September 30, 2014 by Chase Remme ·
The SkillsUSA department at TJ wins the national gold in 3D.
September 25, 2014 by Megan Stone ·
Spartans settle down after a successful 2014 Homecoming.
After all of spirit week’s festivities, TJ students and staff gathered to support the mighty Spartans in the annual homecoming football game Friday night, followed by a lively night at the Great Gatsby themed dance on Saturday.
Despite a hard fight at All City Stadium on Friday night, TJ Football could not pull out the win against the George Washington Patriots. The crowd however, was still full of spirit and stayed cheering throughout the game. The minor loss didn’t stop Spartans from having a blast at the annual homecoming dance the next night. Senior and receiver for the football team, Obed Munoz, said “We played our hardest and at the end of the day TJ still loves us and that’s what matters.”
As students walked into the dance, gold wrist bands were handed out in exchange for tickets, then students of all ages could enter the decked out gymnasium. Students were dressed to impress, some looking as though they just walked out of the 1920s. A small group of seniors even borrowed flapper dresses for the dance specifically, making sure they would look the part for this year’s Gatsby theme. Reilly Torres was one of these seniors who made use of the drama department’s resources. “Dressing up made homecoming all that more unique and fun for us,” reported Torres.
There was not a dull part of the night with Kyler Jackson, world language teacher at TJ, volunteering as DJ for the duration of the dance. As hours of dancing passed by, things slowed down as it was time to announce who had received the most votes from the Homecoming Royalty election that took place during the previous week. While the number was extremely close for both the girls and the guys, Jessica Jackson was crowned as Queen and Joshua McNair was crowned the King. Jackson said “Being homecoming royalty with Josh has made senior year even more memorable.” All of the fall athletes who were nominated were honored to be a part of the TJ homecoming court.
The dance and all of the activities and events leading up to it were successful, and couldn’t have happened without all of the Spartan community’s hard work. Not only was this 2014 Homecoming week a hit, but also a time for memories to be made for students and staff alike.
September 24, 2014 by Caitlin Rogers ·
Administration announced on Monday that TJ has shown the most growth out of all the comprehensive DPS high schools on the School Performance Framework (SPF). Read more
September 10, 2014 by Anja Oss ·
This week, TJ faculty and families will gather to discuss the upcoming school year.
September 8, 2014 by Alex Villescas ·
Spartans assemble to kick off a fresh new school year.
June 4, 2014 by Sydney Egeler ·
TJ bids farewell to a number of beloved staff members.
June 4, 2014 by Laine Stewart ·
On June 5th, after the last final at 11:10, TJ will be starting summer off with a splash.
May 28, 2014 by Alisse Fullerton ·
Joshua Neuhart sits down with Senator Al White to talk business and foreign trade.
May 20, 2014 by Sydney Egeler ·
Class of 2014 concludes their senior year with an extravagant prom night
May 19, 2014 by Josh Witter ·
Three students at Thomas Jefferson were given awards at the National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT) awards banquet on April 27th in Boulder, Colorado.
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