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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


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

Many people are allergic to eggs and must avoid scrambled eggs and eggnogs, as well as baked goods or egg noodles where it may not be obvious that an egg was used. Delicious pancakes and baked goods such as muffins, cakes, cookies, and breads can be made without any egg at all. Some people use one tablespoon of ground flaxseed to replace an egg. Other egg replacers are bananas, applesauce, pureed tofu, or a packaged egg replacer made out of potato and tapioca flours. Many people enjoy scrambled tofu in place of scrambled eggs, and there are even eggless soy "eggnogs."

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.

Tyler H.!

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: Popcorn Chicken; Cheese Ravioli; Cold Plate; PBJ; Ham & Cheese
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.

Science Fair Club
The science fair club will meet today after school from 2:30-4PM in room 209. Questions ~ see Mrs. Franklin.

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

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.

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.

Girls' Volleyball
Volleyball tryouts for 7th & 8th grade girls will be held Saturday, December 3rd.
7th grade from 8-10AM
8th grade from 10AM-Noon

* Please come to the back parking lot gym door.
* You must come to the first day of tryouts to be able to be called back for future tryouts.
* Please wear appropriate workout clothes and shoes.
* Bring a water bottle and asthma inhalers if needed.
* DO NOT go out and buy spandex or knee pads.
* DO NOT bring friends that are not trying out or that do not attend JMS because they will NOT be allowed to stay.
* DO NOT bring siblings because they will NOT be allowed to stay.
* ONLY 7th & 8th grade girls that are trying out for volleyball are allowed to come at the appropriate time.

Girls' Basketball
7th grade - Complete uniforms need to be returned to Coach Gephart in room 216 this week.

8th grade -

Boys' Basketball
6th grade -

7th grade - HOME games today against Blessed Sacrament. 7th grade game begins at 4PM.

8th grade - HOME games today against Blessed Sacrament. 7th grade game begins at 4PM.

All cheerleaders must be ready by 3:30PM for the 7/8 BBB games.

Have a great day!

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