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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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


On this day in 1865, slavery was abolished in the United States. The 13th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. This amendment stated that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."


Main Entree: Chili Cheese Dogs; Au Gratin Potatoes; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Hashbrowns; Cinnamon Glazed Toast; Poptarts

No a la carte for 7th grade students until after winter break because of poor behavior.

Please pay all charges!

Please remember to take a jacket with you to lunch. It is getting cold outside and you are not allowed to go back to your locker after you eat.

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

Students ~ You must sit on the correct side of the cafeteria. Lunch detentions will be given if you are on the wrong side!

When we have outside days during the winter months, please leave the snow and ice on the ground. If you choose to throw snow, you will receive an after-school detention. Leave the snow on the ground!

When we have an inside lunch day, you must be quiet in the halls. Please be respectful and considerate of those who are in class at that time.

All coats, gloves and hats must be removed upon entering the building and must be stored in your locker. You may go to your locker before school, before and after lunch, and after school.

You must enter the building through the proper door. 6th grade students enter through the cafeteria doors. 7th grade students enter through the main lobby doors. 8th grade students enter through the gym lobby doors. Please follow the proper procedure!

Please be very careful when waiting for your bus at your bus stop. Do not stand in the street. For your safety, stand only on the sidewalk.

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

7th/8th grade girls volleyball ~ practice today from 5-6:30PM; you must provide a ride both ways; enter through the gym doors

6th grade girls volleyball ~ tryouts today from 2:30-4PM; this is the last day of tryouts; you may attend even if you didn't attend the last session of tryouts

Our winter dance will be held tomorrow from 2:30-4PM. Admission will be $3. Tickets will only be sold in advance during lunch periods today and tomorrow. No tickets will be sold at the door. You must wear your school uniform. You may not change clothes after school.

Beta Club will sell Candy Grams in the lobby during all lunch shifts all this week. Send a friend a candy gram for 25ยข.

Students serving after-school detentions should go directly to detention. You should be there by 2:35PM or you will be considered tardy. You may not go outside and come back in. You may not go to the vending machines before detention. No congregating in the halls!

Your attendance and behavior at JMS each day is important. We will reward every student who has perfect attendance and no Buddy Room visits. We start keeping track today and will end on Monday, December 22nd. On December 23rd we will reward everyone who qualified by being here every day but had no Buddy Room visits.

It is very important that you come to school everyday! Come to school and be prepared to learn each and every day of the school year. We need to maintain at least a 90% attendance rate for meeting AYP.

Attendance Report for the Previous Day of School
6th Grade - 165 Present - 94% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 155 Present - 89% Attendance Rate

The Sister Cities Association of Springfield is offering a unique travel opportunity to Japan for any student who will be 14 years old by September 1, 2009. There is an informational meeting at Lincoln Library on Tuesday, December 9th at 7PM for interested individuals. Applications are being accepted now. The application deadline is February 28, 2009. See Mrs. Nelson for more information.

Don't forget to turn in your PRIDE cards for prizes!

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

Student behavior has become a concern. Our expectation is for you to respect yourself, others and property. Respecting yourself means using your inside voices in the school, no loud talking, no loud laughing, etc. Respecting others means walking on the right side of the halls, no running through the halls, no pushing and shoving, etc. Respecting property is not throwing papers on the floor, keeping your lockers orderly, and taking care of your textbooks.