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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning announcements 9/29

September 29, 2021



Hoffek : Good Morning GMS students and staff Today is September 29, 2021, It’s Mr.Schurman, Mr Hoffek and Ms Mary running the show behind the camera.  Today is: Work it out Wednesday .  Our Welcoming Ritual is: What is the easiest way to squash an issue on social media? Teachers have students share with a neighbor or the entire class after announcements! Excellent job on the fire drill yesterday!!!! 


Schurman: GMS starts school at 8:00 am daily, you are dismissed to class at 7:50


Hoffek: Fun Fact of the Day:  Your heart beats approx. 115,000 times per year

  On this day in History: Canada Clown In Space September 30th, 2009 : Guy Laliberte, a Canadian billionaire, became the first clown to travel to outer space as a part of the space tourism program. Unlike previous space tourists, Laliberte declared his interest in space travel are not scientific but artistic.


Schurman: Students GMS is a Uniform School and Masks Mandated School, while in the building at GMS and on the Bus to and from school.


Hoffek:  Cell Phones:  Locked in lockers all day. It is also an expectation at GMS to have computers fully charged when you come to school every day!


Schurman: Expectation of the Day: Playground Behavior

  • Keep hands, arms, legs, body to yourselves

  • No jumping on anyone

  • Watch your language

  • Football is 2 had touch

  • When lining up, line up in a straight line with level 2 voices and masks on when entering the building. 


Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Cheese Tortellini with Garlic Bread, Mozzarella Breadstick with Meat sauce, Cauliflower florets, Chilled peaches, Milk


Schurman: Purple positives are passed out by teachers for exemplifying good behavior and meeting the expectations of GMS!  If you get a purple positive, drop it off in the Big RED tubs in the main lobby that has your grade level on it!  There will be random out of the blue drawings for a variety of prizes.  Today is one of those days!!!! Announce Winners!


Hoffek: GMS Athletics for Today

·       POTG Meeting Thursday 9/30 2:30-4 in Romer’s room

·       All Athletes make sure you are checking your grades, if you are failing any class you are ineligible to play the following Monday-Saturday.  If you are in ineligible any 3 weeks of the season you will be removed from the team

·       Athletes also remember to pay your athletic fee, turn in permit card, and 7/8th graders must have a current physical on file. 


Schurman: Paint night is October 14th 6-8 pm, Pizza and drinks provided, RSVP by 10/8, Also,  Ms Tally  will be sending out the NIU virtual tour link to kids on Monday...

 If you (students) watch the video and answer all questions correctly your name will be entered to win a box of one dozen glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme!! Multiple people will be chosen!!!!!!


Schurman :  

  • Rm. 107 - Will be open for students during A lunch students may bring lunch and report to 107 — read / homework etc….. 

  • Rm. 103 -  Will be open for students during B lunch students may bring lunch and report to 103 — read / homework etc….. 


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.


Hoffek: 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.




Hoffek:  It’s Joke Time!!!!

Schurman: Yes Mr Hoffek

Hoffek:  What do you call a guy with a rubber toe? Roberto!


      Schurman: Jokes and Birthdays

Hoffek: There is a ton of helpful information located on the GMS webpage. Please use this to find answers to many common questions about GMS including practice schedules!!!!


Schurman:  Today’s weather includes …A high of 89 with a 6% chance of precipitation.


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


Hoffek: Work hard, be safe, and wear your masks!