JJHS Update

September 11, 2022

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  • Building Community Through Art at JJHS
  • Back to School Bash
  • JJHS Curriculum Night
  • Patriot Plus Bunker
  • Author Visit Oct 3rd
  • Picture Retakes Sept 20th
  • 2022-2023 Yearbook Orders
  • Math Textbook Request Form
  • Home and School Meeting Sept 13th
  • ALIVE Center
  • NEF Run
  • District 203 Newsletter
  • JJHS Home and School Newsletter
  • Daily School Announcements
  • School Activities

Building Community Through Art at JJHS

We are excited to be participating in a yearlong art exploration to help build a sense of community and belonging at JJHS. Our first project is to create a giant collage of family photos representing all of our Jefferson families. This banner will then hand in Jefferson Square for the year. We need you to share your family photo to ensure all students are represented. You can upload your family photo here.

Back to School Bash

Students had a fantastic time at the Back to School Bash! They played basketball and volleyball, enjoyed pizza and snacks, and danced to the music from the DJ. It so wonderful to see our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students all enjoying each other's company and having fun.

JJHS Curriculum Night

Thank you for attending our Curriculum Night this past Thursday! It was a wonderful evening meeting with our families, sharing about our classrooms and resources, and connecting as a Patriot family. Please see a short video of the night on the JJHS’s Twitter page.

Patriot Plus Bunker

Students have been reviewed our Patriot Plus Protocols to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Role Models in all spaces throughout their day. Our Patriot Plus program focuses on teaching, promoting, encouraging, and rewarding positive behaviors to ensure students' success. Student can earn Patriot Pay for exhibiting positive behaviors in the various spaces throughout our building. This past Friday, students used their collected Patriot Pay to shop during lunch. They can continue to shop every other Friday at the bunker! We will also have ongoing raffles with collection bins in the Learning Commons for students to turn in Patriot Pay for a chance to win a gift card to some of their favorite locations. Please ask your student about this and how much Patriot Pay they have collected already!

Author Visit on October 3rd

JJHS Home and School proudly presents...Lindsay Currie. Jefferson Junior High is delighted to welcome author Lindsay Currie for a visit on Monday, October 3rd! Ms. Currie will talk with students about her career as an author and discuss her new book, The Girl in White. To guarantee personalized, autographed copy of The Girl in White or Scritch Scratch, please complete the order form with payment (cash or check payable to Jefferson Junior High School) by Tuesday, September 13th. Forms and payment should be submitted to the Learning Commons. There will be a limited supply of signed copies available for purchase after the visit.

Picture Retakes - Tuesday, September 20th

If your student was absent on August 22nd for Picture Day, we have retakes scheduled for Tuesday, September 20th. After having their photo taken, students are given a Student ID and lanyard that they must wear each day to school.

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2022-2023 JJHS Yearbook Orders!

Welcome back to a new school year! If you would like to order a yearbook this year, please use the link below to place your order. Just like last year, there was no option to pay for a yearbook with your school fees, so this link will be the only way to purchase a yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact me at clevernier@naperville203.org.


Order your yearbook here!

Math Textbook Request Form

For the 22-23 school year, families have the option to request a hard copy of a math textbook for use at home. Please complete this form to request a textbook for your student. All students will have access to the textbook online. Textbooks will be distributed during math class.

Home and School Meeting - Tuesday, September 13th 9AM

Our first Home and School Meeting of the school year is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th, at 9A.M. We will host this meeting in person at Jefferson in our Learning Commons. We will also provide a Zoom link for you to listen in. Dr. Joseph Kozminski, District 203 School Board Member and School Resource Officer Josh Christenson will also be joining us to provide updates on how they support District 203 and Jefferson.


To listen in via Zoom, join using the information below:

https://naperville203.zoom.us/j/97108467534?pwd=QXlYUFphVFdSdDBTb1FYSXJ0ampvZz09

Meeting ID: 971 0846 7534

Passcode: Patriots

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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 971 0846 7534

Passcode: 61841855

Find your local number: https://naperville203.zoom.us/u/adotcxiySF

ALIVE Center

The Alive Center empowers teens to be resilient and impassioned through a peer mentoring model. Alive provides teens a unique place to build meaningful connections with their peers and compassionate adults to discover what they are passionate about through free, Teen-Led, Teen-Driven™ programs, activities, and events created by teens, for teens. Our goal is to help teens stop looking for acceptance outside of themselves and instead accept and embrace who they are. As we begin connecting with teens again this school year, here are some of the things we have planned:


- Free Teen Drop-in Hours: Our Drop-in program runs Monday – Friday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for grades 5 – 12. We offer a space for teens to come in and hang out, while providing them with various activities they can participate in.


- Tutoring: We partner with a local tutoring service, The Merry Tutor, to offer free K-12 tutoring on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm – 6 pm. This is available both in person and through Zoom.


- Mentoring: We also have a mentoring program, which partners high-school juniors and seniors with middle school students. The goal is that by having them spend time together, trying new things, and discovering what makes them come ALIVE, both mentor and mentee will gain a greater sense of belonging and confidence. Here is a link for the mentee application: https://forms.gle/o3gREeHYemY4ibm57.


- Wellness Wednesdays: Health Focused Programming. It's our goal to make every Wednesday a focused time for teens to be able to see more health-based activities. These include activities such as a structured yoga time, cooking demonstrations based on healthier plates and more active-based activities that get them up and moving.


- Teen Led Clubs and Programs. Whether it be our UpCycle Club (focused on recycling and helping the environment) to our Dance Club to our Dungeons and Dragons Club, this is all programming that is created by teens for teens. The majority of these are run by high-school students looking to help mentor and connect with those that are younger than them, specifically middle school students. These all run throughout the week, with the majority of them running during the same as our Drop-in hours. Here is a link that shows all of the various programs we are offering in the fall: https://alivecenter.recdesk.com/COMMUNITY/PROGRAM.


If you are interested in having your student attend the ALIVE Center after school, review the ALIVE website for more information.


https://www.alivecenter.org/


You can request to have your student transported to the ALIVE Center after school from Jefferson by completing the form below:

https://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/874/RequestToTransStudentsAltStop.pdf


Please know it takes time to process the requests and set up appropriate transportation.


Alive
500 W. 5th Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
630-778-6093

info@alivecenter.org

Support JJHS in the NEF Run

This year, Jefferson staff members will be running in the NEF virtual run to help raise money for Jefferson. Please consider signing up to run and represent JJHS and/or supporting our efforts by donating here. Thanks for considering!

District Newsletter 9/8/22

Read the newsletter linked here

  • Glenbard Parent Series
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Career Motive-8
  • Postsecondary Planning Guide
  • 50 Years of Huskie Football Celebration
  • Elmwood Garden
  • Naperville’s Annual Public Safety Open House

JJHS Home and School Newsletter 9/6/22