Friday, April 30, 2010
Our Instructional Focus:
At Jefferson Middle School we are...
• And discussing what we learn
NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!
NO RUBBER BANDS — NO JELLY/PLASTIC BRACELETS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
Chrisandra B-Y, Courtney B. & Brittany P.!
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1889, the first national holiday in the United States was celebrated. It was in honor of the centennial of George Washington's inauguration. This is no longer an observed national holiday.
Main Entree: Hamburgers; Chicken Fajitas; Taco Burgers; French Fries
Monday's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Scrambled Eggs with Biscuits
Mrs. Colliver needs students to bring their accounts up-to-date. No charges after May 14th!
DRESS CODE REMINDERS
• No water bottles in classrooms.
• Students must wear uniform pants appropriately. No sagging and no rolled up pant legs!
• Capri pants and shorts may not be worn until the first school day of May.
• LHS Cheerleading Tryouts ~ If you are interested in trying out for cheerleading at Lanphier High School, pre-tryout cheer clinics are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 6th & 7th, from 5:30-7:30PM at LHS in the main gym. Tryouts will be held Saturday, May 8th at 8:30AM at LHS gym. For more information, please contact Danielle Outlaw at email@example.com or call 622-4055.
• Springfield Youth Football League ~ Registration for tackle football for kindergarten through 8th grade will take place:
~ Saturday, May 15th from 9AM-1PM at Bank of Springfield Building - 9th & Madison
You must pay the $85 registration fee at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to SYF. Also, bring a copy of the player's birth certificate that the league can keep. Returning players do not have to do this. Please have the player with you for sizing! For more information, contact by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website at http://www.springfieldyouthfootball.com
8TH GRADE DANCE
The annual 8th grade dance will be held on Friday, May 7th from 5:30-8PM. There will be a hot dog dinner from 5:30-6PM. The dance will be held from 6-8PM. Only JMS 8th grade students are invited. If you would like to dress up, that would be GREAT! Make sure you follow the District dress code policy — no spaghetti straps, no strapless, etc. There will be a raffle. The grand prize will be a flat-screen TV!
PTC FUN DAY!
PTC Fun Day is scheduled for this morning! Tickets cost 25¢ each or 20 tickets for $5.
PAWS FOR READING
Are you ready for a challenge? Next week the teachers and staff are challenging the students to beat them in minutes read. Each grade will compete against the teachers/staff for most minutes read. Any reading will count — in school or out! Language Arts teachers will give you sheets to keep track of your minutes. Start picking out your reading materials!
END OF THE YEAR TRIPS
Don't forget the end of the year trips! 6th & 7th graders will be going to Knight's Action Park on May 24th and 8th grade students will be going to 6 Flags on May 21st. In order to be eligible to go on either trip, you must be passing all of your classes, your attendance must be at least 91%, and you may not have any suspensions during 4th quarter.
TALENT SHOW PARTICIPANTS
Any student who made it into the talent show needs to be practicing their acts at home. If you need help finding music for your act, come see Mrs. Orama sometime this week.
SHIRTS ON FRIDAYS
Every Friday until the end of the school year, 8th grade students may wear their 8th grade t-shirts. All other students may wear their JMS jaguar spirit shirts. The shirts cannot be altered in any way — no cutting and tying, no removal of sleeves, no writing added. You will still be expected to wear uniform pants. If you wish to purchase a spirit shirt, see Ms. Stewart in room 202.
Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20. Please order yours today to lock in this introductory price! If you have questions or need more information, please see Ms. J-C in room 115.
STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST
The Student Film Club is announcing its 2nd annual student video contest.
Deadline: Monday, May 10th by 4PM
Who: All central Illinois middle & high school students
Judge: Student Film Club members & some guests
Prize: 1st place ~ $150 — 2nd place ~ $75 — 3rd place ~ $25
For more information or if you have questions, visit http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/videocontest or email Dave Heinzel at
Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property