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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

May 22, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009
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!

STUDENTS: You are not allowed in the building until the 7:50AM bell rings unless you are coming in for breakfast!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
Paxton H., Taylor L., Elizabeth F., Dalton H., and Hope S.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1859, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland. He is best known for creating the Sherlock Holmes stories.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken; Mexican Rice; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cereal

You must eat or drink all food before you leave the cafeteria. Nothing is allowed outside! Clean up after yourself in the cafeteria.

SIX FLAGS
All 8th grade students going to Six Flags ~ Permission slips are due today. NONE will be accepted after today!

SPORTS
Track ~ All track athletes ~ You need to turn in your "clean" track sweats and uniforms. Please put your uniform in a bag with your name on a piece of paper and give it to Coach Taylor, Coach Blunk, or Mrs. Borders.

Good luck to the following track athletes who are competing at State this weekend:
Robbie C.
Kaleb O.
Keith R.
Nick R.
Kwadjo A.
Ember F.
April S.
Shirley J.
Nakia G.
Charlicia W.

Spfld Tennis Academy ~ The program is open to youths between the ages of 7 & 18 years old. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing tennis. Tennis racquets & balls are provided. Lessons begin June 2nd and end on August 6th on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7:30PM at Southeast High School. The cost is $25 per student. Enrollment will be held on June 2nd at Southeast High School tennis courts.

U of I Summer Sports Camps ~ Please see Mrs. Borders for information regarding summer sports camps at the U of I in Champaign-Urbana.

Springfield Junior Football League Registration
When: May 30th & June 13th from 11AM-4PM
Where: Kick's
Registration Fee: $85
Practice Begins: July 20th

SOUTHEAST CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
Tryout Date: May 23 from 9-Noon
Where: Southeast High School Gym
For more information, call 525-3130.

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE POSTPONED
The JMS rummage sale originally scheduled for May 30th has been postponed until the fall.

ATTENDANCE COMPETITION
Attendance is important for success!

Your team of teachers will be keeping track of your attendance, tardies and Buddy Room visits from Tuesday, May 19th through Tuesday, May 26th. Your reward for having perfect attendance, no tardies and no Buddy visits will be an out of uniform day! If you are eligible, you will be allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts on Wednesday, May 27th. You will also be eligible to attend the talent show that afternoon.

In order for students to wear jeans, they must have met the following requirements:
• Students must have been present all day, every block from May 19th through May 26th.
• Students were on time — no tardies — to school and to all classes.
• Students received NO Buddy Room visits for the week.

Congratulations to all JMS students who successfully completed this week's attendance challenge!

LIBRARY BOOKS
If you have not returned your library books, please do so today. If you have lost the book, please bring replacement money. If you have your book at home, please bring it back as soon as possible.

TALENT SHOW
The talent show will be held Wednesday, May 27th during 4th block. Attendance will be tied to an "Attendance Challenge" — make sure you're coming to school all day everyday in order to be eligible!

Talent show participants need to be practicing their acts for next weeks' talent show. If you need help getting background music, please see Mrs. Wash or Mrs. Orama. We will have a dress rehearsal Tuesday after school.

NEW ADDRESS?
If you have moved recently, please tell Mrs. Frye. She will need to update her records with your new address.

YEARBOOKS
Yearbooks are on sale for $25. There is a limited supply so hurry up and get yours while supplies last. You can bring payment to Ms. J-C or to the main office.

YMCA DAY CAMP
If you are interested in attending the YMCA Day Camp this summer, please go to the main office for more information.

DRESS CODE reminder ~ Shorts and capris may be worn now! However, no cargo capris or shorts. Shorts must come below your longest finger when you place it against your leg.

END OF THE YEAR TRIPS
Knight's trip for 6th & 7th grade - May 22nd:

Six Flags trip for 8th grade - May 29th:
Money is due by May 22nd. The fee is $50.

Please remember ~ there are requirements for you to be eligible for the end of the year trips to Six Flags or Knight's Action Park.

Requirements:
1. GRADES: passing all classes for 4th quarter
2. ATTENDANCE: 90% attendance for the school year
3. BEHAVIOR: no suspensions during 4th quarter

8TH GRADE DANCE
The 8th grade dance will be held tonight from 5:30-8PM. There will be a cookout before the dance. This dance is for JMS 8th grade students only! There is no fee!

HALLWAY SWEEPS
Hallway sweeps will continue. Be sure to get to class on time and be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.

PBIS/BIST NEWS
• Keep earning those PRIDE cards and turning them in so you will be eligible for the next Out of the Blue activity.

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