Athlete Award

Athlete Award

The 2015-2016 Mark White Athlete of the Year Award goes to Johnathan Chan. This award is named after a former Jefferson student who was a phenomenal student athlete. The winner of this award is someone who not only has athletic success on the field of play but also succeeds within the walls of the classroom. Congrats, Johnathan!



Students in Jefferson’s Robotics class participated in the Annual LBUSD Robo Bowl Competition, which showcases the technical skills students are acquiring through participation in middle school STEM programs. JLA entered two teams in the competition – an 8th grade female team, and a 7th grade male team. Excitingly, both teams made it to the quarter finals. Go Jaguars!

Teacher Award

Teacher Award

Congrats to Ms. Sasaki (PE) on receiving the 2016 Extraordinary Teacher Award. This award recognizes and highlights the work and dedication that goes into being a teacher. We thank Ms. Sasaki for her dedication to all students. We are so lucky to have her here at JLA! Go Jaguars!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Jefferson's PTA will be hosting our first dance of the school year on Friday, October 28th from 4:15PM - 5:45PM in the JLA Gym. Tickets are $3.00 for 1 or $5.00 for 2. Food and drinks will be sold at this event. Costumes are optional. All costumes must be appropriate or students will be asked to change back into their school uniforms and/or leave the dance. No masks allowed or weapons. Bottoms must be appropriate length - mid thigh or longer. No showing of undergarments or midriffs. Go Jaguars!

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Ukulele Club

Join JLA's Ukulele Club starting 10/26/16 at lunchtime – please bring your lunch with you!  We will meet every Wednesday @ lunch in the Girls' Locker Room. No experience is necessary.  We will be making our own UKULELE using a “Make Your Own Ukulele Kit.”  Once we assemble our own Ukulele and decorate it, we will learn how to play it.  The cost of the Ukulele kit is approximately $40.  Questions? See Ms Sasaki for answers. 

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Health and Fitness Family Night

The Health and Physical Education department will host their annual Family Night on Wednesday, November 16th, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  They will highlight ways to prepare healthy meal option and beverages, develop upper body muscular strength, develop lower body muscular strength and build social skills through activity.  Please mark your calendar and plan on adding to your healthy lifestyle.  Registration for the event will take place in the library at 5:30 on November 16th.  If you have questions or need further information, please email Ms Sasaki at Ssasaki@lbschools.net

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Middle school families who are interested in exploring the 47 different pathway options at the eleven high schools that participate in High School Choice for incoming freshmen, are invited to attend our second and final High School Choice Summit for 2016-17.


When: Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00am - 1:15pm

Where: Long Beach City College, LAC Campus

Parking in general lots is complimentary, thank you to LBCC.


Reservations for classroom information sessions are starting to sell out and we encourage families to reserve their free tickets prior to the event date. Each person attending the session will need to reserve a ticket.


Along with the information sessions which require tickets, you are invited to the Pathway Exposition Center, which will feature Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Student Ambassadors who will share their work and experience being a part of Linked Learning in Long Beach.


To reserve tickets for particular pathway sessions, please use the following link:




If you have any questions, please call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.



View flier in English/Spanish.


This year marks the eighth anniversary of the Long Beach College Promise.  The Long Beach Unified School District is asking all middle school students and parents to take the College Promise pledge.  Learn more and take the pledge online at www.lbschools.net/Departments/Success_Initiative/cp_ms_pledge.cfm.


The College Promise offers two semesters of free tuition at Long Beach City College and guaranteed admission to California State University, Long Beach for students who meet the minimum requirements.


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