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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016


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

Which is healthier: two frozen waffles with syrup, or oatmeal with fortified soy milk and a banana? The oatmeal, soy milk, and banana give you 300 calories and 11 grams of protein, whereas the waffles and syrup give you 350 calories and only half as much protein. Plus, the oatmeal will make you feel fuller longer. While many people get too much protein, it is important to have some, especially to start your day.

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.

Selvonte' W. & Cody 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 Nuggets with a Breadstick or Chef Salad
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptart


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.

Beta Club
Meeting today in room 116 from 2:45-4PM. See Ms. Johnson with questions.

Band Tutoring
There will be band tutoring today from 2:30-4PM in room 122. See Ms. Harrison with questions.

Science Fair Club
No club today or tomorrow. You will meet next week on Monday & Tuesday after school. See Mrs. Franklin with questions.

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

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

8th grade - Practice tonight from 7-8:30PM

Boys' Basketball
6th grade -

7th grade - HOME games today against Stephen Decatur. 7th grade game starts at 4:30PM.

8th grade - HOME games today against Stephen Decatur. 7th grade game starts at 4:30PM.


Have a great day!

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