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  • This Year's Musical: "The Wizard of Oz"

    Informational meetings for Jefferson's 2020 Spring Musical, "The Wizard of Oz," will be held on Tuesday, December 17th and Wednesday, January 8th from 3 to 4 p.m. for Patriots interested in participating. Auditions will be held in January. Click the title to find out all the details!

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  • All School Read Announced!

    As was announced by the author himself, this year’s All School Read is Refugee by Alan Gratz. Students and parents alike are encouraged to read the book. Different activities are planned at school to promote family literacy, and the culminating event will be on Open House night, February 6th. Click the title link to view all the pictures from his visit to Jefferson!

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  • Join in the 2020 All School Read: Refugee by Alan Gratz

    Posted by Melinda Sherry on 11/26/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Patriot Families,

    We are so pleased to announce that our All School Read this year is Refugee, by Alan Gratz. We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Gratz visit our school in October, and our students are so excited to read his work as a community. Refugee is the story of three children: Josef (whose story takes place in the 1930’s), Isabel (1994), and Mahmoud (2015). The stories of these three children as they flee unsafe homelands are packed with heart, adventure, and courage. Many of our students have already read this book, as it has been selected as a Rebecca Caudill nominee this year as well.

    For students who read the book, we are raffling off other Alan Gratz titles through December and January. Please encourage your child to complete the Google form on the JJHS homepage if they read the book!

    For families interested in purchasing the book, limited numbers of copies are available for sale in The Commons starting Monday, December 2, for $5. Additional copies may be available should the Commons supply run out.

    Finally, our wonderful Patriot staff has volunteered their time and audiobook acting efforts to record the ENTIRE novel for our students. Due to copyright restrictions and our agreement with the author, the staff-recorded audiobook is only available through password protected websites (kids can find it on Canvas!).

    All of this will culminate with community events on Open House in February (stay tuned!)!

    Questions? Email Liza Palubicki, Language Arts Department Coordinator

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  • Magazine Drive Supplement

    Posted by Eric Decker on 11/25/2019


    The 2nd half of our Annual Magazine Madness is almost here and will help us get closer to our $70,000 annual goal!

    Just before Thanksgiving, all potential supporters will receive a maximum of only two more emails* from our student participants displaying their avatar which provides an opportunity to support our Home & School one last time by purchasing Nuts & Chocolates online which will be shipped directly to the customers. There is also another opportunity to purchase more magazines both for the customers or to be given as gifts.

    Please help our Home & School by purchasing great tasting Nut & Chocolate for the holidays or to give as gifts. Every purchase benefits our Home & School and ultimately benefits our children!

    Thank You!
    Jefferson Junior High School’s Home & School

    *All email recipients will receive a maximum of two emails (one before Thanksgiving and one after), however, a second email will not be sent for a specific product category if a purchase was made as a result of the first email. 

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  • December Dates

    Posted by Melinda Sherry on 11/19/2019

    Patriot Families:

    Good afternoon. I can’t believe I am already at the point of sending the December important dates communication. Time flies when you are having fun and learning! Please note that I will not list all events. All events, however, may be found in the printed school calendar that went home with your student the first week of school as well as on our school website.

    Upcoming Important Dates:

    December 5: High School Counselors visit with 8th graders
    December 12-18: Boys Basketball Tournament (times/locations TBD)
    December 17: Home and School Meeting @ 8:30 a.m.
    December 23-January 6: Winter Vacation (building will be open limited days and hours, please call prior to coming)

    Have a wonderful winter and a great weekend!

    Megan Ptak, Principal

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