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PTSA Meeting:  May 10th, 2016  PTSA logo  

 Parents & Scholars: The next PTSA meeting will be held on May 10th, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Cafe' at TJMS.  Even if you have not attended a meeting prior, you are welcome to join and learn about how you can support our school! 
 
 
 
   TJMS Cheerleaders crowned Grand Champions at PGCPS Cheer Competition  
 Please congratulate all of the student athletes and their coaches for earning not only a 1st place trophy in the medium-sized school competition, but they also earned GRAND CHAMPION by scoring the highest rating overall among the winners from each of the small, medium, and large sized schools.
 
   Congratulations on an excellent performance and WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
 
cheer2 2016    cheer 2016
 
 
            STEM Logo  Destination Imagination STEM Scholars are going to Knoxville! 
TJMS recently attended a Destination Imagination Competition on April 9th and earned 3rd place in the competition division.  This is the first time in SCHOOL HISTORY that our STEM students have earned this award and they are now qualified to attend the Destination Imagination Global Finals held in Knoxville, Tennessee!!!! 
 
 With the communities monetary support, we have achieved our goal and all of the students who are apart of the DI Team will be able to proudly represent TJMS in the Global Finals Competition!  
 

 
 
   PARCC Assessments:  What Parents & Students need to know?  
 Parents & Scholars: Starting Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, our school and many others throughout the State of Maryland will begin taking the PARCC assessments in Reading/Language Arts & Mathematics.  PARCC is a mandatory state assessment for all students in Grades 6th-8th. In order to help ensure all scholars do their best, we have created a short flyer to offer tips on how each scholar can be successful! 
 
 Please read the attached letter(s) below and as always, please contact the school if you have any additional concerns.
 

            TJMS Summer School Extended Year Program Information  News Alert
 
  TJMS will be sponsoring a full-day Extended Year Program from July 6th - July 29th, 2016.  The program will include studies in Reading, Math, and Daily Enrichment Activities.  The Extended Year Program will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:45am - 3:45pm. 
 
 In order for your child to be considered for this program, it is required that parents attend one of the three Parent Information Night meetings to learn more about what is required and begin the enrollment registration process. 
  
 Meeting Dates (Location: TJMS)
 Thursday, May 12th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
  
 
 
Thank you for your support helping those affected by the recent Lanham apartment fires                     
 
  We were able to present a check for over $600 to help purchase food and daily necessities, along with clothing donations to the families who were displaced by the recent fire.  We wanted to publicly thank the community for their support and are also proud of our Jaguar Scholars and Staff for their contributions.
 
                                               
 
 
 
 
Immunization Notice: Incoming 7th graders during 2016-17 School Year   Alert Graphic    
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires all students entering 7th grade to receive the following vaccinations listed in the attachment below prior to the start of the school year.  We are requesting that these immunizations be completed by a doctor prior to the end of the current 2015-16 school year so there are no delays in enrollment for the following school year.   Paperwork must be provided to the school nurse showing proof of vaccinations.
  
 
   
 
 
Congratulations to Hall of Fame Models on 1st Place Win         
Please congratulate all of the members and coaches for their hard work in earning a 1st place award at the recent "Roc the Runway" event held on February, 27th.  Click here to view a short video of the teams 1st place win!
        
 
 
Black History Program & STEM Family Night was a SUCCESS!    Black History Month    
We TJMS held their first Black History & STEM Family night on February 23rd.  The night was filled with fun as it started with a gallery walk exhibit that was created by our scholars.  Students also posed in costume representing a famous American that helped make our world better.  Song, dance, and guest speakers were also integrated into the program, along with a surprise visit from Rushern Baker, PG County Executive.  We thank all of those who came out and supported the event!  Below are a few images and a welcome video that was shared with those in attendance. 
  
Alert Graphic  Attention 8th Grade Parents & Scholars:   
                            Career Academy Application Deadline Approaching            
   
 All current 8th grade students must fill out the new on-line Career Academy application for the High School they are slated to attend by March 2016.  You may click here to access the on-line link.  If your child will not be attending their neighborhood High School, they MUST fill out the on-line Career Academy form anyway and indicate the "no academy" selection.  Please be advised that if "no academy" is selected, a random academy will be selected for your child if attendance does occur. 
  
 All students without Internet access (computer & phone) will be allowed to fill out the on-line form during school at designated times. If you do not have Internet access, a permission form will be sent home with your child giving them permission to complete the application at school.  You may visit your child's neighborhood High School website for details regarding Career Academy choices. Once you click on the Career Academy link, be sure to click on '4 year Career Academy' and have your child's PGCPS student school username and passcode ready to enter. 
 
 Please contact the 8th grade Counselor, Mrs. Ruffin with questions or click here for additional information.
  
 Alert Graphic  Parent Notification:  Use of E-Cigarettes within PGCPS         
Please click on the attachment to read information concerning the use of e-cigarettes within PGCPS.  Click here for more information!
 
 
          TJMS STEM Team earns multiple awards at Final Frontiers Competition             
Please congratulate members of the STEM Team who competed at Eleanor Roosevelt High School on November 21st.  In total, the STEM Team earned Eight-1st Place Awards, Four-2nd Place Awards, and Two-3rd Place Awards.
                     stem group 2015  Stem awards 2015 
 
  
Schoolmax Grade imageELO After-School Program Information            
Please visit the ELO website for information on the after-school student program and how to register.  The program operates twice a week after-school if your child is selected.  Click here for more information on the ELO program!  
 
 
 
                              Time to reapply for Free & Reduced Lunches  Alert Graphic 
 
  Attention Parents:  You must submit a new form each school year in order to qualify for the free and reduced lunch program offered in PGCPS.  More information is provided on the following website.  To apply, simply click here!  
 
 
 
  weather  Register for Delay/Cancellation Information      
 
  Please click on the following link to view the PGCPS weather information website where you can find up to date information on delays, cancellations, and sign-up for alerts when announcements are made.  Click here for more information   
 
 
"Back To School Night" A Great Success!           
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Back to School Night!  We had a great turnout and look forward to working with all of our students' families and community members to make this a great year at Thomas Johnson Middle School, Home of the Jaguars!  Here are a few "selfie pictures" that were taken with our middle school principal, Mr. McBride. 
  
           Selfie with Principal                  Selfie with Principal 2
 
 
                                                  
     
             Alert Graphic Uniform Dress Code & Student Supply List for 2015-16 School Year                   
 
  Parents & Students, please take a moment to read the following Uniform Dress Code & Student Supply list for the upcoming school year. 
 
 All students are expected to be in compliance throughout the remainder of the school term.  Click here to read the 2015-16 Uniform Dress Code 
 
 Additional supplies may be requested by your child's teacher, but the provided file is a list of required items that all students will need.
 
 
 
     Student Athletic Packet for All Athletes!     
 
  Parents:  Any student wishing to participate in an athletic sport for TJMS this school year is required to submit records of receiving a doctor's physical prior to participation that is dated within the past 12 months.  Questions about physicals may be directed to our schools athletic director, Mr. Alston, at charles2.alston@pgcps.org. 

 

 
News Alert  PARCC Testing Tips for Parents & Students                       
 
  Please take a few minutes to review a list of suggested ideas (bilingual) that will help your child in the classroom on the upcoming PARCC test which is replacing the former MSA test.  This test will be administered entirely on the computer.  Please read the provided tips and feel free to contact your child's grade level guidance counselor if you have any further questions/concerns.  Thank you!

Additional information on the PARCC testing can be found on the following websites that have been created by Maryland's Department of Education:
  
    
 
                              Student & Teacher Success Everyday at TJMS!    News Alert
 
  We are off to a great year here at the Home of the Jaguars!  Please take a minute to view two videos created that capture a snapshot of the many amazing educational experiences and events that are happening here everyday in the classrooms of TJMS. 
Video 1Learning EVERYDAY at Tjms!  Click here to view the video.  
 Video 2: "Red Ribbon Drug Free Week"Click here to view the Red Ribbon Drug-Free Week Video
   Video 3TJMS Drama Production - Feb. 12th, 2015  Click here to view Drama Production Video
Video 4Black History & STEM Family Night - Feb. 24th, 2016  Click here to view the Welcome Video
 
  
 
 
 
                Check out the School Athletic Site!     
 
  Are you looking for up to date information about athletic events?  Please check out the website link for more athletic information!
                             

 
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