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 Thomas Jefferson Middle School
4735 East Cantrell Street    Decatur, IL 62521

Phone: (217) 424.3190   Fax: (217)424.3037

School Hours: 9:05 - 3:30

Principal: Nate Sheppard

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District Headlines

  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through March 11, 2016 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • DPS Summer Camp - Window Program

    Summer Camps offer full hands-on learning and student led activities with DPS teachers, Millikin University pre-service students, and DPS high school interns. Application DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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Announcements

  • Book Fair! Book Fair!

    TJ is having a book fair beginning Wednesday, February 3rd through Thursday, February 11th from 8:45 to 3:10 in the library.  Cash, credit cards, and checks made to Thomas Jefferson are accepted. 

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  •                     January
    25 - 7th Gr BBB Regional Game 6:00
           @ Taylorville, 4:00 Bus
    26 - VB 6:00 @ Mt. Zion
    27 - 1/2 Day, 12:05 Dismissal
           VB 6:00 @ TJ vs Johns Hill
     
                       February
     1 - Elementary Girls BBall Mtg 4:30-5:30
          in Auditorium
     2 - Groundhog Day
     3 - VB 6:00 @ Holy Family
     4 - SLC's 4:30-7:30
     5 - Dance 6-8:00 pm
     9 - SLC's 4:30-7:30
    10 - 1/2 Day, 12:05 Dismissal
    11 - VB 4:00 @ Johns Hill
    12 - No School - Conferences
           Springfld Southeast Show Choir
           Competition
    15 - No School - President's Day
    16 - VB Game 6:00 @ SDMS
    17 - VB Game 4:30 @ TJ vs Hope
    23 - VB Game 4:30 @ TJ vs Robertson
    24 - 1/2 Day, 12:05 Dismissal
           VB 4:30 @ Spr Jefferson
                  
           
     
     
     
          
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
           
     
          
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
          
     
     
     
        
     
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  • Student-led Conferences
    Will be held Thursday, February 4, 4:30 - 7:30 pm and on Tuesday, February 9, 4:30-7:30 pm

     

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