TJ: From Good to Great!

TJ: From Good to Great!

As a refreshing summer vacation comes to a close, the Spartan community looks forward to new changes and continued success. Graphic by Mike Christoff [Read more...]  Read More →


It Is Not a ‘Goodbye,’ just a ‘See You Later’

It Is Not a ‘Goodbye,’ just a ‘See You Later’

TJ bids farewell to a number of beloved staff members. Nurse Betty Richmeier and Treasurer Derek Steffes, two of the Spartan staff members who are moving on. photo by Jay Wilson [Read more...]  Read More →


TJ Teacher Takes Students Abroad

TJ Teacher Takes Students Abroad

English teacher Jennifer Sonheim plans another trip across the ocean. Jenn Sonheim, is taking students on a trip to the UK in the coming year.  photo by Savannah Orth [Read more...]  Read More →


A Brand New Script

A Brand New Script

Michael Palmieri departs as director of TJ Theater in order to start a new life path. Michael Palmieri thinks back fondly on his theater career at TJ. photo by Ayla Ensz [Read more...]  Read More →


A Baseball Bond

A Baseball Bond

As the 2014 baseball season ended for the Thomas Jefferson varsity baseball team, the boys still had pride and tremendous hopes for the future. Senior Sam Reed hugs his mother, Jan Reed, before their last home game. photo by Jay Wilson [Read more...]  Read More →


Wayward Souls: a Masterpiece in Gaming

Wayward Souls: a Masterpiece in Gaming

After the 2011 Action RPG masterpiece, Mage Gauntlet, I’ve been hungering for more from Rocketcat Games. Wayward Souls is a skill-based game, very different from the many pay-to-win games on iOS. [Read more...]  Read More →


Spartan Robotics Dominates Districts

Spartan Robotics Dominates Districts

The TJ Robotics teams enjoy a new level of success at the First Tech Challenge regional competition, sending three teams to the state finals. The exciting final elimination rounds found two TJ alliance teams pitted against each other. photo by Matt Spampinato [Read more...]  Read More →


Bracket Busters

Bracket Busters

The unpredictable Madness of March NCAA March Madness. Photo courtesy of NCAA.com [Read more...]  Read More →

August, 2014


Dear TJ Spartan students and families,
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Welcome back! TJ had a great year with so many accomplishments! We set the bar very high for our students and they did rise to the challenges. We increased our overall attendance by 1.2%, which was the 2nd highest gain in the district- 2nd only to JFK who surpassed us by one tenth of a percent! We ended the year with an 89.4% daily attendance rate. Tardies were decreased by 65%! We’ve had promising finals scores and AP scores, all increases from previous years. We’ve also had a huge increase in our ACT scores!
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Spartan Spotlight: Helena Lawrence


Helena Lawrence

What’s your favorite…
Food? Pizza
Color? Blue
TV Show? One Tree Hill
Band? Linkin Park. There’s not really a specific reason; I just like their music.
Memory at TJ? Freshman Homecoming. It was really fun.
Subject? Math
If you could live in any time period, what would it be? The Roaring Twenties, because it seems like a fun time to live in.
What are two random facts about you?

  •      I play piano.
  •      I play soccer.

Where do you want to go to college? I haven’t really thought about that yet.
What’s your life philosophy? Treat others how you want to be treated.

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News Archives

Backyard Fun in the Sun

On June 5th, after the last final at 11:10, TJ will be starting summer off with a splash.


TJ Faculty gets a grip! photo by Jeff Coleman

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An Exemplary Meeting with Senator Al White.

Joshua Neuhart sits down with Senator Al White to talk business and foreign trade.


Senior Joshua Neuhart shaking hands with Colorado Senator Al White. Photo courtesy of Josh Neuhart

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Community Archives

Community Scrambles to Support Schools

On Saturday, May 17th, four students from the TJ golf teams competed together at Wellshire Golf Course to raise money for schools in the neighborhood.


Morgan VandeRiet prepares to putt on a challenging green, while Alex Villescas plans his next shot.  photo by Laine Stewart

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People Archives

Before and After the 90 Minutes

CCTM Pro Tech and soccer coach Sara Andolsek reflects on her years at TJ, while looking ahead to the future.


Despite years of success, Sara Andolsek decides to bring her coaching career to a close. photo by Ayla Ensz

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Time to Learn a Little About “Jack…son”

After eight years TJ, talented teacher Kyler Jackson has become a favorite of many students.


TJ teacher Kyler Jackson makes an impact on the TJ community, in and out of the classroom. photo by Schyler Bruce

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Sports Archives

Freshman Scores Big On Varsity

Not only did Lindsey Stoetzer make varsity soccer as a freshman for the 2014 girls’ soccer season, but she is also the leading scorer for the Spartans.


Freshman LIndsey Stoetzer playing soccer at TJ. photo courtesy of Lindsey Stoetzer

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Living & Arts Archives

Green light for the Denver Auto show

Fordunately, the 2014 Denver Auto Show had a great turn out for many prestigious car brands.


2014 Denver Auto Show photo courtesy of KDVR Denver

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