Springfield Public Schools - Home

Jefferson Middle School

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

Daily Announcements

October 16, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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

Teachers ~ Please check dress code. Anyone out of dress code should be sent to Guidance. Also, check planners to make sure each student has her/his planner and not someone else's planner. THANKS!

Students may not wear shorts and capris. Only long pants may be worn. Also, you may only wear a short-sleeved plain white t-shirt under your uniform polo shirt.

You may not wear jackets in the classroom.

NO GUM
Students ~ you may not chew gum at school. It is especially important that you follow this rule around technology. If you are using your laptop and are chewing gum, this is a violation of the AUP that you signed. You will be issued consequences.

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 1928, the first frosted electric light bulb was patented by Marvin Pipkin.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Grilled Chicken Sandwiches; French Fries; Corn-on-the-Cob
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donut Holes

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!

PLAYGROUND RULES
When you go outside at lunch, you must choose an activity and stick with it. You may choose to walk and talk, football, soccer, swings, or basketball. Standing around is not a choice. You must actively participate in an activity.

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.

END OF 1ST QUARTER
The end of first quarter is Friday, October 24th. Make sure you're completing your assignments so those grades will reflect your good work!

PTC FUNDRAISER
Our PTC fundraiser is ongoing. The items are cookie dough, candles and butter braids. You must collect money at the time of ordering. Checks should be made payable to JMS PTC.

Teachers ~ if you have extra fundraiser forms, please send them to the office. If you need more forms, send a student to the main office later today to get more.

SKATING PARTY
Today is our first skating party! It will be held at Skateland South from 6-8PM. It will cost $4 for admission and $2 for skate rental.

The "No Skate" list will be posted today.

FUN DAY
Friday, October 24th is our first Fun Day of the school year! Start saving your change so you'll be able to have some fun with the food and games.

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 Oct. 14th
6th Grade - 158 Present - 94% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 149 Present - 85% Attendance Rate

Attendance Report for Oct. 15th
6th Grade - 155 Present - 92% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 161 Present - 92% Attendance Rate

SPORTS NEWS
Cheerleading
We will have practice today. Please meet in room 117 after school.

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