Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 24th...Megan Slover. November 25th...Kimberly Marlow. November 27th...Shaniyah Anderson, Mobina Bulles, Meldon Jeik.

2) Penny War for Puerto Rico! The last day to contribute to the Penny War will be today, November 21. It's been an exciting race - Puerto Rico will win no mater what, several homebases are on the way to earning an ice cream party, and everyone who contributed is helping people in need.

3) Can you sing? Can you dance? Play an instrument? Talent Show auditions are Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th after school. You must audition to be considered for the final show. If you want to audition, report to the art room after school on one of those days.

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, November 20, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 20th...Jack Dryer, Benjamin Knepper, Aalijah Remington.

2) Penny War for Puerto Rico! The Penny War for Puerto Rico is extended. The last day to contribute to the Penny War will be tomorrow, November 21. It's been an exciting race - Puerto Rico will win no matter what, several homebases are on the way to earning an ice cream party, and everyone who contributed is helping people in need.

3) Can you sing? Can you dance? Play an instrument? Talent Show auditions are Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th after school. You must audition to be considered for the final show. If you want to audition, report to the art room after school on one of those days.

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, November 17, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 17th...Michael Schmidt, Makela Towne. November 18th...Jamya Wilson. November 19th...TJ Schlarman.

2) Penny War for Puerto Rico! Join Jefferson in a Penny War Event to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Today is the last day for the Penny War. Add pennies to your homebase collection to earn points. Add dollars or silver coins to other collection cans to take away points from another homebase. The winning homebase from each grade level will earn an ice cream party.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 16th...Sarry Clement.

2) If you have turned in your permission slip for Verticle Jump please meet in the cafeteria after school.

3) Penny War for Puerto Rico! Join Jefferson in a Penny War Eventto benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Today is the last day for the Penny War. Add pennies to your homebase collection to earn points. Add dollars or silver coins to other collection cans to take away points from another homebase. The winning homebase from each grade level will earn an ice cream party.

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 15th...No birthdays today.

2) After school LEAP is Self Defense/Karate today, November 15th.

3) Penny War for Puerto Rico! Join Jefferson in a Penny War Eventto benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. It started yesterday and will take place through Friday, November 17th. Add pennies to your homebase collection to earn points. Add dollars or silver coins to other collection cans to take away points from another homebase. The winning homebase from each grade level will earn an ice cream party.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 14th...Elizabeth Phillips.

2) After school LEAP is Self Defense/Karate today and Wednesday, November 14th and 15th. Vertical Jump permission slips are due today, only students who have returned their slips may go.

3) Sports Today - Wrestling Meet...Mazzuchelli and Washington at Jefferson beginning at 4 p.m.

4) Penny War for Puerto Rico! Join Jefferson in a Penny War Eventto benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. It started yesterday and will take place through Friday, November 17th. Add pennies to your homebase collection to earn points. Add dollars or silver coins to other collection cans to take away points from another homebase. The winning homebase from each grade level will earn an ice cream party.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, November 13, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 13th...Joshua Erner, Brianna Finzel.

2) After school LEAP is Self Defense/Karate on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14th and 15th. Vertical Jump permission slips are due on Tuesday, only students who have returned their slips may go.

3) Wrestling pictures will be today after school.

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

5) Penny War for Puerto Rico!

Help us support Puerto Rico during this difficult time.

Join Jefferson in a Penny War event to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The idea came during ELT when we explored Spanish-speaking places in our world.

When will it happen?  Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 17

How does it work? Penny War rules:

-Add pennies to your homebase collection to earn points.
-Add dollars or silver coins to other collection cans to take away points from another homebase.
- The winning homebase from each grade level will earn an ice cream party – “Una fiesta de helados!”

We will donate to the Hispanic Federation for disaster relief.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, November 9, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 9th...Lee Kamram, Kaitlyn McDonald.

2) Girls Basketball team will be getting their pictures taken today, please remember your picture envelopes.

ITP Testing

Last day of ITP testing is today.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 8th...Stephen Broxton, Curt Saunders.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 7th...Mikayla Randall, Ketoria Wilkins.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, November 6, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 6th...Trenton Sheehy.

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.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, November 3, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 5th...Isabella MormannJimenez.

2) Dance/Activity Day is today. The cost to get into the dance is $3. If you have had 4 or more office referrals or an in-school or out-of-school suspension, you will not be able to attend the dance/activity day. The activity bus will be running this afternoon, you will be permitted to leave the dance/activity day early if you are taking the bus home at 4:15 p.m.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, November 2, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - November 2nd...Rashawn Braboy, Gavin Falk, Kaitlyn Johnson.

2) Dance/Activity Day is Friday, November 3rd. The cost to get into the dance is $3. If you have had 4 or more office referrals or an in-school or out-of-school suspension, you will not be able to attend the dance/activity day. The activity bus will be running on Friday night, you will be permitted to leave the dance/activity day early if you are taking the bus home at 4:15 p.m.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - November 1st...No birthdays today.

2) Dance/Activity Day is Friday, November 3rd. The cost to get into the dance is $3. If you have had 3 or more office referrals or an in-school or out-of-school suspension, you will not be able to attend the dance/activity day. The activity bus will be running on Friday night, you will be permitted to leave the dance/activity day early if you are taking the bus home at 4:15 p.m.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, October 30, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 30th...Tobias Dearstone, Elizabeth Gibson.

ITP Testing

ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, October 27, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 27th...Devonna GranackiBluhm, Emilie Pospisil, Shaybria Saddler. October 28th...Michael Harman. October 29th...McKenna Parrott, Cole Thill, Luke Thill.

ITP Testing:  ITP testing will be November 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 25th...Rylie Schumacher.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 24th...Gabrielle Kircher.

2) Girls Basketball and Wrestling started yesterday. You can still sign up today, just be sure to have a physical turned into the main office.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, October 23, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 23rd...No birthdays today.

2) Girls Basketball and Wrestling begin today. Please make sure you have a copy of your physical on file in the main office.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 18th...Keyshia Carthron, Lucas Perreard. October 19th...Hunter Miller, Charles Setter. October 20th...Kwame Carter, Andrew Tharp. October 22nd...Genesis BeltranJara, Alea Elenz, Tyler Freiburger, Ariella Rode, Isabella Rode.

Parent/teacher conferences are today, October 18th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 17th...Denario Mobley.

Parent/teacher conferences are Wednesday, October 18th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, October 16, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 16th...No birthdays today.

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

Parent/teacher conferences are Wednesday, October 18th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, October 13, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 13th...Samantha Frey, DeShawn Powell, Jayla Smith, Kayla Smith. October 14th...Zachery Arensdorf, Matthew Hanselman, DeMarion Williams. October 15th...Santana Fox, Ariana Moore, Colyn Woods.

2) Calling all boys who would like to join The Boy Scouts, stop by the guidance office for an informational sheet. The Dubuque District Fall Camporee is on Saturday, October 14th.

Parent/teacher conferences are next Wednesday, October 18th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Please have all fundraiser cards and money turned in by today, October 13th.

1) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, October 12, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 12th...No birthdays today.

2) Calling all boys who would like to join The Boy Scouts, stop by the guidance office for an informational sheet. The Dubuque District Fall Camporee is on Saturday, October 14th.

First day for parent/teacher conferences is today from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Please have all fundraiser cards and money turned in by Friday, October 13th.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 11th...Ashley Long.

2) Calling all boys who would like to join The Boy Scouts, stop by the guidance office for an informational sheet. The Dubuque District Fall Camporeeis on Saturday, October 14th.

3) 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.

First day for parent/teacher conferences are on Thursday, October 12th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Please have all fundraiser cards and money turned in by Friday, October 13th.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 10th...Tristin Hefel.

2) Calling all boys who would like to join The Boy Scouts, stop by the guidance office for an informational sheet. The Dubuque District Fall Camporeeis on Saturday, October 14th.

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

First day for parent/teacher conferences are on Thursday, October 12th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, October 9, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 9th...Kobe Meyer.

First day for parent/teacher conferences are on Thursday, October 12th from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. See the following link for parent/teacher conferences. https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thomas_Jefferson_Middle_School

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, October 6, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 6th...Kaitlyn Brenke, Robert Taylor. October 7th...Muhamed Beganovic, William Kutsch.

1) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, October 5, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 5th...Heaven Devita.

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) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Roosevelt at Jefferson beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 4th...Austin Miller.

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

3) Picture Retake is today. If you have not been photographed this year or you brought back your picture package, make sure you get down to the Auditorium for pictures.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - October 3rd...Cassandra Derby, Caleb Stock.

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

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

4) Sports Today...6th Grade Boys and Girls Track Meet at Dalzell will begin at 5:30 p.m.

5) Sports Today...Boys and Girls Cross Country Meet at Manchester Gold Course beginning at 4 p.m.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, October 2, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - October 2nd...Madeline Vohl.

2) 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.

3) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, September 29, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 29th...Cameran Johnson. September 30th...Kaliena Betwell. October 1st...Noah Cornell.

2) 8th grade football players that wear their jerseys get into the football game at Senior for free tonight. You will also be announced during half time.

3) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 28th...Gregory Belanger, Halie Estrada.

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

3) Sports Today = 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Washington at Jefferson at 4:15 p.m.

4) Sports Today - 7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls Cross Country...Cross Country meet at Western Dubuque starting at 4:15 p.m. Please excuse runners at 2:20, bus leaves at 2:30.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 27th...Mackenzie Cook, Kaylee Hantelmann.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 26th...No birthdays today.

2) 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.

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

4) Reminder...6th Grade Boys and Girls Track will practice together today.

5) Rescheduled games:
  • Girls Red Volleyball...Jefferson Red vs. Mazzuchelli Gold. Scheduled for 9/25, rescheduled for 10/11.  7th grade at Jefferson and 8th grade at Mazzuchelli; both games begin at 4 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli beginning at 4:15 p.m.  Scheduled for 9/25, rescheduled for 10/2.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, September 25, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 25th...Elleyna Heims.

2) 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.

3) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli at Mazzuchelli beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 21st...Jerzie Johnson, Samantha Washington. September 22nd...Ayden Farley, Autumn Strong, Elyse Walbrun. September 23rd...Antonio Carmichael, Sanaa Dunn. September 24th...Jackson Heiderscheit.

2) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

3) Any student who is interested in BOGO Jump Pass for Vertical Jump Park should stop by the main office. The School that redeems the most coupons will receive a FREE Admission for a Field Trip to Vertical Jump Park.

4) 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 20...Jenna Hansen, Ethan Lahey.

2) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

3) Any student who is interested in BOGO Jump Pass for Vertical Jump Park should stop by the main office. The School that redeems the most coupons will receive a FREE Admission for a Field Trip to Vertical Jump Park.

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 19th...No birthdays today.

2) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

3) Any student who is interested in BOGO Jump Pass for Vertical Jump Park should stop by the main office. The School that redeems the most coupons will receive a FREE Admission for a Field Trip to Vertical Jump Park.

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

5) Sports Today - Jefferson Boys and Girls Cross Country...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli, Roosevelt and Washington at the Soccer Complex beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, September 15, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 16th...Nolan Jacobson, Marke PowellMoore. September 17th...Sarah Fishnick, Kayleah HarkeyJohnson, Camron Owens.

2) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

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

4) Sports Today - Cross Country...Cross Country meet at Fillmore beginning at 4:30 p.m.

5) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, September 14, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 14th...Mackenzie Birch.

2) 6th grade girls track will practice today.

3) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

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

5) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Drexler at Farley beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 12th...No birthdays today.

2) 6th grade girls track will practice today.

3) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

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

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

6) Sports Today - Boys & Girls Cross Country...Meet is at the Soccer Complex with Washington, Roosevelt, Mazzuchelli and Jefferson competing; meet beginning at 4:30 p.m.

7) The LRC is closed this morning for FAST testing. We will reopen for the afternoon after the testing is completed.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, September 8, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 8th...Kaydence Arensdorf. September 9th...Elizabeth Leach, Dallas Mulgrew. September 10th...Damen Barner, Emma Hastings, Arion Taylor.

2) 6th grade track for boys and girls will start on September 11th. If you have not turned in your physicals to the main office, please do so this week. Boys will practice on Monday and Wednesday and girls will practice on Tuesday and Thursday.

3) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

4) 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.

5) Reminder, we will operate on a 2 hour early release schedule today for Spirit Day.

6) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, September 7, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 7th...Ethan Campbell, Malethia Nickolas, Charles Pempilton.

2) 6th grade track for boys and girls will start on September 11th. If you have not turned in your physicals to the main office, please do so this week.

3) Girls Who Code Club - a free after school program for girls in Grades 6-12 to use computer science to impact their community, learn valuable skills and be part of a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The club will begin meeting in October at the Innovation Lab inside Creative Adventure Lab. he club plans to meet in the evening once each week (most likely Wednesday evenings) - more details to come on times and dates. Contact the Creative Adventure Lab at (563) 607-5366 or by visiting https://creativeadventurelab.org/bookings.

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

5) Sports Today - 8th Grade Football...Jefferson vs. Mazzuchelli at Jefferson beginning at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 6th...No birthdays.

2) 6th grade track for boys and girls will start on September 11th. If you have not turned in your physicals to the main office, please do so this week.

3) Library books checked out on the first days of school are now becoming due. Please check your books to see if you need to return or renew them.

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - September 5th...Sofia Sanchez, Trevor Stowers.

2) 6th grade track for boys and girls will start on September 11th. If you have not turned in your physicals to the main office, please do so this week.

3) Cross Country and Volleyball will have pictures taken today after school.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, September 1, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - September 1st...Perry Burkholder, Gabriele Gauf, Sydnee Hubanks. September 2nd...Dante Hicks, Jaelyn Koenig, Isaiah Ries, Isabella White.

2) Today is the last day to add or drop to Band, Orchestra or Choir for the 1st Trimester.

3) 1) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, August 31, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - August 31st...Chloe Metcalf, Miya Williams, McKayla Worthon.

2) Friday, September 1st is the last day to add or drop to Band, Orchestra or Choir for the 1st Trimester.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -- Day B

1) Picture Day is today!

2) Birthdays Today - August 30th...Jackson Horch, Maria Mustafa.

3) Friday, September 1st is the last day to add or drop to Band, Orchestra or Choir for the 1st Trimester.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, August 25, 2017 -- Day A

1) Be responsible, be respectful when walking home.

2) Picture Day will be Wednesday, August 30th.

3) Birthdays Today - August 26th...Lillian Heffner, Joseph Horch. August 27th...Serenity Brand, Madisyn Frazier, Cody Gloden, Madeline Kuennen, Landon Pergande.

4) 1) We appreciate Middle School students coming out to games at Dalzell Field to support the Rams and Mustangs. There are some general rules and expectations that must be followed by all students and will make the games more enjoyable for all patrons. 2) Bags and backpacks are not allowed in the stadium. These will be taken at the gate if you bring them to the game. There is no need for them at the game, please leave them home. 3) Outside drinks and food are not allowed at the stadium. We have a great concession stand and there is no need to bring food or drink items with you. You will not be allowed in the stadium with food or drinks. 4) Middle School students must sit in the lower section. No sitting in the upper section unless you are sitting next to your parents. 5) Students may use the restrooms, buy snacks or apparel. However, we have found too many times that students are congregating on the concourse and blocking access for other patrons to access those areas and causing disruptions for the fans watching the games. 6) Students are to sit in their assigned areas. Students are not allowed to congregate in the restrooms, concourse areas, or near the concession stand. 7) If students are asked to sit down by stadium personnel or school administration, do so immediately. Students that are repeatedly approached by stadium staff or administration will be asked to leave and are subject to being banned from future games at Dalzell Field.

5) To any 7th grade students that have not received your vaccinations for this school year, the VNA is offering a shot clinic tomorrow. Please call 556-6200 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, August 24, 2017 -- Day B

1) Be responsible, be respectful when walking home.

2) Picture Day will be Wednesday, August 30th.

3) Birthdays Today - August 24th...No birthdays today.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -- Day A

1) 8th Grade Girls Volleyball will meet in Ms. Decker's Room (108) at 2:35 today. 7th Grade Girls Volleyball will meet in Mr. Riedl's Room (07) at 2:35 today. 7th and 8th Grade Football will meet in the North Gym at 2:35 today. 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls Cross Country will meet in Ms. Ruhser's Room (251) at 2:35 today.

2) Picture Day will be Wednesday, August 30th.

3) Birthdays Today - August 23rd...Michael Dean, Emmelia Pitt, Hunter Roberts.

4) Need some new Jefferson apparel? You are in luck! The Thomas Jefferson Middle School Spirit apparel store is now open. Orders are processed after the store closes on September 18th and will be delivered to the Jefferson Main Office for distribution. Please allow 2 weeks for the orders to be delivered after the store closes. https://jeffspirit.itemorder.com/sale

5) INCOMING 7th GRADE PARENT FYI: There is a new vaccination requirement for all incoming seventh grade students. Please share this message and click on the link below to read more information. All 7th Graders must have this done in order to attend school  http://www.dbqschools.org/2017/03/new-7th-12th-grade-vaccination-requirement-2017-2018/

6) Dear Jefferson Girls and Parents (s):

It has become apparent in my two years here that our students do not have some of the opportunities that other middle school students do to play sports outside of school. This concerning as sports are one way for students to be connected to school.

I wrote a grant to the HavLife foundation to sponsor three girls’ basketball teams in the Dubuque Y Sports Association (DYSA) league. We received the grant. This is an excellent opportunity for our girls to learn about the game of basketball, being a good teammate and to be competitive.
Here is the basic information:


Who: Any Jefferson Middle School girl interested in playing basketball.

What: Play in the DYSA Girls’ Basketball League September 30th – October 28th at ​Roosevelt Middle School. Game will be held on Saturdays and the girls will play double headers during the league season.

Cost: It is free!

Practice: We will practice once a week for sure. We will work around 7th and 8th grade volleyball practice and games. Younger siblings cannot attend practice.

If you are interested in your daughter participating, please complete the following information and return it to Kelly Molony (Principal) by August 25th.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, June 1, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - June 1st...Kendra Rohner.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Any incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students that are interested in a Track & Field Camp; stop by the main office for more information. Dubuque Senior High School is hosting this camp on July 24th through July 27th.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 31st...Johnathan Bilodeau, Katelyn Vorwald.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Any incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students that are interested in a Track & Field Camp; stop by the main office for more information. Dubuque Senior High School is hosting this camp on July 24th through July 27th.

5) All school orchestra instruments must be returned by Thursday, June 1st. No instruments are allowed to go home this summer.

Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 30th...Timothy Blanch, Emma Weiland.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Any incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students that are interested in a Track & Field Camp; stop by the main office for more information. Dubuque Senior High School is hosting this camp on July 24th through July 27th.

5) Ms. Slade, the vocal music teacher from Hempstead, will be at Jefferson Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 7:40-8:15 to audition 8th grade students who will be in choir at Hempstead. She will spend a few minutes with each student in the auditorium. This helps her to place students in the appropriate choir. If you are interested in joining Choir and/or have registered for Choir, please come to the auditorium Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, May 26, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 27th...Kristopher Colby, Alexis Riechers, Grant Weekley. May 28th...Rylee Lynch, Alex Martin, Payton Reid.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Entire building will have a locker clean out during 3rd period.

5) For any incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students that are interested in a Track & Field Camp stop by the main office for more information. Dubuque Senior High School is hosting this camp on July 24th through July 27th.

Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, May 25, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 25th...Dominic Engevold.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

5) ALL library books/text books are due to the LRC by Friday, May 26th.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 24th...No birthdays today.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

5) ALL library books/text books are due to the LRC by Friday, May 26th.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 23rd...Megan Ball, Elizabeth Leick.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

5) ALL library books/text books are due to the LRC by Friday, May 26th.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, May 22, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 22nd...Cody Jellison, Tamia Johnson.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

5) ALL library books/text books are due to the LRC by Friday, May 26th.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, May 19, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 19th...Kenzie Hall. May 20th...Justin Mootz. May 21st...Dejay Dittmar.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

5) The LAST book checkout is today, May 19th and ALL books/text books are due to the LRC by Friday, May 26th.Student Announcement

All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2016 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, May 18, 2016 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 18th...Shmairah Dukes.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) LEAP this week...Wednesday is ISTEP, Leisure Services Soccer and Homework Help. Thursday is Shakespeare, High School 101 and Homework Help. Tuesday, May 23rd is the Shakespeare Performance.

5) Attention all HillHawks, now is the first perfect time to schedule your sports physical for next school year. Sports physicals are good for 13 months, so if you get one in the month of May or June you will be covered for the entire 2017-18 school year.

Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

Today during lunch any student who attended a LEAP activity as of 5/12/17 will receive an Ice Cream Treat courtesy of the LEAP programs. In the past LEAP has awarded students with an end of the year field trip, but unfortunately due to transportation issues we cannot provide a trip at the end of this year, so the LEAP programs wanted to give everyone a special treat to say thanks for coming to LEAP activities. Enjoy!

All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 17th...Alvi Betwell, Natalie Brehm, Michael Schnoor, Olivia Schwartz.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17th thru July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) LEAP this week...Wednesday is ISTEP, Leisure Services Soccer and Homework Help. Thursday is Shakespeare, High School 101 and Homework Help. Tuesday, May 23rd is the Shakespeare Performance.

5) Attention all HillHawks, now is the first perfect time to schedule your sports physical for next school year. Sports physicals are good for 13 months, so if you get one in the month of May or June you will be covered for the entire 2017-18 school year.

Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 16th...Alexander Berry, Mason Henry.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) The 2017 Hempstead Youth Football Camp will run July 17 thru July 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Timmerman Field at Hempstead High School for all students entering grades 1 thru 8. Information and registration can be found at http://hempsteadfootball.dbqschoolscamps.com/. Any questions can be directed to Head Football Coach Mike Hoskins at mhoskins@dbqschools.org.

4) LEAP this week...Tuesday is Bowling with Leisure Services, Origami with Josh, Shakespeare and Homework Help. Wednesday is ISTEP, Leisure Services Soccer and Homework Help. Thursday is Shakespeare, High School 101 and Homework Help. Tuesday, May 23rd is the Shakespeare Performance.

5) Attention all HillHawks, now is the first perfect time to schedule your sports physical for next school year. Sports physicals are good for 13 months, so if you get one in the month of May or June you will be covered for the entire 2017-18 school year.

Awards Ceremonies for the End of the School Year is on Thursday, June 1st. 8th grade -- 8:00 a.m.; 6th grade -- 9:30 a.m.; 7th grade -- 1:00 p.m.

All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, May 15, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 15th...No birthdays today.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) 6th grade boys football intramurals start today. You must have a physical on file to participate. Sign up during lunch Thursday and Friday this week.

All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, May 12, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 12th...Alexander Hoag.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) 6th grade boys football intramurals start on Monday, May 15th. You must have a physical on file to participate. Sign up during lunch Thursday and Friday this week.

4) Congratulations to the following students who have made the Jefferson District Battle of the Books Teams. 8th Grade...Izzy Stapleton, Katelynn Harvey, Joe River. 7th Grade...Lucas Federonich, Caleb Stock, Maddy Kuennen, Lucy Theisen. 6th Grade...Loryn Link, Kalea Dostal. These students will be competing in the District Battle of the Books on Friday May 19th.

5) Sports Tomorrow - Boys and Girls Track & Field...Washington Relays at Dalzell beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 11th...No birthdays today.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) LEAP this week...Thursday - Raise the Bar, Girl Scouts Final Party, Homework Help.

4) 6th grade boys football intramurals start next Monday, May 15th. You must have a physical on file to participate. Sign up during lunch Thursday and Friday this week.

5) Congratulations to the following students who have made the Jefferson District Battle of the Books Teams. 8th Grade...Izzy Stapleton, Katelynn Harvey, Joe River. 7th Grade...Lucas Federonich, Caleb Stock, Maddy Kuennen, Lucy Theisen. 6th Grade...Loryn Link, Kalea Dostal. These students will be competing in the District Battle of the Books on Friday May 19th.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 10th...Dakota Rupp.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) LEAP this week...Homework Help. Wednesday - Soccer, Shakespeare, Homework Help. Thursday - Raise the Bar, Girl Scouts Final Party, Homework Help.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 9th...Jeremiah Pickett.

2) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

3) LEAP this week...Tuesday - Raise the Bar, Origami, Allie from Swiss Valley, Homework Help. Wednesday - Soccer, Shakespeare, Homework Help. Thursday - Raise the Bar, Girl Scouts Final Party, Homework Help.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, May 8, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 8th...Vincent Hayes.

2) 6th grade girls volleyball starts today. You must have a physical on file to participate. Wear gym clothes and come to the north gym from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

3) Sports Today - Girls Track & Field...Roosevelt hosts Mazzuchelli and Jefferson at Hempstead beginning at 4:30 p.m. Boys Track & Field...Mazzuchelli hosts Washington and Jefferson at Wahlert beginning at 4:30 p.m.

4) Any boys entering 6th or 7th grade who are interested in playing and learning more about the game of basketball are invited to the 2017 Mustang Boys Basketball Youth Camp. The camp takes place on June 5th, 6th and 7th. The cost is $50 per camper, each additional family member is only $25. Stop by the main office for more information.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 5th...Roy Evans, Matthew Nebel. May 6th...Gavin Morrison, Kyle Willis. May 7th...Claire Lahey.

2) Friends of Homacho, a small, local non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the village of Homacho, Ethiopia, is hosting its 3rd Annual H20 for FoH Water Walk Relay. The event will take place on May 6, 2017, at Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa. The relay starts at 9 and will be completed before 10:30 a.m. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. Participants will carry two buckets of water around the paved road at Murphy Park before relaying them to another person if you are part of a team. Each individual will be asked to make three laps around the park to simulate women and girls in Homacho carrying water 1.5 miles almost daily. The registration fee is $20. That includes a t-shirt. Bananas and bagels will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to fill there. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of FoH.

3) All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

4)6th grade girls volleyball starts Monday, May 8th. You must have a physical on file to participate. Wear gym clothes and come to the north gym on Monday from 2:30-4:00pm. Sign-ups will be in cafeteria.

Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 5th...Roy Evans, Matthew Nebel. May 6th...Gavin Morrison, Kyle Willis. May 7th...Claire Lahey.

2) Friends of Homacho, a small, local non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the village of Homacho, Ethiopia, is hosting its 3rd Annual H20 for FoH Water Walk Relay. The event will take place on May 6, 2017, at Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa. The relay starts at 9 and will be completed before 10:30 a.m. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. Participants will carry two buckets of water around the paved road at Murphy Park before relaying them to another person if you are part of a team. Each individual will be asked to make three laps around the park to simulate women and girls in Homacho carrying water 1.5 miles almost daily. The registration fee is $20. That includes a t-shirt. Bananas and bagels will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to fill there. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of FoH.

3) All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

4)6th grade girls volleyball starts Monday, May 8th. You must have a physical on file to participate. Wear gym clothes and come to the north gym on Monday from 2:30-4:00pm. Sign-ups will be in cafeteria.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, May 4, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 4th...Logan Bailey, Mark Meyer.

2) LEAP for Today...Raise the Bar and Humane Helpers - VISIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

3) Friends of Homacho, a small, local non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the village of Homacho, Ethiopia, is hosting its 3rd Annual H20 for FoH Water Walk Relay. The event will take place on May 6, 2017, at Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa. The relay starts at 9 and will be completed before 10:30 a.m. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. Participants will carry two buckets of water around the paved road at Murphy Park before relaying them to another person if you are part of a team. Each individual will be asked to make three laps around the park to simulate women and girls in Homacho carrying water 1.5 miles almost daily. The registration fee is $20. That includes a t-shirt. Bananas and bagels will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to fill there. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of FoH.

4) All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

5)6th grade girls volleyball starts Monday, May 8th. You must have a physical on file to participate. Wear gym clothes and come to the north gym on Monday from 2:30-4:00pm. Sign-ups will be in cafeteria.

6) Sports Today...Girls Track & Field at Wahlert beginning at 4:30 p.m.

7) Sports Today...Boys Track & Field at Hempstead beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 3rd...Nikolas Kieler, Kylee Splinter, Ryan Willis.

2) LEAP's Dubuque Humane Society FIELD TRIP is being offered to the first 20 who sign up and they have to have a release form signed by a guardian. The Field Trip is on tomorrow, May 4th. LEAP this week...Wednesday - Leisure Services Golf and Shakespeare. Thursday - Raise the Bar and Humane Helpers - VISIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

3) Friends of Homacho, a small, local non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the village of Homacho, Ethiopia, is hosting its 3rd Annual H20 for FoH Water Walk Relay. The event will take place on May 6, 2017, at Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa. The relay starts at 9 and will be completed before 10:30 a.m. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. Participants will carry two buckets of water around the paved road at Murphy Park before relaying them to another person if you are part of a team. Each individual will be asked to make three laps around the park to simulate women and girls in Homacho carrying water 1.5 miles almost daily. The registration fee is $20. That includes a t-shirt. Bananas and bagels will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to fill there. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of FoH.

4) All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

5)6th grade girls volleyball starts Monday, May 8th. You must have a physical on file to participate. Wear gym clothes and come to the north gym on Monday from 2:30-4:00pm. Sign-ups will be in cafeteria.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - May 2nd...No birthdays today.

2) LEAP's Dubuque Humane Society FIELD TRIP is being offered to the first 20 who sign up and they have to have a release form signed by a guardian. The Field Trip is on May 4th.

3) Friends of Homacho, a small, local non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the village of Homacho, Ethiopia, is hosting its 3rd Annual H20 for FoH Water Walk Relay. The event will take place on May 6, 2017, at Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa. The relay starts at 9 and will be completed before 10:30 a.m. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. Participants will carry two buckets of water around the paved road at Murphy Park before relaying them to another person if you are part of a team. Each individual will be asked to make three laps around the park to simulate women and girls in Homacho carrying water 1.5 miles almost daily. The registration fee is $20. That includes a t-shirt. Bananas and bagels will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to fill there. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of FoH.

4) All incoming 7th grade students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and also new for the 2017-2018 school year, all 7th grade students are required a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine. Please turn in an updated immunization card by the first day of school. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. The Dubuque County VNA will be hosting their Super Shot Saturday on May 20th. Call the VNA at 563-556-6200 to schedule an appointment

5) LEAP this week...Tuesday - Origami. RESCHEDULED - Swiss Valley with Allie is now on Wednesday, May 17th and Raise the Bar has been canceled for tonight and rescheduled for Tuesday, May 16th. Mr. G will have more information for those at Raise the Bar on Thursday. Make sure to drink some water and get some activity in on your own today. Wednesday - Leisure Services Golf and Shakespeare. Thursday - Raise the Bar and Humane Helpers - VISIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

The Dubuque Senior Color Guard is getting ready to start up for next year! If spinning a flag, marching with the band and making new friends sounds like fun to you, then come try us out! Audition workshops will be held Tuesday, May 2nd from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 4th from 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m. Auditions will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6-9 p.m. You can pick up a flyer with more information in the main office. We hope to see you at auditions!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, May 1, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - May 1st...Teruko Galloway, Destini Kohl, Aaliyah Miller.

2) LEAP's Dubuque Humane Society FIELD TRIP is being offered to the first 20 who sign up and they have to have a release form signed by a guardian. The Field Trip is on May 4th.

3) Friends of Homacho, a small, local non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the village of Homacho, Ethiopia, is hosting its 3rd Annual H20 for FoH Water Walk Relay. The event will take place on May 6, 2017, at Murphy Park in Dubuque, Iowa. The relay starts at 9 and will be completed before 10:30 a.m. You can sign up as a team or as an individual. Participants will carry two buckets of water around the paved road at Murphy Park before relaying them to another person if you are part of a team. Each individual will be asked to make three laps around the park to simulate women and girls in Homacho carrying water 1.5 miles almost daily. The registration fee is $20. That includes a t-shirt. Bananas and bagels will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle to fill there. Proceeds will go to benefit the work of FoH.

The Dubuque Senior Color Guard is getting ready to start up for next year! If spinning a flag, marching with the band and making new friends sounds like fun to you, then come try us out! Audition workshops will be held Tuesday, May 2nd from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 4th from 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m. Auditions will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6-9 p.m. You can pick up a flyer with more information in the main office. We hope to see you at auditions!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 -- Day B


TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, April 28, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 29th...Kiara Bickford. April 30th...Antwan Hardia, Brian Xicon.

The Dubuque Senior Color Guard is getting ready to start up for next year! If spinning a flag, marching with the band and making new friends sounds like fun to you, then come try us out! Audition workshops will be held Tuesday, May 2nd from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 4th from 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m. Auditions will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6-9 p.m. You can pick up a flyer with more information in the main office. We hope to see you at auditions!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 27th...Terrell Fowler.

2) LEAP this week...Thursday - Raise the Bar in the upper field.

3) Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL)is for Jefferson 8th Graders and their parents. The district will be unveiling the Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL) curriculum initiative this fall for the incoming 9th grade classes at both Hempstead and Senior. This is an informational parent meeting about AAL. This meeting will serve as a great opportunity for high schools and district officials to share information. It will also provide an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and give feedback. This will take place at Jefferson Middle School Auditorium on May 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 26th...No birthdays today.

2) LEAP this week...Wednesday - I-STEP, Leisure Services Golf in the upper field. Thursday - Raise the Bar in the upper field.

3) Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL)is for Jefferson 8th Graders and their parents. The district will be unveiling the Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL) curriculum initiative this fall for the incoming 9th grade classes at both Hempstead and Senior. This is an informational parent meeting about AAL. This meeting will serve as a great opportunity for high schools and district officials to share information. It will also provide an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and give feedback. This will take place at Jefferson Middle School Auditorium on May 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

4) The Girls Bathroom by the North Gym is closed until further notice.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 25th...No birthdays today.

2) LEAP this week...Tuesday - Raise the Bar in the upper field weather permitting, Shakespeare is in the Auditorium, Origami is in room 02. Wednesday - I-STEP, Leisure Services Golf in the upper field. Thursday - Raise the Bar in the upper field.

3) Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL)is for Jefferson 8th Graders and their parents. The district will be unveiling the Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL) curriculum initiative this fall for the incoming 9th grade classes at both Hempstead and Senior. This is an informational parent meeting about AAL. This meeting will serve as a great opportunity for high schools and district officials to share information. It will also provide an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and give feedback. This will take place at Jefferson Middle School Auditorium on May 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

4) To the 6th and 7th grade Battle of the Books Teams...Please schedule a time with Mrs. Duclos for a practice session as soon as possible!!!

5) The Girls Bathroom by the North Gym is closed until further notice.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, April 24, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 24th...Owen Smith.

2) Sports Today - Girls Track and Field...Jefferson hosts Washington and Roosevelt at Hempstead at 4:30 p.m.

3) LEAP this week...Monday - Hillcrest Teen Program at HillCrest, Real World in the Auditorium. Tuesday - Raise the Bar in the upper field weather permitting, Shakespeare is in the Auditorium, Origami is in room 02. Wednesday - I-STEP, Leisure Services Golf in the upper field. Thursday - Raise the Bar in the upper field.

4) Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL)is for Jefferson 8th Graders and their parents. The district will be unveiling the Anytime, Anywhere Learning (AAL) curriculum initiative this fall for the incoming 9th grade classes at both Hempstead and Senior. This is an informational parent meeting about AAL. This meeting will serve as a great opportunity for high schools and district officials to share information. It will also provide an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions and give feedback. This will take place at Jefferson Middle School Auditorium on May 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

5) To the 6th and 7th grade Battle of the Books Teams...Please schedule a time with Mrs. Duclos for a practice session as soon as possible!!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, April 21, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 21st...Malia Collins, Luren Jolet, Mercedes Love, Rylie Smith. April 22nd...Tiffany Nadermann, Lane Otting. April 23rd...Katelyn Hammerand, Vanessa Kammerude.

2) This Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Dubuque is having their STEM Festival. There will be robots, lab activities and Mr. Hesselman will be presenting his new vehicle! So come out and have fun with UD.

3) Sports Today - Boys & Girls Track and Field...Jefferson Girls 34th Invitational and Roosevelt Boys Invitational at Dalzell beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, April 20, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 20th...No birthdays today.

2) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

3) LEAP today...Homework Help is in the Library and Express Yourself Media is in the Art Room.

4) This Saturday, April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the University of Dubuque is having their STEM Festival. There will be robots, lab activities and Mr. Hesselman will be presenting his new vehicle! So come out and have fun with UD.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 19th...No birthdays.

2) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

3) LEAP today...Homework Help is in the Library; Leisure Services Golf is on the field; Shakespeare is in the Auditorium.

4) Congratulations to our Genius Hour participants who will be sharing their projects at the Forum this afternoon.  Genius Hour students need to meet by the guidance offices at noon today.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, April 17, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 17th...Marissa Dolan, Natalie Maas.

2) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

3) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

4) The Dubuque Senior Color Guard is getting ready to start up for next year! If spinning a flag, marching with the band and making new friends sounds like fun to you, then come try us out! Audition workshops will be held Tuesday, May 2nd from 6-9 p.m.; Thursday, May 4th from 6-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9th from 6-9 p.m. Auditions will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6-9 p.m. You can pick up a flyer with more information in the main office. We hope to see you at auditions!

Any 8th grade girls interested in playing softball at Senior this spring, there will be a player/parent meeting on Monday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Senior. This meeting is to provide players and parents with information on the upcoming season. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, April 13, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 13th...Aubri Kennedy. April 15th...Ava Naab, Mailalyne Samuel.

2) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

3) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

4) Homework help is in the LRC today. Shakespeare is in the Auditorium and Mae's Meditation & Yoga is in room 73 today.

5) No track practice for boys or girls today.

Any 8th grade girls interested in playing softball at Senior this spring, there will be a player/parent meeting on Monday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Senior. This meeting is to provide players and parents with information on the upcoming season. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 12th...Jonathan Beltran Jara, Tashawn Vance, Adam Ward.

2) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

3) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

4) LEAP this week...Homework help is in the LRC on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Today is Kerry's Painting in the art room and Leisure Services Carnival in the cafeteria. Thursday is Shakespeare in the Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 11th...Kayla Gardner

2) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

3) Students in PE classes will be running the final PACER of the year today. Come to class prepared to do your best and get your highest score of the year!

4) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

5) LEAP this week...Homework help is in the LRC on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. IStep is today in room 04 and Mae's Meditation & Yoga is today in room 73. Wednesday is Kerry's Painting in the art room and Leisure Services Carnival in the cafeteria. Thursday is Shakespeare in the Auditorium.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Monday, April 10, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 10th...No birthdays today.

2) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

3) Sports Today - Boys Track & Field...Mazzuchelli hosts Jefferson, Roosevelt at Wahlert. The track meet begins at 4:30.

4) Students in PE classes will be running the final PACER of the year today and tomorrow. Come to class prepared to do your best and get your highest score of the year!

5) Each Tuesday and Thursday in April, students and their families will have a chance to learn more about Dubuque’s high-demand job sectors. It’s an opportunity for students to see a business first-hand in a student-friendly, interactive environment – and hear from industry leaders about the skills and education needed to be successful in that field. All at NO COST to attendees (and participants even get a FREE t-shirt). Stop by the office for more information.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 -- Day B

TJMS Student Announcements - Friday, April 7, 2017 -- Day B

1) Birthdays Today - April 7th...Samantha Brimeyer, Launa Deleon, Rayanne Hillman, Melonie Snyder. April 8th...Olivia Krier, Eliza Ludovissy. April 9th...Dezirae Copeland, Bryan Gonzalez, Brooklyn Meyer, Shaye Perry.

2) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

3) Jefferson's musical performances will be this week-end. The musical is "Once Upon a Mattress," a musical comedy about a kingdom with a power-hungry queen that doesn't want her son, the prince, to marry. An unusual princess comes to the kingdom and tries to pass the queen's tests. Please join us for this fun show at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The cost is $5 per ticket.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -- Day A

TJMS Student Announcements - Thursday, April 6, 2017 -- Day A

1) Birthdays Today - April 6th...Aidan Connolly, Maggie Dietz.

2) Dubuque Senior Color Guard presents Spring Spin Day Camp on Saturday, April 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $30. If you would like to register, please go to colorguard.dbqschoolscamps.com or stop by the main office for an informational sheet.

3) Anyone interested in being a Hempstead Cheerleader for the 2017-2018 school year, there will be a MANDATORY parent meeting on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at Hempstead. Mandatory tryout practices will be held at Hempstead on April 18th and April 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and April 24th, 3:15-4:30 p.m. in the North Gym. Mandatory tryouts are April 25th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the North Gym.

4) Jefferson's musical performances will be this week-end. The musical is "Once Upon a Mattress," a musical comedy about a kingdom with a power-hungry queen that doesn't want her son, the prince, to marry. An unusual princess comes to the kingdom and tries to pass the queen's tests. Please join us for this fun show at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.