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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018 


Remember ~ You are in charge of the choices that you make. Your day is what you make it. Let’s make it a great one!



WEEK 8: 10/09-10/12/18 Self-Management Skills

I will recognize when I am feeling stressed, and have a plan for managing that stress.



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.”

In addition, jackets, sweatshirts, & hoodies should not be worn around the waist. Hoodies and jackets are not allowed in the classroom. Sweaters must be a solid color with no zippers or hoods. Layered shirts under your polo must be a solid color.

All personal grooming items should be kept in your locker. This includes combs, brushes, picks, cologne, lotion, lip gloss, glitter, sprays, etc. Purses and bookbags may not be carried to classrooms.



You may access your locker before school, before lunch, after lunch, and after school. You should not share your locker or your locker combination with anyone. Keep your locker locked and not set to open!



John D. & Aliyah C.!



Main Entrée: Mini Corn Dogs

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Pastries



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.

You should NOT be hanging out in the halls or in the bathrooms. Go directly to lunch! Boys go directly outside via the boiler room doors. Girls go directly to the cafeteria.


Clubs & Other School Activities


PRIDE Drawing

Congratulations to our winners! The following Advisory teachers pulled PRIDE cards this morning. Winners will receive a FREE PASS to Skateland! Great job everyone — keep showing that Jaguar PRIDE.

  • Ms. Cullen

  • Dr. Hoffman

  • Mr. Hamilton

  • Mr. Hemstock

  • Ms. French

  • Ms. Harrison

  • Mrs. Hulvey

  • Ms. Sponsler


Pumped Up PRIDE Card Pull!

There are special PRIDE card prizes hanging near the cafeteria for students to place PRIDE cards into for a chance to win! You can place cards in any sleeve, unless it is limited to a certain grade level. You do not have to be a student of a particular teacher to place your name in the sleeve — any sleeve unless it is grade level specific.


Yearbook Staff Applications

Get your yearbook club application from the Jaguar News in the main lobby or from Mrs. Goss-Rodgers in room 123A or Ms. Sponsler in room 211. Please turn in your completed application to Mrs. Goss-Rodgers or Ms. Sponsler. All applications are due no later than Monday, October 15th.


Brain Boosters

Brain Boosters will begin soon. Talk to your Guidance Dean for more information on joining this after-school program.


Acceptable Use Policy

Each student must have a signed AUP on file before that student may use tech devices in the building. Get those AUPs signed and turned in as soon as possible. As in the past, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in District mandated activities or assessments that require the use of technology.


Attendance Challenge

Continue to check the Attendance Challenge board in the main lobby. Your grade could be the winner of a dress down day if your grade has the highest attendance percentage for the month of October. Come to school every day and stay all day!


  • 6th Grade ---- 98.03%

  • 7th Grade ---- 98.47%

  • 8th Grade ---- 97.46%


Boxtops for Education

Bring in your Box Tops during the month of October for a chance to win a free dress down day. To be entered in the drawing, just bring any amount of unexpired Box Tops to your advisory teacher before October 31st. Two lucky students will be drawn.


Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off

  • WHO: JMS Staff & Students

  • WHAT: 2018 JMS Fall Fundraiser

  • WHEN: October 1st through October 31st with delivery before Thanksgiving

  • WHY: To purchase resources for JMS

  • WHERE: School, Home, Church, Community, Parent's Job, etc.

There will be a contest between the Advisory classes. The class that sells the most (winning class to be determined based on the number of students that sell, not whole class) Prize will be given to that teacher and those students


Athletics News

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• Cross Country - 

• 6th Grade GBB - Practice tonight from 6-7PM.

7th Grade GBB - Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

8th Grade GBB - Practice today from 4-6PM.

• Cheerleaders - Practice today from 4-6PM.

• 7th & 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball If you would like to tryout for volleyball team, see Ms. Toni in the Discipline Office, room 110. This is ONLY for 7th & 8th grade girls.

6th Grade BBB


PRIDE ~ We are ......






We show Jaguar PRIDE!