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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

September 17, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Constitution Day!
• OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK •

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Takhia D., Jacob M. & Alfred B.!

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Cheese Lasagna with Garlic Bread; Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts

Cafeteria Procedure:
1. Form 2 single file lines.
2. Girls sit on the left side of the cafeteria.
3. Boys sit on the right side of the cafeteria.
4. Fill up each table.
5. Admin will dismiss you by tables when it's time to throw away your trash & go outside.
6. Clean up after yourself & push in your chair.

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

• 6th grade students will line up in the morning outside of the cafeteria doors. 7th & 8th grade students will gather on the blacktop behind the school & enter through the blacktop doors.

• Do not leave your binders or books on the floor outside of your lockers. Anything left on the floor will be moved to the Lost & Found.

• Be extra quiet in the halls during lunch shifts.

• In the morning, get your supplies and go directly to your 1st period. Do not wait for your friends.

• Do not share your locker with anyone. Do not share your locker combination with anyone. Be sure to spin your lock after you close your locker. Do not leave the combination set.

CELL PHONE POLICY
All student cell phones must be turned off and concealed during the school day or they will be taken by an administrator.

Out of the Blue
Surprise ~ we are having our 1st Out of the Blue Day today! At lunch, we will be giving away FREE slushees to students who had their PRIDE cards drawn from the jars. If you are a winner, you will receive a certificate before lunch today.

Lost Keys
If anyone has lost keys, please check with Mrs. Collier in the main office.

Yearbook Club
If you were unable to attend the yearbook staff meeting, applications are still available! You can see Mrs. Goss-Rodgers in room 103, Ms. Sponsler in room 123, or grab one from the Jaguar News in the main lobby. All applications are due by 9/24.

Library Reading Poster Contest
Do you like to draw? Do you like to inspire other people? You need to consider taking part in the JMS Library Reading Poster Contest. We are looking for a poster that encourages kids your age to read and it just may be the poster you draw. All posters entered in the contest will be displayed throughout the school. For more details, be sure to pick up directions in the library on how to be a part of the contest. The latest you can turn in your poster to Mrs. Groesch is October 16 so start now!

2016 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
8th graders interested in going to Washington, D.C. ----> It's not too late to sign up for the trip! See Mr. Craner in room 117 for more information.

JMS T-Shirt Orders
Once again, JMS will be offering Spirit Wear T-shirts that may be worn to school instead of the uniform polo shirt. The deadline for returning order forms & money is Wednesday, September 30th. Please turn it in to your 1st hour teacher or to Mrs. Collier in the main office. A 2nd round of ordering will take place after this first round is completed & distributed.

Remember ~ PE uniforms are being sold for $20 for the shirt & shorts. If you order/have ordered, your student will not be penalized for not having the optional JMS PE uniform. Until the order is delivered, your student should wear any white t-shirt and any dark bottom when dressing for PE.

Library Books
If you still have an overdue library book from last school year, please find it and return it to Mrs. Groesch. If you have lost the book, please pay your fine. In the future, you will not be allowed to attend any extracurricular after school events if you do not take care of your overdue library books.

Box Tops 4 Education
Once a month there will be a drawing for a chance to win a free lunch with a guest of honor. Not just a school lunch but a choice of lunch from Arby's, McDonald's, Taco Bell, KFC, or Jimmy John's. If you are interested in entering, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops, attach them to a Box Top "dollar" form, write your first & last name on the dollar, and turn it in to your first hour teacher. The first winner will be drawn on Wednesday, September 23rd. Make sure to bring the boxtops in by Tuesday, September 22nd. You can get a "dollar" form from your teacher, or there will be extras in Jaguar News in the main lobby.

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.

Heart & Sole
Heart & Sole members should meet in room 218 immediately after school today.

Girls' Basketball
Practice for 6th grade today from 2:45-4PM.
Away games for 7/8 grade today against LMS/BC at 3:30PM.

Cross Country
Practice today from 2:40-4PM.

Cheer
Cheer tryouts will be Friday from 5PM.

6th Grade Boys' Basketball
6th grade boys' basketball tryouts will be held on September 24th & 25th from 5-8PM. Teams will be posted online by Sunday night. Team practices will begin on September 28th & 29th from 5-8PM.

JMS Basketball Clinic
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19th
Time: 1-6PM
Location: JMS Gym
Fee: $30 [non-refundable & includes a t-shirt]

Focal Points:
fitness
fundamentals
rules of the game
defense
ball handling
shooting
being a student athlete

Have a great day!

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