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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Friday, November 9, 2007

November 9, 2007

Respect yourself. • Respect others. • Respect property.

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!


ALERT!!!! Everyone should be wearing long pants to school. Capris will no longer be allowed to be worn until the spring.

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.

Girls may not wear camisoles under their uniform shirts. The only thing that can be worn under a uniform shirt is a plain white t-shirt that is tucked in! No long sleeved shirts are to be worn under your short sleeved uniform polo shirt.

Hoodies may not be worn in class!

Students ~ you must wear shoes in the classroom and in the halls!

Main Entree: Chili Cheese Dogs, French Fries, Cauliflower & Cheese
No A la Carte ~ chips will be sold at the registers.

Tuesday's Breakfast: Poptarts

Just a reminder ~ all accounts must be paid by Thanksgiving break!

All food and drink must be kept in the cafeteria. It does not go outside! When you leave the cafeteria, you must go directly outside.

Students ~ please remember to bring your coat with you to the cafeteria at lunch! You will not be allowed to go back to you locker. We go outside all year!

6th grade band Wednesday: full band
Take your instruments home over the weekend and practice!

8th grade ~ good job yesterday with Mr. VanDiver! He was very impressed with your behavior. Keep up the good work!

If you would like to join the 8th grade PRIDE Club, please see Mrs. Johnson for details.

The 7th & 8th grade girls' basketball teams should be here at 9:30AM tomorrow for the basketball game. Bring your white uniforms.

If you are attending any after school function, please be sure to have a ride home. It is rude and disrespectful to expect the teachers and administrators to wait with you for your ride to get here or to expect the teachers and administrators to provide you with a ride!

Retake day is November 15th and is only for:
• absent kids on the original picture day
• kids who bring their packet to exchange for a new one
• kids who bring money to buy a new packet

JMS yearbooks are on sale now for $35. These are very nice hardback books that will be in full color! The cover will be a candid shot of our 8th grade students. Please see Mr. Battles in the main office to order yours.

The Halloween dance will be held today immediately after school from 2:30-4PM. You must either have your ride here at 4 or you will be put on an activity bus. If you have had 3 or more "buddy room" visits or if you have been suspended during October, you will not be able to attend the dance. The "No Dance" list is posted outside of Guidance, room 109, and in the main lobby.

Since the dance is immediately after school, you must wear your school uniform — no costumes allowed!

Dance tickets — $3 each — will be sold in advance during lunch shifts today. No tickets will be sold at the door.

This is a reminder to ALL students that it is NOT okay to hit or kick others outside, in the hallways, or in the classrooms before, during, and after the lunch hours or school hours! Any behavior that threatens the safety and well-being of another student will not be tolerated at Jefferson. Games in which a group of students target individuals, such as "mosh pit," may be considered bullying or group intimidation and disciplined accordingly. We are counting on all students to show respect by keeping their hands and feet to themselves while outside and in the hallways, today and for the remainder of the school year.

• Students — when guests, administrators, or other teachers enter the classroom, please continue with your lesson. Do not speak to or call out to the visitors, just keep working and paying attention to your teacher.

• Students — please be in your seat when the tardy bell rings! A 3rd tardy will result in 2 full administrative lunch detentions. A 4th tardy will result in an after-school detention. Once you are in the classroom, you must stay in the classroom. If you need a drink or need to use the restroom, go before you enter your next class.

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 must be removed from a classroom that has a "guest" teacher, you will receive a minimum of 2 after-school detentions!

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