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

Daily Announcements

November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 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 1954, Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor, closed down. In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison designated Ellis Island as America's first federal immigration center. Before that time, the processing of immigrants had been handled by individual states. It's estimated that more than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island for processing since its opening.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Hot Ham & Cheese; Tator Tots; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

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.

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Thank you to the following students who helped Mrs. Magruder with the Festival of Trees:
Brittany B.
Samantha F.
Rebecca R.
Niam P.
Nick E.
Camille S.
Kaitlyn V.
Camille C.
Sinclaire L.
Gregory R.
Coral C.
Thank you for all of your hard work! The tree looks wonderful. Our tree will be displayed in the Orr Building a the fairgrounds until November 30th. Check it out and vote for your favorite tree!

PICTURE RETAKES
Picture retakes will be tomorrow. If you were absent or if your pictures had a mistake, bring them with you so you can retake your picture.

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.

SPORTS NEWS
Cheerleading ~ practice today after school in room 102

SCHWAN'S FUNDRAISER
Delivery will be tomorrow 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.

HOT COCOA FOR HEROES
JMS students will be collecting hot cocoa for soldiers overseas. Bring the hot chocolate packets to Mrs. Huffman's room, room 113, and help us fill the bin!

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

JEOPARDY! CLUE CREW
Today we will have the Jeopardy! Clue Crew from the TV show Jeopardy at JMS! Some of Ms. Swaggerty's & Ms. Stewart's students, 30 student total, will be filmed for the classroom version of the show.

DONUTS WITH DAD
Tomorrow 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.

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 - 157 Present - 92% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 154 Present - 87% 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