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Springfield, IL 62703
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February 7, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 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:
In September 1975, this person became the first black officer in the history of the United States military to attain 4-star full General rank.

A. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
B. Joseph N. Peterson
C. Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.

The answer to yesterday's question:
In addition to the Navy Cross, Doris (Dorie) Miller was entitled to the Purple Heart Medal; the American Defense Service Medal, Fleet Clasp; the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal. On June 30, 1973, the USS Miller, a Knox-class frigate, was named in honor of Doris Miller.

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 Cheese Dogs; French Fries; Carrots
A la Carte: Egg Rolls & Mozzerella Sticks

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
No practice today!

REGISTRATION FORMS
Registration forms are due in the Guidance Office by February 8th. You must turn in your form in order to be registered for school next year. Also, AVID forms should be turned in as soon as possible.

PRIDE CLUB NEWS
Fill the jar of the assistant principal you want to see in the trophy case on Valentine's Day during lunch — in their PJs! The PRIDE Club will be in the lobby all week during lunch shifts collecting money in the jars of your favorite assistant principal. The one that collects the most money will sit in the trophy case on Valentine's Day in their PJs through all 3 lunch shifts.

J-JAZZ
Full 6th grade band on today during 6th hour!

NACHO SALE
There will be a nacho sale tomorrow during the 7th & 8th grade lunch shifts. Nachos ~ $1

FANNIE MAY FUNDRAISER
Be sure to show your parents the letter explaining everything. There will be prizes awarded to everyone who sells even one box of candy!

PRIDE NEWS
The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and have won free admission to the dance next week:
Tommie Bell
James Davis
Kyeriana Walton
Samantha Hyde
Kayla Graves
Xavious Haynes

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!