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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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Thursday, August 30, 2007

August 30, 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!

FIRST DAY PACKETS
STUDENTS: Please be sure to have your parent/guardian read, sign & return those important forms as soon as possible!

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.

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Spicey Chicken & Au Gratin Potatoes

Mr. Harden will be selling snacks in the main lobby today during all lunch shifts.

REMINDERS
• Friday, August 31st, is the last day to make a schedule change. A parent form must be signed in order to change a schedule.

• 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.

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.

Fund raiser money and order forms are due Wednesday, September 5th.

• Our "Welcome Back to School" dance will be held Friday, September 7th, only for JMS students. All JMS students are invited to attend from 6-8 PM. Admission is $3 per student.

BAND/J-JAZZ
Mrs. Charneski will be meeting with 6th graders in small groups today during 1st & 2nd hours to give you more information. She will come to your classroom to get you. More band students are welcome! We especially need trombone and baritone players. Arrangements can be made to use the instruments.

J-Jazz swing choir will begin Wednesday, September 12th after school.

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.

BASKETBALL
Girls' basketball tryouts will be held this week as follows:
8th grade - Thursday after school

CROSS COUNTRY
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy or girl that is interested in running cross country needs to see Mrs. Borders for more information about practices. It's not too late to join the team!

PRIDE NEWS
The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and have won a prize that can be picked up in the main office after school today:
Anthony Hendricks
Brittany Williams
Adora Nunn
Jeremiah Olmstead
Drake Jackson
Aron Kretzer
Diontai Titley

Winning Planner #:
4, 18, 24, 35, & 46

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

READING COMPREHENSION IS OUR FOCUS!