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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

February 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

ISATs begin Tuesday, March 4th!
Attendance is very important! There will be a reward dance during 7th hour on Thursday, March 20th, for all students who had perfect attendance during ISAT week.

Black History Month began on February 1. Each day you will be given a multiple-choice question to answer. If you know or research the answer during the day, place the answer on a half sheet of paper with your first and last name along with your first hour teacher's name. Students who have the correct answer will receive a small prize in honor of their knowledge.

You must have your answer in the mailbox by the library door by 8AM the following morning before the question's answer is give on the announcements. If all the required information is not on the half sheet of paper, no prize will be awarded.

Today's question:
On this day in 1897, a singer who was the first African-American to sing with the New York Metropolitan Opera Company was born. Who was this person?

A. Marian Anderson
B. Roland Hayes
C. Bessie Smith

The answer to Tuesday's question:
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the Father of Black History, said these words to inspire young men and women.

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is your best."

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!

Do you know what Jefferson's schoolwide instructional focus is? Ask your teachers!

TEACHERS: Please check dress code this morning. Any student who has a dress code violation should be sent to room 110, the Guidance Office. Students will receive detentions for being out of dress code.

7th graders who have PE 1st hour: you must come to school in dress code and then change into your PE clothes!

Main Entree: Vegetable Beef Soup; Tator Tots; Garlic Bread

A la Carte will be open!

No Beta Club meeting today ~ Mrs. Stearns is ill.

No J-Jazz practice this week! The next rehearsal will be a week from tomorrow.

Full 6th grade band today during 6th hour.

Track practice begins Wednesday, March 5th. You need three things to be eligible to run track:
1. a current physical
2. signed and completed athletic form
3. proof of insurance
You need to be dressed properly — no jeans or school clothes — and ready to run immediately after school in the gym.

Come join us for an evening of fun and bowling on March 2nd at Laketown Lanes from 8 - 10:45PM. The cost will be $13 for shoe rental and unlimited bowling. Don't worry about the late hour - you won't have school the next day because of the Casimir Pulaski holiday. Don't miss out on the excitement!

All Southeast Health and Science Academy applications should be turned in to Mrs. Lawrence by the end of the day today.

Attention all 8th grade students who will be attending Lanphier High School next year ~ Preview night has been rescheduled and will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6:30PM in the LHS Commons.

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