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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

October 23, 2009

Friday, October 23, 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 ....
Graylon B., Jordan L., Kelsie C., Brent J., Randilynn S.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 42BC, Marcus Junius Brutus committed suicide after he was defeated at the second battle of Philippi. Brutus was a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar.

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: Chili Cheese Dogs; French Fries
8th grade ~ No french fries or snacks for you today due to your poor behavior yesterday!
Monday's Breakfast: Yogurt & Cereal

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

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.

ATTENDANCE REWARD DANCE
Monday will be a celebration day! All students with a 93% or better attendance rate will be rewarded with a dance from 1:30-2:30PM. Great job!

PUMPKIN PENCILS
The 7th grade is selling Pumpkin Pencils for your Pumpkin! You may see Mrs. Winters right before or after school in room 206 to purchase a Pumpkin Pencil for 50. You must know the person's first and last name or their 4th hour class so that they can be delivered to the correct person. You will fill out a slip of paper with the person's name and 4th hour classroom. You may also write them a message in the space provided. The Pumpkins will be delivered on October 29th during 4th hour.

SPORTS
7th grade boys basketball ~ Tryouts tonight from 6:30-7:30PM

6th grade boys basketball ~ Practice today after school until 4PM.

BOOK FAIR
Our book fair will be held from October 26-October 30. You will be given time to browse and make purchases next week.

YEARBOOK CLUB
Attention all yearbook members ~ Our Thursday meeting has been moved to Tuesday after school. Same time, same place! If you have any questions, see Ms. J-C in room 115.

YEARBOOK CLUB FUNDRAISER
Please support the yearbook club by attending the Burger King Benefit on Wednesday, October 28th from 5-8PM. If you have questions or need more information, see Ms. J-C in room 115.

DONUTS WITH DAD
6th grade Donuts with Dad will be held Thursday, November 5th at 8:15AM. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Return the bottom portion of the flyer to Ms. Austin in room 110.

GLEE CLUB
Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in singing, dancing, acting, directing, etc. should come check out the JMS A La Drama Glee Club!

When: Tuesday, November 3rd
Time: 2:30-4PM
Where: Room 212
Who: Any 7th or 8th grade student

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.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next week — October 29th & 30th — on Thursday evening from 5-8PM and all day Friday.

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.

PBIS NEWS
• Be sure to turn in your PRIDE cards soon! There are two Out of the Blue activities scheduled for October and two scheduled for November.

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