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1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 17, 2010

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!

School-Wide Spelling Bee- Today, 2/18 during 4th block. Turn your classroom TV’s to channel 80 if you would like to watch the bee!

Heart Savers for School, CPR, program.
Things to include:
Permission slips outside front office
First come, first serve
10 participants per class
2 classes a week from 2:30-4pm must participate in both classes to become certified!

8th grade student:
Springfield High School will be hosting an Activities Night on Thursday, March 11, 2010. There will be a brief overview by the Athletic Director, Gary Dorr, in the Auditorium at 7 PM. Parents and students will then meet with coaches and sponsors of all of our Activities and Clubs in the commons. The SHS Booster Club will be selling Spirit and Pride Merchandise.

Attention 6th grade girls. Girls on the Run applications are due Friday, Feb 19 to room 121a. Please hand in your application to Ms. Stinnett or Mrs. Usinger.

Attention Girls interested in PAVE - As of now, there are only 7th grade girls signed up to participate in the PAVE lunch group that will be starting up next Monday, Feb 22nd. Please have your permission forms turned in no later than this Friday, Feb 19th. The forms can be picked up outside room 205 - on the bulletin board. Thanks~Mrs. Connolley

SMENCILS: You can purchase a smelling pencil during lunch or stop by and see Mrs. Atwood during passing periods to buy your favorite smell in a pencil.

Keep working on perfect attendance rewards for 3rd quarter.

Every Wednesday will be Pickle Day at Grant. Bring 75 cents to buy a big dill pickle during lunchtime in the lobby. Proceeds will go back to Grant students for PBIS rewards! Respect yourself, respect others and respect property!

NEW: LUNCH RULE: Will begin on Monday, 9/28 the new rule is as follows:
“A” days- only the girls 6/7/8 will be allowed in the gym.
“B” days- only the boys 6/7/8 will be allowed in the gym

LOCKERS: Teachers: Students can go to their lockers: before school, after 2nd block, (8th grade/6th grade only an go before and 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.


BBB: The 8th grade boys will be playing Thursday, 2/18 for the state championship. Good luck to the boys and coaches. Questions see Mr. Gardner. The bus is scheduled to leave GMS at 5:00 PM.

We will have a " fan bus" and we want to "paint" the gym black and gold so wear anything and everything that you have that is GRANT colors to the state championship game. You do not have to wear school uniform, but you must be in district dress code! No holes in jeans- no sagging and no inappropriate shirts! The fan bus will cost each student $5.00, that includes transportation and entrance into the game! You must turn in a signed permission slip and your money to Mary by Thursday, 2/18 by 11:00am.

PLEASE BRING YOUR $5.00 to the MAIN OFFICE as soon as possible. There are only so many seats o the fan bus- it is first come first to ride! Questions see Ms. Smith.

GVB: 7/8 have a home game today against JMS at 3:00 PM. The 8thgrade game will be first –followed by the 7th grade game. Questions or concerns see Mr. D or Ms. McDonald.





SHOW CHOIR: will have practice next Tuesday from 2:30-4:00 PM.

JAZZ BAND: will have practice Thursday; from 2:30-4:00 PM.

IMSA: IMSA students – will meet today after school. See you then! Mrs. Borah




Have you bought your 09-10 GMS yearbook yet? Many of you purchased one with your book fees. If you're not sure, check in the hallway, just
outside of room 220, and you'll see the list of those who have bought one.
We've sold almost 1/3 of our allotment of yearbooks already, so don't
delay. . .buy yours today. Room 220 before or after school.

BIRTHDAYS: look on list and announce names!

Remember our school expectations:
Respect yourself~ Respect Others~ Respect Property~

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 2:38 pm sharp every day this week.

REMIND students to leave your table in the cafeteria, you must raise your hand to be excused at all times while you are in the cafeteria.
No Food leaves the cafeteria-water only.
Once you leave the cafeteria you cannot return during lunch!
Explain the 5 min rule and the 2 min. rule!

Remind students about walking home and respecting the property of neighbors as well as area businesses. After-school if you need to cross the street in front of the school, please cross with an adult. Officer Martin or Mrs. Crum will assist you –DO NOT dart across the traffic.

A weapon can be anything used to do bodily harm to another student or staff member and include: Rubber bands and “shanks” these are not allowed at school at any time during the school day. Guidelines in the student discipline handbook will be followed.

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.

Students cannot leave campus after-school and return it is too dangerous and not allowed. Anyone caught doing this will receive a PM detention for 1- hours cleaning windows, lockers ……

BELTS: No shoelaces, twine or rope can be worn as a belt during the school day! 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! BELT- with spikes- weapon if used incorrectly.

NO TANK TOPS CAN BE WORN OVER THE TOP OF YOUR POLO SHIRT AT ANY TIME!!!!!Shirts need to be tucked in at all times! This includes lunch. When you leave the building at the end of the day, you may untuck as you wish. NO SAGGING!
NO Baby Doll- sweaters allowed! BLACK JEANS- NOT ALLOWED!!!!!
There was a mistake in the handbook- NAVY blue polo’s are not one of our colors.
Another reminder…. We cannot wear shirts from last year that have student’s signature or graffiti on them- they are not allowed at all. Questions see Ms. Smith.

GERNERAL”S BEST AWARD- winners are………..

Let's have a great day!