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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


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

AVID Field Trip Info
Students not attending the field trip should follow their regular morning schedule. 7th & 8th grade students not going on the field trip should go to Ms. Petty's room at the regularly scheduled time. You will be given work to complete.

Make your own trail mix from calcium-rich figs and almonds, zinc-rich cashews and sunflower seeds, walnuts that provide omega 3 fatty acids, plus peanuts for protein power. To sweeten it up, add your favorite dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, apricots, or apple chips. When you eat dried fruit, remember to avoid the types with sulfur and added sugar, and to brush your teeth afterwards. Some people are sensitive to sulfur, and it can cause you to get a stuffy nose or headache.

Dress Code
At JMS, we follow and enforce the District Dress Code Policy. Therefore, "hats, caps, bandannas, sweatbands, sunglasses, pajama pants, slippers, or shoes with wheels attached to the bottom shall not be worn in the buildings."

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.

Jeremy B., Taylor D., & Karlesha P.!

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: Sloppy Joes; Cheese Stuffed Shells; Broccoli
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Glazed Cinnamon Toast


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
Way to go JMS! The winners of the snack attack certificates are:
Breanna B., Dominick P., Ilija W., James P., Tyrik M., Chris M., Brooklyn L., & Laekyn J.!

Congratulations! The winners need to bring their certificates to the snack attack table and they may redeem the certificate for one item.

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!

Random Recognition
Congratulations to the following students for being referral-free last week:
Matthew Z.
Araya Y.
Donnell Y.
Montoya Y.
Ilija W.
Gage W.
Catriona W.
Isaiah W.
Mckenzie W.

Valentine's Dance
The JMS Valentine's Dance will be held on Friday from 6-8PM with $3 admission cost. There will be a coat check available.

If you receive any tardies or referrals between Monday [2/6/17] and Friday [2/10/17] through 8th period, you will NOT be allowed to attend the dance. Teachers will be emailing the names of tardy students to the Guidance office.

A Taste of Black History
What: A Taste of Black History Night
When: Wednesday evening from 6-8PM
Where: JMS

Come enjoy presentations by fraternities, sororities, historians, and others. There will be vendors, food tasting, and an African Dance demonstration. This is a free event to all JMS families and District 186 families. JMS students in attendance will receive a reward.

Scholastic Bowl
The JMS Scholastic Bowl team has their first competitive meet today at Pleasant Plains against Pleasant Plains and GMS. Team members should report to room 103 after school.

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

Science Fair Contest
NO meeting today.

Art Club
Art club will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 118. See Mrs. Magruder 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 - NO practice today.

7th grade - Practice today from 4-6PM.

8th grade - Practice today from 4-6PM.

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!