• Permission slips for CURRENT Activities/Clubs:   Activity/Club Forms


    Art Club - Mrs. Welton - gr 5-8 - Fall 2022 session is full. Do you like to work with clay, plaster, wood, wire, or paint? Then this club is for you! Do you like to draw?  Do you like to paint?  Do you like to try new things and work at your own pace?  Then this club is for you! Feel free to stop in and ask Mrs. Welton any questions that you may have.

    Beta Club  - Mrs. Michel and Mrs. Johnson - gr 8 - a National Junior Honor Society for 8th grade students. The club provides students with an opportunity to practice leadership skills and to participate in community service activities. If you have questions, please contact TJ's school counselors Mrs. Michel or Mrs. Johnson. The fee is $32 which includes a Beta Club certificate and pin.

    Card Club - Mrs. Streicher - gr 5-8 - Do you enjoy collecting or engaging in epic battles with your favorite deck of cards? Do you get competitive when someone wants to play Apples to Apples or Chicken Cat Goat Cheese Pizza?  Would you be interested in learning / playing some classics like Cribbage or Euchre? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join other like-minded students for Card Club.  We will be meeting from 2:45p - 3:45p on the following Wednesdays during the second quarter: November 30, December 7, 21, January 11 in room 317.

    Carpentry Club - Mr. Cowen - gr 6-8 - students will learn some basic woodworking skills and safety procedures and make one or two small projects. Each session will meet four times from 3:00p - 4:30p. The fee ($15) will cover materials that will be used.

    • session 1 (FULL = wait list) December 7, 8, 14, 15
    • session 2 (FULL = wait list) January 4, 5, 11, 12 

    Chess ClubMrs. LaJoice and Mrs. Levy - gr 5-8 - Chess for experienced or non-experienced students. Students will play weekly games. Students will learn game rules and strategies. Tuesdays Oct 11 - Dec 13, 2022, and Jan 3 - March 7, 2023 after school 3p-4p in the TJMS library. TJMS Chess Tournament January 21, 2023. $10 for both semesters (ten weeks, each semester). This will also cover TJ's annual tournament fee.

    Coding Club - Mr. Behnke - gr 5-8 - We learn the fundamentals of the most popular computer programming languages such as Scratch, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Java, and so much more! Using these languages, we solve fun and challenging programming problems as we learn how to design apps, websites, video games, and mind-blowing computer programs. Newcomers are always welcome! Mondays after school 2:45p - 3:45p in Mr. Behnke's learning lab (room 228), with a break during 8th grade boys basketball season. No charge.

    Forensics - Miss Greisch - gr 6-8 - TJMS Forensics night Wednesday March 8, 7p-9p

    Jaguar Jazz BandMr. Hackbarth

    Jaguar SingersMrs. Bordak-Raaflaub

    Math Federation - gr 5-8 - beginning October 31, 2:45p-3:30p, TJMS Library

    MusicalMrs. Bordak-Raaflaub - choir and band students in gr 6-8 - Mary Poppins, Jr

    Sewing Club - Mrs. Reyes - gr 5-8 - TJ students are invited to join the TJMS Sewing Club, where they will learn some basic hand and machine sewing skills and safety procedures, learn about fabric types and using patterns, and they will get to keep the projects that they complete!

    • session 1 will be November 1, 7, 15, 29. CLICK HERE for the November permission slip and additional information.
    • session 2 will be February 1, 7, 15, 22

    Student Ambassador / Student Leadership - Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Michel gr 5-8 - This is an extracurricular activity for students who want to positively impact their school community, demonstrate the Jaguar Way (Respect, Responsibility & Kindness), and plan fun school events & activities. Large group meetings will be held at 7am in the TJMS Choir Room on select Tuesdays (see below dates); committees will meet at other times during the school day (i.e WIN, lunch & recess) to plan and coordinate events/activities.

    • November 1st
    • December 6th
    • January 10th
    • February 7th
    • April 4th
    • May 2nd

    Talent Show - Mrs. Szymczak and Miss Greisch

    Yearbook - Mrs. Blankenburg and Mrs. Smith - gr 6-8 - students may join the Yearbook Club to help capture memories and tell the story of their time at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Students will help with taking pictures, developing the theme for the yearbook, creating the design of the yearbook, editing the yearbook, and organizing the images and memories from the year into a beautiful keepsake!  Advisors are Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Blankenburg.