November 12, 2015
Administrator's Corner

Congratulations to the Leadership Team for taking home the People's Choice Award at the 5280 Challenge!

The Mock ACT will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 8:00-12:00 p.m. here at TJ. This is a great (and free!) opportunity for all juniors, which will help increase scores in the spring.

Saturday school will be on the 14th from 8am to 11:30am in the Library. Students who do not serve detention after school, and/or are missing extensive class time will be on the list.

T he 2nd six weeks grades close tomorrow, and the Final Semester grades are going to be due in less than 6 weeks! That's right, the last "6 weeks" is ONLY four weeks long and that's including the finals week! There will be no school November 23-27 (Thanksgiving break), and then students only have two more weeks of classes before final exams. This is a critical reminder that students need to be taking advantage of Office Hours and tutoring, and doing their best to end the semester on a strong note.    
Paula Hammel
Assistant Principal 
Quick Links
ACT Practice Test
The next ACT practice test will be offered on
Saturday November 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. here at TJ.  It is free for all Juniors and they will get there scores back in two weeks. Students can sign up on the sheet on the window outside the office.
Saturday School
Saturday November 14 at 8:00-11:30 a.m.
Tomorrow is the Last Day for the SkillsUSA Holiday Food Drive!
Holiday Food Drive Ends November 13th!
The holiday food drive began on November 4th and will run through the 13th, benefiting TJ families. Non-perishable food donations are being collected in all classrooms, and cash donations are also accepted in room 105.  
Thanks for your support! Click here for more information. 
Attn: Fall 2015 Athletes, Parents/Guardians, and Spartan Sports Fans
Post season survey for the Fall 2015 sports season. This survey will provide you the opportunity to give us feedback on our work from this past season.  The data that we collect from this survey will help us to reflect on our strategies/practices, and may inform some of our goals for the offseason.  Please complete this survey by
Friday , November 13th. We appreciate your time in providing us with this feedback.  
Click here to access the Fall Survey
Thanks, and Go Spartans!
Sipping for Spartan Seniors 2017 - It's Not Too Late to Join the Party!

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Every Spartan Counts
Leadership wins "People's Choice Award" at the 5280 Challenge at Coors Field
Congratulations to the students involved in the 5280 Challenge! The Spartans made us proud by bringing home the People's Choice Award. Thanks for being involved, dedicated role models in our community! Click here for more information about the 5280 Challenge.
TJ ArtFest Call for Vendors
TJ's ArtFest is back!
Mark your calendars now for this wonderful tradition, and if you know any potential vendors, please send them to the 2015 ArtFest Application. Thanks in advance for making this another successful fundraising event for the TJ Community!
Giving Back - Gloves and Socks Drive to Benefit L.O.V.E.
Donations will be accepted in the main office through December 18.  
All-City Chess Challenge

Entry Fees: Registration is $5 and will support the North High School Chess Club. Send registration in by November 11. 
On-site registration is limited.

Divisions: K-2 grade, 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade, and 7-12 grade (this in a non-rated tournament, USCF membership is not required) Age sections may be combined or modified if necessary
Times:   Check-in 8:30-9:00 a.m. Player meeting (all competitors must attend) at 9:15 a.m. Four games - First game is at 9:30 a.m. This is a non-elimination tournament - all players will participate in four rounds.  The tournament will end at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Free Adult Chess Lessons: Chess coaches will provide free lessons to adults between 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Prizes:   Medals awarded to the top 3 finishers in each division and participation awards will be given to all players.
Location: North High School is located at 2960 Speer Blvd., Denver 80211. The main entrance in on W. 32 nd Ave. The tournament will take place in the library. North's phone number is 720-423-2708.
Lunch:  Snacks, fruit, and juice will be sold during the tournament.
Supervision: All children required to have adult supervision. Tournament directors will supervise the tournament area.  
Questions: Contact Joe DeRose 720-878-4153,,   or Tony Frank, 303-961-8340,

Click here for more information.
News from the Future Center
For upcoming events, college visits, financial aid workshops, scholarships, and much more, visit the Future Center wikipage!
Rena Maez 
College Advisor, Thomas Jefferson High School 
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