Beginning of May News

Ms. Bennett: Welcome to TJHSST!


Please extend a warm TJ Colonials welcome to Ms. Marvana Bennett who will be serving as one of our assistant principals through the end of this school year.  She has been an AP at Stuart High School for several years. 

Mr. Gary Grosicki, current assistant principal who oversees the 11th grade class and our Sci-Tech Division, will be on an extended sick leave absence for at least 4-5 weeks.  Ms. Bennett will assume his duties during this time.  We wish Mr. Grosicki well and we thank Ms. Bennett for the temporary support she is providing our school. Also, we'd like to thank Principal Penny Gros at Stuart High School who has graciously "loaned" Ms. Bennett to TJ during a busy time of year!

Class of 2021 Lock-In

The Freshman Class Council is planning an all-night event for freshmen called Lock-In. This has been a tradition at TJ for many years. Students have the opportunity to bond as an entire class by staying all night at TJ, playing games, being silly, and making memories. Lock-In will take place on Friday May 11th at TJ from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM Saturday morning.

Select locations within the school will be used to run various activities including an inflatable course, ball games, video games, escape room etc.  We have reserved the gym, the auditorium, wrestling room, and several commons and classrooms. Students will remain within these boundaries, and will be supervised. To help ensure that students are kept safe in these various spaces, we need volunteers! 

Please help make our Lock-In a success by volunteering! 

Volunteers will work in shifts through the night. If you have a comfortable, portable chair, please bring it. Freshmen students of volunteers will receive a discount on his or her ticket.

Upperclassmen have said that Lock-In was the best part of freshman year. Please help us to create a memorable experience for the class of 2021.

Use this link to sign up to volunteer:

Mental Wellness Month


This past week TJ held its annual Stress Less, Laugh More week, sponsored by TJ Minds Matter, with significant support from SGA, PTSA and Ms. Danielle Armstrong.

Activities have included music and dance, therapy dogs (Chewie pictured), Random Acts of Kindness, pajama day, jersey day, photo booths, yogurt parfaits, and for those with a Dark Side, Star Wars screening courtesy of the SGA.

The National Association of School Psychologists has a helpful document, as well: Supporting Children's Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators.