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February 20, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 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 person to patent a traffic signal? He also developed the gas mask, among many other inventions.

A. Benjamine Banneker
B. Andrew Beard
C. Garrett Morgan

The answer to Tuesday's question:
NASA selected Dr. Mae Jemison for astronaut training in 1987. Her first mission was aboard the Shuttle Endeavour in September of 1992. Dr. Jemison was Science Mission Specialist on the flight. When the Endeavour blasted into orbit, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to enter space. Dr. Jemison is an excellent jazz dancer. She is also interested in the theater. Some of her other hobbies are photography, skiing, and studying foreign languages. In 1993, Dr. Jemison resigned from NASA. She now works on projects to advance technology in developing countries.

Information from: http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/whos_who_level1/jemison.html

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: Hot Ham & Cheese; Au Gratin Potatoes; Carrots

J-JAZZ/BAND
Congratulations to the girls on their competition over the week-end. They received 3 trophies: 5th place for overall competition, 1st place for best novice, and Alayna B. received the Sparkle Award trophy. Great job!

J-Jazz girls: there will be practice today after school.

6th grade full band tomorrow!

VOLLEYBALL
6th grade volleyball will have practice today from 4-5:30PM. You must leave school and then return at 4PM.

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.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE BOWL
Round 1 of the African-American Heritage Bowl starts Wednesday, February 20th.

Wednesday Schedule
Huffman vs Wash
Blunk vs Orama
Beebe vs Swaggerty
McCorkle vs Peifer
Hamilton 2nd hour vs Hemstock 4th hour
Foley 2nd hour vs Hemstock 2nd hour
Foley 4th hour vs Hamilton 4th hour
Foley 6th hour vs Wells 3rd hour
Hamilton 7th hour vs Hemstock 5th hour

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!