Congratulations to the 8th grade PI group, as they came in #10th in the nation on the Nationwide Word Master Analogy Test. This particular test was extremely difficult this year, as only 6 students nationwide would have received an A grade. To make the award even more impressive, 6 of the schools in the top 10 were either magnet/charter private schools and one PI+. We have some extremely bright kids to be proud of here at Jefferson.
If you are in 7th, or 8th grade and you are a girl, you can come in from 6:45 to 7:45. This is a great way to work on your skills prior to basketball tryouts in late January, or simply a great way to have fun with your friends prior to school. We will meet every school day for the next 3 weeks. If you have any questions see Mr. Bil or Mr. Kane.
Hey Yearbook members—We don’t have a meeting on Monday because there is no school. The next time we’ll be together is January 23. . .that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to do, though! If you have a moment, please stop by Room 226 for ideas and suggestions on what you could work on from now until we meet again. We need to be ready to send in our first 40 pages in early February. Senior Editors and Project Managers, please stop in Room 226 this morning before 10:00, if you are able to—we’d like you to approve the cover. Patriots—this is your final chance to order yearbooks. The order MUST be completed in two weeks. See the Main Office so you won’t be left out.
Attention, Patriots! There’s still time for you to answer this week’s graph trivia question. To respond, go to the Google form posted on the Jefferson webpage under Quick Links and Spotlight or your LA or math teacher may even have it posted on his/her Canvas site. Answers are due by 3 pm Wednesday, and all correct responders will not only get Patriot Pay but also have their names entered in the raffle for Book Fair Gift Certificates. Here’s the question again, and good luck to all you who choose to answer! Two of this year’s nominees are nonfiction. Which one has been read by more Patriots AND how many students have read it? You must get both parts of the question correct for it to count.
Thursday – Western Day
Friday – School Spirit/Red, White & Blue Day
The 7AA basketball team won their last regular season game last night over Lincoln by a final score of 54-38. With the win, the Patriots finished the season with a record of 8-4, which was good enough to earn them the #4 spot in the tournament. The Patriots shut down Lincoln’s big man in the second half, which was the difference in the game. Great game last night 7AA!
The 7A Patriots put together a solid effort against the Lancers of Lincoln last night. It was a true team effort on both sides of the ball for the Patriots. The Lancers started to make a comeback in the second half but the 7A Patriots stout defense and fast paced offense allowed them to gallop passed the Lancers by a final score of 38-27. The Patriots start the tournament on Thursday.
The 8AA basketball team played a solid all-around game yesterday in its regular-season finale, defeating Lincoln 41-27. The Patriots effort on defense sparked an 18-to-3 third quarter to propel it to the victory. The Patriots open tournament play tomorrow with a five o’clock home game versus Washington.
The 8A boys started off slow last night against Lincoln, however, took control after the first quarter to finish the game with a score of 35-9. The Patriots’ win capped off a great regular season with a record of 9-2 going into our tournament as the number 2 seed. Our first playoff game will be at Jefferson on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 4. Please come out and support your Patriots as we start the post season tournament.