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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


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

Wellness Wakeup Call
For people who have food allergies, sharing food with friend can be risky. A friend's sandwich may look good, but if it has something you are allergic to, it could make you feel very sick. The ingredients that went into that sandwich may not be obvious. The best policy is: don't trade food if you have allergies! Just because a food looks safe doesn't meant that it is. At a school event, a party, a restaurant, or a friend's house, it is a good idea to ask questions about ingredients before you eat anything if you have allergies or intolerances.

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.

Santeria H.-P. & Pierre S.!

Birthday Celebrations
Please do not send balloons, flowers, candy, cupcakes, etc. to celebrate student birthdays. Students should not wear birthday tiaras, sashes, buttons, etc. as these items are not part of the enhanced dress code. Our goal is to keep to a minimum the number of distractions in the learning environment.

Main Entree: Chicken Tenders; BBQ Rib; Egg Bagel; Cold Plate
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bagel with Cream Cheese


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.

Yearbook Staff
The next yearbook staff meeting will be today after school from 2:30-4PM. If you have any questions, please talk to Ms. Sponsler in room 123A.

Art Club
Art club will meet today from 2:30-4PM in room 118. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Magruder.

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

Box Tops 4 Education
We will be having another drawing in November so keep collecting those BoxTops and turn them in to Mrs. Wilson in room 113 or to your 1st hour teacher.

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.

T-Shirt Orders
Order forms for the new JMS t-shirt design can be found in the Jaguar News in the main lobby. Today is the last day to order during this first phase. Phase 2 of ordering will begin Monday, November 21st.

Reading Night
Don't forget to turn in your Book Tasting Reading Night forms to your 1st hour teacher as soon as possible. Come to sample some new reads at our Book Tasting Thursday evening from 5:30-7PM. There well be goody bags, free books, a chance to sign up for a free Lincoln Library card, and refreshments.

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
Uniforms MUST be turned in immediately to Ms. Guerrero's office. All students who do not turn in their uniforms will be billed for the uniforms and will not be allowed to run track until they are turned in.

Girls' Basketball
6th grade -

7th grade - HOME game today against GMS beginning at 3:30PM. Meet in room 216 after school.

8th grade - HOME game today against GMS. 7th grade game begins at 3:30PM. 8th grade team will be recognized at 4:30PM — right after the 7th grade game.

Boys' Basketball
6th grade -

7th grade - AWAY games today at GMS. 7th grade game begins at 3:30PM. Team bus will leave from the JMS gym parking lot at 2:45PM.

8th grade - AWAY games today at GMS. 7th grade game begins at 3:30PM. Team bus will leave from the JMS gym parking lot at 2:45PM.


Have a great day!

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