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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014


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

Happy birthday to .......
Kaliyah W. & Taqueria S.!

Main Entree: Tacos; Chicken Strips; Green Beans
Wednesday's Breakfast: Pancakes-on-a-Stick

Lunch Activities
Every Wednesday, we will have the following inside activities:
• Reading Room in the library
• Game Room for educational board games
• Educational TV programming in the cafeteria

Outside activities every day will include:
• Walk 'n Talk
• Basketball
• Football
• Soccer
• Playing on the playground equipment

Everyone will be expected to actively participate in one of these activities.

Teal & aqua are not acceptable uniform shirt colors.

You may NOT wear shirts or sweatshirts with signatures all over them.

Earbuds/headphones must be out of your ears before you enter the building. If you do not, a staff member may take them from you and place them in the main office tagged with your name for pick up later.

Gentlemen ~ Please NO sagging of pants or shorts! If you have belt loops on your shorts or pants, you must wear a belt.

Walkers must arrive at school by 7:45AM in order to eat breakfast & have full choices of items available.

7th & 8th graders must use their assigned stairs — do not use the 6th grade hall as a shortcut!

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. You may NOT use someone else's restroom passes. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Please remember to be quiet in the halls especially during lunch shifts in the 6th grade hall.

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

Please remember to get to class on time. In the mornings, you should not be going into other classrooms to visit with your friends. Come in, go to your locker, get your supplies, go directly to your class!

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. Do NOT share your locker with anyone. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Gum is not allowed at JMS!

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

You may NOT use the hall passes that are in your planner — X them out. You may only use the restroom passes.

Binders & textbooks should NOT be left in the halls or on tables in the halls. These are your responsibility. You must put them in your locker when you are not carrying them to class!

Binders must be carried to ALL classes including your electives. If you need a replacement binder, see your guidance dean.

Behavior on our activity buses needs to improve! If you cannot behave on the activity bus, you will not be allowed to ride. Your parent/guardian will have to come pick you up after your after-school activities.

Murder Mystery Family Reading Night
When: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Free Dinner Provided!
Please RSVP by November 17th.

Put on your detective caps and come out for a mystery-themed night of fun! Help your child solve the mystery using reading and writing skills! Our Scholastic Book Fair will be open for purchases this evening.

Family Movie ~ Mockingjay
If you like the movie, you'll love the book! Wear your JMS shirts and bring your family and friends. Everyone is invited to participate in the fun! We will also have a free book give-away!

Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Place: Showplace 8 ~ South Dirksen Parkway
Time: 11AM
Cost: $5 per person for admission and $4 for a kid size popcorn, drink & fruit snacks

T-Shirt Orders
T-shirt orders have been submitted to the company. The t-shirts/sweatshirts should be here in approximately 2 or 3 weeks.

Yearbook pre-sales have started! If you are interested in purchasing the 2014-15 yearbook, you can order one now for just $20. You can also purchase them online with a credit or debit card. See Ms. Goss-Rodgers in room 103 or Ms. Sponsler in room 219 for an order form.

Healthy Community Study
Over the next 3 weeks, you will all be given a Healthy Community Study to take home. If you return this form, you will win a prize and the class to have all the forms returned first will win a big class prize.

Book Challenge
Join the JMS Book Challenge! Read at least 4 books before the December 15th deadline. Fill out your book challenge reading log and return it to Mrs. Groesch in the library.

Show Choir
Show choir will practice today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 122. If you have any questions, see Ms. Harrison.

IMSA will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 202. If you have any questions, see Ms. Wright or Mrs. Horstman.

Box Tops 4 Education
We will be collecting Box Tops again this year! Please turn them in to your 1st hour teacher. Classes that collect the most have an opportunity to earn prizes.

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.

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!

Girls' Basketball
7th & 8th grade girls will have HOME games today against Quincy beginning at 4:30PM in the JMS gym.

Boys' Basketball Practice
7th & 8th grade boys will have AWAY games today against Chatham Glenwood beginning at 4:30PM in the Chatham Glenwood South Gym.

SHS Youth Cheer Clinic
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Where: Springfield High School Gym @ 101 S. Lewis Street
Time: 12:30-3:30PM ~ Check in begins at 12PM.

For registration information contact Nora Lauer at npovse@sps186.org or 525-3100 ext. 155.

Have a great day!

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