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Welcome to the "Pride of the Pack" Jefferson Middle School

Welcome to Jefferson Middle School (JMS), a proud California Distinguished and Gold Ribbon School, and home of “JAGUAR PRIDE’. Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and familiarize yourself with the leading-edge JMS learning community. Jefferson Middle School is a model Professional Learning Community who leads the way in innovation, developing the whole child, and is a leader in cross-curricular learning, marking JMS as a contemporary ‘Destination School. Whether you are part of our JMS family, interested in enrolling, or would simply like to learn more about our scholars and learning community, this site has been developed for your usage and reference as an engaging and informative resource. We welcome you to your school!

Upcoming Dates to make note of:

Tue. Mar 20 - Student vs Staff Basketball Game at WHS (6:30 PM start time)

Wed. Mar 21st - Incoming 9th Grade Parent/Student Night @ WHS 6:30pm in the Pavilion

Wed. & Thu. 3/21 & 3/22 - After school GATE Enrichment (Room 2, Mr. Cheney)

Fri. March 23- 25 Astro Camp (7th graders, Hintergardt, Miller, Sweet, and White)

Mon. Mar. 26-30 - Spring Break

Mon. April 2 - Spirit Club applications for Session 3 available in room 11: first come, first served.

Fri. April 6 - Spirit Club applications for Session 3 are DUE to Mrs. Sweet, room 11.

Mon. April 9 - Spirit Club participants announced for Session 3

Wed. May 2-11- SBAC Testing for all Grades in Math and LA Classes

Mon. May 14-18 - SBAC Make-up Testing

Wed. May 16-17 - SBAC Science Testing for Grade 8 only in Science Classes



Weekly News Items



Mon. 12th

- Spirit Club Will Meet for Baton from 3:05-4:00 pm in Room 11 and on the Blacktop (Mrs Sweet).  This is the LAST meeting of Session 2.

- JMS Starz dance club at lunch in room 19 (Ms. Abe)

-ELPAC Administration to English Learners Only (Jones, Salfity, Marin, Lindeman, Pacheco, Sweet)

-Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Training (Ms. Balooch & Mrs. Sapien off campus)

Tues. 13th

-  Late Start/Staff meeting 7:40-7:50am/PLC time 7:50-9:05am

-  Mathcounts Students meet in Room 16 at lunch (Mr. White)

- PTSA Board Meeting in Staff Lounge at 6:00pm (Marin, & Cheney)

- Honorary Service Awards Event for Invitees Only @ JMS Cafeteria 7:00-8:30pm (PTSA Board Members, Former Recipients, Invited Staff)

 - Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Training (Ms. Balooch & Mrs. Sapien off campus)

Wed.  14th

- Tutorial Schedule

- WHS Counseling Team Meets with 8th Grade Students during 5th and 6th periods

- Spirit Club Will Meet for Tall Flags from 3:05-4:00 pm in Room 11 and on the Blacktop (Mrs. Sweet).  This is the LAST meeting of Session 2.

- Multi-Media Club from 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Mr. Norman & Mr. Hanniff)

- West Area Choral Concert at West High Pavillion 7:00pm (Mr. Gelbaum)

- Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Training (Ms. Balooch & Mrs. Sapien off campus)


Thurs. 15th

- Tutorial Schedule

- Art Studio During Lunch in Room 5 (Mrs. Chang)

- ELPAC Speaking Test Administer to English Learners Only (Sweet, Pacheco, Lindeman)





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-School-wide Pep Rally (Student Council & Mr. Cheney)

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