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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

• Attendance of 92%
• Good Education
- Good Grades
- Preparing You for Life
• Good Behavior
- Respect Yourself
- Respect Others
- Respect Property

We will be outside at lunch today.

You would need to walk for about 2 1/2 hours to burn off an order of large fries from a fast-food restaurant.

Alexis B. & Jason S.!

• Please remove all hats and stocking caps when you enter the building.
• You will not be allowed in the building in the mornings until 7:50AM unless you have a pass. NO EXCEPTIONS!
• No 3-D glasses
• No rubber bracelets
• No gum
• No ponytail holders to be worn anywhere other than your hair
• No jackets in classroom
• No jackets or sweatshirts worn tied at your waist
• No hoodies in the classroom
• No sagging of pants
• No shirts tied or knotted in the back
• No backpacks or string bags allowed in the classrooms
• All cell phones should be turned off and kept in your locker during the school day. This includes before and after school when you are walking in the halls.
• All hats must be kept in your locker during the school day.

Main Entree: Teriyaki Chicken; Rice; Steamed Broccoli
A la Carte: Salsa & Chips - $1.00
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

Remember ~ All JMS students eat breakfast & lunch free of charge!

Yesterday's question was:
What do we call the slave songs that combined African rhythms with biblical scripture?

Yesterday's answer:

Today's question is:
Who is the author of "The Summer of Rage," considered the first "modern" account of the 1908 Springfield Race Riot?

Please fill out the little yellow card in the rear of the cafeteria with your answer and drop it in the answer box.

Yearbooks ~ If you would like to order a JMS 2011-2012 yearbook, please fill out the form and return it along with your payment to Mrs. Nosa in room 115. Yearbooks cost $20. Payment plans are available!

Yearbook Club ~ Yearbook club will meet tomorrow after school from 2:30-4PM in room 115.

PRIDE Cards ~ Please be sure to turn in your PRIDE cards. When you turn them in make sure you print your first and last name. 60 names were drawn yesterday for students to decorate a Valentine cookie for themselves and for a favorite staff member! You never know when the next Out of the Blue day will be. 8th grade ~ Right now your bucket is empty. There is an assembly on Friday and right now there won't be an 8th grade team. Get those PRIDE cards turned in for assemblies and other fun rewards.

~ If you are sent to a buddy room or sent to the office on a referral on the day of a game, you will NOT be allowed to go to the game. This includes players on the team, cheerleaders & dancers. ~

7th 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball ~ Away game today at GMS at 3:30PM

7th & 8th Grade Boys' Basketball ~ All uniforms and bags must be turned in to Coach Gass by Friday.

Track ~ Track begins March 7th. Practice will begin at 2:45PM in the gym. Make sure you wear gym clothes.
You'll need:
1) A recent physical
2) Proof of insurance or Public Aid
3) You must have a completed athletic card on file in the office.
4) You must have had a 2.0 GPA at the semester.

8th graders ~ Please do NOT store your books and binders in your gym locker during lunch shifts or at the end of the school day. You will not be allowed into the locker room to retrieve them.

Students: You may only go to your lockers before school, before and after lunch, and after school. If you are in your locker at any other time, you will receive consequences. You may not go to your locker between classes!

If someone is bullying you, the best thing to do is to tell them to stop. You can say "stop bothering me," "don't do that," or "I don't like that." If you don't say anything, the bully will assume it is ok to continue teasing you. Next, walk away from the bully. Most importantly, let an adult know what is going on and fill out a bullying form.

At JMS I will ....
Discipline &
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!