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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcement

October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016


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

Wellness Wakeup Call
You will need more water when the weather is very hot, or when you are doing strenuous exercise. Take a reusable water bottle with you. You may need a little less water when you eat foods that are high in water, such as soup or high water content fruits and vegetables. When it is cold, we may not feel as thirsty, but we still need to be sure to drink plenty of water.

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.

Jamarcus W., Dayshanti P., Halie C., Brian R. Zharia P., & Daijuan C.!

Main Entree: Chicken Patty on a Bun; Sloppy Joe on a Bun
Tuesday's Breakfast: Poptarts


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.

Art Club
There are still spots available. If you are interested in joining, pick up a form from the Jaguar News or see Mrs. Magruder in room 118.

Science Fair Club
Do you like science? Do you like to research? Are you a 7th or 8th grader? Do you want to create your own experiment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then science fair club is for you. Applications can be picked up from the Jaguar News, Ms. Wright or Mrs. Franklin. They are due by October 13th.

If you have any questions, see Ms. Wright or Mrs. Franklin.

United Way
Our United Way campaign continues! Bring in your extra change to fill your grade's milk jug to win extra recess time. Also you'll be able to guess how many cheese balls are in the jar for 25¢ per guess!

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

Show Choir
Show Choir auditions will be Tuesday & Thursday next week. You only need to audition on one of the days. Auditions will be in room 122 from 2:30-4PM. Come ready to sing a song of your choice. Questions? See Ms. Harrison in room 122.

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 sectionals will be held tomorrow at Frank Holten State Park in Centerville, IL at 10AM. The team bus will leave from the JMS gym parking lot at 7AM.

Girls' Basketball
Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade girls on their wins last night over WMS - Great job!

6th grade - Games tomorrow at Ball Charter School. 1st game begins at 8AM. Girls should attend both games.

7th grade - Practice today from 2:30-4PM.

8th grade -

Boys' Basketball
6th grade - Practice tonight from 6-8PM. Games tomorrow at WMS at 9:30AM. Boys should attend both games.

7th & 8th grade - All 7th & 8th grade boys interested in trying out for basketball, need to have an updated physical on file BEFORE tryouts or you will NOT be considered for the team.

7th grade boys open gym on Monday from 10AM-12PM. Tryouts are on October 17th from 5-8PM.

8th grade boys open gym on Monday from 12-2PM & Thursday from 2:30-4PM. Tryouts are on October 18th from 5-8PM.

Bring in your pie order form Tuesday!

Have a great day!

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