Washington D.C.


Want to find out how you can travel to Washington D.C. with JLA teachers and students. Click on the link: www.JLA.Washington.D.C./com


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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. The JLA team made it to the semi- finals this year. Congrats to our students and their instructor, Ms. Croft. 

Marrow 5k


Congratulations to our JLA Jaguars on completing the March for Marrow 5k (3.1 mile) run this past Saturday in Shoreline Village.  The team included; Adriana Garcia, Juan Garcia, Ezekiel Gonzalez, Catherine Alcala, along with her mother, Perla Morales,  Karen Manera, Kayla O’Mally, Mario Ventura, Imani Lawrence, Imani Moore, Matthew Paredes and Miguel Zamago.  All the Jaguars did a great job! 

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Congratulations to JLA's Advanced Full Orchestra for receiving the highest honor, "Superior" ratings at the 2017 High Note's Festival in Orange County. Go Jaguars! 



Congratulations to Julia Sutedjo on being selected for a spot on the Ohlendorf All District Honor Orchestra"  The district only accepts 24 violin students from the entire district to be in this orchestra.  Julia is the first student from Jefferson to be selected since 2010. 


Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Now - October 20, 2017, students will be taking cookie dough order to help raise funds to support the students of JLA. Students will turn in their order forms and money as they enter the 100 building on the morning for October 20th. Do NOT turn in money/orders to your Period 1 teachers. Checks can be made payable to Jefferson PTA. Please see Ms. Ghareeb and Mr. Lally/Banker if you have any questions. Go Jaguars! 

Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Day

Every year, the students and staff of JLA show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink. We call this Pink Day


During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year—people wear pink to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress we are making together to defeat breast cancer.


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Minimum Days Monday and Tuesday Oct. 23 to 24


Due to weather forecast in excess of 100 degrees for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23 to 24, schools will be on a minimum day schedule on those days.  If you have questions about exact dismissal times, please check with your school.


Días mínimos el lunes y martes, 23 al 24 de octubre


De acuerdo al pronóstico de calor de más de 100 grados para el lunes y martes, 23 y 24 de octubre, las escuelas tendrán días escolares cortos esos días.  Si tienen preguntas respecto a los horarios exactos de salida de clases, favor de comunicarse con su escuela.


Hello eighth grade families,


Our first Summit for current eighth grade students and High School Choice is this Saturday. Please see the flyer below and click on the link to access the reservation system for classroom presentations.


Tickets and registration for Summit #2 will become available after the first Summit concludes.


All tickets are free but need to be reserved to ensure a seat in the classroom. Some of the sessions are already full, reserve yours soon!


If you have questions or if we can be of assistance, please call our team at the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.


The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram.com. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
  • The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.


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