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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

November 3, 2008

Friday, November 3, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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

On this day in 1948, the Chicago Tribune newspaper declared New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner in the presidential race against Harry S. Truman. The front-page headline was "Dewey Defeats Truman!" However, this ended up being a huge mistake. Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas Dewey by 114 electoral votes.

Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken; French Fries; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancakes-on-a-Stick

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!

Thursday, Jefferson Middle School held a mock election. The officials at JMS are pleased to report that the mock election went very smoothly. 466 JMS students exercised their right to vote. The results are:
18% for John McCain
81% for Barack Obama

IMSA will meet today after school in room 206. Please bring your permission slip for the field trip on Tuesday.

Picture retakes will be Thursday, November 13th.

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.

Girls Basketball ~ game today at 4:30PM at JMS.
Boys Blue & White Scrimmage will be tomorrow at 5:30PM in the gym.
7th/8th Boys Basketball ~ game at Washington Middle School on Thursday at 3:30PM.

Be sure to start collecting orders for our Schwan's fundraiser. Schwan's will donate a percentage of the sales to JMS. The money raised will be used for technology needs such as digital video and still cameras for the classrooms, VCR/DVD players, and toner for our color printers.

You may turn in your order forms to your teacher any time this week. Orders will be accepted through Monday, November 10th. Delivery will be Thursday, November 13th. Customers will pay the Schwan's representative for their purchases at the time of pick-up at Jefferson.

If your parents, grandparents, other family members, and neighbors already order from Schwan's, encourage them to consider supporting Jefferson by placing an advance order with you!

7th & 8th grade students ~ you may only get your laptop from your assigned cart during passing periods. If you are late coming to school or tardy for class, you must wait until the next passing period to get your laptop. You may not interrupt a teacher's class after the tardy bell has rung.

Starting today, those students who have met all of the requirements, will be allowed to take home their laptop. Laptops will go home on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings only. They will never go home over weekends or holidays.

Change Makes a Difference!
JMS is participating with Change Makes a Difference to raise money for the American Lung Association during the week of November 3-7. Funds will be supporting children from Central Illinois to attend Asthma Adventure Camp next summer. Please help to support the fight against lung disease by bringing in change!

Monday ~ Pennies
Tuesday ~ Nickels
Wednesday ~ Dimes
Thursday ~ Quarters
Friday ~ Dollars

Our Fall Dance is scheduled for Friday,November 7th from 6-8PM.

Donuts with Dad for 6th grade students will be Thursday, November 6th.

• 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!

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 - 153 Present - 91% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 153 Present - 88% Attendance Rate

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

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