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1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 30, 2012

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
“A” Day

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!

Regular school hours begin: 8:00AM- 2:30PM!

No School, Thursday, February 2, due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. The conferences are from 12:00-7:00PM.

No school on Friday, February 3, In-service Day for Teacher.

For the Super bowl this weekend we will be having a Jeans and Jersey day on Wednesday!! You can wear ANY team shirt or jersey. It doesn't have to be football, so Cubbies fans get out your blue!! The cost is $1 for students and $5 for teachers. Join in the fun!! As always, in order to continue these jeans day’s behavior MUST be exemplary.

Students are not allowed to change into jeans before they leave the school building. If you are caught this will result in noon detentions. Questions see an administrator.

9th Grade Preview Night for Springfield & Lanphier High School:
2/7 - Springfield High School - 6:00
2/20 - Lanphier High School - 6:00 - 7:30

Grant Middle School will be selling citywide coupon books beginning next week. The books have numerous coupon offers that will well pay for the cost of the book. For every book we sell we get $10 for the school. Keep listening to the GMS announcements, as we will give out more information next week.

After School Tutoring Program: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday! Check schedule to see who is the teacher and what classroom.

Attention 6th Graders! If any student is interested in ATTENDING camp, you must turn in the contract to your language arts teacher by Wed., Jan. 31st! Remember this is just the first page; the second page is for your family as a reminder of important dates. If you fail to turn in this contract, you will not be considered for camp in May! Even if you are undecided, turn in the contract—you cannot change your mind in May. Camp is always a big hit and awesome experience for all sixth graders! Just ask around...7th and 8th graders will confirm the amount of fun you will have at camp! Remember this is just the contract, not the money, so don't be left out! See Mrs. Griminger-Rm 108, if you have questions!

Attention 8th Graders! Only 4 seats remain on the first bus for the 8th grade field trip to Chicago in May! Once these seats are filled a waiting list will be created for a 2nd bus. At least 34 students and/or parents must sign up for the waiting list before a 2nd bus can be ordered. A permission slip and deposit of $20 is required to reserve a seat. Limited financial assistance is available. If you are interested in this assistance, please see Mrs. Crum. Student permission slips are available from a folder outside room 217. If your parent would like to chaperone, please see Mrs. Schroeder

LUNCH: The gym is now open during lunch. On “A” days the girls will be allowed to go to the gym and on “B” days the boys.

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 before; they need to be with you! A noon detention will be assigned if a student is at their locker w/out a pass.

Due to the potential health hazards of wearing silly bands, Grant has put a ban on the wearing of any of these bands in the school building at any time during the school day. Students are still allowed to wear the“Livestrong” wristbands or others like them.


CHEERLEADING: All cheerleaders please turn in your uniform to Mrs. Silveri. Your uniform should be cleaned, in a bag, with your name on it. Questions: See Mrs. Silveri.

VOLLEYBALL: 7 and 8 practice tonight from 2:30-4:45!

6th Girls Volleyball: Have practice on Friday, 2/3 from 2:30-4:00. The girls have a game on Saturday, 2/4 against JMS at 9:30 am. All games will be played at JMS.


SCHOLASTIC BOWL: NO Scholastic Bowl this week.
Next Tuesday (2/7) the team has a meet in Rochester at 3:30. The bus will leave at 2:45. Next Thursday (2/9) the team has a meet in Petersburg at 3:45. The bus will leave at 2:45. If you are unable to attend one or both of the meets, be sure to let Mrs. Thomas know today or tomorrow. New schedules are available outside of Mrs. Thomas' door. Pick one up if you need.



CHESS CLUB: practice night will CHANGE starting next week. Will meet every Wednesday, in room 107 from 2:30-4:00PM.

YEARBOOK: There will be a mandatory yearbook meeting on Tuesday, January 31st in room 213. See Ms. Lemaster before or after school in room 216 for questions.

BETA: The Valentine's Dance will be on Friday, February 10th from 6-8pm, Beta will be selling dance tickets for $5 starting today during lunch! Beta will also be selling crush sodas to send to your crush next week. Beta members, your 5 service hours for January is due today!!!! There will be a Beta meeting on Wednesday after school in Ms. White's room.... everyone must attend in order to go on the year end trip!


SCHOOL STORE: Attention Students: The School Store is in Room 205 - Mrs. Connolley's Room. Come before school or during your lunch to purchase paper, folders, pencils, pens, notebooks, glue, composition books, colored pencils, erasers, pencil lead and divider tabs. Most items sell between 25 cents and $2.50. The school store has stocked up on composition notebooks. The price is now 50 cents. Also, we have a limited supply of graph paper packs for math. They are $1.75. The store is in room 205 and is open before and after school and during lunch.

Cell phones, are not allowed on in the building at any time. If you are caught, the phone will be confiscated and 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.