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Springfield, IL 62703
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Monday, February 26, 2007

February 26, 2007

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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.

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Chili
A la Carte: Eggrolls for $1 will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only! 8th graders are not to bring their own condiments into the cafeteria!

VOLLEYBALL
There will be practice today for the 6th grade volleyball team from 2:30-4 PM.

BAND/MUSIC
J-Jazz practice will be after school today.

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

SAME GENDER SURVEY
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.

NO CHECK OUT TODAY
Mrs. Rennison will be out of the building this afternoon. Give your check out sheet to your 7th hour teacher so he/she can put it in Mrs. Rennison's mailbox.

HEALTH & SCIENCE ACADEMY
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.

MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
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!

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE MONTH
The answer to Friday's Black History question is....
Garett Morgan
Garrett Augustus Morgan was an African-American inventor and businessman. He was the first person to patent a traffic signal. He also developed the gas mask (and many other inventions). Morgan used his gas mask to rescue miners who were trapped underground in a noxious mine. Soon after, Morgan was asked to produce gas masks for the U.S. Army.

And now for the Monday, February 26th question:

Known to many as the "Brown Bomber," this person emerged victorious from his first 27 fights, all but four of which he won in knockouts. Who was he?
A. Muhammad Ali
B. Joe Lewis
C. Cassius Clay

DRESS CODE
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.

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