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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017


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

People have different opinions about how much to exercise. One thing is for sure. Some exercise is better than no exercise. And it is really good if you can exercise for about an hour every day. If you cannot fit an hour in all at once, you could break your exercise up into smaller time periods. Some people feel that they don't have time to exercise. Taking the stairs, walking or riding a bike instead of driving or taking public transportation, dancing to your favorite music, or doing exercises while you are watching TV are all ways to fit exercise in. Getting involved with a school sport is also a great and fun way to exercise.

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.

Demarion H. & Dominic L.!

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: Tacos; Chicken Enchiladas; Chef Salads
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptarts


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.

Rebecca Caudill Award Contest
The Rebecca Caudill Award Contest will be ending tomorrow. In order to go to the "Cookies with the Caudills" voting event, you have to turn in your packet to Mrs. Groesch or your language arts teacher before the end of the day tomorrow. Remember, you only have to read 3 books and fill out the packet form to earn your chance to vote so keep reading!

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!

Science Fair Club
Science fair club will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 209. There is NO meeting tomorrow after school. See Mrs. Franklin if you have any questions.

IMSA will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 113. See Ms. Moore or Mrs. Wilson if you have any questions.

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 -

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

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

Boys' Basketball
7th grade - Turn in your uniforms and warm-ups to room 204 by Friday.

8th grade - Practice today after school from 2:30-4PM.


Springfield Youth Football
Registration will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 10AM-1PM at 3430 Constitution Avenue behind Wal-Mart. For more information, call 341-8205, visit http://www.springfieldyouthfootball.com , or email springfieldyouthfootball@hotmail.com

Have a great day!

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