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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Remember ~ Your day is what you make it. Let’s make it a great one!



Fast foods usually have chemicals added to them in order to make them last longer, so they can make more money. Your lettuce from the farm or supermarket might only last a week, but lettuce from a fast food restaurant might last several weeks. Do you rally want to put chemicals like that into your body?



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.”



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.



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.



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 lunch shifts.



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



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



Dehoward W.!



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 Entrée: BBQ Ribs; Mac & Cheese; Fruit on the Salad Bar

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy


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 and go outside.

  6. Clean up after yourself and push in your chair.



To be entered into the monthly 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 boxtop adds up and is a way to help support our school. Keep up the good work!


Sports & Activities Pictures

Yearbook pictures for cross country, girls' basketball, boys' basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, studio crew, science fair club, WEB, scholastic bowl, yearbook club, IMSA, BETA club, art club, & show choir will be taken tomorrow morning. Order forms are available in the Jaguar News. Order forms and payment must be turned in on the day of pictures.


Science & History Night

We are looking forward to Science & History Night on March 8th from 5:30-7PM. Please bring back your RSVP as soon as possible! Come look at microscopes, pendulums, test your knowledge of the states and capitals, and try the escape room!

There will be babysitting and a light snack. It will be fun!


Art News

Congratulations to the following art students for having your artwork selected by Mrs. Magruder for the New Berlin Art Fair. 

8th Grade - Alexis K., Peyton W., Amelia L., Shelby G.

7th Grade - Ben V., Isaak M.

6th Grade - Jacey G., Bailey D., Zharia P., Cheyanne W.

The show will be open to the public March 4-6 at the New Berlin Fairgrounds. Congrats & good luck! Results will be announced later.


BBSS Student Liaisons

Congratulations to the following students on being nominated as student liaisons to the Braided Behavior Support System team. 

Erica P., Jeremiah B., Colman J., Josh I., Jordan S., Tilah H., Shanine N., Markeisha J., Calvin K., Braden N., Zayne B., & Myaiko C.


Yearbook News

Yearbook orders are due no later than March 15th in order to be guaranteed a yearbook and to lock in the $20 price. Get your yearbook orders in to Ms. Sponsler or Mrs. Goss-Rodgers as soon as possible.



JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

Please remember to follow all school rules and 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 and game schedules can be found in the Jaguar Sports’ News in the Gym Lobby.



Track tryouts will take place on Tuesday, March 7th and Thursday, March 9th.

If you are interested in trying out for track, you must ….

  1. Not have any Fs from the 1st semester in any subject.

  2. Have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

  3. Have a current sports’ physical on file in the school office.

  4. Have fewer than five referrals between now and tryouts.

Listen to announcements for more information about the upcoming tryouts in March.

Girls’ Volleyball

6th  Grade – 

7th Grade – 

8th Grade – 


Have a great day!

At JMS I will ….




Discipline &


to show my Jaguar PRIDE!