Grant Middle School
Friday, April 29, 2011
Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!
BETA: Take me out to the ball game; take me out to the crowd...Who'd like to earn tickets to a Cards Cub game Thursday, May 12th in Chicago at Wrigley Field?
Now through May 6, everyone will be eligible for a drawing to earn a trip to the ball game. 15 students will be chosen!!! So how can you remain eligible.... In order to remain eligible, you must not have ANY bouts of misbehavior (detentions, referrals, buddy rooms, or focus) AND you must be passing ALL your classes with C's or above. So keep working hard and we will see YOU at the game!
Attention GMS Students! It is the time you have all been waiting for! Time to earn Robertson Riches! What are Robertson Riches, you ask? They are special tickets you may earn for displaying exemplary behavior here at school. These tickets will be handed out to you by any staff member at Grant. You are to save these tickets! These tickets will be used to win prizes at the end of the year raffle on June 2nd. Make sure your name is written on these tickets in ink and store them in a safe place. Each ticket is a chance to win a prize. Prizes range anywhere from small trinkets, toys, to iTunes gift cards, iPods, and a Wii game console. There will be many, many prizes at the raffle - something for everyone!
The Robertson Riches will start being passed out to students on Monday, May 2nd and will continue through Thursday, June 2nd - which is the date of the raffle.
So GMS students- Show us what you've got so we can reward you with some Robertson Riches!!!
Cell Phones: Turn in your old cell phones to school.
whenever you have a guest teacher, you are to show him/her the same respect as you would your regular teacher. The guest teacher knows the BIST procedures. If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat, you must move to the Safe Seat. If you must be removed from the classroom, you will be escorted to the office and issued three noon detentions and a phone call home.
Dress Code Violators & Gum Chewing: This is the verbal warning for the entire student body concerning shirts being un-tucked, sagging, and gum chewing in class and the hallways. If a teacher or staff member notices you are violating the dress code or chewing gum you will be assigned a noon detention with the administrators.
LAST DAYS for tutoring help! Tutoring will be held Tuesday, April 26th and Wednesday April 27th. Next week will be the last week for tutoring. Tutoring will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thank you all who helped with this very successful program. Students thank you for attending these sessions with our wonderful teachers! You all ROCK!
Monday- Rooms 121B & 215
Tuesday- Rooms 220, 227 & 215
Wednesday- Rooms 107 & 227
The School Store has a new location. The school store has a limited number of display boards for sale. They sell for $6 each. We have also stocked up on 2 pocket folders with prongs. They sell for 50 cents each. The store is in room 205 and is open before school and at lunchtime. It is now in Room 205 - Mrs. Connolley's room. If you need some new school supplies, come check it out! Due to student request, the school store - in room 205- Mrs. Connolley's room- is now selling 3 ring binders for $3 each.
Cafeteria: Students need to enter the café first to eat their lunch. You cannot go outside or the gym and then come in and eat lunch. Also, when you are wanting to leave the café, you will need to raise your hand and wait for an adult to dismiss you from your table. At that time please dispose of your garbage, tray and beverages other than water. You may then go outside or to the gym, the library will be available upon request from Mrs. Childress.
Teachers: Students can go to their lockers: before school, after 2nd block, before/after lunch, and then after-school. You cannot go get pe clothes – they need to be with you! Assign noon detentions if a student is at their locker w/out a pass.
TRACK: Practice today from 2:30-4:00. Questions see Coach Judd, Coach Hayes, or Coach Smith.
SHOW CHOIR: Any questions please see Miss Bentsen.
YEARBOOK: ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS TODAY! GMS students, we currently have only 50 yearbooks not spoken for and they will sell out. So get your 2010-2011 COLOR YEARBOOK. They are still currently only $25.
Order yours today before or after school in room 220. Questions? See Mrs. Ridings
IMSA: - Students-We have our field trip on Monday, May 2nd
-Meet in the lobby of school at 7:45 a.m.
-Have a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch
-Please wear your IMSA t-shirts or a GMS shirt.
-We will arrive back into Springfield @ 5:00p.m. -Please have your transportation home arranged.
-If you have any questions: see Ms. Meneghetti
-Get excited!!! Questions please let Ms. Meneghetti know as soon possible.
BIRTHDAYS: look on list and announce names!
Bottled water can be purchased all day in the main lobby. The Pepsi machines are turned off during the school day and then after-school they will be turned back on. We will also have a candy table that will only be available after-school. We need to leave the building in a timely fashion. The buses will pull out of the parking lot at 2:30 pm sharp every day this week.
Remind students about walking home and respecting the property of neighbors as well as area businesses.
Cell phones, CD, I pods and toys are not allowed on in the building at any time. If you are caught they will be taken, turned into the office, parents notified and will be responsible to pick up said items.
BELTS: We have belts for sale in the main office. The cost is $2.00; see Ms. Mary before school to purchase a belt. Belt MUST BE a solid color only!
Let's have a great day!