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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 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 ....
Kentreal B., Kelly E., & Ryeder R.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to Abe Lincoln and suggested that he grow a beard. She told him that if he did, she would try to get her four brothers to vote for him for president. Lincoln ended up winning the presidential election but didn't grow his beard until after he had become President of the United States.

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: Salisbury Steak; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Corn
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donut Holes

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.

SKATING PARTY
Be sure to come to Skateland South tonight for our first skating party of the school year from 6-8PM! It will cost $4 for entry and $2 for skate rental.

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
Our first Twilight Bowl for Technology of the school year was a huge success! 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

PHYSICALS
• All 6th grade students need to have a physical in order to remain in school after October 15th.

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.

Previous Day's Attendance
6th Grade ~ 40 Absent; 175 Present; 81% Attendance
7th Grade ~ 31 Absent; 146 Present; 83% Attendance
8th Grade ~ 30 Absent; 152 Present; 84% Attendance

There are currently 116 students with perfect attendance: 41 6th grade students, 48 7th grade students, & 27 8th grade students.

ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE
This week is a four-day week. If the entire school achieves at least a 95% attendance rate for the week by everyone attending school every day this week, we will be rewarded with an out-of-uniform day one day next week. LET'S GET EVERYONE TO COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!

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.

YEARBOOKS
If you would like to purchase a yearbook from the 2008-2009 school year, see Ms. J-C in room 115. Bargain cost of $15!

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