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Author: Maggie Foos

Chillin’ with Starbuck(s)Posted 05/18/2018 by Maggie Foos

Dana Starbuck brings joy to the TJ community. Math teacher Dana Starbuck is loved by both faculty and students alike. This year is her 22nd year of teaching; her first job in education was at Henry Mi... More

Pomp and CircumstancePosted 05/14/2018 by Maggie Foos

The class of 2018 treasures their last few days of high school. The time has come for seniors at Thomas Jefferson High School to wrap up their last year of secondary education. The hard-working class ... More

A Mission AbroadPosted 04/25/2018 by Maggie Foos

A mission trip to a foreign land teaches lifelong lessons. In March of 2017, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Kicuna Village, Uganda, on a mission trip. During the three weeks I was the... More

Spartans Save LivesPosted 04/05/2018 by Maggie Foos

The lifeguarding class at TJ gives students an avenue to become certified lifeguards. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of lifeguard is “a usually expert swimmer employed a... More

Hardworking SpartansPosted 02/18/2018 by Maggie Foos

Working a job while enrolled in high school can be beneficial to students’ lives after graduation. While many high school students focus solely on their academics, some also add to their h... More

Leading the LegacyPosted 12/10/2017 by Maggie Foos

Thomas Jefferson’s Leadership Class allows the student body to engage in fun extra activities.  Author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek once said, “Leadership is not about the next election, ... More

Garden Level ShenanigansPosted 12/06/2017 by Maggie Foos

A new addition to Thomas Jefferson’s teaching staff brings aid and joy to students. Amy Kalinchuk has joined the TJ community this year for her 26th year of teaching. Her desire to move on from a mi... More

Jammin’ Out at TJPosted 10/31/2017 by Maggie Foos

Students and faculty brought back a former tradition to reward students for their hard work. On October 6, 2017, Thomas Jefferson High School’s Leadership class brought back an old tradition, the Ja... More