Springfield Public Schools - Home

Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703

JMS Daily Announcements

November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 


Remember ~ You are in charge of the choices that you make. Your day is what you make it. Let’s make it a great one!



WEEK 13: 11/13-11/16/18 Relationship Skills:

I will acknowledge that I am listening by asking open ended questions.



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.”

In addition, jackets, sweatshirts, & hoodies should not be worn around the waist. Hoodies and jackets are not allowed in the classroom. Sweaters must be a solid color with no zippers or hoods. Layered shirts under your polo must be a solid color.

All personal grooming items should be kept in your locker. This includes combs, brushes, picks, cologne, lotion, lip gloss, glitter, sprays, etc. Purses and bookbags may not be carried to classrooms.



You may access your locker before school, before lunch, after lunch, and after school. You should not share your locker or your locker combination with anyone. Keep your locker locked and not set to open!



Damion W. & Carl M.!



Main Entrée: Big Daddy's Pizza OR Philly Steak on a Bun

Tomorrow's Breakfast: Egg & Cheese on a Biscuit



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.

No food or drinks may be taken out of the cafeteria. You may not eat or drink in the halls or the classrooms. The "sale" of Kool-Aid is NOT allowed.

You should NOT be hanging out in the halls or in the bathrooms. Go directly to lunch! Boys go directly outside via the boiler room doors. Girls go directly to the cafeteria.



Congratulations to the following classes for showing respect and doing the right thing when having a guest teacher!

  • Ms. Hoffek's 7th & 3rd period classes on 11/02 & 07/2018

  • Ms. Sponsler's 4th & 6th period classes on 11/07/2018

  • Mrs. Hulvey's 5th period class on 11/02/2018

  • Mr. Garman's 1st period class on 11/06/2018



Congratulations! On student from each of the following Advisory classes will win a coupon for a free dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Keep showing your Jaguar PRIDE!

  • Ms. Chavours

  • Mrs. Harris

  • Ms. Furkin

  • Ms. Swaggerty

  • Ms. Thomas



Order forms for 8th grade t-shirts are available in the Jaguar News in the Main Lobby. All orders and money are due by 11/21/18. Turn in your orders & money to Mrs. Staab & Mrs. Pyle.



We are kicking off our gift card fundraiser! Packets are being handed out in Advisory classes. Students will be taking orders for Texas Roadhouse gift cards. All money must be collected at the time of ordering. Orders and money are due by 11/27/18. See your packets for more information.


Clubs & Other School Activities

Brain Boosters

If you have received an application to join Brain Boosters, please fill it out and return it to your Guidance Dean. Brain Boosters will meet every Tuesday & Thursday after school.


Acceptable Use Policy

Each student must have a signed AUP on file before that student may use tech devices in the building. Get those AUPs signed and turned in as soon as possible. As in the past, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in District mandated activities or assessments that require the use of technology.


Attendance Challenge

Continue to check the Attendance Challenge board in the main lobby. Your grade could be the winner of a dress down day if your grade has the highest attendance percentage for the month of November. Come to school every day and stay all day!

Current Standings:

  • 6th grade - 96.28%

  • 7th grade - 96.16%

  • 8th grade - 94.39%


Boxtops for Education

Bring in your Box Tops during the month of November for a chance to win a free dress down day. To be entered in the drawing, just bring any amount of unexpired Box Tops to your advisory teacher before the end of November. Two lucky students will be drawn.


Fall Academic Night

Mark your calendars for Jefferson's 1st Academic Night of the school year on Thursday from 6-7:30PM. This will be a night of fun activities loosely based on the popular video game Fortnight. Be sure to return your reservation as soon as possible.


Athletics News

JMS JAGUARS ~ You are STUDENTS first and ATHLETES second!

• 6th Grade GBB - 

7th Grade GBB - Regional game Saturday morning at 10:15AM at Chatham Glenwood Middle School. Team bus will leave JMS promptly at 9AM.

8th Grade GBB - Practice today from 4-5:30PM.

• Cheerleaders - 

• 7th & 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball If you would like to tryout for volleyball team, see Ms. Toni in the Discipline Office, room 110. This is ONLY for 7th & 8th grade girls.

6th Grade BBB - Practice today from 5:30-7PM.

• 7th Grade BBB - 

• 8th Grade BBB


A Day of Madness

  • What: 2 man basketball shooting competition

  • Where: SHG West

  • When: Saturday, November 17th

  • Who: All young and seasoned participants 

For more information, pick up a flyer from the Jaguar News.


PRIDE ~ We are ......






We show Jaguar PRIDE!