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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

January 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015


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

Kourtney S., Amir U., Luticia N.-C., Natalie M., Tyler S., & Austin B.!

Main Entree: BBQ Meatball Subs; Chili; BBQ Shredded Pork; Chicken Patties; Potato Wedges; Peas
Tuesday's Breakfast: Cinnamon Glazed Toast

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.

Effective Tuesday, January 20th, students cannot be in possession of cell phones during school hours. All cell phones must be kept in lockers. If a locker is damaged and will not lock, please notify the administration.

Brain Busters
Brain Busters will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the library. Don't forget!

Washington, D.C. Trip
8th graders:
If you have not signed up for the trip to Washington, D.C. but still would like to go, please come to room 220 before or after school to talk to Mr. Craner. World Strides has reopened the trip until 1/30/15.

Fall Book Challenge Rewards
Anyone who completed the Fall Book Challenge will be given a reward today during your grade level lunch period. Your teacher has given you a ticket for you to present to Mrs. Groesch. Don't lose the ticket. You must bring the ticket with you to the library or you won't be able to receive your reward. When you are dismissed for lunch, go directly to the library with your ticket and THEN go to the cafeteria.

JMS Spirit Wear
If you missed out on ordering JMS t-shirts & sweatshirts, don’t worry! Your 1st hour teachers will be handing out order forms to those who want to place an order. Orders and money are due by January 30th.

If you are interested in purchasing the 2014-15 yearbook, you can order one now for just $20. You can also purchase them online with a credit or debit card. See Ms. Goss-Rodgers in room 103 or Ms. Sponsler in room 219 for an order form. There are order forms available in the Jaguar News in the main lobby also.

Bookmark Winners
Congratulations to our bookmark winners!
Amber D. - 1st place
Kylie D. - 2nd place
Chris M. - 3rd place

Art Winners
Congratulations to the following students for being recognized by the Mid-Central Illinois Region through the Scholastic Art Awards. Xavier A., Damien C., & Nakiah S. all received honorable mentions. Their artwork will be celebrated at the Mid-Central Illinois Regional awards ceremony at Benedictine University on Sunday, January 25th.

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.

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.

6th grade practice from 2:30-4PM
7th grade practice from 4-5PM
8th grade practice from 5-6PM

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!

Have a great day!

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