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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

April 16, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 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!

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.

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Sloppy Joe's; Au Gratin Potatoes; Corn

Tomorrow's breakfast - Breakfast Bagels
Tomorrow's lunch - Nacho Grande; French Fries

TRACK NEWS
• Mandatory track practice today
• Track meet Thursday has been moved to 3:30PM.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
The last meet before regionals is tomorrow after school. Don't forget your t-shirt!

BETA CLUB
There will be a VERY important meeting today after school until 4PM in Mr. Harris's room. Please bring your service hours. If you cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Stearns!

ALL-CITY BAND
All-City band students ~ We have a practice this morning at Southeast. Make sure you have your instrument and music. You will be called down around 8:25AM.

J-JAZZ
No J-Jazz practice after school today.

SSHS CHEERLEADING
Workshops will be held today and tomorrow from 5-8PM in the SSHS gym for any 8th grade boy or girl interested in trying out for the Southeast High School cheerleading squad. Tryouts will be held Saturday, April 19th at 9:30AM in the SSHS auditorium.

LLCC SCHOLARSHIP INFO
8th grade students ~ Scholarship applications for Lincoln Land Community College are still available. A parent or guardian MUST come to the guidance office and sign for the application. All applications must be in the guidance office by April 25th.

SHORTS & CAPRIS
Shorts & capris cannot be worn until May 1st!

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!

LAPTOP MEETING
The next laptop information session for parents of 6th & 7th grade students, designed and presented by District 186 technology officials, will be held April 17th at Washington Middle School from 5:30-6:30PM. JMS parents are welcome to attend.

•• Proof of Insurance Required ••
Insurance information will be available at the meeting for those that need to inquire about a policy or need to secure a policy.

A representative from State Farm Insurance Company will be in attendance. She will be offering policies on the spot. Full coverage for the laptop for the year [12 month period] is $30. If you bring money that night, you will be able to walk away with a policy in hand!

SHG WRESTLING CAMP
There will be an introduction to wrestling camp by SHG and Capital Kids Wrestling Club on April 28, 29 & 30 from 6-8PM at the Illinois Military Academy Gym at Camp Lincoln. This is for 5th through 8th grade students. The fee is $20 per participant and must be paid upon registration. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. If you have any questions, call Doug Ludolph at 217-816-3931.

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!