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Springfield, IL 62703
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Friday, February 23, 2007

February 23, 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: Macaroni & Cheese, Tator Tots
A la Carte will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only! 8th graders are not to bring their own condiments into the cafeteria!

SNOWBALL/ICE CONSEQUENCES
Students ~ you are not allowed to throw snowballs, iceballs, or chunks of ice! If you choose to do this, you will be issued an inhouse lunch detention. Also, do not bring any snowballs or ice into the building!

TRACK
Track sign up will be during the lunch shifts on March 7th. If you have any questions, see Mr. Blunk or Mr. Taylor.

J-JAZZ
J-Jazz practice will be after school Monday.

STAFF MEMBERS!
Be sure to vote today for your preferred logo for the new JMS staff shirts.

NO CHECK OUT TODAY
Mrs. Rennison will be out of the building today. 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 Thursday's Black History question is....
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass, born on February 7, 1817, was an abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery and for women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizen appointed to high ranks in the U.S. government.

And now for the Friday, February 23rd question:

Who was the first person to patent a traffic signal? He also developed the gas mask and many other inventions.
A. Benjamine Banneker
B. Andrew Beard
C. Garrett Morgan

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