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Tuesday Sep. 27, 2022


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!

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