Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey

Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13th – 17th. The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

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Grease Homecoming Poster. Oct 25Will we see you at Homecoming?

With two assemblies, some amazing sports match-ups, and a celebratory dance, homecoming week is sure to be unforgettable!  Download the Homecoming Photo Order Form for your photos!

Join us in making TJ sparkle!

On  Saturday, Oct. 18, 9am-1pm , we’ll be doing campus clean-up, planting and various projects on campus including our beautiful new Community Garden. Bring: Garden gloves, water bottle, snacks, garden tools (especially hand shovels), rakes, buckets, wheelbarrows and your enthusiasm! Label all that you bring. Students who sign in and work a minimum of 3 hours will receive volunteer/community service hours or detention credit.  Contact Michelle Tirhi @ 206-406-9966 if you are an adult willing to supervise specific work areas. Download a 2015 Fall Clean Up Flyer!

Scheduling Changes

Sept. 19, 2014

Dear Parents,

As you may know, we have been struggling with significantly large class sizes in our 9th and 10th grade classes this fall. The quality of education in a class of 35-40 greatly impacts your child’s experience. As a result, the district has allowed us some additional staffing.

In an endeavor to provide your child with a better learning experience, we have created additional classes. Although having to change some of the schedules is not ideal, please know that we have given a lot of thought to this process. Our goal is that your child will experience as few changes as possible to their present schedule. We project the changes to occur by middle of next week. We will do everything in our power to make these changes as smooth as possible for your child.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 253-945-5614, or Assistant Principal Laurie Bender at 253-945-5612.

Thank you,
Adrienne Chacón


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TJHS Mission Statement:

Thomas Jefferson High School aims to provide a safe, secure, and diverse environment that encourages students to be active, life-long learners.  We will do this by providing challenging curricular programs that foster inquiring, knowledgeable, internationally-minded, and caring young people who actively strive to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.