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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

September 8, 2008

Monday, September 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.

On this day in 1892, Francis Bellamy wrote The Pledge of Allegiance. It only took him 3 hours to write The Pledge in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus discovering America.

Main Entree: BBQ Riblets; French Fries; Corn
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Donut Holes

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

Thank you to all of the grandparents who came to have breakfast with their grandchild this morning. Be sure to check out the pictures in the photo gallery later today!

IMSA begins today and will be held from 2:30 - 4 PM. Please meet in room 206. There will be an activity bus at 4PM.

Everyone had a great time at the dance Friday night. Check out the pictures in the photo gallery!

6th grade girls will have basketball practice tomorrow from 4-5PM. Those who cannot find a ride back to the school at 4 may stay in Mrs. McCorkle's room [room 101] for a study hall. 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.

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!

Today is the day to turn in all of your fundraiser orders. Payment must be included with each order.

Teachers ~ please remind students to have their names on their orders, collect everything and Mrs. Johnson will come around to pick up everything. You do not have to count anything, just collect it and give it to Mrs. Johnson. Thank you!

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.

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