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  • 2015 - 2016 Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Ms.Delesantro as the recipient of the 2015 - 2016 Teacher of the Year for Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

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  • Mosaic Mural at TJMS

    The National Jr. Art Honor Society 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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  • School Counselors Week Feb. 1 - 5

    This week is School Counselor's Week. We are extremely priviledged to have wonderful school counselors at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our students and staff.

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  • NJ College Spirit Week Feb. 1 - Feb. 5

    Monday: Wear RED to support Rutgers, Montclair, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rider, Tuesday: Wear ORANGE to support William Paterson and Princeton, Wednesday: Wear BLUE/NAVY to support TCNJ, Kean, Seton Hall, Monmouth, and MCC, Thursday: Wear BURGUNDY to support Rowan and Ramapo, Friday: Wear your favorite college gear!

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  • 6th Annual Volleyball Competition

    Our teachers at Thomas Jefferson Middle School will compete in the 6th Annual Volleyball Competition held at JP Stevens High School on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM. All proceeds will benefit: Buddy Ball of Edison, Kiddie Keep Well Camp, Pediatrics Unit at JFK, and Edison Job Corp. Come cheer on our team!

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  • 4th Annual MS Basketball Tournament of Champions

    The 4th Annual Edison Middle School Basketball Tournament of Champions is upon us! Here is how it will work: Round 1: Boys Monday, February 29th @ 3:45 PM, Location TBA, Girls Wednesday, March 2nd @ 3:45 PM, Location TBA. Finals: Boys Thursday, March 3rd @ 3:45 PM, Location TBA Girls, Friday, March 4th @ 3:45 PM, Location TBA. Single Elimination Tournament. Seeding by record. Final rounds will be held at EHS or JPS.

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  • 2015-2016 Yearbook Order for Gr. 8 ONLY

    Order your 2015-2016 Yearbook before Jan. 31st for $20. If you order after Jan. 31st, the price of the yearbook is $25. Two ways to order a yearbook: Go to yearbookforever.com, select our school and pay by credit card, debit card, PayPal, or order at our school. Complete the order form sent home with your child. Submit a check or money order payable to TJMS. Send in form with payment to Mrs. Persson.

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  • 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo

    Thomas Jefferson Middle School will sponsor our 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, February 5, 2016. Doors open at 6:00 PM and games begin at 7:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer for ticket order form. Mark your calendars.

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  • Gr. 8 Parent Orientation @ EHS

    Come see what is great about Edison High School. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6 PM at Edison High School.

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  • TJMS Geobee Winner

    Congratulations to Ryan Arokia-Raj, an 8th grader, for winning the Geobee Contest. Ryan will be moving on to the state competition in April, 2016. We wish him all the best!

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  • Board of Education Caucus and Action Meetings

    BOE Caucus Meeting Dates and BOE Action Meeting Dates

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  • School Clubs Starting Oct. 7, 2015

    Our school clubs will be starting on Oct. 7, 2015. Late buses will be available at that time. Please look under the announcement tab to see our club listings for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Our final Parent / Teacher Conference for this school year will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM. Your child's teachers look forward to talking with you about your son or daughter's progress. Please DO NOT bring children to the conferences.

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  • Spring Picture Day

    Our spring school picture day will be on Monday, April 4, 2016. Smile and be happy!

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The four middle schools of Edison Township will be using the I-Ready Diagnostic Testing Assessment.
To learn more about the I-Ready Assessment, please open the link below.
 I-Ready Letter to Parents, September, 2015
School Club  
 2015-2016 TJMS Clubs (OPEN LINK)

Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

TJMS Motto
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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  • Today is Sunday, February 07, 2016
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    Gr. 9 Program of Studies  (open link)


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    Fall Leaves


    TJMS Fall, 2015 Newsletter  (open link)

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    John Hopkins Talent Search


    John Hopkins Talent Search  (open)


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    TJMS Gr. 6-8 School Supplies

    • Durable Cover for HP Chromebook 14"(Model 14-SMB Chromebook)
    • 2 Highlighters
    • Earbuds
    • One 2" binder (3-Ring)
    • Loose-leaf paper
    • Pencils and Pens
    • Dividers
    • 3 x 3 Post-it Notes
    • Back Pack to fit in narrow lockers (No Wheels)

    * The supply list may vary depending on your child's teahers.  Additional supplies may be required once students meet their teachers.





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  • school bus


    After-School Activity Buses

    Begin Oct. 7, 2015

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  • For the latest " Grade Team News" and "Late Activity Bus Stops"  and "Teacher Websites" Check under Student Resources

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  • AVID

    Visit the AVID tab above

    for all the latest updates.

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    Anti Bullying

    TJMS School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialists
    Kenneth Saggese, VP
    Antoinette Emden, Principal
    Kelly Boyle, Guidance
    Michelle Zaremba, Teacher
    Brian Biondi, Teacher
    Nicole Montilus, Nurse
    Dawn Gagnon, Parent
    HIB Form ---Look Under Parents


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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 the CAFE 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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