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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

February 6, 2007

Welcome, Mr. Cook! Mr. Cook will be filling in for Mrs. Borders. Please give him a big jaguar welcome when you see him in the halls!

The 15 minute Math-a-thon video will be shown immediately following morning announcements. It will also be shown at the beginning of each hour [2nd - 7th] today.

Main Entree: Spicey Chicken & French Fries
Chips will be sold at Mrs. Mary's register.

6th grade volleyball practice will be held tomorrow from 2:30-4 PM.

J-Jazz will meet Wednesday after school. Please be there. If not enough show up, we will have to cancel the competition performance.

6th grade band will meet today.

Attention Scholastic Bowl members and anyone interested in game show trivia: We will be having Scholastic Bowl team practice today after school from 2:30-4 PM. Feel free to come even if you missed our first practice!

Saturday, March 10th from 8 AM - Noon, there will be a hands-on math/science/technology conference at UIS for girls only. See your math teacher for more information. Pick up a brochure and take it home!

The following students may pick up their prizes in the main office after school today:
Chanel Jackson
Carmen Westerfield
Amy Nutaut
Beau Bridwell
Adoria Sumner
Toreon Pimpton
Cassie Nation
Tishauna Williams
Kenny Williams

The answer to Monday's Black History question is....
James Weldon Johnson
Along with the help of his brother, James Weldon Johnson wrote a song for a school celebration of Lincoln's birthday that later was adopted by the NAACP as the Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. Johnson was a man of great ambition and ability. He was a songwriter, a poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and autobiographer. He was a secretary in the NAACP; journalist; founder and publisher of the Daily American, a newspaper devoted to reporting on issues pertinent to the black community. He was a diplomat; an educator; translator; and an English professor; Johnson was the first African American admitted to the Florida bar. Weldon Johnson was one of the prime movers of the Harlem Renaissance and a truly remarkable man.

And now for the Tuesday, February 6th question:

On April 6, 1909, this man joined Navy Commander Robert Perry and became the first African-American to reach the North Pole. Who is this man?
A. Matthew Henson
B. Crispus Attucks
C. Dorie Miller

If you choose to come to school out of dress code, you will be issued an after school detention from 2:30-4 PM. For each hour of class that you miss because of being out of dress code, you will be issued an additional after school detention. You could possibly end up with 7 after school detentions!

Teachers — if there is a student in violation of the dress code, please fill out a minor referral and call for an escort to room 110.

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