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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


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

Nakiyah S.!

Main Entree: Macaroni & Cheese; Chicken Patty on Bun
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pancake & Sausage 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.

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 after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the library.

Science & History Night
3 …. 2 …. 1…. We are blasting off for History and Science Night! Join us on "The Great Space Race" to sequence some facts about space, figure out what to pack to take to the moon, make galaxy gal, and work on your rocket ship construction skills.

Science & History Night will be held tomorrow evening rom 5:30-7PM. Come join in the fun!

Winter Book Challenge
More students have completed the challenge! Congratulations to Lindsay P. & Ruth D.! The last day for the Winter Book challenge will be March 6th. Be sure you have your book log turned in by 2:30PM on March 6th.

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

Book Club
Book club will meet today after school in Mrs. Sullivan's room, room 123. All book club members are invited to this celebration!

Science Fair Club
Science fair club will meet after school tomorrow in room 209 with Mrs. Franklin.

Box Tops 4 Education
For the rest of this school year, there will be a drawing once a month for a free lunch with a friend. How do you get entered into this raffle, you ask? All you have to do is fill out your "dollar" form with 10 unexpired box tops. For every dollar of box top labels that is turned in, you will receive an entry into the free lunch raffle. Fill in 2 of the "dollar" forms and you receive 2 entries. Turn in 5 "dollar" forms you get 5 entries into the raffle. You can get a "dollar" form from your teacher, or there will be extras in Jaguar News. Make sure you put your first and last name and your first hour teacher's name on the form.

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 Thursday after school for girls and 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!