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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Thursday, April 18

April 18, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Thursday, April 18th 2019. Today is a  “B“ day—


Great job to all of the choir and band students last night at All city — you were amazing and it was an awesome concert — Great job Ms. Bentsen — we are all very proud you and the tremendous show you provided!


The Kindness challenge continues this week— teachers Ms. Bentsen has a link on her web page.


.Kindness Challenge update: kudos to these teachers who have completed AND RATED at least one activity: Cosgriff, Buckles, Gibbs, Phillips, Richardson, Mead, and Peter. We have until May 11th for each teacher to complete AND RATE at least FOUR activities.   Please see any of the kindness captains with questions about how to rate an activity :)  


 Attention students in staff =— A great way to show kindness and empathy is by giving and donating , This year in conjunction with our kindness counts campaign “Bring in your change or dollars for kids with cancer.  This will last until May 3rd. Give all money to your advisory teachers to put in your class box. The winning advisory gets an Olive Garden lunch. Last year we raised $1389, let's beat that! ”


8th Graders!  Have you ever thought about joining choir in High School?  Now’s your chance to give it a try!  Springfield High School is currently recruiting students to join our Chamber Mixed Choir and our Scarlet Harmony advanced girls Choir!  If you would like to join one of these, we’d love to have you!  If you are interested in the Scarlet Harmony girls choir, you will need to audition after school on Tuesday, May 14th at Springfield High School.  There is no audition for the Chamber Choir!  We hope to see you next year!


"Are you attending Springfield High next year? Are you interested in being a part of the Scarlet Line Dance Team and supporting your school? Then, this is for you! Tryouts for the 2019-2020 season are coming up! Our parent/student meeting will be on Monday May 6th, 5:30-6:30. Tryout clinics will be Tuesday and Wednesday May 7th & 8th from 5:30-7:30. Tryouts will be held on Thursday night beginning at 4:30!" 


Today -mandatory practice at shs. be there and ready to go by 2:55.


Friday-no practice.


Sat-4/20- Washington ms track invitational.  2 busses will be behind Grant Saturday to transport you to the track meet. be at gms by 8:00am 


if you’re not riding the bus, be at Southeast by 8:25am and go to the visitor side bleachers to report in to your coaches. the visitor bleachers are on the opposite side of where you enter the stadium.


 Reminder students school starts at 8:00 every day — the building opens for breakfast at 7:30 — Please be On Time and Ready to learn every day…. 

Tardy total challenge this week - remember the class with the lowest on Friday receives an extra 5 minutes of lunch on Monday or first day of week


8th 12-  6th 32-  7th 37 - — Kudos to 8th graders for showing the maturity and leadership   


The following are daily reminders of behavior expectations and Grant rules:


Brushes , picks, combs, etc…. hair products are not allowed or too be used in class or hallways — Please keep in locker put away during the day.


 Grant is a uniform school —advisory teachers please check students for uniform violations at this time — Hoodies must be school issued, sport , club or activity or a state series competition from IESA 


Students the expectation in the hallway is to use appropriate language at all times— We are at school, be mindful of the language and respectful if corrected.


— Students blankets - Purses and fanny packs are NOT  allowed to be worn or taken to class at Grant middle school 


  Students to take a coat/ jacket / sweatshirt to lunch — students you may stay in the cafeteria but this is not required — once you go outside you stay outside— if you go to the library, no food or drink is allowed 


 Students this is  “our “ school, please show respect to building and grounds, by using trash cans and doing your part to keep Grant looking it’s best. Remember to be respectful of others property to and from school. 


 The expectation at Grant is to keep your hands and feet to yourselves, at all times during the school day and on the way to and home from school— This means no “Play Fighting "

 Students for your safety please only cross at the designated crosswalk areas

 Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!  

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, Indivisible with liberty and justice for all.— 

Now please observe a moment of silence and personal reflection  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MOMENT OF SILENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


For today’s welcoming ritual :  


Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  : Chicken Alfredo — Turkey Corn Dog



Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!