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TJMS Discount Card Fundraiser

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The Jefferson PTO is sponsoring a discount card fundraiser.  If you attended open house, you received 3 discount cards with your schedule. There are some amazing deals on our discount cards this year. Cards are $10. If you need more discount cards to sell or would like to purchase a discount card, please contact the Main Office at 552-4700. Proceeds from our fundraiser directly support Jefferson students!


The top 20 selling students and the 3 top selling homebases will be taking a river cruise on the American Lady in October.

Student Tardy Policy

Student Tardy Policy Update:
School success goes hand-in-hand with good attendance!

Being to school on time every day is important. However, we know some mornings can be rather hectic and that is why we allow students to be tardy three (3) times in a trimester without any consequences.

Beginning with the fourth (4th) tardy, students will receive the following consequence.

When students arrive…

> after 7:45am but before 8:30am they will have a 15 minute after school detention.

> after 8:30am but before 9:00am they will have a 30 minute after school detention.

> after 9:00am but before 9:30am they will have a 45 minute after school detention.

Students that arrive after 9:30am, will be considered truant and marked as an “Unexcused Absence.” Ongoing truancy issues may lead to additional involvement with the district’s Truancy Officer.

Note: Students will receive another three (3) excused tardy passes at the beginning of each trimester.


Please call school if you know your child will be late or absent. 552-4702

The after school time is not necessarily a consequence, rather a time for your child to get caught up on what they missed.

Thank you for your assistance.

Thanks DRA!

IMG_0056Thomas Jefferson Middle School would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association for their grant award of $3195. Our school recently had the aeroponic garden installed and we can’t wait to start planting.

Thanks DRA!

Molony to Become New Jefferson Middle School Principal

Kelly Molony

Kelly Molony

The Dubuque Community School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Molony as the new principal of Jefferson Middle School, approved by the Board of Education at its June 8 meeting. An experienced educational administrator, Molony just completed her tenth year as assistant principal of Roosevelt Middle School.

As principal of Jefferson, Molony will be responsible for the strategic and day-to-day operations of the school, which serves approximately 600 students and has over 100 professional and support staff.

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