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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
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JMS Daily Announcements

April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

•  OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW • NO 21ST CENTURY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM THIS WEEK  • 

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.

• Mr. Blunk's 4th & 5th period classes on 3/28 & 3/29.

• Ms. Harrison's 1st period class on 3/27.

• Mrs. Daley's 5th & 6th period classes on 3/27 & 3/28.

• Ms. O'Brien's 3rd & 4th period classes on 3/26 & 3/27.

Keep showing that Jaguar PRIDE!!

 

PRIDE CARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the following advisory classes!

Blackburn, Davis, Johnson, Gephart, & Draper

One student from each of those classes will win a Snack Attack coupon. Great job!

 

COLLEGE & CAREER WEEK

One thing you need to do is learn about yourself. Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself when exploring careers.

1. What am I good at?

Think about what you're really passionalte about and what you really do well. Everyone has gifts and talents. Find yours.

2. Where do I want to be located?

Ask yourself if you want to travel or if you would like to stay in one place. Also, think about a location where you would like to work. If you don't like to be outside, don't choose a career field that requires outdoor work.

3. How much control do I have over my own time?

Do you want the flexibility of working different shifts or do you want a basic 9-5 day? If you are going to be a medical doctor, you have to accept that you will work different schedules. If you thnk you will be a police officer, you might have to work night shifts. Think about when you want to work.

4. Am I more introverted or extroverted?

An introvert is someone who is usually quiet and likes to work alone or in small quiet settings.

An extrovert is someone who is outgoing, high energy, and enjoys working in groups. You might be required to speak in public and would welcome that opportunity.

5. How much money do I really need?

There is a difference between need and want. Be realistic. Choose a career that will meet your expectations. Your education will play a large role in how much money you make. Prepare for your future now!

 

WELLNESS WAKEUP CALL

Antioxidants are a key ingredient in many fruits, vegetables, and grains that help preserve healthy cells in the body and may help prevent chronic disease such as cancer and heart disease.

 

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 🎂

Anieja A. & Shawn J.!

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: Orange Chicken with Rice OR Pulled BBQ Pork on a Bun

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Egg & Cheese Breakfast Horseshoe

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.

 

21st CENTURY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

There is NO 21st Century this week. There will be mandatory parent meetings.

7th Grade - Today, 04/11 from 4:30-6:30PM

 

MOTOWN DANCE

Don't forget to reserve your spot at the JMS Motown Dance that will be held on Friday evening from 5:30-7:30PM in the JMS gym. Come enjoy an evening of dancing, fun activities, contests, and prizes. All JMS students and their families are invited to attend. All students must attend with an adult.

 

SCIENCE FAIR

Congratulations to Demarion H., Malachi R., Jaidynn A., and Braden N. on competing in the Illinois Junior Science Academy at LLCC. They worked very hard on their projects since November. Great job!

 

SPRING PICTURES

Spring pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 18th. Only students who have money and order forms will be allowed to take spring pictures.

Students will be allowed to change out of their uniform for their spring pictures. After taking their pictures, students MUST change back into their school uniform.

Order forms will be sent home today.

 

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

• 7th & 8th Grade GVB - See Ms. Toni in room 110 during passing time, during lunch, or after school for your invitation to the party.

JMS Cheerleaders - Cheer tryouts for any rising 6th-8th grade JMS student will be held on April 27th at 4:30PM in the JMS gym. Mandatory parent meeting April 20th from 6-7PM in the JMS library. Clinics on April 23rd & 24th from 4:30-6PM in the JMS gym. Proper attire for clinics and tryouts = comfortable, length appropriate shorts, t-shirt, and a hair bow.

SSHS Poms - Southeast High School pom applications can be found in the Jaguar  News  for those interested in trying out for the 2018-2019 pom 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!