Jefferson Traditional Middle School's Newsletter

December 2019/January 2020 Edition

Admin Corner

November is nearing its end and we are entering the final few weeks of the semester before Christmas Break. December is a month full of things going on in a short period of time. We have our Band, Choir, and Orchestra concerts, science fair, boys basketball playoffs, and our holiday dance all mashed together in the three-week window that is December. We will also be welcoming prospective families to Jefferson on December 3rd for our Magnet Open House. It is an exciting time as the semester comes to a close, but many events will leave us happy as December comes.

Our boys' basketball season is underway and our Bulldogs are looking strong on the court. The boys have raced out to a 3-0 record on the season. The Bulldogs are running up and down the court on their way to scoring lots of points on their way to victories over Edison, Clay, and Jackson.

The district is working to streamline transportation and is asking for your help. Register your student, allow us to determine more efficient routes, improve bus wait times, and more by filing these registrations out by December 2nd.

English: https://bit.ly/2CDC8fy Spanish: https://bit.ly/33H39dT

If you do not yet have PowerSchool access, you can contact our office and our secretaries are able to set you up with the information you need. If you ever have questions or concerns regarding your students' performance, please do not hesitate to reach out to their teachers


Angela C.Buysse, Jory C. Hardman and Jeff R. Hemmerlein

Upcoming Events

November 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd: Magnet Open House (5:30 - 7:00 pm)

December 4th: Delayed Start (10:00 am), PTO Meeting (7:00 pm), Boys Basketball at LaSalle

December 5th: Choir and Orchestra Concert (6:00 - 7:30 pm)

December 6th: Dress Down Day ($3), Community Gifts Circle 9 am

December 9th: Boys Basketball at Dickinson

December 10th: Band Concert (7:00pm)

December 11th: Boys Basketball vs. Navarre @ Jefferson

December 17th: Science Fair (6:00 - 7:30 pm)

December 19th: Dress Down Day ($3), Frosty Night Holiday Dance $5 (5:30 - 7:30 pm)

December 20th: Teacher Record Day (No School)

December 23rd - January 3rd: Winter Recess (ENJOY THE BREAK)

January 6th: School Resumes

January 8th: Delayed Start (10:00 am)

January 17th: Dress Down Day ($3), Honor Roll Ice Cream Social

January 20th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

January 31st: Dress Down Day ($3)

Jefferson's Bulldogs of Innovation


We are in the season where E-Learning can be called any day. We have done practice E-Learning already so the students are ready. If you have any questions, please use the FAQs below. Any questions please call the office 393-4100

Reminder of Jefferson Expectations

  • All cell phones should be stored in lockers during the school day; all visible phones will be collected and picked up by parents. NO pictures or videos at the school of students.

  • Inappropriate touching each other is not allowed at school. No kissing, cuddling, no “horseplay”, running, etc. in halls

  • Every student should have a book. Ask your child about what they are reading.

  • Students that have been suspended from school can not participate in quarterly incentives.


6-8 public middle school serving students in the

South Bend Community School Corporation.