Kelly Cooke

Assistant Principal:
Kathy Cutrona

Assistant Principal:
Robert Hayzler

Fax (973)-697-1348
1000 Weldon Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438

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Liz Conley: Nurse
Ext. 5720

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The Jefferson Township Middle School is located in northern Morris County in northwestern New Jersey. Our school is nestled between the Rockaway River State Wildlife Management Area and the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, unspoiled, forested park lands home to black bear, deer, and a host of other wild life forms. The school services 785 students in grades six through eight in our K-12, 2,800 student school district.

Middle School students are placed on one of three academic teams within each grade level. Students receive a well-rounded instructional program which is provided through core courses including language arts, math, science, and social studies as well as health/physical education. In addition, students participate in Spanish or French for three years as well as elective classes such as art, computer applications, family and consumer science, global issues, and music as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). 

Special enrichment and co-curricular programs such as Step-Gateways, Showcase, Red Cross and Project Stay Gold as well as Tri-M Music and drama challenge and interest many students. In addition, students at the Middle School are provided with exciting and engaging extra-curricular learning opportunities through high-interest clubs. Students eagerly anticipate the Junior Solar Sprints competition, Debate competition, Spring Musical, and Showcase event scheduled within the school year.

JTMS is also the focal point of community activities which include year round recreational programs, scouting programs, parent activities and community gatherings. For Middle School students, their school is much more than daytime classes. It is an exciting place to be evenings, weekends, and throughout the summer (i.e., Jefferson Township’s Jr. Police Academy training was held in August). In addition, the JTMS Parent-Teacher Association is committed to serving our school’s students and staff. Throughout the year, the PTA raises money and provides support to the school through mini-grants, guest speakers, special recognition programs, book fairs, and activity nights. The Middle School, PTA, and community share a vision to continually improve the curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs offered to our students at JTMS.

It is my pleasure to welcome new and returning students to the 2016-2017 school year at Jefferson Middle School. I hope all families enjoyed the warm summer days and created wonderful summer time memories with family and friends. As the school year approaches, please note there are numerous exciting educational and co-curricular opportunities available to our middle school students. Please visit our School’s website for special events and activities offered to students through the school or Middle School PTA. Please also be aware of the following upcoming events during the month of September:

8/17 Realtime’s Parent and Student Portal Opens
8/30 6 th Grade Open House/Visitation Day from 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
9/5 Labor Day.
9/6 School opens for students and staff.
9/12 Patriot Day (9/11) honored. Students wear Red, White, and Blue.
9/16 Beginning of year forms and documents due.
9/27-30 PTA Fall Book Fair.
9/27 Fall Pictures.
10/3 School closed. Rosh Hashanah.

Thank you for visiting and please be sure to check out our Scrolling News for additional
upcoming events. We at the Jefferson Middle School look forward to a rewarding and
successful school year for all students and staff!

K. Cooke




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