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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 11, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


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

Elaine B.!

Main Entree: Spicy Chicken Patty; Gilardi Cheese Sticks; Egg Salad Sandwiches
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy

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 is cancelled for Thursday!

Show Choir
Show Choir practice has been cancelled for Thursday!

Sign Language Club
If you are interested in learning sign language, come to room 121 at 2:30PM Thursday. For more information, see Mrs. Daigre-Hines in room 121.

Book Club
Book club for Selma Lord Selma will meet Thursday after school in the cafeteria from 2:30-4PM.

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!

Pasta for Pennies
JMS is participating in the Pasta for Pennies campaign 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 this week as well as things to buy or vote on each day this 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.

After-School Homework Help
6th grade students:
Would you like to be more successful in school and in life? Do you like the idea of planning and working toward your future? If so, join the Principal’s Scholar Program. We meet Monday and Tuesdays after school from 2:30 until 4pm. You will have ½ hour to complete homework. You will also explore careers and colleges using technology, set long term and short-term goals, and learn the tools for becoming successful. See Mrs. Hopper or Ms. Petty-Meyer for an application.
Applications are due on Friday, February 13th.

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 grade boys will play the sectional game tonight against Taylorville. Game starts at 6:30PM at Rochester Junior High.

Girls' Volleyball
7th & 8th grade AWAY games today at 4:30PM against Blessed Sacrament at Blessed Sacrament School.

6th grade practice today from 2:30-4PM.

Have a great day!

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