Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.
It is never ok to be disruptive. It is never ok to be hurtful.
Today will be an 11AM dismissal. Because of the early dismissal, there will be NO SSRW classes. Go directly to your class instead of SSRW.
NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!
TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1986, at 11:38AM Eastern Standard Time, the space shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Aboard this flight was Christa McAuliffe who was a social studies teacher from New Hampshire. She was to be the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. Tragically, 73 seconds after lift-off, the shuttle exploded. There were no survivors.
Main Entree: Early Dismissal
Please pay all of your charges as soon as possible!
Please remember to take a jacket with you to lunch. It is getting cold outside and you are not allowed to go back to your locker after you eat.
You must eat or drink all snacks before you leave the cafeteria. Nothing is allowed outside! Clean up after yourself in the cafeteria.
Students ~ You must sit on the correct side of the cafeteria. Lunch detentions will be given if you are on the wrong side!
Since our nacho sale was canceled yesterday, we will have a nacho sale tomorrow during all lunch shifts. Nachos will cost $1.
Science Fair projects will be set up in the gym this evening from 6-8PM. At 6:45PM, Mrs. Franklin will do a presentation of certificates to 6th grade participants and awards to 7th & 8th grade participants. Come see all the wonderful projects that the students have been working on. Bring your parents, friends, and other family members. Everyone is welcome!
DRESS CODE reminder ~ You may not wear long-sleeved shirts under your uniform polo.
When we have outside days during the winter months, please leave the snow and ice on the ground. If you choose to throw snow, you will receive an after-school detention. Leave the snow on the ground!
When we have an inside lunch day, you must be quiet in the halls. Please be respectful and considerate of those who are in class at that time.
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 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!
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.
Keep earning those PRIDE cards and turning them in so you will be eligible for the next Out of the Blue activity!
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
Student behavior has become a concern. Our expectation is for you to respect yourself, others and property. Respecting yourself means using your inside voices in the school, no loud talking, no loud laughing, etc. Respecting others means walking on the right side of the halls, no running through the halls, no pushing and shoving, etc. Respecting property is not throwing papers on the floor, keeping your lockers orderly, and taking care of your textbooks.