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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

October 8, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 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 1871, legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary barn and started the Great Chicago Fire. Others say that humans or even a comet may have been responsible for the 2-day fire that left four square miles of Chicago in ruins.

Main Entree: Chicken & Noodles; Tator Tots; Corn
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.

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.

School pictures will be taken tomorrow morning during 1st block. Students must wear their uniform. Students must bring picture money and the order form if they want to order pictures.

The September Student of the Month lunch will be held Friday in the library during your regular lunch shift.

• 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.

All 6th grade physicals are due now! Please get them in to the office as soon as possible.

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 School Day
6th Grade - 152 Present - 89% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 160 Present - 88% Attendance Rate

7th & 8th Grade Students ~ In order for you to be able to use your laptop, your AUP form must be signed and turned in to Mrs. Gephart. Forms can be found on the door of room 116 and in the Guidance Office.

Fundraiser items were delivered last week. If you did not receive all of your order or received extra items, please see Ms. Nelson or Mrs. P. in the main office. Grand prizes will be delivered soon!

Cross Country
There will be a cross country meet today at 4:15PM at Lincoln Park.

Girls Basketball
The next 7th & 8th grade girls basketball game will be held tomorrow at JMS at 3:30PM.

There will be practice today. Meet in room 117 immediately after school.

6th Grade Boys Basketball
6th grade boys will have basketball tryouts today and Friday from 4-5PM. You have to attend both tryouts to be considered for the team. Please come dressed in gym clothes and tennis shoes. There will be a 5PM activity bus. You may not stay after school until time for tryouts unless you are already enrolled in the 21st Century after-school program!

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