Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Friday, December 19, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hanson; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

4) Birthdays Today - December 19th...Keiyon Norman, Dominick Schultz. December 20th...Michael Dodsworth, Madison Keck, Logan OMara, Conner Schmidt. December 21st...Amrion Robinson. December 22nd...Nathan Maas. December 23...Grace Tupper. December 24th...Mariah Zozaya. December 25th...Tyler Scherf. December 26th...Randal Hardwick, Kaviana Trimble. December 27th...Alexander Cota, Bernice Spivey. December 28th...Chase Bauer, Jamari Smith. January 1st...Giovanni Barner. January 3rd...Julie Hammerand, Darron Smith. January 4th...Rebekah Mayne, William Smith.

5) There will be no activity bus or LEAP programs today. Happy Holidays!

Influenza The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC remind Iowans the influenza vaccine is still the best way to protect against the flu. Additionally, Iowans should be reminded that anti-viral medications are an important second line of defense to treat the flu. “In years when A(H3N2) viruses dominate, we tend to have more severe flu seasons with more hospitalizations and death,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “Since antiviral medications only work well if taken very early in the illness – usually within 48 hours - it is even more important to see your doctor right away if you have flu symptoms so you can begin the medications.” This is especially true for the very young, very old, women who are pregnant, and those with chronic diseases like heart or lung disease. These individuals are more likely to be at risk for severe complications of the flu, including being hospitalized and dying. Many people assume there is no treatment for the flu beyond over-the-counter medications and rest. There are actually two anti-viral medications a doctor can prescribe which make flu illness milder, shorter, and reduce the risk of ending up in the hospital or dying from influenza. Antivirals work best if started within 48 hours or sooner of when flu symptoms begin. “Our message to Iowans is clear,” said Dr. Quinlisk. “The best way to prevent the flu is the influenza vaccine. The best way to lessen complications of the flu is antiviral medication. The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to stay home when ill.” The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, and body aches. Illness typically lasts two to seven days. Influenza may cause severe illness or even death.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hanson; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

4) Birthdays Today - December 18th...Eric Gomez, Emily Hayes, Amiya RodgersSchumaker.

5) There will be no activity bus or LEAP programs on Friday, December 19th.

Influenza The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC remind Iowans the influenza vaccine is still the best way to protect against the flu. Additionally, Iowans should be reminded that anti-viral medications are an important second line of defense to treat the flu. “In years when A(H3N2) viruses dominate, we tend to have more severe flu seasons with more hospitalizations and death,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “Since antiviral medications only work well if taken very early in the illness – usually within 48 hours - it is even more important to see your doctor right away if you have flu symptoms so you can begin the medications.” This is especially true for the very young, very old, women who are pregnant, and those with chronic diseases like heart or lung disease. These individuals are more likely to be at risk for severe complications of the flu, including being hospitalized and dying. Many people assume there is no treatment for the flu beyond over-the-counter medications and rest. There are actually two anti-viral medications a doctor can prescribe which make flu illness milder, shorter, and reduce the risk of ending up in the hospital or dying from influenza. Antivirals work best if started within 48 hours or sooner of when flu symptoms begin. “Our message to Iowans is clear,” said Dr. Quinlisk. “The best way to prevent the flu is the influenza vaccine. The best way to lessen complications of the flu is antiviral medication. The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to stay home when ill.” The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, and body aches. Illness typically lasts two to seven days. Influenza may cause severe illness or even death.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hanson; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school today. The musical is "The Sound of Music".

4) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

5) Birthdays Today - December 17th...Jasmine Greve, Jayna Kennedy, Brianna Kotz, Brendon Kotz, Kaine Oberbroeckling.

There will be no activity bus or LEAP programs on Friday, December 19th.

Influenza The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC remind Iowans the influenza vaccine is still the best way to protect against the flu. Additionally, Iowans should be reminded that anti-viral medications are an important second line of defense to treat the flu. “In years when A(H3N2) viruses dominate, we tend to have more severe flu seasons with more hospitalizations and death,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “Since antiviral medications only work well if taken very early in the illness – usually within 48 hours - it is even more important to see your doctor right away if you have flu symptoms so you can begin the medications.” This is especially true for the very young, very old, women who are pregnant, and those with chronic diseases like heart or lung disease. These individuals are more likely to be at risk for severe complications of the flu, including being hospitalized and dying. Many people assume there is no treatment for the flu beyond over-the-counter medications and rest. There are actually two anti-viral medications a doctor can prescribe which make flu illness milder, shorter, and reduce the risk of ending up in the hospital or dying from influenza. Antivirals work best if started within 48 hours or sooner of when flu symptoms begin. “Our message to Iowans is clear,” said Dr. Quinlisk. “The best way to prevent the flu is the influenza vaccine. The best way to lessen complications of the flu is antiviral medication. The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to stay home when ill.” The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, and body aches. Illness typically lasts two to seven days. Influenza may cause severe illness or even death.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hanson; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase through today, December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

4) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school today and tomorrow. The musical is "The Sound of Music".

5) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

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

7) Please excuse the following students from classes from 7:45 to 9:45 and from 12:30 to the end of the day for their participation in the Talent Show. (Zabien Weis, Diva Norman, Emma Dietz, Olivia Meyer, Morgan Ostrander, Isabella Kuennen, Dethan Moore, Kaliyah Johnson, Caleb Perreard, Doug Saunders, Tania Rhone, Sam Fiegen, Bailey Smith, Monica Hughes, Savoy Williams, Dee Stoudemire, Deonte Howard, Keiyon Norman, Regan Connolly, Juanita Carter, Drew Kirton, Destiny Green, Shay Collins, Mykea Hall, Marlissa Myrick, Amellion Brand, Aayilah Miller, Daron Collins, Austin Troendle, Gryphone Metcalf, Derrick Welton, Destiny Schoenfeld, Tyina Berry.

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

9) There will be no activity bus or LEAP programs on Friday, December 19th.

Influenza The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and CDC remind Iowans the influenza vaccine is still the best way to protect against the flu. Additionally, Iowans should be reminded that anti-viral medications are an important second line of defense to treat the flu. “In years when A(H3N2) viruses dominate, we tend to have more severe flu seasons with more hospitalizations and death,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “Since antiviral medications only work well if taken very early in the illness – usually within 48 hours - it is even more important to see your doctor right away if you have flu symptoms so you can begin the medications.” This is especially true for the very young, very old, women who are pregnant, and those with chronic diseases like heart or lung disease. These individuals are more likely to be at risk for severe complications of the flu, including being hospitalized and dying. Many people assume there is no treatment for the flu beyond over-the-counter medications and rest. There are actually two anti-viral medications a doctor can prescribe which make flu illness milder, shorter, and reduce the risk of ending up in the hospital or dying from influenza. Antivirals work best if started within 48 hours or sooner of when flu symptoms begin. “Our message to Iowans is clear,” said Dr. Quinlisk. “The best way to prevent the flu is the influenza vaccine. The best way to lessen complications of the flu is antiviral medication. The best way to prevent the spread of flu is to stay home when ill.” The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, and body aches. Illness typically lasts two to seven days. Influenza may cause severe illness or even death.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Monday, December 15, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hanson; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase through tomorrow, December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

4) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

5) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

6) Birthdays Today - December 15th...Emma Dietz, Kelsey Dunbar, Orion Rusch.

7) Please excuse the following students at 10:40 (from period 4) for Talent Show practice. The students should report to the cafeteria to eat lunch and then to the auditorium for practice which will run until 12:30. 6th and 7th graders will be late for period 6 and 8th graders will miss the beginning of period 5. (Zabien Weis, Diva Norman, Emma Dietz, Olivia Meyer, Morgan Ostrander, Isabella Kuennen, Dethan Moore, Kaliyah Johnson, Caleb Perreard, Doug Saunders, Tania Rhone, Sam Fiegen, Bailey Smith, Monica Hughes, Savoy Williams, Dee Stoudemire, Deonte Howard, Keiyon Norman, Regan Connolly, Juanita Carter, Drew Kirton, Destiny Green, Shay Collins, Mykea Hall, Marlissa Myrick, Amellion Brand, Aayilah Miller, Daron Collins, Austin Troendle, Gryphone Metcalf, Derrick Welton, Destiny Schoenfeld, Tyina Berry.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Friday, December 12, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Second semester LEAP registration is due by today, December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

4) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting today, December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

5) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

6) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

7) Birthdays Today - December 13th...Abby Kinney. December 14th...Peyton Hoyer, Natalie Leach.

8) Please excuse the following students from the end of period 3 at 11:10 for Talent Show practice. The students should report to the cafeteria to eat lunch and then to the auditorium for practice. The practice will take place from approximately 11:30 to 1 p.m. 6th and 7th graders will miss period 6 and 8th graders will miss period 5. (Zabien Weis, Diva Norman, Emma Dietz, Olivia Meyer, Morgan Ostrander, Isabella Kuennen, Dethan Moore, Kaliyah Johnson, Caleb Perreard, Doug Saunders, Tania Rhone, Sam Fiegen, Bailey Smith, Monica Hughes, Savoy Williams, Dee Stoudemire, Deonte Howard, Keiyon Norman, Regan Connolly, Juanita Carter, Drew Kirton, Destiny Green, Shay Collins, Mykea Hall, Marlissa Myrick, Amellion Brand, Aayilah Miller, Daron Collins, Austin Troendle, Gryphon Metcalf, Derrick Welton, Destiny Schoenfeld, Tyina Berry.

9) The following students will represent Jefferson at the sectional spelling bee at Clarke University on Thursday, January 22nd. Way to go super spellers! Delano Cain, H8-2; Bevin Olson, H6-1; Maxwell Schumacher, H7-2; Chelce Tracht, H7-1; Dominick Wehrspann, H6-2. Our alternate is Tristan Dirth, H8-1. Our spelling bee participants included 6th grade: Brianna Bisenius-Gray, Travis Bries, Caleb Brothers, Hunter Catron, Lucas Freihoefer, Bryan Gonzalez, Katelynn Harvey, Zion Johnson, Rylee Lynch, Aaliyah Miller, Jackson Ostrander, Kunu RedCloud, Payton Schatzabel, Carter Scofield, Myisha Sharkey, Jack Smith, Alex Steffen; 7th grade: Katie Carlson; 8th grade: Kaeden Green, Sebastian Rodriguez.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Day A

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Day A

No Drama 101 today - Thursday, December 11.

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff.

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Second semester LEAP registration is due by December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

4) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting today, December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

5) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

6) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

7) Birthdays Today - December 11th...Hunter Fehsal, Akayla Kohl.

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

9) The following students will represent Jefferson at the sectional spelling bee at Clarke University on Thursday, January 22nd. Way to go super spellers! Delano Cain, H8-2; Bevin Olson, H6-1; Maxwell Schumacher, H7-2; Chelce Tracht, H7-1; Dominick Wehrspann, H6-2. Our alternate is Tristan Dirth, H8-1. Our spelling bee participants included 6th grade: Brianna Bisenius-Gray, Travis Bries, Caleb Brothers, Hunter Catron, Lucas Freihoefer, Bryan Gonzalez, Katelynn Harvey, Zion Johnson, Rylee Lynch, Aaliyah Miller, Jackson Ostrander, Kunu RedCloud, Payton Schatzabel, Carter Scofield, Myisha Sharkey, Jack Smith, Alex Steffen; 7th grade: Katie Carlson; 8th grade: Kaeden Green, Sebastian Rodriguez.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Second semester LEAP registration is due by December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

4) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting today, December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

5) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

6) Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated to participate in the Belin-Blank Summer Institute held in Iowa City in June. (House 7-1: Jessica Droessler, Jacob Fonck, Noah Francois, David Heinold, Shaelyn Hostager, Jacqueline Mootz, Kaine Oberbroeckling, Caleb Perreard, Jared Sabers, Trenton Sanchez, Blake Schleter, Avery Setter, Chelce Tracht, Derek Veltstra, Naomi Winkelman.) (House 7-2: Adeline Coenen, Ella Esser, Emma Gilles, Paige Hanson, Gryphon Metcalf.) (House 8-1: Sean Bradley, Isaac Cretsinger, Carly Dalberg, Owen Dunne, Grace Harwood, Cole Heim, Ben Hermiston, Kaitlyn Howard, Kayla LaPage, Wesley Meyer, Tristan Miller, Rowyn Olson, Morgan Ostrander, Devin Roling, Laine Sanderson, Bailey Smith, Stephanie Stewart, Elizabeth Thill.) (House 8-2: Sami Clark, Samantha Fiegen, Logan Higgins, Megan Kauffman, Drew Kirton, Hannah Kramer, Garrett Long, Olivia Meyer, Raine Schmitt, Ted Spring, Joe Vize, Vera Weis, Zaebian Weis, Moriah Zimmerman.)

7) Belin-Blank nominees: If you are interested in applying for the Blank Summer Institute in Iowa City, please return the Parent Consent Form to Ms. Weber in the Guidance area by Wednesday, December 10th. If you have questions, stop by her office, or email her at: miweber@dbqschools.org

8) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

9) Birthdays Today - December 10th...Kalob Green.

10) What are synthetic drugs? How do you know if someone is using them? Synthetic drugs are not for human consumption, they are legal and deadly. Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come for a presentation at Washington Middle School today, December 10, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Day A

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Second semester LEAP registration is due by December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

4) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting today, December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

5) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

6) Today, the following 8th graders will be gone for Green Dot Training. (Zach Smith, Zaebien Weis, Rowyn Olson, Lizzy Thill, Allison Klein, Taya Hess, Ben Hermiston, Owen Dunne, Destiny Green, Diaviyan Norman, Drew Kirton, Dee Stoudemire, Joe Vize, Olivia Meyer, Maddie Peter, Regan Connolly, Morgan Hinman, Garrett Long, Riley Connolly, Alex Cota.

7) Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated to participate in the Belin-Blank Summer Institute held in Iowa City in June. (House 7-1: Jessica Droessler, Jacob Fonck, Noah Francois, David Heinold, Shaelyn Hostager, Jacqueline Mootz, Kaine Oberbroeckling, Caleb Perreard, Jared Sabers, Trenton Sanchez, Blake Schleter, Avery Setter, Chelce Tracht, Derek Veltstra, Naomi Winkelman.) (House 7-2: Adeline Coenen, Ella Esser, Emma Gilles, Paige Hanson, Gryphon Metcalf.) (House 8-1: Sean Bradley, Isaac Cretsinger, Carly Dalberg, Owen Dunne, Grace Harwood, Cole Heim, Ben Hermiston, Kaitlyn Howard, Kayla LaPage, Wesley Meyer, Tristan Miller, Rowyn Olson, Morgan Ostrander, Devin Roling, Laine Sanderson, Bailey Smith, Stephanie Stewart, Elizabeth Thill.) (House 8-2: Sami Clark, Samantha Fiegen, Logan Higgins, Megan Kauffman, Drew Kirton, Hannah Kramer, Garrett Long, Olivia Meyer, Raine Schmitt, Ted Spring, Joe Vize, Vera Weis, Zaebian Weis, Moriah Zimmerman.)

8) Belin-Blank nominees: If you are interested in applying for the Blank Summer Institute in Iowa City, please return the Parent Consent Form to Ms. Weber in the Guidance area by Wednesday, December 10th. If you have questions, stop by her office, or email her at: miweber@dbqschools.org

9) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

10) Birthdays Today - December 9th...Kunu Redcloud.

11) What are synthetic drugs? How do you know if someone is using them? Synthetic drugs are not for human consumption, they are legal and deadly. Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come for a presentation at Washington Middle School on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

12) Sports Today - Wrestling Meet...Jefferson vs. Drexler vs. Washington at Jefferson beginning at 4 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 - Day B

Monday, December 8, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. 

2) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

3) Second semester LEAP registration is due by December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

4) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

5) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

6) Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated to participate in the Belin-Blank Summer Institute held in Iowa City in June. (House 7-1: Jessica Droessler, Jacob Fonck, Noah Francois, David Heinold, Shaelyn Hostager, Jacqueline Mootz, Kaine Oberbroeckling, Caleb Perreard, Jared Sabers, Trenton Sanchez, Blake Schleter, Avery Setter, Chelce Tracht, Derek Veltstra, Naomi Winkelman.) (House 7-2: Adeline Coenen, Ella Esser, Emma Gilles, Paige Hanson, Gryphon Metcalf.) (House 8-1: Sean Bradley, Isaac Cretsinger, Carly Dalberg, Owen Dunne, Grace Harwood, Cole Heim, Ben Hermiston, Kaitlyn Howard, Kayla LaPage, Wesley Meyer, Tristan Miller, Rowyn Olson, Morgan Ostrander, Devin Roling, Laine Sanderson, Bailey Smith, Stephanie Stewart, Elizabeth Thill.) (House 8-2: Sami Clark, Samantha Fiegen, Logan Higgins, Megan Kauffman, Drew Kirton, Hannah Kramer, Garrett Long, Olivia Meyer, Raine Schmitt, Ted Spring, Joe Vize, Vera Weis, Zaebian Weis, Moriah Zimmerman.)

7) Belin-Blank nominees: If you are interested in applying for the Blank Summer Institute in Iowa City, please return the Parent Consent Form to Ms. Weber in the Guidance area by Wednesday, December 10th. If you have questions, stop by her office, or email her at: miweber@dbqschools.org

8) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

9) Birthdays Today - December 8th...Natalie Scherf.

10) What are synthetic drugs? How do you know if someone is using them? Synthetic drugs are not for human consumption, they are legal and deadly. Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come for a presentation at Washington Middle School on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

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


12) The following students need to report to the productions studio across from the small lunchroom at 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning for TJMS Live! (Jocelynn Wisner, Amaya Schwartz, Jayme Wuertzer, Riley Uthe, Riley Bleymeyer, and Erin Weigman)

13)  Our Lego League teams participated in the regional competition on Saturday at Roosevelt.  6th grade team members:  Alex Berry, Justin Christensen, Hunter Fehsal, Matthew Fonck, Bryan Gonzalez,  Tim Leslein, Emily Mueller, Adam Mustafa, Alec Nissen, Isaac Nissen, Quianna Sabers, McKennan Saunders & Coach Jill Duggan.  8th grade team members:  Sean Bradley, Sami Clark, Owen Dunne, Lizzie Freiburger, Ben Hermiston, Grace Harwood, Taya Hess, Garrett Long, Tyler Lyons, Maddie Peter, Joe Vize, and Coach Stacy Duran.  Our 8th grade team received honorable mention in the area of Core Values.  We are so proud of our Hillhawk First Lego League teams!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Friday, December 5, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

3) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

4) Second semester LEAP registration is due by December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

5) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

6) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

7) Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated to participate in the Belin-Blank Summer Institute held in Iowa City in June. (House 7-1: Jessica Droessler, Jacob Fonck, Noah Francois, David Heinold, Shaelyn Hostager, Jacqueline Mootz, Kaine Oberbroeckling, Caleb Perreard, Jared Sabers, Trenton Sanchez, Blake Schleter, Avery Setter, Chelce Tracht, Derek Veltstra, Naomi Winkelman.) (House 7-2: Adeline Coenen, Ella Esser, Emma Gilles, Paige Hanson, Gryphon Metcalf.) (House 8-1: Sean Bradley, Isaac Cretsinger, Carly Dalberg, Owen Dunne, Grace Harwood, Cole Heim, Ben Hermiston, Kaitlyn Howard, Kayla LaPage, Wesley Meyer, Tristan Miller, Rowyn Olson, Morgan Ostrander, Devin Roling, Laine Sanderson, Bailey Smith, Stephanie Stewart, Elizabeth Thill.) (House 8-2: Sami Clark, Samantha Fiegen, Logan Higgins, Megan Kauffman, Drew Kirton, Hannah Kramer, Garrett Long, Olivia Meyer, Raine Schmitt, Ted Spring, Joe Vize, Vera Weis, Zaebian Weis, Moriah Zimmerman.)

8) Belin-Blank nominees: If you are interested in applying for the Blank Summer Institute in Iowa City, please return the Parent Consent Form to Ms. Weber in the Guidance area by Wednesday, December 10th. If you have questions, stop by her office, or email her at: miweber@dbqschools.org

9) It's time for the Battle of the Books! Start Reading, NOW!!!!!!!

10) Birthdays Today - December 5th...Celia CasarrubiasKelley, Wesley Meyer. December 7th...Julian Jolet.

11) What are synthetic drugs? How do you know if someone is using them? Synthetic drugs are not for human consumption, they are legal and deadly. Learn the answers to these questions and more. Come for a presentation at Washington Middle School on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra Congratulations to the following Jefferson musicians selected to participate in the NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra on Jan. 10 in Waverly-Shell Rock! TJMS, Director Sara Sulecki Grace Harwood, violin Wesley Miller, violin

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

3) The Holiday Book fair will be in the Library until Friday, December 5th during the school day. Free gift wrapping will be available again this year! Also we will be running a book contest during the fair. For every book title of Sisters, Maze Runner , or Wimpy Kids Hard Luck you purchase. You can put your name in for a drawing to WIN a poster or the grand prize is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

4) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

5) Second semester LEAP registration is due by December 12th. Lots of new programs, space is often limited. Turn in registration to main office, ASAP!

6) Birthdays Today - December 4th...Aryana Birch, Gwenith Dunlap, Isabella Shepherd, Darion Wynn.

7) Auditions for this year's musical will be after-school on December 16th and 17th. The musical is "The Sound of Music". The director, Emily Zebarth, will have sessions on December 9th and 11th from 2:30-4:00 to help prepare students for auditions; including teaching songs, practice reading lines, and tips on auditioning. Students can audition without attending these sessions.

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

9) Sports Today - Wrestling...Wrestling Meet with Jefferson vs. Roosevelt vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli beginning at 4 p.m.

10) Wish the wrestling team and girls basketball players good luck. Hillhawks will be competing tonight.

11) No drama 101 tonight. We meet again on Tuesday next week.

12) Tis the Season!!! Holiday Grams will be on sale during morning homebase starting December 9th through December 16th. They will be delivered on December 19th. This is a great way to deliver a thoughtful, cheerful holiday message with a candy cane treat to anyone you like. You can buy your Holiday Grams for $.25 a piece during homebase, color them, fill them out correctly, and turn them into the Holiday Gram box in the library. Any questions ask your friendly HillHawk Helper or Mr. Hatcher. All proceeds will be donated.

NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra Congratulations to the following Jefferson musicians selected to participate in the NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra on Jan. 10 in Waverly-Shell Rock! TJMS, Director Sara Sulecki Grace Harwood, violin Wesley Miller, violin

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

3) The Holiday Book fair will be in the Library until Friday, December 5th during the school day. Free gift wrapping will be available again this year! Also we will be running a book contest during the fair. For every book title of Sisters, Maze Runner , or Wimpy Kids Hard Luck you purchase. You can put your name in for a drawing to WIN a poster or the grand prize is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

4) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

5) If you are passionate about issues, get involved in Young Citizen's Forum. Our first meeting will be today, December 3rd. 6th grade during Pd 0 in Room 207 (Ms. Thimmesch's room). 7th/8th grade during Pd 4 in Room 08 (Ms. Pelkey's room). Find out what it's all about!

6) Second semester LEAP Brochures will be handed during homebase. Registration is due Friday, December 12th, remember space is limited in most programs, the sooner you turn your registration in, the better the chance you have for getting into it. Homework help is a LEAP program, you must register for it. Turn all completed registration forms into the main office.

7) Birthdays Today - December 3rd...Grace Becker.

NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra Congratulations to the following Jefferson musicians selected to participate in the NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra on Jan. 10 in Waverly-Shell Rock! TJMS, Director Sara Sulecki Grace Harwood, violin Wesley Miller, violin

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

3) The Holiday Book fair will be in the Library until Friday, December 5th during the school day. Free gift wrapping will be available again this year! Also we will be running a book contest during the fair. For every book title of Sisters, Maze Runner , or Wimpy Kids Hard Luck you purchase. You can put your name in for a drawing to WIN a poster or the grand prize is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

4) Congratulations to our November Students of the Month: H6-1: Adam Hermiston & Erica Rohner; H6-2: Abigail Kramer & Dawson Mussman; H7-1: Tyina Berry & Carley Hayes; H7-2: Myles Carroll & Paige Hansen; H8-1: Elizabeth Freiburger & Jacob Horch; H8-2: Gabby Fondell & Nick Torrey. https://www.smore.com/88ws5

5) If you are passionate about issues, get involved in Young Citizen's Forum. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, December 3rd. 6th grade during Pd 0 in Room 207 (Ms. Thimmesch's room). 7th/8th grade during Pd 4 in Room 08 (Ms. Pelkey's room). Find out what it's all about!

6) Second semester LEAP Brochures will be handed during homebase. Registration is due Friday, December 12th, remember space is limited in most programs, the sooner you turn your registration in, the better the chance you have for getting into it. Homework help is a LEAP program, you must register for it. Turn all completed registration forms into the main office.

NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra Congratulations to the following Jefferson musicians selected to participate in the NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra on Jan. 10 in Waverly-Shell Rock! TJMS, Director Sara Sulecki Grace Harwood, violin Wesley Miller, violin

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Monday, December 1, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

3) Birthdays Today - December 1st...Michael Conley, Kyle Schmidt.

4) The Holiday Book fair will be in the Library from today to Friday, December 5th during the school day. Free gift wrapping will be available again this year! Also we will be running a book contest during the fair. For every book title of Sisters, Maze Runner , or Wimpy Kids Hard Luck you purchase. You can put your name in for a drawing to WIN a poster or the grand prize is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

5) Just a reminder the Monday December 1st girls basketball game has been moved to Thursday, December 4th. Same time and same places.

NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra Congratulations to the following Jefferson musicians selected to participate in the NEISTA Invitational Honors Orchestra on Jan. 10 in Waverly-Shell Rock! TJMS, Director Sara Sulecki Grace Harwood, violin Wesley Miller, violin

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale. We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

3) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

4) This year's first locker clean out for 6th grade will be today during 5th period homebase. Please return any overdue books to the library, throw away any unnecessary papers, and take home all extra clothing.

5) Birthdays Today - November 26th...Izak Scherbring. November 27th...Adam Horch. November 28th...William Brown, Aidan Dunne. November 29th...Noah Bennett.

6) The Holiday Book fair will be in the Library from today, November 26th to Friday, December 5th during the school day. Free gift wrapping will be available again this year! Also we will be running a book contest during the fair. For every book title of Sisters, Maze Runner , or Wimpy Kids Hard Luck you purchase. You can put your name in for a drawing to WIN a poster or the grand prize is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

7) Hats off to the 8th grade Lady Hillhawks. All the girls brought their A-games, which led to two blow out wins for the HillHawks on Monday night against Mazzuchelli. Morgan Ostrander led all scores with 16 pts., Laura Daack had a double-double with 11 boards and 10 pts. Vanessa Washington had 9 steals. Great job ladies, they are getting better every game.

Library Update We are pretty close to completing this stage of our library renovation. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this process. Thank you to the Dubuque Racing Association for supporting this project with a grant of $7,500. With these funds as well as some of our own school funds we were able to purchase some furniture, book shelves and addition books for the library.

Hallway Painting We are in the process of painting the hallways at Jefferson. Please be extra careful in the areas that the painters are working. Don't rub against the walls or touch the walls in these areas and be extra respectful to the painters as you pass through the hallways.

Band, Orchestra and Choir All 7-8th grade band, orchestra and choir students DO NOT report to these classes until the 7:40 am bell rings each morning. If you arrive at school before this time you need to report to your assigned hallway areas until 7:40 am.

Fighting Saints Game The first 1,000 kids who enter through the doors will receive a free jersey at the Saturday, November 29th game.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Library Remodel

We are pretty close to completing this stage of our library renovation. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this process. Thank you to the Dubuque Racing Association for supporting this project with a grant of $7,500. With these funds as well as some of our own school funds we were able to purchase some furniture, book shelves and addition books for the library.

Check out some of the new books purchased for the LRC.

New LRC catalog computers utilizing Destiny Quest 
We have books for every student in our LRC. Even picture books!

This area of shelves includes multiple copies of books (great if you and a friend want to read the same book), conversation circle books for reading/literature/lang arts classes, and even math books.

Another look at the comfy couches. The inset carpet replaces old carpet underneath the former tall bookshelves.

Some fish have even become residents of the LRC. 
An overview of the entire LRC. The comfy couches have replaced the tall bookshelves in the middle of the LRC. 
New shorter shelves for fiction books. Our non-fiction books are now in the shelves along the walls. It's much easier to find the books you are looking for! 
Another look at the library. The comfy couches are in between the fiction bookshelves.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale. We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

3) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

4) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

5) This year's first locker clean out for 7th and 8th grades will be today during 4th period homebase. Please return any overdue books to the library, throw away any unnecessary papers, and take home all extra clothing. 6th grade will be tomorrow during their 5th period homebase.

6) The LEAP program Drama 101 will be performing their scenes they have been practicing since the beginning of the year today after school. You are welcome to come and watch from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in auditorium.

7) Birthdays Today - November 25th...Devin Mitchell, Brianna Wardle.

8) The Holiday Book fair will be in the Library from Wednesday, November 26th to Friday, December 5th during the school day. Free gift wrapping will be available again this year! Also we will be running a book contest during the fair. For every book title of Sisters, Maze Runner , or Wimpy Kids Hard Luck you purchase. You can put your name in for a drawing to WIN a poster or the grand prize is a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker!

9) Spirit Day competition will be on Wednesday this week because we have no school on Friday. Wear your Jefferson Apparel on Wednesday, November 26th.

Library Update We are pretty close to completing this stage of our library renovation. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this process. Thank you to the Dubuque Racing Association for supporting this project with a grant of $7,500. With these funds as well as some of our own school funds we were able to purchase some furniture, book shelves and addition books for the library.

Hallway Painting We are in the process of painting the hallways at Jefferson. Please be extra careful in the areas that the painters are working. Don't rub against the walls or touch the walls in these areas and be extra respectful to the painters as you pass through the hallways.

Band, Orchestra and Choir All 7-8th grade band, orchestra and choir students DO NOT report to these classes until the 7:40 am bell rings each morning. If you arrive at school before this time you need to report to your assigned hallway areas until 7:40 am.

Fighting Saints Game The first 1,000 kids who enter through the doors will receive a free jersey at the Saturday, November 29th game.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Monday, November 24, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale. We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

3) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

4) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

5) This year's first locker clean out for 7th and 8th grades will be tomorrow during 4th period homebase. Please return any overdue books to the library, throw away any unnecessary papers, and take home all extra clothing. 6th grade will be on Wednesday during their 5th period homebase.

6) Tuesday, November 25th the LEAP program Drama 101 will be performing their scenes they have been practicing since the beginning of the year. You are welcome to come at watch from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in auditorium.

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

Library Update We are pretty close to completing this stage of our library renovation. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this process. Thank you to the Dubuque Racing Association for supporting this project with a grant of $7,500. With these funds as well as some of our own school funds we were able to purchase some furniture, book shelves and addition books for the library.

Hallway Painting We are in the process of painting the hallways at Jefferson. Please be extra careful in the areas that the painters are working. Don't rub against the walls or touch the walls in these areas and be extra respectful to the painters as you pass through the hallways.

Band, Orchestra and Choir All 7-8th grade band, orchestra and choir students DO NOT report to these classes until the 7:40 am bell rings each morning. If you arrive at school before this time you need to report to your assigned hallway areas until 7:40 am.

Fighting Saints Game The first 1,000 kids who enter through the doors will receive a free jersey at the Saturday, November 29th game.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Friday, November 21, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Birthdays Today - November 21st...Madalyn Peter.

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale. We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

Morning Arrival Now that the weather has drastically changed and winter appears to be here it is important to dress warm. Gloves, hats, socks, etc. are needed to protect your body. The doors to school are normally opened at 7:30 am. If you are a walker, please do not come much earlier than 7:30 am. If you get a ride to school try to arrange it so you are here as late as possible. There is no guarantee that the doors will open earlier than 7:30 am expect on days were the temperature is 10 degrees or below or it is snowing. So make sure you are dressed warm enough to take the cold for 10-15 minutes outside when the temperature is above 10 degrees.

Library Update We are pretty close to completing this stage of our library renovation. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this process. Thank you to the Dubuque Racing Association for supporting this project with a grant of $7,500. With these funds as well as some of our own school funds we were able to purchase some furniture, book shelves and addition books for the library.

Hallway Painting We are in the process of painting the hallways at Jefferson. Please be extra careful in the areas that the painters are working. Don't rub against the walls or touch the walls in these areas and be extra respectful to the painters as you pass through the hallways.

Band, Orchestra and Choir All 7-8th grade band, orchestra and choir students DO NOT report to these classes until the 7:40 am bell rings each morning. If you arrive at school before this time you need to report to your assigned hallway areas until 7:40 am.

Fighting Saints Game The first 1,000 kids who enter through the doors will receive a free jersey at the Saturday, November 29th game.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Day B

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving BoxTops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Birthdays Today - November 20th...Payton Gibson.

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

6) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.

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

Morning Arrival Now that the weather has drastically changed and winter appears to be here it is important to dress warm. Gloves, hats, socks, etc. are needed to protect your body. The doors to school are normally opened at 7:30 am. If you are a walker, please do not come much earlier than 7:30 am. If you get a ride to school try to arrange it so you are here as late as possible. There is no guarantee that the doors will open earlier than 7:30 am expect on days were the temperature is 10 degrees or below or it is snowing. So make sure you are dressed warm enough to take the cold for 10-15 minutes outside when the temperature is above 10 degrees.

Library Update We are pretty close to completing this stage of our library renovation. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this process. Thank you to the Dubuque Racing Association for supporting this project with a grant of $7,500. With these funds as well as some of our own school funds we were able to purchase some furniture, book shelves and addition books for the library.

Band, Orchestra and Choir All 7-8th grade band, orchestra and choir students DO NOT report to these classes until the 7:40 am bell rings each morning. If you arrive at school before this time you need to report to your assigned hallway areas until 7:40 am.

Hallway Painting We are in the process of painting the hallways at Jefferson. Please be extra careful in the areas that the painters are working. Don't rub against the walls or touch the walls in these areas and be extra respectful to the painters as you pass through the hallways.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Day A

1) Just a reminder that we are still saving Boxtops For Education. As you do your holiday baking, please watch for the Boxtop labels on package items. Clip them and bring them into the LRC. We will use these points to buy additional materials for Jefferson. Thank you, Library Staff. The Book Fair will be open next Wednesday, November 26th and will run through Friday, December 5th in the library!

2) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are today, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

3) Birthdays Today - November 18th...Gage Hilby.

4) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

5) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month

6) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org

7) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.Morning Arrival Now that the weather has drastically changed and winter appears to be here it is important to dress warm. Gloves, hats, socks, etc. are needed to protect your body. The doors to school are normally opened at 7:30 am. If you are a walker, please do not come much earlier than 7:30 am. If you get a ride to school try to arrange it so you are here as late as possible. There is no guarantee that the doors will open earlier than 7:30 am expect on days were the temperature is 10 degrees or below or it is snowing. So make sure you are dressed warm enough to take the cold for 10-15 minutes outside when the temperature is above 10 degrees.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014 - Day A

Monday, November 17, 2014 - Day A

1) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are Tuesday, November 18th, or Wednesday, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

2) Birthdays Today - November 17th...Phillip Greer, Zachary Thill.

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

6) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.

7) Coach Morehouse and Gottschalk were really pleased with the effort of our wrestlers this year thus far. We had two meets this past week, and with a lot of new wrestlers it’s amazing to see quick improvements. Keep up the great work team!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Friday, November 14, 2014 - Day B

1) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are Tuesday, November 18th, or Wednesday, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

2) Birthdays Today - November 14th...Daijane HayesMoore, Levi Neal, Rachel Reavis. November 15th...Zachary Sabers. November 16th...Chase Copeland, Jacob Loney.

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

6) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.

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

Imagination Library Would you like to get a free book mailed to your home every month for your preschooler? The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States and Women United invite the community to celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that offers one free book every month to each child who is enrolled. Any child who lives in Dubuque County and will be under the age of five in January is eligible for the program until their fifth birthday. We invite you to stop by the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Kick-Off Event on November 15 anytime between 9-11 AM at NICC Downtown (700 Main Street) Dubuque. The Kick-Off will include celebrity readers, a bookmark creation craft and a coloring contest! For more information, please contact United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States at 563.588.1415.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Day A

1) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are Tuesday, November 18th, or Wednesday, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

2) Birthdays Today - November 13th...Timothy Leslein, Daquon Lewis, Jackson Ostrander, Sebastian Rodriguez, Avery Setter.

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Best of luck on your ITP tests this week! Do your best HillHawks!

6) Pride points results from last week are: 7th grade 1st, 6th grade 2nd, and 8th grade 3rd place. Current standings: 6th grade=80 pts.; 7th grade=100 pts.; and 8th grade=35 pts. This is our last week of competition! Show your spirit this Friday!

7) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

8) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.

9) Sports Today - Wrestling Meet...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli at 4 p.m.

Imagination Library Would you like to get a free book mailed to your home every month for your preschooler? The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States and Women United invite the community to celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that offers one free book every month to each child who is enrolled. Any child who lives in Dubuque County and will be under the age of five in January is eligible for the program until their fifth birthday. We invite you to stop by the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Kick-Off Event on November 15 anytime between 9-11 AM at NICC Downtown (700 Main Street) Dubuque. The Kick-Off will include celebrity readers, a bookmark creation craft and a coloring contest! For more information, please contact United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States at 563.588.1415.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Day B

1) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are Tuesday, November 18th, or Wednesday, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

2) Birthdays Today - November 12th...No birthdays today.

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each.  Order forms are available in the main office to order designs in tie dye and camo.

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Best of luck on your ITP tests this week! Do your best HillHawks!

6) Pride points results from last week are: 7th grade 1st, 6th grade 2nd, and 8th grade 3rd place. Current standings: 6th grade=80 pts.; 7th grade=100 pts.; and 8th grade=35 pts. This is our last week of competition! Show your spirit this Friday!

7) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

8) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.

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

Imagination Library Would you like to get a free book mailed to your home every month for your preschooler? The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States and Women United invite the community to celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that offers one free book every month to each child who is enrolled. Any child who lives in Dubuque County and will be under the age of five in January is eligible for the program until their fifth birthday. We invite you to stop by the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Kick-Off Event on November 15 anytime between 9-11 AM at NICC Downtown (700 Main Street) Dubuque. The Kick-Off will include celebrity readers, a bookmark creation craft and a coloring contest! For more information, please contact United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States at 563.588.1415.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Day A

Student Announcements - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Day A

1) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are Tuesday, November 18th, or Wednesday, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

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

3) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each. These designs can be special ordered on long-sleeved t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts in red, gray, tie dye, and camo. Check out the pictures of our spirit wear here. http://tjmsdbq.blogspot.com/2014/11/jefferson-spirit-wear.html Jefferson spirit wear would make a great Christmas gift for the special Hillhawk in your life. We are placing our first order today, November 12!

4) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month.

5) Best of luck on your ITP tests this week! Do your best HillHawks!

6) Pride points results from last week are: 7th grade 1st, 6th grade 2nd, and 8th grade 3rd place. Current standings: 6th grade=80 pts.; 7th grade=100 pts.; and 8th grade=35 pts. This is our last week of competition! Show your spirit this Friday!

7) Are you a G-R-E-A-T speller? Sign up to participate in the Jefferson spelling bee! We will hold a school-wide spelling competition on Wednesday, December 10th. The top 5 spellers will represent Jefferson at Clarke University at the sectional spelling bee in January. To sign up, stop and see Ms. Weber in the Guidance area or email her at miweber@dbqschools.org.

8) The 8th grade is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Food Drive beginning today, November 10th. Please help by bringing non-perishable food donations (please check expiration dates) to your home base by Friday, November 21st. We will be donating these items to a local food bank for distribution to people in the Dubuque Community.

9) Sports Today - Wrestling Meet...Jefferson vs. Washington vs. Mazzuchelli at Jefferson beginning at 4 p.m.

Imagination Library Would you like to get a free book mailed to your home every month for your preschooler? The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States and Women United invite the community to celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that offers one free book every month to each child who is enrolled. Any child who lives in Dubuque County and will be under the age of five in January is eligible for the program until their fifth birthday. We invite you to stop by the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Kick-Off Event on November 15 anytime between 9-11 AM at NICC Downtown (700 Main Street) Dubuque. The Kick-Off will include celebrity readers, a bookmark creation craft and a coloring contest! For more information, please contact United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States at 563.588.1415.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014 - Day B

Student Announcements - Monday, November 10, 2014 - Day B

1) Can you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument? Auditions for the Jefferson Talent Show are Tuesday, November 18th, or Wednesday, November 19th after school in the auditorium. Acts for the talent show will be selected from the auditions on those days. Acts should be three minutes or less with appropriate content. All preparation/practices for the auditions has to be done outside of school. Any questions? See Ms. Baumann.

2) Birthdays Today - November 10th...Lucas Freihoefer.

3) Our new student designed t-shirts are in! Dylan Link, Orion Rausch, and Sami Clark all had a hand in designing out new HillHawk t-shirts. Shirts will be on sale during lunchtime hours today. Get yours today!

4) Jefferson Spirit Wear is now on sale: We have red and charcoal gray t-shirts in stock and they are $6 each. These designs can be special ordered on long-sleeved t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts in red, gray, tie dye, and camo. Check out the pictures of our spirit wear here. http://tjmsdbq.blogspot.com/2014/11/jefferson-spirit-wear.html Jefferson spirit wear would make a great Christmas gift for the special Hillhawk in your life. We are placing our first order on November 12!

5) Congratulations to our October Students of the Month: H6-1: Jaynen Butler & Madalynn Gienau; H6-2: Grace Becker & Nick Standorf, H7-1: Joe Greve & Amaya Schwartz; H7-2: Jenna Gibbs & Austin Trausch; H8-1: Phoenix Kershner & RJ Liptak; H8-2: Shakera Jackson & Drew Kirton. We are proud of you! https://www.smore.com/jutbw-october-students-of-the-month

Imagination Library Would you like to get a free book mailed to your home every month for your preschooler? The United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States and Women United invite the community to celebrate the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that offers one free book every month to each child who is enrolled. Any child who lives in Dubuque County and will be under the age of five in January is eligible for the program until their fifth birthday. We invite you to stop by the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Kick-Off Event on November 15 anytime between 9-11 AM at NICC Downtown (700 Main Street) Dubuque. The Kick-Off will include celebrity readers, a bookmark creation craft and a coloring contest! For more information, please contact United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States at 563.588.1415.