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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


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

For get-togethers, put out trays of raw vegetables, hummus dip, and salsa for everyone to munch on. Include broccoli florets, carrot sticks, red pepper, and celery strips. Hummus is available in yummy flavors like garlic or spicy red pepper. Even people who aren't so fond of cooked vegetables seem to be quite happy to polish off a platter of raw veggies and a healthy dip. Raw vegetables usually have more vitamins than cooked, so raw veggies give you RAW-SOME energy!

Dress Code
At JMS, we follow and enforce the District Dress Code Policy. Therefore, "hats, caps, bandannas, sweatbands, sunglasses, pajama pants, slippers, or shoes with wheels attached to the bottom shall not be worn in the buildings."

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.

Jayla U. & Tayler L.!

Birthday Celebrations
Please do not send balloons, flowers, candy, cupcakes, etc. to celebrate student birthdays. Students should not wear birthday tiaras, sashes, buttons, etc. as these items are not part of the enhanced dress code. Our goal is to keep to a minimum the number of distractions in the learning environment.

Main Entree: Cheeseburger; Tuna Melt; Sloppy Joes
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Bagels with cream cheese


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.

Box Tops 4 Education
Way to go JMS! The winners of the snack attack certificates are:
Breanna B., Dominick P., Ilija W., James P., Tyrik M., Chris M., Brooklyn L., & Laekyn J.!

Congratulations! The winners need to bring their certificates to the snack attack table and they may redeem the certificate for one item.

To be entered into the drawing, just bring in 10 unexpired boxtops attached to a "dollar" form and turn in to your 1st hour teacher. Extra forms can be found in the Jaguar News.

Let's go JMS ~ keep on turning in those boxtops! Every single boxtops adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!

Random Recognition
Congratulations to the following students for being referral-free last week:
Matthew Z.
Araya Y.
Donnell Y.
Montoya Y.
Ilija W.
Gage W.
Catriona W.
Isaiah W.
Mckenzie W.

Valentine's Dance
The JMS Valentine's Dance will be held on Friday from 6-8PM with $3 admission cost. There will be a coat check available.

If you receive any tardies or referrals between Monday [2/6/17] and Friday [2/10/17] through 8th period, you will NOT be allowed to attend the dance. Teachers will be emailing the names of tardy students to the Guidance office.

A Taste of Black History
What: A Taste of Black History Night
When: Tonight from 6-8PM
Where: JMS

Come enjoy presentations by fraternities, sororities, historians, and others. There will be vendors, food tasting, and an African Dance demonstration. This is a free event to all JMS families and District 186 families. JMS students in attendance will receive a reward.

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.

Girls' Volleyball
6th grade -

7th grade - AWAY games today at Blessed Sacrament. The 7th grade game will begin at 4:30PM. The JMS team bus will leave the JMS gym parking lot at 3:45PM.

8th grade - AWAY games today at Blessed Sacrament. The 7th grade game will begin at 4:30PM. The JMS team bus will leave the JMS gym parking lot at 3:45PM.

SHS Cheer Clinic
When: Saturday, Feb. 18th from 9:30AM-12PM
Where: Springfield High School
Fee: $25
More information is available in the Jaguar Sports' News.

Have a great day!

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