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    High School

    Dr. Timothy Plotts
    Principal

    Ms. Vickki Nadler
    Assistant Principal

    Ms. Michelle Papa
    Assistant Principal 

    Ms. Joanne Martino
    SAC & Anti-Bullying Specialist

    Ms. Jennifer Kraljevich
    Nurse, X5821


    School Hours: 7:15 am - 2:15 pm

    1010 Weldon Road
    Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
    (973) 697-3535 / Fax (973) 208-8409
    Follow us on Twitter: @JTHSFalcons

     Progressive Innovation Drives JTHS!!!

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    One-to-One Laptop Initiative

    We have come to that time in the year when it starts to get colder outside.  Although the outside temperatures may be dropping things are really heating up at JTHS.  Starting January 2nd, 2018 every student in grades 8 and 9 will be receiving Thinkpad Laptops as part of our One-to-One Laptop initiative.  As we strive to make our students more globally competitive and advanced in a 21st century environment, having laptops at school and also being allowed to take the laptops home will only improve communication and student achievement as we continue to use and foster the Google Classroom.  After student laptops for grades 8 and 9 are rolled out, a schedule will be provided for the roll-out time frame for additional high school grades.

    Maker Space Innovation Lab Program

    JTHS is continuing on the theme of fostering innovation and creativity in our student learners with the addition of a Makerspace program that will be set up in our media center.  What is a Makerspace? Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as Hackerspaces, and fablabs are creative do it yourself spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.  In our Makerspace we envision students being able to share interests, ideas, equipment, technology, and computing.  The JTHS Makerspace will have things like a Makerbot 3d printer, electronics, hardware, tools, supplies, and more.  We are looking to launch the Makerspace in the media center tentatively for the end of January and or beginning of February.  We are looking to raise $10,000 to successfully launch our Maker space.  If you or your organization would like to donate to this initiative, please contact Nancy Tasker in the high school main office at 973-697-3535. 

    New Master Schedule Proposal

    Jefferson Township High School is currently assessing and presenting on a proposed new master schedule model.  With the creation of a Master Scheduling Committee at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the committee was charged with the task of investigating the needs of a new high school master schedule, exploring schedule options like block scheduling, and making data-driven recommendations for a new master schedule.  After a year plus of working on this charge, a recommendation of a 4-day rotating block schedule has been proposed.  To date, 6 meetings were held with various stakeholder groups to propose the new master schedule recommendation.  With the goal of improving student achievement in all areas by fostering student-led instruction based on engaged learning that is derived by embracing longer class periods, we are recommending a 4-day rotating block schedule be proposed for the 2018-2019 school year pending board of education approval.   As an educator, I feel that by going from a traditional schedule with 8- 42 minute periods each day, to a 4-day rotating block schedule with 7- 53 minute periods extends the teachable moment and fosters better student engaged learning.  The proposed 4-day rotating drop block schedule will go from a traditional 8 period day to a 7 period day on a rotating 4-day schedule.  More information will be provided as we go forward with this incredible opportunity for the students at Jefferson Township High School.

    Tim Plotts, Ed. D.

    Principal

    Jefferson Township High School

    Congratulations to our January Students of the Month:

    Science .................Kaitlyn Stuck

    Video Production...Brittney Osorio

    English .................Chloe Bolka

    Mathematics .........Nicholas Lynch

    Health and PE........Karlee Luker

    Health and PE .......Cameron Delfino

    Social Studies........Kalen Luciano

    Social Studies........Corinne Renshaw

    World Language....Matthew Johnson

    Music ....................Kara Majury

    Business ...............Kaitlyn Scalfani

                                                                                                          DANNJ

    Congratulations to the Athletic Department on being awarded the prestigious Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey DAANJ PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE AWARD!!!! This award is given to athletic programs of excellence that meet the rigorous requirements of the state of New Jersey. Jefferson's core belief and focus on education-based athletics is second to none.  This is more proof that we as a learning community are continuously improving the total school program at JTHS.  I would like to thank all of the committee members who worked toward achieving this recognition.

     

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Aerial View of Jefferson Township High School Campus From Drone

Our Amazing Robotics Students

Lip Dub 2017

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