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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 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

Fast food restaurants work very hard to attract kids; they spend billions of dollars on clever marketing, good commercials, and expensive websites.

 

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 lunch shifts.

 

HALL PASSES

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

 

BATHROOM PASSES

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

Amarion S. & Randy M.!

 

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 Entrée: Chicken Alfredo; Spaghetti; Philly Steak on a Bun; Fruit on the Salad Bar

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 and go outside.

  6. Clean up after yourself and push in your chair.

 

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION

To be entered into the monthly 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 boxtop adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!

 

Sports & Activities Pictures

Yearbook pictures for cross country, girls' basketball, boys' basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, studio crew, science fair club, WEB, scholastic bowl, yearbook club, IMSA, BETA club, art club, & show choir will be taken on the morning of March 2nd. Order forms are available in the Jaguar News. Order forms and payment must be turned in on the day of pictures.

 

Science & History Night

We are looking forward to Science & History Night on March 8th from 5:30-7PM. Please bring back your RSVP as soon as possible! Come look at microscopes, pendulums, test your knowledge of the states and capitals, and try the escape room!

There will be babysitting and a light snack. It will be fun!

 

WEB Leaders

8th grade WEB leaders:

We will have a meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at 2:35PM in room 214. There are activity buses to take you home. 

Also, on March 2nd, please wear your WEB shirt for a group picture.

 

Show Choir

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

 

Scholastic Bowl

Practice today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 103. See Mrs. Flanagan or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers if you have questions.

 

ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

Please remember to follow all school rules and 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 and game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports’ News in the Gym Lobby.

 

Track

Track tryouts will take place on Tuesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 9th.

If you are interested in trying out for track, you must ….


  1. Not have any Fs from the 1st semester in any subject.

  2. Have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

  3. Have a current sports’ physical on file in the school office.

  4. Have fewer than five referrals between now and tryouts.

Listen to announcements for more information about the upcoming tryouts in March.

Girls’ Volleyball

6th  Grade – Practice today from 2;45-3;45PM.

7th Grade – AWAY games today at Ball Charter School against LMS/BC. 7th grade game begins at 4:30PM. Team bus leaves JMS gym parking lot at 3:45PM.

8th Grade – AWAY games today at Ball Charter School against LMS/BC. 7th grade game begins at 4:30PM. Team bus leaves JMS gym parking lot at 3:45PM.

 

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….

Promote

Respect

Integrity

Discipline &

Excellence

to show my Jaguar PRIDE!