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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Thursday, September 5

September 5, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Thursday, September 5th  2019


 Drop Everything & Read — Make sure you have a book to read with you every period — we will be reading  Today — Read something YOU like!!!!   Mrs. Richardson is reading  Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt


Today is popcorn day $1.00 a bag — make sure we are not making messes or leaving trash on the ground — We throw trash away in trash can here at Grant !


Learning lab will start next week today 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 .


 6th grade girls basketball tryouts — Tonight. 3:45-5:30. 


Attention Beta members: Your first meeting is on Monday from 2:30-4. 8th graders will meet in 219 and 7th graders will meet in 203. Make sure you make arrangements to be picked up unless you are riding the activity bus. See Mrs. Buckles or Miss Gibbs if you have any questions.


Calling all artists! If you are interested in signing up for art club, please come down to room 02 today for a permission slip and information about how to join. There are a limited number of spots so please make sure you read the permission slip for full information. All permission slips and art submissions should be returned by Friday, September 6th to be considered. Come down to where the fun happens in room 02!



 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  4 — 7th grade 8 & 6th grade  5  tardies — Being on time and ready to learn is a daily expectation at Grant 


 8th graders had 92 % attendance Tuesday, followed by 7th grade at 87% & 6th grade with 79 % — whole building was at 86% - we need you here, it makes a difference 


Teacher attendance was 98% 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!


 - 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 // Have you ever seen someone get teased or bullied? How did you feel? What did you do ?



Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  : Open face sliced beef or popcorn chicken w/ bread 




Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!