Principal - Mr. Robert Sciolaro
Welcome to the new school year at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. We welcome you on behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff. TJMS is a very special place in a special time in your life. I extend my best wishes to you for a successful school year. This year at TJMS you will have the opportunity to mature academically, socially, and emotionally. Strive for excellence, be dedicated to your school, and make positive contributions to your school and community. Take advantage of all the resources and opportunities available to you throughout the year.
"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." - John Wooden
In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round. To date, the NFL has dedicated over $200 million to youth health and wellness through NFL PLAY 60.
The Thomas Jefferson Middle School was selected to participate in NFL Play 60 due to our fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association through Hoops for Heart. The school was one of the top earners, with a total amount raised of over $50,000. On December 3rd 2013, Thomas Jefferson Middle School was visited by three New York Giants players, Stevie Brown, Prince Amukamara, and Terrell Thomas.
To view a video of the event, please click here