#OurStoriesCRCSD - Jefferson High School

Jefferson High School #OurStoriesCRCSD

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School Year - 2018-19


Jefferson's BlendED Academy is a school within a school. Half the day, students take regular classes and the rest of the day inside BlendED. The three classes inside BlendED are much like regular classes, but presented in a flexible, caring, and structured set up to engage 9th and 10th graders with a love of learning.

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Jefferson BlendED Academy

 PrestonHeadshotThe fish tanks are an extracurricular learning experience. What I do here is I work on fish projects, helping clean the fish tanks, making fish tanks, building supports for the fish tanks. The upperclassman really taught me how to work with the fish, test the fish tanks water.

Preston - Jefferson High School 10th Grader

 

 

 

 

Angel HeadshotAdvanced Language Arts 9, and that is also my favorite class, because I love to write. I am like a huge writer. I like the time that I get to work on my assignments. It is important to me because I don’t really liked to be rushed when I work on my homework or assignments. Especially in language arts, I like to get time to write about things because I write a lot. I just like the time to focus on it. 

 

Angel - Jefferson High School 9th Grader

 

 

 

Nkasa HeadshotThe projects are the best part about BlendED, you get to do something outside of school. This year, I worked on Jefferson’s annual Doggy-dash 5K that they do every year for the Cedar Valley Humane Society. I worked on the website, I helped create the website. Helped with gathering sponsors. I liked to get the word out. I learned to not be afraid when talking to businesses, I thought they were going to reject me, but they welcomed me with open arms and that really helped.

 

Nkasa - Jefferson High School 10th Grader

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This class teaches me about airplanes, Brandon, Senior

This Jefferson J-Hawk is future ready!

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Meet Jefferson's English Language Learners Teachers

Meet the Jefferson English Language Learners teachers! L to R - Maria Irwin, Andrew Trout, Sarah Kolaas, and Sara McAndrew. The teachers work together to help support students academically, emotionally, and socially. At Jefferson, it's almost as if each ELL student gets three moms and a dad at school.

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Four students in Jefferson English Language Learners, who combined speak over 12 languages, share their thoughts on learning English. The goals of ELL students is to help achieve English proficiency, feel valued and welcomed at Jeff, and ready for the future.

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School Year 2017-18

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This week we are featuring Jefferson High School. Principal, Chuck McDonnell shares what it means to be a J-Hawk.

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IanLeMasterMEET JEFFERSON'S STAFF

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Ian LeMaster,
Social Studies Teacher 

What he loves about Jefferson?

“At Jefferson we have staff and students that look after each other and we do everything to make sure that our students are successful.“

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At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Jefferson High School began integrating non-traditional students into the student body. District officials wanted to give these students the opportunities that could be found at a larger facility. The result has been a success thanks to the J-Hawks welcoming them and the staff embracing them.

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I like Jefferson, they make you feel welcome and everyone is friendly. The teachers really want you to pass an move on to the next level. James, Senior

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Kimberly_AbramMEET JEFFERSON'S STAFF

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Kim Abram,
School Counselor 

Years at Jefferson?

1 year  /  7 with CRCSD 

What she loves about Jefferson?

“Jefferson holds a special place in my heart, I am an alumna from 1995. I like being here because this is a relationship building school and we meet students where their needs are.“

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In 2008 Jefferson was the first high school in the District and one of the first in the state to offer Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Courses. The courses empower students to gain the skills to thrive in college, career and beyond through hands-on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) learning.

For more information on Project Lead the Way - goo.gl/J2KcJx

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I like all the opportunites Jefferson has to offer and there is something for everyone. Emma, Junior

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Jefferson High School is renowned for its fine arts. The theatre department has received several accolades over the years while producing five productions each school year. The theatre director shares how students receive life skills while memorizing their lines.

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Jefferson has given me the opportunity to have an amazing track career. I ws also given the opportunity to join BIG. Mi"Asia, Senior

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Kelly_SnyderMEET JEFFERSON'S STAFF

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Kelly Snyder,
Department Chair for P.E. 

Years at Jefferson?

18 years  

What she loves about Jefferson?

“I like that we have a very caring staff that wants all students to achieve at high levels.“

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