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!

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Monday, October 24, 2016

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, students will be allowed to wear the following:  Red top, Red bottoms OR Red 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.

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. 

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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

Jefferson News


Good afternoon eighth grade families!


We are all ready for our first summit tomorrow morning, at Long Beach City College, PCC Campus! Over 3,000 tickets have been reserved for classroom presentations and the exposition center will welcome every family and feature student ambassadors, teachers, parents, and displays of work-based learning.


Tonight, October 21, 2016, the reservation system for our second summit will open at 5:00pm. This summit will be held on 10/29/16 at the LBCC LAC Campus (Clark and Carson Avenues), and feature larger classrooms for more seating.


You can register for up to six different presentations per summit. Each person that will be in the presentation will need a ticket.

The link for reservations for the presentations is:



We look forward to meeting you and helping your family explore the many options that LBUSD offers for high school.



View flier in English/Spanish.


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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