Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Staff Member of the Month - Mrs. McSorley


Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Barbara McSorley on being named Staff Member of the Month for April here at JTHS! Mrs. McSorley has worked as an instructional aide in the district for almost 19 years. Currently, she works with Mr. Mattesich and Ms. Seader's classes; she also travels with specific students to support them in other classes. Mrs. McSorley will also be leaving JTHS to retire at the end of this year. Her contributions to our students over the years will not be forgotten, and she will be greatly missed!

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Mrs. McSorley:

Students:
"Mrs. McSorley always helps me no matter what."

"Mrs. McSorley is just the best person. She is just the most caring person."

"I don't know what I would do without Mrs. McSorley. She helps me so much in school." 

Staff:
"Mrs. McSorley always goes above and beyond to help our students."

"She is caring, sincere, and always helps anyone in need. Students gravitate to her and respect her because of how she treats them." 

"She not only supports students with classroom activities. She also supports them emotionally." 

Mrs. McSorley will keep the falcon statue for the month. Congratulations to you, Barbara!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Staff Member of the Month - Mr. Warncke!


Please join us in congratulating Mr. Rolf Warncke on being named Staff Member of the Month for March here at JTHS! Mr. Warncke is leaving us after 27 years as a Technology Education teacher. Over those years, he has worked with countless students to help them create and innovate, which has contributed to their success after high school.

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Mr. Warncke:

Students:
"Mr. Warncke is one of the greatest teachers at JTHS. He is able to teach wood shop in a fun and interactive way, while teaching students how to be smart and safe."

"Mr. Warncke is a great role model to everyone in his classes and clubs. He is a great teacher, and I will miss being able to take his class. Everyone is going to miss Mr. Warncke at JTHS. I know I will." 

"Mr. Warncke is a teacher who truly cares about the students at Jefferson. There is not someone I know who is more committed to helping students succeed whether it be in his classes or in the robotics team, which he stepped up to run so the team could finish the season and compete."

Staff:
"Rolf is a skilled craftsman who shares his knowledge and passion with his students every day." 

"Mr. Warncke is always there for our students when they need him." 

"Rolf sacrifices his time and energy for his students and fellow teachers from Drone Club to spending hours after school enabling students to finish projects they've been working on for months."

"Rolf shares not only his exceptional wood working skills but also his fine character and affection for the students he serves."

Mr. Warncke will keep the Falcon statue for the entire month (and maybe make some improvements to him). It's disappointing to say goodbye to Mr. Warncke, but we wish him all the best in retirement!


Monday, March 11, 2019

Staff Member of the Month - Mr. Thide


Please join us in congratulating Mr. Jeremy Thide on being named Staff Member of the Month for February here at JTHS! Mr. Thide is a positive, hard-working physical education teacher at the high school. It's clear he cares deeply about the students and his role as a teacher here!

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Mr. Thide:

Students:
"Mr. Thide is so energetic, includes everyone, and really makes us all feel like we're part of a team." 

"He makes sure that all of us are safe and happy during class."

"He's a really nice guy and jokes around with us...he's just a good guy."

"Mr. Thide always knows how to lighten the mood in class." 

"He's really nice. He's understanding when I'm struggling with something." 

Staff:

"Mr. Thide has a fantastic rapport with kids and is relatable to them."

"Mr. Thide is the first to pitch in when anyone needs help." 

"Jeremy is always willing to help out whenever needed. He's a great addition to the phys ed department!" 

Mr. Thide will keep the Falcon statue for the entire month. Thanks for all you do, Mr. Thide!


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Staff Members of the Month - Main Office Administrative Assistants


Please join us in congratulating our Main Office administrative assistants, Nancy Tasker, Louise Gerosa, Sharon Vollmers, and Jennifer Seeley, on being named Staff Members of the Month for January here at JTHS. These ladies are some of the hardest working people in our building. We all would not be able to do what we do without them!

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about our administrative assistants:

Students:

"They are all so nice and helpful!" 

"The front office ladies are always happy and sweet!"

Staff:

"They go above and beyond to help you with anything you need. They will give you anything you need immediately and you never have to wait or ask twice." 

"They never ignore the needs of the students, and it makes them feel valued!"   

"Their compassion to us as a faculty is extremely warm and welcoming."

"They are always changing and adjusting to meet the needs of the faculty with a smile!"

We'll keep the Falcon statue in the main office for the entire month. Thanks, again, to these wonderful ladies!


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Staff Member of the Month - Mr. DiGennaro


Please join us in congratulating Mr. Joe DiGennaro on being named Staff Member of the Month for December here at JTHS. As a graduate and in his 27th year as a teacher, Joe is a Falcon through and through. Joe is a tremendous asset to the JTHS community as a teacher and coach.

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Mr. DiGennaro:

Students:
Coach helped me study for my math test. I got an 80. I thought I was going to fail that day...

He's caring and looks out for the class. He makes sure everyone is doing good. 

I love Coach D. He's very funny and sociable. He likes to work with us. He's very supportive of all of us. He loves everyone!

Staff:

Joe DiGennaro inspires his students as well as the athletes he coaches to achieve their absolute best in everything they do. His positive and upbeat personality resonates with students to believe in themselves to accomplish challenging and difficult tasks.

Joe is a great communicator and always has the right words to inspire confidence in his students. Joe is a model of good character and integrity for students to aspire to as they become adults. 

Without even realizing it, Joe is a mentor to many teachers as he consistently displays professionalism. He is an example for other staff as he always puts students first and continually advocates for their best interests.

Joe is a great listener and always provides valuable advice and encouragement. He has an uplifting and positive perspective!

Mr. DiGennaro will keep the falcon statue for the entire month. If you see him in the hallway, he would really appreciate a BIG hug! Thank you for all you do on and off the court/field, Coach!


Friday, November 30, 2018

Staff Member of the Month - Mrs. Nadler


Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Vickki Nadler on being named Staff Member of the Month for November here at JTHS. Although she thinks it's wrong that she receive Staff Member of the Month, she was nominated by several people. Mrs. Nadler works tirelessly to ensure the students and staff of JTHS have a welcoming, safe, and successful learning environment.

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Mrs. Nadler:

Students:
Mrs. Nadler is always nice because she always says 'hi' in the hallway." 

Even though we get in trouble, Mrs. Nadler still likes us because we spice up her day.

Mrs. Nadler is really hardworking in the sense that she's always walking around really fast. She works with all kids and is helpful. She brightens my day when I see her!

Staff:
Vickki is an amazing AP who goes out of her way to support us. Her compassion and concern for the staff and students here at JTHS stretch further then what is just happening inside the walls of the HS. We are lucky to have her here.  

Vickki has gone above and beyond for staff members in the building. Her passion for helping others grow within their profession make her the amazing vice principal she is. It's comforting knowing you have someone who will not only listen to you but also do everything to try and help you.  

She goes out of her way to help everyone, is always supportive, and is an invaluable resource with amazing knowledge of good teaching practices. The students and teachers all respect and look up to her. 

Mrs. Nadler will keep the falcon statue for the entire month. We are sure glad to have Mrs. Nadler as a member of our Falcon Family!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Staff Member of the Month - Mrs. Ajaj


Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Laura Ajaj on being named Staff Member of the Month for October here at JTHS. Mrs. Ajaj has been a dedicated member of the math department for over 18 years. Mrs. Ajaj is extremely generous with her time as she is constantly helping out both current and past students. You may even catch her staying after school to provide assistance to past graduates as they still come back for help with their college courses!

Here’s just a few things the Falcon Family has to say about Mrs. Ajaj:

Staff:
Mrs. Ajaj has consistently shown patience and caring for all students. Her willingness to go above and beyond for students, her caring way, and her generous personality make her an ideal candidate for Staff Member of the Month.

Mrs. Ajaj is always willing to lend a hand and help out. She is a team player with a positive attitude.

Students:
She makes sure all students are comfortable in the classroom. She's such a good listener and such a nice person!

She's always happy. She's really patient with the class.

Mrs. Ajaj's class always feels like a warm, welcome place. It feels like home for all of us.

She's the most caring teacher. She will go out of her way to make sure everyone is having a good day.

Mrs. Ajaj will keep the falcon statue for the entire month. We are so proud of you, Mrs. Ajaj! Thanks for all you do!


Staff Member of the Month - Mrs. McSorley

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Barbara McSorley on being named Staff Member of the Month for April here at JTHS ! Mrs. McSorley...