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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 13, 2010

Grant Middle School
Morning Announcements
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Good morning and welcome to Prime Time News!


Just a reminder that we will switch A & B lunch shift today (1/14) due to MAP testing:
A lunch- 7th Grade
B lunch- 8th Grade

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.

The GMS Bowl-A-Thon sponsored by the Booster Club: The GMS Bowl-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, January 17th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Strike and Spare East off Stevenson Drive. The cost is $15.00 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Tickets will be sold before school and at lunch during the week of January 11-January 15. There will be door prizes and giveaways, a bake sale will be held, and Grant Spirit Wear will be sold that night. We hope to see everyone there!

Keep working on perfect attendance rewards for 3rd quarter. We will have a special reward for all students who have not missed a day of school for the 2nd 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: Have a home game today against FMS here at Grant. The 7th grade game begins at 3:30 pm. This is also 8th grade night for our 8th grade boy’s basketball team and our 8th grade girls who are members of the cheerleading squad. We will recognize them before the start of the 8th grade boy’s game.

GVB: No practice schedule for today. Questions or concerns see Mr. D or Ms. McDonald.

6GVB: Practice is Friday, 1/15 from 2:30-4:00 PM.

6BB: Practice today from 2:30-4:00. Check with Coach Gardner concerning times and practices.



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 - Our first meeting for this year will be on Monday Jan 25th. See you then! Mrs. Borah



8th Grade Survey: By now all 8th graders should have received an 8th grade survey from their math teachers. After you fill these out, please either give them back to
your math teacher or put them in the folder on the wall near room 220 by
Friday, January 15th. Thanks for your participation.

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!