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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Monday, October 29, 2007

October 29, 2007

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!

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

ALERT!!!! Everyone should be wearing long pants to school. Capris will no longer be allowed to be worn until the spring.

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.

Girls may not wear camisoles under their uniform shirts. The only thing that can be worn under a uniform shirt is a plain white t-shirt that is tucked in!

Hoodies may not be worn in class!

Students ~ you must wear shoes in the classroom and in the halls!

Main Entree: Grilled Chicken Sandwich; Au Gratin Potatoes; Mixed Vegetables

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed Toast

All food and drink must be kept in the cafeteria. It does not go outside! When you leave the cafeteria, you must go directly outside.

6th grade band Tuesday: 1st hour ~ woodwinds; 2nd hour ~ all brass

J-Jazz will practice after school today in room 122.

• 6th grade boys had their first game on Saturday. Although they were defeated by Franklin Middle School, they played a tough game. Malik P. was B team's high scorer with 4 points. A team high scorers included Willard H. with 7 points and Tyland H. with 5 points. Great job!

• 6th grade girls' basketball teams played FMS. The B team played a close game but lost 10-14. Kayla G. was our high scorer with 4 points. The A team was also defeated. Shirley J. had 4 points and Annisha B. had 4 points. Great effort ladies!

• 6th grade girls' basketball teams will have basketball practice tomorrow, Tuesday, after school until 4PM.

Now that the 7th grade students have their MacBooks, there have been several questions about CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. Students may not use audio CDs or DVDs on their computers. Computer use is to be for instructional purposes. Flash drives may not be used because they can expose the laptops and our network to viruses and other problems.

Your laptop bag must be carried with the strap across your chest even if it is empty!

The Halloween dance has been re-scheduled for November 9th. You will be able to wear your costume to the dance. If you have had 3 or more "buddy room" visits or if you have been suspended during this month, you will not be able to attend the dance.

Jefferson is participating in the Soldiers' Angels Pennies for Heroes campaign. There will be a container on the snack cart. Please bring your change and help us out.

This is a reminder to ALL students that it is NOT okay to hit or kick others outside, in the hallways, or in the classrooms before, during, and after the lunch hours or school hours! Any behavior that threatens the safety and well-being of another student will not be tolerated at Jefferson. Games in which a group of students target individuals, such as "mosh pit," may be considered bullying or group intimidation and disciplined accordingly. We are counting on all students to show respect by keeping their hands and feet to themselves while outside and in the hallways, today and for the remainder of the school year.

• Students — when guests, administrators, or other teachers enter the classroom, please continue with your lesson. Do not speak to or call out to the visitors, just keep working and paying attention to your teacher.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings! A 3rd tardy will result in 2 full administrative lunch detentions. A 4th tardy will result in an after-school detention. Once you are in the classroom, you must stay in the classroom. If you need a drink or need to use the restroom, go before you enter your next class.

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 must be removed from a classroom that has a "guest" teacher, you will receive a minimum of 2 after-school detentions!

The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their prizes in the main office after school:
Andrianna Allen
Jake Kniery
Akeem Rice
Samantha Schrock
Sean Taylor
Mark Hawkins
Robert Jones
Eugene Berry
Deon James

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property