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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

Remember: It is not ok to disrupt class. It is not ok to be hurtful to others!

Keep your hands, feet & other objects to yourself!

NO WATER BALLOONS ARE ALLOWED AT SCHOOL. STRICT CONSEQUENCES WILL BE ISSUED TO VIOLATORS!

PROGRESS REPORTS
Students will receive their progress reports on Friday.

ACTIVITY BUS RULES
If you are not in an after-school activity, you may not ride an activity bus.

Teachers ~ you must remain with and supervise your after-school students until all have been picked up or are on an activity bus.

TARDY
When the 5 minute bell rings in the morning, you are to go to your 1st hour class. Many students are loitering in the halls long after the 8AM bell rings. The tardy policy will be enforced for all hours of the day and for all classes. THIS INCLUDES GYM CLASSES.

When you have received a 6th tardy, you will face an out-of-school suspension. That suspension will result in you not being eligible for the end-of-the-year field trips!

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches; French Fries
Chips will be sold at the registers.

Tomorrow's breakfast - Yogurt & Cereal

SOUTHEAST JAZZ BAND
The Southeast High School jazz band will be performing Thursday during 3rd hour. This performance will be for 8th grade and all band students.

BAND
All 6th & 8th grade band students should come to the bandroom immediately after announcements for a combined band practice. This will count as the band period for today for 8th grade.

HEALTH TRIP
All 7th grade students currently in health class will be going on a field trip today. Students should go to their 2nd hour class for attendance. You will be called to leave shortly after that. Go to your locker. Put away all books and get your coat. Do NOT bring iPods, CD players, MP3 players, phones, etc. You will gather in the cafeteria to be divided into your groups.

TALENT SHOW
Talent Show auditions will be Thursday at 2:30PM. Be in room 103 immediately after school if you plan to audition. Bring any props or music you will need. A CD player will be provided. Acts can include singing, dancing, playing an instrument, comedy routine, etc. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Orama or Ms. Zubal.

8TH GRADE T-SHIRTS
Mrs. Johnson will be placing one more order for the 8th grade shirts. If you want to order one, they cost $15. You will need to have your order form and the money to Mrs. Johnson by Friday. 8th graders may wear these shirts on Fridays only. They must still wear dress code pants.

FACULTY/STUDENT VOLLEYBALL
Today is the last day to purchase your ticket to watch the students challenge the staff at volleyball. Tickets are $2 and will be for sale during the lunch shifts. The game will be played during 3rd hour tomorrow. All students who have specials during 3rd hour still need to purchase tickets if they want to watch the game. PE students will NOT be allowed in the gym unless they have purchased a ticket!

BASKETBALL
Any 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball at Southeast High School next school year may attend open gym on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6PM.

SHORTS & CAPRIS
Shorts & capris cannot be worn until May 1st! No cargo shorts will be allowed.

APRIL ATTENDANCE
All students who have perfect attendance during the month of April will have their names entered in a special drawing. There will be 2 iPods given away as the prizes!

YEARBOOKS
Beginning Friday, yearbook prices will be raised to $40.

NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH CONTEST
To commemorate National Minority Health Month, the Springfield Urban League, Inc. is sponsoring a public service announcement (PSA) contest for all Springfield middle school students. Participating students will create a public service announcement to communicate positive messages to their peers on various public health issues. The students are to use their creativity to educate, inspire, and motivate their peers to take action on important public health issues. The announcement can be in the form of a poster, video, or audio. All JMS students are encouraged to participate.

For more information and to get an entry form, see Mrs. Lawrence in the guidance office. All entries must be submitted to the Urban League by May 16, 2008.

REMINDERS
This is a reminder to ALL students to keep their hands to themselves while at school.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings!

Hallway behavior is very important. If you run, hit, curse, etc. in the halls, you will receive an after-school detention for 1 1/2 hours. You will also receive one if you roam the halls during class time.

BIST ~ Teachers are only going to redirect you once! After that, if you do not follow proper classroom procedures, you will be asked to move to the "Safe Seat" in the classroom. Please move to the Safe Seat without arguing. There will be consequences for being sent out of the classroom to a Buddy Room or Recovery.

If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat and you refuse, you will receive at least 2 after-school detentions!

Guest teachers are aware of our BIST procedures. Please respect our guest teachers.

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!