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Springfield, IL 62703
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

February 20, 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. Your phone will be locked in the main office. A parent will have to come to school to retrieve it.

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Mini Corn Dogs, French Fries & Green Beans
A la Carte will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only!

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
6th grade - practice from 2:30-4 PM today after school. Go straight to the locker room after school.

7th & 8th grade - players need to meet in the gym right after school to get on the bus to go to Decatur Jefferson game.

MATHCOUNTS
The last Mathcounts meeting will be held after school Thursday, February 22nd.

MUSIC/BAND
6th grade band today during 3rd hour.

J-Jazz will meet tomorrow after school.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Scholastic Bowl practice will be today from 2:30-4 PM. Bring $15 for your t-shirt. Have a ride or plan on riding the activity bus at 4.

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....
Jesse Owens
After setting national records in high school, Jesse Owens attended Ohio State University, where he became an All-American. On May 25, 1935, at the Big Ten Conference Championships, Owens broke three world records and tied a fourth.

In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Owens won four gold medals for the 100 meter dash, the long jump, the 200 meter dash, and as part of the 400 meter relay.

After the Olympics, he worked to benefit other people and would often lend his name to advertisers for their products.

And now for the Monday, February 20th question:

Bessie Coleman was the first African-American to do what?
A. Become an astronaut
B. Become a United States Supreme Court Justice
C. Become a pilot

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