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Springfield, IL 62703
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Thursday, February 15, 2007

February 15, 2007

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CAFETERIA NEWS
Main Entree: Chilli Cheese Dogs
A la Carte will be sold during 6th & 7th grade lunch shifts only!

NO CHECK IN/CHECK OUT
Mrs. Rennison is out of the building today and tomorrow for a conference. There will be no check in/check out today or tomorrow!

NO TEACH
6th grade teachers: SE TEACH students will not be coming today!

SCHOLASTIC BOWL
Scholastic Bowl practice will begin today at 2:30 PM in room 204.

DANCE CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Friday's valentine dance has been cancelled. We will reschedule the dance for a later date.

SURVEYS
6th & 7th grade students: a survey on same gender classes will be sent home with you this week. Please be sure to give this to your parents and bring it back as soon as possible.

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....
Ida B. Wells
In 1884, Ida B. Wells refused to be forced out of her seat in the ladies section of the train. She sued the railroad company and won $500, but the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the decision. Her suit against the railroad company sparked her career as a journalist. She was one of the founding members of the NAACP.

And now for the Thursday, February 15th question:

Who wrote the book Roots?
A. Maya Angelou
B. Langston Hughes
C. Alex Haley

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