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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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

Most resolutions that people make actually make them FEEL better if they actually do them. If you eat better, exercise, get more sleep, find a way to deal with stress, or help other people, you will feel better. Sometimes you might not feel better right away, but after keeping your promise to yourself and making your resolutions into habits, you can feel much better.

Photos & Videos
Students may NOT take photos or videos while on the school grounds. There are several JMS students who may not be photographed or videoed by law. If you are asked to stop or asked to surrender your phone, you must comply. If you do not, your parent/guardian will be called and will have to come to school.

Lockers ~ Make sure you have your locker information and combinations. Lunch interventions/detentions will be issued for those who continually come to the office. You may NOT leave your binders or book bags on the floor by your locker. If you do, your bag or binder will be taken to the lost and found by the gym.

Trash on the Playground - There is too much trash being thrown on the ground after breakfast and after lunch. If you take food items outside, you MUST place your trash in the trashcans. If the extreme littering continues, no snack items will be sold during lunches.

Hall Passes - If you are in the hallway during class time, you must have a pass or be with a supervising adult. NO exceptions!

Bathroom Passes - Remember ~ you only have 12 bathroom passes per quarter. Use them wisely. Do not walk out of class if your teacher asks you to wait.

Riley C., Isaiah W., & Andilyn S.!

Birthday Celebrations
Please do not send balloons, flowers, candy, cupcakes, etc. to celebrate student birthdays. Students should not wear birthday tiaras, sashes, buttons, etc. as these items are not part of the enhanced dress code. Our goal is to keep to a minimum the number of distractions in the learning environment.

Main Entree: Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells with Meat Sauce & Garlic Bread; Spicy Chicken Patty on a Bun; Chef Salads
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed French Toast Sticks


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.

Box Tops 4 Education
To be entered into the drawing, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn in to your 1st hour teacher. Extra forms can be found in the Jaguar News.

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

Yearbook Staff Meeting
The yearbook staff will meet today after school in room 113 from 2:30-4PM. See Ms. Sponsler if you have any questions.

Art Club
Art club will meet after school in room 118 from 2:30-4PM. See Mrs. Magruder if you have any questions.

Science Fair Club
The science fair club will meet today from 2:30-4PM in Mrs. Franklin's room. Participants must attend one of the two days this week to continue with their projects.

High School Preview Night
High School Preview Night for all 8th grade students will be held this evening from 6-7PM at all city high schools. All 8th graders and their parent/guardian should attend.

Studio Crew
Any student interested in joining the JMS studio crew should pick up an application in the Jaguar News in the main lobby. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Gephart in room 116.

Random Referral-Free Recognition
Congratulations to the following students for doing the right thing and being referral-free:
Pierre S.
McKenzie W.
Matthew J.
Taryn C.
John J.
Deandre S.
Jared H.

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.

Practice & game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports' News in the Gym Lobby.

Girls' Volleyball
6th grade - Practice today from 2:45-3:45PM.

7th grade - AWAY games at Grant Middle School. 8th grade will play first at 3:30PM. 7th grade game will follow. Team bus leaves JMS at 2:40PM.

8th grade - AWAY games at Grant Middle School. 8th grade will play first at 3:30PM. 7th grade game will follow. Team bus leaves JMS at 2:40PM.

Congratulations on the 8th grade win last night over Stephen Decatur!

Boys' Basketball
7th grade -

8th grade - Practice tonight from 6-8PM.


Have a great day!

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