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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

March 18, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 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!

Happy birthday to Jade A., Mary C., Terry S., and Tyler S.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1925, the worst tornado in U.S. history struck eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana. This is known as the Tri-State Tornado. More than 13,000 people were injured and 695 people were killed. This tornado caused over $17 million in property damage.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Chili Cheese Dogs; Tator Tots
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

Please pay your charges. Letters & phone calls home will begin this week.

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

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

You may not wear long-sleeved shirts under your uniform polo. Sagging pants will not be tolerated!

Those students who won ISAT t-shirts may wear them through the month of March. 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.

SPIRIT WEAR
Spirit Wear order forms are being sent home today for parents to order JMS shirts. This clothing is NOT to be worn to school.

IMSA
IMSA will meet today after school in room 206 ~ Ms. Wright's room.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Scholastic Bowl has a competition at Lincoln Magnet School tomorrow after school against LMS and Athens. Competition begins at 3PM.

3RD QUARTER REPORT CARDS
You will receive your 3rd quarter report card on Friday.

SPORTS NEWS
Track ~ practice today immediately after school

STUDENT OF THE MONTH
The Student of the Month lunch for February will be held on Friday during your regular lunch shift.

FANNIE MAY FUNDRAISER
The Fannie May Candy fundraiser will continue through Tuesday, March 24th. Continue to take orders to help offset the costs of your end of the year trips.

OUT OF THE BLUE DAY
Today is an Out of the Blue Day! If your name was called, you should stop by the main lobby during your lunch shift and enjoy some ice cream and wafer cookies. Yummy!

8TH GRADE T-SHIRTS
All 8th grade students interested in ordering an 8th grade t-shirt should get their money to Ms. Stewart as soon as possible. The different sizes of t-shirts are on display in the main lobby.

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

KIDS FIRST SPORTS, INC.
Open registration for baseball and fast pitch softball for children aged 4 through 16 will be held on March 21 from 9AM-1PM at Kids First Sports, Inc. at 1800 S. Dirksen Parkway.

Additional information is available in the JMS main office or you may visit the Kids First Sports web site at:
http://www.kidsfirstsports.org

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!

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