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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Daily Announcements

February 5, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

Black History Month began on February 1. Each day you will be given a multiple-choice question to answer. If you know or research the answer during the day, place the answer on a half sheet of paper with your first and last name along with your first hour teacher's name. Students who have the correct answer will receive a small prize in honor of their knowledge.

You must have your answer in the mailbox by the library door by 8AM the following morning before the question's answer is give on the announcements. If all the required information is not on the half sheet of paper, no prize will be awarded.

Today's question:
When Rosa Parks was taken to jail because she refused to give up her seat on the bus, which movement did her action begin?

A. Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
B. Montgomery Bus Boycott
C. Niagara Movement

The answer to yesterday's question:
Carter G. Woodson believed that blacks should know their past in order to participate intelligently in the affairs of our country. He strongly believed that Black history is a firm foundation for young black Americans to build on in order to become productive citizens of our society. His message was that Blacks should be proud of their heritage and that other Americans should also understand it.

Remember: It is not ok to disrupt class. It is not ok to be hurtful to others!

Keep your hands, feet & other objects to yourself!

Do you know what Jefferson's schoolwide instructional focus is? Ask your teachers!

TEACHERS: Please check dress code this morning. Any student who has a dress code violation should be sent to room 110, the Guidance Office. Students will receive detentions for being out of dress code.

7th graders who have PE 1st hour: you must come to school in dress code and then change into your PE clothes!

Main Entree: Gilardi Cheese Sticks with Dipping Sauce; French Fries; Corn
A la Carte: Cheese Sauce 30ยข

Registration forms are due in the Guidance Office by February 8th. You must turn in your form in order to be registered for school next year. Also, AVID forms should be turned in as soon as possible.

6th grade volleyball will have practice today from 4-5:30PM. You must leave school and come back.

• If anyone is interested, we have YMCA flag football registration forms in the main office.

Fill the jar of the assistant principal you want to see in the trophy case on Valentine's Day during lunch — in their PJs! The PRIDE Club will be in the lobby all week during lunch shifts collecting money in the jars of your favorite assistant principal. The one that collects the most money will sit in the trophy case on Valentine's Day in their PJs through all 3 lunch shifts.

There will be J-Jazz practice tomorrow after school.

Full 6th grade band on Thursday!

There will be Scholastic Bowl practice today after school in room 206. See Ms. Wright or Mrs. Horstman if you have any questions.

There will be a nacho sale during the 7th & 8th grade lunch shifts tomorrow. Nachos ~ $1

Today is our kick-off for our Fannie Mae Candy fundraiser! Be sure to show your parents the letter explaining everything. There will be prizes awarded to everyone who sells even one box of candy!

The following students have had their PRIDE cards drawn and may pick up their Pizza Hut coupon in the main office after school:
Robert Miller
Anthony Hendricks
Austin Crouch
Tommie Bell
Kyle Shaw
Kirsten Cass
Drake Jackson
Drake Cleeton
Adora Nunn

This is a reminder to ALL students to keep their hands to themselves while at school.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings!

Hallway behavior is very important. If you run, hit, curse, etc. in the halls, you will receive an after-school detention for 1 1/2 hours. You will also receive one if you roam the halls during class time.

BIST ~ Teachers are only going to redirect you once! After that, if you do not follow proper classroom procedures, you will be asked to move to the "Safe Seat" in the classroom. Please move to the Safe Seat without arguing. There will be consequences for being sent out of the classroom to a Buddy Room or Recovery.

If you are asked to go to the Safe Seat and you refuse, you will receive at least 2 after-school detentions!

Guest teachers are aware of our BIST procedures. Please respect our guest teachers.

Remember our school expectations:
Respect Yourself • Respect Others • Respect Property