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Springfield, IL 62703
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Daily Announcements

February 26, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

ISATs begin Tuesday, March 4th!
Attendance is very important! There will be a reward dance during 7th hour on Thursday, March 20th, for all students who had perfect attendance during ISAT week.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month began on February 1. Each day you will be given a multiple-choice question to answer. If you know or research the answer during the day, place the answer on a half sheet of paper with your first and last name along with your first hour teacher's name. Students who have the correct answer will receive a small prize in honor of their knowledge.

You must have your answer in the mailbox by the library door by 8AM the following morning before the question's answer is give on the announcements. If all the required information is not on the half sheet of paper, no prize will be awarded.

Today's question:
Who said these words to inspire young men and women? "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is your best."

A. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
B. Maya Angelou
C. Dr. Carter G. Woodson

The answer to Monday's question:
In 1884, Ida B. Wells refused to be forced out of her seat in the ladies' section of the train. She sued the railroad company and won $500, but the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the decision.

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!

JMS INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
Do you know what Jefferson's schoolwide instructional focus is? Ask your teachers!

DRESS CODE
TEACHERS: Please check dress code this morning. Any student who has a dress code violation should be sent to room 110, the Guidance Office. Students will receive detentions for being out of dress code.

7th graders who have PE 1st hour: you must come to school in dress code and then change into your PE clothes!

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Popcorn Chicken; Mexican Rice; Corn on the Cob

A la Carte will be open with Mozzy Sticks & sauce for $1!

BAND/J-JAZZ
No J-Jazz practice this week! The next rehearsal will be a week from tomorrow.

Full 6th grade band Wednesday during 6th hour.

TRACK
Track practice begins Wednesday, March 5th. You need three things to be eligible to run track:
1. a current physical
2. signed and completed athletic form
3. proof of insurance
You need to be dressed properly — no jeans or school clothes — and ready to run immediately after school in the gym.

BOWLING FOR TECHNOLOGY
Come join us for an evening of fun and bowling on March 2nd at Laketown Lanes from 8 - 10:45PM. The cost will be $13 for shoe rental and unlimited bowling. Don't worry about the late hour - you won't have school the next day because of the Casimir Pulaski holiday. Don't miss out on the excitement!

VOLLEYBALL
8th grade volleyball girls do not have practice tonight. You will have practice Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:30-4PM.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
No Scholastic Bowl practice today. Remember to bring your money on Thursday for your shirt.

SE HEALTH & SCIENCE ACADEMY
All Southeast Health and Science Academy applications should be turned in to Mrs. Lawrence by Wednesday.

LHS PREVIEW NIGHT
Attention all 8th grade students who will be attending Lanphier High School next year ~ Preview night has been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6:30PM in the LHS Commons.

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!