because Late busses start today, too!

Friday Sep. 9, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning Yellowjackets, Today is picture day! Your TA teacher will go over instructions on when your team will take today. Please see Mr. J Anderson in room 82 if you have any questions.

Now here’s Mr. Ammon: Soccer tryouts for 6th grade girls will take place on TUESDAY 9/13. This is a change from the previous announcement. 7th and 8th grade soccer tryouts will be held on Wednesday 9/14.

From Mr. Clark: Good Friday morning TJMS!The much-anticipated Model United Nations Club will be starting up this coming Monday September 12th after school. In room 80, in front of the cafeteria.If you like to problem solve, communicate with others, and develop new skills while learning about global issues, then come to room #80 this coming Monday and join our club. See you on Monday after classes let out!

Thursday Sep. 8, 2022

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Burton:“Students, today is the last day to return your ACT II forms to the ACT II teachers or Ms. Burton. Act II classes will start Monday, September 12th. “

From Mr. J Anderson:Good Morning Yellowjackets, Remember this Friday September 9th is picture day! Your TA teacher will go over instructions on when your team will take pictures later this week. Please see Mr. J Anderson in room 82 if you have any questions.

From Ms. Riley:Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act 2 class. This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act 2 Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act 2 handout from either a school counselor or an Act 2 teacher. This year the Act 2 teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcomed!

Wednesday Sep. 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Mr. J Anderson: Good Morning Yellowjackets, Remember this Friday September 9th is picture day! Your TA teacher will go over instructions on when your team will take pictures later this week. Please see Mr. J Anderson in room 82 if you have any questions.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act II class. This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act II Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act II handout from either a school counselor or an Act II teacher. This year the Act II teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Burton: Students, If you were interested in taking Mr. Anderson’s ACT II class, “Digital Input”, it will not be offered at this time. If anything changes in October, we will let you know.

Don’t forget the deadline to return your ACT II forms is next Thursday. You can pick a form up from the counseling suite or on the Counseling Canvas Course.

Tuesday Sept. 6, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Wall: There will be a quick meeting of this year’s Morning Announcement team in the Library right after the morning announcements. We need to talk about setting up our job rotation. It is important that everyone comes–it should be quick!

The Library is closed after school today for a meeting.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act II class. This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act II Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act II handout from either a school counselor or an Act II teacher. This year the Act II teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Burton: Students, If you were interested in taking Mr. Anderson’s ACT II class, “DigitalInput”, it will not be offered at this time. If anything changes in October, we will let you know.

Don’t forget the deadline to return your ACT II forms in is next Thursday. You can pick a form up from the counseling suite or on the Counseling Canvas Course.

Thursday Sep. 1, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a B Day.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act II class.

This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act II Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act II handout from either a school counselor or an Act II teacher.

This year the Act II teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson, Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda. Everyone is welcome!

From Ms. Burton: Students, If you were interested in taking Mr. Anderson’s ACT II class, “Digital Input”, it will not be offered at this time. If anything changes in October, we will let you know.

Don’t forget the deadline to return your ACT II forms in is next Thursday. You can pick a form up from the counseling suite or on the Counseling Canvas Course.

Now here’s Mr. Malinosky: Remember that there is no school on Friday and Monday for the Labor Day holiday. See you back at Jefferson next Tuesday!

Wednesday Aug. 31, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is an A Day.

From Ms. Mills-Mirick: Students who missed connecting with their last year’s TA teacher yesterday to retrieve their iPads should return to their previous TA classroom today after the announcements.

From Ms. Riley: Yellowjackets, you better be paying attention because this announcement is super important if you like to have fun after school. The most fun you can have after school is to join an Act 2 class.

This semester we have Drama, Chorus, FACS, Art, Tech Innovations, and Creating Websites/Apps Act 2 Classes. If you are interested and want more information, get an Act 2 handout from either a school counselor or an Act 2 teacher.

This year the Act 2 teachers are Ms. Riley, Mr. Banach, Mr. Nolen, Ms. E Shepardson,Mr. J Anderson and Ms. Boda.

Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday Aug. 30, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Anchor Day with B Electives for 6th graders.

From Ms. Mills-Mirick: 7th and 8th grade Students: remember that when you retrieve your iPad this morning that you need to return to your last year TA classroom.

Your teachers have the schedule of the times your teams should be dismissed to return to your last year’s TA classroom.

Please return to your current TA as quickly as possible so you have time to set up your devices.

Thanks!

Monday Aug. 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is a special Anchor Day with A Electives for 6th graders.

Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Here’s our ITC, Ms. Mills-Mirick, with a special announcement: