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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

May 16, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016


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

Advertisers want teens to turn into salespeople and nag their parents to buy them the newest or most popular foods. Are you working for the food companies? Why should you do their advertising for them and not even get paid?

Some companies give away clothes with advertisements on them. If you wear them, you're like a walking billboard advertising their product. Are they paying you to do this? Is this something you want to do?

Some food companies hire people to follow groups of kids in public places and listen to their conversations. They are actually spying on you! That way they know how to make ads that will make you want to buy more of their products.

Andrew J. & Lindsay P.!

Main Entree: Pepperoni Pizza; Steak Nuggets with Dinner Roll
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Whole Grain Pastry or Grab 'N Go

Remember that you may choose the Grab 'n Go breakfast in the morning! Please be sure to throw your trash away in the trash cans. Do not throw it on the playground.

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 who signed up for WEB study skills —
Don't forget we are meeting Tuesday, May 17th at 2:35PM in room 214.

IMSA Students:
Please turn in your permission slips and money to Ms. Wright or Mrs. Horstman as soon as possible!

Science Fair News
Congratulations to Andrew S. & Lucas B. for earning a silver certificate at the State Science Fair at Milikin University on Saturday. This is a culmination of 7 months of scientific work. They represented JMS proudly!

Washington, D.C. Trip Meeting
Attention 8th graders going to Washington, D.C. —
There is a mandatory parent meeting for you and your parent or guardian on Wednesday May 18th at 6PM in the JMS library. You and your parent or guardian must attend this meeting! If you have any questions, see Mr. Craner in room 117.

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!

Highway to Health
If you are planning on ordering a Highway to Health t-shirt, all orders and money should be turned in to Mrs. Collier in the main office today. Order forms are in the Jaguar News in the main lobby.

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
Our last box top raffle drawing will be on Monday, May 16th! If you would like to be entered for a chance to win 1 of 8 certificates for snack attack, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn it in to your 1st hour teacher today.

Generations Disney 2016
Who: Boys and girls ages 5-14 years old
When: May 15th 3-5:30PM; May 16th 5:30-8PM; May 17th 5:30-8PM; May 18th 6:30-Performance at the SSHS Spring Concert
Where: Southeast High School
What: Students receive instruction in vocal & choreography sessions and perform a medley of fun songs inspired by Disney movies at the SSHS auditorium on Wednesday May 18th.
Cost: $40 per student

Contact T. Williams at twilliam@sps186.org for more information.

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.

The JMS track team had 2 athletes qualify for State on Saturday — Lezhauria W. & Tyrese P. Please congratulate them today!

Other track members should turn in their uniforms to Mr. Blunk by Thursday. Put your uniform in a bag and write your name with all the uniform piece sizes and numbers on a piece of paper attached to the bag. Fines will be given out starting on Friday for missing uniforms.

Summer Sport Camps
Be sure to check the Jaguar News by the gym for information on a variety of summer sport camps.

Have a great day!

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