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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016


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

Photos & Videos
Students may NOT take photos or videos while on the school grounds. There are several JMS students who may not be photographed or videoed by law. If you are asked to stop or asked to surrender your phone, you must comply. If you do not, your parent/guardian will be called and will have to come to school.

Lockers ~ Make sure you have your locker information and combinations. Lunch interventions/detentions will be issued for those who continually come to the office. You may NOT leave your binders or book bags on the floor by your locker. If you do, your bag or binder will be taken to the lost and found by the gym.

Trash on the Playground - There is too much trash being thrown on the ground after breakfast and after lunch. If you take food items outside, you MUST place your trash in the trashcans. If the extreme littering continues, no snack items will be sold during lunches.

Hall Passes - If you are in the hallway during class time, you must have a pass or be with a supervising adult. NO exceptions!

Bathroom Passes - Remember ~ you only have 12 bathroom passes per quarter. Use them wisely. Do not walk out of class if your teacher asks you to wait.

Aiden S., Aniah J., Braydon M., Jacob M., Takhia D., Jersey' H., Zarnaja D., & Lance H.!

Main Entree: Cheeseburgers; Spicy Chicken Tenders
Tomorrow's Breakfast:


Cafeteria Procedure:
1. Form 2 single file lines.
2. Girls sit on the left side of the cafeteria.
3. Boys sit on the right side of the cafeteria.
4. Fill up each table.
5. Admin will dismiss you by tables when it's time to throw away your trash & go outside.
6. Clean up after yourself & push in your chair.

Yearbook forms are available! Order your 2016-17 yearbook now!

If you would like to be a part of the yearbook staff, pick up an application from Ms. Sponsler in room 123A, Mrs. Goss-Rodgers in room 103, or the Jaguar News in the main lobby. All applications are due today by the end of the day. The 1st staff meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20th.

TV Studio
If you would like to be a part of the JMS TV studio crew, please pick up an application from the Jaguar News in the main lobby or from Mrs. Gephart in room 116. All applications must be returned to Mrs. Gephart no later than the end of the day today unless you received your application from Mrs. Gwinn.

Box Tops 4 Education
Once a month there will be a drawing of 8 names for a chance to win a certificate for a free item from snack attack. If you are interested in entering, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn in to your 1st hour teacher. You can get a "dollar" form from your teacher or the Jaguar News in the main lobby. Make sure you put your first and last name and your 1st hour teacher's name on the form. Please turn in "dollars" to Mrs. Beebe.

Technology Acceptable Use Policy Forms
Tech AUPs were sent home last week. This form must be signed by the student and his/her parent/guardian and returned to JMS. No technology may be used in the building until a signed form is returned. Please get those forms returned ASAP.

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 & game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports' News in the Gym Lobby.

Cross Country
Cross country team will be participating in the Franklin Invitational tomorrow beginning at 9:30AM in Franklin, IL at the middle school. Team bus will leave the JMS gym parking lot at 7:30AM. Athletes need to bring their uniform, proper shoes, water, & healthy snacks. Please make transportation arrangements for prompt drop off & pick up.

Girls' Basketball
6th grade - Games tomorrow at Ball Charter School beginning at 9:30AM. Players should attend both games.

7th/8th grade — Tournament games this weekend at THE GYM on Veterans' Parkway.
7th grade - Game today at 4:30PM; be there in uniform no later than 4PM. You must arrange your own transportation to and from all games this weekend.

8th grade - Game today at 5:45PM; be there in uniform no later than 5:15PM. You must arrange your own transportation to and from all games this weekend.

Boys' Basketball
The 6th grade boys' basketball team list is posted on the JMS website and on the cafeteria windows.

Application packets are due today by the end of the day and MUST include the teacher evaluations.

Clinics will be held on Monday from 2:30-5PM & Tuesday from 2:30-4PM. Candidates should wear comfortable gym clothes and tennis shoes.

There will only be the 4 o'clock activity buses on both days. Girls are welcome to stay until 5PM, but MUST have their own ride home at that time.

Tryouts will be held on Friday beginning at 5PM. The first squad meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27th from 2:30-4PM.

Have a great day!

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