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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

November 4, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 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 ....
Cody K., Nicholas R., & Kara P.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1922, King Tut's tomb was discovered in Egypt in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb was hidden under a house that had been built for workers who were excavating the tomb of Ramses IV. King Tut became a king at the young age of 9 and died when he was 18 or 19.

LUNCH BELLS
12:27PM bell is the 7th grade tardy bell.
12:30PM bell is the dismissal bell for 8th grade to go to lunch. Please do not dismiss your students before this bell rings.

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: Macaroni & Cheese; Tator Tots; Peas
A la Carte: Pretzels $1 with Cheese $1.50; Strawberry Parfaits 75; Fresh Fruit ~ Grapes, Apples, & Oranges 50
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

On Mondays and Fridays we will sell a la carte at the registers. A la carte will be in the back of the cafeteria on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.

Please remember to clean up your eating area and push in your chair at your table. You will be asked to choose an outside activity. Do not go past the sidewalks. Once you reenter the building, use your inside voices because other students are in class.

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.

8th grade boys will use the stairs by the library and go to the cafeteria first. 8th grade girls will use the stairs by the gym and go outside first. After 15 minutes you will switch.

SPORTS
6th grade girls basketball ~ Practice today from 4-5PM.
7th8th grade girls basketball ~ Practice today after school from 2:30-4PM.

CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Ms. Joost's and Mrs. Huffman's team! 100% of their students were at school yesterday ~ way to go!

DONUTS WITH DAD
6th grade Donuts with Dad will be held tomorrow at 8:15AM. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Return the bottom portion of the flyer to Ms. Austin in room 110.

SPIRIT DAY
Tomorrow will be JMS Spirit Day for all grades! Wear your yellow jaguar shirt to school with the proper uniform pants to support our 7th & 8th grade boys basketball team who has their first home game tomorrow afternoon. If you do not have a shirt yet, you may purchase one from Ms. Stewart in room 202. If you participated in the Out of the Blue day and made a tie-dye shirt, you may wear that shirt tomorrow too!

FALL DANCE
We will have our fall dance on Friday evening from 6-8PM. It will cost $3 for admission. Feel free to dress in your Halloween costume. Keep in mind that all costumes must be appropriate for school.

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
Start planning to attend our next bowling night.

When: Tuesday, November 10th from 9-11PM
Where: Laketown Lanes
Cost: $15 gets you 2 hours of bowling fun and shoe rental

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