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Musical notationZupko Music Composition

Professional composer Dr. Mischa Zupko has joined forces with Ms. Laura Garrison, our instrumental music teacher, to secure a commission of a new piece of music, written specifically by and for our West Jeff Middle music students. Upon completion, this piece of original music will be rehearsed, published, and the students will perform a world premiere during the 2018-2019 school year.

Dr. Zupko will be visiting our school in March 2018 to begin speaking with the students about the topic and themes for the piece. Some themes being considered are multiculturalism or kindness and acceptance, but the final theme will be determined by Dr. Zupko's initial discussions and workshops with the students. He will visit our school twice during the 2018-2019 school year to collaborate with the students on the final composition, and he will be in Colorado for the world premiere (date TBD).

We are extremely excited to be working with Dr. Zupko and it will be a tremendous opportunity for our students. In total, we are hoping to raise $5,000-6,000 to support this project. Please consider donating to support this once in a lifetime experience for our students. All donations will be tax-deductible!

 

Graduation Party Planner

8th Grade Continuation

When: Throughout the year; event is May 23

In the evening following the last day for eighth grade, the school holds a continuation ceremony for families and the PTA hosts a party in the cafetorium just for students with food, music, and activities. The party is planned, funds raised, and put on by volunteers with the 8th Grade Continuation committee.

Please contact Aimee Pless at aimeepless@hotmail.com to express interest in assisting with or coordinating part of the event planning (fundraising, decorations, entertainment, food, setup/cleanup) and be notified of planning meetings. 

  • SignUpGenius for 8th Grade Continuation

DonorsChoose.orgDonorsChoose.org

When: throughout the year

There are classroom projects posted by individual teachers from our school on DonorsChoose.org, a not-for-profit crowdfunding platform for schools.

 

School StoreSchool Store

When: Fridays throughout the year, plus seasonal sales during lunches

The PTA has an ongoing need for a few adults to help with setup and staffing on the first Friday of the month from about 1:45 - 2:30. During seasonal sales (Boo Bags before Halloween, Elf Shop before winter break, and Val-O-Grams in February) help is also welcomed during lunch periods.

  • SignUpGenius for School Store

 

Thank You Teachers & StaffTeacher Appreciation

When: throughout the year

The PTA's teacher appreciation committee plans several treats and events for the teachers throughout the year. When there is an active event underway, there will be a SignUpGenius available with more information.

 

Watch D.O.G.S.Watch D.O.G.S.

When: Throughout the year

Be a positive male role model in our school for at least one day, all day. Interested? Sign up online, then stop by the school office one week before their first volunteer time to begin the background check process. For more information or to sign up at WJMS, email the program coordinator F. Paul Figlia at fpaulwatchdog@gmail.com .


Colorado TSAPre-Engineering Program

When: Throughout the year

Opportunities for involvement include:

  • presenting to pre-engineering or robotics students;

  • mentoring students in pre-engineering classes or the Technology Student Association;

  • participating in twice-a-year meetings for the Conifer-area Career and Technology Education (CTE) advisory committee, which helps shape the future curriculum and direction of the pre-engineering/robotics classes.

If interested, please contact Mr. Williams at drwillia@jeffco.k12.co.us. Scheduling is flexible.

 

A tree cookie nametagTree Cookies/Tree Discs

When: anytime during the year

Each year, our sixth grade team needs about 250 round pieces of wood that are about 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. They are used as nametags during the week of Outdoor Lab, so they will need a small hole drilled near the edge. Please see the sample image for how they are used; please contact Ms. Sjogren or Ms. Buffington if you can help or have additional questions.

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