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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017


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

Exercise can help our hearts be stronger, and that is called cardiovascular, or cardio exercise. Walking fast, running, or dancing are good examples. Exercise can help our muscles and bones become stronger. That is called strength training. Lifting weights, doing push ups or pull-ups are good examples. Exercise can also help our muscles be flexible and limber. This kind of exercise is called stretching. Touching your toes or reaching your hands above your head to reach the ceiling or sky are examples of stretching. Some types of exercise can help strengthen our hearts, have stronger muscles and bones, and be more flexible. Yoga is one good example of this.

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.

Tyarion B., Aryel L., & Jniaya D.!

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: Big Daddy's Cheese Pizza; Steak Nuggets with Dipping Sauce; Chef Salads
Monday's Breakfast: Sausage & Cheese Toast


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.

Rebecca Caudill Award Contest
The Rebecca Caudill Award Contest will be ending on Tuesday, January 31st. In order to go to the "Cookies with the Caudills" voting event, you have to turn in your packet to Mrs. Groesch or your language arts teacher before the end of the day on the 31st. Remember, you only have to read 3 books and fill out the packet form to earn your chance to vote so keep reading!

Box Tops 4 Education
To be entered into the drawing, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn in to your 1st hour teacher. Extra forms can be found in the Jaguar News.

Let's go JMS ~ keep on turning in those boxtops! Every single boxtops adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!

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
6th grade - Games tomorrow at JMS at 9:30AM.

7th grade - Practice today from 4-5PM and tomorrow from 12-1PM.

8th grade - Practice today from 5-6PM and tomorrow from 1-2PM.

Boys' Basketball
7th grade - NO practice today — Be in the JMS gym parking lot by 10:45AM tomorrow morning to leave for your Regional game.

8th grade -


Springfield Youth Football
Registration will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 10AM-1PM at 3430 Constitution Avenue behind Wal-Mart. For more information, call 341-8205, visit http://www.springfieldyouthfootball.com , or email springfieldyouthfootball@hotmail.com

Have a great day!

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