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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Friday, September 20

September 20, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Friday September 20th 2019


Any students interested in Scholastic Bowl, we will have our first meeting next Thursday 9/26 after school until 4 in Mrs. Buckles’ room 203.  Please see Mrs. Buckles or Mrs. Romer with questions.


Teachers - MAP testing reminder — please check mailbox and review the testing schedule with the students your students — Students the MAP score you earn is a reflection of you and where you are at — this is not a state test this is an individual assessment of you and your progress. It is very important that you try your very best. We have created a special schedule for Monday and Tuesday so that you have the fewest distractions and you can do your very best…… the results are used so we can see where we can help you and where you are really strong and confident. So do your best because it matters for you!!!!


Fundraiser forms and money due today — for the Save Around Coupon Book  — Please make a push to sell some books — money raised helps the school buy things for kids and teachers !


Drop Everything & Read — Make sure you have a book to read with you every period — we will be reading   M -W - F next week — Read something YOU like!!!! 


Have you noticed kindness lately?  Let's tell about our kindness!!  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!!!


Learning lab will be open  T & Th  next week after school— 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 9 — 7th grade 4   & 6th grade 7  tardies — Being on time and ready to learn is a daily expectation at Grant 


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


Teacher attendance was % Wednesday


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 please send to 121 A for corrections


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.


 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  


 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 home 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 

 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: Would you rather live on a space station or in a submarine. Why


Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  : Chicken Horseshoe and Mozzarella Breadsticks



Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!