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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 5, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015


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

No Birthdays Today

Main Entree: Mini Cheese Ravioli; Spicy Chicken Strips
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls

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.

If you have a change of address or phone number, please notify Mrs. Frye in the Guidance Office.

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.

Effective Tuesday, January 20th, students cannot be in possession of cell phones during school hours. All cell phones must be kept in lockers. If a locker is damaged and will not lock, please notify the administration.

PE Clothes
Please take all PE clothes to the locker room before school starts in the morning. If you have any questions, see Mr. Knox or Mr. Tyler.

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet every Tuesday and Thursday in the library.

21st Century
21st Century after-school program is back at JMS! The start date is Tuesday, February 17th. The program will run Monday through Thursday from 2:30-5:30PM. Pay attention for more information that will be coming soon!

Show Choir
Practice will be held today from 2:30-4PM in room 122.
If you have any questions, see Ms. Harrison.

Past for Pennies
Next week our school starts Pasta for Pennies and joins 29,000 schools nationwide in the fight against blood cancer.

You will have many chances to help raise money for this great cause. There will be a collection in your first hour class every morning beginning Monday, Feb. 9th, as well as things to buy or vote on each day next week at lunch. All money that you spend will be added to the first hour class total. The class with the most money raised by the end of the week, will get lunch provided by the Olive Garden. The second place class will receive donuts.

Valentine's Dance
When: Friday
Time: 6-8PM [Your ride must be here to pick you up at 7:45PM.]
Cost: $3.00
There will be snacks for sale, a live DJ, a photo booth, and lots of fun!

After-School Homework Help
Please see Mrs. Hopper or Mrs. Petty-Meyer if you would like to sign up for our new homework help program. You will meet after school on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30-4PM. This will be a group where you will be able to receive homework help, work on computers, and receive information on colleges and careers.

Time is running out for ordering your yearbook at the discounted $20 per book price. Starting February 16th, the price increases to $25 each. Order forms are available in the Jaguar News, from room 219 or during your lunch shift in the lobby.

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.

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!
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.

Boys' Basketball
8th team competes in the regional championship game tonight at WMS at 5:30PM against Quincy. Good luck!

Girls' Volleyball
7th & 8th grade AWAY games tonight at Taylorville at 6PM.

Have a great day!

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