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Springfield, IL 62703
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September 11, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 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!

TODAY IN HISTORY
On this day in 2001, terrorists struck on US soil. At 8:48AM a passenger jet crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. At 9:06AM another plane hit the World Trade Center's South Tower. At 9:43AM the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. was hit by another jet airliner. A few minutes later a fourth jet crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In honor of those who lost their lives on that day, September 11th is now known as Patriots' Day.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Chicken Fajitas; French Fries
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptarts or Yogurt

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

FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone who sold items for the fundraiser! If you still have fundraiser items, please turn them in today. Some of you will be called down to the office to make your prize choice.

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 Wednesday
6th Grade - 14 Absent - 91.86% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 19 Absent - 89.73% Attendance Rate
8th Grade - 26 Absent - 86.78% Attendance Rate

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

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
Cheerleading tryouts will be next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16th & 17th. Tryouts will be from 2:30-4PM. There will be an activity bus available. We will be going outside so dress appropriately. You must prepare a short sideline cheer by Wednesday. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Eastwood in room 117 or Mrs. Orama in room 102. If you do not attend both days of tryouts, you will not be considered for the squad.

6TH GRADE PHYSICALS
Please get your physical forms turned in as soon as possible. Time is running out and we don't want any students to be excluded from 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.

DRESS CODE
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!

PBIS/BIST NEWS
Don't forget to turn in your PRIDE cards for prizes!

Planner numbers were drawn for prizes today! If you have planner number 210, 31, 142, 401, 75, & 12 stop by the main office after school today and pick up your prize.

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.

BUSES
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.

MUSEUM TECH ACADEMY
The Illinois State Museum Tech Academy is currently recruiting students. The program begins on Monday, September 15th and will end in March of 2009. Students will meet twice a week to explore areas of interest in the natural sciences, archaeology, and information technology at the Illinois State Museum and at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Students also go on field trip to natural areas, museums, and colleges.

Students will be selected based on their application materials, including a letter of recommendation. This is a free program. All activities, meals, snacks, transportation during field trips, and materials are provided at no cost to students or their families.

More information is available in the main office.

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!