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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Monday, October 7

October 7, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Monday, October 7th 2019


School safety reminder — No student should ever open a door or window to someone outside the building unless directed or supervised by a  teacher, admin or staff. 


The Halloween is the last Friday after Halloween on Nov. 1st — To be eligible students must have all passing grades through 10/29 and 1st qtr. 4 or fewer referrals in October with no assigned In-House: No Unexcused absences for October.


October is Breast Cancer awareness month. To help support fighters and survivors, the Beta kids are making chemo care bags for current patients and are raising money to donate to Breast Cancer Research. The Beta club is also selling Breast Cancer Awareness shirts. Buy one in the lobby at lunch for $10. If you buy a new breast cancer awareness shirt, you can wear jeans every Friday during the month of October to help support Breast Cancer survivors and fighters.


There will be an optional scholastic bowl practice room 203 after school Thursday. Anyone interested in Scholastic Bowl may attend


POTG will meet Friday after school bring art supplies and a snack

Drop Everything & Read — Make sure you have a book to read with you every period — we will be reading today 5th period  -next week  Tue. & Thu — Read something YOU like!!!! 


(Learning lab is Tue. & Thu.  this 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 3 — 7th grade 2 & 6th grade tardies 6— Being on time & ready to learn is a daily expectation at Grant 


 8th graders had 89% attendance Thursday followed by 7th grade at  89% !!!!!!  & 6th grade with 93% — whole building was at  90.6% - Awesome job students !!!!! much appreciated we need you here, it makes a difference .


Teacher attendance was 82% Thursday


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: Are you a morning person or a night person? Why do you think that is ?

Teachers please send CICO students to Rm. 123 

Lunch  : Chicken Fajita // Cheese Quesadilla