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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

October 21, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 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 ....
No birthdays today!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1985, William "The Refrigerator" Perry led his football team to a 23 to 7 win over the Green Bay Packers. Perry played for the Chicago Bears. He weighed in at over 325 pounds. Perry cleared the way for Walter Payton's two touchdowns and then went on to score a touchdown himself!

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; French Fries; Green Beans
Ice cream will be sold at the registers today.
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

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.

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
6th grade girls basketball ~ Practice today after school until 4PM. Change clothes quickly and bring all belongings to Mrs. McCorkle's room. Do not leave anything in the locker room.

7th & 8th grade girls basketball ~ Game today at 3:30PM against WMS & game Thursday at 3:30PM against FMS.

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.

IMSA
IMSA Students ~ Please listen for the announcement this afternoon to meet in the lobby by the trophy case. You will need to go to your locker to get your book bag and coat before heading to the trophy case.

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.

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.

ATTENDANCE REPORT
We want students to be here every day! JMS needs to have at least 92% attendance everyday. We will have fun activities for those who attain a 95% attendance rate.

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