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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

November 10, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Our mission is to produce world-class citizens.

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW ~ Veteran's Day

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 ....
Damian G. & Kayne P.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1969, the children's TV show "Sesame Street" made its first broadcast. This show has taught generations of young children the alphabet and how to count. It has become one of the most viewed children's programs in the world and has aired in more than 120 countries.

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: Spicy Chicken Sandwich; Broccoli Cheese Rice
A la Carte: Eggrolls; Ice Cream; Peach Yogurt Parfaits
Thursday's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

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.

SHOW CHOIR
Practice is moved to Thursday from 2:30-4PM.

YEARBOOK
Yearbook club will meet Thursday 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
Are you planning to attend our bowling night tonight?

When: Tonight from 9-11PM
Where: Laketown Lanes
Cost: $15 gets you 2 hours of bowling fun and shoe rental

GENDER GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
Join the JMS Girls' Gender Team for an evening of food, fun, and crafting. Bring a dish to share and $1 to make your own fabulous trinket box. Later, join us as we go to Laketown Lanes to "Bowl for Technology."

Who: 8th Grade Gender Girls' Team ~ By invitation only!
Date: Tonight
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: Stewart, Foley, Nicholas, & Grace
RSVP: Ms. Stewart in room 202
Bowling for Technology is from 9-11PM [$15]

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

PICTURE RETAKES
Picture retake day is Thursday.

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

EXPLORE TESTS
Attention all 8th grade students ~ EXPLORE testing will begin on Thursday. 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.

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.

TRIP TO JAPAN
Attention all 8th grade students ~ Are you interested in traveling to Japan? The Sister Cities Association of Springfield is now accepting applications for the 2010 Student Delegation trip to Ashikaga, Japan in June, 2010.

More information can be found in the wall file outside of the main office.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property