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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 

•  OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW • 

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!

 

CLASS KUDOS

Congratulations to the following classes who showed respect and did the right thing for a guest teacher.

 • Mrs. Horstman's Advisory & 2nd period classes on Tuesday, February 20th.

 • Mr. Cruthis' 1st period class on Wednesday, February 21st.

 • Ms. Swaggerty's 3rd & 7th period classes on Wednesday, February 21st.

Keep showing that Jaguar PRIDE!!

 

HERITAGE BOWL WINNERS

Congratulations to yesterday's winners of the 13th Annual Ernestine Lawrence African American Heritage Bowl competition.

Hamilton's 1st hour   &   Craner's 4th hour

Thank you to all of the participants and helpers who made this happen.

 

JMS CITIZENSHIP 

Congratulations to Tayler W. for demonstrating all of the qualities of being a good citizen. Tayler found a debit card and immediately turned it in to an adult. Thank you, Tayler, for making good choices!

 

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL

What is the worst name you can think of for a fruit? How about Ugli fruit? There is a fruit called 'Ugli' that comes from Jamaica that is a type of tangelo. The skin is rough and wrinkled, but inside is a sweet fruit that is a cross between an orange, a tangerine, and a grapefruit. Don't judge a fruit by its name! Next time you are in the store, look for an Ugli fruit and give it a try. 

 

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. 

 

SCIENCE & HISTORY NIGHT

Come celebrate Science & History on Thursday, March 8th from 5:30-7PM! Can you create a candy catapult? Care to test your knowledge of March Madness geography? Can you spot "Fake News"? These activities and more await you!

Childcare and a light take home meal will be provided. Please return your reservation slip as soon as possible. 

This is a free Title I event.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂

Alexis B.!

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: Philly Steak on a Bun OR Mozzarella Bread Sticks

Tomorrow's Breakfast:  Smoothies

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 short-sleeved [$10] or long-sleeved [$12] black t-shirts are available. All orders with payment are due today.

 

WINTER/SPRING FUNDRAISER

All fundraiser orders and payments are due today. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

YEARBOOK STAFF MEETING

The yearbook staff will meet tomorrow after school from 2:30-4PM in room 123A.

 

ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

6th Grade Girls' Volleyball

8th Grade Girls' Volleyball -  Regional game March 6th at GMS against FMS at 6PM.

• Track tryouts will be held on Tuesday, March 6th. Bring running clothes & report to the gym immediately after school. Practice always runs from 2:30-4:15PM. You must have a 2.0 GPA from 1st semester to be eligible for the track team. You must also have a physical on file with the school that is less than one year old. Please direct any questions to Mr. Blunk in room 215.

 

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….

Promote

Respect

Integrity

Discipline &

Excellence

to show my Jaguar PRIDE!