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1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements 9/29

September 30, 2021



9/30/21 Announcements


Hoffek : Good Morning GMS students and staff Today is September 30, 2021, It’s Mr.Schurman, Mr Hoffek and Ms Mary running the show behind the camera.  Today is: Work it out Thursday .  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:  Scientists believe there are more than 10 million different kinds of life forms on Earth. 

  On this day in History: USS Nautilus—world’s first nuclear submarine—is commissioned



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.  Remember the biker shorts and leggings are not allowed to be worn at 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: Cell Phones and Smart Watches

  • Cell phones put away before entering the building

  • When 7:50 bell rings phones go to lockers (both lunch shifts can take phones outside for lunch)

  • Cell phone are locked in your locker all day



Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Open faced sliced beef sandwich, Popcorn chicken with roll, mashed potatoes, fresh apple slices, 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. 


Hoffek: GMS Athletics for Today

  • The cross country team ran a meet in Porta on Tuesday afternoon. The 2 mile trail was a mix between grass and hills through woods. 3 runners set their Personal Records - Damien Brummer ran a 15:12, Daniel Haworth ran 28:53, and Patrick Vanmetre ran a 22:27. Our next meet is this Saturday in Jacksonville. The team is looking to hopefully shatter a few more records this weekend.

·       Boys BBall

·       Girls BBall game at home:  4:30 game vs MTZ

·       POTG Meeting today 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:  I told my Dr I keep hearing a buzzizing sound, He said it’s just a bug going around!!!!


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 87 with a 40% chance of precipitation.


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


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