Friday

  • September 23, 2022

    Patriot Press meets until 3:30 on Monday in room 210! Want to report, research, write, photograph, or draw? Join us and bring a friend!

    Want to learn more about writing spooky stories from author Lindsay Currie? Fill out the Spooky 101 interest form shared by your LA teacher or by going to bit.ly/JJHSspooky101! Forms are due by September 26th.

    We are continuing to work on the Patriots Plus Protocol of “Be Polite and Stay to the Right.” Show that you are respectful role model by staying to the right and being aware of others in the halls. Teachers will be giving out Patriot Pay to students who are staying on the right side.

    Patriots, the JJHS Service Club would like to invite you to join us at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, September 29th from 5-6 pm. Permission slips are located at the front office.

    The Bunker is back this Friday, September 23rd. Bring your Patriot Pay to lunch to cash in on some amazing prizes and raffles. The Bunker has been restocked and you may see some new items! Also, bring your ID. Students MUST have an ID to shop.

    Hey Speech and Drama folks and those who are interested in doing improv-- would you like to see how the improv duets and games work? Did you think about doing a memorized piece and panicked a little? We've got you covered with an improv workshop after school on Monday from 3:00-4:00. If you have turned in a yellow permission form, you are welcome to join us. Need a permission slip? Get one outside of Room 226 and get it signed and turned in. See you after school on Monday.

    Next week in the LC, you can create papal picado (paa-pel puh-kaa-dow) to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Ask a teacher to sign you up for your supervised study on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

    Time for our Hispanic Heritage Month fact. Even though Spanish is the official language of most Latin American countries, there are more than 370 languages spoken across Central and South America. Here in North America, about 13% of our population speak Spanish at home, that’s about 45.7 million people. Now, let me tell you about a famous Hispanic activist, Cesar Chavez. Chavez was born in 1927 to a Mexican American family in Yuma, Arizona. He was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers labor Union. Chavez worked in the fields as a farmworker and experienced many brutal and unjust conditions to be working in. Influenced by the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, he organized many nonviolent strikes, walks, and boycotts to help other farm workers receive fair treatment and better pay for their hard work and long hour workdays. His birthday is a federal commemorative holiday in several US states, and there are many places named after him. In 1994, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for all of his efforts and accomplishments

    Last night the 8th grade football team traveled to Kennedy to play the Eagles. The Patriots gave up an early touchdown but turned it around quickly and were victorious by a final score of 62 to 31. The Patriots are now 4 and 1 on the season. Nice win 8th grade, now ring that victory bell!

    The 7th grade flag football team turned in a workman's effort getting the win vs Kennedy yesterday. They showed up with a hard hat and a lunch pale ready to go to work from the first whistle, leading from start to finish. Both offense and defense played great showing a vast improvement from the start of the season. Victory Bell!

    Great news everyone…..we passed $35,000 last night, but jumped into 2nd place and are just behind 1st place Washington! We CAN take over 1st place if EVERONE takes those few minutes this week to create our store and put email addresses into the system so more customers can know about how to support you and Madison! We CAN end up in 1st place if EVERYONE does their part!

    THIS WEEKEND is the perfect time to focus on your next goal and get at least 18 prize credits by MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT. For every 18 prize credits you have, you’ll earn your choice of a Starburst or Skittles and EVERY and put your hand into the cash box for guaranteed $1-$20 or a shot at PLINKO where you could walk away with $100 for EVERY 18 credits you have by MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT!

    PLUS, EVERY Student with at least 30 prize credits by MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT will be invited out of class the last period of the day on TUESDAY for the PRIZE SCRAMBLE for more GUARANTEED Prizes! The only question is WHAT prizes will you walk away with lots of prizes and maybe even cash if you win the other games we’ll be playing for cash and prizes!

    Want to win one of the Smart TVs? Just complete the DRIVE for 5? It’s SUPER EASY and will get your name into the drawing for the 2 additional SMART TV’s being given away next TUESDAY. So take the 5 minutes it takes to complete that right away to ensure your name is in that drawing. How cool would it be to win a TV for doing only 5-7 minutes of claiming your online store and getting just one magazine and one $25 donation?

    Remember, if you haven’t done it yet, ….just go to www.funderworks.com/JJHS to register, create your avatar and complete registration with 12+ email addresses of those family member, or friends & co-workers of your parents! It supports our very own Home & School Association…..who work hard to support YOU!

Thursday

  • September 22, 2022

     

    Patriot Community Club (also known as PC squared) provides students opportunities to build our community. Students develop and implement ideas to explore identity, culture, and belonging in our JJHS community that give students a voice. Interested? Please join Mrs. Halblander and Ms. Levernier at 7:20 or when your bus arrives in Room 233 on Friday morning, 9/23.

    Want to learn more about writing spooky stories from author Lindsay Currie? Fill out the Spooky 101 interest form shared by your LA teacher or by going to bit.ly/JJHSspooky101! Forms are due by September 26th.

    Patriots, the JJHS Service Club would like to invite you to join us at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, September 29th from 5-6 pm. Permission slips are located at the front office.

    The Bunker is back this Friday, September 23rd. Bring your Patriot Pay to lunch to cash in on some amazing prizes and raffles. The Bunker has been restocked and you may see some new items! Also, bring your ID. Students MUST have an ID to shop.

    Hey Speech and Drama folks and those who are interested in doing improv-- would you like to see how the improv duets and games work? Did you think about doing a memorized piece and panicked a little? We've got you covered with an improv workshop after school on Monday from 3:00-4:00. If you have turned in a yellow permission form, you are welcome to join us. Need a permission slip? Get one outside of Room 226 and get it signed and turned in. See you after school on Monday.

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club starts today from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232. We’ll listen to music, watch movies, do crafts and learn about celebrations around the world.  All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome. No Spanish or French needed. This time the World Languages Club will celebrate the Cherokee Fall Festival. Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    This Monday, Thursday, and Friday is STEAM in the LC during supervised study! Ask a teacher to sign you up for Sphero Bolt Putt Putt.

    Positivity Club is meeting this Friday at 7:15am in room 207. Even if you missed our first meeting, you are still invited to join! See you there!

    The JJHS Book Club has chosen its first novel: "All You Knead is Love" by Tanya Guerrero. Please sign up for our remind @JJHSBOO for updates on meetings and pacing. Our next meeting will be September 30th before school.

    Now, for our Fact today to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Did you know that California, Texas, and Florida have the largest Hispanic population of any states in the US? Spanish is the world’s number two language, with almost 500 million Spanish speakers in the world. One of our influential Hispanic Americans is Sylvia Mendez. She was born in 1936 in Santa Ana, California. She was only eight years old when she was at the center of a federal court case that led to the desegregation of schools in California. In this court case, Mendez v. Westminster, a federal court ruled in the mid-1940s that the school segregation of Hispanic children was unconstitutional. Mendez devoted her life to telling the story of her family and the legacy of the case, and in 2011, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama for her advocacy for educational opportunity for children of all backgrounds and walks of life. The following are a couple quotes she spoke often that shared her passion for equality: “It’s about everybody coming together. If you start fighting for justice, people of all ethnicities will come together.” “We are all individuals; we are all human beings; we are all connected together; and we all have the same rights and the same freedom.” Thank you!

    7th grade girls single A volleyball showed their hard work and teamwork during last nights game versus Fischer. The girls lost set 1 due to silly mistakes. Set 2 the patriots were able to rally off a win! 25 to 22. Set 3 the patriots showed their skill and closed out the match on their terms winning 15 to 13! Amazing job 7th grade single A! Ok now ladies - (yeah) ring that victory bell!

    The 7th grade double A volleyball team got their second win of the season by beating Fischer 2 sets to 0. The Patriots were led by Maddie Anderson, who had a great game at the service line. Great team win 7 double AA, ring that victory bell!

    Yesterday the cross country team hosted a meet against Fischer. Runners finished with both individual and team victoriesCongratulation Runners! Ring that victory bell!!!!

    Great news everyone…..JEFFERSON IS STILL IN 3rd Place now with over $32,000 collected in sales and only $300 behind 2nd place Madison! Great job Patriots…but we want to be the best….so let’s all take those few minutes this week to create our store and put email addresses into the system so more customers can know about how to support you and JEFFERSON! We CAN end up in 1st place if EVERYONE does their part!

    Now….your next goal is to get at least 18 prize credits by NEXT MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT. For every 18 prize credits you have, you’ll earn your choice of a starburst or Skittles and EVERY and put your hand into the cash box for guaranteed $1-$20 or a shot at PLINKO where you could walk away with $100 for EVERY 18 credits you have by NEXT MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT!


    Remember, if you haven’t done it yet, ….just go to www.funderworks.com/JJHS to register, create your avatar and complete registration with 12+ email addresses of those family member, or friends & co-workers of your parents! It supports our very own Home & School Association…..who work hard to support YOU!

    Let’s go PATRIOTS and aim for 1st PLACE!….ONLY $85 in sales PER STUDENT AND WE’LL GET TO OUR GOAL and then some!!!

Wednesday

  • September 21, 2022

    Patriot Community Club (also known as PC squared) provides students opportunities to build our community. Students develop and implement ideas to explore identity, culture, and belonging in our JJHS community that give students a voice. Interested? Please join Mrs. Halblander and Ms. Levernier at 7:20 or when your bus arrives in Room 233 on Friday morning, 9/23.

    Want to learn more about writing spooky stories from author Lindsay Currie? Fill out the Spooky 101 interest form shared by your LA teacher or by going to bit.ly/JJHSspooky101! Forms are due by September 26th.

    We are continuing to work on the Patriots Plus Protocol of “Be Polite and Stay to the Right.” Show that you are respectful role model by staying to the right and being aware of others in the halls. Teachers will be giving out Patriot Pay to students who are staying on the right side.

    Patriots, the JJHS Service Club would like to invite you to join us at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, September 29th from 5-6 pm. Permission slips are located at the front office.

    The Bunker is back this Friday, September 23rd. Bring your Patriot Pay to lunch to cash in on some amazing prizes and raffles. The Bunker has been restocked and you may see some new items! Also, bring your ID. Students MUST have an ID to shop.

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club starts on Thursday, September 22nd from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232. We’ll listen to music, watch movies, do crafts and learn about celebrations around the world.  All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome. No Spanish or French needed.  This time the World Languages Club will celebrate the Cherokee Fall Festival. Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert.  Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    This Monday, Thursday, and Friday is STEAM in the LC during supervised study! Ask a teacher to sign you up for Sphero Bolt Putt Putt.

    Positivity Club is meeting this Friday at 7:15am in room 207. Even if you missed our first meeting, you are still invited to join! See you there!

    The JJHS Book Club has chosen its first novel: "All You Knead is Love" by Tanya Guerrero. Please sign up for our remind @JJHSBOO for updates on meetings and pacing. Our next meeting will be September 30th before school.

    Time for our Hispanic Heritage Month Fact for the day. Yesterday, I mentioned that Hispanic refers to someone from or with ancestors from a Spanish-speaking country. This includes people from Spain. The term Latino refers to someone from or with ancestors from a country in Latin America. This term includes some non-Spanish speaking countries, such as Brazil. Now, let me share a bit about an individual from the Hispanic community, Carlos Santana. He was the first Latino inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He is an American guitarist who rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana. The Rolling Stone magazine listed him at No. 20 on their list of 100 greatest guitarists. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards. Santana was born in Mexico in 1947, but came to the United States at a young age. He later became an American Citizen in 1965, and launched his career in California. Santana also co-founded the Milagro Foundation, which funds organizations that support under-resourced children in the areas of the arts, education, and health since 1998. He continues to share his wealth from his career with children not just in the US, but around the world as well.

    Last night Jefferson's 8th grade flag football team took on Madison. After the first to seires of the game the patriots were down 10 - 0 but the went on to outscore Madison 57 -23 the rest of the way.  Patriots play again tomorrow at Kennedy

    Great news everyone…..JEFFERSON IS STILL now in 3rd Place, just behind Madison and Washington as we passed the with $30,000 mark last night! Great job Patriots…but we want to BECOME THE BEST….so let’s all take those few minutes this week to create our store and put email addresses into the system so more customers can know about how to support you and Madison! We CAN end up in 1st place if EVERYONE does their part!

    Now….your next goal is to get at least 18 prize credits by MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT. For every 18 prize credits you have, you’ll earn your choice of a starburst or Skittles and EVERY and put your hand into the cash box for guaranteed $1-$20 or a shot at PLINKO where you could walk away with $100 for EVERY 18 credits you have by MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT!

    PLUS, EVERY Student with at least 30 prize credits by MONDAY AT MIDNIGHT will be invited out of class the last period of the day on Tuesday in the cafeteria/tile gym for the PRIZE SCRAMBLE for more GUARANTEED Prizes! The only question is WHAT prizes will you walk away with….
    • LED Motion controlled helicopter?
    • Air Lounger?
    • Trip to the candy store?
    • Cell phone stand?
    • Smart TV?
    • Or any of so many more prizes including cash & gift cards?
    • …..AND EVERY PPRIZE SCRAMBLE qualifier will ALSO receive their very own Bluetooth, wireless SPEAKER!

    Remember, if you haven’t done it yet, ….just go to www.funderworks.com/JJHS to register, create your avatar and complete registration with 12+ email addresses of those family member, or friends & co-workers of your parents! It supports our very own Home & School Association…..who work hard to support YOU!

    Let’s go Patriots and work on reaching 1st PLACE!….ONLY $85 in sales PER STUDENT AND WE’LL GET TO OUR GOAL and then some!!!

    7th grade flag football gave their best effort yet in a last second 1 point loss to the Warhawks. After a tough loss last week vs. the Lancers, the patriots answered the bell and improved drastically in all aspects of the game. The Patriots look to get a mark in the win column this Wednesday.

Tuesday

  • September 20, 2022

    Patriot Community Club (also known as PC squared) provides students opportunities to build our community. Students develop and implement ideas to explore identity, culture, and belonging in our JJHS community that give students a voice. Interested? Please join Mrs. Halblander and Ms. Levernier at 7:20 or when your bus arrives in Room 233 on Friday morning, 9/23.

    Want to learn more about writing spooky stories from author Lindsay Currie? Fill out the Spooky 101 interest form shared by your LA teacher or by going to bit.ly/JJHSspooky101! Forms are due by September 26th.

    Patriots, the JJHS Service Club would like to invite you to join us at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, September 29th from 5-6 pm. Permission slips are located at the front office.

    The Bunker is back this Friday, September 23rd. Bring your Patriot Pay to lunch to cash in on some amazing prizes and raffles. The Bunker has been restocked and you may see some new items! Also, bring your ID. Students MUST have an ID to shop.

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club starts on Thursday, September 22nd from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome. No Spanish or French needed.  This time the World Languages Club will celebrate the Cherokee Fall Festival. Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    This Monday, Thursday, and Friday is STEAM in the LC during supervised study! Ask a teacher to sign you up for Sphero Bolt Putt Putt.

    Positivity Club is meeting this Friday at 7:15am in room 207. Even if you missed our first meeting, you are still invited to join! See you there!

    There will be a yearbook meeting tomorrow at 7:15 in room 233! We meet every Wednesday at 7:15. All new and returning members welcome!

    Now for our Hispanic Heritage Month fun fact. The word Hispanic means someone of descent from a Spanish speaking country. There are 21 Spanish speaking countries in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. Did you know, there are more Spanish speakers in the United States than in Spain, if you count people who speak Spanish as a second language?! One influential Hispanic in America is Sonia Motomayor. Sotomayor was born and raised in The Bronx, New York City. Both of her parents were born in Puerto Rico. Her father died when she was nine, and she was raised mainly by her mother and grandmother. Sotomayor attended both Princeton University and Yale Law School. She first became a lawyer, then went on to become the youngest judge in the Southern District, and the first Hispanic federal judge in New York State. She also became the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a judge in a US federal court beginning on August 8, 2009. Sonia Sotomayor is in the National Women’s Hall of Fame and continues to serve as one of our US Supreme Court Justices.

    Picture retakes are today. This is the schedule:

    1st Period – 7th Grade
    2nd Period – 6th Grade
    3rd Period – 8th Grade
    4th Period – Last Call

    If you have PE that period, please do not dress. Thank you.

    The 8AA volleyball team played tough last night, but lost to Washington in two games. We're looking to get back on track this Wednesday against Fischer.

    Yesterday the Cross Country team hosted a meet against Madison. All four squads finished with a first place victory. Congratulations Runners! Ring that victory bell!

Monday

  • September 19, 2022

    Patriot Community Club (also known as PC squared) provides students opportunities to build our community. Students develop and implement ideas to explore identity, culture, and belonging in our JJHS community that give students a voice. Interested? Please join Mrs. Halblander and Ms. Levernier at 7:20 or when your bus arrives in Room 233 on Friday morning, 9/23.

    Want to learn more about writing spooky stories from author Lindsay Currie? Fill out the Spooky 101 interest form shared by your LA teacher or by going to bit.ly/JJHSspooky101! Forms are due by September 26th.

    We are continuing to work on the Patriots Plus Protocol of “Be Polite and Stay to the Right.” Show that you are respectful role model by staying to the right and being aware of others in the halls. Teachers will be giving out Patriot Pay to students who are staying on the right side.

    Patriots, the JJHS Service Club would like to invite you to join us at Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, September 29th from 5-6 pm. Permission slips are located at the front office.

    The Bunker is back this Friday, September 23rd. Bring your Patriot Pay to lunch to cash in on some amazing prizes and raffles. The Bunker has been restocked and you may see some new items! Also, bring your ID. Students MUST have an ID to shop.

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club starts on Thursday, September 22nd from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232. We’ll listen to music, watch movies, do crafts and learn about celebrations around the world.  All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome. No Spanish or French needed.  This time the World Languages Club will celebrate the Cherokee Fall Festival. Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    This Monday, Thursday, and Friday is STEAM in the LC during supervised study! Ask a teacher to sign you up for Sphero Bolt Putt Putt.

    Positivity Club is meeting this Friday at 7:15am in room 207. Even if you missed our first meeting, you are still invited to join! See you there!

    Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys: Basketball intramurals has begun. If you are at all interested in trying out for the 7th or 8th grade boy’s basketball team, this is a great opportunity to get some practice leading up to tryouts. If you just enjoy the game of basketball and want to play, that’s great too. Come on out and join the fun.

    Patriot Press, the JJHS student newspaper, will meet for a 10 minute info session on Monday, September 19 after school in room 210. All are welcome. No experience is needed! We are looking for reporters, writers, cartoonists, and more!

    On Saturday, the 7th and 8th grade cross country teams traveled to the Troy Cross Country Invitational in Shorewood. Out of hundreds of participants at each grade level, four of our runners placed in the top 25. A special congratulations to the 8th grade girls for placing 4th place overall as a team! Come on out after school today to support your runners as they take on our cross-town rivals, Madison, in dual meet at home. Way to go runners - RING THAT VICTORY BELL!

    This announcement is for Speech and Drama Team members who are performing a MEMORIZED piece. You can sign up for rehearsal today after school, tomorrow before school or Wednesday after school on the board outside of Room 228. If your name isn't on the sign-up sheet, Mrs. Nekolny is not expecting to see you. Talk with your partners, sign up for the days and times that work for you, and remember to bring your scripts with you. Thanks!