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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

March 6, 2009

Friday, March 6, 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!

ISAT
Our ISATs continue today with make-up testing for those who missed any reading or math tests. Please be respectful of those taking tests and be quiet in the halls. We are all going to do an excellent job on the tests!

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Macaroni & Cheese; French Fries; Chips & Salsa
Monday's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy

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 ~ 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! Give your money to your 1st block teacher and you will receive a ticket. Put your ticket in the box in the main lobby. Come to the ISAT dance and see the lucky winner throw a pie in Mrs. Borders' face!

SPORTS NEWS
6th, 7th, & 8th grade track ~ Track practice begins March 10th. You need the following in order to be able to practice:
1) physical within one year of the date of the last track meet
2) proof of insurance
3) a signed and fully completed athletic card which can be gotten from room 109

6th grade volleyball ~ NO practice today! Both the A & B team players need to be at WMS tomorrow by 7:45AM for our games.

8th grade volleyball ~ practice Monday after school until 4PM — this includes Megan, Ally, and Jordan!

KIDS FIRST SPORTS, INC.
Open registration for baseball and fast pitch softball for children aged 4 through 16 will be held on the following dates at Kids First Sports, Inc. at 1800 S. Dirksen Parkway.

March 7 from 9AM-Noon
March 21 from 9AM-1PM

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

SHS ACTIVITIES NIGHT
Springfield High School will be hosting an Activities Night on Thursday, March 12th at 7PM in the auditorium. Parents and students will meet with coaches and sponsors of all of SHS's activities and clubs.

The SHS Booster Club will be selling Spirit and Pride merchandise. You will have an opportunity to signup for Booster Club membership. There will be a drawing for an iPod Shuffle from the people who sign up that evening.

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!

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