Tuesday, April 27, 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 ....
No birthdays today!
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1880, Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the first electrical hearing aid.
Main Entree: BBQ Riblets; French Fries; Cole Slaw
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Yogurt or Cereal
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
Scholastic Bowl will practice today after school in room 206. If you have any questions, see Ms. Wright in room 206.
8th grade students ~ Lincoln Land Community College is awarding one Jefferson 8th grade student a tuition waiver for six credit hours. Any JMS student who is interested in applying for the scholarship, must have a parent or guardian come to the Guidance Office to obtain an application. The completed application must be returned to the Guidance Office by tomorrow.
DISTRICT SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST
Congratulations to all of the performers that participated in District Solo/Ensemble contest last weekend! Please see Ms. Harrison for your scores and medals.
All show choir members need to meet in room 122 from 2:30-4PM on Thursday.
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