Leading the Way

June 4, 2015 by ·  


Suzanne Morris-Sherer and her husband pose while vacationing in Costa Rica. photo courtesy of Suzanne Morris-Sherer

TJ’s beloved new principal is already leaving a legacy, with a bright future ahead.

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You Know the Drill

June 3, 2015 by ·  


photo courtesy of JROTC

TJ JROTC excels at Rocky Mountain Regional Meet.

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Spartan Excellence

June 3, 2015 by ·  


Sophomore Henry Rogers hones his programming skills in robotics. photo by Sara Andolsek

Spartan sophomore brings software talents to major tech company.

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Senior Awards Show

June 2, 2015 by ·  


TJ’s seniors were honored at the Radisson Hotel, a new venue for the ceremony. photo by Alex Villescas

On the night of May 5th, many seniors were honored for their achievements during their time at TJ.

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Goodbye Arsenic, Hello Dolly

June 2, 2015 by ·  


TJ Theatre will perform Hello Dolly in March. artwork by Thomas Silverstein

After a successful season with Arsenic and Old Lace, TJ Theatre gears up for next year’s musical, Hello Dolly

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TJ’s Smashing New Club

May 27, 2015 by ·  


artwork by Alex Villescas

TJ’s newest club smashes the rest.

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August Wilson

May 23, 2015 by ·  

Palmieri blazes new trails with his drama students. photo by Anja Oss

A full scale performance in the Black Box Theatre encourages conversations about race relations in the United States.

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City of Denver Honors Mile High Scholars

May 20, 2015 by ·  


artwork by Anja Oss

Four TJ students along with hundreds of other DPS students are recognized as Mile High Scholars.

Each year, the Mayor of Denver honors DPS students as Mile High Scholars. This is a large citywide event including every school in the Denver Public School system. Students who become Mile High Scholars are selected by the principal and faculty of their school for modeling good leadership, respect for self and others, and the school environment, as well as supporting their peers. Schools can select one student per grade for this honor. This year’s ceremony was at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex on May 19th at 5:30pm.

Students who were selected for this award received a packet with a certificate, a picture with the Mayor, and tickets to various cultural and sporting events. Students chosen from Thomas Jefferson this year were freshman Roger Nakagawa, sophomore Lionel Mbou, junior Jordyn Chappell, and senior Nick Davis. “The Mile High Scholars Award is a great honor and I am very honored to have been chosen. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the ceremony, but just the honor is good enough for me,” said Chappell. This is a grand ceremony with hundreds of kids ranging from first grade up to their senior year in high school; in the past there have been more than 600 students, from 143 Denver Public Schools.

Last year, the students who represented TJ are current sophomore Molly O’Neil, junior Anja Oss, senior Dietrich Kuhlmann, and former Spartan Joshua Neuhart. “Last year’s Mile High Scholar Ceremony was great. I got to meet some really cool people, including the Mayor and I’m so proud of my friends who are getting it this year,” said Oss. The ceremony is similar to a graduation ceremony in that scholars are announced, then join the principal of their school on stage to meet Mayor Michael Hancock. “This year, the teachers and myself decided on the students. It was a very difficult decision to choose who would represent us, but these kids I know exemplify what the award is and what it means,” explained Principal Suzanne Morris-Sherer.

The Mile High Scholars program is administered by Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs. This year students representing all grades from 143 Denver Public Schools were selected for the award. It is the hope that this award will inspire students to strive to win the award in the future.

A Night to Remember

May 17, 2015 by ·  


Spartans enjoy some friendly competition and a fun new tradition. photo by Brittany Penn

TJ’s Night Out was a great way for students to escape and rekindle some lost school spirit.

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TJ’s Got Spirit, TJ’s Got Talent

May 11, 2015 by ·  


artwork by Alex Villescas

With Spirit Week leading up to it, this year’s talent show is sure to be a blast. 

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