Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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  • Mosaic Mural at TJMS

    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.

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  • AVID

    Thomas Jefferson Middle School is proud to announce that we will be offering the AVID elective in the 8th grade for the 2013 - 2014 school year. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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  • AVID Site Team

    The AVID Site Team from TJMS: From left to right: Kim McCoy, Natalie Schreiner, Angela Smith, Laura D'Orio, Sam Laiso, Antoinette Emden, Dana Rasp, and Kim Grossman

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  • Artwork at TJMS

    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.

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  • Geobee Winners

    Congrats to our Geobee Winners----(On the left) Gnaneswar Chundi, 1st Place, 2nd Place Rahul Amin. Gnaneswar will compete in the NJ state Geobee competition at Rowan University on April 4th. We wish him luck!

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  • Red Wagon Awards Gr. 8 MP 2

    On Friday, February 7, 2014, Grade 8 students received Red Wagon Awards for their special recognition during the second marking period. Congratulations to all of these students.

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  • Shakespeare Theatre Co Workshop at TJ

    On March 25th, the 8th graders at TJMS became honorary members of the Shakespeare Theatre Co of NJ! Professional actors from the NJ Shakespeare Theatre worked with the students in analyzing lines, using punctuation as read aloud tools & emoting lines in preparation for the reading of "Romeo and Juliet". Students had a great time & learned valuable critical reading skills.

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  • March of Dimes

    The amazing students & staff at TJMS teamed up to do a fundraiser walk on Mar. 14th for the "March of Dimes" charity program. All proceeds raised went toward March of Dimes that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. In total, students & faculty raised over $1,600 for the great cause.

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  • NJ State Champion

    Emma Boslet, 6th grade student, won the title of NJ state champion for the 11 yr. old division for basketball foul shooting. She competed against NY and PA and won the Central North East District Regional Championship. She will now compete in Nationals from across the country. We wish her the best!

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  • Battle of the Books 2014

    On Friday, April 4, 2014, the Battle of the Books district reading competition took place. After months of reading 14 books, a battle of the students knowledge about the books took place between the 4 middle schools. TJMS 6th grade teams were the district champions. TJMS 7th gade and 8th grade teams will be participating May 2 at the state competitiion. Congrats to all!

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TJMS Motto
Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Our goal at Thomas Jefferson Middle School is to provide a learning environment where students value education and accept their role as life-long learners.  The teachers at Thomas Jefferson work hard to inspire all children to strive to meet their fullest potential by providing a challenging and nurturing environment.  In the classroom, teachers incorporate varied instructional strategies to motivate and address the learning styles and intellligences of a diverse population of students.  In addition to promoting academic excellence, teachers cultivate a learning environment where our students develop their character to consist of self-respect, self-confidence, independence,commitment, and responsibility,  In pursuit of excellence, all these qualities are essential to be successful in life,
Our school is organized in interdisciplinary teams at each grade level.  Teams provide communities of learning that foster collaboration, higher levels of achievement, and improved teacher-student relationships.  Teachers work collectively to ensure positive and meaningful educational experiences.  In addition, students are nurtured with a sense of cultural awareness, tolerance, diversity, and an appreciation of the arts within the community.
To help build relationships with the teachers, students can participate in numerous after-school clubs and activities.  The school community, staff, administration, and parents are working together to help all students meet the standards of Advance Proficiency.  Our school's motto is "Today We Learn, Tomorrow We Lead."  After three years in Thomas Jefferson Middle School, students are better prepared to meet the demands of a changing world.
Mrs. Emden, Principal
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Grade 7 & 8:
April 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2014---Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 and 2. Mathematics Days 1 and 2)
May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2014 (Make up Testing)  Flexible, no more than one content area per student per day
Grade 6:
May 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014---Regular Testing (Language Arts Literacy Days 1 and 2, Mathematics Days 1 and 2)
May 12, 13,14,15,16, 2014 (Make up Testing)  Flexible, no more than one content area per student per day
NJASK Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guide 2014 will be sent home with your children on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
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SCHOOL YEAR 2014 - 2015 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:00 PM

Latest News

  • Today is Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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  • For the latest " Team News" Check under Student Resources
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  • AVID
    Visit the AVID tab above
    for all the latest updates.
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  • Paw Print  Jaguar
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  •  A Smith
                 2013 - 2014
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    Anti Bullying

    TJMS School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialists
    Antoinette Emden, Principal
    Elizabeth Ferry, Guidance
    Michelle Zaremba, Teacher
    Brian Biondi, Teacher
    Nicole Montilus, Nurse
    Christine Hamaid, Parent
    HIB Form ---Look Under Parents
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  • School Bus Routes Late Bus Stops
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     Breakfast Program
    We are happy to announce that Thomas Jefferson now offers all students breakfast during homeroom. Each month students receive a breakfast menu & order form. Any student who would like to receive breakfast should fill out the order form and return it to their homeroom teacher at the beginning of each month. Breakfast is only $1.00 per day and can be paid using a student account or cash.
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    Office of Curriculum and Instruction
    2014 - 2015 English Grouping Procedures Gr. 6-8
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    2014 - 2015 Math Grouping  Procedures Gr. 6-8
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  • 8th Graders
        Calling All 8th Graders 
    8th Grade Yearbooks  (Open Link)
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    TJMS Monroe
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