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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

December 23, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Winter break begins today at 1:30PM ~ School will resume on Tuesday, January 6th

NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT SCHOOL!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1783, George Washington returned to Mount Vernon after the disbanding of the army following the Revolutionary War. His first words upon returning home were, "Hey, Martha! What's for dinner?" In a very deep voice, Martha replied, "BEEF!"

CAFETERIA
No a la carte for 7th grade students until after winter break because of poor behavior.

Please pay all charges!

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!

BETA CLUB
Candy grams will be delivered today. Thanks for supporting Beta Club!

SPORTS NEWS
Cheerleaders ~ turn in your uniform today

6th grade girls volleyball ~ pick up your game and practice schedule from the main office at 1:30PM today

7th/8th grade girls volleyball ~ be sure to turn in your info sheet for the phone tree so you will be informed of practices and games

NEW SCHEDULES
Students ~ You will receive your second semester schedule when you return to school on Tuesday, January 6th.

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.

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.

PBIS/BIST NEWS
Don't forget to turn in your PRIDE cards for prizes!

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.