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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements 10/13

October 13, 2021



10/13/21 Announcements


Hoffek : Good Morning GMS students and staff Today is October 13, 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: How could you handle a situation if you were eating peanut M&M’s in the Gym and an adult asks you to stop? Teachers have students share with a neighbor or the entire class after announcements!


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


Hoffek: Fun Fact of the Day:  the Grand Canyon is the largest canyon at 277 miles long and up to 1 mile deep

On this day in History: 1792 White House cornerstone laid


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: Lunch Gym Expectations

  • Sit in appropriate area

  • Keep hands, feet, arms, legs, body to yourself

  • Line up with level 2 voices on the out of bounds line when told to line up to go to class

  • NO food or drink allowed in the gym during lunch time.  All eating is done in the cafeteria


Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread, Hot ham and cheese sandwich on a bun, roasted chicken peas, chilled pears, 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

·       XC:  State XC in Bloomington this Saturday!

·       GirlsBball: Away Game at 3:30 Vs FMS.   

  • Boys BBall:  7/8th open gym 5:30-6:45, 6th Grade 6:45-8:00pm


Schurman: Paint night is October 14th 6-8 pm, Pizza and drinks providedLooking for a way to support your Grant school and neighborhood?  Pride of the Generals is collecting canned food items for the school’s food pantry.  Please bring your donated items to room 107 by October 18th.  


Hoffek:  A lunch:  boys go to the gym, Girls go to west end


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 kind of car does a sheep like to drive?  A LAMBorghini


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 73 with a 61% chance of precipitation.


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


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