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. Go Jaguars!
Congrats to Angelica L. (Grade 8) who won the Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Medal for the 2015-2016 school year. This medal is presented to a student who exemplifies the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. Angelica has displayed many of these qualities as she has donated much of her time tutoring kids from other schools while she herself has maintained an excellent GPA.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, our student string musicians: Michelle Soth, Savannah Ok, Vanida Lekha, Lylah Vincent, and Remy Khinuon came home with the greatest honor given by LBUSD ensemble festival, SUPERIOR ratings. One of the best middle school ensembles throughout the district. 400 students participated in this festival. Their medals will be sent through district snail mail with their names engraved on it. Congrats!
Congrats to Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Ghareeb, Ms. Jammy, and Ms. Sasaki! These amazing teachers/staff participated in the 2015 Long Beach Marathon.
George Llorente (Grade 8) has been awarded the Long Beach College Promise Scholarship for JLA. Former California Senator Steinberg presented George with his scholarship.
Uniform Clothing Drive
Earn a Free Dress Day by donating two or more uniform items. Uniforms can be turned in as students enter the front doors each morning on Friday (6/10), Monday (6/13), and Tuesday (6/14). We need as many large/adult size unstained and undamaged uniform tops, and bottoms as possible for our school Uniform Loan Program. We do not need youth-sized shirts. Youth-sized shirts will not be accepted for the free dress reward.
The CAMS Computer Science Enrichment (CCSE) is a summer enrichment program run by the computer science team at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS). The program aims to teach middle school students interested in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security, or Computer Science about advanced and fascinating topics that are usually never covered in computer science. Click on the link for more information. http://summer.camscsc.org
JLA Robotics Students Show Their Stuff!
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. Participating students designed, built and constructed robots to enter the competition.
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. Out of the 26 schools participating, the JLA female team finished in eighth place and the male team finished in eleventh place overall. Fantastic Job!
A huge congratulations goes to these students and their instructor, Ms. Croft. Additionally, we’d like to recognize Southern California Edison (SCE), for grant funds awarded to one of our community partners: The Orange County (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, that funded some of the materials and supplies used in our program. We’ve had the good fortune to partner with our friends at “The O.C. Links, Incorporated” for the past three years in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) studies at Jefferson.
Throughout the year, JLA students will participate in various events held on campus. These events are created to bring awareness to different issues faced by teens including bullying (National Bullying Prevention Month) or drug awareness (Red Ribbon Week). Go Jaguars!
At JLA, we celebrate days (Breast Cancer Awareness) or accomplishments (20 Days of Peace). Go Jaguars!
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JLA Spirit Wear
See Ms. Ghareeb in Room 201 to purchase your JLA Spirit Wear. All items are available in white, light blue, and dark blue. These items are available throughout the school year.
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