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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February 27, 2007


Cell phones are to be kept in your locker at all times during the school day. You may not carry them in your pocket. You may not use them or carry them at lunch. If you choose to break the rule, your phone will be taken from you and it will be held in the main office. A parent will have to come to school to retrieve it.

Students are not to leave the classroom without a pass and an escort. Teachers ~ please be sure to leave specific sub plans stating that no students are to be in the hallways.

Teachers — if there is a student in violation of the dress code, please fill out a minor referral and call for an escort to room 110.

Main Entree: Gyros
A la Carte: Funnel Cakes for 50ยข will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only!

Students ~ during 7th hour Wednesday you will receive your ISAT result scores from last school year.

ISATs will be given March 12 through 16. Be sure to get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and do your best on the test! Attendance during this time is very important.

Scholastic Bowl practice will be today from 2:40-4 PM.

Math Counts will meet tomorrow after school in Ms. Hargrove's room.

All-City band practice is today. 8th grade All-City band students should come to the band room immediately after announcements. All other 8th grade band students should report to the gym for 4th hour. The 9 All-City band students will need to go to their lockers between 1st & 2nd hours.

J-Jazz will practice tomorrow after school.

No 6th grade band this week. Plan on meeting for band next Tuesday, March 6th.

Please have your parents complete and return the same gender survey sent home last week. It is important that this survey is returned as soon as possible.

Teachers ~ If you have any completed surveys, please bring them to the office.

8th grade students —
If you are interested in learning about the Health & Science Academy at Southeast High School, please see Mrs. Gordy to sign up for a visit to SE. This visit will be Thursday, March 1st at 10:30 AM. You must complete a permission slip.

Saturday, March 10th from 8 AM - Noon, there will be a hands-on math/science/technology conference at UIS for girls only. See your math teacher for more information. Pick up a brochure and take it home!

The answer to Monday's Black History question is....
Joe Lewis
Joseph Louis Barrow, better known in the boxing world as Joe Lewis and nicknamed The Brown Bomber, was a native of LaFayette, Alabama. He is generally regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxing champion. He held the title over 11 years and made a record 25 successful heavyweight title defenses. At a turbulent time in history, just before World War II, he became a popular and national hero, along with Jesse Owens, for both black and white America.

A special thank you goes to all the students who participated in the daily questions. You will receive an invitation to Wednesday's African American Heritage Bowl finals.

Wednesday anchorman Jerry Lambert will host the final rounds of the African American Heritage Bowl.

Ms. C. Wells' 6th grade 5th hour students — Leslie Dollarhide, Dalton Cave, Michael Price, Kyeriana Walton, and Brandon Brunner — will compete against her 2nd hour students — Shelbi Strayer, Jessica Lucy, Shaquita Banks, Jeri Woodson, and Devin Robinson.

Ms. J. Wells' 8th grade 1st hour students — Elissa Marsh, Shayla Pickett, Ariel Zoll, Jesse Nelson, and Alex Nelch — will compete against her 7th hour students — Tom Hamilton, Sean Sullivan, Anthony Graham, Mike Dobson, and Cole Bates.

Students ~ don't forget to study tonight and be ready for the competition tomorrow.

We congratulate all of you and wish you good luck!

The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their prize in the main office after school today:
Latoya Holder
Zach Pilkington
Shiquita Banks
Anthony Straker
Ayana Lyttle
Kenny Williams
Shanice Neal
Ebony Forslund
Kenrick Bailey

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