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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


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

Most people know that commercials are produced in order to get people to buy products. Did you know that companies pay to have actors eat or drink their products in movies, TV shows, and even video games as a way to promote their products? When you watch a movie, a TV show, or play a video game, see how many products you can recognize. Of course, we should all spend less time in front of the TV, computer, or playing video games so we will have fun doing other more active things and be exposed to fewer unhealthy messages about food.

Dylan B. & Krystianna S.!

Main Entree: Cheese Pizza; Meatball Subs; Yogurt
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bagel with Cream Cheese or Grab 'n Go Smoothie

Remember that you may choose the Grab 'n Go breakfast in the morning! Please be sure to throw your trash away in the trash cans. Do not throw it on the playground.

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 Ms. Small 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.

Washington, D.C. Trip Meeting
Attention 8th graders going to Washington, D.C. —
There is a mandatory parent meeting for you and your parent or guardian on Wednesday May 18th at 6PM in the JMS library. You and your parent or guardian must attend this meeting! If you have any questions, see Mr. Craner in room 117.

The new yearbooks are here! You may NOT have the yearbooks out during the school day — only before school & after school. If you have your yearbook out during class, it will be taken from you.

There is a limited number of yearbooks available for sale. Yearbooks cost $25 each. Please see Ms. Sponsler in room 123 to purchase one today!

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet today after school from 2:30-4:15PM for the last time for this school year.

IMSA will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 202 for the last time for this school year. See Mrs. Horstman or Ms. Wright if you have any questions.

WEB leaders —
Don't forget today is the day to meet with 6th graders during your lunch. Meet Mrs. Gwinn in front of the main office.

Highway to Health
Highway to Health Day is back again this year on May 31st! This year we are selling Highway to Health t-shirts. These t-shirts may be worn to school as spirit wear.

The t-shirts cost $10 each and come in heliconia pink, bright orange, kelly green, and gold. Pick up an order form from the Jaguar News.

All orders and money should be turned in to Mrs. Collier in the main office no later than Friday, May 13th.

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
Our last box top raffle drawing will be on Monday, May 16th! If you would like to be entered for a chance to win 1 of 8 certificates for snack attack, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn it in to your 1st hour teacher by Friday, May 13th.

Generations Disney 2016
Who: Boys and girls ages 5-14 years old
When: May 15th 3-5:30PM; May 16th 5:30-8PM; May 17th 5:30-8PM; May 18th 6:30-Performance at the SSHS Spring Concert
Where: Southeast High School
What: Students receive instruction in vocal & choreography sessions and perform a medley of fun songs inspired by Disney movies at the SSHS auditorium on Wednesday May 18th.
Cost: $40 per student

Contact T. Williams at twilliam@sps186.org for more information.

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.

Practice today.

3rd Annual Jaguar Classic
Come to the 3rd Annual Jaguar Classic on Friday, May 13th from 6-8PM in the JMS gym. Admission costs $3 per person.

Featured Activities:
1. 8th grade girls volleyball team vs their parents
2. 8th grade athletes will be recognized for their hard work.
3. 8th grade boys & girls basketball teams vs the Great JMS Staff
4. 8th grade boys basketball team vs the JMS Alumni

Summer Sport Camps
Be sure to check the Jaguar News by the gym for information on a variety of summer sport camps.

Have a great day!

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