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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

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

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL
If our resolution is to eat healthier, that doesn't mean every single think we eat has to be totally healthy. If we think we can never have a special treat, then we are setting ourselves up to fail. Special treat foods are ok sometimes. The problem is that most people eat special treat foods every day, and sometimes many times every day. For example, if you drink soda every day, that is too much, but if you drink it once a week, that is better. If you drink soda every day, even cutting back to every other day is a good start. Some people have a soda, chips, cookies, and a candy bar every day. This is way too much unhealthy food. Our bodies and brains can not work their best when we eat too much of this kind of food.

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Jacey G. & Benjamin V.!

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.

CAFETERIA
Main Entree: BBQ Beef Rib on a Bun; Macaroni & Cheese; Chef Salads
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls

NO GUM ON TRAYS!!!

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!

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.

Scholastic Bowl
Scholastic Bowl will have practice today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 103. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Flanagan or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers.

Show Choir
Show choir will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 122. See Ms. Harrison if you have any questions.

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.

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

Girls' Volleyball
6th grade - NO PRACTICE TODAY! Practice TOMORROW from 2:45-3:45PM.

7th grade - Practice today from 4-5PM.

8th grade - Practice today from 5-6PM.

Boys' Basketball
7th grade - Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

8th grade -

Cheerleading

Have a great day!

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