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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 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 ....
Dominick M., Brandon D., & Vanassa H.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1970, the very first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin came up with the idea of Earth Day. Earth Day is meant to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Chicken Nuggets; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Corn
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.

AVID APPLICATIONS
All AVID applications are due this week to Mrs. Gordy.

SPORTS
Track ~ There is a mandatory practice today. If you are not at practice today, do not plan on running in the meet on Thursday!

8th grade girls ~ 8th grade girls going to Southeast who are interested in playing basketball will have the opportunity to meet with the SE coach next week. A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 11AM.

ATTENDANCE COMPETITION
Attendance is important for success! We are starting an attendance motivation. Beginning today every student who has perfect attendance for the rest of the week will have their name placed in a drawing for a free Lifetouch Spring picture packet. 5 names will be drawn. This is a $50 value! Remember ~ you must be here in order to win!

RECYCLING AT JMS
We are celebrating Earth Week by starting our recycling program at JMS! Each of your teachers will have a tub that is only for paper. PLEASE do not put anything else in those tubs. Midwest Fiber has agreed to pick up our paper for recycling FREE of charge.

Starting Thursday morning, teachers will place their tubs outside their classroom door and Ms. Stewart's recycling team will be by to empty them during 1st block.

Help us do our part to keep our Earth clean and green!

LIBRARY
Please check your lockers today and return library books you are no longer reading!

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.

SPRING PICTURES
Spring pictures will be taken on Friday. 8th grade students may wear their 8th grade t-shirts for the pictures. All other students must wear their uniforms for the pictures.

SPRING DANCE
Our spring dance will be held Friday after school from 2:30-4PM. Admission is $3. There will be an activity bus.

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

MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL 2009
Where: Feitshans Academy
When: Saturday, April 25th from 11AM-7PM
Cost: $5 for advanced tickets for 6th grade age and up

Come enjoy 3 stages of live bands; hands-on art & music workshops; silent art auctions; live art demos; and much, much more!

CHICAGO STEAM SEMI-PRO BASKETBALL
The Chicago Steam Semio-Pro basketball team will be holding a youth camp at Lanphier High School on Saturday, April 25th from 10AM-1PM. There is a $25 fee and the camp is for boys and girls ages 8-15. Pre-registration is required. Contact Ron Hicks at (312)553-9707 or email him at hicksron9@aol.com

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

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.
• Our next Out of the Blue day will be today. In honor of Earth Week and Earth Day, we will be cleaning up the neighborhood!

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