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

JMS Daily Announcements

February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019 

•  OUTSIDE DAY FOR LUNCH BREAK UNLESS THE WEATHER DOES NOT ALLOW   •  LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY & TOMORROW  • 

 

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 25: 02/11-02/15/19 Social Awareness Skills:

I will take notice of other's feelings.

 

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 🎂

Shaynalynn D.!

 

CAFETERIA

Main Entrée: Chicken & Noodles in Alfredo Sauce OR Meatball Sub

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donuts

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.

 

PUMPED UP PRIDE CARD PULL

It's that time of year for another Pumped Up PRIDE card pull!! 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!

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH INTERESTING FACTS 

Did you know ........

• Black ingenuity helped devise creative & effective plans to escape enslavement. In 1848, husband-and -wife team William & Ellen Craft made it to the North, and eventually England, when she dressed as a white man and he posed as one of her slaves. A year later, Henry "Box" Brown literally mailed himself to freedom in a shipping box during a 27-hour trip from Richmond to Philadelphia.

• Liberia was founded and colonized by expatriates. The West African country is one of two sovereign states in the world started as a colony for ex-slaves and marginalized Black people. Sierra Leone is the other.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH T-SHIRT ORDER

If you would like to order a Black History month t-shirt, please pick up an order form from the Jaguar News in the main lobby. All shirts are long-sleeved and will cost $12 each. Get your orders in soon!

 

PRIDE CARDS

Congratulations to the following Advisory classes:


  • Ms. Grace

  • Mr. Cruthis

  • Mrs. Goss-Rodgers

  • Ms. Draper

  • Ms. French

One student from each of those classes will win a certificate for a FREE meal from Texas Roadhouse! Winners must hold onto the certificate and take it to Texas Roadhouse to redeem for the free meal.

 

GOLD CLUB REWARD

Congratulations to the following students on Gold level who will be rewarded with cookie decorating today!


  1. Iyonna A.

  2. Reese R.

  3. Ariyah S.

  4. Brianna V.

  5. Kierra B.

  6. Bree M.

  7. John R.

  8. Sacret D.

  9. Kera B.

  10. Preston W.

  11. Aiden J.

  12. Maddy A.

 

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!

 

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.

 

HERITAGE BOWL COMPETITION

Heritage Bowl competition continues today with the following matches.


  • Garman's 6th hour vs Hamilton's 2nd hour

  • Hamilton's 4th hour vs Hemstock's 4th hour

  • Hamilton's 5th hour vs Hamilton's 1st hour

  • Hemstock's 3rd hour vs Hamilton's 6th hour

A runner will come get participants on these teams when it is time for their match. Please do NOT send anyone down until they are called.

 

CLUBS & OTHER AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Brain Boosters

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

 

Yearbook Staff Meeting

You will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 211. If you have any questions, see Ms. Sponsler or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers.

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be on sale for $15 through the end of this month. Starting March 1st, the price increases to $20. Order yours before the price increases! Order forms can be found in the Jaguar News or in rooms 211 &123.

 


ATHLETIC NEWS

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• Cheerleaders - 

• 6th Grade Girls' Volleyball

• 7th Grade Girls' Volleyball - HOME games today against GMS at 3:30PM. 

• 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball - HOME games today against GMS at 3:30PM.

 

PRIDE ~ We are ......

Prepared

Respectful

Involved

Disciplined

Empathetic

We show Jaguar PRIDE!