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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 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 17: 12/10-12/14/18 Social Awareness:

I will respect the diversity of others.



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!



Shianne C.!



Main Entrée: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce & Garlic Bread OR Chicken Strips with Garlic Bread

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza



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!

  • Mrs. Fleming     12/3 2nd period & 12/3 3rd period

  • Ms. Hoffek         12/5 & 12/6 3rd period and 12/7 6th period

  • Ms. Grace          12/7 6th period

  • Mr. Knox            12/7 2nd period


PRIDE Card Winners

Congratulations to the following Advisory classes! One student from each of these classes will win one 2 free bathroom passes!

  • Mrs. Beebe

  • Dr. Hoffman

  • Mr. White

  • Mr. Hamilton

  • Ms. Moore

  • Ms. Alexander

  • Ms. Harrison

  • Mrs. Hulvey

  • Mr. Cruthis

  • Ms. Sponsler



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.


Clubs & Other School Activities

Brain Boosters

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


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!

The final attendance numbers for the month of November are:

  • 6th grade - 89.54%

  • 7th grade - 89.47%

  • 8th grade - 85.56%


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!

• Cheerleaders - 

• 6th Grade Girls' Volleyball - Practice today from 3:45-5PM. Come to this practice if you'd like a chance to be on the team.

• 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball -  Practice today from 5-7PM.

• 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball - Practice today from 5-7PM.

6th Grade BBB

• 7th Grade BBB - AWAY games today against Normal Kingsly Jr High School. The 7th grade game begins at 4:30PM. Team bus leaves JMS at 2:30PM.

• 8th Grade BBB -  AWAY games today against Normal Kingsly Jr High School. The 7th grade game begins at 4:30PM. Team bus leaves JMS at 2:30PM.


PRIDE ~ We are ......






We show Jaguar PRIDE!