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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

October 6, 2008

Monday, October 6, 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.

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 1866, the Reno gang carried out the first robbery of a moving train in the United States. They stole over $10,000 from an Ohio & MIssissippi train in Jackson County, Indiana. Before the Reno gang did this, train robberies had taken place only on trains sitting at stations or in freight yards.

Main Entree: Spicy Chicken Sandwiches; French Fries; Mixed Vegetables
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

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 Thursday, October 9th. Students must wear their uniform.

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 Friday
6th Grade - 158 Present - 94% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 169 Present - 93% 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
The City Cross Country meet will take place today at 3:30PM at Lincoln Park. Get your friends and family members together and come support our team!

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

• On Saturday, the 6th grade girls basketball teams played Lincoln Magnet. The B team won 10-9. The A team lost 12-22. Chrisandra Y. had 10 points, Lakeia C. and Courtney B. each had 4 points, & Dearra W. and T'Ericka S. each had 2 points. Keep up the good work!

6th Grade Boys Basketball
6th grade boys will have basketball tryouts on Wednesday and Friday from 4-5PM. You have to attend both tryouts to be considered for the team.

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

JMS requires the following uniform style of dress for all students:
• 3-4 button solid color collared polo shirt in gray, yellow, white, or navy blue
• Solid crewneck sweatshirt in gray, yellow, white, or navy blue (no hood or zipper)
• Solid color pants in khaki, navy blue, or black (no denim, cargo, or sweatpants)
• No baggy clothing - pants must fit at the waist or belt
• No writing, emblems, logos, words, or numbers on clothing
Capri pants or shorts in khaki, navy blue, or black may be worn until September 30th or after April 30th. Shorts must be at the middle finger length.
• No skirts or dresses (exception - religious objection)
• Excessively long shirts must be tucked in
• The only shirt that may be worn under the uniform shirt is a tucked in short sleeved white t-shirt!

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.

After the 2:30PM dismissal bell, you must hustle on out to the buses. Once the buses leave, they cannot be called back. The buses have more routes to run for other schools after he/she finishes your route.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property