• Builders' Club will have their first meeting TODAY after school from 3:00-3:30. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to attend.
    Next Tuesday, Sept. 8 is the day!! Find out all about the TJMS Drama Club. We will meet in the auditorium from 3:00-3:45. Again, that is next Tuesday after school for Drama Club!
    Congratulations to Kylie McAteer and Joseph Knoche! Yesterday, while in the library, Mrs. Highlan's students entered a drawing by submitting an explanation about why they chose their reading book; both Kylie and Joseph should see Mrs. Hurley during advisory to claim their prize - a free book.

    (follow-up questions: contact Jenn Hurley)


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Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Middle School

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

 Supply lists for 2015-16

6th grade supply list
7th grade supply list
8th grade supply list 

 Thurs., September 17, 2015

Parent Survey 

Skyward Parent Portal - Link on the left


School Picture Day is Friday, August 28, 2015
Order your portraits now at
using Picture Day ID:  HM915126Y0
School Contact Information
Mrs. Elizabeth Krutz, Principal:  ekrutz@valpo.k12.in.us
Mr. Cary McKay, Assistant Principal:  cmckay@valpo.k12.in.us
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.
Information about student insurance:
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
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.