Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Student Announcements - Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Day B

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1) Holiday grams are on sale through today with cart mart. $0.25 Buy one for your friends, write them some holiday greetings, then put their homebase on the card, and on Friday, December 20th they will be delivered with a candy cane.

2) Please remember to save your Box Tops during the holiday baking season. There will be a contest in January.

3) Birthdays Today - December 19th...Dominick Schultz.

4) All wrestlers have one more practice today after school. Remember to bring $2.00 to Coach Morehouse by today for pizza.

5) Any 7th or 8th grade girl wanting to go out for Dance, sign up in the main office. You must have an updated physical.

6) Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball, sign up in the main office. You must have an updated physical. Practice starts January 6th.

7) The cast list for Fiddler on the Roof is posted on the auditorium door. Anyone with a lead part must attend a meeting after school today.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress Reports Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Student Announcements - Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Day A

1) 2nd semester Leap Registration is due today, December 18th. Please turn in registrations in the main office ASAP.

2) Holiday grams are on sale through Thursday, December 19th with cart mart. $0.25 Buy one for your friends, write them some holiday greetings, then put their homebase on the card, and on Friday, December 20th they will be delivered with a candy cane.

3) Please remember to save your Box Tops during the holiday baking season. There will be a contest in January.

4) Birthdays Today - December 18th...Dillon Gottschalk.

5) All wrestlers have one more practice on Thursday night, December 19th. Remember to bring $2.00 to Coach Morehouse by Thursday for pizza.

6) 7th grade girls basketball players turn your jersey and shorts into Mr. Hatcher today during period 1.

7) Any 7th or 8th grade girl wanting to go out for Dance, sign up in the main office. You must have an updated physical.

8) Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball, sign up in the main office. You must have an updated physical. Practice starts January 6th.

9) The cast list for Fiddler on the Roof is posted on the auditorium door. Anyone with a lead part must attend a meeting after school on Thursday. Everyone did an amazing job at the auditions.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress Reports Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Student Announcements - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Day B

1) 2nd semester Leap Registration is due by tomorrow, December 18th. Please turn in registrations in the main office ASAP.

2) Holiday grams are on sale through Thursday, December 19th with cart mart. $0.25 Buy one for your friends, write them some holiday greetings, then put their homebase on the card, and on Friday, December 20th they will be delivered with a candy cane.

3) Please remember to save your Box Tops during the holiday baking season. There will be a contest in January.

4) Birthdays Today - December 17th...Jasmine Greve, Jayna Kennedy, Brendan Kotz, Brianna Kotz, Jeremy Shepherd.

5) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt Purple. 7th grade at Roosevelt and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

6) All wrestlers have one more practice on Thursday night, December 19th. Remember to bring $2.00 for Coach Morehouse by Thursday for pizza.

7) 7th grade girls basketball players turn your jersey and shorts into Mr. Hatcher on Wednesday during period 1.

8) Any 7th or 8th grade girl wanting to go out for Dance, sign up in the main office. You must have an updated physical.

9) Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball, sign up in the main office. You must have an updated physical. Practice starts January 6th.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress Reports Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Student Announcements - Monday, December 16, 2013 - Day A

1)2nd semester Leap Registration is due by Wednesday, December 18th. Please turn in registrations in the main office ASAP.

2) Holiday grams will go on sale today, December 16th with cart mart. $0.25 Buy one for your friends, write them some holiday greetings, then put their homebase on the card, and on Friday, December 20th they will be delivered with a candy cane.

3) Please remember to save your Box Tops during the holiday baking season. There will be a contest in January.

4) Birthdays Today - December 16th...Elizabeth Freiburger.

5) 6th grade will have a locker clean out on Tuesday, December 17th between 8 and 8:30 a.m. 7th and 8th grade will have a locker clean out on Wednesday, December 18th between 11 and 11:30 a.m.

If you auditioned for the play, please check the list on the auditorium door to see if you were picked for a call back.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress Reports Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Student Announcements - Friday, December 13, 2013 - Day B

1) Today is the last day of the book fair in the Library. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium today.

3)2nd semester Leap Registration is due by Wednesday, December 18th. Please turn in registrations in the main office ASAP.

4) Holiday grams will go on sale Monday, December 16th with cart mart. $0.25 Buy one for your friends, write them some holiday greetings, then put their homebase on the card, and on Friday, December 20th they will be delivered with a candy cane.

5) Please remember to save your Box Tops during the holiday baking season. There will be a contest in January.

6) Birthdays Today - December 14th...Peyton Hoyer, Natalie Leach. December 15th...Jax Dolan, Orion Rusch.

7) 6th grade will have a locker clean out on Tuesday, December 17th between 8 and 8:30 a.m. 7th and 8th grade will have a locker clean out on Wednesday, December 18th between 11 and 11:30 a.m.

8) Congratulations to the following students who will represent Jefferson at the sectional spelling bee at Clarke University: Carly Dalberg, House 7-1; Emma Weibke, House 8-2; Brianna Heffner, House 8-2; Rowyn Olson, House 7-1; and Maxwell Schumacher, House 6-2. Marlonda Bell-Clark, House 8-1 is our alternate. There was a lot of tough competition. Thank you to everyone who participated! If you have been selected as a participant or alternate for the spelling bee, please see Ms. Weber in the guidance area for a study packet.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress Reports Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Student Announcements - Thursday, December 12, 2013 - Day A

1) There will be a book fair in the Library through Friday, December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium today and tomorrow, December 13th.

3) Hillhawk helpers meeting tonight in Mr. Bausch’s room.

4) Holiday grams will go on sale Monday Dec. 16th. with cart mart. $0.25 Buy one for your friends, write them some holiday greetings, then put their homebase on card, and on Friday Dec. 20th they will be delivered and get a candy cane.

5) Please remember to save your Box Tops during the holiday baking season. There will be a contest in January.

6) Sports Today - Wrestling...Jefferson vs. Washington vs. Roosevelt vs. Mazzuchelli at Roosevelt beginning at 4 p.m.

7) Wear your Jefferson apparel tomorrow. Every Friday is Hillhawk Spirit Day!Safety and Security Students, please remember to never open a door for anyone to come into the building. If people want to enter the building they will need to buzz the office and identify themselves. If they are Jefferson staff members they should have a prox card that will allow them to enter the building.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Student Announcements - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Day B

1) There will be a book fair in the Library through Friday, December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium on December 12th and December 13th.

3) Birthdays Today - December 11th...Akayla Kohl.

4) Belin-Blank nominees: Permission slips need to be turned in to Ms. Weber or Mrs. Eimers in the guidance area today. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Weber.

Safety and Security Students, please remember to never open a door for anyone to come into the building. If people want to enter the building they will need to buzz the office and identify themselves. If they are Jefferson staff members they should have a prox card that will allow them to enter the building.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Progress Reports Progress reports will be generated on January 8, 2014. That gives you about 14 days to make sure that your grades are all passing. Don't get behind! If you are behind find out what you need to do to get caught up. If you need help we have extra support in the LRC every day after school from 2:30-3:30pm.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Day A

1) There will be a book fair in the Library through Friday, December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

2) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium on December 12th and December 13th.

3) Birthdays Today - December 10th...Krystina Cahill

4) Belin-Blank nominees: Permission slips need to be turned in to Ms. Weber or Mrs. Eimers in the guidance area by Wednesday, December 11th. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Weber.

5) Sports Today - Wrestling...Wrestling meet Drexler vs. Washington vs. Jefferson at Jefferson beginning at 4 p.m.

Congratulations to the students chosen for the first season of TJMS Live beginning in January! Those students are Haley Kemp, Toni Fortmann, Dylan Link, Charissma Cruz, Serina Bennett, and Emma Freiburger.

Safety and Security Students, please remember to never open a door for anyone to come into the building. If people want to enter the building they will need to buzz the office and identify themselves. If they are Jefferson staff members they should have a prox card that will allow them to enter the building.

Fighting Saints Game Tickets are in for the Jefferson night at the Fighting Saints Game on Friday, January 3rd. The Jefferson Band will be playing that National Anthem and we have a section reserved just for us behind the Fighting Saints Goal for periods 1 and 3. Tickets are $8.50. Any student or parent can buy these tickets. Normal ticket price is $12.95 so we are getting a good deal. Come and join in the fun. If you want us to keep your ticket here at school so you don't lose it, we will do that for you. All checks should be made out to the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Mr. Kramer will pay for any Jefferson Staff member that would like to join us.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Students put Lego robots to the test - THonline.com: Tri-state News

Students put Lego robots to the test - THonline.com: Tri-state News

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013 Day B

1) Students who are in the talent show and working as crew for the talent show will rehearse today, December 9th. The following students will report to the lunchroom at 10:45 to eat before rehearsal. Rehearsal will take place in the auditorium from 11:00-12:30. Sixth and seventh graders will be late to 7th period. 8th graders will miss the beginning of 6th period on those days. (Yanique Starks, Madison Wemmer, Regan Connolly, Justin Heinhold, Kim Reuter, John Turner, Daviante Swanagan, Tania Rhone, Mairiah Stephneson, Ali Naab, Serina Bennett, Curtis Martin, CC Cruz, Shayla Mallory, Mary Mueller, Hannah Jackson, Harmony Manriquez, Erin Wiegman, Catherine Schueller, Sam Fiegen, Emilee Heims, Isabella Kuennen, Grace Jackson, Regan Saunders, Jada Tate, Crew: Ian Ernzen, Dalton Dietz, Denny Doerr, Gryphon Metcalf, Kyla Boyce)

2) There will be a book fair in the Library from today until December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium on December 12th and December 13th.

4) Birthdays Today - December 9th...Harrison Kivlahan.

5) Belin-Blank nominees: Permission slips need to be turned in to Ms. Weber or Mrs. Eimers in the guidance area by Wednesday, December 11th. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Weber.

6) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Drexler Red. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Drexler; both games begin at 4 p.m.

7) Reminder...There will be an adjusted schedule for tomorrow because of the 2 performances for the Talent Show.

8) Congratulations to the Hillhawk Heroes, our First Lego League team that won the “Against All Odds” award at the Regional Competition on Saturday.  This award goes to the team that improvises and overcomes a difficult situation while still making a respectable showing, with an attitude that shows, “We can overcome incredible odds if we never give up, no matter what!”   Team members included:  Sean Bradley, Riley Connolly, Alex Cota, Owen Dunne, Elizabeth Freiburger, Taya Hess, Tyler Lyons, Maddie Peter, Joe Vize, Moriah Zimmerman, Eric McDonough, Logan Ellingboe, Addison Kalb, Mason Kobliska, and Noah Dougherty.  The Heroes would like to thank their coach Mrs. Meyer for all of her support.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Student Announcements - Friday, December 6, 2013 Day A

1) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

2) Students who are in the talent show and working as crew for the talent show will rehearse today, December 6th and Monday, December 9th. The following students will report to the lunchroom at 10:45 to eat before rehearsal. Rehearsal will take place in the auditorium from 11:00-12:30. Sixth and seventh graders will be late to 7th period. 8th graders will miss the beginning of 6th period on those days. (Yanique Starks, Madison Wemmer, Regan Connolly, Justin Heinhold, Kim Reuter, John Turner, Daviante Swanagan, Tania Rhone, Mairiah Stephneson, Ali Naab, Serina Bennett, Curtis Martin, CC Cruz, Shayla Mallory, Mary Mueller, Hannah Jackson, Harmony Manriquez, Erin Wiegman, Catherine Schueller, Sam Fiegen, Emilee Heims, Isabella Kuennen, Grace Jackson, Regan Saunders, Jada Tate, Crew: Ian Ernzen, Dalton Dietz, Denny Doerr, Gryphon Metcalf, Kyla Boyce)

3) There will be a book fair in the Library from December 9th to December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium on December 12th and December 13th.

5) Birthdays Today - December 7th...Julian Jolet. December 8th...Natalie Delaney.

6) No after school activities today due to the Fundraising dance. No LEAP, no sports, no activity bus.

7) Loras College Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser run by students that provides support to children from Dubuque and the surrounding areas who have been treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and their families. We support the children and their families emotionally and financially through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and help give them a second chance at being kids. Read the stories some of our families posted in the cafeteria. We hope to see you at the dance on Friday to help support our cause.

8) Fundraiser items at Friday’s dance will be: (bracelets for $2 either blue or glow in the dark); (throw back tee shirts for $5 in variety of colors); (silly bands for $0.25); and (sunglasses for $3). Remember all proceeds go to Iowa Children’s hospital.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

DRA Grant at Work

A very special thanks to the DRA for the grant that helped us to purchase 12 Lenovo ThinkPad tablets and keyboards for our students to use! Thank you for your tremendous generosity!





Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Day B

1) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

2) Students who are in the talent show and working as crew for the talent show will rehearse on Friday, December 6th and Monday, December 9th. The following students will report to the lunchroom at 10:45 to eat before rehearsal. Rehearsal will take place in the auditorium from 11:00-12:30. Sixth and seventh graders will be late to 7th period. 8th graders will miss the beginning of 6th period on those days. (Yanique Starks, Madison Wemmer, Regan Connolly, Justin Heinhold, Kim Reuter, John Turner, Daviante Swanagan, Tania Rhone, Mairiah Stephneson, Ali Naab, Serina Bennett, Curtis Martin, CC Cruz, Shayla Mallory, Mary Mueller, Hannah Jackson, Harmony Manriquez, Erin Wiegman, Catherine Schueller, Sam Fiegen, Emilee Heims, Isabella Kuennen, Grace Jackson, Regan Saunders, Jada Tate, Crew: Ian Ernzen, Dalton Dietz, Denny Doerr, Gryphon Metcalf, Kyla Boyce)

3) There will be a book fair in the Library from December 9th to December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium on December 12th and December 13th.

5) Birthdays Today - December 5th...Celia CasarrubiasKelley, Wesley Meyer, Randle Milton.

6) No after school activities on Friday Dec. 6th due to the Fundraising dance. No LEAP, no sports, no activity bus.

7) Loras College Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser run by students that provides support to children from Dubuque and the surrounding areas who have been treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and their families. We support the children and their families emotionally and financially through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and help give them a second chance at being kids. Read the stories some of our families posted in the cafeteria. We hope to see you at the dance on Friday to help support our cause.

8) Sports Today - Wrestling...Wrestling meet Jefferson vs. Roosevelt vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli beginning at 4 p.m.

9) Fundraiser items at Friday’s dance will be: (bracelets for $2 either blue or glow in the dark); (throw back tee shirts for $5 in variety of colors); (silly bands for $0.25); and (sunglasses for $3). Remember all proceeds go to Iowa Children’s hospital.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Student Announcements - Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Day A

1) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

2) Students who are in the talent show and working as crew for the talent show will rehearse on Friday, December 6th and Monday, December 9th. The following students will report to the lunchroom at 10:45 to eat before rehearsal. Rehearsal will take place in the auditorium from 11:00-12:30. Sixth and seventh graders will be late to 7th period. 8th graders will miss the beginning of 6th period on those days. (Yanique Starks, Madison Wemmer, Regan Connolly, Justin Heinold, Kim Reuter, John Turner, Daviante Swanagan, Tania Rhone, Mariah Stephneson, Ali Naab, Serina Bennett, Curtis Martin, CC Cruz, Shayla Mallory, Mary Mueller, Hannah Jackson, Harmony Manriquez, Erin Wiegman, Catherine Schueller, Sam Fiegen, Emilee Heims, Isabella Kuennen, Grace Jackson, Regan Saunders, Jada Tate, Crew: Ian Ernzen, Dalton Dietz, Denny Doerr, Gryphon Metcalf, Kyla Boyce)

3) There will be a book fair in the Library from December 9th to December 13th. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

4) Auditions for Jefferson's musical, Fiddler on the Roof will be after school in the Auditorium on December 12th and December 13th.

5) Birthdays Today - December 4th...Aryana Birch, Gwenith Dunlap, Isabella Shepherd.

6) No after school activities on Friday Dec. 6th due to the Fundraising dance. No LEAP, no sports, no activity bus.

7) Loras College Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser run by students that provides support to children from Dubuque and the surrounding areas who have been treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and their families. We support the children and their families emotionally and financially through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and help give them a second chance at being kids. Read the stories some of our families posted in the cafeteria. We hope to see you at the dance on Friday to help support our cause.

Dance Our next dance will be held on Friday, December 6th from 2:30-4:30pm. Tickets will be on sale Friday during the lunch periods. The cost of the dance is $5.00 of which $2.00 will go to support the Loras College Dance Marathon.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Student Announcements - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Day B

1) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

Dance Our next dance will be held on Friday, December 6th from 2:30-4:30pm. Tickets will be on sale Friday during the lunch periods. The cost of the dance is $5.00 of which $2.00 will go to support the Loras College Dance Marathon.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013 Day A

1) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

2) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt Silver. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4 p.m.

3) Our next Dance/Activity night will be held on Friday, December 6th from 2:30-4:30 PM. This is our Mini Dance Marathon and the proceeds of this dance will be donated to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.  The cost for admission is $5 and you must have a photo id. Replacement IDs may be purchased in the main office.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Day B

1) All libraries in the school district are in the process of changing to a new circulation system. Our library here at Jefferson will not be able to do any checkouts of books, textbooks or net books on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. All other library activities will be on schedule. We will be able to check out books again on December 9th using our new circulation system. Please plan ahead so that you have the books you need during this time. Thank you, Shari Neyens and Lorie Duclos.

2) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

3) Birthdays Today - November 26th...Izak Scherbring. November 28th...William Brown. November 29th...Noah Bennett. December 1st...Kyle Schmidt.

4) Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and see you on Monday, December 2nd!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013 Day A

1) All libraries in the school district are in the process of changing to a new circulation system. Our library here at Jefferson will not be able to do any checkouts of books, textbooks or net books on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. All other library activities will be on schedule. We will be able to check out books again on December 9th using our new circulation system. Please plan ahead so that you have the books you need during this time. Thank you, Shari Neyens and Lorie Duclos.

2) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

3) Birthdays Today - November 25th...Brianna Wardle.


4) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli Blue. 7th grade at Mazzuchelli and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games beginning at 4 p.m.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Student Announcements - Friday, November 22, 2013 Day B

1) All libraries in the school district are in the process of changing to a new circulation system. Our library here at Jefferson will not be able to do any checkouts of books, textbooks or net books on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. All other library activities will be on schedule. We will be able to check out books again on December 9th using our new circulation system. Please plan ahead so that you have the books you need during this time. Thank you, Shari Neyens and Lorie Duclos.

2) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

3) Birthdays Today - November 22nd...Janer John, Phileisha Wilson. November 23rd...Madeline Perreard. November 24th...Serina Bennett.

4) No Orchestra today, students have an assignment to work on in their Homebase. Extras on the orchestra room door, due Monday.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Student Newspaper Any students that are interested in helping to create a student newspaper at Jefferson are asked to attend a meeting in the LRC on Friday. Sixth grade students should come to the LRC first period. Seventh and eighth grade students during 5th period. The meeting will only last 10-15 minutes.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Student Announcements - Thursday, November 21, 2013 Day A

1) Do you have a special talent? The Talent Show auditions will be held after school today from 2:35-4:00. You will leave after you have auditioned your act. A panel of judges will rate the acts based on talent, preparation, and their appeal to students. All acts must be appropriate for a middle school audience. The selections will be posted before Thanksgiving break. There will be two rehearsals during home base before the final show on December 10th.

2) All libraries in the school district are in the process of changing to a new circulation system. Our library here at Jefferson will not be able to do any checkouts of books, textbooks or net books on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. All other library activities will be on schedule. We will be able to check out books again on December 9th using our new circulation system. Please plan ahead so that you have the books you need during this time. Thank you, Shari Neyens and Lorie Duclos.

3) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

4) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Washington Blue. 7th grade at Washington and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

5) Birthdays Today - November 21st...Madalyn Peter, Brandon White.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Student Newspaper Any students that are interested in helping to create a student newspaper at Jefferson are asked to attend a meeting in the LRC on Friday. Sixth grade students should come to the LRC first period. Seventh and eighth grade students during 5th period. The meeting will only last 10-15 minutes.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Day B

1) Do you have a special talent? The Talent Show auditions will be held after school on Thursday, November 21st from 2:35-4:00. You will leave after you have auditioned your act. A panel of judges will rate the acts based on talent, preparation, and their appeal to students. All acts must be appropriate for a middle school audience. The selections will be posted before Thanksgiving break. There will be two rehearsals during home base before the final show on December 10th.

2) All libraries in the school district are in the process of changing to a new circulation system. Our library here at Jefferson will not be able to do any checkouts of books, textbooks or net books on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th. All other library activities will be on schedule. We will be able to check out books again on December 9th using our new circulation system. Please plan ahead so that you have the books you need during this time. Thank you, Shari Neyens and Lorie Duclos.

3) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Health Concern It seems that some students are rubbing their skin with erasers so hard that they are giving themselves significant burn marks. Students, please do no participate in this activity. It is not healthy for anyone to be doing things that damage any part of your body. Teachers, please watch for any students that might be involved in this kind of behavior and report them to the health office.

Student Newspaper Any students that are interested in helping to create a student newspaper at Jefferson are asked to attend a meeting in the LRC on Friday. Sixth grade students should come to the LRC first period. Seventh and eighth grade students during 5th period. The meeting will only last 10-15 minutes.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Student Announcements - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Day A

1) Do you have a special talent? The Talent Show auditions will be held after school today, November 19th OR Thursday, November 21st from 2:35-4:00. You may come on either day. You will leave after you have auditioned your act. A panel of judges will rate the acts based on talent, preparation, and their appeal to students. All acts must be appropriate for a middle school audience. The selections will be posted before Thanksgiving break. There will be two rehearsals during home base before the final show on December 10th.

2) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Drexler Black. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Drexler; both games begin at 4 p.m.

3) S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E. If you are a great speller, we want you to represent Jefferson in the Telegraph Herald spelling bee in January at Clarke University. Interested students should contact Ms. Weber to sign up.

Health Concern It seems that some students are rubbing their skin with erasers so hard that they are giving themselves significant burn marks. Students, please do no participate in this activity. It is not healthy for anyone to be doing things that damage any part of your body. Teachers, please watch for any students that might be involved in this kind of behavior and report them to the health office.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Student Newspaper Any students that are interested in helping to create a student newspaper at Jefferson are asked to attend a meeting in the LRC on Friday. Sixth grade students should come to the LRC first period. Seventh and eighth grade students during 5th period. The meeting will only last 10-15 minutes.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Student Announcements - Monday, November 18, 2013 Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 18th...Joseph Hoyne III.

2) Do you have a special talent? The Talent Show auditions will be held after school Tuesday, November 19th OR Thursday, November 21st from 2:35-4:00. You may come on either day. You will leave after you have auditioned your act. A panel of judges will rate the acts based on talent, preparation, and their appeal to students. All acts must be appropriate for a middle school audience. The selections will be posted before Thanksgiving break. There will be two rehearsals during home base before the final show on December 10th.

3) 6th grade choir will be meeting tomorrow, November 19th at 7:50 in the auditorium with the 7th and 8th grade choir.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Student Announcements - Friday, November 15, 2013 Day A

1) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli Gold. 7th grade at Mazzuchelli and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

2) Birthdays Today - November 16th...William Allman. November 17th...Cole Billmeyer, Phillip Greer, Zachary Thill, Cheyann Wharton.

3) Attention ELL Students...Ms. Stickrod will not be here today, so please stay in your homebases.

4) Do you have a special talent? The Talent Show auditions will be held after school Tuesday, November 19th OR Thursday, November 21st from 2:35-4:00. You may come on either day. You will leave after you have auditioned your act. A panel of judges will rate the acts based on talent, preparation, and their appeal to students. All acts must be appropriate for a middle school audience. The selections will be posted before Thanksgiving break. There will be two rehearsals during home base before the final show on December 10th.

5) 6th grade choir will be meeting Tuesday, November 19th at 7:50 in the auditorium with the 7th and 8th grade choir.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Day B

1) The LEAP activity, Gobble, Gobble at the River Museum has been cancelled for today.

2) Birthdays Today - November 14th...Levi Neal, Rachel Reavis.

3) Attention ELL Students...Ms. Stickrod will not be here today, so please stay in your homebases.

4) Sports Today - Wrestling...Wrestling meet at Mazzuchelli. Jefferson vs. Drexler vs. Mazzuchelli beginning at 4 p.m.

5) Wear your Jefferson apparel tomorrow. Every Friday is Hillhawk Spirit Day!

6) Do you have a special talent? The Talent Show auditions will be held after school Tuesday, November 19th OR Thursday, November 21st from 2:35-4:00. You may come on either day. You will leave after you have auditioned your act. A panel of judges will rate the acts based on talent, preparation, and their appeal to students. All acts must be appropriate for a middle school audience. The selections will be posted before Thanksgiving break. There will be two rehearsals during home base before the final show on December 10th.

7) 6th grade choir will be meeting Tuesday, November 19th at 7:50 in the auditorium with the 7th and 8th grade choir.

8) Tomorrow is the last day to donate non-perishable food items to our food drive sponsored by the 8th grade class.

Fighting Saints Jersey Design Contest The Dubuque Fighting Saints are having a contest to design a warm up Jersey for their hockey team. If you would like to create a design for this contest please stop in the office and pick up the information and guidelines for the design. The winner will receive their own Jersey. The warm up jerseys will be auctioned off to the public after the January 11th game. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Day A

1) The LEAP activity, Gobble, Gobble at the River Museum has been cancelled for Thursday.

2) Birthdays Today - November 13th...Daquon Lewis, Sebastian Rodriguez, Avery Setter, Francisca Ventura.

3) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

4) Iowa Testing is this week, November 11-15.  Eat a good breakfast, be at school on time, and do your best!

5) Do you have a special talent that you want to share with your classmates: from singing to dancing, to gymnastics, dance, or playing an instrument?  The 5th annual TJMS talent show is coming soon - and try outs will be held on Tuesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 21 from 2:30-4 PM.  Acts for the talent show will be selected from those who try out.  If you are interested in participating, see Ms. Baumann in the guidance department.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Day B

1) ELL students who have Mrs. Stickrod will stay in homebase during 6th period today.

2) Sports Today - Wrestling...Good luck to all Hillhawk wrestlers. Jefferson hosts Mazzachelli and Washington and begins at 4 p.m.

3) The LEAP activity, Gobble, Gobble at the River Museum has been cancelled for Thursday.

4) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

5) Iowa Testing is this week, November 11-15.  Eat a good breakfast, be at school on time, and do your best!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013


Monday, November 11, 2013 Day A

1) ELL students who have Mrs. Stickrod will stay in homebase during 6th period today.

2) Birthdays Today - November 11th...Cody Barth.

3) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

4) Iowa Testing is this week, November 11-15.  Eat a good breakfast, be at school on time, and do your best!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013 Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 8th...Caleb Loney, McKinzie Oliver. November 9th...Sean Bradley, Carly Dalberg.

2) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013 Day A

1) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Washington White. 7th grade at Washington and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

2) Wear your Jefferson apparel tomorrow. Every Friday is Hillhawk Spirit Day!

3) Birthdays Today - November 7th...ADiva Durrah, Tanner Hittenmiller.

4) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Day B

1) ELL Students...Mrs. Stickrod will be out of the building today. Please stay in your homebases today.

2) Birthdays Today - November 6th...Riley Uthe.

3) Good luck to our mock trial teams competing in the regional competition at Loras College today!

4) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Day A

1) Sports Today - Wrestling...Wrestling Meet today with Jefferson and Washington at Roosevelt beginning at 4 p.m.

2) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013 Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 4th...Claudia Gutierrez, Richard Liptak, Raine Schmitt, Emma Wiebke.

2) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013 Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 1st...Anselina Jabwa. November 2nd...Hannah Mains. November 3rd...Jesse Evilsizer, Christopher McLaughlin.

2) Please wear the colors purple and gold on Monday, November 4th to support Mr. Kramer in dealing with the loss of his father. This idea was originated by the 8th grade class.

3) Sports Today - Girls Basketball...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt Purple. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4:00 p.m.

4) Our 8th graders are sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from now until November 15.  Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Dubuque Food Pantry. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013 Day B

1) Lights, Camera, Action! Are you a 7th or 8th grade student interested in being a part of TJMS Live, our in-school student broadcasting network? If so, pick up an application in the office or go to this website, print and complete the application. Completed applications are due to the office no later than 8 a.m. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. Please see Mrs. Hancock in the production studio across from the small lunchroom if you have questions.

2) Birthdays Today - October 31st...Tyler Asbell, Zachary Edgington, Amber Schatzabel.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Day A

1) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information.

2) Lights, Camera, Action! Are you a 7th or 8th grade student interested in being a part of TJMS Live, our in-school student broadcasting network? If so, pick up an application in the office or go to this website, print and complete the application. Completed applications are due to the office no later than 8 a.m. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. Please see Mrs. Hancock in the production studio across from the small lunchroom if you have questions.

3) HillHawk Helpers will meet today after school in Mr. Bausch’s room.

4) Birthdays Today - October 30th...Seth Hansen, Olivia Meyer.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Day B

1) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information.

2) Lights, Camera, Action! Are you a 7th or 8th grade student interested in being a part of TJMS Live, our in-school student broadcasting network? If so, pick up an application in the office or go to this website, print and complete the application. Completed applications are due to the office no later than 8 a.m. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. Please see Mrs. Hancock in the production studio across from the small lunchroom if you have questions.

3) HillHawk Helpers will meet on Wednesday, October 30th after school in Mr. Bausch’s room.

4) Last day to join Girls basketball is today, October 29th. Must have updated physical and concussion sheet on file with main office. Questions see Mr. Hatcher.

5) Birthdays Today - October 29th...Samuel Scales.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 Day A

1) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information.

2)Lights, Camera, Action! Are you a 7th or 8th grade student interested in being a part of TJMS Live, our in-school student broadcasting network? If so, pick up an application in the office or go to this website, print and complete the application. Completed applications are due to the office no later than 8am FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st. Please see Mrs. Hancock in the production studio across from the small lunchroom if you have questions. http://techterminal.wix.com/tjms#!tjms-live/c1okb

3) All lawyers in the Mock Trial will meet in Pelkey's room (08) from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

4) HillHawk Helpers will meet on Wednesday, October 29th after school in Mr. Bausch’s room.

5) Last day to join Girls basketball is Tuesday, October 29th. Must have updated physical and concussion sheet on file with main office. Questions see Mr. Hatcher.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 23rd...Keegan Lenz, Logan Lenz. October 24th...Megan Hammerand. October 25th...Riley Bleymeyer, Taylor Heacock, Garrett Riniker. October 26th...Dylan Link, Nicholas Wuertzer, Moriah Zimmerman. October 27th...Cyric Hook, Heather Hostager, Darrianna Milton.

2) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information.

3) Parent-Teacher conferences are this week: Wednesday, Oct 23 from 3:30-8 PM in the North Gym; Thursday, Oct 24 from 9 AM - 2 PM in teacher classrooms; 3-7:30 PM in the North Gym. Please come whenever it is convenient for your family, however in order to see all of your child's teachers you should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of a conference session.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 22nd...Makayla Polkinghorn.

2) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information.

3) Mock Trial will be meeting today from 11 to 11:35 in the Auditorium, Officer Hoerner will help us prepare for the courtroom! Mock Trial Witnesses will be meeting today from 2:30-4:00 in Ms. Pelkey’s room (08).

4) Parent-Teacher conferences are this week: Wednesday, Oct 23 from 3:30-8 PM in the North Gym; Thursday, Oct 24 from 9 AM - 2 PM in teacher classrooms; 3-7:30 PM in the North Gym. Please come whenever it is convenient for your family, however in order to see all of your child's teachers you should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of a conference session.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013 Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 21st...Gynuwyn Thomas.

2) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information.

3) Parent-Teacher conferences are this week: Wednesday, Oct 23 from 3:30-8 PM in the North Gym; Thursday, Oct 24 from 9 AM - 2 PM in teacher classrooms; 3-7:30 PM in the North Gym. Please come whenever it is convenient for your family, however in order to see all of your child's teachers you should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of a conference session.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Student Announcements - October, 18, 2013 Day A

1) The first after school social event will take place today from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 and will be sold at lunch times today. Any student with three or more office referrals since the beginning of the year will not be allowed to attend. There will be a DJ playing music in the south gym and other games and activities in the north gym. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase.

2) There will be no homework help today.

3) Birthdays Today - October 18th...Kayla Hayes, Tessa Sarazin. October 19th...Benjamin Hermiston, Trent Highley, Jerod Hubanks. October 20th...Halie Brandenburg, Katie Carlson, Jessica Droessler, Zoe Smith.

4) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3" Hoopfest. Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information. Thanks!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Student Announcements - Thursday, October 17, 2013 Day B

1) The first after school social event will take place tomorrow from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 and will be sold at lunch times on Friday. Any student with three or more office referrals since the beginning of the year will not be allowed to attend. There will be a DJ playing music in the south gym and other games and activities in the north gym. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase. You must have your ID to enter the dance; if a replacement is needed please stop by the main office with $3.00 before Friday.

2) There will be no homework help on Friday, October 18th.

3) Birthdays Today - October 16th...Koehler Miller.

4) Saturday, November 2nd is the 11th annual "3 on 3 Hoopfest". Cost is 15 dollars per person. See Mr. Hatcher for more tournament information. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Student Announcements - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Day A

1) The first after school social event will take place on Friday, October 18th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 and will be sold at lunch times on Friday. Any student with three or more office referrals since the beginning of the year will not be allowed to attend. There will be a DJ playing music in the south gym and other games and activities in the north gym. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase. You must have your ID to enter the dance; if a replacement is needed please stop by the main office with $3.

2) There will be no homework help on Friday, October 18th.

3) Congratulations to Evan Wieser, House 8-1! Evan was selected out of 3300 nominations from choir directors across the state of Iowa to participate in Opus Honor Choir which will be held November 21 in Ames. Only 10 students in Dubuque were selected for this honor.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Student Announcements - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Day B

1) Sports Today: 8th grade football: Jefferson Gold vs. Roosevelt Silver at Jefferson 4:15 pm. 8th grade football: Jefferson Red vs. Washington Blue at Washington 4:15 pm

2) Birthdays today: Emma Gilles.

3) The first after school social event will take place on Friday, October 18 from 2:30-4:30. Tickets are $4.00 and will be sold at lunch times on Friday. Any student with three or more office referrals since the beginning of the year will not be allowed to attend. There will be a DJ playing music in the south gym and other games and activities in the north gym. Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase.

4) Congratulations to Evan Wieser, House 8-1! Evan was selected out of 3300 nominations from choir directors across the state of Iowa to participate in Opus Honor Choir which will be held November 21 in Ames. Only 10 students in Dubuque were selected for this honor.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013 Day A

1) Sports Today - 7th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt Black at Roosevelt (C Field) at 4:15 p.m.

2) Birthdays Today - October 14th...Devon Goodman, Noah Sanderson.

Dance/Social Our first after school social event will take place on Friday, October 18th from 2:30-4:30 pm. Tickets are $4.00 and will be sold at lunch times on Friday. Any student with three or more office referrals since the beginning of the year will not be allowed to attend. There will be a DJ playing music in the south gym and other games and activities in the north gym. We will have some snacks available and beverages for you to purchase as well.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 Day B

1) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

2) All are welcome to come to the Hempstead-Senior football game tomorrow night. It is the first annual Pink Out!

3) Birthdays Today - October 10th...Kaeden Green, Taya Hess. October 11th...Erica Brimeyer, Kayla Robles, Michaela Ward. October 12th...Charisma Fair, Shiana Pierce, Joseph Rettenberger. October 13th...Paige Hanson, Grace Harwood.

4) Reminder from the Library...We would like you to check your library books. Due to MAP testing everyone is very busy and we have many overdue books. Please return your books quietly during passing time or activity times this week. We will be sending out overdue notices when the testing is finished.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Day A

1) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held tomorrow, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

2) Mock Trial will be meeting today during 5th period. Bring your case!

3) All are welcome to come to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th; it is the first annual Pink Out!

4) Birthdays Today - October 9th...Aaron Schmitt.

5) Reminder from the Library...We would like you to check your library books. Due to MAP testing everyone is very busy and we have many overdue books. Please return your books quietly during passing time or activity times this week. We will be sending out overdue notices when the testing is finished.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Day B

1) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

2) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match today at 7 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer. Any volleyball player who wears their middle school jersey to this Hempstead game will get in free! Get out and support the Mustangs!

3) Today is the last day for the sale of pink shirts in the main office. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

4) Birthdays Today - October 8th...Tyler Lyons, Curtis Martin III, Cameron Thompson, Austin Troendle.

5) Reminder from the Library...We would like you to check your library books. Due to MAP testing everyone is very busy and we have many overdue books. Please return your books quietly during passing time or activity times this week. We will be sending out overdue notices when the testing is finished.

6) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Washington Blue. 7th grade at Washington and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

7) Sports Today - 8th Grade Red Football...Jefferson Red vs. Drexler Black beginning at 4:15 p.m. 8th Grade Gold Football...Jefferson Gold vs. Roosevelt Purple at Roosevelt at 4:15 p.m.



8) Sports Today - Boys and Girls Cross Country...Cross Country Meet in Manchester beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013 Day A

1) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

2) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match on tomorrow, October 8th at 7 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer.

3) Pink shirts are for sale in the main office until tomorrow. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

4) Birthdays Today - October 7th...Alexis Wand.

5) Reminder from the Library...We would like you to check your library books. Due to MAP testing everyone is very busy and we have many overdue books. Please return your books quietly during passing time or activity times this week. We will be sending out overdue notices when the testing is finished.

6) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Drexler Black. 7th grade at Drexler and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

7) Sports Today - 7th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Washington at Washington beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Student Announcements

1) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

2) Any 8th grade football player interested in being a manager during a home or away football game where you will be on the field and in the mix with the varsity or sophomore players see Mr. Hatcher for more details.

3) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match on October 8th at 7:00 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer.

4) Pink shirts are for sale in the main office. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

5) Birthdays Today - October 4th...Myles Carroll, Dalton Kramer, Amanda Ott, Mikayla Teasdale. October 5th...Kayla LaPage, Bailey Smith. October 6th...Sean Ball, Cody Gibson, Jacob Mauer, Gage Mitchell.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013 Day A

1) 6th Grade Track and Field Meet today for girls and boys at Dalzell at 5 p.m.

2) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

3) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.

4) Any 8th grade football player interested in being a manager during a home or away football game where you will be on the field and in the mix with the varsity or sophomore players see Mr. Hatcher for more details.

5) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match on October 8th at 7:00 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer.

6) Pink shirts are for sale in the main office. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

7) Wear your Jefferson apparel tomorrow. Every Friday is Hillhawk Spirit Day!



8) Sports Today - Boys and Girls Cross Country...Cross Country Meet today at Western Dubuque in Epworth at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013 Day A

1) 6th Grade Track and Field Meet today for girls and boys at Dalzell at 5 p.m.

2) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

3) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.

4) Any 8th grade football player interested in being a manager during a home or away football game where you will be on the field and in the mix with the varsity or sophomore players see Mr. Hatcher for more details.

5) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match on October 8th at 7:00 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer.

6) Pink shirts are for sale in the main office. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

7) Wear your Jefferson apparel tomorrow. Every Friday is Hillhawk Spirit Day!



8) Sports Today - Boys and Girls Cross Country...Cross Country Meet today at Western Dubuque in Epworth at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Day B

1) 6th Grade Track and Field today for girls only.

2) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

3) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Roosevelt Silver. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4 p.m.

4) Birthdays Today - October 2nd...Dwain Enoch, Allison Klein.

5) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.

6) Any 8th grade football player interested in being a manager during a home or away football game where you will be on the field and in the mix with the varsity or sophomore players see Mr. Hatcher for more details.

7) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match on October 8th at 7:00 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer. Pink shirts are for sale in the main office. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Day A

1) 6th Grade Track and Field today for boys only.

2) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, Oct 10th from 6-8 PM at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

3) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Drexler Black. 7th grade at Drexler and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

4) 8th Grade Football...Jefferson Gold vs. Drexler Red at Drexler at 4:15 p.m. Jefferson Red vs. Washington White at Washington at 4:15 p.m.

5) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.

6) Any 8th grade football player interested in being a manager during a home or away football game where you will be on the field and in the mix with the varsity or sophomore players see Mr. Hatcher for more details.

7) Come to the Hempstead-Senior volleyball match on October 8th at 7:00 p.m. It is the Pink Match and Nikki Hilby, a Roosevelt teacher, is speaking about her fight with breast cancer. Pink shirts are for sale in the main office. All are encouraged to wear them to the Hempstead-Senior football game on Friday, October 11th. The cost is $10; stop by the main office with $10 and order one.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013 Day B

1) 6th Grade Track and Field today for girls only.

2) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, Oct 10th from 6-8 PM at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

3) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Washington White. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Washington; both games begin at 4 p.m.

4) 7th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Drexler Black at Jefferson at 4:15 p.m.

5) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013 Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 28th...Tyler Dryer, Timothy Gronau, Jason Hyde. September 29th...Emma Freiburger.

2) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, Oct 10th from 6-8 PM at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

3) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Washington White. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Washington; both games begin at 4 p.m.

4) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.

5) Our first dance of the year will be Oct. 18th, students are reminded to bring an ID to the dance. If you have more than 3 office referrals you will not be permitted to attend.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Student Announcements - Thursday, September 26, 2013 Day B

1) 6th Grade Track today for boys only.

2) Birthdays Today - September 26th...Gabrielle Liptak.

3) A 4-H Find Out Night will be held on Thursday, Oct 10th from 6-8 PM at Kennedy Mall. Join us for experiments, arts and crafts, and all the other things 4-H has to offer.

4) Students are reminded to try their best on the MAP tests! Teacher use these scores to measure how much you learn over the course of the year.

5) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Red Volleyball vs. Roosevelt Black. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4 p.m.

6) Hillhawk helpers starts tonight. Anyone who signed up for this LEAP activity report to the cafeteria after school.

7) Congrats to Heather Hostager who finished 10th out of 95 girls at the 2 mile city wide cross-country meet on Tuesday night. Every member of the HillHawks cross-country team has improved their scores this season. Great job team, two meets to go!

8) Students interested in girls basketball and wrestling, make sure you have a physical on file. These seasons will start October 14th.



9) Our first dance of the year will be Oct. 18th, students are reminded to bring an ID to the dance. If you have more than 3 office referrals you will not be permitted to attend.

Picture Re-Takes Picture re-takes will be taken on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 am. Any student that would like to have their picture re-taken must bring back the pictures they received back. Any student that did not get their picture taken the first time must get their picture taken on Friday. Please sign up in the office if you want at re-take or if you did not get you picture taken the first time.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Get involved with TJMS Site Council!

Parents, guardians, and friends of Thomas Jefferson Middle School:  We invite you to learn more about us by becoming a member of our site council.  This group meets once monthly to learn more about the activities happening at Jefferson.  Our first meeting of the year will be held on Friday, October 4 from noon to 1 PM.  The topic of this meeting will be the district technology plan and how this infusion of technology will be utilized in our building.  You'll get to see some of our new computer labs and tablets in action as well.  If you are interested in being a site council member, please contact Phil Kramer, Jefferson principal at pkramer@dbqschools.org or 552-4700.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Student Announcements - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Day A

1) Early dismissal today at 12:30.

2) Birthdays Today - September 25th...Samantha Duve.

3) Thomas Jefferson Middle School has 11 students that have been accepted into the 2013 Loras Honor Band on October 25th. Congratulations to the following students. (Brianna Fry - Clarinet; Bobbi Jo Bellmann - Clarinet; Samantha Fiegen - Clarinet; Michaela Henry - Bass Clarinet; Jonah Oberfoell - Trumpet; Emily Fry - Trumpet; Moriah Zimmerman - French Horn; Taylor Greenwald - Flute; Samantha Duve - Flute; Robin Smith - Alto Sax; Ben Hermiston - Alto Sax)

4) Students are reminded to try their best on the MAP tests! Teacher use these scores to measure how much you learn over the course of the year.

Picture Re-Takes Picture re-takes will be taken on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 am. Any student that would like to have their picture re-taken must bring back the pictures they received back. Any student that did not get their picture taken the first time must get their picture taken on Friday. Please sign up in the office if you want at re-take or if you did not get you picture taken the first time.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Student Announcements - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Day B

1) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson Red vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli at 4:15 p.m. Jefferson Gold vs. Washington Blue at Jefferson at 4:15 p.m.

2) Sports Today - Girls Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Roosevelt Purple. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4 p.m.

3) Sports Today - Girls and Boys Cross Country (2 mile)...Cross Country Meet at the Dubuque Soccer Complex beginning at 4:30 p.m. The teams competing are Jefferson, Mazzuchelli, Roosevelt, Washington, and Western Dubuque.

4) 6th Grade Track practice today after school for boys only.

5) Birthdays Today - September 24th...Torianne Maanika.

Picture Re-Takes Picture re-takes will be taken on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 am. Any student that would like to have their picture re-taken must bring back the pictures they received back. Any student that did not get their picture taken the first time must get their picture taken on Friday. Please sign up in the office if you want at re-take or if you did not get you picture taken the first time.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013 Day A

1) Sports Today - 7th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt Silver at Jefferson at 4:15.

2) 6th Grade Track practice today after school for girls only.

5) Birthdays Today - September 23rd...Samantha Fiegen.

Picture Re-Takes Picture re-takes will be taken on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 am. Any student that would like to have their picture re-taken must bring back the pictures they received back. Any student that did not get their picture taken the first time must get their picture taken on Friday. Please sign up in the office if you want at re-take or if you did not get you picture taken the first time.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

tudent Announcements - Friday, September 20, 2013 Day B

1) Sports Today - Girls Gold Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Drexler Red. 7th grade at Drexler and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m. Cross Country Meet at Fillmore Golf Course today beginning at 4:30 p.m.

2) Actors and Actresses...The Bell Tower Theater is offering acting classes for students in grades 6-8. If you are interested, stop in the main office to pick up a flyer.

3) Every Monday/Thursday from now until December 5th...7th and 8th grade Lego League will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

4) Every Tuesday/Friday from now until November 5th...Mock Trial will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

5) Birthdays Today - September 21st...Keshauna Bodley, Liberty Jones, Drew Kirton, Mariah Stephenson. September 22nd...Ruth Jolet, Samuel Roeth.

RE-DEDICATION OF DALZELL FIELD Join us for the dawn of a new era at the RE-DEDICATION OF DALZELL FIELD Sunday, September 22 2 p.m. A short program will be followed by a community open house of the new facility, with access to the team rooms, press box, field and more. Students are invited to wear their school colors and join in a celebratory lap around the new stadium. Plus, see the stadium's memorial plaza featuring a bronze statue of Jay Berwanger, the nation's first Heisman Trophy winner, and granite wall honoring Berwanger and his legendary Dubuque coach Wilbur Dalzell. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 18, 2013


Student Announcements - Thursday, September 18, 2013 Day A

1) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for boys only.

2) Sports Today - Girls Red Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Roosevelt Silver. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4 p.m.

3) Actors and Actresses...The Bell Tower Theater is offering acting classes for students in grades 6-8. If you are interested, stop in the main office to pick up a flyer.

4) Every Monday/Thursday from now until December 5th...7th and 8th grade Lego League will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

5) Every Tuesday/Friday from now until November 5th...Mock Trial will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

6) Wear your Jefferson apparel on Friday. Every Friday is HillHawk Spirit Day!

7) Birthdays Today - September 19th...Geenaly Carmona, Zachary Pregler, Jared Sabers, Justin Scherf, Abigail Thill, Michael Weidenbacher.

RE-DEDICATION OF DALZELL FIELD Join us for the dawn of a new era at the RE-DEDICATION OF DALZELL FIELD Sunday, September 22 2 p.m. A short program will be followed by a community open house of the new facility, with access to the team rooms, press box, field and more. Students are invited to wear their school colors and join in a celebratory lap around the new stadium. Plus, see the stadium's memorial plaza featuring a bronze statue of Jay Berwanger, the nation's first Heisman Trophy winner, and granite wall honoring Berwanger and his legendary Dubuque coach Wilbur Dalzell. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Day B

1) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for girls only.

2) Sports Today - Girls Gold Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Washington Blue. 7th grade at Washington and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

3) Actors and Actresses...The Bell Tower Theater is offering acting classes for students in grades 6-8. If you are interested, stop in the main office to pick up a flyer.

4) Every Monday/Thursday from now until December 5th...7th and 8th grade Lego League will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

5) Every Tuesday/Friday from now until November 5th...Mock Trial will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

RE-DEDICATION OF DALZELL FIELD Join us for the dawn of a new era at the RE-DEDICATION OF DALZELL FIELD Sunday, September 22 2 p.m. A short program will be followed by a community open house of the new facility, with access to the team rooms, press box, field and more. Students are invited to wear their school colors and join in a celebratory lap around the new stadium. Plus, see the stadium's memorial plaza featuring a bronze statue of Jay Berwanger, the nation's first Heisman Trophy winner, and granite wall honoring Berwanger and his legendary Dubuque coach Wilbur Dalzell. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Student Announcements - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 17th...Sante Caringella, Noah Francois, Neildrin Tunque.

2) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for boys only.

3) Sports Today - Girls Gold Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Roosevelt Black. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Roosevelt; both games begin at 4 p.m.

4) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson Red vs. Roosevelt Silver at Jefferson beginning at 4:15. Jefferson Gold vs. Washington White at Washington beginning at 4:15.

6) Actors and Actresses...The Bell Tower Theater is offering acting classes for students in grades 6-8. If you are interested, stop in the main office to pick up a flyer.

7) Every Monday/Thursday from now until December 5th...7th and 8th grade Lego League will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

8) Every Tuesday/Friday from now until November 5th...Mock Trial will be meeting in the auditorium during period 5.

Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013 Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 13th...Shawna Patterson, Dana Steiner, Savoy Williams. September 15th...Jacob Hoyne, Jared Hoyne, Dylan Kane, Kalyn Schemmel, Ruben Vandasselaar. September 16th...Shalann Kobin, Derek Veltstra.

2) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for girls only.

3) Sports Today - Girls Red Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Roosevelt Purple. 7th grade at Roosevelt and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

4) Sports Today - 7th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Galena at Jefferson beginning at 4:15.


5) LEAP activities start today, September 16th. Make sure you are signed up!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013 Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 12th...Devin Carroll.

2) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for boys only.

3) Lego League will be meeting with Mrs. Meyer today during period 5 in the auditorium.

4) Sports Today - Girls Red Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Mazzuchelli Gold. 7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Mazzuchelli; both games begin at 4 p.m.

5) The much anticipated football season will start on Monday night Sept 16th at the new renovated HillHawk field. The 7th graders are taking on the Pirates from Galena. 8th grade teams begin their season on Tuesday Sept. 17th. Good luck Hillhawks!

6) Get the latest and greatest news on all HillHawk activities on twitter at @GoHillHawks.

7 Reminder to football players pictures are Monday and Tuesday of next week. Take picture forms home tonight.

8) LEAP activities start on Monday Sept. 16th. Make sure you are signed up!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Day B

1) Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops and Soup Labels! Remember to keep saving them!

2) Birthdays Today - September 11th...Deontae Leatherwood.

3) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for girls only.

4) Mock Trial will be meeting today with Mrs. Boxleiter during period 5 in the auditorium.

5) Sports Today - Girls Gold Volleyball...Jefferson Gold vs. Mazzuchelli Gold. 7th grade at Mazzuchelli and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

6) Congrats to the RED volleyball teams who played their openers on Monday night. The 7th graders won 5 out of the 6 games, and the 8th graders showed vast improvements from last season. Paige Connolly showed great improvement in her serves, she led the team in scoring for the night. Great Job Ladies. Gold volleyball teams begin their season on Thursday night. Go get them Hillhawks!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Day A

1) Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops and Soup Labels! Remember to keep saving them!

2) Birthdays Today - September 10th...Calinda Avenarius, Kamille Boyce, Andres Flores.

3) Today is an early release due to excessive heat. No middle school sports practices will be held.

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013 Day B

September 9, 2013 Day B

1) Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops and Soup Labels! Remember to keep saving them!

2) Birthdays Today - September 9th...Adria Schumacher.

3) 6th Grade Intramural Track and Field today after school for girls only.

4) Sports Today - Girls Red Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Mazzuchelli Blue. 7th grade at Mazzuchelli and 8th grade at Jefferson; both games begin at 4 p.m.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Student Announcements - Friday, September 6, 2013 Day A

1) Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops and Soup Labels! Remember to keep saving them!

2) LEAP registration forms must be turned in by today.

3) Volleyball Gold teams and Cross Country will have pictures today before practice.

4) Birthdays Today - September 7th...Angel Carroll, Taitem Marburger.

5) 7th and 8th grade students should NOT go through the 6th grade hallway upstairs during transition time. They should use the middle or south stair cases. If they use the north staircases they should be going to the main floor and not the top floor. It is way too congested if they go through the 6th grade hallway. This is mostly a 7th grade issue but the 8th graders do have the digital literacy class upstairs so they should use the middle stairwell to go to this class.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 Day B

1) 6th grade track is for boys only today from 2:40 to 4 p.m.

2) Get your LEAP registration forms turned into the main office ASAP. LEAP registration forms must be turned in by Friday, September 6th.

3) Volleyball Gold teams and Cross Country will have pictures tomorrow before practice.

4) Birthdays Today - September 5th...Sam Loney.

5) Wear your Jefferson apparel tomorrow. Every Friday is Hillhawk Spirit Day!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Day A

1) 6th grade track is for girls only today from 2:40 to 4 p.m.

2) Get your LEAP registration forms turned into the main office ASAP. LEAP registration forms must be turned in by Friday, September 6th.

3) Volleyball pictures for the RED teams will be today before practice. Volleyball Gold teams will have pictures on Friday. Cross-country pictures will also be on Friday this week.


4) Birthdays Today - September 4th...James Haupert, Shallie Sibok, Cecil Williams.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Day B

1) Any 6th grade student interested in participating in Track and Field, make sure you have a physical and concussion form on file with the main office. 6th grade track for both boys and girls will start today from 2:40 to 4 p.m. Track will only be for girls tomorrow.

2) Get your LEAP registration forms turned into the main office ASAP. LEAP programs are first come first serve.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013 Day B


1) Any 6th grade student interested in participating in Track and Field, make sure you have a physical and concussion form on file with the main office. 6th grade track will start September 3rd.

2) Get your LEAP registration forms turned into the main office ASAP. LEAP programs are first come first serve.

3) Birthdays Today - August 28th...Bailey Otting, Grace Specht. August 29th...Patrina Livai, Marvin Oberbroeckling.

4) Attention...Any student that is in Band - Orchestra - Choir and do not want to be in it, please let Mr. Lehman know by Friday, August 30th. If he is not notified you will be stuck in that class until the end of the 1st Trimester.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Student Announcements - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Day B

Due to excessive heat, all Dubuque Schools will be dismissing 2 hours early.  There are no after-school sports practices on any early release days.

1) Any 6th grade student interested in participating in Track and Field, make sure you have a physical and concussion form on file with the main office. 6th grade track will start September 3rd.

2) Get your LEAP registration forms turned into the main office ASAP. LEAP programs are first come first serve.

3) Birthdays Today - August 27th...Daron Collins, Rigo Ibarra, Addison Kalb.

4) Bus 821, which was in the front of the building, will now load students from the back of Jefferson.

5) Picture Day is Wednesday, August 28th. You will be photographed even if you are not purchasing any pictures. If you need a picture packet, please stop by the main office for one.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013 Day A

1) Happy Birthday to all the students who have summer birthdays.

2) We have not received many boxtops or Swiss Valley milk caps since the beginning of the year, if you have any at home please turn them in before the end of the year. Please make sure you save them this summer they really help get materials for the school.

3) Mr. Hatcher has summer camp information for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student interested in boys basketball, girls basketball, volleyball, and swimming. Stop by his office to pick up information.

4) 8th grade football players get your player profiles into Mr. Hatcher for coach Mac, ASAP. If you need another copy see Mr. Hatcher. 

Lots of lost and found items in the lunchroom, take the time to go through and see if you’re missing anything.