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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

• Attendance of at least 94%
• Good Education
- Good Grades
- Preparing You for Life
• Good Behavior
- Respect Yourself
- Respect Others
- Respect Property

Students ~
• When you arrive at school in the mornings, you may only enter the building if you are going to eat breakfast. You must go directly to the cafeteria. Everyone else must remain outside until the 7:50AM bell rings.
• If you need to process with a teacher before school, please go to the cafeteria doors and talk to Mrs. Johnson.
• You must remain in your classroom during the morning announcements and be an active listener so you do not miss important JMS information. Do not ask your teacher if you may leave.
• When passing in the halls or on the stairs, please walk along the right side. Walk quickly and quietly to your class.
• If you must leave a classroom, your teacher must write you a pass. Restroom passes are in your planner.
• If you are still having problems with opening your locker, please ask an adult in the building for help. If you are late for class, you will be marked tardy and will receive consequences.
• Only 2012-2013 8th grade class t-shirts & WEB Leader t-shirts may be worn according to JMS dress code. No "Brew Crew" t-shirts may be worn.
• T-shirts worn under uniform polo shirts must be a uniform shirt color.
• When entering the building after lunch, please do so quietly so as not to disturb other classes in session.
• No hoodies may be worn in the classroom.
• NO sagging!

Happy birthday to .......
Darshanell T., Jessie K. & Tristan H.!

Main Entree: Soft-Shelled Tacos; Popcorn Chicken; Gilardi Cheese Sticks with Sauce; Refried Beans

All toppings for tacos will be on the salad bar.

Please remember your fruit or vegetable so we do not have to stop our lunch line and wait on you!

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donut Holes

WEB ~ Attention all 8th grade WEB leaders: Please meet Ms. Swaggerty in the main lobby on your way to lunch for a quick announcement.

Yearbook ~ The JMS yearbook ~ 2012-2013 A Year to Remember ~ is on sale now. Order yours today! Return your order form and money to Mrs. Nosa in room 215 or order online.

Canned Food Drive ~ Once again JMS is participating in a canned food drive sponsored by the Salvation Army. 1st hour teachers will begin collecting canned goods today. 1st hour teachers will keep track of how many of their 1st hour students participate. The 1st hour class with the highest percentage of participating students will win a pizza party! So, bring in those cans of corn, green beans and soup so your class will be the winning class!

Reading Night ~ Reading NIght will be November 20th from 5:30-7PM. Reading NIght flyers were passed out in all students' Language Arts classes. Please return the flyers by tomorrow so we can get an accurate count of how many people will be attending.

Tutorials ~ Tutorials will take place this afternoon. If you are able to attend an open session, make sure you have at least 3 open sessions in mind & know where you will be going. You MUST carry your planner!

Prevent Bullying ~ Join the cause to prevent bullying by attending a meeting on Monday, November 19th from 6-7PM at the Boys & Girls Club. There will be a concert after the meeting.

Picture Retake Day ~ Students and staff members who were not present for picture day on October 4th, are scheduled to take pictures today. An announcement will be made to send down the students identified on the list according to their grade level.  Additionally, students who purchased picture packages that they did not like and have the picture packets with them may come to the gym for picture retakes according to their grade level. If a student does not have the packet at the time their grade level is called down, they will not be allowed to go to the gym. We will not wait for a parent to bring the packet in later. Last, students must wear school uniforms whether they are taking a picture or not.  Students who purchased pictures and need to retake pictures may bring a non uniform shirt to change into, but will be required to immediately change back into their uniform shirt.

If you go to a buddy room on the day of a game or open gym, you CANNOT attend the game or open gym. This applies to everyone INCLUDING team players!

7th & 8th Grade Girls' Basketball ~ Home game today against Springfield Christian at 4PM.

8th Grade Boys' Basketball ~ Practice today from 6-8PM at JMS

Girls' Volleyball ~ There will be a girls' volleyball open gym on Thursday, November 15th from 3:30-5:30PM. You will need to provide your own ride to and from open gym. There is NO activity bus.

School store is now open daily before 8AM in front of room 114. JMS spirit wear can be purchased in room 109 from Mrs. Taylor.

At JMS I will ....
Discipline &
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!