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New Donation Makes a SplashPosted 11/12/2018 by Mia Harsh

New banners add appeal and sophistication to the Thomas Jefferson pool area. A beautiful new addition has been brought to the TJ pool, giving more life and sparkle to the school. YellowDog Printing &a... More

The Holy Grail of MusicalsPosted 11/08/2018 by Mia Harsh

Students at Thomas Jefferson High School gear up to perform the classic musical comedy Spamalot. TJ is putting on a new production which is sure to bring a smile to the faces of both kids and parents ... More

TJ’s New AdditionsPosted 11/06/2018 by Amelia Carpenter

Thomas Jefferson introduces five new faculty members into the math department. The fall semester is in full swing, and with it there are many new faces at Thomas Jefferson High School. This year, TJ h... More

Power to the PollsPosted 11/02/2018 by Joe McComb

Americans are bracing for a contentious midterm election. It is time to vote! The midterm elections are taking place on Tuesday, November 6th. Voting is a right that many before us fought hard for, an... More

Speaking Like a SpartanPosted 10/31/2018 by Kaleb Pittman

Speech and Debate is a unique and interesting experience that represents the many important values a Spartan should demonstrate. Independence, creativity, and critical thinking are important skills st... More

Spooktacular OutreachPosted 10/29/2018 by Madeleine Abram

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Thomas Jefferson High School will be hosting its sixth annual Trick-or-Treat Street event from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.. As Halloween rapidly approaches, the TJ community is e... More

Spartan Legacies Live OnPosted 10/16/2018 by Ava Ward

Thomas Jefferson graduates reflect on where they’ve been and where they’re going. On the cusp of freshman year, one’s high school career is daunting. Four years of attending class, struggling th... More

Mighty MentorsPosted 10/12/2018 by Mia Harsh

New counselors Jillian Gleason and Maggie Kennedy come to Thomas Jefferson prepared to help students through their high school careers. The counselors at TJ are highly dedicated to students and aim to... More

Career ConnectionsPosted 10/08/2018 by Joe McComb

The DPS Career Program opened up many different opportunities for TJ students last summer. Over the summer, a group of select Spartans had the opportunity to experience life in the working world throu... More

Motown MovementPosted 10/01/2018 by Logan Cecil

After placing first in DPS, TJ’s Challenge 5280 team attended the Allied Media Conference in Detroit to learn about equity. Oftentimes the influence of modern media, defined as a means of mass commu... More