Festive Fun

November 17, 2014 by ·  


Leadership members supervise the Atten-Dance. photo by Sasha Mesropov

Spartans celebrate excellent attendance with a fun Halloween party. Read more

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

November 14, 2014 by ·  


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

November 12, 2014 by ·  


graphic by Alex Villescas

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

TJ Welcomes a New Health Office

November 11, 2014 by ·  


TJ’s nurse practitioner assistant Aurora Soto in front of the Health Clinic. photo by Sasha Mesropov

Denver Health occupies space in Thomas Jefferson High School for a student based health center.
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30 Years and Still Young

November 2, 2014 by ·  


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

20 Years and Counting

October 12, 2014 by ·  


Senior Monee’ Southall works on her project in Advanced Robotics. photo by Sara Andolsek

With a long and successful history, the CCT Magnet attracts attention and expands each year. Read more

The New Faces of TJ’s Administration

October 2, 2014 by ·  



New Spartan administrators Paula Hammel and Karen Ikegami. photo by Savannah Orth

The Spartan community welcomes Assistant Principal Paula Hammel and Administrative Intern Karen Ikegami.   Read more

TJ Wins National Championship

September 30, 2014 by ·  


Photo courtesy of Jerry Esparza.

The SkillsUSA department at TJ wins the national gold in 3D.

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Big Brain Club Comes to TJ

September 29, 2014 by ·  


Dom Testa will be at TJ to discuss his new book and his non-profit foundation. photos courtesy of Dom Testa

Denver radio personality Dom Testa will share his wisdom and experience with TJ parents this week.
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Homecoming Extravaganza

September 25, 2014 by ·  


Homecoming King and Queen Josh McNair and Jessica Jackson. photo by Erin Thompson

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.


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