Students at Jefferson were greeted their first day back for the 2019-2020 school year by men in the community with high-fives, smiles and words of encouragement. This event has been organized as a district wide event each year. Thank you to all the supporters that came out to make the first day back special for the students!
Students and families from Jefferson were treated to a back to school carnival a couple days before school started. Families enjoyed dinner, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, dancing, as well as outdoor activities such as a bounce house obstacle course and basketball. Thank you to all the students and families that came out to celebrate the beginning of another great year at the ‘J’!
We would like to congratulate our new members to Jefferson’s Chapter of the National Junior Honors Society. Students are selected based on their academic excellence, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student. Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities and we are looking forward to the great things this Chapter will accomplish in the future. Congratulations on your success thus far.
The following are the newest members of the NJHS Jefferson Chapter:
Aaliyah (Nubia) Peterson
Family and friends will be invited to join in honoring them at the Induction Ceremony on May 9th at 10:00 am at Jefferson.
Jefferson middle school students were invited to participate in the Mahoning Valley Innovations Conference on March 14th by Mr. Miles Jay. Students listened to a forum panel discussing issues within the communities and possible solutions. Students then led an activity at the conference, guiding the group through readings of various poems by poet Tupac Shakur. We would like to thank Mr. Jay for his invitation to the event and congratulate the students for their hard work and the positive role they played during the conference.
Recently, students at Jefferson in grades K-4 we treated to a visit from the science organization COSI. Students watched and listened to demonstrations and got to help in experiments. Students were able to explore different stations to learn about how their body works. A special thank you to Mrs. Francisco for helping to organize this experience for the students.
Jefferson staff and students celebrated Thanksgiving with their annual lunch. Staff and students ate a full Thanksgiving meal prepared by our amazing cafeteria staff. Thank you to the many volunteers that came to help out and to the people that donated turkeys for the meal.
Students in grades 2 and 3 honored Veterans with a music performance on Friday, November 9th led by Miss Komsa. Students opened the concert by reciting the pledge of allegiance and listening to one of our 8th grade students perform the National Anthem. They then performed various patriotic favorites and recited poems. Thank you to Miss Komsa for preparing the concert and to all the students for their hard work in preparing for the performance.
Students in grades K-5 celebrated the end of October with a candy walk. Students were able to visit classrooms and collect candy as a reward for their hard work and great behavior for the month. Thank you to all the staff that donated candy for the students.