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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

December 22, 2008

Monday, December 22, 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!


On this day in 1958, Alvin and the Chipmunks were at the number 1 position on the music charts! Alvin, Simon, and Theodore sang "The Chipmunk Song" with David Seville. This song is still a Christmas favorite today.

Main Entree: Macaroni & Cheese; French Fries; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

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!

Today is the last day Beta Club will be selling Candy Grams in the lobby during all lunch shifts. Send a friend a candy gram for 25ยข.

6th grade boys basketball ~ Congratulations on your win Saturday over Lincoln Magnet! You will have practice today from 4-5PM.

6th grade girls volleyball ~ practice today from 2:30-4PM

7th/8th grade girls volleyball ~ practice today from 5-6:30PM; you must provide your own ride to and from practice; enter through the back gym doors

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!

Your attendance and behavior at JMS each day is important. We will reward every student who has perfect attendance and no Buddy Room visits tomorrow.

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.

The Sister Cities Association of Springfield is offering a unique travel opportunity to Japan for any student who will be 14 years old by September 1, 2009. There is an informational meeting at Lincoln Library on Tuesday, December 9th at 7PM for interested individuals. Applications are being accepted now. The application deadline is February 28, 2009. See Mrs. Nelson for more information.

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.

Don't forget to turn in your PRIDE cards for prizes!

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.