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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, April 23

April 23, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. Today is a  “A“ day—


Tonight - track meet at shs. 4pm start. (we need an early 2:20 dismissal for kids.)


4/24-no practice.

4/25-city meet at memorial stadium 3:30. early 2:20 dismissal.

4/26-no practice.


This past weekend was the Washington invite that had 11 teams competing. 8th grade boys finished 2nd and the 8th grade girls finished 4th overall. The following student athletes were medal winners:

Deja anderson-1st place 100m and 200m dash.

Lhiana Cooper, Patty Lloyd, Kennedy Johnstone & Denitra Greene-3rd place 4x100m relay.

Patty Lloyd-2nd place high jump.

Dashaun Brownlee-2nd place 100m dash.

James Harris-1st place 200m dash.

Aretz Hansen-2nd place 200m dash.

Kaleb Fowler, Tyaire Lott, Deandre Stewart & Corey West-1st place 4x100m relay.

James Harris, Artez Hansen, Randy Kyles & Dashaun Brownleec-1st place 4x200m relay.

Kaleb Fowler-1st place high jump.

Randy Kyles-3rd place high jump.

Dashaun Brownlee -3rd place long jump.

Demarion Holmes-3rd place discus.


Any 7th grade student that is interested in becoming a WEB Leader for next year should report to Mrs. Hayes’ room 212 after announcements.  She is hosting an informational meeting during advisory today about how to apply to be a WEB Leader.  Bring your things with you. 


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


 Attention students and 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! ”


“Attention all 8th graders interested in playing football at Lanphier.  If you are planning to play football at Lanphier High School next season, please pick up a flyer with important information concerning strength training .” Flyers are in the bookshelf in the lobby

"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!" 


 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 it takes to be on time and ready to learn— Winners again!!


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 if the weather is poor— 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  : Cheese Lasagna/Grilled Chicken on a bun



Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!