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Checklist for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

It’s never too early to start planning for the future.  Your high school has an abundance of information in regard to planning for college.

Check out their websites for a multitude of links to help you and your family get started or continue on the road to college.

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I love a good checklist!  This site has a checklist for each year of high school.  Take 10 minutes to look at the appropriate checklist.  There is an arrow to give additional information.

College Timeline

It’s never too early to start planning for the future.  Your high school has an abundance of information in regard to planning for college. Check out their websites for a multitude of links to help you and your family get started or continue on the road to college. ALHS TJHS I love a good checklist!  […]

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Job Shadowing for Trimester 1

As the end of Trimester 1 is on the horizon, our job shadowing students are finishing up their final days in the community and our district schools.

Job shadowing is a wonderful opportunity our students have to use the skills they have learned in the classroom and carry that over to “real world” experiences.  Working side by side with adults in the industry gives them the observation in learning and opportunity to ask questions that put our students in the driver’s seat for future college classes and careers.

The next time you talk with someone that is in or has been in Health Science, Foundations of Education (formerly known as Exploring Teaching), Early Childhood Education and Quality and Quantity Foods classes, ask them how the job shadowing changed their outlook on a career.

As the end of Trimester 1 is on the horizon, our job shadowing students are finishing up their final days in the community and our district schools. Job shadowing is a wonderful opportunity our students have to use the skills they have learned in the classroom and carry that over to “real world” experiences.  Working […]

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A snapshot of the first 2 months into the 2017-2018 school year

Manufacturing, Welding Engineering students at work using different forms of welding.

‘Stop the Bleed’ presented by CHI staff, including hands on practice.

Student with video camera at football game

Sports and Entertainment Broadcasting students taping the varsity football game at the Wickersham Stadium.

Digital Photography students getting up close and personal with their subjects.

Culinary Baking students collaborating to make some aromatic delectable food. They were using multiple forms of weight and measurement to find the proper amounts of ingredients.

Automotive students using classroom knowledge on actual vehicles with guidance from Mr. Emge.

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April Students of the Month!

Congratulations to the following students for being voted April Students of the Month:

12th Grade: Sophie Knauss

11th Grade: Angela Larson

10th Grade: Ryan Woolsoncroft

9th Grade: Morgan Lesley

Congratulations to the following students for being voted April Students of the Month: 12th Grade: Sophie Knauss 11th Grade: Angela Larson 10th Grade: Ryan Woolsoncroft 9th Grade: Morgan Lesley

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It might be snowing outside, but inside…..

img_1845Child Growth & Development students are job shadowing in our district elementary schools.  They observe, assist, and build relationships at their job shadowing site on Wednesday and share their experiences and discuss learning opportunities on Thursday in their classroom at Tucker Center.

The Culinary students continue with their Work Based Learning Experience at Micah House.  Everyone is learning a lot, accomplishing many tasks and making a difference in the lives of the employees as well as the families residing at that facility.

Public Speaking is in full speech mode.  With every speech, students are learning better techniques and skills that will carry with them through their life!

CNA starts clinicals this week.  They will be in the nursing facility using the skills they developed and rehearsed in the classroom and the health lab.

Health Science 1-2 students are starting 1st Aid this week and CPR next week as well as continuing their job shadowing at Mercy Hospital.  Health Science 3-4 students are reinforcing their medical terms while they study different systems in the body.

Digital Drawing students are enjoying the new drawing pads!  They are awesome and are a standard in work places!  Digital photography continues to dive into the technical aspects of taking photos and the settings and capabilities the camera offers.  Be looking for our Sports & Entertainment Broadcasting students at upcoming basketball games!  They are putting their skills to work!

Auto Tech 1-2 is out in the shop, putting the skills learned in the classroom to the vehicles in the shop.  The Fabrication, Welding Engineering class has been thoroughly enjoying this new class and all the cool tools they are using to make some fantastic projects and other practical use of the different types of welders.

 

There is no slowing down at the Tucker Center!

Child Growth & Development students are job shadowing in our district elementary schools.  They observe, assist, and build relationships at their job shadowing site on Wednesday and share their experiences and discuss learning opportunities on Thursday in their classroom at Tucker Center. The Culinary students continue with their Work Based Learning Experience at Micah House.  Everyone […]

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2016-17 School Year Trimester 1 Honor Roll Announced

The first trimester for the 2016-17 school year is complete!  Congratulations to these students for making the honor roll!

Gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher, silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79, and bronze level represents a GPA of 3.0-3.49.

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The first trimester for the 2016-17 school year is complete!  Congratulations to these students for making the honor roll! Gold level represents a GPA of 3.80 or higher, silver level represents a GPA of 3.5-3.79, and bronze level represents a GPA of 3.0-3.49. Thomas Jefferson High School

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Culinary students put their skills to work at Micah House

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Mrs. Smith’s Culinary Foundations/Quantity Foods class attended orientation at the Council Bluffs’ Micah House on December 14, 2016.  These students will be preparing the food that will be served that evening through this Work Based Learning Experience.  This experience joins other programs and projects that the Council Bluffs Community School District is working together with community partners to make Council Bluffs the best it can be!

Mrs. Smith’s Culinary Foundations/Quantity Foods class attended orientation at the Council Bluffs’ Micah House on December 14, 2016.  These students will be preparing the food that will be served that evening through this Work Based Learning Experience.  This experience joins other programs and projects that the Council Bluffs Community School District is working together with community partners […]

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Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December!

12th Grade-Alex Chairez Lopez

11th Grade-Cam’Ron Allen

10th Grade-Mary Sullivan

9th Grade-Karagin Ruff

Congratulations to our Students of the Month for December! 12th Grade-Alex Chairez Lopez 11th Grade-Cam’Ron Allen 10th Grade-Mary Sullivan 9th Grade-Karagin Ruff

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September Licensed Staff Member of the Month is our own Mr. Randy Lau!

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Mr. Lau was honored for his innovation with students to bring the new video board at Wickersham Stadium to life and provide authentic career experiences.  

Three of his Sports & Entertainment Broadcasting class attended the School Board meeting.

Mr. Lau was honored for his innovation with students to bring the new video board at Wickersham Stadium to life and provide authentic career experiences.   Three of his Sports & Entertainment Broadcasting class attended the School Board meeting.

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Celebrating Iowa All-State Musicians

On October 22nd Thomas Jefferson had several students  audition to join an elite group of young musicians who will perform at the All State Music Festival later this month.

We are proud to say that Thomas Jefferson is sending eight of our own to this festival, this is a record breaking number for our school.

Congratulations to these 8 students!

All State Vocalists:

Hunter Gibson

Timmy Ginn

Cassy Higgins

Oleksiy Lakai

Kevin Mejia

Tatiana Sandoval

Ashlynn Wiley

 

All State Orchestra-viola:

Genesis Obando

 

On October 22nd Thomas Jefferson had several students  audition to join an elite group of young musicians who will perform at the All State Music Festival later this month. We are proud to say that Thomas Jefferson is sending eight of our own to this festival, this is a record breaking number for our school. Congratulations to these […]

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