Thunder Bay Jr. High

Our Mission

Building a strong foundation to prepare for tomorrow's challenges.

Thunder Bay Junior High School serves the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in the Alpena Public School system. Thunder Bay is the only junior high school in the Alpena Public School district and has a student population of over 800.

Built in 1999, our beautiful facility sits on a 77-acre campus. Thunder Bay Junior High School is a single level structure that allows handicapped access to all classrooms. Our campus includes a forested outdoor environmental study area with a stream running through our property. We have spacious grounds with complete physical education facilities, four tennis courts, two softball fields, track and field course, football field, and three outdoor basketball courts.

Thunder Bay Junior High School boasts large, modern classrooms, fully equipped science labs, industrial arts and life management rooms, music complex, three computer labs, modern media center, cafetorium with a performance stage, gym, and fabulous food service preparation and serving facilities. Staff and students enjoy the technology available in each classroom and share the pride of occupying one of the newest buildings in our district.

Core subject teachers (Math, Science, English, Social Studies) are structured in four-person teams with a common conference and preparation hour. The teaming concept allows for the building of relationships with students during their crucial middle-school years.

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Our School Improvement Goals

Reading: All students will demonstrate growth in expository reading and writing skills.

Math: All students will demonstrate growth in their ability to apply mathematics in their lives.

Science: All students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for scientific literacy.

Citizenship: All students will demonstrate the understanding, knowledge, and skills to function in a civic environment.

1st day of School

August 26st

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Fall Sports
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Cross Country
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No School: 

  • Friday, August 30th
  • Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day)
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Picture Day

September 5th

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TBJH Open House

OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, August 21st

  • 7th / 8th grade students: 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
  • 6th grade students: 4:30pm - 6:00pm 


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Steven Genschaw
Jean Kowalski
Assistant Principal
Laycie Bushey
Dean of Students
Jenny Seguin
Kimberly Nowak
Dawn Diamond-Gentry
Secretary - Bookkeeper
Rebecca Hay
Secretary - Attendance
Christine O'Neil
Secretary - Student Services
Christina Bednarski
Liaison Officer


7:25 - Warning Bell
7:30 - 8:23 - 1st Hour
8:28 - 9:19 - 2nd Hour
9:24 - 10:15 - 3rd Hour

10:20 - 10:45 - 1st Lunch
10:50 - 11:51 - 4th Hour

10:20 - 10:48 - 4th Hour
10:53 - 11:18 - 2nd Lunch
11:23 - 11:51 - 4th Hour

10:20 - 11:21 - 4th Hour
11:26 - 11:51 - 3rd Lunch
11:56 - 12:47 - 5th Hour
12:52 - 1:43 - 6th Hour
1:48 - 2:20  -  Advisory

Half-Day Dismissal - 10:27


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