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Giving Back

This year IB students completed nearly 7,000 hours of service to our greater community! Our students make a difference an hour at a time. If you still have hours to turn in, please send documentation to Mrs. Cady as soon as possible.

New log sheets for the upcoming school year are available on our website. Students can certainly use the slower pace of summer to get started on next year's hours.

Students document their hours with a written reflection. Here, in their own words with a minimal amount of editing, are some of the lessons that MYP students have learned this year through their community and service efforts:

"I.B. is more than just a good program for students to get prepared for high school. IB is an international program that is built to make your kids into better citizens. This is why we have community and service hours requirements. For my first community and

service project, I helped my boy scout troop with an overnight camp as a staff member. Through this experience I have gained much self confidence and character." -- Noah Birkeland, year 1

"The Holton Garden (The "Dandelion") was planned step by step. It opened at the very end of my fifth grade year. It is used as an outdoor classroom. I enjoyed the part the fifth graders took in planning and making the garden. I was sad to leave it behind and came back so I wouldn't have to. I watered and weeded everyday for a week. I would spend at least an hour everyday. Now, as the garden is thriving, I am enjoying watching others enjoy it and will occasionally make a visit. It was hard work but fun and most definitely worth it." -- Julia Conte, year 1

"One of the most rewarding activities I did was at my old elementary school, J.B. Fisher. There, two other scouts and I painted the exercise equipment that

surrounds the quarter-mile track. I learned how to prepare and paint the metal poles and that if jobs are given to everyone, things go quicker and smoother. I also learned that working with friends makes work easier and more fun. " -- Joshua Hemenway, year 2

Volume 3, Issue 3 June 17, 2011

Inside this issue:

"I've been focusing on a certain area to help. My neighborhood. While it is crucial to help out on an international level, helping out locally within your neighborhood is a vital place to start. I did not start out intending for most of my hours to be within my neighborhood, but I found that I enjoy working with my friends and neighbors!" -- Ian Mills, year 3





Stock Market and 2 Model UN

C & S Stars


C & S Stars (con't.) 4

"Community Service this year and last summer has improved my speaking skills, teaching skills, and athletic skills. Through working with 3D Baseball, I learned to speak loudly and confidently to gather their attention and to lead by example." -- Miles Braxton, year 4

Congratulations to Ian Fraser for representing us so well at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June! You did an am-a-z-i-n-g job!

We Knew You When . . .

Before she was a Gates Millennium Scholar, Kristen Sims started with the IB programme when she was a sixth grader at Lucille M. Brown Middle School. During her secondary education, she has worked hard and met many challenges with grace. We are delighted that she is the valedictorian for Thomas Jefferson High School and also has the highest grade point average in the city.

Kristen was recently selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar, along with eight other Virginia students. She may use this scholarship at her choice of colleges and universities. Kristen will attend Virginia Tech, where she will major in business management.

The salutatorian for Thomas Jefferson is Melody Jacobs. Melody will attend the University of Virginia on full scholarship through a University Achievement Award.

Also attending their colleges

and universities on full tuition scholarships are Suliaman Kenyatta and Rasheka Robinson. All four of these scholars completed seven years of IB learning.

We are so proud of our entire 2011 Class. We wish them well next year!

Olubunmi Ajao Queyera Bagley Brandan Christian Tobias Estes Kiyelle Gentry Melody Jacobs Sulaiman Kenyatta Kia Lathon Kadeja Liggans Chavioleyette Mitchell Rasheka Robinson John Sales Kristen Simms Devin Staggers

University of Virginia Virginia State University Norfolk State University Virginia State University Old Dominion University University of Virginia Morehouse College Virginia Commonwealth University Old Dominion University George Mason University North Carolina A & T Old Dominion University Virginia Tech Norfolk State University


by Mr. John Stevens

The Thomas Jefferson Robotics team is already preparing for the upcoming season. Learn a little more about last year's success by visiting the following website and listening to our interview on public radio. http:// radio/archive/2011-04-07thomas-jefferson-high-robotics-team-hopes-for -win.

The robotics team needs your help! If you are interesting in assisting us in raising funds


or otherwise supporting our team, please contact

John Stevens at jstevens@richmond.k12.va.us .

Stock Market Game and Model UN

by Ed Craig

Our Stock Market Game kids had the third-place middle school team this spring. Please congratulate DeAndre Washington, Khalil Powell, and Joshua Hemenway. Also, we will have two teams in the fall and spring next year.

Next year I will also sponsor the Model UN team and am planning on a fall conference, a winter conference at fellow IB world school, Garfield High School, and then a conference in March or April at Maggie Walker. Ms. Diane Grinnell will sponsor the Model UN team at Thomas Jefferson High School.

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IB News

It's all about Community and Service

Our Community and Service stars met or exceeded their hours for 2010-2011.

Grade 6

Alexis Allen Rakee Baylor Noah Birkeland Millicent Boehling David Burke Noah Campbell Keiasha Carney Taiya Cleveland Julia Conte Marshall Douglas Arabia Earth

Grade 7

Cole Alder Lily Alemayehu Isabel Ammendolia Marina Blough Logan Boehling Devon Bortz Sam Brady Kristen Cole Carolyn Corbet Michael Donnelly

Grade 8

Moriam Ajao LyNeizha Barron Annika Basch Taia Blizard Kiara Brown Maxwell Byles Virshon Carrington Jaire Dobbins Kayla Emanuel Nicholas Gruner Syeda Haider Whitney Harris Mariah Henley

Volume 3, Issue 3

Emma Gay Nadia Greene Henry Haas Shanice Herrell Reuben Hewitt Christopher Hicks Alexander Johndrow Torian Jones Jordan Keller Turner Kump Mariko Lewis

Daerenz Lyons Matthew Lyons Halle Miller Shelton Moss Charles Nicholson Blair Page Blake Paige Olivia Patterson Matthew Pinson Hannah Polaski Katherine Rogers

Logan Douglas Finuala Fisk Ian Fraser Jazmen Gary Siena Glave' Catherine Gilfoyle Frank Guthrie Gordon Hadley Joshua Hemenway Lillian Herrell

Robert Hicks Telisi Johnson Thomas Krivanec Carrington Martin Maddie May Camille Moore Tehya Moore Ana Murias Sebastian Portuondo Isabella Ragazzi

Charnae Holmes Alannah Hosick Kashard Hughes Emily Lehman-Rios Meshawn Macklin Ava Mansfield Spencer McCollum Samantha McCoy Joy McMillian Ian Mills Gavin Moore Andris Murray Mycah Perry

Sven Philipsen Arabella Ruggles Lillian Senn Amir Shami Duncan Sims Keeshawn Sun Ian Thomas Gillian Throckmorton Isabelle Tobe Isabel Waters Sharon Yat-Espana Grace Zipperer

John Rosemond Laureene Russell Kate Seltzer Rebecca Sherman Bladen Sisk Kendall Smith Kiana Tabb Adam Temple Eva Tsow Caleb Wallace Deontre White

Fiona Ross Francesca Ross Claire Schweiker Sophie Shannon Harper Speagle-Price Kenneth Stevens Kayla Temple Collin Thomas Amelia Thomas Antonio Watkins-Hunter Francie Zeltzer

MYP Total Hours for 2010-2011 =

6, 971 hours

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Richmond Public Schools

International Baccalaureate Programmes

Thomas Jefferson High School 4100 W. Grace Street Richmond, Virginia 23230 (804) 780-6114

IB's Mission:

"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."

Learner Profile = Inquirers + Knowledgeable + Caring + Communicators + Balanced + Reflective + Open-minded + Risk-takers + Principled + Thinkers = You!

Lucille M. Brown Middle School 6300 Jahnke Road Richmond, Virginia 23225 (804) 319-3013


Summer Reading

Read some good books this summer and be ready for your teachers this fall. Titles are available on the school websites.

Community and Service Stars (con't)

Grade 9

Grade 10

Miles Braxton Kaiya Dobbins Amy Li ShaQuan Patterson Daniel Pinson Lauren Wright

Jade Burton Luis Camacho Zenobia Cardwell Nichelle Chalmers Olivia Covington Lattiesha Dark Summer Dozier Ja'Bria Eccles Stacey Elder James Kearney Alexis Lacey Donald Lynch

Mayola Mayhew

Anajai Peterson

Brianna Ponder

Joy Scott

Tiara Smalls Tiara Thomas

All IB Diploma students must complete a minimum of 150 hours of CAS over their Junior and Senior year. CAS hours may start after the conclusion of the 10th grade year. The following students completed CAS hours for the 2010-2011 academic year:

Olubunmi Ajao Queyara Bagley Kiyelle Gentry Melody Jacobs Sulaiman Kenyatta Kia Lathon Kadeja Liggans Chay Mitchell Rasheka Robinson Kristen Simms

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