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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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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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District News

  • RPS Launches New Crossing Guard Pilot Program

    “While the focus is on the safety of our students and families, we are also very intentional about creating safe and loving school environments through this pilot,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras. “Each crossing guard from the program works at that school, so they are already familiar with the school community, which empowers them to continue to build on their relationships with students and families.”

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  • Home Visits Initiative Builds Trusting and Meaningful Relationships with Families

    "Our parents are experts on their children. We believe that parents and teachers are co-educators, each just as important as the other,” said Dr. Shadae Harris, RPS Chief Engagement Officer. “All families have the ability to assist their child in their academic success and high impact family engagement strategies, such as home visits, can happen in everyone's home.”

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  • RPS Administrators Attend Trauma-Responsive Leadership Training

    “In alignment with Dreams4RPS, this training is a significant step for our division in ensuring that our teachers, support staff, and administrators have the skills necessary to effectively and compassionately serve all of our students who may have been impacted by trauma,” said Harry Hughes, RPS Chief of Schools. “Through a thorough understanding of trauma-responsive practices, coupled with our deep care and commitment to our students, we can work together to minimize the impact that this stress has on their lives so that they can focus their minds on learning.”

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  • RPS Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class

    "It is an honor to celebrate the rich legacy of RPS athletics,” said Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Coordinator of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics. “Each of these outstanding athletes represents the best in RPS and in their own lives and communities. We are thrilled to recognize each inductee this evening for their dedication and achievements.”

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  • 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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