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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015


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

No Birthdays Today

Main Entree: Macaroni & Cheese; Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Egg & Bacon on a Biscuit

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.

State Science Fair
Congratulations to Andrew S. on his Bronze finish at State Science Fair Saturday in Carbondale, IL!

IMSA will meet today after school in room 202. If you have any questions, see Ms. Wright or Mrs. Horstman.

High School Show Choir
Attention all 8th graders ….
If you are interested in auditioning for show choir at Springfield High School, information is now available on the Jaguar News wall. Springfield auditions are May 19th.

WEB Leaders
WEB participants & 6th graders please come and join us today at 2:40PM. We will be learning several strategies to relieve brain stress.

We will NOT be placing any more orders this school year for JMS Spirit Wear t-shirts or sweatshirts. Mrs. Collier has several t-shirts & sweatshirts in the main office. If you are interested in purchasing one of those, please check with her to see if she has your size!

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.

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

READ 5 Slogan Design Contest
Here is your chance to create your own slogan for the summer READ 5 t-shirt design contest! Between April 20th & May 4th, get a blank sheet of paper from your Language Arts teacher. Your slogan must have the word in the design and a picture. When submitting your slogan, write your first and last name on the back of your paper. All slogans must be turned in to the main office by 2:30PM on Monday, May 4th.

Box Tops 4 Education
Way to go JMS! We had several people turn in Box Tops for this drawing. The winner of the lunch raffle for April is 6th grader Jared H. ~ Congratulations to Jared! He will get to choose a guest of honor for a special lunch on Friday. There will be another drawing in May so keep collecting those Box Tops!

Read to the Rhythm
Boys & girls of all ages are encouraged to sign up for Read to the Rhythm!, the 2015 Summer Reading Program at Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield, IL.

Summer reading begins Saturday, May 30th and ends Saturday, July 25th. When you sign up at the library, you will receive a bookmark, book bag, reading log, and calendar of events.

Fun prizes await you upon completion of your reading goals. In addition, exciting activities are planned for children of all ages!

Please contact Lincoln Library's Youth Services Department at 753-4900 ext. 212 for more information about Read to the Rhythm!

If you did not order a JMS 2014-15 yearbook, it's not too late to get one! There are only 5 left for $25 each. Tomorrow is the last day for sales!

Please remember that you may NOT have your yearbooks out during class time.

Enjoy the City Coupon Books
To help raise money to support our JMS students, JMS will be selling "Enjoy the City" coupon books.

When: April 29th - May 22nd
Cost: $20 per coupon book

All students need to do is fill in the buyer's name, collect the money, turn in the order form with the money to the main office, and pick up the books ordered. Order forms will be going home with a list of participating restaurants that are featured in the book.

Thank you for supporting Jefferson Middle School!

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.

Practice today after school from 2:30-4PM. See Mr. Blunk with your questions.

If you were issued a track uniform, but are no longer part of the team, please turn in the entire uniform to Mr. Blunk or Ms. Guerrero. Please put your uniform in a bag listing the contents & your name on a piece of paper that will be included in the bag with the uniform.

SSHS Boys' Basketball Camp
Southeast High School Boys' Basketball Camp will be held June 15 - June 19. Registration fee is $50. See Mr. Hamilton for registration forms.

JMS Jaguar Classic
The 2nd annual Jaguar Classic will be held Friday, May 8th from 5:30-8PM in the JMS gym. Admission costs $3.00 per person. There will be 4 games played — 2 volleyball games & 2 basketball games.
Game 1 - 8th grade GVB vs parents
Game 2 - 8th grade GVB vs 7th grade GVB
Game 3 - 7th grade BBB vs 8th grade BBB
Game 4 - JMS Staff vs 8th grade GBB & 8th grade BBB

Springfield Junior Football League
Register now for JFL by calling (217) 836-2128 or by going online to http://www.springfieldjfl.com

JFL is open to all children in Sangamon County ages kindergarten through 8th grade. The league plays both flag & tackle football. You may register online, by mail or in person.

Be the best, join the PACK, Springfield Junior Football!

Have a great day!

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