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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 


Cold weather is upon us. Please be sure you are wearing your coat, hat, gloves, & scarf. Don't leave anything on the bus. Car riders are reminded that you will not be allowed inside the building until 7:40AM. Dress warmly!


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!



WEEK 15: 11/26-11/30/18 Self-Awareness:

I will find something every day to look forward to.



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, sprays, etc. Purses and bookbags may not be carried to classrooms.



You may access your locker before school, before lunch, after lunch, and after school. You should not share your locker or your locker combination with anyone. Keep your locker locked and not set to open!



No Birthdays Today



Main Entrée: Walking Tacos OR Cheese Enchiladas

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donut Holes



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.

You should NOT be hanging out in the halls or in the bathrooms. Go directly to lunch! Boys go directly outside via the boiler room doors. Girls go directly to the cafeteria.



Congratulations to the following classes for showing respect and doing the right thing when having a guest teacher!

  • Ms. Hoffek               11/16 2nd Period & 11/20 3rd Period

  • Mr. Cruthis               11/16 2nd Period & 11/19 Advisory

  • Mr. D.                       11/19 Advisory, 4th & 6th Periods

  • Ms. Swaggerty         11/16 5th Period



Congratulations — One student from each of the following advisory classes has won a coupon for a FREE order of French Toast Sticks!

  • Mrs. S. Gephart

  • Ms. Draper

  • Ms. French

  • Mrs. Prather

  • Mrs. Goss-Rodgers

  • Ms. Grace



Order forms for 8th grade t-shirts are available in the Jaguar News in the Main Lobby. Turn in your orders & money to Mrs. Staab & Mrs. Pyle.



All 8th grade students and their parents are invited to attend Navigate HS 101 on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:30-6:30PM at JMS. Come learn more about your future high school experience!

Those JMS 8th grade students who attend this informational evening will receive a free dress down pass.


Clubs & Other School Activities

Brain Boosters

Brain Boosters will meet in the library after school on  Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Fall Dance

The fall dance will be held after school on Friday from 3-5PM for $3.00 per student. Only Jaguar Jackpot Gold level & Blue level students will be allowed to attend the dance. Gold Club members will be allowed to dress down for no charge on Friday as well as have free admission to the dance.


Acceptable Use Policy

Each student must have a signed AUP on file before that student may use tech devices in the building. Get those AUPs signed and turned in as soon as possible. As in the past, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in District mandated activities or assessments that require the use of technology.


Attendance Challenge

Continue to check the Attendance Challenge board in the main lobby. Your grade could be the winner of a dress down day if your grade has the highest attendance percentage for the month of November. Come to school every day and stay all day!


Boxtops for Education

Bring in your Box Tops during the month of November for a chance to win a free dress down day. To be entered in the drawing, just bring any amount of unexpired Box Tops to your advisory teacher before the end of the month. Two lucky students will be drawn.


Athletics News

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• 6th Grade GBB - 

7th Grade GBB - Players must return their uniforms to Coach Gephart in room 115. All uniforms need to be returned by Friday. Fines will be issued to players that do not return uniforms by Friday.

8th Grade GBB

• Cheerleaders - 

• 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball -  

• 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball - 

6th Grade BBB

• 7th Grade BBB - HOME games today against LMS-BC. 7th grade game begins at 3:30PM.

• 8th Grade BBB - HOME games today against LMS-BC. 7th grade game begins at 3:30PM.


PRIDE ~ We are ......






We show Jaguar PRIDE!