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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

February 25, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

ISATs begin Tuesday, March 4th!

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:
In 1884, this African-American woman refused to be forced out of her seat in the ladies section of the train. She sued the railroad company and won $500, but the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the decision. Who was this woman?

A. Rosa Parks
B. Ida B. Wells
C. Bessie Coleman

The answer to Friday's question:
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was an African-American surgeon known today for performing an early surgery on the pericardium, repairing a knife wound with the use of sutures. He performed this surgery at Provident Hospital, July 10, 1893. He was the first surgeon to perform a successful open-heart surgery. Others attempted open-heart surgery, but their patients did not survive.

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: Mini Corn Dogs; French Fries; Glazed Carrots

Chips will be sold at the registers. Tomorrow A la Carte will be open with Mozzy Sticks!

6th, 7th, 8th Band & Jazz will have group pictures taken today. Listen to the announcements to know when to come to 122.

No J-Jazz practice today after school.

There will be practice after school today for all students involved in solo/ensemble contest. Meet in room 122 immediately after school.

Group pictures for the yearbook will be taken today. Wait to hear your group called dowon.

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!

Good luck to the 7th grade volleyball team as they begin regional competition tonight against Chatham Glenwood at 7:30PM at Grant Middle School. All players need to be at Grant at 6:30PM. You must provide your own ride to and from the game. There will NOT be a bus!

Congratulations to the classes that made it to the championship round of the African-American Heritage Bowl!

6th grade: Mrs. Beebe vs. Mrs. Huffman
8th grade: Ms. Wells' 3rd hour vs. Ms. Wells' 5th hour

Jerry Lambert, news anchor from Channel 20, will host the championship round on Friday. Good luck to all teams!

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