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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015


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

No Birthdays Today

Main Entree: Beef-Fried Steak; Mashed Potatoes; Ravioli
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Poptarts or Muffins

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.

If you have a change of address or phone number, please notify Mrs. Frye in the Guidance Office.

Teal & aqua are not acceptable uniform shirt colors.

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

You may NOT tuck your pant legs into your socks.

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.

PE Clothes
Please take all PE clothes to the locker room before school starts in the morning. If you have any questions, see Mr. Knox or Mr. Tyler.

Science Fair
JMS participated in Regional Science Fair on March 21st at Lincoln Land Community College. There were about 90 projects at Regionals and only 60 could advance to the State competition. Congratulations to the following students:
Andrew S. - 1st place [Alternate for State Science Fair in Carbondale]
Andrea C. - 1st place [Alternate for State Science Fair in Carbondale]
Maddie P. - 1st Place
Kyra M. & Gabby K. - 2nd Place

PARCC Prizes
Winners of the PARCC prize baskets will be announced during Friday's morning announcements. All baskets will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian.

Brain Boosters
Brain Boosters will meet after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the library.

Scholastic Bowl
Team competition today at JMS at 3:30PM against Trinity and Our Saviors. Team members meet in room 213 at 2:30PM.

Show Choir
Practice today from 2:30-4PM in room 122.

Box Tops 4 Education
There is still time to be entered in the March raffle for a chance to win a free lunch with a friend. Not just a school lunch, but a lunch from outside of school. If you are interested in entering, just bring in 10 boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn in to your first hour teacher. The first winner will be drawn on Wednesday this week!

Art Winners
Congratulations to the following students for placing and/or winning at the New Berlin Art Fair!
Gabriel K. - 2nd place in drawing
Lindsey F. - 3rd place in painting
Matthew H. - 3rd place in watercolor
Xavier A. - Honorable Mention
Brian K. - Honorable Mention
Great job!

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first & ATHLETES second!
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.

Congratulations to the JMS track team. You did a great job at the meet yesterday!

Have a great day!

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