Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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  • Back To School Night

    Thomas Jefferson Middle School will host our "Back to School Night" on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. All parents are welcome!

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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 Picture Day

    School Picture Day will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from Lifetouch Studios. Re-take Picture Day will be on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Our Spring pictures will be on Monday, April 4, 2016. Smile and be happy!

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I ready

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.
Summer Reading
2015 MS Summer Reading Gr. 6-8 (open link) 
Fall Athletic Forms:
Go to the top link Offices, click on Health Offices
Forms are on the bottom of the page
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 

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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  • Today is Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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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.


     On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, Chromebooks will be distributed to all students           




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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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  • Paw Print
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    Anti Bullying

    TJMS School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialists
    Kenneth Saggese, Asst 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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