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Welcome to the "Pride of the Pack" Jefferson Middle School

Welcome to Jefferson Middle School (JMS), a proud California Distinguished and Gold Ribbon School, and home of “JAGUAR PRIDE’. Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and familiarize yourself with the leading-edge JMS learning community. Jefferson Middle School is a model Professional Learning Community who leads the way in innovation, developing the whole child, and is a leader in cross-curricular learning, marking JMS as a contemporary ‘Destination School. Whether you are part of our JMS family, interested in enrolling, or would simply like to learn more about our scholars and learning community, this site has been developed for your usage and reference as an engaging and informative resource. We welcome you to your school!


Join us for Family STEM Night at JMS on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in our school cafeteria. Bring your family for a night of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math competitions and games.  Explore the importance of STEAM in our everyday lives and all that it has to offer.  Exciting raffles will take place and delicious snacks will be provided

Weekly News Items



  • Monday, April 24th -
    • Biliteracy Applicant Written Assessment / P6 / Rm 6
    • 8am-3pm 8th grade Individual WHS Counseling Mtg.s 
  • Tuesday, April 25th    - Late Start Schedule 
    • 9:10 a.m. Student Blacktop Assembly
    • 3:15 p.m. SSC Meeting / Library
    • 3pm-4:30pm 7th/8th GATE Enrichment Class
    • 5:30 p.m.Family STEM Night / Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, April 26th  -  Assembly Schedule
    • 9am-11:30 am REAL Assembly / Cafeteria
    • Biliteracy Award Applications and Reading Logs due to Mrs. Salfity in Room 6
    • 3pm-4:30pm 7th/8th GATE Enrichment Class
  • Thursday, April 27th -  Tutorial Schedule
  • Friday, April 28th - JMS Spirit Day! 
    • Career Day! 
    • 8:10am-3pm PLTW STEM Day field trip / Torrance Airport



Mixed Bags Online Fundraiser


Check out and support our Mixed Bag Online Fundraiser. We are selling tote bags, accessories, kitchenware & more! Online sales will run through June. Go to http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=293834 Don't forget to use our JMS School ID # 293834 for JMS to benefit. Click here for the flyer and details.

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Today: 4/25/17
9:00 AM JMS Late Start Schedule
3:15 PM SSC Meeting
5:30 PM PTSA Association Meeting
6:00 PM Family STEM Night
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Multicultural Art Contest

Jefferson Middle School is pleased to announce our 1st Annual Multicultural Art Contest.  All students at Jefferson Middle School are invited to submit an entry representing this year’s theme: Art Shapes Culture & Culture Shapes Art.” Whether an entry displays use of formal technique or a simple approach, it will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity. For submission requirements and details on the contest click here for the flyerArt work is to be submitted to Mrs. Salfity in Room 6 and Mr. Cheney in Room 2 on or prior to 3:30 pm on May 19, 2017.  Awards will be announced at the Multicultural Day on June 2nd, 2017.


TUSD Family Wellness Resource Fair

Planting the Seeds of Wellness

Saturday, April 29th


TUSD’s Family Welcome Enrollment Center and Wellness Committee present to you the 2017 Family Wellness Resources Fair! Come join the fun and learn about family wellness activities and resources for physical, social/emotional, and nutritional health. Click here for more details.