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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

It is never ok to be disruptive. It is never ok to be hurtful.


STUDENTS: You are not allowed in the building until the 7:50AM bell rings unless you are coming in for breakfast!

No birthdays today.

On this day in 1926, inventor Thomas Edison was asked to speak at the National Electric Light Association dinner. When he approached the microphone, he said, "I don't know what to say. This is the first time I ever spoke into one of these things. Good night."

Main Entree: Breaded Chicken Patties; Broccoli Cheese Rice; Corn-on-the-Cob
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Muffins

You must eat or drink all food before you leave the cafeteria. Nothing is allowed outside! Clean up after yourself in the cafeteria.

Nachos will be sold during all lunch shifts on Thursday for $1.

Attention all JMS students!
We need your help! Please take 30 seconds of your spare time to take a survey that is all about your favorite things. Choose your favorite sport, your favorite food, and more. The surveys are on the table in the main lobby just outside of the main office. The survey will end at the end of the day Wednesday.

Track ~ Congratulations to the following student athletes who will be representing JMS at the State track meet.
4X100 - 7th grade boys ~ Robbie C., Nick R., Keith R., Kwadjo A., Kaleb O.
4X100 - 7th grade girls ~ Ember F., April S., Nakia G., Shirley J., Charlicia W.
Long Jump & 200M Dash ~ April S.
Shot ~ Robbie C.

All track athletes ~ You need to turn in your "clean" track sweats and uniforms. Please put your uniform in a bag with your name on a piece of paper and give it to Coach Taylor, Coach Blunk, or Mrs. Borders.

Spfld Tennis Academy ~ The program is open to youths between the ages of 7 & 18 years old. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing tennis. Tennis racquets & balls are provided. Lessons begin June 2nd and end on August 6th on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-7:30PM at Southeast High School. The cost is $25 per student. Enrollment will be held on June 2nd at Southeast High School tennis courts.

2009 Lady Lions Volleyball Camp ~ This skills camp is open to anyone who will be in grades 1-6 in the fall of 2009. The camp will be held June 15th - 17th from 10AM-Noon at Lanphier High School. Registration must be returned by May 15th. Forms are available in the JMS main office.

U of I Summer Sports Camps ~ Please see Mrs. Borders for information regarding summer sports camps at the U of I in Champaign-Urbana.

Springfield Youth Football League ~ A representative from the Springfield Youth Football League will be here on May 21st. He will be talking to any 6th or 7th grade boy interested in playing football. See Mrs. Borders for registration information.

Springfield Junior Football League Registration
When: May 30th & June 13th from 11AM-4PM
Where: Kick's
Registration Fee: $85
Practice Begins: July 20th

Southeast High School will be holding auditions for the 2009-2010 "Sensations" Show Choir on Wednesday, May 20th from 3:30-6PM. Pick up an audition form from Mrs. Williams.

Clinic Workshop Dates: May 21 & 22
Time: 5-7:30PM
Tryout Date: May 23 from 9-Noon
Where: Southeast High School Gym
For more information, call 525-3130.

Attendance is important for success!

Your team of teachers will be keeping track of your attendance, tardies and Buddy Room visits from Tuesday, May 19th through Tuesday, May 26th. Your reward for having perfect attendance, no tardies and no Buddy visits will be an out of uniform day! If you are eligible, you will be allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts on Wednesday, May 27th. You will also be eligible to attend the talent show that afternoon.

In order for students to wear jeans, they must have met the following requirements:
• Students must have been present all day, every block from May 19th through
May 26th.
• Students were on time — no tardies — to school and to all classes.
• Students received NO Buddy Room visits for the week.

Congratulations to all JMS students who successfully completed this week's attendance challenge!

All library books must be returned to the library by Wednesday, May 20th. Please check your book bags, home closets and book shelf for library books. Fines will be given to students with overdue books.

The talent show will be held Wednesday, May 27th during 4th block. Attendance will be tied to an "Attendance Challenge" — make sure you're coming to school all day everyday in order to be eligible!

Talent show participants need to be practicing their acts for next weeks' talent show. If you need help getting background music, please see Mrs. Wash or Mrs. Orama. We will have a dress rehearsal next Tuesday after school.

The JMS band and choir concert will be held tonight at 6:30PM in the JMS gym. Admission is free. The concert will feature the concert band, 8th grade concert choir, and our "Sights & Sounds" show choir.

Rehearsal will begin promptly at 2:40PM after school today. Do not be late!

If you have moved recently, please tell Mrs. Frye. She will need to update her records with your new address.

Yearbooks are on sale for $25. There is a limited supply so hurry up and get yours while supplies last. You can bring payment to Ms. J-C or to the main office.

What: JMS Garage Sale
When: Saturday, May 30th
Time: 8AM-Noon
Where: JMS Gym

Tables will be available for a $25 rental fee. Any profit made at your table may be kept or donated to the school.

If you are interested in attending the YMCA Day Camp this summer, please go to the main office for more information.

DRESS CODE reminder ~ Shorts and capris may be worn now! However, no cargo capris or shorts. Shorts must come below your longest finger when you place it against your leg.

Skinny black jeans are not acceptable. No denim is allowed.

You may not wear long-sleeved shirts under your uniform polo. No jackets are to be worn in the classrooms. No string bags or purses should be carried into classrooms. Sagging pants will not be tolerated!

In addition, sweatshirts may not be worn half-on, half-off. If you choose to wear a sweatshirt, you must have it on all the way.

Nose piercings are not allowed in District 186 schools. You may not wear a nose ring, a clear spacer, or a bar, or wear a band-aid to cover the piercing. If you refuse to remove the nose ring, you will be written up, sent to the office and sent home.

Knight's trip for 6th & 7th grade - May 22nd:
Money is due now. The fee is $22.

Six Flags trip for 8th grade - May 29th:
Money is due by May 22nd. The fee is $50.

Please remember ~ there are requirements for you to be eligible for the end of the year trips to Six Flags or Knight's Action Park.

1. GRADES: passing all classes for 4th quarter
2. ATTENDANCE: 90% attendance for the school year
3. BEHAVIOR: no suspensions during 4th quarter

The May Student of the Month Lunch will be held on Thursday, May 21st during your regular lunch shift.

The 8th grade dance will be held Friday, May 22nd from 5:30-8PM. There will be a cookout before the dance. This dance is for 8th grade students only!

Hallway sweeps will continue. Be sure to get to class on time and be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.

• Keep earning those PRIDE cards and turning them in so you will be eligible for the next Out of the Blue activity.

Whenever you have a guest teacher, you are to show him/her the same respect as you would your regular teacher. The guest teacher knows the BIST procedures. If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat, you must move to the Safe Seat. If you must be removed from the classroom, you will be escorted to room 109 and issued two after-school detentions.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property