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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

March 17, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 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 may not have your face decorated with markers or paint!

TODAY IN HISTORY
Happy St. Patrick's Day! On this day in 432 A.D., Bishop Patrick left his home in England and returned to the country where he had once been enslaved. His purpose was to introduce Christianity to the Irish people. Many legends were told about Patrick, including the most famous, that he had charmed all the snakes into the sea, ridding Ireland of them. He was so loved that he was made the patron saint of all of Ireland. St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated in Ireland on March 17th since the year 461. Today, Saint Patrick's Day is still a legal, national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken; Au Gratin Potatoes; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole & Cereal

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!

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.

ART CLUB
Art Club will meet today after school in room 118.

IMSA
Your meeting will be held on Wednesday after school in room 206 ~ Ms. Wright's room.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Scholastic Bowl members will have practice after school today. Please turn in your t-shirt money soon.

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

SPORTS NEWS
Track ~ practice today immediately after school

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

COATS & DOORS
All coats, gloves and hats must be removed upon entering the building and must be stored in your locker. You may go to your locker before school, before and after lunch, and after school.

You must enter the building through the proper door. 6th grade students enter through the cafeteria doors. 7th grade students enter through the main lobby doors. 8th grade students enter through the gym lobby doors. Please follow the proper procedure!

BUS STOP SAFETY
Please be very careful when waiting for your bus at your bus stop. Do not stand in the street. For your safety, stand only on the sidewalk.

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

PROCEDURE FOR AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTIONS
Students serving after-school detentions should go directly to detention. You should be there by 2:35PM or you will be considered tardy. You may not go outside and come back in. You may not go to the vending machines before detention. No congregating in the halls!

ATTENDANCE
It is very important that you come to school everyday! Come to school and be prepared to learn each and every day of the school year. We need to maintain at least a 90% attendance rate for meeting AYP.

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