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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Thursday, February 22, 2007

February 22, 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.

Main Entree: Sloppy Joe's & Spaghetti with Garlic Bread
A la Carte will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only!

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!

6th grade volleyball practice fro 3:45 - 5 PM today. Meet in room 102 if you want to stay after school.

Scholastic Bowl practice is cancelled for today. We will practice again next Tuesday and Thursday.

Pictures are at 1 PM Friday. Come to Ms. Zubal's room at 12:45 PM to get uniforms and change.

Kody, Claire, Shawna, Brittney, and Elissa ~ you need to get the order form from Ms. Zubal today if you want to buy the team picture!

District Writing make-ups will take place in the library following announcements. The following students please come to the library with a pencil and paper.

Frechette: Ian Jones, Tynesha Lovelace, Steven Reeves, Cheyenne Carey

Morris: Chris Gasparin

Zubal: Stormi Brown, Jacob Rouse, Diamond Kendrick, Angelica Eskew, Shawnise Stelivan, Katherine Pendall, Katie Spencer, Stephen Wheat, Shane Jackson

Beebe: Frankie Fico, Isabella Huddleston, Terrance Davis, Donte Faine, Lorenzo Louden, Sandi Findlay, Toreon Pimpton, Jake Ramsey, Maria Sims, Jesse Swartz, Alex Cartwright

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 Wednesday's Black History question is....
Perform open-heart surgery
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was the first doctor to perform open-heart surgery. As a young boy in Wisconsin, Williams knew he wanted to be a doctor. In 1883 he earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical Hospital. He began his career training other African Americans for medical jobs.

In 1893 a man was brought to Dr. Williams. He had been stabbed in the chest and the artery next to his heart had been cut. Williams opened the man's chest and sewed up the artery. The man lived for another 20 years after his surgery. As a result of this operation, Dr. Williams's reputation as a surgeon spread throughout the world.

And now for the Thursday, February 22st question:

Who was the first African-American citizen apointed to high ranks in the U.S. government?
A. Frederick Douglass
B. Thurgood Marshall
C. Benjamin O. Davis

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