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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Daily Announcements 11/5/21

November 5, 2021



11/5/21 Announcements


Schurman : Good Morning GMS students and staff


Hoffek:  Today is November 5, 2021. It’s Mr.Schurman, Mr Hoffek and Ms Mary running the show behind the camera.  Today is: Fix it Friday?  Our Welcoming Ritual is: How do you fix getting low-test scores?  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..

Special Congratulations to Mrs. Romer, She won a blue ribbon award for first place in the photography division from the Springfield art association. The picture will now go to the regional and state competition. We are proud of you Mrs. Romer 




Hoffek: Remember it is fall back this weekend! So, Set your clocks back 1 hour Saturday night before you go to bed

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


Hoffek: Fun Fact of the Day: The Andes Mt range in S America is the longest mt. range in the world. 

On this day in History: 1941 The order is given to Bomb Pearl Harbor.  What country bombed Pearl Harbor?



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: Behavior

  • Keep hands, feet, arms, legs, and bodies to ourselves

  • Use appropriate language

  • No play fighting

  • No hitting each other with our long sleeves

  • No jumping on people or their backs


Hoffek:   Lunch: Today the Cafeteria will be serving: Hotdog on bun, managers choice, cucumber slices, assorted chilled or fresh fruit, Milk.


Schurman: From Ms Joost: I'd like to do a teacher shout out for the announcements-

Ms. Ladage: goes ABOVE and beyond with her kiddos! She attends early morning basketball games, forming meaningful relationships with both students and their parents! She always has something positive to say about all of her students and sees the potential and best in each of them; even when it can be difficult.


Hoffek: GMS Athletics for Today

·       GirlsBball: No Practice

·       Boys BBall:  7/8th Practice 2:30-4:30  Game tomorrow Vs Urbana JHS at 12:30 GMS

·       Scholastic Bowl will meet this today 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

  • Don’t forget if you get a detention for tardies,  you serve that during your lunch shift with Ms Dixon in the library.  Please check the list!


Hoffek:  A lunch: Boys on the East, Girls on the West. A lunch girls will enter the building at the 1900 doors and go up the west stairs.  Boys will go in doorway to hallway behind the gym and proceed to the middle stairs.

B Lunch – 8th Grade lines up against the building and goes in doors to back hallway, 7th Grade lines up by the fence, goes in 1900 doors, up the west stairs


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: 2 wind mills are standing in a windfarm, one fan ask the other, what is your favorite kind of music?  The other replies “I’m a metal fan”


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


Schurman:  Today’s weather includes …A high of 53 with a 0% chance of precipitation.  WEAR YOUR COAT OUTSIDE AT LUNCH TIME!!!


Schurman:  And with that ladies and gentlemen….


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