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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


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

Happy birthday to .......
Breanna B.!

Main Entree: Nachos; Catfish with Cheese on a Bun; Refried Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed French Toast

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!

Binders must be carried to ALL classes including your electives. If you need a replacement binder, see your guidance dean.

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.

Scholastic Bowl
JMS scholastic bowl will have practice today from 2:30-4PM in room 213. There will be an activity bus to take you home.

If you missed the organization meeting and would like to participate, please join us Tuesday! If you have questions, please see Ms. Grace or Ms. Goss-Rodgers.

Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is set up in the library. If you have money to purchase books, your language arts teacher will send you to the library. The book fair will be open during Family Reading Night tomorrow evening.

Art Club
Festival of Trees is up! The art club did a fantastic job of creating ornaments for the JMS tree. Thank you to the students who came out last weekend to help with the setup. This years' theme is "Glitter & Glitz." Festival of Trees will be open to the public from November 22-30. Please go and vote for the JMS tree so we can win the People's Choice award. Again, great job JMS Art Club!

Murder Mystery Family Reading Night
When: Wednesday
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Free Dinner Provided!

Put on your detective caps and come out for a mystery-themed night of fun! Help your child solve the mystery using reading and writing skills! Our Scholastic Book Fair will be open for purchases this evening.

Family Movie ~ Mockingjay
If you like the movie, you'll love the book! Wear your JMS shirts and bring your family and friends. Everyone is invited to participate in the fun! We will also have a free book give-away!

Date: Saturday
Place: Showplace 8 ~ South Dirksen Parkway
Time: 11AM
Cost: $5 per person for admission and $4 for a kid size popcorn, drink & fruit snacks

T-Shirt Orders
We are taking orders again for JMS spirit wear. Your 1st hour teacher will have order forms if you are interested. Due date is Wednesday, December 10th.

Yearbook pre-sales have started! If you are interested in purchasing the 2014-15 yearbook, you can order one now for just $20. You can also purchase them online with a credit or debit card. See Ms. Goss-Rodgers in room 103 or Ms. Sponsler in room 219 for an order form.

Healthy Community Study
All students have received their Healthy Community Study forms. If you return this form, you will win a prize and the class to have all the forms returned first will win a big class prize.

Book Challenge
Join the JMS Book Challenge! Read at least 4 books before the December 15th deadline. Fill out your book challenge reading log and return it to Mrs. Groesch in the library.

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.

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.

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!

Boys' Basketball
* 7th & 8th grade boys will have away games today against Grant Middle School beginning at 3:30PM in the GMS gym.

* There will be a tryout for 8th grade boys' basketball on Friday from 6-7PM. If you have any questions, see Coach Horton.

Girls' Basketball
7th & 8th grade girls will have home games today against Grant Middle School beginning at 3:30PM in the JMS gym.

SHS Youth Cheer Clinic
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Where: Springfield High School Gym @ 101 S. Lewis Street
Time: 12:30-3:30PM ~ Check in begins at 12PM.

For registration information contact Nora Lauer at npovse@sps186.org or 525-3100 ext. 155.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Springfield for a performance on Wednesday, January 7th at 7PM at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. For more information, contact the PCCC box office.

Have a great day!

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