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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


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

Most people do not get enough sleep. Do you? Students in grades 6-12 need anywhere from 8 1/2 to 11 hours of sleep each night. If we do not get enough sleep, it can change our world and make everything more difficult. If we have to use an alarm clock or have our parents wake us up every morning, we are probably to getting enough sleep.

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.

No Birthdays Today

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: Spaghetti; Chicken Strips; Green Beans; Chef Salad
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 today. 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 today. 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 NOT meet today. See Mrs. Franklin if you have any questions.

Show Choir
Show choir will NOT meet today. See Ms. Harrison if you have any questions.

Art Club
Art club will NOT meet today. See Mrs. Magruder if you have any questions.

Random Referral-Free Recognition
Congratulations to the following students for doing the right thing and being referral-free:
Olivia B.
Mike M.
Ethan H.
Maurice B.
Angelica M.
Tanisha H.
Jordyn H.
Chloe S.
Miguel A.

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 - HOME games today against Christ the King. 7th grade game begins at 4PM.

8th grade - HOME games today against Christ the King. 7th grade game begins at 4PM.

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

8th grade -


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

SHS Cheer Clinic
When: Saturday, Feb. 18th from 9:30AM-12PM
Where: Springfield High School
Fee: $25
More information is available in the Jaguar Sports' News.

Have a great day!

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