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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

December 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


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

We don't pour grease down our sinks because we would have to pay a plumber to clear the pipes. Yet if we put greasy foods down our throats, our blood vessels can clog up just like the pipes in the house.

When we put clean fuel in our bodies, our bodies & brains perform at their peak. With good fuel, we o our best thinking, do best in sports, and look the best we can.

No Jaguar Birthdays Today

Main Entree: Cheese Sticks with Sauce; Popcorn Chicken
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bagels with Cream Cheese or Peanut Butter

Cafeteria Procedure:
1. Form 2 single file lines.
2. Girls sit on the left side of the cafeteria.
3. Boys sit on the right side of the cafeteria.
4. Fill up each table.
5. Admin will dismiss you by tables when it's time to throw away your trash & go outside.
6. Clean up after yourself & push in your chair.

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

• 6th grade students will line up in the morning outside of the cafeteria doors. 7th & 8th grade students will gather on the blacktop behind the school & enter through the blacktop doors.

• Do not leave your binders or books on the floor outside of your lockers or cafeteria. Anything left on the floor will be moved to the Lost & Found.

• Be extra quiet in the halls during lunch shifts.

• In the morning, get your supplies and go directly to your 1st period. Do not wait for your friends.

• Do not share your locker with anyone. Do not share your locker combination with anyone. Be sure to spin your lock after you close your locker. Do not leave the combination set.

• Jackets & hoodies may NOT be worn in the classroom.

• Food should NOT be brought into the classroom.

• All students are expected to carry their binder to all classes including those classes after lunch.

• NO selfie sticks allowed at school.

No students may come to any of the offices during passing periods. You MUST have a pass from your teacher!

All student cell phones must be turned off and concealed during the school day or they will be taken by an administrator.

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays after school from 2:30-4:15PM.

Book Club
"Even In The Future, The Story Begins With Once Upon A Time."
Join the JMS book club! We will be reading Cinder. Anyone may join! We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:30-4PM in room 219. Snacks will be provided. After we finish the book, we will go on a field trip!

If you have any questions, see Mrs. Walls-Butler in room 112.

Show Choir
There will be show choir practice on Tuesday & Thursday this week from 2:30-4PM in room 122. See Ms. Harrison if you have any questions.

Scholastic Bowl
There will be scholastic bowl practice after school on Thursday this week from 2:30-4PM in room 103. See Mrs. Goss-Rodgers or Mrs. Flanagan if you have any questions.

Beta Club
Beta Club will meet after school on Friday this week from 2:30-4PM in room 218. See Ms. Chavours if you have any questions.

Jaguar Spirit Wear Design Contest
November 23rd through December 11th, 2015
Here is your chance to create your own Spirit Wear design. During the above time frame, design a t-shirt using words, a picture and a positive quote.


The winner will be announced during the week of December 14, 2015! The winner’s design will be featured on the next JMS spirit wear order. Have fun creating!

PE Clothes
Students are encouraged to put their PE clothes in their gym lockers in the morning! The PE locker rooms will be open everyday.

Lost Keys/Lost Glasses
If anyone has lost keys or glasses, please check with Mrs. Collier in the main office.

Library Books
If you still have an overdue library book from last school year, please find it and return it to Mrs. Groesch. If you have lost the book, please pay your fine. In the future, you will not be allowed to attend any extracurricular after school events if you do not take care of your overdue library books.

Box Tops 4 Education
Keep collecting those Box Tops! The next drawing for the special lunch will be held at the end of November.

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.

NO practice today.

Boys' Basketball
6/8th grade boys have practice tonight from 6-8PM.

Girls' Volleyball
Volleyball tryouts will be held on Saturday, December 5th.
7th grade: 8-9:30AM
8th grade: 9:30-11AM
6th grade: 11AM-12:30PM

Wear appropriate clothes and shoes. Bring water. Meet at the back gym door at JMS. See Ms. Miller if you have any questions.

SHS Youth Cheer Camp
Clinic Date & Time: Friday, December 4th from 4-6PM with registration beginning at 3:30PM

Location: Springfield High School Annex & Gymnasium

Cost: $25 non-refundable with checks made payable to SHS Cheerleading with your participant's name in the memo

What to Wear: T-shirt, shorts or pants [no jeans], tennis shoes, & socks. Hair should be pulled back.

Participants will receive a t-shirt at the clinic. The t-shirts are to be worn during the participants' performance, which will be the following Friday, December 11th at the half time of the Junior Varsity game. Game begins at 6PM & participants should arrive at that time to review their learned material.

Please contact Coach Nora Lauer with your child's registration information as soon as possible! If registration occurs after Monday, November 30th, your child will NOT be guaranteed a clinic t-shirt.

Registration forms are available in the Jaguar News section in the lobbies.

Have a great day!

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