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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015


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

Xavion C. & Conner M.!

Main Entree: Baked Chicken or Turkey; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
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.

You may NOT tuck your pant legs into your socks.

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.

PSP Sign-Sational Club
There will NOT be sign language club today or tomorrow. Stop by room 121 for an application to participate. This must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. See Mrs. Hines if you have any questions.

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet in the library on Tuesdays & Thursdays after school!

Movie Night
Join us Thursday, February 26th from 5:30-7:30PM. We will be watching the movie Selma Lord Selma. There will be prizes, food and discussion time after the movie.

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 if you have any questions or need an application.

Order your JMS yearbook now! Order forms are available in the Jaguar News, from room 219 or during your lunch shift in the lobby.

T-Shirt Sales
JMS t-shirt & sweatshirt orders will be taken once again. All orders & money should be turned in by the end of the day on March 3rd. You can find an order form in the Jaguar News.

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.

Pasta for Pennies
What a successful Pasta for Pennies Campaign this year!! We raised almost $250 more than last year. I am so proud of the students and staff here at JMS! This year's total donation will be $666.20! We have several winners to announce:

Ugliest Tie was a tie between Mrs. Lott and Ms. Orama.
Several students who participated in the baby photo contest will receive snack attack coupons in first hour.

Classroom winners:
5th place- Mr. Gass $45.68
4th place- Mrs. Beebe $64.92
3rd place winning donuts in class- Mrs. Flannigan/Sullivan- $83.25
2nd place also winning donuts in class- Mrs. Goss-Rodgers $101.87
1st place winner of the Olive Garden lunch- Mrs. Horstman $107.50

Great job everyone! Also thanks to all the teachers and staff who helped in many ways!

21st Century
The 21st Century after-school program is slated to begin on Monday. Applications and cover letters can be found in the Jaguar News, Guidance Office, and with your 1st hour teacher. Completed applications can be turned in to your 1st hour teacher or to Mrs. Walton. This is a free program.

All boys who are participating in the EMBODI program ~ You will meet on Saturday morning at 9AM at St. John's Church. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Lott.

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.

Girls on the Run
All Girls on the Run applications should be turned in to Mrs. Hines as soon as possible. Your fee needs to be turned in by the end of the day tomorrow. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Hines in room 121.

Track tryouts will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd for girls and Thursday, March 5th for boys. Participants need to bring running clothes and shoes on the tryout dates. All participants need to have a sports' physical on file with the school before tryouts. There will be a sign up sheet for all interested athletes outside the cafeteria today. You must put your name on the list so that we can check eligibility and physicals. Please direct any question to Mr. Blunk in room 215 or Ms. Guerrero in room 110.

Have a great day!

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