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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

May 12, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

Remember: It is not ok to disrupt class. It is not ok to be hurtful to others!

Keep your hands, feet & other objects to yourself!

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

Main Entree: Spicey Chicken Patties; Broccoli Cheese Rice
A la Carte: Pretzels & Rice Krispy Treats

Students ~ when you are in the cafeteria for breakfast, you must eat. You may not just sit there and socialize!

Crystal Light packages are not allowed in the classrooms! They are not to leave the cafeteria.

When the 5 minute bell rings in the morning, you are to go to your 1st hour class. Many students are loitering in the halls long after the 8AM bell rings. The tardy policy will be enforced for all hours of the day and for all classes. THIS INCLUDES GYM CLASSES.

When you have received a 6th tardy, you will face an out-of-school suspension. That suspension will result in you not being eligible for the end-of-the-year field trips!

All 8th grade girls who will be attending Southeast next year and are interested in playing basketball should attend a mandatory player and parent meeting Wednesday at 6:30PM in the SE gym.

Attention 7th grade students: All WEB applications must be turned in to Ms. Peifer or Ms. Swaggerty by the end of the day today. No late applications will be accepted.

Dress rehearsal will be tomorrow after school. Bring all props, music, and clothes that you plan to wear. If you are not riding the activity bus, your ride MUST be here by 4PM.

Tickets for the talent show will be on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. This is the only time you will be able to buy tickets. Tickets are $2.

Congratulations to the JMS track team! The following students will be competing at the State track meet this week-end in East Peoria. Good luck!
Marcus M.
Shawnise S.
Cierra M.
Darius B.
Demontre B.
Kenny W.
Matt D.
Alesia S.
Jasmine B.
Kiaia G.
Adrianna C.
April S.
Ember F.
Shirley J.
Sinclair L.

• There is track practice today for the athletes going to the State track meet.

• Track uniforms should be cleaned, folded and returned to either Coach Blunk or Coach Taylor this week. Please put them in a bag with your name on them if you are not giving them directly to the coaches.

To commemorate National Minority Health Month, the Springfield Urban League, Inc. is sponsoring a public service announcement (PSA) contest for all Springfield middle school students. Participating students will create a public service announcement to communicate positive messages to their peers on various public health issues. The students are to use their creativity to educate, inspire, and motivate their peers to take action on important public health issues. The announcement can be in the form of a poster, video, or audio. All JMS students are encouraged to participate.

For more information and to get an entry form, see Mrs. Lawrence in the guidance office. All entries must be submitted to the Urban League by May 16, 2008.

Friday, May 16th, is the 8th grade dance. Only JMS 8th grade students may attend this dance. We will have a cook-out beginning at 5:30PM. The dance will continue until 8PM. Admission is free!

The 8th grade dance committee will meet tomorrow at lunch in room 116. See Mrs. Snyder in the morning to get a pass. Eat your lunch first, then come to the meeting.

Thursday, May 15th, will be an 11AM dismissal due to a teacher workshop in the afternoon.

Honors Night will be held Wednesday at 7PM at Southeast High School.

Students need to start turning in money for the end of the year field trips!

This is a reminder to ALL students to keep their hands to themselves while at school.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings!

Hallway behavior is very important. If you run, hit, curse, etc. in the halls, you will receive an after-school detention for 1 1/2 hours. You will also receive one if you roam the halls during class time.

BIST ~ Teachers are only going to redirect you once! After that, if you do not follow proper classroom procedures, you will be asked to move to the "Safe Seat" in the classroom. Please move to the Safe Seat without arguing. There will be consequences for being sent out of the classroom to a Buddy Room or Recovery.

If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat and you refuse, you will receive at least 2 after-school detentions!

Guest teachers are aware of our BIST procedures. Please respect our guest teachers.

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