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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017


Remember ~ Your day is what you make it. Let’s make it a great one!


**** Students — If you are not assigned to in-house, please do not enter the in-house room. You are not to put your head in, open the door, or stop in to see Mr. Hardy. ****



Canned soup is one food that is often high in salt. So are pasta sauce, lunch meats, cheese, fast food, snack foods like chips and pretzels, pizza, and frozen dinners.



At JMS, we follow and enforce the District Dress Code Policy. Therefore, “hats, caps, bandannas, sweatbands, sunglasses, pajama pants, slippers, or shoes with wheels attached to the bottom shall not be worn in the buildings.”

All earbuds and headphones must be removed and placed in your pocket or binder once you enter the building. You may not wear them around your neck. You may not wear them under your clothing. They will be taken away from you.



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.



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.



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 lunch shifts.



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



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



Kristen K., Eihjai T., Reggie T., Zayne B., and Sidnee B.!



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 Entrée: Cheese Pizza; BBQ Chicken Sandwich; Fries

Monday's  Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Grab 'n Go


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 and go outside.

  6. Clean up after yourself and push in your chair.

No food or drinks may be taken out of the cafeteria. You may not eat or drink in the halls or the classrooms. The "sale" of Kool-Aid is NOT allowed.



To be entered into the monthly 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 boxtop adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!


Art News

Congratulations to 7th grader, Caimin Johnston and 8th grader, Ariona Fairlee for having their artwork selected for the SIU School of Medicine Art Show. Great job!


Fine Arts Night

Fine Arts NIght will be held on Thursday, April27th from 6-7:30PM. Come listen to performances by the JMS choir, show choir, & band and then participate in many fun  make 'n take art stations. Please return your RSVP by Monday, April 24th.



JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

Please remember to follow all school rules and 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 and game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports’ News in the Gym Lobby.


• Volleyball - All 6th grade girls volleyball team members should meet in the library during your lunch period for your pizza party.

Track - Practice Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday after school from 2:30-4PM unless there is a meet. See Coach Blunk in room 215 if you have questions.

The track meet tomorrow is at Southeast and begins at 9:30AM. If you want to ride the team bus, be at JMS by 8:30AM. If you are getting your own ride, all girls and only the boys doing field events must be at the track by 9AM. Boys who are not doing field events must arrive by 11:30AM.

• LHS Poms Squad Tryouts - Mandatory clinic days on Apil 19th & 20th from 5-8PM in the Lober-Nika gym at Lanphier High School. Tryouts on April 21st at 5PM. Pick up your info packet from the Jaguar News.


Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….




Discipline &


to show my Jaguar PRIDE!