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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Remember ~ your day is what you make it. Let's make it a good one!

Happy birthday to .......
Crystal H., Bryce T., Jewel C., Barren T., Victoria C., & Terry W.!

Main Entree: Italian Pasta Bake; Garlic Bread; Corn Dogs; Corn
Monday's Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Nooks & Kindles may NOT be brought to school.

Keep your hands to yourselves!

Restroom passes must remain in your planner. Any restroom pass sheet that is torn out of a planner will NOT be valid.

Please bring your PE clothes to the locker room before school between 7:50 & 8AM only on Mondays or Tuesdays. Take home PE clothes on Fridays only and put them in your hall locker only at assigned times ~ before/after school & before/after lunch.

Please remember to be quiet in the halls especially during lunch shifts.

Please be sure to check the "Jaguar News" bulletin board in the main lobby for important information.

Please remember to tuck in your shirts and to wear a solid color dark belt with your slacks/shorts. No neon color polo shirts are allowed. No gray or green shorts or pants are allowed. Please do NOT roll up your pant legs. No jackets or vests may be worn in the classroom. You may not wear rubber wristbands/bracelets, bandanas, hats, or gloves. Please keep your accessories to a minimum.

Please remember to get to class on time. No more tardies!

Please do not share your combination with a friend. If you are having trouble opening your locker, ask an adult for help. Also, do not leave your locker "set" to open.

Gum is not allowed at JMS!

No food is allowed on buses. You may have a water bottle.

Snack Attack
Snack Attack will only be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

High School Deans to Visit JMS
Attention 8th graders: The high school deans will be here to visit on Monday to discuss high school courses & classes with you. Bring your questions!

Scholastic Bowl
Scholastic Bowl t-shirt order forms are now available in room 213. Team members need to stop by Ms. Grace's room to place your order today. You do NOT need money today.

JMS Library Bookmark Contest
If you are interested in entering a bookmark into the JMS Library Bookmark Contest, please turn in your bookmark to Mrs. Groesch before 2:30PM on Friday, January 31st. Be sure your name is on the back of the bookmark and remember, your bookmark must have the word "READ" written on it. If you need more information about the contest, please read the poster located outside the library doors or see me for a rules handout. Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 6th.

Science Fair
Don't forget ~ Science Fair will be held on Tuesday! Students will stand next to their projects and present them from 5:30-6:00. Around 6:00 we will move to the gym for awards.

Student of the Month Breakfast
Student of the Month breakfast will be held on Friday, January 31st at 7:30AM.

2nd Quarter Honor Roll Breakfast
2nd quarter Honor Roll breakfast will be held for students on Friday, February 7th.

BoxTops 4 Education
Congratulations to Ms. Goss-Rodgers' class for collecting the most BoxTops and congratulations to the entire 6th grade for collecting the most for 2nd quarter! Rewards will be given this month. Keep collecting and turn them in to your homeroom teachers.

Announcing….. The Jefferson Middle School 2013-14 Standard Yearbook is on sale for $20.00! New this year is the opportunity to purchase a value package!

Package A is on sale for $27 and includes: Yearbook, Zoom Current Events Insert, Personalized Cover with Student's Name Printed in Foil, Autograph Insert and Yearbook Stickys.

Package B is on sale for $25.75 and includes: Yearbook, Zoom Current Events Insert, Personalized Cover with Student's Name Printed in Foil, and Autograph Insert.

Package C is on sale for $24.50 and includes: Yearbook, Zoom Current Events Insert, and Personalized Cover with Student's Name Printed in Foil!

Package D is on sale for $21.50 and includes: Yearbook and the Zoom Current Events Insert.

Order your copy Today!

2 Ways to Order:
Return Form & Payment to Mrs. Collier in the main office or place your order online at http://www.ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook ID code: 10667714

Box Tops for Education
Keep turning in your box tops!


City Tournament will be held January 23-25 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center with games beginning at 6PM & 8PM.

• Presale tickets are $5 for adults and students & $6 if purchased at the PCCC.
• Doors will open at 5:15PM.
• Wanding procedures will be in effect prior to entry each night.
• You must wear appropriate clothing — no lewd, obscene, or vulgar shirts or shirts that promote inappropriate or illegal behavior.
• Hats must be worn with the bill facing forward at all times.

If you misbehave at City Tournament, there will be severe consequences. Let's all go & have a great time supporting our high school basketball teams!

Please remember to follow all school rules & to show proper sportsmanship when attending a school sporting event. If you are removed from an event, whether at JMS or another school, you may be banned from attending any future extra-curricular events for the remainder of the school year.

If you have been sent to a Buddy Room, you may NOT attend the basketball game. This applies to players and cheerleaders too!

7th Grade Boys' Basketball
Practice today from 2:30-4PM.
Regional games begin on Saturday. See the JMS website for more information.

6th Grade Girls' Volleyball
Practice today from 5:30-7PM.
Your games tomorrow are at 8AM & 8:45AM at Washington Middle School against Lincoln Magnet School.

SHS Cheer Clinic
The SHS cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Youth Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, February 1st from 9AM-12PM in the SHS annex and new gym. Registration forms must be received by Friday, January 24th to ensure participants receive a t-shirt. They are also selling previous years' cheerleading uniforms for $10 per garment. All Pre-K through 8th grade future SHS cheerleaders are welcome! Any questions, contact head coach Nora Povse at npovse@sps186.org or at 525-3100, extension 155. Forms can be found in the Jaguars News area of the main lobby.

SSHS Kiddie Poms Camp
Who: Any student pre-K through 8th
What: Cool opportunity to learn a routine & dance with the SSHS Poms
Where: Southeast Gym
When: February 1st from 9AM-12PM
Cost: $20 participation fee includes workshop, t-shirt, snack, & game entrance for camper

Registration forms are available in the Jaguar News in the school's main lobby. Registration deadline is January 21st. Forms must be returned to Karmen Goodrich at SSHS. Checks should be made payable to Southeast High School.

Have a great day!

At JMS I will ....
Discipline &
to show my Jaguar PRIDE!