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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

March 13, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

Today is a 1:30PM dismissal day because it is the end of third quarter. Fourth quarter begins on Monday!

It is never ok to be disruptive. It is never ok to be hurtful.

NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!

Happy Birthday to Terri N. and Ceaira M.!

TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Uncle Sam Day!!! On this day in 1852, the New York Lantern newspaper published an Uncle Sam cartoon by Frank Henry Bellew for the first time. Uncle Sam always wore a red, white and blue suit, a hat with stars, and pants with stripes down both legs. This caricature quickly became a symbol of the United States.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Catfish Sandwiches; French Fries; Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce; Pasta Salad
Monday's Breakfast: Cheese Omelets

Please pay your charges. Letters & phone calls home will begin next 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, 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.

MRS. BORDERS TO TAKE A PIE FOR LEUKEMIA
Mrs. Borders is going to take a hit for leukemia. For $1 you can buy a chance to hit Mrs. Borders with a pie! Today is the last day to give your money to your 1st block teacher. Put your ticket in the box in the main lobby. Come to the ISAT party today and see the lucky winner throw a pie in Mrs. Borders' face!

ISAT DANCE PARTY
Students should pick up their invitation to the ISAT dance party during their lunch shift. If you do not have an invitation, you will NOT be allowed into the dance.

SPORTS NEWS
6th grade volleyball ~ practice today from 1:30-4PM

Volleyball ~ Pictures will be taken on Monday during 1st hour. Please bring uniforms, kneepads, socks, and shoes for the pictures.

6th grade boys and girls basketball ~ Pictures will be taken on Monday. Please bring your basketball t-shirt and sport shoes.

Cheerleaders ~ You will have team pictures on Monday. Mrs. Orama & Ms. Eastwood will not be here so you will be wearing your normal school uniform.

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.

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.

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS
The 22nd Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference for 6th, 7th, & 8th grade girls will be held Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 8:45AM - 12:45PM at UIS. This conference is designed to expose these girls to careers related to mathematics, science, and technology.

The cost of attendance is only $10 which will include all workshops, materials, and refreshments.

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! Mrs. Rennison will resume pulling cards on Monday's 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