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Author: Tess Ware

Covid Diary #6Posted 11/10/2020 by Tess Ware

Tess. When COVID-19 first started in China and had not reached the US yet, my friends and I were watching memes about what was going on. Little did we know, two months later we would be right there wi... More

Softball in Full SwingPosted 11/09/2020 by Tess Ware

Softball takes on the season even with COVID-19 circumstances.  This year’s season was different because of the circumstances with COVID-19, but the softball team made it the best they could. T... More

Softball in Full SwingPosted 11/04/2020 by Tess Ware

Softball takes on the season even with COVID-19 circumstances.  This year’s season was different because of the circumstances with COVID-19, but the softball team made it the best they could. T... More

Molding TJ CeramicsPosted 10/30/2020 by Tess Ware

The TJ community welcomes a new ceramics teacher during this unfamiliar time.  At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Thomas Jefferson added some new teachers to our community, one being the new ... More

COVID from the FrontlinesPosted 05/13/2020 by Tess Ware

COVID affects every family differently; here is one TJ family’s experience. My mother, Eden Hankins, has been an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner for 25 years. With COVID-19 in full swing, she states, “I ... More

Equal Rights for All?Posted 05/09/2020 by Tess Ware

The Equal Rights Amendment was a proposed amendment for women to be treated equally.  The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that was designed to guarantee... More

Powder ParadisePosted 02/24/2020 by Tess Ware

Snow-body can resist these slopes. Skiing became popular back in the 1800s, when people would ski for recreational activity in snow-covered regions. Norway, who invented skiing, used it first for hunt... More

Positive ChangePosted 02/20/2020 by Tess Ware

New mandatory Non-Binary bathrooms will be implemented in all DPS schools.  Non-Binary is defined as a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine‍—‌identities ... More

Me Llamo Señora TrimarchiPosted 12/09/2019 by Tess Ware

A great new Spanish teacher, Mrs. Trimarchi,  was welcomed into the TJ Community this year.  Teaching at a new school is never easy, but for Jamie Trimarchi, becoming a TJ Spartan is just another ad... More

 Secret Life of a Redhead Posted 10/24/2019 by Tess Ware

A dying breed is always the most superior. Many people ask me what it’s like to be a redhead and while it’s pretty normal to me, others believe it’s an outrageous thought. Less than two percent ... More