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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017


Remember ~ Your day is what you make it. Let’s make it a great one!



Some foods hae many ingredients and it's hard to tell why some of those ingredients are included. For instance, a package of blueberry waffles contained sugar, soybean oil, artificial flavor, red coloring and blue coloring in place of blueberries! They use sugar to make it sweet, artificial flavors made from chemicals made in a factory to give it blueberry flavor, and chemical colors made in a factory to make the fake blueberries look blue. If you want to know why an ingredient is in one of your favorite foods, contact the company and ask.



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.”

All earbuds and headphones must be removed and placed in your pocket or binder once you enter the building. You may not wear them around your neck. You may not wear them under your clothing. They will be taken away from you.



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.



Make sure you have your locker information and combinations. Lunch interventions/detentions will be issued for those who continually come to the office. You may NOT leave your binders or book bags on the floor by your locker. If you do, your bag or binder will be taken to the lost and found by the gym.



There is too much trash being thrown on the ground after breakfast and after lunch. If you take food items outside, you MUST place your trash in the trashcans. If the extreme littering continues, no snack items will be sold during lunch shifts.



If you are in the hallway during class time, you must have a pass or e with a supervising adult. NO exceptions!



You only have 12 bathroom passes per quarter. Use them wisely. Do not walk out of class if your teacher asks you to wait.



Zach A., Timothy G., Sincere M., Ariana G., James P., Jamecyon B.!



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.



Main Entrée: Soft Tacos; Chicken Enchiladas; Refried Beans

Tomorrow's  Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed Toast


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.


Lincoln Land Community College Scholarship Essay Contest

Attention all JMS 8th graders:

Each year LLCC awards a 30 credit hour tuition waiver to a JMS 8th grade student. If you are interested in being considered for this award, please see your Guidance Deans for more information.

You will be required to write an essay which is due today. A sample of what should be included in your essay is:

• Why you should be chosen to receive this scholarship.

• A description of your short-term and long-term goals.

• Why you want to get a college education.

• A description of your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.

• Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Doss or Mrs. Staab.



To be entered into the monthly drawing, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a “dollar” form and turn in to your 1st hour teacher. Extra forms can be found in the Jaguar News.

Let’s go JMS ~ Keep on turning in those boxtops! Every single boxtop adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!


All City Band & Choir

All City is tomorrow! If you are an all city band or choir member, you must have a signed permission slip turned in by 8AM tomorrow or you will not be allowed to practice or perform. See Ms. Harrison if you need a permission slip or have questions.


Art News

Congratulations to 7th grader, Caimin Johnston and 8th grader, Ariona Fairlee for having their artwork selected for the SIU School of Medicine Art Show. Great job!



IMSA will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 113. See Ms. Moore or Mrs. Wilson if you have questions.



JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

Please remember to follow all school rules and to show proper sportsmanship when attending a school sporting event. If you are removed from an event whether at JMS or another school, you may be banned from attending any future extra-curricular events for the remainder of the school year.

Practice and game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports’ News in the Gym Lobby.


Track - Practice Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday after school from 2:30-4PM. See Coach Blunk in room 215 if you have questions.


• LHS Poms Squad Tryouts - Mandatory clinic days on Apil 19th & 20th from 5-8PM in the Lober-Nika gym at Lanphier High School. Tryouts on April 21st at 5PM. Pick up your info packet from the Jaguar News.


Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….




Discipline &


to show my Jaguar PRIDE!