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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

• Attendance of 92%
• Good Education
- Good Grades
- Preparing You for Life
• Good Behavior
- Respect Yourself
- Respect Others
- Respect Property

We will be outside at lunch today.

Kids who exercise every day are happier, do better in school, and handle stress better than kids who don't exercise.

Blakeman C. & Jasmine D.!

• Please remove all hats and stocking caps when you enter the building.
• You will not be allowed in the building in the mornings until 7:50AM unless you have a pass. NO EXCEPTIONS!
• No 3-D glasses
• No rubber bracelets
• No gum
• No ponytail holders to be worn anywhere other than your hair
• No jackets in classroom
• No jackets or sweatshirts worn tied at your waist
• No hoodies in the classroom
• No sagging of pants
• No shirts tied or knotted in the back
• No backpacks or string bags allowed in the classrooms
• All cell phones should be turned off and kept in your locker during the school day. This includes before and after school when you are walking in the halls.
• All hats must be kept in your locker during the school day.

Main Entree: Hot Dogs with choice of Relish & Onions; Potato Wedges
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagels

Remember ~ All JMS students eat breakfast & lunch free of charge!

Yesterday's question was:
The Springfield Race Riot led to the formation of what civil rights' organization?

Yesterday's answer:
NAACP which stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Today's question is:
When did the Springfield Race Riot occur?

Please fill out the little yellow card in the rear of the cafeteria with your answer and drop it in the answer box.

Yearbooks ~ If you would like to order a JMS 2011-2012 yearbook, please fill out the form and return it along with your payment to Mrs. Nosa in room 115. Yearbooks cost $20. Payment plans are available!

JMS Book Club ~ There will be an informational meeting Friday at lunch for those interested in the JMS Book Club. Books this month are Flygirl, The Fourth Stall, and Gym Candy. See the JMS website for more information.

Crush for a Crush ~ The Hip-Hop dancers will be having a Crush for a Crush Valentine's Day fundraiser all week. Crush sodas will be available for you to purchase for your crush or a good friend. The sodas will be available for $1 and will be delivered to our crushes on February 14th.

8th grade ~ All registration forms are due.
6th & 7th grade ~ All registration forms are due.

**If you do not turn in your forms, your classes will be selected for you. Your parents/guardians will also have to come to JMS in August and provide proof of residency in order for you to be enrolled at JMS.**

~ If you are sent to a buddy room or sent to the office on a referral on the day of a game, you will NOT be allowed to go to the game. This includes players on the team, cheerleaders & dancers. ~

8th Grade Boys' Basketball ~ Game tonight at Rochester Junior High School at 6PM.

7th & 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball ~ Home game today at 4PM against Blessed Sacrament.

Track ~ Track begins March 7th. Practice will begin at 2:45PM in the gym. Make sure you wear gym clothes.

You'll need:
1) A recent physical
2) Proof of insurance or Public Aid
3) You must have a completed athletic card on file in the office.
4) You must have had a 2.0 GPA at the semester.

This is the last week to fill in the blue Rebecca Caudill reading sheet. All information needs to be in by the end of school on Friday, February 10th. The Rebecca Caudill vote and party is on February 15th and is by invitation only!

8th graders ~ Please do NOT store your books and binders in your gym locker during lunch shifts or at the end of the school day. You will not be allowed into the locker room to retrieve them.

Students: You may only go to your lockers before school, before and after lunch, and after school. If you are in your locker at any other time, you will receive consequences. You may not go to your locker between classes!

If someone is bullying you, the best thing to do is to tell them to stop. You can say "stop bothering me," "don't do that," or "I don't like that." If you don't say anything, the bully will assume it is ok to continue teasing you. Next, walk away from the bully. Most importantly, let an adult know what is going on and fill out a bullying form.

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