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3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217/585-5810
 

JMS Daily Announcements

February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 

•  OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW   • 

 

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!

 

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL GOAL

WEEK 24: 02/04-02/08/19 Social Awareness Skills:

I will use appropriate voice level and tone of voice so others can learn.

 

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

 

LOCKERS

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!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂

No Birthdays Today

 

CAFETERIA

Main Entrée: Walking Tacos OR Chicken Enchiladas

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Eggo Waffles

Girls go outside first. Boys go to the cafeteria first.

 

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.

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

 

TEXAS ROADHOUSE DINE TO DONATE NIGHT

You are invited to the JMS Dine to Donate Night at Texas Roadhouse on Iles Avenue tonight, February 5th from 3-10PM. No less than 10% of your total food purchases will be donated to JMS.

There will be activities for kids from 4-8PM — balloon twisting by Hot Air Creations, face painting, coloring sheets, and ice cream sundae bar.

Proceeds will support Jefferson Middle School. Please present the flyer/invitation that can be found on the JMS webpage.

 

PUMPED UP PRIDE CARD PULL

It's that time of year for another Pumped Up PRIDE card pull!! For about three weeks, you will see prize sleeves hanging outside of the cafeteria. Place your PRIDE cards in the sleeve behind the prize you hope to win! Make sure you read the prizes carefully, because some prizes will be awarded to students from a specific grade level.

Remember to write your first and last name on your PRIDE cards.

You can still place PRIDE cards in your advisory baskets. We will continue to have advisory drawings as well.

The more PRIDE you show, the more chances you have to win!

 

ERNESTINE LAWRENCE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE BOWL 

Today is the start of the annual Ernestince Lawrence African-American Heritage Bowl. Today's matches will be:


  • Hemstock's 4th hour vs Dean's 7th hour

  • Hamiltion's 4th hour vs Hemstock's 5th hour

  • Hemstock's 3rd hour vs Dean's 5th hour

  • Dean's 6th hour vs Hamilton's 6th hour

Runners will come get participants on these teams when it is time for their match. Please do not send anyone.

 

PRIDE CARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the following Advisory classes!


  • Mr. Gephart

  • Ms. Harrison

  • Ms. Prather

  • Mr. Blackburn

  • Mrs. Davis

  • Mr. Daugherty

  • Ms. Thomas

One student from each of those classes will receive a FREE 6-inch sub sandwich from Subway. Students need to hold on to the certificate and take it to Subway to redeem the free sandwich.

 

CLUBS & OTHER AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Brain Boosters

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

 

21st Century Program

21st Century after-school program has been canceled for today due to the Scholastic Bowl competition.

 

Valentine's Dance

The JMS Valentine's Dance will be held after school from 3-5PM on Friday. Admission will be $3 per student. Snacks will be sold and activity buses will be available to take you home.

ALL Gold Club members will be admitted to the dance FREE!

ALL JMS students may choose to pay $1 to come to school Friday out of uniform! You must follow the District and JMS dress code guidelines for the $1 dress down day.

 

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. Come to school every day and stay all day!

Final December/January Standings:


  1. 6th grade with 89.65%

  2. 7th grade with 87.79%

  3. 8th grade with 84.80%

Congratulations to the 6th grade on winning the attendance challenge for December/January! You will have a FREE dress-down day tomorrow, February 6th.

 

Boxtops for Education

Bring in your Box Tops during the month 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.

 


ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• Cheerleaders - 

• 6th Grade Girls' Volleyball

• 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball 

• 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball - 

 

PRIDE ~ We are ......

Prepared

Respectful

Involved

Disciplined

Empathetic

We show Jaguar PRIDE!