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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 26, 2012

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
“A” Day

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!

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

ISAT: Perfect Attendance: Rewards - Those students who have perfect attendance for the entire five days of the ISAT testing will receive a special reward. The reward will be a sweet treat and, a raffle for a chance to throw a pie in the face of an administrator or teacher (who chooses to participate), on March 29 during block four. Plus another raffle for preferential seating to the student/staff volleyball game on March 30.

 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.

Cafeteria: Students need to enter the cafeteria first to eat their lunch. You cannot go outside or the gym and then come in and eat lunch. Also, when you want to leave the cafeteria, you will need to raise your hand and wait for an adult to dismiss you from the 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. 

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.

8th Grade Field Trip T-Shirt Design Contest:
You must be an 8th grader to participate. Draw your design in black and white and keep it simple.
The winner will receive a free field trip, which is a $65.00 value. If you have already paid for the trip, your money will be refunded to you.
See Mr. Buerkett if you have questions.

8th Grade Field Trip:
We have enough students signed up for the 8th grade trip to justify a 2nd bus. There are 17 seats remaining and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. After they are full we will start a waiting list for the trip. We will NOT be getting a 3rd bus so don't delay! Final payments are due no later than April 27th.

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 per 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.



SCHOLASTIC BOWL: Scholastic Bowl Practice will be on Tuesday (March 27) from 2:35-4:00.
If you are unable to attend, be sure to let Mrs. Thomas know in room 219.

SCIENCE CLUB: GMS Science club will have their March meeting on Thursday, March 29th at 2:35. Please meet in room 228. We will be cleaning parts of Monroe Street for the GMS "Adopt -a Street" project. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to clean our environment!! See Ms. Meneghetti for questions :)

CHESS CLUB: Will meet every Wednesday, in room 107 from 2:30-4:00PM.

BETA: BETA members will be selling puppy chow next week, Monday-Friday. A small bag is .50 and a big bag is 1.00.

SHOW CHOIR: Show Choir will be meeting next Tuesday after school from 2:30 until 4.


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.