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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

May 7, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 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!

Main Entree: Gilardi Cheese Sticks with Sauce; French Fries
A la Carte: open for 6th & 7th grade only; Pretzels; Cheese Sauce; Chips; Drinks

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels
Tomorrow's Lunch: Popcorn Chicken

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.

No track practice today!

There will be practice Thursday for the athletes that will be running at sectionals. You must be at practice in order to run in the sectionals.

If you are not in an after-school activity, you may not ride an activity bus.

Teachers ~ you must remain with and supervise your after-school students until all have been picked up or are on an activity bus.

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!

• Combined band practice today during 6th hour.
• J-Jazz ~ There is a change in dress for tonight! Wear khaki pants, shorts, or capris and get a t-shirt from Mrs. Charneski. No dresses will be worn tonight!
• Band & choir students ~ Don't forget the concert tonight! Get your permission slips turned in for the field trip Friday.

Please remind your parents that they are to pick students up and drop students off on the 14th Street side of the school. No one should be picking up or dropping off on Allis Street.

If you have moved recently, please tell Mrs. Frye. She needs this information before the end of the year.

Please turn in all of your fundraiser money to Mrs. Stearns. There is a meeting today after school. Bring your permission slips for the trip and your service hours.

Any 8th grade boy interested in playing basketball at Southeast High School next school year may attend open gym on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6PM.

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.

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