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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

JMS EXPECTATIONS
• Attendance of 92%
• Good Education
- Good Grades
- Preparing You for Life
• Good Behavior
- Respect Yourself
- Respect Others
- Respect Property

We will be outside at lunch today.

DAILY HEALTH TIP
It is important to get at least an hour of exercise in every day, and it doesn't have to be the same thing. Actually it's better for your body to do different activities! How about 15 minutes of walking the dog, a half-hour bike ride, 10 minutes of roller blading, and 5 minutes of jumping rope?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
Bradley K., Adeline W., Dexter S., Cheyanne A., & Deangelo H.!

REMINDERS
• Please remove all hats and stocking caps when you enter the building.
• You will not be allowed in the building in the mornings until 7:50AM unless you have a pass. NO EXCEPTIONS!
• No 3-D glasses
• No rubber bracelets
• No gum
• No ponytail holders to be worn anywhere other than your hair
• No jackets in classroom
• No jackets or sweatshirts worn tied at your waist
• No hoodies in the classroom
• No sagging of pants
• No shirts tied or knotted in the back
• No backpacks or string bags allowed in the classrooms
• All cell phones should be turned off and kept in your locker during the school day. This includes before and after school when you are walking in the halls.
• All hats must be kept in your locker during the school day.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Spicy Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli Cheese Rice; Carrots; Fritos
Monday's Breakfast: Pancakes-on-a-Stick

Remember ~ All JMS students eat breakfast & lunch free of charge!

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE QUESTION
Yesterday's question was:
In 2000, what basketball legend became a vice president of the Washington Wizards franchise?

Yesterday's answer:
Michael Jordan

Today's question is:
Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. spent six days in space in 1983. What was he a member of?

Please fill out the little yellow card in the rear of the cafeteria with your answer and drop it in the answer box.

Today's matches include:
Dunn's 3rd hour vs Wells' 3rd hour at 9AM
Dunn's 2nd hour vs Flanagan's 7th grade students at 9:30AM
Hemstock's 4th hour vs Hamilton's 2nd hour at 10AM
Dunn's 7th hour vs Hamilton's 7th hour at 10:30AM

Please do NOT just send students to the library. There will be two students with yellow Heritage Bowl passes that will come around to get who is supposed to compete.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Yearbooks ~ If you would like to order a JMS 2011-2012 yearbook, please fill out the form and return it along with your payment to Mrs. Nosa in room 115. Yearbooks cost $20. Payment plans are available!

Valentine's Dance ~ Dance today from 2:30-4PM. Tickets will be sold in advance during lunch shifts for $3 and sold at the door for $5.

Munchies with Mom ~ Mothers are invited to come and have breakfast and munchies with their students on February 23rd. It is an opportunity to interact with other mothers and do a fun activity with your students. Please RSVP by Monday, February 20th.

SPORTS NEWS
~ If you are sent to a buddy room or sent to the office on a referral on the day of a game, you will NOT be allowed to go to the game. This includes players on the team, cheerleaders & dancers. ~

6th Grade Girls' Volleyball ~ Game tomorrow at JMS at 9:30AM against LMS/Ball Charter. Be here at 9:15AM!

7th & 8th Grade Boys' Basketball ~ All uniforms and bags must be turned in to Coach Gass by Friday.

Track ~ Track begins March 7th. Practice will begin at 2:45PM in the gym. Make sure you wear gym clothes.
You'll need:
1) A recent physical
2) Proof of insurance or Public Aid
3) You must have a completed athletic card on file in the office.
4) You must have had a 2.0 GPA at the semester.

FAMILY HEALTH FAIR
JMS will be hosting a Family Health Fair on Tuesday, February 21st from 5:30-7PM. The fair is designed to educate students, teachers and families through a variety of interactive, hands-on activities. The students, staff and administration of JMS would also like to invite the families and staff of Capital College Preparatory Academy, Black Hawk, Hazel Dell, Southern View, Laketown, and Lee to attend this event. The Family Health Fair teaches parents and students invaluable lessons about health and wellness and reinforces lessons learned through follow-up student activities and parent education. Research shows children achieve optimal learning through interactive education followed by personal and parental reinforcement.

GYM LOCKERS
8th graders ~ Please do NOT store your books and binders in your gym locker during lunch shifts or at the end of the school day. You will not be allowed into the locker room to retrieve them.

LOCKERS
Students: You may only go to your lockers before school, before and after lunch, and after school. If you are in your locker at any other time, you will receive consequences. You may not go to your locker between classes!

SCHOOL-WIDE EXPECTATIONS
TATTLING:
Some students think that if you tell an adult that is considered "tattling." Tattling is when your goal is to get the other person in trouble. If you have already told the bully to stop and/or walked away from the bully, then you must let an adult know what is going on. That is not considered tattling and if the bully continues to bully you after you tell an adult, they can get suspended.

At JMS I will ....
Promote
Respect
Integrity
Discipline &
Excellence
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!