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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016


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

Wellness Wakeup Call
Have you ever had a 20 ounce soda? That's what many teens are drinking today. 50 years ago, when soda first became popular, soda was served in 6.5 ounce bottles! Ever since then, the size of sodas & of people, have continued to grow larger.

Photos & Videos
Students may NOT take photos or videos while on the school grounds. There are several JMS students who may not be photographed or videoed by law. If you are asked to stop or asked to surrender your phone, you must comply. If you do not, your parent/guardian will be called and will have to come to school.

Lockers ~ Make sure you have your locker information and combinations. Lunch interventions/detentions will be issued for those who continually come to the office. You may NOT leave your binders or book bags on the floor by your locker. If you do, your bag or binder will be taken to the lost and found by the gym.

Trash on the Playground - There is too much trash being thrown on the ground after breakfast and after lunch. If you take food items outside, you MUST place your trash in the trashcans. If the extreme littering continues, no snack items will be sold during lunches.

Hall Passes - If you are in the hallway during class time, you must have a pass or be with a supervising adult. NO exceptions!

Bathroom Passes - Remember ~ you only have 12 bathroom passes per quarter. Use them wisely. Do not walk out of class if your teacher asks you to wait.

Bryce G. & Kavaris M.!

Main Entree: Chicken Nuggets; Salisbury Steak; Cold Plates
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptarts


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.

Art Club
Art Club will be starting soon. If you're interested in joining the club this year, you can pick up an application from the Jaguar News in the main lobby or from outside room 118, the art room.

Art Club will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 2:35-4:10PM. Student applications are due by September 30th. Listen in the mornings for further information.

Yearbook forms are available! Order your 2016-17 yearbook now!

The 1st staff meeting will be held tomorrow after school from 2:30-4PM. See Ms. Sponsler if you have any questions.

Carnival of Numbers
The JMS Carnival of Numbers — Math Night — will be held on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30-7PM in the gym. This is going to be a fun-filled night of math games, prizes & food!

Please return your RSVP to your 1st hour teacher no later than Wednesday.

Student of the Month
Student of the Month breakfast will be held Friday morning in the library at 7:30AM.

Box Tops 4 Education
Once a month there will be a drawing of 8 names for a chance to win a certificate for a free item from snack attack. If you are interested in entering, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn in to your 1st hour teacher. You can get a "dollar" form from your teacher or the Jaguar News in the main lobby. Make sure you put your first and last name and your 1st hour teacher's name on the form. Please turn in "dollars" to Mrs. Beebe.

Technology Acceptable Use Policy Forms
Tech AUPs were sent home last week. This form must be signed by the student and his/her parent/guardian and returned to JMS. No technology may be used in the building until a signed form is returned. Please get those forms returned ASAP.

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 & game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports' News in the Gym Lobby.

Cross Country
Congratulations to the team on a great meet Saturday! Calvin Knight placed 8th and Anna Pinkley placed 16th. Great job!


Girls' Basketball
6th grade - Practice from 4:15-6:15PM today.

7th grade - Practice from 2:30-4PM today.

8th grade - Practice from 4:15-6:15PM today.

Boys' Basketball
6th grade - Practice from 6-8PM tonight.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 cheer squad:
McKenzie W.
Taliyah S.
Catriona W.
Briana K.
Reigqhauna S.
Mya A.
Ceianna M.
Anastasia J.
Alyssa C.
Kierra B.
Ariana F.
Chelsey G.

The first squad meeting will be held tomorrow from 2:30-4PM. If you have questions, see Mrs. Watkins in room 112.

Have a great day!

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