Welcome

Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Supportive, Be Safe!

CONGRATULATIONS (again) to the TJMS Spell Bowl Team!
 This year's team has kept the string alive, winning the 8th straight state championship, making TJMS
the state champion 11 out of the last 13 years.
Spell Bowl banner  
 
 
 
 OUR ANNUAL TJMS HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
WHEN:  DEC. 1-5, 2014
WHERE: TEAM PEACE ROOM NEAR FRONT DOORS
SPONSORED BY:  TJMS LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
FREE GIFTWRAPPING FOR ALL PURCHASES!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please call Mrs. Koebcke in the Media Center to volunteer.
SHOP ONLINE at:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/tjeffersonmiddleschool
 
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ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS NOW!!
 
 
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School Contact Information 
  • 1600 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Phone: 219-531-3140  Fax: 219-531-3146
  • School Hours: M, Tu, Th, F - 7:55a.m.-2:50p.m.
  • Late Start Wednesday- 8:25a.m.- 2:50p.m.
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday- 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
 

 
 
 
                                             

Report Cards for students are available on RDS only. First quarter report cards will be available starting October 31, 2014. Paper copies of report cards will no longer be sent home. 

Please login to RDS Parent Access with your user name and password created at registration: 
 

       If you do not have access to a computer please contact the office to make other arrangements.

 If you have trouble logging into RDS or have forgotten your password, please contact the office.
We will be happy to assist you!

 
General School Rules for TJMS:
 

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Parent involvement is still a necessary part of our students' educational experience. 
If you are interested
in volunteering your time, talents, and support at TJMS, please click on the link in the PARENTS tab for the Parent Volunteer Sign-Up
THANK YOU!
 
                            

 
TJMS's Mission Statement
     Thomas Jefferson Middle School recognizes that each of our students comes to us with unique and individual needs. Our mission is to challenge all of our students to reach their greatest potential through a fully integrated curriculum. We encourage students to become lifelong learners by developing a passion for knowledge and a desire to enhance their community and the world around them. We strive to appreciate a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and social responsibility enhanced by a strong partnership between home, school and the community.
We Believe all Students:
  • benefit when the school staff, parents, and community collaborate in the education process.
  • need to be provided a solid academic foundation, which includes communication, research, and technology skills.
  • need skills to adapt, compete, and achieve in an ever-changing society.
  • need to feel valued and respected as individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds while developing character, citizenship, and responsibility.

 To view the current School Improvement Plan, please click on the following:

School Improvement Plan