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First Things 1st on TJ-TV

Since 2006, TJMS has had a student-run television station called TJ-TV.  TJ-TV produces a live news show called First Things 1st that is broadcast four days week to TJMS students at the beginning of first period that is also available on our website.  Anchors 
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 First Things 1st is entirely created produced and run by 12 and 13-year-old middle school students who arrive at school every morning at 7:00 am.
 Students in the program learn skills such as writing for broadcast news, reporting, videography composition, editing, collaboration, working to meet deadlines, leadership and time management skills that will help them succeed in every aspect of their future.  tech_director
 floor_director   First Things 1st has won awards for excellence every year at the Student Education Video Awards (SEVA) for Sacramento County students.  Our program gets bigger, stronger and more advanced every year.


TJ-TV Sponsors

The equipment needed to run a broadcast television station is very expensive.  TJ-TV relies upon fundraising and donations from our sponsors to provide 95% of the funds used to purchase needed equipment.

It is with sincere gratitude that we'd like to thank our 2017-2018 sponsors.

Diamond Sponsor $500
 Electro Freeze of Nor Cal
 Bronze Sponsors $200
 The Nguyen Family
 Pacific National Lending
 Friends & Family Sponsors $40
 The O'Neill Family
 Metro Home Inspections
 The Phu Family
Pegah & Marilyn
Exquisite Real Estate Inc.
Zoriah Mendoza & Naudiah Calacal 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please review the TJ-TV Sponsor brochure (Sponsor.pdf) or contact Dana La Chapelle at 916-714-8181 x 31304 or

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