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09/25/2021

Homecoming is finally over! Here are the final results.

MEX results were:
1st: 2022
2nd: 2023
3rd: 2025
4th: 2024

What a way to end things, seniors. Simply amazing. And let’s go freshmen with the upset!

Float results were:
1st: 2024
2nd: 2025
3rd: 2022
4th: 2023

Phenomenal work, underclassmen!

Scavenger Hunt results:
1st: 2023
2nd: 2022
3rd: 2024
4th: 2025

Scavenger Hunt was such an amazing neck and neck event this year. We’re so glad it turned out to be so inclusive and fun (albeit frustrating) for everyone.

Money Wars results:
1st: 2022 with $5,842.25
2nd: 2023 with $1,892
3rd: 2024 with $1,556
4th: 2025 with $295

We are donating a total of $9,585.25 to Miriam’s Kitchen! Let’s go TJ!

OVERARCHING HOMECOMING WINNERS
1st: 2022 with 3625 points
2nd: 2023 with 2925 points
3rd: 2024 with 2075 points
4th: 2025 with 1650 points

Thank you everyone for one of the best and most spirited homecoming seasons TJ has ever had. To cap it all off with the amazing football comeback and going 4-0… it’s straight out of a movie.

Let’s go TJ!

09/24/2021

Final Scavenger Hunt clue.

5-Day Streak.

Use a little of what you learned from each of the days to get this final challenge!

09/24/2021

MONEY WARS UPDATE:

2022: $3447.02
2023: $1700
2024: $700
2025: $270

MONEY WARS CLOSES AT 4:30 TODAY. GOOD LUCK.

(scav hunt daily clue)
If Caesar came back ~2000 years after his death, he’d find TJ a welcoming place. But he would appreciate this room especially, thanks to a wonderful teacher who shares the same first letter with his name.

09/24/2021

One. Final. Day.

Tomorrow is CLASS COLOR day, where Freshmen wear RED, Sophomores wear WHITE, Juniors wear BLUE, and Seniors where TOGAS. Our Pep Rallies will take place tomorrow during 7th and 8th period and these will be the culminating events of this year's Homecoming - with Roll Calls, performances, and MEX. Bring your spirit in waves

Remember that Scavenger Hunt and Money Wars close tomorrow at 4:30 PM.

Make sure you show up to the Homecoming Football game tonight! Bring a change of clothes from your class color spirit day for the Blackout theme. Marching Band, Hoco Court, Float, and FINAL Results will be released at the Homecoming Football game.

Do not miss it!

Canned Food and Today’s Best Dressed Results are in. In first place are… the JUNIORS!2nd: The Seniors3rd: The Sophomores...
09/23/2021

Canned Food and Today’s Best Dressed Results are in.

In first place are… the JUNIORS!
2nd: The Seniors
3rd: The Sophomores
4th: The Freshmen

Today’s Best Dressed goes to… the JUNIORS! 50 Points!

09/23/2021

Money wars totals….

cmon guys
2022: $672
2023: $840
2024: $300
2025: $160

Money wars closes at 4:30 PM tomorrow.

Hey TJ!Major Homecoming updates from yesterday:The freshman class song is finished, you can find the follow link: https:...
09/23/2021

Hey TJ!

Major Homecoming updates from yesterday:

The freshman class song is finished, you can find the follow link: https://soundcloud.com/user-500915326/2025-freshmen-song-1

Results for class song are IN:
1st: Seniors
2nd: Juniors
3rd: Sophomores
4th: Freshmen

We also have results for Wednesday’s Best Dressed and Minecraft:

The winners of Wednesday’s Best Dressed are… the SENIORS.

The standings in Minecraft Bedwars:
1st: Juniors, winning 100 points for their class
2nd: Freshmen, winning 50 points

Minecraft Bingo
50 points to Sophomores
25 points to Juniors

Money Wars standings as of 3 PM yesterday:
Seniors: $370
Juniors: $695
Sophomores: $300
Freshmen: $160

Let’s make this homecoming one to remember!

After a spectacular tournament, filled with incredible clutches (shoutout to David Cao), dark horses, and phenomenal mat...
09/22/2021

After a spectacular tournament, filled with incredible clutches (shoutout to David Cao), dark horses, and phenomenal matches.

As the dust settles, we emerge with the following placings.
1st - Andy Huang
2nd - Geoffrey Davis
3rd - Kisna Matta

This results in 50 points to the JUNIORS, and 100 points to the SENIORS. Check homecoming.tjhsst.edu for the full scoreboard.

Hey TJ!We have a host of events lined up today! One of them is chess semifinals and finals which will be livestreamed du...
09/22/2021

Hey TJ!

We have a host of events lined up today! One of them is chess semifinals and finals which will be livestreamed during lunch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/hdU57vwbA1Q, so make sure to tune in!

In addition, for those who are curious about each class' T-shirt designs after yesterday's results, they are attached below.

Hi TJ,Day 2 of Homecoming is now over. *Points*Best Dressed for Character Day was SUPER close, but it goes to…. 2022! Ch...
09/22/2021

Hi TJ,

Day 2 of Homecoming is now over.

*Points*
Best Dressed for Character Day was SUPER close, but it goes to…. 2022! Check out our insta at @tj.sga to see their great costumes!

T-Shirt Judging has closed:
1st: 2022
2nd: 2025 (Woohoo Freshmen!)
3rd: 2023
4th: 2024

*Updates*
In case you missed it, the Sophomore spirit video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ntw02MZFuA

Money Wars (as of earlier today) C'mon guys we can do better :)
2022: $105
2023: $115
2024: $20
2025: $25

Scavenger Hunt Running Point Totals (First to finish wins, otherwise highest points if nobody finishes)
2022: 270
2023: 185
2024: 90
2025: 40

Canned Food ends tomorrow! Please bring in any remaining cans and assist in the construction in the art gallery.

Tomorrow’s Spirit Day is Group Day, so make sure you go all out for that. Happy Homecoming and have fun!

Hi TJ,

Day 2 of Homecoming is now over.

*Points*
Best Dressed for Character Day was SUPER close, but it goes to…. 2022! Check out our insta at @tj.sga to see their great costumes!

T-Shirt Judging has closed:
1st: 2022
2nd: 2025 (Woohoo Freshmen!)
3rd: 2023
4th: 2024

*Updates*
In case you missed it, the Sophomore spirit video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ntw02MZFuA

Money Wars (as of earlier today) C'mon guys we can do better :)
2022: $105
2023: $115
2024: $20
2025: $25

Scavenger Hunt Running Point Totals (First to finish wins, otherwise highest points if nobody finishes)
2022: 270
2023: 185
2024: 90
2025: 40

Canned Food ends tomorrow! Please bring in any remaining cans and assist in the construction in the art gallery.

Tomorrow’s Spirit Day is Group Day, so make sure you go all out for that. Happy Homecoming and have fun!

Hi TJ,Hope you had a fantastic opening day to Homecoming week! We’re so glad to see everyone getting immersed into the H...
09/21/2021

Hi TJ,

Hope you had a fantastic opening day to Homecoming week! We’re so glad to see everyone getting immersed into the Hoco spirit even without pep rallies.

Best Dressed for Dress your Best Day goes to…. The SENIORS
This puts the Seniors TIED with the Sophomores for 1st place at 75 points!

Freshmen Spirit Video
In case you didn’t see it during first period today, the Freshmen Spirit Video is here (We’ll be reposting all the spirit videos together on Friday): https://youtu.be/6FuBFQyPeJA

Scavenger Hunt is LIVE. The first class to finish all challenges or the class with the most points accumulated from challenges over the week will receive 300 points for their class. Second, Third, and Fourth will receive 200, 100, and 50, respectively. The Seniors are currently sitting pretty in the lead with 205 scavenger hunt points, but the other classes still have plenty of room to catch up!

Canned Food Construction has BEGUN. Get your cans in ASAP as classes only have until the end of lunch Wednesday to build!

Money Wars is LIVE. We’ll be posting daily totals every day from tomorrow onwards!

We love all the spirit bombing going on from the upperclassmen and we encourage underclassmen to get out there and hit right back. Lastly, tomorrow’s Spirit Day is Character Day, so make sure you go all out for that. Happy Homecoming and good luck!

Hi TJ,

Hope you had a fantastic opening day to Homecoming week! We’re so glad to see everyone getting immersed into the Hoco spirit even without pep rallies.

Best Dressed for Dress your Best Day goes to…. The SENIORS
This puts the Seniors TIED with the Sophomores for 1st place at 75 points!

Freshmen Spirit Video
In case you didn’t see it during first period today, the Freshmen Spirit Video is here (We’ll be reposting all the spirit videos together on Friday): https://youtu.be/6FuBFQyPeJA

Scavenger Hunt is LIVE. The first class to finish all challenges or the class with the most points accumulated from challenges over the week will receive 300 points for their class. Second, Third, and Fourth will receive 200, 100, and 50, respectively. The Seniors are currently sitting pretty in the lead with 205 scavenger hunt points, but the other classes still have plenty of room to catch up!

Canned Food Construction has BEGUN. Get your cans in ASAP as classes only have until the end of lunch Wednesday to build!

Money Wars is LIVE. We’ll be posting daily totals every day from tomorrow onwards!

We love all the spirit bombing going on from the upperclassmen and we encourage underclassmen to get out there and hit right back. Lastly, tomorrow’s Spirit Day is Character Day, so make sure you go all out for that. Happy Homecoming and good luck!

09/20/2021

This year’s scavenger hunt will be conducted on hunt.sites.tjhsst.edu and is now live. The first class to complete every challenge or the class with the highest amount of points by the end of the week will be declared our winner.

But be weary, we're releasing additional challenges and hints this Wednesday, this is a week-long event!

Every day we’ll have a daily challenge, so make sure you’re listening closely to the morning announcements. To kick off Day 1, introduce yourself and ask Dr. Bonitatibus what her favorite part of the school is!

Happy Scavenging!

09/20/2021

Hey TJ!

Today kicks off the official start of Homecoming Week. Make sure to show off your school spirit by asking your teacher to spirit bomb other classes. With the beginning of Homecoming comes the starts of Money Wars and canned food sculpture. Make sure you bring in those cans and donate to Money Wars on MySchoolBucks! Also make sure to buy your class T-shirts!

This year’s scavenger hunt will be conducted on hunt.sites.tjhsst.edu and will go live at 12:40 PM today. Every day we’ll have a daily challenge, so make sure you’re listening closely to the morning announcements. To start off Day 1, introduce yourself to Dr. Bonitatibus and ask what her favorite part of the school is!

Finally, today’s spirit day is Dress Your Best and tomorrow’s is Character Day. Stay tuned this afternoon for today’s spirit day winners and for all class songs. Check out the full events schedule and points updates on the Homecoming website at homecoming.tjhsst.edu. Happy Hoco!

GG! We've come to an end to our tournament weekend with Minecraft finishing Bedwars Round Robin and Survival Games. And ...
09/20/2021
Minecraft (DAY 1) | Fall Hoco 2021

GG! We've come to an end to our tournament weekend with Minecraft finishing Bedwars Round Robin and Survival Games. And we're happy to announce our results:

2025 & 2023 will be moving onto the 4v4 Bedwars Finals at 6PM on Wednesday.

2024 took first place at our first ever Survival Games, scoring 75 points for the class. 2022 came in close second garnering 25 points.

We're excited to get back this Wednesday to finish out our gaming tournaments, so do stay tuned. If you missed any of today's matches, the full stream is available here: https://youtu.be/w-55XiSGIog

The Full Minecraft Roster is available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/140dzACfbCiE4bVwzZri4-0ZsED0DR8gbVSUXIRJFfzY/edit?usp=sharing

We'll see you this Wednesday @ 6PM!

On our first day of our second ever Minecraft Tournament, classes will duke it out once again with a battle of strategy, click speed, and determination. Day ...

Day 2 of Homecoming week includes our MINECRAFT TOURNAMENT, competitors from each class will be duking it out in our bed...
09/19/2021
Minecraft (DAY 1) | Fall Hoco 2021

Day 2 of Homecoming week includes our MINECRAFT TOURNAMENT, competitors from each class will be duking it out in our bedwars qualifiers and 40-person Hunger Games Tournament at a map of TJHSST. Tune in today at 4PM to watch it all go down!

https://youtu.be/w-55XiSGIog

On our first day of our second ever Minecraft Tournament, classes will duke it out once again with a battle of strategy, click speed, and determination. Day ...

As Homecoming week kicks off, what better way to show school spirit than by dressing up for Spirit Days! Down below are ...
09/19/2021

As Homecoming week kicks off, what better way to show school spirit than by dressing up for Spirit Days! Down below are the themes for each day, so make sure to dress accordingly. Each class will submit a representative for judging, so if you want to compete for your class, make sure to let your class council members know. Classes must send their representative to the amphitheater(nobel courtyard) by 12:05. Looking forward to the amazing outfits we’ll see this week!

As Homecoming week kicks off, what better way to show school spirit than by dressing up for Spirit Days! Down below are the themes for each day, so make sure to dress accordingly. Each class will submit a representative for judging, so if you want to compete for your class, make sure to let your class council members know. Classes must send their representative to the amphitheater(nobel courtyard) by 12:05. Looking forward to the amazing outfits we’ll see this week!

With the conclusion of our first day of Tournaments, we are happy to announce our Chess Semifinalists:Geoffrey Davis (20...
09/18/2021
Chess (DAY 1) | Fall Hoco 2021

With the conclusion of our first day of Tournaments, we are happy to announce our Chess Semifinalists:

Geoffrey Davis (2022) vs. Garrett Heller (2022)
Andy Huang (2022) vs. Kisna Matta (2023)

We saw some amazing contention at our quarterfinals with some really tough matches played out between classes. Semifinal and Finals will be played over the board this Wednesday during lunch, and in case you missed today's matches feel free to watch the livestream here: https://youtu.be/icgjXJSiklc

Feel free to check out the brackets and games here:

Round Robin Qualifiers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QynGpJmOfO9YE733hgMH2-_jEgA4HAXO0C66aGwvNaA/edit?usp=sharing

Single Elimination Bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tfSEw7W-PtPYZ1JF64U7JzHRmXOhgHftT_WQbDXbSU4/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you so much to all 32 of our participants, it was some extremely impressive gameplay, and we'll be back tomorrow for our opening Minecraft Tournament!

TJHSST runs Chess back in style this fall with our second ever Chess tournament. Today's matches will decide who qualifies for our in-person matches for this...

Who’s ready for the first event of Homecoming, cause the Chess Tournament begins in just under 15 minutes! Watch your cl...
09/18/2021

Who’s ready for the first event of Homecoming, cause the Chess Tournament begins in just under 15 minutes! Watch your class battle through the preliminary rounds to see which students get to advance to Wednesday’s bouts, and eventually, become our TJ Chess Champion and earn 100 points for their class! Use the link below to tune in to the matches:

youtube.com/watch?v=icgjXJSiklc

Who’s ready for the first event of Homecoming, cause the Chess Tournament begins in just under 15 minutes! Watch your class battle through the preliminary rounds to see which students get to advance to Wednesday’s bouts, and eventually, become our TJ Chess Champion and earn 100 points for their class! Use the link below to tune in to the matches:

youtube.com/watch?v=icgjXJSiklc

Homecoming has finally arrived! After a week of amazing askings from across the grades, we’re diving straight into the c...
09/18/2021

Homecoming has finally arrived!

After a week of amazing askings from across the grades, we’re diving straight into the competition events this week with the qualifying rounds of the Chess tournament later today from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at youtube.com/watch?v=icgjXJSiklc. This will be the first opportunity for points this season, so it’s time to support your class and get an early lead on the scoreboard!

Tomorrow will be the preliminary rounds to the Minecraft Bed Wars tournament, with the finals taking place on Wednesday with the Hunger Games and Bingo games.

As for events down the line, Monday has the first batch with Money Wars opening, Scavenger Hunt kicking off, and Class Song releases! A reminder to everyone to donate online at MySchoolBucks.com, investigate the clues strewn online and around the school, and check out some dope tracks.

The next big day of events is Wednesday the 22nd, with the final rounds of the chess competition during lunch, the completion of the Canned Food structures at the end of lunch, and the finale to the Minecraft tournament at 6:00 pm. Catch each of these events in action as the day progresses to see how your class performs!

Friday will be the final day of events, ending on a high note with our Pep rally and MEX performances, and the Homecoming Football Game, in which Float and Hoco Court will be shown off during halftime. Friday will also see the results of previous events, with the Spirit Video and T-Shirt winners being announced, and Money Wars closing its wallet for the season.

In addition to all of these, Spirit Videos and Spirit Week will take place throughout Homecoming. Each day, one class’ spirit video will be shown in the morning, starting with our Freshman on Monday, and finishing with the seniors on Thursday. As for Spirit Week, each day will bring with it a new theme, meaning a new opportunity to earn the title of Best Dressed and earn points for your class. The Spirit Days are as follows:

Monday (9/20): Down to Dress Up (Dress Your Best)
Tuesday (9/21): Fact vs Fiction (Fictional Character Day)
Wednesday (9/22): TJ Titans Go! (Group Day)
Thursday (9/23): Opposites Attract (Theme Day)
Friday (9/24): Shades of Spirit (Color Day)

And with that, TJ Homecoming Week officially starts right now. Here’s to an amazing Homecoming season!

Homecoming has finally arrived!

After a week of amazing askings from across the grades, we’re diving straight into the competition events this week with the qualifying rounds of the Chess tournament later today from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at youtube.com/watch?v=icgjXJSiklc. This will be the first opportunity for points this season, so it’s time to support your class and get an early lead on the scoreboard!

Tomorrow will be the preliminary rounds to the Minecraft Bed Wars tournament, with the finals taking place on Wednesday with the Hunger Games and Bingo games.

As for events down the line, Monday has the first batch with Money Wars opening, Scavenger Hunt kicking off, and Class Song releases! A reminder to everyone to donate online at MySchoolBucks.com, investigate the clues strewn online and around the school, and check out some dope tracks.

The next big day of events is Wednesday the 22nd, with the final rounds of the chess competition during lunch, the completion of the Canned Food structures at the end of lunch, and the finale to the Minecraft tournament at 6:00 pm. Catch each of these events in action as the day progresses to see how your class performs!

Friday will be the final day of events, ending on a high note with our Pep rally and MEX performances, and the Homecoming Football Game, in which Float and Hoco Court will be shown off during halftime. Friday will also see the results of previous events, with the Spirit Video and T-Shirt winners being announced, and Money Wars closing its wallet for the season.

In addition to all of these, Spirit Videos and Spirit Week will take place throughout Homecoming. Each day, one class’ spirit video will be shown in the morning, starting with our Freshman on Monday, and finishing with the seniors on Thursday. As for Spirit Week, each day will bring with it a new theme, meaning a new opportunity to earn the title of Best Dressed and earn points for your class. The Spirit Days are as follows:

Monday (9/20): Down to Dress Up (Dress Your Best)
Tuesday (9/21): Fact vs Fiction (Fictional Character Day)
Wednesday (9/22): TJ Titans Go! (Group Day)
Thursday (9/23): Opposites Attract (Theme Day)
Friday (9/24): Shades of Spirit (Color Day)

And with that, TJ Homecoming Week officially starts right now. Here’s to an amazing Homecoming season!

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Vote for your 2019-20 class council officers today on ion!! Polls close tonight at 11:59PM! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CANDIDATES: Results for all class council positions will be announced during the 20-minute break between Exams 1 and 2 in Room 224.
Vote for your 2019-20 class council officers today on ion!! Polls close tonight at 11:59PM! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CANDIDATES: Results for all class council positions will be announced during the 20-minute break between Exams 1 and 2 in Room 224.
Don't forget to vote for your 2019-20 class officers today on ion!! Polls close tonight at 11:59PM! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL CANDIDATES: Election results will be announced during the 20-minute break between Exams 1 and 2 in Room 224!
Reminder: principal book club tomorrow 5-6pm at TJ library 🍵please signup as many meetings as you like and we look forward to seeing you. Light refreshment and raffle prizes will be provided by PTSA at these meetings. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c49a4a82c7-tjprincipals1 The book: "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela-Duckworth. Interested in learning how to motivate our students to succeed? In this New York Times bestseller book, Angela Duckworth Explains that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit, which is the hallmark of high achievers in every domain. Hosted by: Mr. Monte Bourjaily (AP US Government, AP US History & Philosophy) Discussion format: Meeting 1 - February 5 - Pages xii-92 What is Grit? What is the relationship between talent and effort? What do excellence and expertise look like? Why cultivate grit? What are possible pitfalls of different interpretations of the role of grit in cultivating excellence and expertise? For participation who cannot attend in person, You can access through an online collaboration tool called Blackboard Collaborate. To login, please use the link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/731d24a6564b468ab1e42642625af5e8
Awesome opportunity on Fri hosted by TJPF: TJ Alum, Wendy Anderson (’92) will be at TJ on Friday, Mar 16 and speaking to students during A Block in the Auditorium. Wendy is as an Executive Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering, and she is currently building the immersive Star Wars hotel concept and the Star Wars themed lands, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Come hear about her path from TJ Drama to becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer bringing Star Wars to life!
When will results be posted?