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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

March 18, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016


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

Try making your own frozen treats by freezing 100% fruit juice in small cups or popsicle-shaped molds.

Reading the food label can help you choose healthier foods. You can show others how to read a food label or help people who have trouble reading the fine print on some labels.

William C., Leemarcus R., & Nialett H.!

Main Entree: Big Daddy Pizza; Chili with Crackers
Monday's Breakfast: Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick

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 Ms. Small 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.

No students may come to any of the offices during passing periods. You MUST have a pass from your teacher!

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

6th graders ~ There is still time to sign up for the WEB activity on Monday after school. The sign up is available at lunch.

8th graders ~ Don't forget that we have an activity with the 6th graders on Monday after school!

Science Fair
Good luck to Andrew S. & Lucas B. as they compete in the Illinois Junior Science Academy Regional Science Fair Competition on Saturday at Lincoln Land Community College. They have bee working on the project since October. They will be competing against other middle school students from around the area.

The deadline to order yearbooks is today. See Mrs. Goss-Rodgers, Ms. Sponsler or the Jaguar News for order forms. The cost is $20.

Yearbook Staff
Meet Monday after school from 2:30-4PM in room 103. See Mrs. Goss-Rodgers or Ms. Sponsler if you have questions.

Scholastic Bowl
JMS Scholastic Bowl team has a HOME meet today after school. Competition begins at 3:30PM. Report to room 103 after school.

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays after school from 2:30-4:15PM.

BINGO Challenge Shout Out!
Congratulations to the following students for completing the BINGO challenge!
McKenna B. - 2nd card
Deonna D.
Roderick L. - 14th card
Amaurion B.
Karlous P. - 2nd card
Michaella C. - 6th card
Riley W. - 17th card
Jillian E. - 2nd card
Noah W.
Ta'Arrell W.
Pearl m.
Ruby K.
Tyree C.
Tiara E.
Sean H.
Landon K.
Jon H.
Doran S.
Raquel H.
Ayden W. - 2nd card
Luticia N.-C.

Washington, D.C. Info
8th graders:
There is still time for you to sign up for the Washington, D.C. trip! See Mr. Craner in room 117 for more information.

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.

Box Tops 4 Education
For the months of April and May, we will be pulling from the raffle to see who wins certificates for Snack Attack items. There will be 8 winners each month. To be entered into the drawing, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a “dollar” form & turn it in to your 1st hour teacher. Extra forms can be found in the Jaguar News.

Let’s go JMS, keep turning in those boxtops! Every single boxtop adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!

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.

Uniforms MUST be turned in to Mrs. Impson no later than March 24th. Put your uniform in a bag with your name on a piece of paper. If not turned in, lunch detentions will be assigned.

Girls' Volleyball
NO 6th grade practice today.

Be at FMS on Saturday by 9:10AM for your games. Please bring a shirt to change into after the games. You will be turning in your uniform top at that time. See Ms. Collings if you have any questions.

Track practice every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday unless otherwise notified or if you have a meet. Please direct any questions to Mr. Blunk in room 215.

SSHS Cheer Tryouts
Anyone planning to tryout for the 2016-2017 Southeast Spartan Cheer Squad must attend the information meeting with a parent. At this meeting you will receive the necessary forms and information needed for tryouts. If you have any questions, contact Coach Denysha Hughes at denyshahughes@rocketmail.com

Mandatory Parent Informational Meeting:
Monday, April 4th at 6PM in the Southeast HS Commons or Auditorium

Open gym:
Monday, April 18th from 5-7:30PM

Tuesday, April 19th through Friday, April 22nd from 5-7:30PM in the gym

Saturday, April 23rd at 9AM

SSHS Pom Tryouts
Anyone planning to tryout for the 2016-2017 Southeast Spartan Pom Squad must attend the information meeting with a parent. At this meeting you will receive the necessary forms and information needed for tryouts. If you have any questions, email goodrich@sps186.org

Mandatory Parent Informational Meeting:
Tuesday, March 22 at 6PM in the Southeast HS Library

Tryouts in the Southeast HS Gym:
Thursday, April 7th from 3:30-5PM
Friday, April 8th from 3:30-5PM
Saturday, April 9th from 9AM-12PM

SHS Cheerleading Tryouts
Anyone planning to tryout for the 2016-2017 Springfield High School cheerleading squad must attend the information meeting with a parent. At this meeting you will receive the necessary forms and information needed for tryouts.

Mandatory Parent Informational Meeting:
Monday, March 21st from 5:30-6:30PM in the SHS Commons

Tryout Clinics in the SHS Gym:
April 4th - April 7th from 3:45-6PM

Tryouts in the SHS Gym:
April 8th beginning at 4PM

Have a great day!

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