Thursday, December 3, 2009
Our mission is to produce world-class citizens.
1. Good attendance of at least 91%.
2. Good education - grades of A/B or doing your very best; you will be prepared for tests, the next year, and for life!
3. Good behavior - Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.
It is never ok to be disruptive. It is never ok to be hurtful.
NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!
NO RUBBER BANDS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1818, Illinois became the 21st state to join the United States of America. The word Illinois comes from the American Indian word meaning "tribe of superior men."
Congratulations ~ We are having a school-wide Out of the Blue Reward Day tomorrow! Our school-wide attendance rate for November was 91.09%. So, we will be having a school-wide DRESS DOWN DAY tomorrow! Everyone will be allowed to come out-of-uniform in appropriate clothing. Keep up the great work!
Main Entree: Sloppy Joe's; French Fries; Cole Slaw
A la Carte: Ice Cream; Chips; Drinks; Salsa
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts
Today will be an outside day — take your jackets with you to the cafeteria!
• 8th grade girls' volleyball ~ 8th grade try outs are today & Friday from 3:30-5PM. Come prepared with tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt, and hair pulled back. Make sure you have a ride to and from try outs!
• 6th grade boys' basketball ~ Practice today from 4-5PM.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR
Would you like to win free admission to all of Jefferson's events here at school? It's easy! All you have to do is go to Jefferson's Barnes and Noble book fair tonight between 6 & 8PM, give the identification number [available from your language arts teacher] to the clerk when you buy your book, and then bring the receipt to school tomorrow with your name on the back. Put your signed receipt in the raffle box located by the library door and wait to be the lucky person who will have free admission to basketball games, dances, teachers vs. students games, and the fun fair.
With every purchase you make, Jefferson will receive a percent of the net sale. This money will go to purchase more books for our library.
Soda attack is back! Buy a can of soda for 50¢ as you go to the bus after school. The science department will be selling soda from Mrs. Borders' window today and Friday after school.
AVID students will be going on a field trip to UIS tomorrow. Be sure to get your permission slip turned in to Mrs. Stearns.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCH
Student of the Month Lunch will be held Friday, December 11th during regular lunch shifts.
Our winter dance will be held Friday, December 11th from 2:30-4PM. Admission will be $3.
7th & 8th grade students are not allowed in the 6th grade hallway unless their locker is in that hall, if they have Info Tech in room 116, or SSRW in a classroom in that hall. There will be consequences issued for ignoring this rule.
When you are in the halls between classes, please be respectful. Keep your voices at a reasonable volume, keep your hands & feet to yourself, walk quickly without running, and get to class on time!
Rude and inappropriate language and behavior will not be tolerated at after-school activities. Consequences will be issued. Those consequences could include you being banned from attending any after-school games or activities. Be polite. Watch your manners. Show good sportsmanship at all times.
If you have moved recently, please give the office the new information. We need your current address and phone contact information.
It has been brought to our attention that it is a safety issue having students sitting on the closed bleachers in the gym. Please DO NOT sit on the closed bleachers. If you are not involved in an activity in the gym and need to sit down, you will have to sit on the floor — not on the bleachers or the stage.
At JMS, adults are in charge. When you have a guest teacher, you are expected to be respectful and helpful. Disrespect will not be tolerated.
If you do not have a confirmed ride home from after-school activities ~ meaning your own parent or guardian has made arrangements to pick yp up on time from scheduled activities ~ then do not attend! Students without adequate transportation will be banned from attending all after-school activities. This includes participants/players and spectators!
If you are removed from a classroom and are taken to a Buddy Room, you will not be allowed to participate in or attend school basketball games.
The JMS School Store is open! Come to the main lobby before school and purchase school supplies.
SNACK ATTACK STORE
The Snack Attack Store is in the main lobby for after school before you board the buses. Each snack costs $1.
In order to cut down on the number of students arriving tardy to class, we will continue having hallway sweeps this week. Once the tardy bell has rung, if you are not in class, you will be swept and consequences will be issued.
Just a reminder ~ Shorts or capris are no longer allowed as uniform choices until next spring. Also, you may not wear a long-sleeved shirt under your short-sleeved uniform shirt. Girls ~ You may not tie your shirt in the back!
You will no longer be allowed to wear colored plastic wrist bracelets at JMS. The colors of the bracelets carry meanings that are not acceptable for our school environment. Consequences will be issued to those who continue to wear the bracelets. Also, you may not wear ponytail elastic bands on your wrists.
Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property