Springfield Public Schools - Home

Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

September 24, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

• Attendance of 91%
• Good Education
- Good Grades
- Preparing You for Life
• Good Behavior
- Respect Yourself
- Respect Others
- Respect Property

Today is an A day.

Because our attendance rate is 94.8%, you have earned a reward!!!!! All students will be allowed to come to school on Monday out-of-uniform!!!!!! You must follow the dress code guidelines listed on page 4 of the District Informational and Discipline Handbook.

Katie F., Tayo A., Kaitlynn C., Dalton G., and Hayle E.!

Main Entree: Corn Dogs; Mini Corn Dogs; French Fries; Baked Beans; Corn

Monday's Breakfast ~ Yogurt/Graham Cracker or Cereal

Please take all lunch money for your lunch account to the cafeteria at breakfast time.

Make sure you are picking up after yourself both in the cafeteria and on the playground. Use the trash cans provided. Don't litter!

You must choose an outdoor activity as you leave the cafeteria. Once you are outside at that activity, you MUST stay at that activity for the entire time!

Cheerleading ~ Don't forget that we have the car wash at Sonic on Wabash tomorrow from 10AM-1PM. Please be there by 9:45AM.

Game Admission Fees ~ Prices for admission to all JMS games, including Saturday games, have been changed. The new fees are:
Students K-8 ~ $2.00
Adults & High School Students ~ $3.00
Seniors (62 years old & older) ~ $2.00

If you are sent out of the classroom to a buddy room on a day that we have a home game, you are NOT allowed to attend the game. This includes athletes.

If you have issues at a home game, you can be banned from any JMS extra-curricular activity including dances, skating, bowling, and end of the year field trips!

Mrs. Borders is going to kiss a pig! That's right ~ KISS A PIG! We will be raising money for the JMS gender program. The challenge for students is to raise $300. If you do, then Mrs. Borders will kiss a pig. Pucker up Mrs. Borders!!!!

Ms. J-C's math class challenges Mr. Blunk's math class to see whose classes get the highest math test scores. Bring it on!

Attention all mathletes! Math Club is coming soon! The meetings will be in room 107 and be held from 2:30-4:00PM. Students will b eable to ride the activity bus home at 4:00PM or be picked up by parents at 4:00PM.

Girls will be meeting the first Tuesday of each month. The first girls meeting will be Tuesday, October 5th.

Boys will be meeting the second Tuesday of each month. The first boys meeting will be Tuesday, October 12th.

Math Club will offer help with math homework and math fun, games and prizes.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Goss-Rodgers in room 107.

For a boys' night out, come to JMS on October 1st from 6-8:30PM! The cost is $10. Boys will have pizza & snacks, make edible poop, participate in "Minute to Win It" challenges, do an engineering challenge, play Wii & board games, make marble mazes, make slime, and have a photo booth. You will also be able to watch the movie "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." Don't miss out on all of the fun!

Remember ~ if you are wearing a long-sleeved shirt under your uniform polo shirt, the long-sleeved shirt must be the same color as your uniform polo shirt.

Also, if you wear a short-sleeved t-shirt under your uniform polo shirt and it is a different color than your uniform polo shirt, that t-shirt should not be showing at the bottom of your uniform polo nor should it be showing at the bottom of the sleeves of your uniform polo. Make sure you tuck in the t-shirt.

• No gum is allowed at JMS.
• No stretchy bracelets, rubber bands, or hair elastics should be worn on your wrists.
• We do NOT use the words SHUT UP at JMS!

Please remember ~ You must have a pass from a teacher in order to go to a classroom at lunch to make up work or receive additional help. Students without passes will not be allowed to go to classrooms!

The School Store is open for business! You may come to Mrs. Huffman's room, room 113, before school to purchase pens, pencils, erasers, paper, and other school supplies.

All 6th grade students must have a physical. Please check your book bag and locker & turn in the physical form as soon as possible.

Free physicals will be offered at:
Monroe Street Christian Church
1249 East Monroe
Springfield, Illinois

Saturday: September 25, 2010
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00pm
What: Health Fair/ School Physicals (Provide by SIU Medical Students)
Cost: Free of Charge

Students ~ If you have asthma, please be sure to check with Nurse Janet in room 109 about keeping an emergency inhaler at school.

Our goal is for every JMS student to have a 91% attendance rate or better this school year.

Current Attendance Figures
6th Grade ~ 94.77%
7th Grade ~ 94.56%
8th Grade ~ 95.1%
Total for JMS ~ 94.8%

There are 212 students with perfect attendance for the year!

Are you interested in art, photography, jewelry making, or other crafts? Studio Girls is a group that will focus on a different form of art at each meeting.

Who: Any girl in 6th - 8th grade
Where: Lincoln Public Library in the Bicentennial Conference Room
When: October 4th from 6-7PM
Fee: $12 membership fee

If you have questions, call 523-8159.

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