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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

January 9, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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


On this day in 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus saw three mermaids in the ocean near the Dominican Republic. Columbus described them as "not half as beautiful as they are painted." Actually, they weren't mermaids. They were manatees.

Main Entree: Nacho Grande; French Fries
Monday's Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed Toast

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!

If your planner book number is 9, 18, 22, 333, or 411, you have won a prize! See Mrs. Rennison after school in the main office.

Today is the last day to make any change to your elective if you are an 8th grade student. Parent permission is necessary.

You will receive your 2nd quarter report card today during 4th block before you leave for home.

Today is Career Day for 8th grade students during 2nd block. We have visitors in our building so please show everyone your Jefferson respect!

6th grade volleyball ~ practice tonight from 5-6:30PM

7th/8th grade volleyball ~ practice today from 2:30-5PM. There will be an activity bus at 5PM.

7th/8th grade boys basketball ~ Congratulations on winning your games last night against WMS! Check out some of the stats:
David M. - 11pts & 14 rebounds
Sterling R. - 10pts, 6 steals, 7 rebounds
Jagger A. - 21pts, 3 steals, 7 rebounds
Natshun C. - 10pts, 5 rebounds
Robbie C. - 7pts, 15 rebounds
Willard H. - 16pts, 5 steals, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Next week is Respect Week at JMS! Teachers will be re-teaching our school-wide PBIS & BIST expectations and procedures.

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.