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Springfield, IL 62703
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February 13, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 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 author of the freedom song "We Shall Overcome" was ...

A. James Cleveland
B. Herb Boyd
C. Guion Bluford

The answer to Friday's question:
In 1908, John Baxter Taylor became the first African-American to win an Olympic gold. In 1908, he also graduated from a three-year program from the School of Veterinary Medicine. Unfortunately, Taylor had only a few months in which to enjoy his successes as a veterinary graduate and as an Olympian. He died of typhoid pneumonia on December 2, 1908. Well-known trainer Mike Murphy eulogized Taylor as "the nicest man he had ever had to train; he never gave any bother, worked hard, and was always on time."

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: Sloppy Joe's; French Fries; & Green Beans
Chips will be sold at the registers.

J-JAZZ
J-Jazz will have practice after school today. This will be our last practice before the competition Saturday. Be there!

Full 6th grade band tomorrow!

BETA CLUB
No Beta Club meeting today!

VOLLEYBALL
Congratulations to the 8th grade volleyball team for winning the Jaguar Invite Tournament on Saturday! Great job girls!

Good luck to the 7th & 8th grade volleyball teams as they compete against Washington today at 3:30PM at WMS. All girls should meet in the gym right after school to catch the bus.

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!