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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704


September 25, 2020

Video link: https://youtu.be/_8cFjTPFwI0

Good Morning GMS students and staff and Welcome to Friday’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 A-K, 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 L-Z, this is your day to get on Canvas, click on the zoom link, and be ready to participate in class.

Today is Fun Fact Friday and here is your fun fact. Students, starting on Tuesday, students that don’t Zoom… You need to go to the GMS homepage and watch the announcements and listen closely to the welcoming ritual question, then 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.

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 this Monday you ask? Well, this Monday is a teacher only day! Students, you don’t have to check in at all this Monday! Again… ONLY THIS MONDAY!

And now with a look at birthdays… Celebrating today is Mrs. G. Happy Birthday!

 With that, let us stand for the pledge.

Both: 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 81 degrees. Its getting warmer out…

In sports, the Cubs lost their 3rd in a row to the worst team in baseball 7-0, The Cardinals won 4-2 over the Brewers.

In NFL action, Miami destroyed Jacksonville 31-13.

In the NBA, the Lakers have taken a 3-1 lead over the Nuggets, beating them 114-108.

And on the lady’s side Seattle beat Minnesota and Connecticut beat Las Vegas.

For breakfast and lunch today, the cafeteria has prepared cereal and elf grams and a Jimmy Buffet Cheese Burger in Paradise! 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 goal that you have set for the first quarter? Teachers give students a chance to share. Asynchronous students, feel free to practice giving your answer on the google form on the GMS homepage, all you have to do is click on the big “attendance” banner.

And that wraps it up for today’s announcements. A big SHOUT OUT to Jamarion B. He has all 32 AVID assignments turned in! 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!