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!


Pink Day - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, students will be allowed to wear the following:  


Pink tops

Pink bottoms OR 

Pink accessories


  • All clothing and accessories with logos, graphics, or slogans MUST be appropriate for a school environment. 
  • All clothing worn must follow the LBUSD and JLA dress code guidelines.  
  • If students do not follow the following dress guidelines, they will be required to change into uniform attire.
  • As always, students are required to change into their P.E. clothing during their assigned P.E. class.
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Fall Fundraiser

With your help, JLA is hoping to raise over $20,000 to support the programs and special events our students enjoy. We are asking every family to participate. Please sell at least 10 items so we can hit our goal.


Heres how to get started:

  • Sell or purchase 10 or more items (Complete order form & collect money as you sell).
  • Encourage friends and family who do not live nearby to make their purchases online at www.BelievePrizes.com
  • All order forms, must be returned to JLA by Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Note:  All checks should be made payable to Jefferson Middle School! 


JLA Jams

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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. 

Jefferson News


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The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper 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: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. 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.

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


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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Our School


This Week at JLA

Today: 9/30/16
12:00 AM 8th Grade Ad (8th Graders ONLY)
12:00 AM Book Fair
12:00 AM Yearbook Presale $25 (Regular price $35.00)

Character Education


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