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Springfield, IL 62703
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

February 21, 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: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
A la Carte will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only!

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!

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.

VOLLEYBALL
Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade volleyball teams for their victories over Decatur Jefferson last night.

Practice is tonight from 2:30-4 PM!

MATHCOUNTS
There will NOT be a Mathcounts meeting Thursday. More information will be coming!

MUSIC/BAND
J-Jazz will meet today after school.

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 BOWL
Congratulations to the classes who won in round 1 of the African-American Heritage Bowl:
Hamilton 7th hour
J. Wells 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th & 7th hours
Clayton 6th & 7th hours

Today's schedule:
8:20 AM - West/Grace 3rd hour VS West/Grace 4th hour
8:40 AM - West/Grace 2nd hour VS C. Wells 5th hour
9:10 AM - C. Wells 3rd hour VS C. Wells 1st hour
10:05 AM - West/Grace 1st hour VS C. Wells 2nd hour


AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE MONTH
The answer to Tuesday's Black History question is....
Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman was the first African-American female pilot. "Brave Bessie" as she was called by her fans, was reared in Texas. From childhood, she knew she wanted to be a stunt pilot. Because no training school would accept her because of her race and because she was a female, she learned French and went to Europe to study flying. In 1920, Coleman went to Paris where she learned to be a pilot. She returned to the United States and began her successful career putting on air shows around the country.

And now for the Wednesday, February 21st question:

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was the first doctor to ...
A. Start the idea of a blood bank
B. Perforn open-heart surgery
C. Be a university trained physician

BRONZE AWARD
Congratulations to the JMS staff for raising $1500 for the United Way. Jefferson has been presented with a Bronze Award certificate signed by Mayor Tim Davlin.

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