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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

February 8, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.


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:
I was a track and field athlete at the University of Pennsylvania where I was a student in the School of Veterinary Medicine. I was an athlete in the 1908 Olympics and became the first African American Olympic gold medalist when I my team won a victory in the 1600-meter relay. At the age of twenty-six, I died of typhoid pneumonia. My name is ......

A. John Carlos
B. Mace Montgomery
C. John Baxter Taylor

The answer to yesterday's question:
In September 1975, Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. became the first black officer in the history of the United States military to attain 4-star full General rank. At that time he was named Commander of the North American Air Defense command (NORAD), with responsibility for all aspects of the air defense of the United States and Canada. He was also much-sought after as a public speaker and devoted considerable time to addressing youth groups, particularly minority students.

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: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Egg Salad Sandwiches; French Fries; Corn-on-the-Cob; Taco Burgers; Chili Cheese Dogs
A la Carte: Closed — chips will be sold at the registers

J-Jazz will have practice Tuesday at Southeast from 12-2PM. Bring your dance shoes! Let Mrs. Charneski know if you need a ride.

There will be a nacho sale today during the 7th & 8th grade lunch shifts. Nachos ~ $1

Be sure to show your parents the letter explaining everything. There will be prizes awarded to everyone who sells even one box of candy!

The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and have won free admission to the dance next week:
Karen Williams
Danielle Anderson
Lashontay Lloyd
Destiny Houston
Krystal Crouch
Alvin Robinson
Xavious Haynes
Qiana Anderson
Jamiesha Jones

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