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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Daily Announcements 10/28

October 28, 2021


10/28/21 Announcements


Schurman : Good Morning GMS students and staff


Hoffek:  Today is October 28, 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: Think about how you are going to make a positive impact on your community as you get older?  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: Parent Teacher conferences are November 1 and 2!  Sign up by going to the GMS web page and click on the banner to sign up using My conference time. 


Schurman:  Tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:15. 


Hoffek: Fun Fact of the Day: The human eye is comprised of about 2 million working parts!

On this day in History: 1965 The St. Louis Gateway Arch was completed! The gate way to the west!!! Great City, Great Baseball Team!!!


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, yoga pants, 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!

  • Breast Cancer shirts are being sold at both lunch shifts. If you buy a shirt, you will be allowed to wear jeans on Friday in October to support Breast cancer research. Short sleeve and Long sleeve available!


Schurman: Expectation of the Day: Bus

  • Respect the bus driver/monitor at all times
  • Stay seated in your seat
  • Level 2 voice
  • No food or drink on the bus
  • All school rules apply on the bus
  • All busses are equipped with cameras with audio


Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Popcorn chicken with roll, BBQ pork on bun, 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

·       GirlsBball: No Practice

·       Boys BBall No Practice

·       Tonight is Reading Night at GMS!!! Murder Mystery!  Over 100 RSVP’s!  It will be a night fun, mayhem and mystery!  Who done it?????

·        Scholastic bowl has a meeting Friday after school at 2:30, and that the list of the newest team members is posted outside of Mr. Schurman’s office. 

And reminder about the Halloween fun that POTG is doing. It will continue today (thurs.) and tomorrow.


Schurman: Tardy Policy

  • 1-2 Warning
  • 3-5 1 noon Det.
  • 6-10 2 noon det
  • 11-15 ASD Det.
  • 16-20 1/2 day IH
  • 21+  Full day IH


Hoffek:  A lunch: Boys on the East, Girls on the West.  Inside Day today


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:  Why should you never trust stairs?  They are always up to something!!!!


Schurman: Jokes and Birthdays

Hoffek: Check out the GMS website Jostens store for all your GMS Generals Apparel needs!  Also Sign ups for P/T Conferences will be posted soon.


Schurman:  Today’s weather includes …A high of 54 with a 67% chance of precipitation.


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


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