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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

May 1, 2009

Friday, May 1, 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!

Cody S., Jeremiah O., Karen S., Megan C., and Cassandra N.!

Since ancient times, May Day has been a traditional holiday celebration. Spring festivals and Maypoles are common on May Day. The Maypole is a tall pole that is covered with streamers, flowers, and other decorations of Spring. People grab hold of a streamer and dance around the pole to ward off Old Man Winter. Happy May Day!

We will be having a practice tornado drill today. Please listen for instructions.

Main Entree: BBQ Riblets; Au Gratin Potatoes; Green Beans
Monday's Breakfast: Pancakes-on-a-Stick

6th graders are not to leave the cafeteria until the clock above the A - K sign reads 12:10PM. If behavior does not improve, we will start dismissing students by tables.

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

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.

Attendance is important for success! This week was a grade level competition. Each grade level that had 91% or above attendance rate for the week was to have received a treat at lunch. Unfortunately, none of the three grade levels attained that goal.

Starting Monday teams will be keeping track of your attendance. This means you must attend school all day Monday-Friday, May 4-8. You will be eligible to wear jeans on Friday. If you wear jeans and you've been absent, you will receive a dress code violation which means Mrs. Lawrence or Mrs. Gordy will call your parents to bring you pants. No holes in jeans, no sagging ~ you must wear appropriate jeans. We're going to try this for one week and if you comply, we'll try it again next week. 

Yearbooks will be on sale for $25 starting Monday, May 4th. 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.

We will be reviewing classroom and BIST expectations during 1st and 2nd blocks on Tuesday. The deans and assistant principals will also be reviewing the cafeteria and playground expectations.

How would you like to win $300? Here's how ~ enter the District 186 Student Video Contest. Use your own time, equipment, and ideas to make a movie and enter the contest. See Mrs. Snyder for details if you are interested.

What: JMS Garage Sale
When: Saturday, May 30th
Time: 8AM-1PM
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.

This Friday come to The Lounge for Open Mic Night. This is just for teens. You could win $50 for the best poem, song, rap, or spoken word dealing with HIV/AIDS, STD/STIs, drug/alcohol prevention, or other public health issues affecting teens. Where? The Holy Ground from 7-11PM.

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!

If you purchase an 8th grade t-shirt, you may wear it through the end of the school year on Friday's only. If you decorate your 8th grade t-shirt or have others sign your shirt, you will NOT be allowed to wear it.

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.

Congratulations to Mrs. Frechette and the 7th grade Health students from Ms. Mitchelle on their successful trip to visit LLCC! She was very pleased with your behavior, your attentiveness, and the organization.

Congratulations to Mrs. Lawrence and the UIS mentor students on their successful trip to UIS yesterday! Everyone was showing their Jaguar PRIDE!

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

Fun Day will be held Friday, May 15th. More information will be posted in the next few days!

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