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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

November 12, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Our mission is to produce world-class citizens.

Our expectations:
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 ....
Makayla E. & Jaylin T.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1946, the Exchange National Bank of Chicago started up the first drive-in banking service in America. This instantly became a huge success across the United States.

HALLWAY BEHAVIOR
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.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Chicken Strips; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Green Beans
A la Carte: Peach Parfaits
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Hashbrowns with Scrambled Eggs & Breakfast Rounds

Today will be an outside day unless we announce otherwise! Take your jackets with you to the cafeteria. You will not be allowed to go back to your locker after you eat before you go outside. Be prepared to choose an outside activity and then participate in that activity.

ATTENDANCE
• Ms. Joost and Mrs. Huffman would like to congratulate their team for having perfect attendance on Tuesday for the second time this quarter!

• Mrs. McCorkle, Mrs. Wash, & Mrs. Orama would like to congratulate their team for having perfect attendance on Tuesday!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!


SHOW CHOIR
Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

YEARBOOK
Yearbook club will meet today from 2:30-4PM. See Ms. J-C if you have questions.

BLEACHERS
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.

GUEST TEACHERS
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.

TWILIGHT BOWLING FOR TECHNOLOGY
Bowling was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who came. Our next bowling night will be January 17th from 9-11PM at Laketown Lanes.

INCENTIVES
Attention Students: What will you work for? We are looking for ways to reward you for your good behavior, good attendance, good grades, good influences, etc. and we are looking for your suggestions. Ms. Burris & Mrs. Kulavic will be in the lobby on Thursday during all lunch shifts awaiting your suggestions. No suggestion is dumb and all suggestions will be considered! The sky is the limit — THINK BIG!!!!

DONUTS WITH DAD
7th grade Donuts with Dad will be held this morning.
8th grade Donuts with Dad will by held Thursday, November 19th.

PICTURE RETAKES
Picture retake day is today.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCH
The Student of the Month Lunch will be held tomorrow in the library during regular lunch shifts.

EXPLORE TESTS
Attention all 8th grade students ~ EXPLORE testing will begin today. Please do your best on these tests. The results of these tests will help determine what classes you will be taking in high school next year.

JMS CRAFT FAIR
Jefferson will be holding a craft fair on Saturday, November 21st from 8AM - Noon. Ask your parents to clean out closets and bring in gently used items.

RIDES HOME
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!

BUDDY ROOMS
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.

SCHOOL STORE
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 will cost $1.

HALLWAY SWEEPS
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.

DRESS CODE
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