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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:


Mon. April 16 - 17 - WHS Counselors Scheduling with 8th Graders 8:00-3:00pm/9:30-3pm

Mon. April 16th - Spirit club - Session 3 of Tall flags begins 3:00-4:00 pm (rm 11 & basketball court)

Tues. April 17th - ELMAC 6:30pm in Room 6 (Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Salfity)

Wed. April 18th - Shelter in Place

Wed. April 18th - Spirit club - Session 3 of Batons begins 3:00-4:00 pm (rm 11 & basketball court)

Fri. April 20th - Band Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm (Mr. Gelbaum)

Mon. April 23rd-27thWest High School Colorguard Workshop 3:30-6:00pm (for 8th Grade Students Only)

Tues. April 24th - Spanish Parent Night (For Spanish Speaking Parents - Salfity, Jones, Marin, Balooch)

Fri. April 27th - Career Day (Ms. Balooch)

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

May 7- 11 - no Spirit Club due to SBAC testing

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

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

Sat. May 26th Dance Workshop & Showcase at West High School Gym 8:30-4:00pm – Registration 8:00-8:30am (For Children Ages 6 and up) Contact Info: Terri Vorhis vorhis.terri@tusd.org


Weekly News Items


Mon. 9th

- JMS Starz Dance Club at Lunch in Room 19 (Ms. Abe)

- Spirit Club Participants Announced for Session 3 Posted on Rm 11 Door

Tues. 10th

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

-  SSC in the Library @ 3:15pm (Mrs. Jones, Ms. Marin, Ms. Kim)

-  PTSA Board Meeting @ 6:00pm (Ms. Marin & Mr. Cheney)

Wed.  11th

- Tutorial Schedule

- 7th grade CJSF meeting @ Lunch in Rm 11

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

- Multicultural Club Lunch (Ms. Numark & Mrs. Salfity)

Thurs. 12th

- Tutorial Schedule

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

Fri.    13th 

- JMS Spirit Day (Class & School Colors) - Student Council to Count in Homeroom.


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Today: 4/20/18