The Colorado School of Mines secures the commitment of Spartan Sam Reed to attend and play baseball at the university in the fall of 2014. Sam Reed and his mom, Jan Tazelaar, enjoy the moment of his signing with Mines. Photo by Jay Wilson [Read more...] Read More →
Eight stand-out Spartan DECA competitors will advance to the State Competition. DECA will be sending eight top-notched students to State! photo courtesy of Matt Nicolo [Read more...] Read More →
TJ faculty and staff welcome new faces into the Spartan family. Spartan staffers bring new faces to TJ. Collage by Jay Wilson & Savannah Orth [Read more...] Read More →
Officer Tim Cueva always wanted to serve his community but never expected that he was going to be a School Resource Officer at Thomas Jefferson High School. Office Tim Cueva patrols the halls of Thomas Jefferson. photo by Jay Wilson [Read more...] Read More →
A TJ tradition Rolls around again. Desirae Wallace and Cassidy Green enjoying the Powder-Puff game. photo by Jay Wilson [Read more...] Read More →
An excellent standalone game, but longtime fans may be disappointed. artwork by Alex Villescas [Read more...] Read More →
First Tech Robotics reveals its new game, Block Party, at the annual kickoff at the CU Engineering School. Louis Ship (left) and teammate Brennen Scott work on an engineering challenge at CU Boulder. photo by Matt Spampinato [Read more...] Read More →
Well it is now November and we are about seven weeks from the 1st semester being completed and we have lots to celebrate! As you know we have been working on decreasing our daily tardies and increasing our daily attendance. I want to thank you for supporting your student in getting to school on time-every day. I also want to thank the students for really valuing their education and exhibiting our Spartan value of “Academic Accountability”. Way to Spartan Up!
With Halloween this year, the Leadership Class thought that having an attendance challenge would be a great incentive for the students and a different and fun way to celebrate Halloween at TJ. The Leadership Class hosted an attendance celebration rewarding those who had 95% attendance or higher for the month of October. This year the celebration took place at lunch on Thursday the 31st of October-Halloween. This event was by invitation only and hosted 505 students, which is about 400 more than last year or almost half of our students! Our tardy rate has dropped from 2.5% from this time last year to 1.0% to date. [Read more...]
What’s your favorite…
Food: Chocolate, because it tastes good
TV Show: The Voice, because I like how the people sing and it’s fun to watch.
Band: One Direction. They’re really the only band I know of.
What are you looking forward to at TJ: I’m looking forward to basketball season because I haven’t played in two years because I tore my ACL twice.
Subject: Math with Mrs. McLennan. I like the way she teaches, and I’ve liked math since I was small.
What activities are you in: For now, nothing, really. I’ve been going to basketball’s weightlifting sessions.
If you could live in any time period, what would it be: The 90s, because I want to see the difference between the 90s and now.
What are two random facts about you:
- I’m from Bosnia.
- My cousin is a sophomore here.
Where do you want to go to college: I’d like to go to the University of North Carolina. I liked it when I started to watch college sports, so it kind of just stuck with me.
What’s your life philosophy: If you respect people they’ll respect you, and you can pass through anything that comes at you in life.
What’s your favorite…
Food: My favorite food is from Ghengis Grill. It’s a Mongolian barbecue restaurant that’s really good.
TV Show: The Crossfit competitions are pretty sweet to watch, and I like to fulfill the stereotype that Mr. Poole puts me in.
Band: The Police, because they are only three people and they create some of the best music ever, and their drummer, Stewart Copeland, is one of the best drummers ever.
Memory @ TJ: Going to the volleyball games and getting super hyped because it’s really cool to see how much enthusiasm so many people can have towards our school.
Subject: AP Environmental Science. It interests me in the fact that it deals with different environmental impacts that are important within our time period.
Activities: Varsity Soccer, TJ Ambassador, former swimmer and track member.
If you could live in any time period what would it be: Between 1970 and 1980, because the Police were big back then, and I think it would be really funny to go back and steal Stewart Copeland’s job because I know how to play all their songs. Or, it could be fun to grow up in the same time period as Poole, because I would just own him on a daily basis.
- I speak really good French.
- I play three instruments (drums, piano, and guitar) by ear.
Where’s College: My prospective university right now is Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers, Florida, and my dream school is Yale University.
What’s your Life Philosophy: “Hold on to what you believe, in the light when the darkness has robbed you of all your sight.” (Mumford and Sons)
TV Show: Shake It Up
Memory @TJ: Hanging out with all of my friends
What activities do you do @TJ? Swimming
If you could live through any time period, which would it be? The 80′s because it was cool.
A Random Fact:
I walk to school
Life Philosophy: Be yourself.
TV Show: Scrubs
Band: Cage the Elephant
Memory @TJ: Making Varsity for soccer because I was really really happy!
Teacher: Mr. Thomas
What activities do you do @TJ? Soccer
If you could live through any time period, which would it be? The 70′s or 80′s because it seems like a really cool time.
If you could be any character from a book or movie, who would you be? Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games because she is really awesome!
Two Random Facts:
1. I’m Russian
2. My real name is Alexandra
Life Philosophy: Live life to the fullest.
This year Thomas Jefferson High School students can receive Spartan Cards so they can be rewarded for helping students and improving the TJ community inside and outside of school.
Morris-Sherer implements her plan to take TJ from “good to great.”
The Craft Fair hits the TJ gym yet again
JROTC helps out at the Rock N’ Roll Marathon and prepares for their first fundraiser of the year.
The TJ community welcomes new Spanish teacher, Nina Barber.
Mark Mallaney leaves Thomas Jefferson after five years of unmatched Spanish instruction.
Seattle looks to provide a new home for the struggling Sacramento Kings.
TJ Unified is ready for whatever rolls its way.
New faces on the volleyball coaching staff are helping to fortify an already outstanding squad.
Living & Arts
Fall Out Boy reunites with the Mile High State at the 1STBANK Center on September 18, 2013.
The Robotics Department just wanted to give everyone an early preview on what this year’s amazing TJ Robotics Pathway Program will look like.