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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 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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  • Girls 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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  • Boys' MS Tournament of Champions

    The TJ boys' basketball won the 2015 Edison Tournament of Champions. The boys finished their season with 14 wins and only 1 loss. Jaheim Tanksley finished the season with 418 pts for a TJ school record and scored 1051 pts. in 3 yrs. Coach McMahon wants to send a special thanks to all the students and those that came out to support the team during the season.

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  • Save the Date--8th Gr. Promotion

    8th Grade Promotion Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, 2015 starting at 10:00 AM to approximately 11:15 AM. The doors will open at 9:30 AM. Letters will go home with your student at a later date.

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  • Band Trip to Bright Beginnings

    As part of National Autism Awareness Month, the TJMS Jaguar Jazz Ensemble traveled down the road to Bright Beginnings Learning Center in Piscataway to perform an exciting series of concert assemblies for the Bright Beginnings students. Many thanks to their music teacher, Mr. Eric Marozine, for inviting Jaguar Jazz! We're already looking forward to next year!

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  • Battle of the Books 2015

    On April 24, 2015, our top 7th & 8th grade teams traveled to Manalapan/Englishtown MS to compete in this year's Battle of the Books. This program is a leisure reading competition where students form teams, commit to read & become experts in the 14 books selected by the NJ Assoc.of School Librarians. TJ's 7th grade team, The Trilogy,won 2nd place.Congrats!

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  • NJWEA Winner at TJ

    Hariraj Krishnan won the state prize in an essay competition from Mr. Mawn's science class. He will attend an award ceremony at the NJWEA conference in Atlantic City on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Congrats!

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  • Academic Challenge Winners

    On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, TJ's Academic Challenge team won first place at the competition. Our students achieved a decisive victory over WWMS in the final playoff round (310 to 180) points. Congrats TJ.

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  • Somerset Patriots Trip

    Eighth grade students were recognized by the team for their acheivements on the Spring i-Ready assessment in Math & Reading. The students and their families were invited to a Somerset Patriots game and were honored on the field prior to the game. Students received certificates from the stadium. Congrats to the honored students of TJ.

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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
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2015 MS Summer Reading Gr. 6-8 (open link) 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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ATTENTION PARENTS OF INCOMING 6TH GRADERS TO TJ:
 
OUR 6TH GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD
ON THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015 AT 7 PM
 
 
 
  
 
8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP
ELLIS ISLAND - LIBERTY STATE PARK
JUNE 11, 2015
 
LIBERTY STATE PARK
 
 
7TH GRADE FIELD TRIP
MEDIEVAL TIMES
MAY 29, 2015
 
Medieval Times
 
 
 
6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP
I-PLAY AMERICA
MAY 27, 2015
 
I Play America

 

Dance


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8TH GRADE DANCE
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
PINES MANOR
7 PM - 9 PM

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ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE PARENTS:
 
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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY 
 
 
 
Graduation
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
 
10: 00 AM - 11:15 AM
 
DOORS OPEN AT 9:30 AM
 
 
 
 

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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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