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Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 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 MAKE-UP WEEK

PARCC make-up tests will be done this week in the library. Teachers have lists of those students who missed tests. Do not go to the library until you are called.

CLASS KUDOS

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

• Miss Petty's 7th period class on Friday, March 16th.

• Mr. Knox's 4th & 7th period classes on Friday, March 16th.

• Mrs. Gwinn's 1st period class on Wednesday, March 14th.

Keep showing that Jaguar PRIDE!!

 

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL

Have you ever tried beets? They're a vegetable that is grown underground that you can eat raw. The most common type of beets are bright reddish purple & they turn your fingers pink. Everything you cook with them turns purple! Beets also come in yellow & orange, which do not stain everything the way red beets do. Eating colorful vegetables is a way to stay healthy & get sick less often. Raw shredded beets that are peeled first taste great on a salad. Raw thinly sliced beets are a delicious snack. You can also hold them up to the window or to a light to see a beautiful pattern. Believe it or not, white sugar can be made from either beets or sugarcane. That explains beets' sweet, delicious flavor.

 

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 🎂

Josiah C.!

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: Big Daddy's Pizza OR Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuit with Gravy

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.

 

LLCC SCHOLARSHIP

Lincoln Land Community College will be providing a full scholarship to one 8th grade student from JMS! If you would like to qualify for this scholarship, the Guidance Office is asking that you write an essay describing "Why do you believe you should receive the LLCC scholarship."

This essay must be turned in to Mrs. Doss by Tuesday, April 10, 2018. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Doss.

Here are some examples of questions you could answer in your essay.


  • Briefly describe your long-term and short-term goals.

  • Why do you want to get a college education?

  • Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goas.

  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

 

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

BRAIN BOOSTERS

Brain Boosters will meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• Track - NO practice today.

SSHS Cheerleading - Southeast High School cheerleading applications can be found in the Jaguar Sports' News in the gym lobby for those interested in trying out for the 2018-2019 cheer squad.

• UIS Summer Volleyball Camp - Elite Skills Camp for 14-17 year olds on June 19-20 from 9AM-3PM for $70. More info is available in the Jaguar News.

 

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….

Promote

Respect

Integrity

Discipline &

Excellence

to show my Jaguar PRIDE!