Activities and Events 11/22/2019

Food Drive
 Today is the LAST day to search your pantries for non-perishable food items to donate to JA.  Please have your student bring their donations to their Homeroom/Advisement classroom. Thank you for those who have participated.


Student Government- FriendsGiving
Student Government will be selling tickets for desserts for after school today, November 22.  We will be showing Friends Thanksgiving episodes on the big screen.


JA High School Basketball Fundraiser
Show your team spirit by joining Chipotle for a fundraiser to support JA High School Basketball.  Come in to the Chipotle at 5160 W 120th Unit B in Westminster on Sunday, November 24th from 4-8pm.  Tell the cashier you’re supporting JA Basketball to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to JA High School Basketball.


Santa’s Little Elves
JA National Art Honor Society would like to invite your little ones to come get crafty! Thursday, December 5th 5-8PM.

Parents of elementary kids, drop off your 6-11 year olds for 1, 2 or 3 hours and go get some shopping done while the kids make holiday ornaments and crafts, great for gift giving! Hot cocoa and a candy cane will also be provided.  Price: $10 per hour/ $25 for all three hours per child. Space is limited-Sign up today. *Pay by cash or check upon arrival.

Winter Wonderland
On Friday, December 6 from 6-8:30pm- High school clubs will be putting on a holiday activities evening for the elementary school kids.  Students will be able to purchase tickets to use to buy treats or a picture with Santa.  Each club will have treats to sell and activities for kids to participate in - activities are free. Tell your friends to save the date for this fun event.


Science Fair-Judges Needed
"'Tis the season!. For Science Fair!"

Please join us to experience the best of the best scientific minds at JA!

You are invited to view and experience our Science Fair on December 10, from 8:45 to 10:00 am in the Gym. We also have great need for Judges: no experience necessary!  If you can come help, please fill out this survey


Holiday Craft Soiree: Friday, December 13th
NJAHS and SLAB present a Holiday Craft Party! Join us after school from 3:30-4:30 pm on Friday, December 13th. Come make a holiday craft while enjoying hot cocoa and snacks! RSVP by Friday, December 6th in order to reserve a spot. Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing Mrs. Buechner at  We look forward to crafting with you! 





JA Basketball at the Pepsi Center
The Denver Nuggets presents the High School Basketball Prep/Pro Series as the Jefferson Academy Jaguars take on the Bennett Tigers on the Denver Nuggets court prior to the Trail Blazers vs Nuggets game on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Order tickets online


Game Times: Girls’ Varsity-2:45pm—Boys’ Varsity 4:00pm—Trail Blazers vs vs Nuggets. Tickets are valid for both high school games in the afternoon and the Trail Blazers vs Nuggets game that evening.



The Music Man
There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate money making scheme. Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian. As All-American as apple pie and as charming as can be, The Music Man is a crowd-pleasing show, featuring the talents of our JA High School and Middle School Musical Theatre classes, with a couple extra Surprises! This Show will be presented December 19th and 20th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm in the all new JA auditorium. Tickets will go on sale SOON.  Keep your eyes and ears open!

National Honor Society Lunch Tutoring
With finals approaching some students are feeling the stress of their academics, so National Honor Society will be providing tutoring sessions at lunch! Homework help/tutoring sessions are available in Ms. Thimsen's room (253) during high school lunch for any high school student who may need assistance on homework assignments or projects. This is a great opportunity for students to get free one-on-one help from high-achieving upperclassmen. Please contact Ms. Thimsen ( with any questions you may have about this program.


Finals Schedule

Tuesday, December 17

Zero Hour finals 7:30--8:20 (in class)

Wednesday, December 18

A Block 8:25 --10:10

C Block 10:25--12:10

 Thursday, December 19

B Block 8:25--10:10

D Block 10:25—12:10

make-up finals Friday, December 20

(scheduled directly with instructors)

**All students need to leave or be picked up as soon as possible after finals. HS parents: If your student does not have a final scheduled, they will need to have a note returned to excuse them from that class.

 Counseling-Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, December 11th 7pm in the Auditorium: College night for Juniors and their parents: This is an overview of college admissions, financial aid, testing, Junior meetings and senior seminar! All students would be there as well as parents who are new to this process!
  • Thursday, January 16th 6:30pm at Front Range Community College (Rotunda)-MANDATORY meeting for all students new to Concurrent Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!

 Marti Porreco

Assistant Principal/Activities Coordinator


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