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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


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

Kalli S. & Tyler K.!

Main Entree: BBQ on a Bun; Cheeseburger
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bagel with Eggs

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

After Wednesday, you will no longer be using lockers. Please start to take home unneeded items. No purses will be allowed in classrooms.

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.

Highway to Health
Tomorrow is our Highway to Health day! There will be 4 stations — martial arts, hip hop dance, yoga, and cooking. All students and staff are invited to wear comfortable workout clothing in order to make participation in these activities easier.

Library Books
Please return all checked out library books to Mrs. Groesch as soon as possible. If you have not returned your library books, fines will be issued and you will not be allowed to attend activities next week.

Summer Reading
The JMS Read 4 book fair continues today. Students will be allowed to select 4 free books. Read those books over the summer & keep a reading log. Turn in the reading log in August & you will receive a t-shirt. T-shirt design contest winners will be announced soon.

Guidance Info
Mrs. Frye has given out several address correction forms & no one has returned theirs. Please return these as soon as possible. The correct addresses are needed for report cards at the end of the year.

Also, 8th graders who have not returned their high school registration forms MUST return those to Guidance as soon as possible.

Summer School
Any students that have summer school paperwork to turn in from their parents need to take it to the guidance office as soon as possible. If you forgot your paperwork at home, please see Ms. Orama today.

Bus Riding
Students who do NOT ride a school bus to and from school but who did ride a bus for an academic field trip [AVID, IMSA, PLTW, Band/Choir All City Practice, etc.] need to go to Ms. Riley in room 110 as soon as possible.

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!

Summer Jobs for 8th Graders
ConAgra Foods Foundation & National 4-H Council have partnered to create the 4-H Food Smart Families Initiative to help families live healthy on a budget. Any 8th grader who is going into 9th grade in August is eligible to be a Teen Teacher for the program. You will be teaching younger youth how to make nutritious meals. Payment will be in the form of a $300 Amazon electronic gift card. If you are interested, email a cover letter and resume to Ms. Fallon Rowl to missfallon4h@gmail.com

New to the Jaguar News
Be sure to pick up the informational fliers from the Jaguar News on the following:
• Kohl's Gotta Dance
• 2015 Illinois State Fair Mega Passes
• Self-Defense Classes at the Nelson Center
• Springfield Tennis Academy

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.

All track uniforms MUST be turned in to Mr. Blunk or Mrs. Guerrero. Fines are being issued for missing uniforms.

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.

Have a great day!

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