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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014


Remember ~ your day is what you make it. Let's make it a good one!

Happy birthday to .......
Carmen P. & Drake L.!

Main Entree: Cheese Pizza; Chicken Patties; Baked Beans
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Egg, Ham & Cheese Wraps

Do NOT dig through the lunch trays. Take the tray on top of the stack. All trays are clean but may be scuffed on the bottom. If you happen to find a tray that has something on the top side, please let an adult know. When you dig through trays, you are spreading germs. Consequences for not following directions: You will eat last!

Lunch Activities
Every Wednesday, we will have the following inside activities:
• Reading Room in the library
• Game Room for educational board games
• Educational TV programming in the cafeteria

Outside activities every day will include:
• Walk 'n Talk
• Basketball
• Football
• Soccer
• Playing on the playground equipment

Everyone will be expected to actively participate in one of these activities.

Teal & aqua are not acceptable uniform shirt colors.

You may NOT wear shirts or sweatshirts with signatures all over them.

Earbuds/headphones must be out of your ears before you enter the building. If you do not, a staff member may take them from you and place them in the main office tagged with your name for pick up later.

Gentlemen ~ Please NO sagging of pants or shorts! If you have belt loops on your shorts or pants, you must wear a belt.

Walkers must arrive at school by 7:45AM in order to eat breakfast & have full choices of items available.

7th & 8th graders must use their assigned stairs — do not use the 6th grade hall as a shortcut!

Nooks & Kindles may NOT be brought to school.

Keep your hands to yourselves!

Restroom passes must remain in your planner. Any restroom pass sheet that is torn out of a planner will NOT be valid. You may NOT use someone else's restroom passes. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Please remember to be quiet in the halls especially during lunch shifts in the 6th grade hall.

Please be sure to check the "Jaguar News" bulletin board in the main lobby for important information.

Please remember to get to class on time. In the mornings, you should not be going into other classrooms to visit with your friends. Come in, go to your locker, get your supplies, go directly to your class!

Please do not share your combination with a friend. If you are having trouble opening your locker, ask an adult for help. Also, do not leave your locker "set" to open. Do NOT share your locker with anyone. If you do, you will receive inhouse as a consequence.

Gum is not allowed at JMS!

No food is allowed on buses. You may have a water bottle.

You may NOT use the hall passes that are in your planner — X them out. You may only use the restroom passes.

Binders & textbooks should NOT be left in the halls or on tables in the halls. These are your responsibility. You must put them in your locker when you are not carrying them to class!

Binders must be carried to ALL classes including your electives. If you need a replacement binder, see your guidance dean.

Behavior on our activity buses needs to improve! If you cannot behave on the activity bus, you will not be allowed to ride. Your parent/guardian will have to come pick you up after your after-school activities.

NO IMSA today ~ see you next week!

Book Club
The JMS Book Club will meet after school tomorrow in the library from 2:30-4PM.

Show Choir
The next practice will be held tomorrow. If you have questions or cannot attend, please talk to Ms. Harrison at lunch or after school.

Scholastic Bowl
The JMS Scholastic Bowl will have an organizational meeting today at 2:30PM in room 213. This meeting will include a fun practice that will last until 4PM. There will be an activity bus.

Healthy Community Study
Over the next 3 weeks, you will all be given a Healthy Community Study to take home. If you return this form, you will win a prize and the class to have all the forms returned first will win a big class prize. This week we will be sending the forms home with 8th grade students. 7th & 6th grade will be coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Book Challenge
Join the JMS Book Challenge! Read at least 4 books before the December 15th deadline. Fill out your book challenge reading log and return it to Mrs. Groesch in the library.

Fundraiser Delivery
Fall fundraiser items can be picked up in the main office.

Shirt Orders
Order forms for JMS spirit wear have been sent home. We will be selling short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts. Orders & money are due Thursday.

Box Tops 4 Education
We will be collecting Box Tops again this year! Please turn them in to your 1st hour teacher. Classes that collect the most have an opportunity to earn prizes.

Miles of Smiles
Miles of Smiles is coming to JMS!

Consent forms were handed out. These need to be returned by Thursday, October 30th. Consents must be turned in to participate & may be turned in to any of your teachers or to Nurse Olivia.

Dates will be determined by how many participants we have. This is a free service.

Red Ribbon Week
Welcome to Red Ribbon Week! The purpose of Red Ribbon week is to show our support for being drug-free. We are also recognizing Bully Prevention month during October.

One way we can decrease bullying at JMS is by being respectful. Respect means treating people the way you want to be treated. At JMS we believe that RESPECT is so important that we made it the basis of our 3 school-wide expectations. At JMS, we RESPECT OURSELVES, RESPECT OTHERS & RESPECT PROPERTY. Being respectful means saying only kind things about other students, encouraging others and making them feel good about themselves.

Please remember to follow all school rules & to show proper sportsmanship when attending a school sporting event. If you are removed from an event, whether at JMS or another school, you may be banned from attending any future extra-curricular events for the remainder of the school year.

Boys' Basketball
7th grade practice from 4:30-6PM tonight.
6th & 8th grade practice from 6-8PM today.

Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

Have a great day!

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