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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 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!

 

PARCC WEEK

PARCC testing week is here! We will be testing this week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. You will take your English/Language Arts test in the morning and your Math test in the afternoon. You will report to your assigned advisory class for your test sessions. Please bring a book to read after you complete your test.

Be sure to get plenty of rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and get to class on time!

 

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL

Yesterday we learned that “staple” means something people use a lot of. One staple grain is rice. More people in the world eat rice every day than any other food. There are thousands of types of rice! A tasty one is called Basmati. When it cooks it smells like popcorn. Rice comes in all different colors: brown, black, red, purple, & yellow! They are much healthier than white rice because they are whole grain. Whole grains contain more fiber, protein, & nutrients than refined, white grains. Why not see how many different colors of rice you can 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.

All personal grooming items should be kept in your locker. This includes combs, brushes, picks, cologne, lotion, lip gloss, glitter, etc.

 

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 🎂

La Marcus P. & Akeeley F.!

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: Cheese Enchiladas OR Taco Burger on a Bun

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts

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. 

 

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 NOT meet this week due to PARCC testing.

 

ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS!

Calling all singers! If you like to sing and would enjoy singing in a choir with students from other schools, come to room 122 on Thursday from 2:30-4PM. More infomration will be provided at the meeting and you can see Ms. Harrison with any questions.

 

SHOW CHOIR

Practice today from 4-5PM.

 

YEARBOOK STAFF

Meeting today from 2:30-4PM in room 123A.

 

IMSA

Meeting today from 2:30-4PM in room 206.

 

ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• Track - No practice today.

 

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….

Promote

Respect

Integrity

Discipline &

Excellence

to show my Jaguar PRIDE!