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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 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

To understand how huge the fast food industry is, consider that a single fast food hamburger usually contains meat from hundreds or even thousands of cows!

 

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

Alisha S., Alaya N., & Collin W.!

 

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: Spicy Chicken Patties; Pizza Bagels; Fruit on the Salad Bar

Tomrrow'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!

Scholastic Bowl

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

Yearbook News

Yearbook orders are due no later than March 15th in order to be guaranteed a yearbook and to lock in the $20 price. Get your yearbook orders in to Ms. Sponsler or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers as soon as possible.

WEB Activity

6th graders ~ Come join the WEB leaders for a lesson about rumors on Tuesday, March 14th after school frmo 2:35-4PM. Sign up will be at lunch. Activity buses will be available.

 

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

The 2nd round of track tryouts will take place today after school. You can still try out today even if you missed Tuesday's tryout. Go to the gym immediately after school, change clothes, and line up in the groups the coaches form.

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.

• Cheerleaders

All cheerleaders should return their skirts and shells to Mrs. Watkins in room 112 as soon as possible.

 

 

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….

Promote

Respect

Integrity

Discipline &

Excellence

to show my Jaguar PRIDE!