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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Remember ~ your day is what you make it. Let's make it a good one!

Happy birthday to .......
Cassondra G.!

Main Entree: Breaded Beef Patties; Chicken Patties; Spinach
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy

Do NOT dig through the lunch trays. Take the tray on top of the stack. All trays are clean but may be scuffed on the bottom. If you happen to find a tray that has something on the top side, please let an adult know. When you dig through trays, you are spreading germs. Consequences for not following directions: You will eat last!

Lunch Activities
Every Wednesday, we will have the following inside activities:
• Reading Room in the library
• Game Room for educational board games
• Educational TV programming in the cafeteria

Outside activities every day will include:
• Walk 'n Talk
• Basketball
• Football
• Soccer
• Playing on the playground equipment

Everyone will be expected to actively participate in one of these activities.

Teal & aqua are not acceptable uniform shirt colors.

You may NOT wear shirts or sweatshirts with signatures all over them.

Earbuds/headphones must be out of your ears before you enter the building. If you do not, a staff member may take them from you and place them in the main office tagged with your name for pick up later.

Gentlemen ~ Please NO sagging of pants or shorts! If you have belt loops on your shorts or pants, you must wear a belt.

Walkers must arrive at school by 7:45AM in order to eat breakfast & have full choices of items available.

7th & 8th graders must use their assigned stairs — do not use the 6th grade hall as a shortcut!

Nooks & Kindles may NOT be brought to school.

Keep your hands to yourselves!

Restroom passes must remain in your planner. Any restroom pass sheet that is torn out of a planner will NOT be valid. You may NOT use someone else's restroom passes. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Please remember to be quiet in the halls especially during lunch shifts in the 6th grade hall.

Please be sure to check the "Jaguar News" bulletin board in the main lobby for important information.

Please remember to get to class on time. In the mornings, you should not be going into other classrooms to visit with your friends. Come in, go to your locker, get your supplies, go directly to your class!

Please do not share your combination with a friend. If you are having trouble opening your locker, ask an adult for help. Also, do not leave your locker "set" to open. Do NOT share your locker with anyone. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Gum is not allowed at JMS!

No food is allowed on buses. You may have a water bottle.

You may NOT use the hall passes that are in your planner — X them out. You may only use the restroom passes.

Binders & textbooks should NOT be left in the halls or on tables in the halls. These are your responsibility. You must put them in your locker when you are not carrying them to class!

Behavior on our activity buses needs to improve! If you cannot behave on the activity bus, you will not be allowed to ride. Your parent/guardian will have to come pick you up after your after-school activities.

Shirt Orders
Order forms for JMS spirit wear will be going home today. We will be selling short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts.

Box Tops 4 Education
We will be collecting Box Tops again this year! Please turn them in to your 1st hour teacher. Classes that collect the most have an opportunity to earn prizes.

Show Choir
If you like to sing and perform, then the JMS show choir is looking for you! Auditions are from 2:30-4PM Thursday, October 9th in room 122. Please come with a song prepared for your audition. You only need to attend one of the audition days. Hope to see you there!

United Way
Administrators will be collecting money during all lunch shifts for the "Pie in the Face" competition today through Friday. The assembly on Friday will cost $1 to attend. Also, you may wear jeans with your uniform shirt on Friday for a $1 donation to United Way. We are at 60% of our $2600 total goal!

Update on Pie in the Face
Mr. Horton is in the lead with $1.90; Mrs. Harris is in 2nd place with $1.26; and Ms. Orama, Mr. Sanders, & Ms. Wright round out the top 5. Some staff members only have a few cents in their jars. Let's help them out & bring in that change. And, Mrs. Lott, don't worry! Your canister will be in the cafeteria today!

Please remember to follow all school rules & to show proper sportsmanship when attending a school sporting event. If you are removed from an event, whether at JMS or another school, you may be banned from attending any future extra-curricular events for the remainder of the school year.

Cross Country
Cross country meet today at the Jacksonville Community Park at 4:15PM. The team bus will leave JMS at 3PM.

Girls' Basketball
7th & 8th grade girls' basketball practice today from 3:30-5PM. If you are staying after school, report immediately to Mrs. Hopper's room, room 107, for your study hall with Ms. Trees.

Boys' Basketball
6th grade boys' basketball practice today from 6-8PM.

Cheer Squad
Cheer practice today from 2:30-4PM. Go directly to room 107 after school for your study hall.

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ....
Discipline &
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!