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. 

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!


Design Your Path to High School

Join us on Wednesday, December 14th at 6PM in the Jefferson Auditorium for a 6th grade parent meeting.  Learn about the importance of how 6th grade test scores and grades affect the high school choices your student will have when they reach 8th grade. That’s correct…many students limit their high school choices because they had low grades and test scores in grade 6. We will introduce you to over 20 high school programs, teach you how to calculate the high school academic index, discuss qualifying criteria, and present ideas for how to assist your student with achieving their goals. 


A pizza snack will be served at the workshop. 

Students will earn a free-dress day for your attendance at this workshop.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

JLA's Winter Concert will be held on December 21st at 5:30pm to 7:00PM in the Auditorium. Come enjoy the music of Advanced Full Orchestra, Begginning Band and Jefferson Choir. Tickets will be sold for $2 each  starting December 12 through December 20th in room 351 and at the door on December 21st. Contact Mrs. Hurd if you have any questions. 


Now - January 27, 2017

JLA's Music Department Detergent Fundraiser is going on NOW through January 27, 2017! The music department is selling buckets of high quality detergents, fabric softener, dish soap and trash bags for a great price. Tide, Gain, Downey, and Dawn formula products. Please help support our musicians to go on their festival by purchasing these items. 

  • Liquid Laundry Detergent: 5 gallon bucket $40 each
  • Fabric Softener: 5 gallon bucket $40 each
  • Dish Soap Paks: $40 each
  • Trash Bags in box: 15-18 Gallon (roll  of 250), 33 Gallon (roll of 150), or 55-60 Gallon (roll of 100) $35 each

Contact Mrs. Hurd at churd@lbschools.net or stop by room 351.  


mark your calendar

Friday, December 23rd will be a minimum day for grades 6 – 8. Classes are dismissed at 2:18 p.m. There will be No school beginning Monday, December 26th through Sunday, January 8th 2017 due to winter break. Viernes, 23 de diciembre, será día mínimo para los grados 6 – 8. Estudiantes salen a las 2:18 p.m. No habrá clases el lunes, 26 de diciembre, al domingo, 8º de enero, 2017 debido a las vacaciones de invierno.


Classes resume on Monday, January 9, 2017. Clases resumen el lunes 9 de enero, 2017.  Enjoy your vacation and Happy Holidays!  Que pasen unas vacaciones agradables y unas felices fiestas!

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Good Afternoon 8th Grade Families,


Tomorrow, beginning at 9:00am, the High School Choice application will be available via ParentVue for families to be able to complete for consideration for the 11 high schools and 46 pathways, district-wide.

The links below will help you navigate the ParentVue login portal, as well as some instructional videos and an organizational worksheet to help guide you through the process.


Any family that does not complete the Application for High School Choice prior to 11:59pm on 12/21/16, will be considered late and will be processed after all on-time applicants have been completed.


If you have any questions, please see your Middle School or K8 Office, visit the High School Choice Office (located on the third floor of 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, 90810) between 8:00am and 4:20pm, daily, or call the Choice Helpline at (562)997-8306.




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Today: 12/9/16
12:00 AM Music Department Detergent Fundraiser
12:00 AM HS Choice Application Window OPENS

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