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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 16, 2012

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
“B” Day

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!

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

Any student in need of the "First Day Fund" form needs to see Mrs. Nance in the principal’s office.

The library is two weeks away from closing. We are now checking out ONE book only TO STUDENTS WHO DO NOT OWE US ANY BOOKS. All books are now due on April 30. The official District closing day for libraries that have to be boxed is May 1. After that date, the library will be open for returns only.

CAMP CILCA: 6th grade Trip: Camp Cilca Update: Students will be receiving a letter announcing their status for the Camp Cilca trip by Friday the 20th. If you turned in your contract, show good behavior and grades, then YOU will be attending one of the best field trips! Great job to all those students that have stayed focused and made great choices! If you can no longer attend and have paid, refunds can be given by seeing our secretary, Mrs. Nance, in the principal's office.

For those going on the trip, a mandatory parent meeting will take place April 25th from 6-7 pm in the GMS Cafeteria! If your parent cannot make this meeting, they will have make special arrangements to come in before or after school to get the forms from Mrs. Griminger. We will send home a reminder with camp information, but you may want to inform parents of this meeting so they can adjust their schedule to attend. Remember, money is due April 27th.

Again, Camp Cilca is May 16, 17, and 18th.

GUEST TEACHERS: 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. Deadline: April 27, 2012.
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:
Attention 8th Graders: As of Friday afternoon only 2 seats remain for the 8th grade field trip to Chicago. Those will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. After that students will be placed on a waiting list. If a student who has signed up chooses (or is unable) to go, then a student from the waiting list will be added. If you are on the waiting list and no seats open up, you will receive a full refund. If you are already signed up and decide you cannot go, you must tell Mrs. Schroeder by April 27 to receive a full refund. After April 27 refunds will be based on whether there is someone from a waiting list to replace you.

Also - final payments for the trip must be made no later than Friday April 27th. If you have not made a final payment you risk losing your seat to someone on the waiting list so don't delay!

If you have any questions please see Mrs. Schroeder in room 217 before or after school or during 8th grade lunch.

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.


TRACK: Track members are not allowed to wear their uniform sweats to school as a “jacket!” Track meet today at SHS. The meet begins at 3:30pm; we will be running against LMS/BC and CTK. Track members need to have their rides pick them up at the track when the meet is over. Please take your belongings with you to the track.



SCHOLASTIC BOWL: Scholastic Bowl Practice will be this Wednesday from 2:30-4:00. You MUST be at practice on Wednesday to participate in the match on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran. If we don't have enough at practice, the meet WILL be cancelled. Questions - See Mrs. Thomas is room 219.

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


BETA: Attention all Beta members... all community service hours must be completed by April 25th to attend the trip so get them done! There is a sheet on the Beta board stating how many hours you still NEED! If you have questions please see Ms. White or Mrs. Snyder!!!

SHOW CHOIR: Show choir will be meeting on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY of this week. There will be icees and other treats on sale this week at lunch. Bring your change!! Show Choir will be meeting next Tuesday after school from 2:30 until 4.


SCHOOL STORE: Attention school store shoppers! The shelves of the school store have been restocked. If you are in need of pencil lead . . . we have it for $1!!!!! Come see the new assortment of pencils and pens . . . mini notebooks and fun calculators, mini staplers and pencil sharpeners! The school store is located in room 205 - student support room and is open most of the day!

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.