Help for the Holidays

Help for the Holidays

The TJ community stepped up to help those in need. photo by Jerry Esparza The SkillsUSA annual food drive is a success for the Thomas Jefferson community. [Read more...]  Read More →


Festive Fun

Festive Fun

Leadership members supervise the Atten-Dance. photo by Sasha Mesropov Spartans celebrate excellent attendance with a fun Halloween party. [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 →


30 Years and Still Young

30 Years and Still Young

Spanish teacher Rose Young-Romero helps junior Adis Rogonich with his classwork. photo by Savannah Orth Teacher’s love for TJ brings her back for her 30th year. [Read more...]  Read More →


Freshman Qualifies Fore State

Freshman Qualifies Fore State

Freshman golfer Roger Nakagawa recently participated in the 4A Golf State Playoff at Walking Stick Golf Club in Pueblo, Colorado. [Read more...]  Read More →


Battle for Hyrule

Battle for Hyrule

Hack and slash your way across Hyrule in this action-packed game. Artwork by Alex Villescas Hyrule Warriors is the brand new crossover between two of gaming’s most popular franchises, The Legend of Zelda, and Dynasty Warriors. Not a true Zelda game, or a full Dynasty Warriors... [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 →

November, 2014

morris-shererDear TJ families and friends,

Lots of good things are happening this fall! We are doing much better in daily average attendance. Last year at this time we were at 91.6% we are now at 92.1%!

Last week TJ DECA competed in the District 3 Leadership Conference. We qualified 9 competitors for the State Conference in February, with another 10 competitors as alternates in their events. We had a total of 53 competitors that competed in 19 different events. Congratulations to all of the competitors from Friday’s event, they definitely earned experience and represented TJ in a positive light to our community!

Thanks to Skills USA, many needy families will be provided with food for the upcoming holidays. They will have one more food drive before we leave for Winter Break.

Mark your calendars for our next CCTM and School Open House, which will be Tuesday, December 2 from 6-8 PM. Please share this with any prospective 8th grade families.

Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Artisan Fair that is sponsored by our PTO. This event will be Saturday, December 13 in our gym from 9-4. Please come out and support TJ with your holiday purchases.

We are proud of our students for their hard work and we are encouraging them to continue that hard work to finish off the semester on a strong note.

Thanks for your continued support!

Mrs. Suzanne Morris-Sherer

Spartan Spotlight: Laine Stewart

spotlight_1What is your favorite…

Food? My favorite food would have to be Taco Bell. I have it for every meal of the day.
TV Show? My favorite show is King of the Hill.
Color? Purple is by far the best color.
Band? Definitely the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Memory at TJ? So far my favorite memory is painting the parking spots.
Subject? I really enjoy physics.
If you could live in any time period, what would it be? I would want to live in the 80s.
What are two random facts about you?
I play the ukelele and I love Costco

What’s your life philosophy? Taco Bell

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News Archives

Oh, The Places You’ll Go


Senior Megan Stone reviews college materials from California schools as part of her preparation for upcoming application deadlines. photo by Quinn Roder

Seniors gear up for the application process.

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Testing Time


graphic by Alex Villescas

TJ students and administration prepare for the new CMAS test. [Read more...]

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

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

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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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Sports Archives

Softball’s Field of Dreams


photo courtesy of Jeannine Mayo.

Spartans stepped up to the plate for another great season.  [Read more...]

Living & Arts Archives

Before the Crew Assembles


TJ Theatre premieres in March. Graphic by Thomas Silverstein

This year’s play has been announced, and it’s audition time for the cast and crew.
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