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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

December 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 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 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians and went aboard three British tea ships anchored in Boston Harbor. They dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. The tea was worth around $18,000. The colonists were protesting the Tea Act of 1773. This midnight raid is known as The Boston Tea Party.

Main Entree: Soft Tacos; Mexican Rice
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cheese Omelets

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!

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

Yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $23. Bring a check made payable to Jefferson Middle School or cash to Mr. Battles in the main office to place your order.

6th grade volleyball ~ tryouts Thursday from 2:30-4PM

7th/8th grade boys basketball ~ game here today against Franklin Middle School; game here Wednesday against Grant Middle School

Cheerleaders ~ meet in Ms. Eastwood's room right after school today

7th/8th grade girls basketball ~ The following girls need to turn in their uniforms:
Kala W.
Aryanna W.
Meaghan M.
Megan G.
Hannah B.
Samantha S.
Brionna T.

Our winter dance will be held Friday, December 19th from 2:30-4PM.

• The results of the food drive are in! JMS collected almost 1,000 food items. Thanks to all who supported this effort!

Mrs. Beebe's Class: 274 cans
Ms. Nicholas' Class: 192 cans
Mrs. Huffman's Class: 170 cans

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

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 - XXX Present - XX% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - XXX Present - XX% 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