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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

April 29, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 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!

11AM Dismissal Today!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ....
Willie M., Juan R., & Alex T.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1899, one of the 20th century's finest composers was born in Washington, D.C. His name was Edward Kennedy Ellington — better known as Duke Ellington. He was one of the founders of big band jazz. Ellington once said, "There are only two kinds of music: good and bad!"

DISASTER DRILLS
We will be having a practice tornado drill sometime this week. Please listen for instructions.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Early Dismissal ~ no lunch
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

6th graders are not to leave the cafeteria until the clock above the A - K sign reads 12:10PM. If behavior does not improve, we will start dismissing students by tables.

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

SPORTS
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.

ATTENDANCE COMPETITION
Attendance is important for success! This week will be grade level competition. Each grade level that has 91% or above attendance rate today through Friday will receive a treat at lunch. This means you must attend school all day everyday this week to be eligible.

DISTRICT 186 STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST
How would you like to win $300? Here's how ~ enter the District 186 Student Video Contest. Use your own time, equipment, and ideas to make a movie and enter the contest. See Mrs. Snyder for details if you are interested.

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

OPEN MIC NIGHT
This Friday come to The Lounge for Open Mic Night. This is just for teens. You could win $50 for the best poem, song, rap, or spoken word dealing with HIV/AIDS, STD/STIs, drug/alcohol prevention, or other public health issues affecting teens. Where? The Holy Ground from 7-11PM.

DRESS CODE reminder ~ Shorts and capris may not be worn until May 1st! Also, skinny black jeans are not acceptable. No denim is allowed.

You may not wear long-sleeved shirts under your uniform polo. No jackets are to be worn in the classrooms. No string bags or purses should be carried into classrooms. Sagging pants will not be tolerated!

If you purchase an 8th grade t-shirt, you may wear it through the end of the school year on Friday's only. If you decorate your 8th grade t-shirt or have others sign your shirt, you will NOT be allowed to wear it.

In addition, sweatshirts may not be worn half-on, half-off. If you choose to wear a sweatshirt, you must have it on all the way.

Nose piercings are not allowed in District 186 schools. You may not wear a nose ring, a clear spacer, or a bar, or wear a band-aid to cover the piercing. If you refuse to remove the nose ring, you will be written up, sent to the office and sent home.

END OF THE YEAR TRIPS
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

FUN DAY
Fun Day will be held Friday, May 15th. More information will be posted in the next few days!

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.

• Out of the Blue day today ~ Cookie Wookie Day during 3rd block for those students whose names were drawn during the morning announcements!!!!

GUEST TEACHERS
Whenever you have a guest teacher, you are to show him/her the same respect as you would your regular teacher. The guest teacher knows the BIST procedures. If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat, you must move to the Safe Seat. If you must be removed from the classroom, you will be escorted to room 109 and issued two after-school detentions.

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