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1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

9/24/2020 GMS Announcements

September 24, 2020

Video link: https://youtu.be/cB-RR1YlXjw

Good Morning GMS students and staff and Welcome to Thursday’s morning announcements! I’m Mr. Hood and this is Mr. Hoffek are we are coming straight at you from the GMS studios!

First things first, Attention all 6th graders and new students to Springfield!!!! You must get a physical and your shots! I hate em, you hate em, even Coach Taylor hates em, but you have to get them by October 1st. Please see the district’s home page for more information.

Also, today is an asynchronous day for students with the last name L-Z, that means that you should be logging into Canvas, going to each class, and completing assignments that are due. Try to get this completed before 3:00! Students with the last name A-K, this is your day to get on Canvas, click on the zoom link, and be ready to participate in class.

Mr. Hood, today is Thermal Thursday and here is your tip to be successful. Students, starting on Tuesday, students that don’t Zoom… You need to watch the announcements and listen closely to the welcoming ritual question. Then go to the GMS homepage, click on the big banner that says “Attendance” and fill out the google form before 10 AM. This one thing will count for your attendance. Then you have the rest of the day to do your assigned work.

That’s right Mr. Hoffek, we are trying to make things easier for our students! If you want to try it out today, go right on ahead, but Tuesday is the day when all Non-Zoom students need to do that. Why not Monday you ask? Well, Monday is a teacher only day! Students, you don’t have to check in at all this Monday!

And now with a look at birthdays… Celebrating today is Octavius W! Happy Birthday!

 With that, let us stand for the pledge.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

You may be seated. Let us pause for a moment of silence. Use this time to personally reflect on ways you can be successful today.

Today’s weather includes sunny skies with a high near 78 degrees. Sounds perfect

In sports, the Cubs lost to the worst team in baseball again 2-1. The Cardinals lost to the Royals 12-3. The Carinals are still in the hunt for the playoffs but they are hanging on by a thread…

In the NBA, Miami beat Boston 112-109. Miami leads the Eastern Semifinals 3 to 1.

For breakfast and lunch today, the cafeteria has prepared savory sausage biscuit and its taco time for lunch! I love tacos, put a little chilula on there… Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm… Remember, breakfast and lunch can be picked up in the parking lot behind GMS from 7:00-11:30. If you aren’t going to eat your food right away, be sure to store it in the fridge and then heat it up when you are ready to eat.

And now for today’s Welcoming Ritual. what is one thing that you have improved on since the school year started?

And that wraps it up for today’s announcements. A big SHOUT OUT to Christian D. for going out of your way to help your fellow classmates, keep up the good work! Don’t forget! 2019-2020 YEARBOOKS ARE IN! GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT. THEY ARE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES! And with that ladies and gentlemen….

Work hard and be safe!