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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 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 9: 10/15-10/19/18 Responsible Decision Making:

I will reflect on the progress I've made during the first quarter.



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!



No Birthdays Today



Main Entrée: Chicken Strips with Bread OR Tacos

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Egg & Cheese on a Biscuit



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

United Way Fundraising Campaign

From October 17th through November 2nd, JMS will be participating in the annual United Way Fundraising Campaign. Here are some of the planned activities:

  • Theme Basket Raffle - 50¢ per ticket or 3 for $1. These baskets will be put together by teachers for you to win!

  • Themed Dress - $1 to dress according to the theme. 10/24 is college/sport team shirt day; 10/31 is hat/cap or Halloween shirt [NO COSTUMES, MASKS, or MAKE-UP]; 11/2 is a dress down day.

  • Guess How Many - 50¢ a guess or 3 for $1. Guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar and the closest guess takes it home.

  • Pie in the Face! - Add money to the jar of the staff member you most want to see get a pie in the face!

  • Assembly for Pie in the Face & Staff vs Students Sports - Pay $1 on November 2nd to attend this fun assembly. See staff show off their athletic skills against your fellow students. Find out who will get a face full of pie1

Help JMS raise awaremess, funds, and have fun!


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.


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 ---- 96.52%

  • 7th Grade ---- 96.97%

  • 8th Grade ---- 94.90%


Referral Challenge

The grade level with the least number of referrals from Monday through Thursday this week will receive a free dress down day! Keep your behavior in check and work toward the fewest referrals and we will ALL be winners.


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.

All orders and payments must be turned in no later than October 31st.


Fall Picture Day

All students will have their pictures taken on Monday, October 29th! Listen to announcements for more information.


PRIDE Card Winners

Congratulations to the PRIDE card winners from the following advisory classes:

  • Mrs. Beebe

  • Mrs. Fleming

  • Mr. White

  • Ms. Moore

  • Mrs. Gwinn

These lucky students have won a certificate for a free meal from Texas Roadhouse. Congratulations and keep up the good behavior!


Athletics News

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

Fall Sports' Picture Day

Pictures for the following fall sports will be taken today:

  • 6 BBB

  • 6 GBB

  • 7 & 8 GBB

  • Cross Country

  • Cheerleading

Listen to the announcements for when you are to go to the gym for your pictures.

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

7th Grade GBB

8th Grade GBB

• Cheerleaders - 

• 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 - Practice today from 4-6PM.

• 7th Grade BBB - 

• 8th Grade BBB


PRIDE ~ We are ......






We show Jaguar PRIDE!