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Springfield, IL 62703
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February 19, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 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:
The first African-American woman to fly in space was ...

A. Carol Moseley Braun
B. Mae Jemison
C. Miriam Anderson

The answer to Friday's question:
Black Codes left African-Americans with little freedom. Even the freedom to choose an occupation was often regulated. Many codes prohibited blacks from entering towns without permission. Local ordinances in some towns made it almost impossible for blacks to live within the towns or cities. In 1866, federal officials suspended Black Codes after they determined that the codes were too harsh. Although, new codes that were less harsh were put into law by several state legislatures after 1866. Both answers A & C were correct answers for this question.

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: Chili
Chips will be sold at the registers.

J-JAZZ
J-Jazz girls: remember to bring back your dresses!

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

VOLLEYBALL
Good luck to the 7th & 8th grade volleyball teams as they compete against Decatur Jefferson today at 4:30PM at JMS. all players must go home after school and come back at 4PM. You CANNOT stay in Coach Southard's room.

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!