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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

1st quarter report cards were sent home yesterday along with the JMS 1st quarter newsletter!


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

Taryn W., Cornell T., Ariana H., Taniyah S., & Kingyadda H.!

Main Entree: Cheese Pizza; Sloppy Joes
Monday's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel

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.

• 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 or cafeteria. 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.

• Jackets & hoodies may NOT be worn in the classroom.

• Food should NOT be brought into the classroom.

• All students are expected to carry their binder to all classes including those classes after lunch.

• NO selfie sticks allowed at school.

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

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day will be November 5th. Listen for more information.

Art Club
There are still spots available. If you are interested in joining, get a application from the Jaguar News & take it home for parent permission.

Scholastic Bowl
Scholastic Bowl will have an informational meeting on Thursday, November 5th at 2:30PM in room 103.

Please see Mrs. Goss-Rodgers or Mrs. Flanagan if you have any questions.

Sales of the 2015-16 yearbook will begin this week! There will be a special price available ONLY during Student Led Conferences on Thursday & Friday.

Flyers are going home this week with all students. Additional flyers & order forms will be available in the Jaguar News. If you have questions, see Ms. Sponsler or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers.

Beta Club
The next meeting will be held on November 6th from 2:40-4PM in room 218.

Congratulations to our new officers:
President - Skyy H.
Vice President - Kayleigh S.
Corresponding Secretary - Mariyana M.
Service Hour Secretary - Reighauna S.
Recording Secretary - Kate B.

Red Ribbon Week
Thank you to everyone who participated by wearing a red shirt today in celebration of Red Ribbon Week! Remember ~ our goal this week is to make JMS a drug-free and bully-free school!!!

If someone is bullying you, the best thing to do is to tell them to stop. You can say "stop bothering me," "don't do that," or "I don't like that." If you don't say anything, the bully will assume it is ok to continue bullying you. Next, walk away from the bully. Most important is to let an adult know what is going on and fill out a bullying form. Bullying Report forms are located in the from lobby in the Jaguar News section. They are also located in the discipline office.

Rebecca Caudill
Congratulations to Lindsay P.! Lindsay was the 1st student at JMS to read 5 Rebecca Caudill books. She now qualifies to go to the Rebecca Caudill party in February & will get to vote on her favorite Rebecca Caudill book. Good job, Lindsay!

Halloween Dance
JMS will be hosting a Halloween Dance Friday from 5-7PM. Admission is $3. If you choose to wear a costume, make sure it is appropriate. If you still have overdue/unreturned library books or owe fines from the previous school year, you may not attend the dance.

Scholastic Book Fair
Let's get excited because the Scholastic Book Fair will be at JMS from November 16-20. This year's theme is a monster theme but don't be afraid to start making out your wish lists right now.

You will also be able to visit the book fair during Family Reading Night on November 19 from 5:30-7:30PM.

More about the book fair in the coming weeks!

PE Clothes
Students are encouraged to put their PE clothes in their gym lockers in the morning! The PE locker rooms will be open everyday.

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

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! Enrollment has been pushed to November 15th. See Mr. Craner in room 117 for more information.

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
Way to go JMS! We earned $150 just by collecting Box Tops. Thank you to everyone who has turned them in. Your names will stay in the raffle.

The winner of the lunch raffle for October is …………. Akim D.! Congratulations! Akim gets to choose a guest of honor for a special lunch tomorrow. There will be another drawing in November so keep collecting those Box Tops.

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.

Girls' Basketball
*** 7th grade girls have basketball practice Friday from 2:45-5PM and from noon-2PM on Saturday.

*** 6th grade girls do not have games on Saturday. This is your Bye week.

No practice today.

Boys' Basketball
*** 6th grade boys have games on Saturday at GMS against LMS/BC beginning at 8AM.

*** 7/8th grade boys have AWAY games on Saturday at Bloomington Jr. High. The 1st game begins at 10AM. The team bus will leave JMS at 8AM.

SHS Youth Cheer Camp
Clinic Date & Time: Friday, December 4th from 4-6PM with registration beginning at 3:30PM

Location: Springfield High School Annex & Gymnasium

Cost: $25 non-refundable with checks made payable to SHS Cheerleading with your participant's name in the memo

What to Wear: T-shirt, shorts or pants [no jeans], tennis shoes, & socks. Hair should be pulled back.

Participants will receive a t-shirt at the clinic. The t-shirts are to be worn during the participants' performance, which will be the following Friday, December 11th at the half time of the Junior Varsity game. Game begins at 6PM & participants should arrive at that time to review their learned material.

Please contact Coach Nora Lauer with your child's registration information as soon as possible! If registration occurs after Monday, November 30th, your child will NOT be guaranteed a clinic t-shirt.

Registration forms are available in the Jaguar News section in the lobbies.

Have a great day!

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