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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Daily Announcements 11/2

November 2, 2021



11/2/21 Announcements


Schurman : Good Morning GMS students and staff


Hoffek:  Today is November 2, 2021, It’s Mr.Schurman, Mr. Hoffek, and Ms. Mary running the show behind the camera.  Today is: Talk about it Tuesday?  Our Welcoming Ritual is: How often do you discuss your grades with your parents?  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 Tonight from 5-8

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


Hoffek: Fun Fact of the Day: Mars has lower gravity than Earth, So a person weighing 200 lbs on Earth would only weigh 76 lbs on Mars

On this day in History: 1947 Howard Hughs’ “ Spruce Goose” Flies


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!


Schurman: Expectation of the Day: Respect School Property

  • No destroying of any school property – including the latest tik tok trend

  • No vandalism – writing or graphite on school property

  • Keeping school and ground free of debris and garbage

  • No slamming of lockers or doors in the building


Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Food!  It’s a surprise!!!!


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:  Game at Rochester 4:30   Bus 3:15

·        POTG will meet this Thursday after school and Scholastic Bowl will meet this FRIDAY after school. 





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.


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 are toilets so good at Poker?  They always get a flush!!!


Hoffek: Check out the GMS website Jostens store for all your GMS Generals Apparel needs! W


Schurman:  Today’s weather includes …A high of 48 with a 0% chance of precipitation.  WEAR YOUR COAT OUTSIDE AT LUNCHTIME!!!


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


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