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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

January 13, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 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!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1999, NBA superstar Michael Jordan announced his retirement from professional basketball for the second time in front of a huge crowd at Chicago's United Center.

TODAY WILL BE AN INSIDE DAY!

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken; Mexican Rice
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancakes on a Stick

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!

STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCH
Our Student of the Month lunch will be held Friday in the library during regular lunch shifts.

SPORTS NEWS
7th /8th grade girls volleyball ~ bus leaves at 2:30PM to go to GMS today. Please be in Coach Nicholas's room, room 215, by 2:20PM with all of your game stuff — equipment, clothing, shoes, etc.

BOWLING FOR TECHNOLOGY
If you like to bowl, you'll want to mark Sunday, January 18th on your calender. To help raise money for our technology department, we are having an afternoon of bowling at Laketown Lanes.

When: Sunday, January 18th
Time: 2-5PM
Where: Laketown Lanes, 3220 Stanton
Cost: $15 per student for shoe rental and unlimited bowling
Who: Any JMS student
Why: To raise money for JMS tech needs

If you want to make up your own team, you must buy your ticket in advance. Each team is limited to 5 or 6 players. Tickets will be sold during all lunch shifts on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday.

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

2ND QUARTER HONORS
A list of 2nd quarter honor roll students and perfect attendance students is posted in the main lobby. Look for your name ~ CONGRATULATIONS!

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.

Yesterday's Attendance Report
6th grade ~ 90% present
7th grade ~ 91% present

PBIS/BIST NEWS
This week is Respect Week at JMS! Today we will be re-teaching our before & after school expectations as well as our bus expectations.

PROJECT NEXT GENERATION
Who: 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students
What: A free technology program! Learn how to create, edit and publish your own PowerPoint presentations.
When: January 19th through February 26th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6:30PM
Where: Lincoln Library's Main Branch in the Youth Services Story Room

Applications are due by Tuesday, January 13th, 2009. Call 753-4905 for more information.

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.