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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 

•  OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW    •  3RD QUARTER PROGRESS REPORTS WERE SENT HOME FRIDAY  •

Remember ~ You are in charge of the choices that you make. Your day is what you make it. Let’s make it a great one!

 

HERITAGE BOWL COMPETITION TODAY

Today we will continue the Ernestine Lawrence African American Heritage Bowl. Today's mathces will be:


  • Hamilton's 1st hour vs Garman's 2nd hour

  • Goss-Rodgers' 1st hour vs Craner's 2nd hour

  • Hemstock's 1st hour vs Craner's 5th hour

  • Hemstock's 7th hour vs Draper's 5th hour

We will come and get participants on these teams when it is time for their match. Please do not send anyone down.

 

JMS CITIZENSHIP 

Congratulations to Ryan S. for demonstrating all of the qualities of being a good citizen. Ryan found money and immediately turned it in to an adult. Thank you, Ryan, for making good choices!

 

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL

Of all of the nutrients, water is the most important. You could only live 2 or 3 days without water. It is a myth that bottled water is better than water from the sink. In fact, some bottled waters are simply bottled tap water. Drinking water from the tap is an easy way to get the nutrients you need most often, and without creating all the waste from plastic bottles.

 

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.”

In addition, jackets, sweatshirts, & hoodies should not be worn around the waist. Hoodies and jackets are not allowed in the classroom. Sweaters must be a solid color with no zippers or hoods. Layered shirts under your polo must be a solid color.

 

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

You may only go to your locker before school, before lunch, after lunch, and after school. You may not go to your locker between classes. Be sure you are prepared for class!

 

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.

 

HALLWAY SWEEPS

We are conducting hallway sweeps! Get to class on time. If you are tardy, you will be instructed to go to one of the offices where you will call your parent and then be issued consequences. 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂

Marcus S., Maurice B., Deniese S., Regenice S.!

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: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce & Garlic Bread OR Chicken Strips with Garlic Bread

Tomorrow's Breakfast:  Parfaits

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.

No food or drinks may be taken out of the cafeteria. You may not eat or drink in the halls or the classrooms. The "sale" of Kool-Aid is NOT allowed.

When you hear the tardy bell music, girls should be in the cafeteria and boys should be outside. You should NOT be hanging out in the halls or in the bathrooms. Go directly to lunch!

 

PE LOCKER ROOMS

The PE locker rooms are open in the morning before advisory everyday. This is when you should put your PE clothes in your PE locker. No bags are allowed in classrooms.

 

SPIRIT WEAR

Order forms for long sleeve t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts, and hoodies can be found in the Jaguar News in the main lobby. Please remember that hoodies cannot be worn in the classroom. 

Order forms for Black History month long-sleeved black t-shirts will be available soon. Each shirt will cost $12.

 

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION

Keep bringing in those Box Tops!

 

CHECK-IN CHECK-OUT

If you are on Check-in Check-out, please remember to give your check sheet to each of your teachers AND to check out with your last teacher of the day!

 

JMS YEARBOOKS

Get your JMS yearbook ordered now! Place your order for a JMS 2017-18 Yearbook for the low price of $25. Order forms can be found in the Jaguar News in the main lobby.

 

OUT OF THE BLUE

Each Advisory teacher picked 2 PRIDE cards this morning for a Valentine Out of the Blue. Those lucky students will be treated to a special surprise during 7th period tomorrow.

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

BRAIN BOOSTERS

Brain Boosters will meet after school every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4PM in the library. Make sure you have turned in your contract.

 

JMS BLACK HISTORY MONTH BOOK CLUB

Please join the JMS Black History Month Book Club every Tuesday & Thursday during the month of February after school from 2:30-4PM. We will meet in Mrs. Sullivan's classroom, room 219. Snacks will be provided.

 

ART CLUB

No Art Club today!

 

SCIENCE FAIR CLUB 

Science Fair Club will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 209.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOWL

Scholastic Bowl has AWAY competition today at Rochester beginning at 3:30PM. Go to room 103 immediately after school.

 

YEARBOOK STAFF MEETING

Yearbook staff will meet after school Thursday from 2:30-4PM in room 123A.

 

WEB LEADERS

8th grade WEB leaders will meet Thursday after school from 2:35-4PM in room 214 for a training session. There will be activity buses and also snacks. Please let Mrs. Gwinn know if you cannot attend.

 

ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

6th Grade Girls' Volleyball

7th & 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball -  Practice today from 4-5:30PM.

 

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….

Promote

Respect

Integrity

Discipline &

Excellence

to show my Jaguar PRIDE!