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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 20, 2015

• OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK •

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Cheyenne B., Jaylen E., & Kayla B.!

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Chicken Patty; Pulled BBQ Pork
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit

DAILY REMINDERS
Housekeeping
If you have a change of address or phone number, please notify Mrs. Frye in the Guidance Office.

Beginning Wednesday, May 27th, you will no longer be using lockers. Please start to take home unneeded items. No purses will be allowed in classrooms.

CELL PHONE POLICY
Effective Tuesday, January 20th, students cannot be in possession of cell phones during school hours. All cell phones must be kept in lockers. If a locker is damaged and will not lock, please notify the administration.

Final Exam Schedule
Monday - Science & History
Tuesday - Language Arts
Wednesday - Math
Thursday - Electives
Friday - Make Up Exams

Library Books
Please return all checked out library books to Mrs. Groesch as soon as possible. If you have not returned your library books, fines will be issued and you will not be allowed to attend activities next week.

Summer Reading
The JMS Read 4 book fair will be held next week. Students will be allowed to select 4 free books. Read those books over the summer & keep a reading log. Turn in the reading log in August & you will receive a t-shirt. T-shirt design contest winners will be announced next week.

Moving Up
The JMS Moving Up ceremony will be held tonight from 6-7PM at Southeast High School. 8th grade participants are asked to arrive between 5:30 & 5:45PM to be lined up for the procession.

Guidance Info
Mrs. Frye has given out several address correction forms & no one has returned theirs. Please return these as soon as possible. The correct addresses are needed for report cards at the end of the year.

Also, 8th graders who have not returned their high school registration forms MUST return those to Guidance as soon as possible.

Summer School
Any students that have summer school paperwork to turn in from their parents need to take it to the guidance office as soon as possible. If you forgot your paperwork at home, please see Ms. Orama today.

Bus Riding
Students who do NOT ride a school bus to and from school but who did ride a bus for an academic field trip [AVID, IMSA, PLTW, Band/Choir All City Practice, etc.] need to go to Ms. Riley in room 110 as soon as possible.

T-Shirts
We will NOT be placing any more orders this school year for JMS Spirit Wear t-shirts or sweatshirts. Mrs. Collier has several t-shirts & sweatshirts in the main office. If you are interested in purchasing one of those, please check with her to see if she has your size!

PE Clothes
Please take all PE clothes to the locker room before school starts in the morning. If you have any questions, see Mr. Knox or Mr. Tyler.

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the library.

Box Tops 4 Education
Way to go JMS ~ we have earned $352.90 this year just by collecting Box Tops! We had several people turn in Box Tops, but the winner of the lunch raffle for May is … Tilovon C.! Congratulations — Tilovon gets to choose a guest of honor for a special lunch on Friday! Thanks to everyone who brought in Box Tops this year.

Read to the Rhythm
Boys & girls of all ages are encouraged to sign up for Read to the Rhythm!, the 2015 Summer Reading Program at Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield, IL.

Summer reading begins Saturday, May 30th and ends Saturday, July 25th. When you sign up at the library, you will receive a bookmark, book bag, reading log, and calendar of events.

Fun prizes await you upon completion of your reading goals. In addition, exciting activities are planned for children of all ages!

Please contact Lincoln Library's Youth Services Department at 753-4900 ext. 212 for more information about Read to the Rhythm!

Enjoy the City Coupon Books
To help raise money to support our JMS students, JMS will be selling "Enjoy the City" coupon books.

When: April 29th - May 22nd
Cost: $20 per coupon book

All students need to do is fill in the buyer's name, collect the money, turn in the order form with the money to the main office, and pick up the books ordered. Order forms will be going home with a list of participating restaurants that are featured in the book.

Thank you for supporting Jefferson Middle School!

Summer Jobs for 8th Graders
ConAgra Foods Foundation & National 4-H Council have partnered to create the 4-H Food Smart Families Initiative to help families live healthy on a budget. Any 8th grader who is going into 9th grade in August is eligible to be a Teen Teacher for the program. You will be teaching younger youth how to make nutritious meals. Payment will be in the form of a $300 Amazon electronic gift card. If you are interested, email a cover letter and resume to Ms. Fallon Rowl to missfallon4h@gmail.com

New to the Jaguar News
Be sure to pick up the informational fliers from the Jaguar News on the following:
• Kohl's Gotta Dance
• 2015 Illinois State Fair Mega Passes
• Self-Defense Classes at the Nelson Center
• Springfield Tennis Academy


ATHLETIC NEWS
JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!
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.

Track
All track uniforms MUST be turned in to Mr. Blunk or Mrs. Guerrero. Fines are being issued for missing uniforms.

SSHS Boys' Basketball Camp
Southeast High School Boys' Basketball Camp will be held June 15 - June 19. Registration fee is $50. See Mr. Hamilton for registration forms.

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ....
Promote
Respect
Integrity
Discipline &
Excellence
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!