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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Friday, September 28, 2007

September 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!

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!

Hoodies may not be worn in class!

Today is the last day that shorts and/or capri pants can be worn at school. If the weather is going to be hot, Mr. Zimmers will announce any changes to the dress code.

Students ~ you must wear shoes in the classroom and in the halls!

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Hot Ham & Swiss Sandwiches, French Fries, Corn

Monday's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy

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.

BAND/J-JAZZ
6th grade band: 1st hour ~ percussion; 2nd hour ~ flutes.

No 6th grade band on Monday!

J-Jazz will practice Monday after school.

PROGRESS REPORTS & ISAT RESULTS
Students will receive progress reports & ISAT scores today during 7th hour. Please take them home and share with your parents!

BASKETBALL
6th grade girls basketball has practice today immediately after school. When the bell rings at the end of the day, go straight to the locker room and change.

Both the 7th & 8th grade girls basketball teams were defeated yesterday but played very good games. Keep up the good work ladies!

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!

ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE
Attendance at school is very important! Look at the chart posted in the main lobby. We will be having a monthly contest between grades to see which grade can have the best attendance. Right now, 8th grade is in the lead!

KICKS CARDS
Just a reminder — Kicks discount cards are still available in the main office. The cards cost $10 each for deals on buffet meals and games.

PRIDE
The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their prize in the main office after school:
Gabriel Williams
Jordan Norwood
Diontai Titley
Tyrese Thomas
James Miller
Robbie Cooper
Josh Lewis
Haley Hay
Samantha Brown

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!