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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Wednesday, September 11

September 11, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is  Wednesday, September 11th 2019


 Drop Everything & Read — Make sure you have a book to read with you every period — we will be reading today & F this week — Read something YOU like!!!!  Ms.Hall is reading “Woman Of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson


Have you noticed kindness lately? Did someone let you borrow a pen or pencil in class? Did a teacher lend you a book when you forgot yours during drop everything and read? Let's tell about our kindness!! In all of your classrooms for the next couple of weeks you will be able to find strips of construction paper. Write a kind act you’ve experienced on the slip of paper and give it to your teacher. These are going to be put up around the halls so we can see that GMS IS KIND!!!


 Today is 9/11, we will honor and show respect by wearing Red, White  & Blue in honor of Patriot’s Day - President Barak Obama declared this day in 2015 so we would never forget — This is a remembrance day to show and give respect and appreciation for all that we have


Show Choir will begin next Tuesday, September 17th right after school in room 124. The first meeting will be informational and our first rehearsal, so you can come check it out even if you aren't sure!!


Learning lab will be open next week T & Th— make sure you have a signed Learning Lab pass & work to do. All students must be signed in by 2:40 — Know what activity bus you need to ride  — we only have 3 buses to choose from - bus stop sheets can be found in bookshelf in main lobby .


Reminder students school starts at 8:00 every day — the building opens for breakfast at 7:30 —  Here at Grant we are" On Time and Ready to Learn Every Day! "…. because it matters and so do YOU!


Tardy count 8th grade 14 — 7th grade 8  & 6th grade 11  tardies — Being on time and ready to learn is a daily expectation at Grant 


 8th graders had 88 % attendance Monday, followed by 7th grade at 91% & 6th grade with  90% — whole building was at 90% - we need you here, it makes a difference 


Teacher attendance was % 100 Tuesday


The following are daily reminders of behavior expectations and Grant rules:


Brushes , picks, combs, etc…. hair products are not allowed or too be used in class or hallways — Please keep in locker put away during the day.


Grant is a uniform school —advisory teachers please check students for uniform violations at this time  and remind them of the policy— Hoodies must be school issued, sport , club or activity or a state series competition from IESA 


Students the expectation in the hallway is to use appropriate language at all times— We are at school, be mindful of the language and respectful if corrected.


Cafeteria - raise your hand, push in chair, pick up trash , throw away trash and stack your trays today and every day!


 Students Cell phones are not allowed to be on you during the school day , they MUST be turned off and concealed. Cell phones that are taken are subject consequences and parent pick up in order to return.  


 - Purses and fanny packs are NOT  allowed to be worn or taken to class at Grant middle school 


 Students this is  “our “ school, please show respect to building and grounds, by using trash cans and doing your part to keep Grant looking it’s best. Remember to be respectful of others property to and from school. 


 The expectation at Grant is to keep your hands and feet to yourselves, at all times during the school day and on the way to and home from school— This means no “Play Fighting "

 Students for your safety please only cross at the designated crosswalk areas locate at Chatham Road / Stange & Amos /// If crossing at Stange w/ the crossing guard you must wait behind him and wait for him to give okay

 Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!  

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.— 

Now please observe a moment of silence and personal reflection  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MOMENT OF SILENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


For today’s welcoming ritual: If you could have lunch with someone famous, who would it be and what would you talk about or ask them? — find a partner and share 


Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  : Chicken Alfredo Flatbread pizza or Taco Burger



Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!