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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 12, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


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

Final Exam Schedule
Tuesday ~ Math Exams
Thursday ~ Science/History Exams
Friday ~ Make Up Exams

Don't let the color of the product trick you. Brown bread may not be made from whole-wheat flour. It could be colored to look brown. Check the ingredient label for "whole wheat" or "whole grain" as one of the first ingredients.

While some people make the mistake of thinking that whole grain breads and pasta are fattening, that's really not true. Unlike refined grains, whole grains take longer to chew and can make you feel full so that you stop eating before you eat too much.

Ask for whole grains when you go out to eat. You can get brown rice in many Chinese restaurants. Many restaurants offer whole grain breads and tortillas, and you may even be able to find a whole-wheat pizza crust. Just asking makes restaurants know that people want to eat more whole grains.

Benjamin V.!

Main Entree: Chicken Enchiladas; Cheeseburgers
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.

Thank to those of you who picked up an AVID application. If you have an application, please complete the application along with the teacher recommendation form attached, and please return it to Mrs. Lott or Ms. Petty in room 222 by Thursday, January 14th. We look forward to you turning in your application!

Show Choir
Show choir will meet after school today from 2:30-4PM in room 122. See Ms. Harrison if you have any questions.

Washington, D.C. Fundraiser Info
8th graders going to Washington, D.C.:
Fundraiser donuts will be at JMS Friday, January 15th, by 7:15AM.

WEB Leaders:
Please meet promptly at 2:35PM in room 214 today for the activity.

6th Graders:
If you signed up for today's after-school WEB activity, please come to room 214 with all of your things right after the 2:30PM bell.

High School Preview Night
High School Preview Night will be held at all SPS high schools this evening from 6-7PM.

8th graders ~ You should attend the preview night at the high school you are scheduled to attend in the fall.

Our next IMSA meeting will be today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 202. See Ms. Wright or Mrs. Horstman if you have any questions.

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.

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.

Box Tops 4 Education
Way to go JMS! We have been doing a great job collecting BoxTops. Thank you to everyone who has turned them in, your names will stay in the raffle. There will be another drawing in January so keep collecting those box tops!

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' Volleyball
7/8th grade HOME games today against GMS beginning at 3:30PM. 8th grade will place 1st so 8th graders may attend HS Preview Night from 6-7PM tonight.

Boys' Basketball

Have a great day!

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