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Principal's Message

  • Hello, Viking Family!

    I am so excited to join the Thomas Jefferson High School team! This year, our theme is "The Year of Dreams: Creating Excellence Through Collaboration" We chose this theme, because we want the opportunity to work with all stakeholders: students, teachers, families, and community members to make Thomas Jefferson High School a great place to learn and work. Our goal is to prepare our students academically, mentally, and emotionally for life after high school. With your help, Thomas Jefferson High School will be the premier school in Richmond City.

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District News

  • RPS’ Power Scholars See Gains in Reading and Math

    “In alignment with our strategic plan, Dreams4RPS, we are committed to working with the City and our partners to provide high-quality out-of-school-time options for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Power Scholars is a great example of what our students are capable of when they have access to rigorous and exciting opportunities and the tools they need to succeed. I’m grateful for this collaboration with the YMCA, BellXcel, and Walmart and we’re excited to begin planning for Power Scholars 2020.”

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  • One Richmond One Book Kick-Offs at Elementary Schools Across the City

    “It’s critically important to have parents, guardians and caretakers be actively engaged in the lives of their children, and the One Richmond One Book program inspires that engagement through the joy of reading,” said Mayor Levar Stoney, who read at four Richmond elementary schools in support of the program last year. “I’m absolutely thrilled our students, families, and schools will have the opportunity to read and share three more books together again this school year.”

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  • Sikh Association of Central Virginia Awards $20,000 in Scholarships for Vocational Training

    “This is the type of partnership that helps to elevate the entire Richmond community,” said School Board Chair Dawn Page. We thank the Sikh Association of Central Virginia for advancing this generous scholarship program and look forward to future collaborations.”

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  • RPS and VUU Celebrate Scholarship Recipients

    “We could not be more thrilled to partner with VUU to provide this life-changing opportunity for our students,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “To be able tell our students and their families that, as 9th graders, their college tuition is already taken care of has been incredible. I want to thank Dr. Lucas for his leadership and support. We look forward to collaborating even more with VUU in the coming years.”

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  • RPS Shines Kicks-Off Across the Division

    “RPS Shines is one way that we show our students how much we value and love them,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras. “We are so thankful for the support of our community partners and every volunteer who plans to donate their time, resources, or skills so that our schools shine a bit brighter for our students this fall.”

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  • Rodney A. Robinson Recognized with an Award Named in His Honor

    “It is our hope, that Rodney’s fierce commitment to equity and his love for his students and community will not only inspire us here in Richmond, but that the name, Rodney A. Robinson, becomes synonymous with equity and excellence across our nation,” said Superintendent Jason Kamras.

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  • RPS Names New Principals for the 2019-2020 School Year

    “In each one of these candidates we saw great leaders who we know will lead with love and inspire our students to greatness,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras.

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  • RPS Celebrates the 2019 Scholastic Standouts

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Announcements

Upcoming Events

Alumni Activities

  • Class of 1969 - Save the Date - 50th Reunion

    TJHS 1969 50th

    Friday, October 11, 2019- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the Old City Bar and Grill, music by George Turman

    Saturday, October 12, 2019- TJ Meet and Greet at the School with boxed lunch, 

    Saturday, October 12, 2019- Dinner/Dance at the Westwood Country Club with music by the Escorts Band!

    Sunday, October 13, 2019- Getaway Brunch at the Willow Oaks Country Club

    ***If you have any questions, please contact Carol Valentine at chval1505@gmail.com, or by phone at 804-814-1643.

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  • Class of 1970 - Save the Dates - 50th Reunion

    October 23-25, 2020

    For all details, please visit our class website.

    http://www.tjclassof1970.net/

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  • Class of 1979 - Save the Dates 

    Please join us for these exciting events! 

    May 4, 2019, 70’s Party - The Spot, RVA 

    May 17, 2019, Happy Hour - Jackson Beer Garden & Smoke House from 6-9pm

    July 20, 2019, Cookout - American Legion, Rt.5 (Recreation Rd)

    September 27, 2019, Meet & Greet - TJ Gym: Matchbox from 6-9pm

    September 28, 2019, Day Party: Kick Off - The Camel (On Broad St @ Lombardy) from 11am-1pm

    September 28, 2019, Banquet & Dance - Hilton Garden Inn/Airport from 7pm-11pm

    September 29, 2019, Gospel Brunch - Hilton Garden Inn/Airport from 12p-4pm *tentatively scheduled time

    ***If you have questions, please contact Sandee Smith at ds1077@aol.com.

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