7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bd. of Ed. Mtg. @ Menlo Park
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM TJMS AVID Family Night
The National Jr. Art Honor Society with the leadership of Ms. DiGioia-Laird created a mosaic mural. The mosaic has cork, stone, glass and ceramic tile. The completion of this artistic piece represents the pride our students have at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The mural brightens our entrance hallway.
The Chuck2 project was inspired by Photorealist artist, Chuck Close and the imagery of Chuck Taylor sneakers. Ms. Bovadikov’s 136 art students in Gr. 6-8 chose two ½” square pieces from a photo to create in graphite. Students shaded each piece using a spectrum of values.The goal of this cooperative art project was to demonstrate that great things happen when we work together.
We are pleased to unveil our newly renovated Foods and Consumer Science Room. Our 8th graders will be very pleased to use the new FCS room with all new applicances, countertops, furniture, and cabinets. Thank you to the Edison BOE for giving TJMS a wonderful experience for our students.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is proud to announce that we will be offering the AVID elective in the 8th grade for the 2014 - 2015 school year. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
A single K-12 adaptive diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and ongoing progress monitoring shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets. This assessments are given three tines per year (Sept., Dec., and April.
Praveen Balakrishman took 6th place in the World Chess Championship in South Africa. Praveen finished with 7.5 points out of 11 (1 point behind the leaders). Congratulations!
Mr. Frisina's Technology Education class teamed up with USA BMX STEM Program so kids can be exposed to BMX and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related education. Students were able to build a BMX bike and use the bikes to collect data creating a hands-on learning experience exposing students to the world of BMX racing.