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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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  • 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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  • AVID Site Team

    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.

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  • i-Ready Diagnostic Assessments

    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.

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  • USA BMX and STEM

    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.

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  • AVID Classes Donate to CARE

    Mrs. Rasp's and Mrs. Grossman's AVID classes collected new gloves, hats, scarves and other cold weather necessities just in time for these frigid temperatures! CARE will distribute the items to needy students here in Edison. Great Job!

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  • St. Jude's Math-aThon!

    TJ's 6th grade students recently completed their annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Ms. Margovskaya, Ms. Ryan, Mrs. Coppola and Mrs. Kelly's students raised money through Math-a-Thon. The 6th grade stellar efforts raised $7,997.73 for St. Jude. Mr. Biondi was the project coordinator. Great work TJ.

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  • MS Tournament of Champions 2015

    Thomas Jefferson Middle School Girls' Basketball team won the title of "Middle School Tournament of Champions". Congratulaltions to the girls' basketball team for an undefeated season! Way to go girls!

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  • Geo Bee Finalists

    TJ's Geo Bee Finalists---Congratulations!

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I ready

The four middle schools of Edison Township will be using the I-Ready Diagnostic Testing Assessment.
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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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