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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

January 27, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 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 inside day.

EARLY DISMISSAL
Tomorrow 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 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C. for "the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge." Nine months later, the Society published its first issue of the National Geographic magazine.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Salisbury Steak; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Corn
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptarts

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!

NACHOS
We will have a nacho sale today during all lunch shifts. Nachos will cost $1.

SPORTS NEWS
6th grade volleyball ~ practice today from 4-5:30PM. You must leave the building and return at 4PM. Enter through the back gym doors. There is NO activity bus!

IMSA
The IMSA meeting will be held today after school in Ms. Wright's room.

SCIENCE FAIR
Science Fair projects will be set up in the gym tomorrow evening from 6-8PM. Mrs. Franklin will do a presentation of certificates to 6th grade participants and awards to 7th & 8th grade participants. Bring your parents, friends, and other family members. Everyone is welcome!

HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW NIGHTS
If you are in 8th grade and plan to attend high school in District 186 next year, here is the schedule for High School Preview Nights.

Lanphier High School ~ Monday, January 26th at 6:30PM
Southeast High School ~ Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30PM

DRESS CODE reminder ~ You may not wear long-sleeved shirts under your uniform polo.

LUNCH BEHAVIOR
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
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

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.