Thelma Jones Unity Program
The program consist of ten houses that serve as a small family within the larger school family. Upon enrollment, the students spin the wheel to determine their house for their entire time at Thelma Jones. Every student and staff is a member of a house.
Each house is represented by a unique color and name. The names mean unity in different languages. Staff members work with their houses to deliver lessons that teach self-esteem, tolerance, teamwork, and unity. In conjunction with our TJE Unity program, we have created ‘The Great 48’ based on Ron Clark’s Essential 55 list.
Shark University is a group of special interest clubs that gives teachers the opportunity to share their passion, interest, and love of learning with their students. Some of those clubs include: authentic science experiments, puzzles, exercise, volleyball, step dancing, cooking, art, sign language, and more. The teachers sharing and the topics presented evolve & change every year!
Each house participates in a club during a 6-weeks period and rotates to the other clubs throughout the year. Because of this unique experience, students are given an opportunity to share in more enrichment activities. Sponsor: Lorraine Sonzogni