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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning announcements 10/14

October 14, 2021



10/14/21 Announcements


Hoffek : Good Morning GMS students and staff Today is October 14, 2021, It’s Mr.Schurman, Mr Hoffek and Ms Mary running the show behind the camera.  Today is: Think about it Thursday.  Our Welcoming Ritual is: How can you as GMS student be  a positive example for other students at GMS? 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 human brain will triple in size during the first year of life!

On this day in History: 1947 Chuck Yaeger broke the sound barrier for the first time.


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 lunchtime.  All eating is done in the cafeteria


Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Chicken Drumstick with roll, Italian beef sub, Mashed potato’s, fresh melon 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.  PURPLE POSITIVE WINNERS!!!! ANNOUNCE!


Hoffek: GMS Athletics for Today

·       XC:  State XC in Bloomington this Saturday! GOOD LUCK KHORBIN G!

·       GirlsBball: Practice 2:30-4:15

  • Boys BBall:  6th Grade 4:30-6:30pm


Schurman: Paint night is Tonight!!!!! 6-8 pm in the GMS GYM, Pizza and drinks provided.  Looking 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 east, 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 did the 2 pieces of bread say on their wedding day?  It was LOAF at first sight!!!!


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 72 with a 21% chance of precipitation.


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


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