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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Monday, September 23

September 23, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Monday, September 23 2019


We are in need of a new storage facility outside to house some recess and PE equipment. This storage unit will be built by CACC ( and 186 students from LHS, SHS & SE )- so we're saving over $1,000 by using them.  On Monday, September 30th we will have a dress down day where Students AND STAFF may wear any sports shirt or jersey for $2 along with jeans , sweats no holes in jeans , no pajamas or house pants . It must be a sport shirt- . Any donation above that would be greatly appreciated.

 In addition, that week we will be having a  spare change war for students during lunch. All classes who raise over $200 will be able to  throw pies in the faces of our beloved PE teachers. Students will be chosen to throw at random from the Purple Positives.

Your support in this is GREATLY appreciated!! thank you from the PE Dept. 


 IMSA will meet in the cafeteria after school. 


No xc practice today.  Don’t forget your uniform tomorrow for the meet at Lincoln park. 


Game Club will be every Tuesday in the cafeteria.


POTG will meet today after school in the mobile


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.


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!!!! 


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  5— 7th grade 17   & 6th grade  tardies 22— Being on time and ready to learn is a daily expectation at Grant 


 8th graders had 91% attendance Friday, followed by 7th grade at 93%  & 6th grade with  95% — whole building was at 93 % - we need you here, it makes a difference 


Teacher attendance was 88% Friday


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 eat breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?  which would you choose?


Teachers please send CICO students to Rm. 123 


Lunch  :  Walking Tacos or BB-Q pulled pork





Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!