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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

October 10, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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

NO SCHOOL MONDAY ~ COLUMBUS DAY

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 1845, the United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Maryland. There were 50 midshipmen students and seven professors. The curriculum included mathematics and navigation, gunnery and steam, chemistry, English, natural philosophy, and French.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: BBQ Chicken Nuggets; Au Gratin Potatoes; Broccoli
Tuesday's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy

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.

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!

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

IMSA
There is no IMSA on Monday because there is no school. The next IMSA will be Monday, October 20th.

BETA CLUB
Beta Club is a service group for students who maintain a 3.0 GPA. We will hold meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Our first meeting is October 15th after school in Mrs. Huffman's room [room 113] from 2:35-4PM. If you would like to join Beta Club, see on of the following teachers to pick up a membership petition: Mrs. Beebe, Mrs. Huffman, or Mrs. Stearns. Petitions must be completed and turned in at your first meeting.

PTC FUNDRAISER
Our PTC fundraiser will start Tuesday. The items are cookie dough, candles and burrer braids. Make a list of the people you know that might want to purchase items and ask them to support the PTC. You must collect money at the time of ordering. Checks should be made payable to JMS PTC.

PROJECT NEXT GENERATION
Create your own digital photography exhibit! This is a free program to learn how to create, edit and publish photographs with digital cameras and computers. The program starts October 27th and ends on December 10th. It meets every Monday and Thursday from 4-6PM at the Lincoln Library Main Branch in the Youth Services Story Room. More information and registration forms are in the JMS main office.

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!

6th GRADE PHYSICALS
All 6th grade physicals are due now! Please get them in to the office as soon as possible. Wednesday is the deadline!

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 School Day
6th Grade - 153 Present - 90% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 157 Present - 88% Attendance Rate

LAPTOPS & AUP FORMS
7th & 8th Grade Students ~ In order for you to be able to use your laptop, your AUP form must be signed and turned in to Mrs. Gephart. Forms can be found on the door of room 116 and in the Guidance Office.

SPORTS NEWS
6th Grade Boys Basketball
6th grade boys will have basketball tryouts today from 4-5PM. You may not stay after school. You must go home and come back at 4PM. There is a 5PM activity bus.

6th Grade Girls Basketball
6th grade girls basketball team will have practice today after school from 2:30-4PM.

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