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.
Crossroads Club is an after school program to support elementary students. Students from TJMS were selected as mentors to help elementary students with homework, computer, and study skills as well as building new friendships. This club meets at Washington School every Monday from 12-3-12 until 6-3-13.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School's sixth grade students recently completed their annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Students raised money through a Math-A-Thon. The sixth grade students' stellar efforts raised $9,000 for St. Jude. Next year, TJMS will likely surpass $100,000 in total donations for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, all schools in Edison Townshp participated in the "Volleyball for Survival" competition. Family and friends attended the fundraising event. Everyone had a great time. All proceeds went to the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. We were very proud of our TJ team, "Emden's Enforcers." Voted "Best Team Name."
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, 36 students from TJMS attended the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament which was held at Franklin M.S. in Somerset, NJ. One team walked away with a third place finish. Congratulations to our winners! Special thanks to Mr. Grillo and Mrs. Petersen for their leadership preparing students for the Odyssey of the Mind.
On Friday, March 15, 2013, the Drama Club of Thomas Jefferson Middle School presented a wonderful production of the play "Grease." The show was a huge success. Everyone in the cast were "stars." Special thanks to the directors, Sharon Kortenhaus and Julie-Ann Szesko for a job well done.
On April 2, 2013, 8th Grade Science Students were invited to the Students 2 Science Tech Center in East Hanover to participate in a hands-on learning experience. During their visit, each student was given the opportunity to conduct 4 experiments while working side-by-side with professional scientists in a commercial lab setting. Our students had a blast!