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Springfield, IL 62703
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February 21, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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 was the first African-American citizen appointed to high ranks in the U.S. government?

A. Frederick Douglass
B. Thurgood Marshall
C. Benjamin O. Davis

The answer to Wednesday's question:
Garrett Morgan was an inventor and businessman from Cleveland who invented a device called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector in 1914. On July 25, 1916, Garrett Morgan made national news for using his gas mask to rescue 32 men trapped during an explosion in an underground tunnel 250 feet beneath Lake Erie. The Morgan gas Mask was later refined for use by U.S. Army during World War I. The Morgan traffic signal was a T-shaped pole unit that featured three positions: Stop, Go and an all-directions to allow pedestrians to cross streets more safely.

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: Salisbury Steak; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Corn

BAND
6th grade full band today 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!

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
There will be Scholastic Bowl practice today after school.

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!