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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

September 22, 2008

Monday, September 22, 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!

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation which set a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation, which declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebel states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Main Entree: Chili; French Fries; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts

Remember to turn in your forms and money!
Sack lunches will be provided for students that can no longer charge or do not have forms.

Students ~ You must sit on the correct side of the cafeteria. Lunch detentions will be given if you are on the wrong side!

• 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.

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

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 Thursday
6th Grade - 9 Absent - 95% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 29 Absent - 85% Attendance Rate

7th & 8th grade students will receive their laptops on Friday, September 26th. The plan is for 8th grade to have their training during 2nd block, 9:30-11AM and 7th grade during 4th block, 1-2:30PM.

IMSA will meet today in room 206 after school.

Show choir rehearsals are cancelled for today. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow after school.

Girls Basketball
Our next home girls basketball game is today at 4PM against Blessed Sacrament. The cost is $1 for students and $2 for adults. Come support the teams!

Cheerleading practice will be Wednesday from 2:30-4PM. Meet in room 102 right after school.

7th & 8th grade students will receive their ISAT scores at the end of the day today. Make sure you take them home to explain them to your family. Your teachers will go over the results in class with you.

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

JMS requires the following uniform style of dress for all students:
• 3-4 button solid color collared polo shirt in gray, yellow, white, or navy blue
• Solid crewneck sweatshirt in gray, yellow, white, or navy blue (no hood or zipper)
• Solid color pants in khaki, navy blue, or black (no denim, cargo, or sweatpants)
• No baggy clothing - pants must fit at the waist or belt
• No writing, emblems, logos, words, or numbers on clothing
Capri pants or shorts in khaki, navy blue, or black may be worn until September 30th or after April 30th. Shorts must be at the middle finger length.
• No skirts or dresses (exception - religious objection)
• Excessively long shirts must be tucked in
• The only shirt that may be worn under the uniform shirt is a tucked in short sleeved white t-shirt!

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.

After the 2:30PM dismissal bell, you must hustle on out to the buses. Once the buses leave, they cannot be called back. The buses have more routes to run for other schools after he/she finishes your route.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property