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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 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. ****



We use certain plant foods as vegetables in our kitchens because they are less sweet than most fruits, yet to a botanist, they are fruits because they contain seeds which are involved in reproduction. Examples are avocados, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and zucchini.



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.



Angel M. & Keshawn Y.!



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: Buffalo Chicken on a Ciabbatta Roll; Hamburger Stroganoff

Tomorrow's  Breakfast: Donuts


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!


Highway to Health

Highway to Health will be held this year on Thursday, May 25th. Some of the new activities planned for this day are:

• Rethink Your Drink

• Investigating a Pig's Heart

• Making Healthy Snacks

• Gardening with GenH

• Timbuk & Stomp Dancing

• Crossfit for Teens.

More information will be shared with you closer to the day.


Highway to Health T-Shirts

We are taking orders for Highway to Health t-shirts. Our new colors this year are cherry red, jade, purple, and charcoal. T-shirt order forms are in the Jaguar News in the main lobby, in the library , and from Mrs. Gephart in room 116. All orders and money should be turned in to the main office by May 12th.


Scholastic Bowl

The end of the season party for the Scholastic Bowl team members will be held after school today from 2:30-4PM in room 103. See Mrs. Flanagan or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers if you have questions.



There are a limited number of 2016-17 JMS yearbooks available for sale in room 123A. Yearbooks are $25 and may be purchased on your lunch hour or before or after school with Ms. Sponsler. Yearbooks will be sold until May 12th or until they are gone.

Once this limited numbr of books are gone, we will not get any more. Get them while you can!


Mother-Son Dance

The JMS Mother-Son Dance will be held Friday, May 12th at JMS. Tickets are available for sale in the main office and cost $1 each.

Come have a great time!



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.

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.


Jaguar Classic

The annual Jaguar Clasic will be held tomorrow during 7th & 8th periods. Admission costs $1 per student. 8th grade boys and girls basketball teams and 8th grade girls volleyball players will compete against staff and parents.

If you receive 2 or more tardies or 2 or more referrals this week, you will not be allowed to attend. A list will be available this afternoon. If you qualify to attend the Classic, you may pay $1 to dress down tomorrow. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED 2 OR MORE TARDIES OR 2 OR MORE REFERRALS THIS WEEK, YOU MAY NOT DRESS DOWN TOMORROW!


Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….




Discipline &


to show my Jaguar PRIDE!