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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217/585-5810
 

Daily Announcements

November 13, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008
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 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Scotland. Stevenson is well-known for writing many books including Treasure Island & Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Chicken & Noodles with Roll & Butter; French Fries; Mixed Vegetables
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts

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!

EXPLORE TESTING
We are giving the EXPLORE test to 8th grade students this week. Please be quiet and respectful in the halls.

PICTURE RETAKES
Picture retakes are today. Listen for announcements to tell you when to go to the gym.

YEARBOOKS
Yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $23. Bring a check made payable to Jefferson Middle School or cash to Mr. Battles in the main office to place your order.

SCHWAN'S FUNDRAISER
Delivery will be today in the JMS main parking lot from 2:30-6PM. Customers will pay the Schwan's representative for their purchases at the time of pick-up at Jefferson.

There will be a 2nd chance truck for those who were unable to pre-order but would still like to make purchases.

HOT COCOA FOR HEROES
Tomorrow is the last day to bring the hot chocolate packets to Mrs. Huffman's room, room 113.

NACHOS
Today, we will be selling yummy nachos for $1 at lunch.

JEOPARDY! CLUE CREW
Be sure to check out the news clip of the Jeopardy filming. Go to WAND TV at http://www.wandtv.com and scroll through the group of news video clips. Click on the Jeopardy clip and enjoy!

DONUTS WITH DAD
Today is Donuts with Dad for 7th grade students. Invite your dad to come at 8AM in the cafeteria.

HEALTH FIELD TRIP
Friday is the field trip to LLCC so make sure you have turned in your permission slip to your health teacher.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCH
The Student of the Month lunch will be held Friday in the library during your assigned lunch shift.

CHANGE MAKES A DIFFERENCE PROJECT
Mrs. Kulavic's and Ms. Draper's classes raised the most money for this project for the American Lung Association. A total of $126.34 was raised by JMS!

PE REMINDERS
• Students ~ you should drop off your PE clothes in the locker room at 7:50 AM when you enter the building.

• Students who have PE 4th block need to put their uniforms back on at the end of class. You may not leave the gym for dismissal in your gym clothes.

• Students are not allowed on the stage! The expensive stage curtains are being damaged. Stay off the stage at all times!

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.

Attendance Report for the Previous Day of School
6th Grade - 159 Present - 93% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 150 Present - 85% Attendance Rate

PASSES
No passes should be issued during class time! If students are found in the hallway, they will be escorted back to your room.

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