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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

September 9, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 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.

On this day in 1890, Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders was born.

Main Entree: Italian Beef Sandwiches; Tator tots; Green Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed Toast & Egg Casserole

Students ~ You must sit on the correct side of the cafeteria. Lunch detentions will be given if you are on the wrong side!

Mrs. Borders and Mr. Colgren will be broadcasting discipline talks from the TV studio this morning from 9:30-10 AM. There will be time for questions.

6th grade girls will have basketball practice today from 4-5PM. Those who cannot find a ride back to the school at 4 may stay in Mrs. McCorkle's room for a study hall. You must go directly to room 101 at 2:30! There will be a 5PM activity bus.

If your parent filled out the purple form required for taking the parent training classes, he/she must come to JMS with a picture ID [drivers license] and get Ms. Nelson's signature. This is a District requirement for proof of guardianship.

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 Monday
6th Grade - 18 Absent - 89.53% Attendance Rate
7th Grade - 23 Absent - 87.57% Attendance Rate
8th Grade - 30 Absent - 84;85% Attendance Rate

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!

Planner numbers were drawn for prizes today! If you have planner number 17, 55, 112, or 237 stop by the main office after school today and pick up your prize.

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.

The Illinois State Museum Tech Academy is currently recruiting students. The program begins on Monday, September 15th and will end in March of 2009. Students will meet twice a week to explore areas of interest in the natural sciences, archaeology, and information technology at the Illinois State Museum and at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Students also go on field trip to natural areas, museums, and colleges.

Students will be selected based on their application materials, including a letter of recommendation. This is a free program. All activities, meals, snacks, transportation during field trips, and materials are provided at no cost to students or their families.

More information is available in the main office.

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