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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 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 1874, Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois received a patent for his invention. What did he invent? Barbed Wire!

Main Entree: BBQ Riblets; French Fries; Cole Slaw; Mixed Vegetables
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancakes-on-a-Stick

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!

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.

IMSA will meet today after school in room 206.

Teachers ~ please have your 2nd quarter progress report grades entered by noon on Tuesday.

7th/8th grade girls basketball ~ The girls ended their season with a 4 point loss against GMS. Shirley J. scored 4 points; Megan G. scored 8 points; and Jordyn S., Sage S., & Kayla G. each scored 2 points. Congratulations on a good season!

7th/8th grade volleyball ~ Tryouts will be the week of December 1st-5th from 2:30-4PM. 7th grade will be Monday & Tuesday. 8th grade will be Wednesday & Thursday. Friday's times will be announced later.

There will be an open gym Tuesday, November 25th, from 5-6:30PM for any 7th or 8th grade girls wanting to tryout for volleyball. This is not mandatory. You may not stay after school. You must go home at 2:30PM and then return at 5PM prepared to plaly. Your ride must be here to pick you up on time!

Please support the Salvation Army Canned Food Drive! Win a pizza party for your class! The class that brings in the most food per student wins. Start bringing your canned goods and non-perishable items on December 1st. Take them to your 1st hour teacher unless you have a 1st hour elective class. We will be accepting canned goods through December 15th.

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 - 148 Present - 87% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 162 Present - 92% Attendance Rate

If you have moved, please be sure to give all of your new information to Mrs. Frye in the Guidance Office.

Students ~ Please be mindful of getting to class on time. do not dilly dally around in the hall. You have 3 minutes to hurry to class. You are not allowed to go to your locker between classes. If you are dropping off your computer before going to lunch, you are not allowed to go to the cafeteria early. Stay in that classroom until the dismissal bell rings.

The PTC butter braids and candles are scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, November 25th after school.

No passes should be issued during class time! If students are found in the hallway, they will be escorted back to your room.

Don't forget to turn in your PRIDE cards for prizes! There will be another "Out of the Blue" day next week.

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