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Springfield, IL 62703
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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.

Girls may not wear camisoles under their uniform shirts. The only thing that can be worn under a uniform shirt is a plain white t-shirt that is tucked in! No long sleeved shirts are to be worn under your short sleeved uniform polo shirt.

Hoodies may not be worn in class!

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Gilardi Cheese Sticks with Dipping Sauce; French Fries; Green Beans

No A la Carte but chips will be sold at the registers!

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

Students ~ remember to sit on the correct side of the cafeteria by your last name — A-K or L-Z. If you are on the wrong side, you will receive an administrative lunch detention!

All food and drink must be kept in the cafeteria. It does not go outside! When you leave the cafeteria, you must go directly outside.

Students ~ please remember to bring your coat with you to the cafeteria at lunch! You will not be allowed to go back to you locker. We go outside all year!

BAND/J-JAZZ
8th grade band: come to the band room after announcements

The Winter Program is tonight at 7 PM. Everyone is invited to attend!

Poinsettias are here — please take them home today after school or get them tonight after the concert.

VOLLEYBALL
Any 7th grade girl wanting to play volleyball needs to be at try-outs on Thursday & Friday from 2:30-4PM. There will be an activity bus at 4:15PM.

8th grade girls on the list that was posted today, also need to be at the 7th try-outs on Thursday & Friday from 2:30-4PM.

PRIDE CLUB
The first meeting of the PRIDE Club will be today during lunch in the library. You will have time to eat after the meeting.

BETA CLUB
The Executive Council members will meet today in room 222 for a lunch meeting.

There will be a Beta Club meeting today after school in the library. We are signing up to work for candy-grams and to work for the food drive.

WINTER DANCE
Our next dance will be held from 2:30-4PM on Friday, December 14th.

BARNES & NOBLE FUNDRAISER
The Barnes & Noble fundraiser will kick off on December 11th from 5-7PM. For one week, JMS will receive a percentage of the profits when customers mention their connection to Jefferson. Be sure to pass this information on to all of your friends and family!

YEARBOOKS
JMS yearbooks are on sale now for $35. These are very nice hardback books that will be in full color! The cover will be a candid shot of our 8th grade students. Please see Mr. Battles in the main office to order yours.

URBAN LEAGUE HONORS STUDENTS
Last night Mrs. Gordy attended the Urban League's National Achievers Society ceremony. 15 JMS students received an honor for academic achievement. Congratulations to the following students:
Bryanna Alexander
Kwadjo Akouko
Daquarion Banks
Royale Bonds
Annisha Broomfield
Justyce Goleash
Antonio Alexander
Lashai Alexander
Brittany Bradley
Mason Forbes
Takia Freeman
Myia Harper
Deon James
Patrice Johnson
Callie Jones
Destiny Jones
Tamieka Lee
Lashontay Lloyd
Kyeriana Walton
Ayana Lyttle
Devin Robinson
Samantha Sedlock
Brionna Taylor
Kaitlin Veal
L J Williams
Nakiyah Wood
Kayla Moore

AFTER SCHOOL DETENTIONS
Students need to go to their lockers and get everything they need before they go to detention. You will not be allowed to go back to your lockers!

REMINDERS
This is a reminder to ALL students that it is NOT okay to hit or kick others outside, in the hallways, or in the classrooms before, during, and after the lunch hours or school hours! Any behavior that threatens the safety and well-being of another student will not be tolerated at Jefferson. Games in which a group of students target individuals, such as "mosh pit," may be considered bullying or group intimidation and disciplined accordingly. We are counting on all students to show respect by keeping their hands and feet to themselves while outside and in the hallways, today and for the remainder of the school year.

• Students — when guests, administrators, or other teachers enter the classroom, please continue with your lesson. Do not speak to or call out to the visitors, just keep working and paying attention to your teacher.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings! A 3rd tardy will result in 2 full administrative lunch detentions. A 4th tardy will result in an after-school detention. Once you are in the classroom, you must stay in the classroom. If you need a drink or need to use the restroom, go before you enter your next class.

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!

If you must be removed from a classroom that has a "guest" teacher, you will receive a minimum of 2 after-school detentions!

PRIDE
The following numbers have been drawn:
310, 210, 208, 522, 345, 600

The following PRIDE cards have been drawn:
Evelyn Byrd
Saaj Jacobs
Lynn Thompson
Kaylee Hoffman
Gerri Miles
Autumn Reinstorf
Shawn Woods
Andrew Westrum
Gregory Roberts
Keyonna Campbell
Nikeyah Jackson
Toreon Pimpton
Justina Lind
Matt Rhodes
Shakur Newman
Brandin Ward

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!