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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

April 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

• OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW •

PARCC testing begins today ~ Do your best! Remember to be quiet in the halls so as not to disturb those who are testing.

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

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL
Here's a quick & easy snack you can make when you get home from school!

Ham Pinwheels
Spread flavored cream cheese on a sun-dried-tomato tortilla and top with thinly sliced ham. Roll up the tortilla and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Enjoy!

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-after-school-snacks.page-2.html?oc=linkback

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
No Birthdays Today

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: Cheese Ravioli with Garlic Bread; Philly Steak Sub
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Muffins

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 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!

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.

Spirit Wear Orders
The last spirit wear order of the school year is being placed now. Get your orders in today. All orders and money should be turned in to Mrs. Collier in the main office. Pick up an order form from the Jaguar News.

Yearbooks
The new yearbooks are here! You may NOT have the yearbooks out during the school day — only before school & after school. If you have your yearbook out during class, it will be taken from you.

There is a limited number of yearbooks available for sale. Yearbooks cost $25 each. Please see Ms. Sponsler in room 123 to purchase one today!

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

Scholastic Bowl
Practice today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 103. See Mrs. Flanagan or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers if you have questions.

DC Trip
8th graders going on the Washington, D.C. trip ~ Come by room 117 to get a release form for the trip before or after school.

Box Tops Winners
Way to go JMS! We have been doing a great job collecting boxtops. Thank you to everyone who has turned them in. YOur names will stay in the raffle, but the winners of the snack attack certificates are:
Syrena S.
Elijah G.
Akim D.
Johnathan W.
Haley S.
Ilija W.
Chris M.
Harlan W.
Congratulations! The winners need to bring their certificates down to the snack attack table and they may redeem the certificate for one item. There will be ONE last drawing in May so keep collecting those boxtops!

Papa John's Fundraiser
Don't forget that our Papa John's fundraiser is today. Mention JMS when you order & we will receive a portion of the funds.

Library
The library will be closed for checkout starting this week. If you need to return a book, please leave it in the box on the table when you enter the library labeled "Book Return."

JMS Spring Dance
The JMS Spring Dance will be held tomorrow evening from 6-8PM. If you do not have your library books turned in or have not paid for them, you will not be allowed into the dance.

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!

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
Track practice today from 2:30-4PM. See Mr. Blunk if you have any questions.

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

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

Tryouts:
Saturday, April 23rd at 9AM

Have a great day!

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