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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

October 15, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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

Teachers ~ Please check dress code. Anyone out of dress code should be sent to Guidance. Also, check planners to make sure each student has her/his planner and not someone else's planner. THANKS!

Students may not wear shorts and capris. Only long pants may be worn. Also, you may only wear a short-sleeved plain white t-shirt under your uniform polo shirt.

You may not wear jackets in the classroom.

Students ~ you may not chew gum at school. It is especially important that you follow this rule around technology. If you are using your laptop and are chewing gum, this is a violation of the AUP that you signed. You will be issued consequences.

On this day in 1990, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending Cold War tensions. Gorbachev went to great lengths to reach foreign policy understandings with the noncommunist world.

Main Entree: Gilardi Cheese Sticks with Dipping Sauce; Tator Tots; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

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 you go outside at lunch, you must choose an activity and stick with it. You may choose to walk and talk, football, soccer, swings, or basketball. Standing around is not a choice. You must actively participate in an activity.

Beta Club will meet today from 2:35-4PM in room 113, Mrs. Huffman's room. See Mrs. Beebe, Mrs. Huffman, or Mrs. Stearns for a petition to join.

Yearbooks go on sale today. 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.

The end of first quarter is Friday, October 24th. Make sure you're completing your assignments so those grades will reflect your good work!

Our PTC fundraiser is ongoing. The items are cookie dough, candles and butter braids. You must collect money at the time of ordering. Checks should be made payable to JMS PTC.

Teachers ~ if you have extra fundraiser forms, please send them to the office. If you need more forms, send a student to the main office later today to get more.

Tomorrow is our first skating party! It will be held at Skateland South from 6-8PM. It will cost $4 for admission and $2 for skate rental.

Friday, October 24th is our first Fun Day of the school year! Start saving your change so you'll be able to have some fun with the food and games.

• Students ~ you should drop off your PE clothes in the locker room at 7:50 AM when you enter the building.

• Students who have PE 4th block need to put their uniforms back on at the end of class. You may not leave the gym for dismissal in your gym clothes.

• Students are not allowed on the stage! The expensive stage curtains are being damaged. Stay off the stage at all times!

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.

6th Grade Boys Basketball
Congratulations to all of the 6th grade boys who made the basketball team. You have practice today from 4-5PM. Unless you are in 21st Century, you cannot stay after school. You must go home and come back at 4PM. There will be a 5PM activity bus.

There is no cheerleading practice today. We will have practice tomorrow.

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!

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