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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November 28, 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!

Students will receive their progress report Friday.

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: BBQ Riblets Sandwiches, French Fries, Green Beans
A la Carte: Egg Rolls $1

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
6th grade band: 1st hour ~ all band students

J-Jazz ~ practice today after school — required attendance for program & mall performance.

Last day for poinsettia orders — the orders will be called in this afternoon!

BASKETBALL
8th grade girls' basketball team was defeated last night by Rochester. The girls played a great game. Congratulations on a great season!

6th grade boys' basketball practice has been cancelled for today. Your next practice is Friday from 5-6PM.

• Both the 7th & 8th grade boys' basketball teams were victorious yesterday against Blessed Sacrament. Congratulations!

VOLLEYBALL
8th grade volleyball try-outs will be today from 5-6:30PM. You must go home after school and have your own ride to and from try-outs/practice. Please use the back gym door when you come to practice & have your ride pick you up at the back door.

BETA CLUB
There will be a Beta Club meeting today after school in the library from 2:30-4PM. Bring your service hours to turn in.

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.

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

PRIDE
The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their prizes in the main office after school:
Amber Malcolmson
John O'Reilly
Barbie Gottschalk
Jake Kniery
Justin Redding
Jerri Scott
Tiarra Burrage
Autumn Reinstorf
Drake Jackson
Joshua Pierce
Micah Smith
Cody White
Jiles Woolfolk
Kaneesha Alexander
Keyonna Campbell

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!