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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015


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

Randy M., Kealey B., & Jason L.!

Main Entree: Cheese or Veggie Pizza; Chicken Nuggets
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Sausage & Cheese Biscuits

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.

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.

Principal Scholar Program
Principal Scholar program with Ms. Petty-Meyer and Mrs. Hopper will meet after school today and tomorrow. Please go to room 107 immediately after school.

Science Fair Club
The member of Science Fair Club who are also in Scholastic Bowl need to meet after school today in room 209. Questions? See Mrs. Franklin.

IMSA will meet after school today in room 202. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Horstman or Ms. Wright.

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

Yearbook staff will meet after school today from 2:40-4PM in room 103. See Ms. Sponsler or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers if you have any questions.

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.

21st Century
The 21st Century after-school program is slated to begin today. 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.

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.

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. 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!