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Jefferson Middle School

3001 Allis St.
Springfield, IL 62703


Jul 29, 2016 Jefferson Middle School will be receiving $8000.00 from the Snapdragon Book Foundation Grant for books to support our JMS Bingo Book Challenge. In June, Mrs. Groesch was informed that Jefferson Middle School would be one of nine schools to receive funding out of 575 grant applications. Jefferson Middle School students will benefit from additions to the library books which will include books to replace old and worn out copies, next book in a series books and new titles.

There is a New Newbery Winner in Town

Jan 11, 2016 The winner of the John Newbery Medal has been announced and the winner is... "Hello, Universe" written by Erin Entrada Kelly. It is a story about a small group of middle school students and the strange circumstances in which they find themselves.   Three Newbery Honor books, the ones that did not receive the top award, were also announced. READ MORE

Be Ready! Research Paper Assignments Are Here!

Dec 15, 2015 It is time to gear up to write research papers. In order to do your best on your paper, it is necessary to know about plagiarism and source citations. To help you understand more about citations, you can go to the home page of our Destiny catalog where you will find several resources. I have added a link called the Purdue Owl to the library webpage under "Research Skills" because it is a very helpful source.

JMS Reading Poster Winners Announced

Nov 9, 2015 The JMS Library sponsored a Reading Poster Contest throughout the month of October. There were so many great posters but the three that took a prize were: 3rd Place-Angel W.-Won a bag of candy 2nd Place-Jakaylia W.-Won a bag of candy 1st Place-Kate B.-Won a $25.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble Congratulations to all of the winners! You have inspired others to READ!

JMS Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced!

Jan 12, 2015 The first place winning bookmark for the JMS Library Bookmark Contest was submitted by Amber! Amber turned in a brightly colored bookmark that will inspire students to READ. Good job Amber! The second place winning bookmark was submitted by Kylee. Kylee turned in a bookmark with a "Frozen" theme. It too is a brightly colored bookmark which will also inspire readers to read. Nice work! Third place winning bookmark was submitted by Chris. READ MORE


Apr 28, 2014 The Jefferson Middle School Library was awarded $5000.00 in book money by the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries. Thank you so much to the foundation for funding our library books. Please read the following information about this very supportive foundation: The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Awards More Than $1,000,000 in Grants to School Libraries Grants Will Help 219 School Libraries Buy Books Today The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries... READ MORE


Sep 30, 2010 Students can learn responsibility during their visits to the library. Students are required to return library books to the library when they are due. They are also required to take good care of their books they have checked out. Please encourage your child to find a special place at home for their library book; a place that is away from pets, water, food, and baby brothers and sisters. READ MORE


Dec 2, 2008 PLEASE USE FOR MATH HOMEWORK!!!!! Acute angle, diameter, prime number and improper fraction are all "math" words but what do they mean? Go to "A Maths Dictionary for Kids" and find out. link to A Maths Dictionary for Kids

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