JJHS Daily Announcements

Check in here to review what was read over the morning announcements at Jefferson.  It's a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings.

Tuesday

01/17/2017
 
Students in Homework Club: This is a reminder that there will be NO Homework Club today.  We will see you all on Thursday!
 
All Science Olympiad members must stop by Room 101 TODAY (right now would be great!!) to pick up their information packets for Saturday's competition.  Forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in to Mrs. Piekarz or Mrs. Garza by Thursday.
 
Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing basketball.  Tryouts are next Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-5:00.  You must have an updated sports physical on file with the nurse.  In order to sign up, please go to the Jefferson Website starting later this afternoon.  There will be a Google Form for you to fill out in order for you to tryout.  Again this is only for 7th grade girls interested.
 
Welcome back photography club. We've missed you. We'll be meeting tomorrow--Wednesday--from 3 to 4 in room 209. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Nix.
 
Since there was no school yesterday because of the holiday, Tuesday Graph Trivia is here to start of your week!  Use the graphs in the LRC to answer the question on the Google form that is posted on the Jefferson webpage under Quick Links and Spotlight.  Your LA teacher may even have it posted on his/her Canvas site, and of course, we’re going to read it now over the announcements!  Here it is: “In lowest terms, what fraction of Ms. Palubicki’s 6/8 block is actively participating in this year’s Rebecca Caudill program?”  Answers are due by 3 pm Wednesday, and all correct responders will not only get Patriot Pay but also have their names entered in the raffle for Book Fair Gift Certificates.  Good luck!
 
Attention Patriot Readers and all students!  Join us in the LRC Thursday after school to hear Anderson's booktalk this year's Mock Siebert nominees! If you're looking for some great nonfiction, this is your chance to hear about some great new books! Everyone is welcome! Please have rides home available by 3:45.
 
You heard Mr. O’Malley at the assembly last week and it’s time to act!  Upload those great pictures that you’ve taken this year and your smiling face could be included in our yearbook!  Speaking of our yearbook, the deadline to order yours is THIS FRIDAY.  AGH!  Just four more days to take advantage of the $18 price.  Mrs. Williams has order forms in the Main Office.  Don’t wait. . .it might be too late!
 
Calling all Unstoppable Readers!  We hope you are enjoying Unstoppable, Jefferson's All School Read. If you have finished Unstoppable or read any other Tim Green books be sure to log this into the google doc. This Friday we will have our first raffle for those who have finished the book. Be sure to log in to be eligible to win a prize.
 
Sporting News
 
After a long day of wrestling on Saturday the Jefferson Wrestling team was very successful. The JV finished 2nd and the Varsity ended the season as Conference Champions.   Coach Gonzalez wants to send out a thank you to the coaches: Coach Diamond, Coach Myers, and Coach Stahulak.

Monday

01/16/2017
 
No School.

Friday

01/13/2017
 
Calling all students who are interested in auditioning for Willy Wonka. There will be a second informational meeting for those who could not attend the first. It will be on Wednesday, January 18 from 3:00 to 3:45 in the Chorus Room. You do not have to be in Chorus to audition.  Sign-ups for audition times are outside the chorus room.
 
Yesterday at the assembly, Mr. O’Malley reminded you that you can upload photos to be used in our yearbook.  Go to yearbookforever.com, search for Jefferson Junior High, go to “Community Upload” and use the access code “Patriots.”  We’d love to use your pictures from field trips, sports, class activities, or the Jefferson community.  In case you missed it, the information is on Jefferson’s home page and on the screens in Jefferson Square and the LRC.
 
This announcement is for all 8th grade students The time to register for the Washington, D.C. trip is coming to an end.  Next Friday is the last day to register for the trip of a lifetime: Washington, D.C.!  Our Nation’s capital, museum, monument, friendship and no parents! What could be better?  Tuesday during the 8th grade lunch period, Mr. Rester will have a table set up with forms available and will answer any questions that you may have.  Mr. Rester will also be in room 232 after school to answer questions and help travelers set up room groups.  Forms with directions for registering are available in Jefferson Square.  KIDS!  Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit and tour Washington, D.C. with your friends.
 
Sporting News
 
The 8th grade AA basketball team won its opening round tournament game last night, defeating Washington 45-23.  The team fed off the energy at the spirit assembly and ball-hawked all game long.  The team looks to continue the ride Tuesday with a 4:00 game at Granger.
 
The 7th grade A Patriots had a tough loss to the War hawks of Madison, 34-27. The Patriots had the lead 25-16 after three quarters of action. However, a string of turnovers and missed free throws would prove to be the demise of the team. Coach Vanecek and Lenz would like to thank the boys for a great season.

Thursday

01/12/2017
 
ATTENTION CHESS AND GAME CLUB MEMBERS!  Chess and Game Club will not meet today due to Mr. Rester’s absence.  Please take your usual method home after school today.  Chess and Game Club will meet again next Tuesday.
 
There will be NO Intramural Basketball tomorrow.  We will have it again on Tuesday.
 
A record number of Patriots correctly responded to this week’s Tuesday Graph Trivia!  Congratulations to the 43 students who knew that 31 students have read Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, which is almost twice as many as the other nonfiction option, Port Chicago 50.  Patriot Pay will be distributed through your LA teachers either today or tomorrow, and your names will all be entered in the gift card raffle for the book fair.
 
The time to register for the Washington, D.C. trip is coming to an end.  Next Friday is the last day to register for the trip of a lifetime: Washington, D.C.!  Our Nation’s capital…museums…monuments…friendships…and no parents!  What could be better? Tomorrow during the shortened 8th grade lunch period, Mr. Rester will have a table set up with forms available.  He will also be there to answer questions.  Tomorrow, at the end of the day, Mr. Rester will be available on the blacktop as well.  Tuesday, students that are going on the DC trip will be asked to begin forming their room groups.  KIDS!  Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit and tour Washington, D.C. with your friends.
 
Spirit Week:
 
Friday – School Spirit/Red, White & Blue Day
 
Sporting News
 
Varsity beats Gregory 49 to 39 to finish the season undefeated.  JV beats Gregory 36 to 24.  Come out and cheer the wrestling team on Saturday, January 14th from 8:00am-4:00pm at Naperville North High School as we go for another Conference Championship.

Wednesday

01/11/2017
 
Congratulations to the 8th grade PI group, as they came in #10th in the nation on the Nationwide Word Master Analogy Test.  This particular test was extremely difficult this year, as only 6 students nationwide would have received an A grade.  To make the award even more impressive, 6 of the schools in the top 10 were either magnet/charter private schools and one PI+.  We have some extremely bright kids to be proud of here at Jefferson.
 
If you are in 7th, or 8th grade and you are a girl, you can come in from 6:45 to 7:45.  This is a great way to work on your skills prior to basketball tryouts in late January, or simply a great way to have fun with your friends prior to school.  We will meet every school day for the next 3 weeks.  If you have any questions see Mr. Bil or Mr. Kane.
 
Hey Yearbook members—We don’t have a meeting on Monday because there is no school.  The next time we’ll be together is January 23. . .that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to do, though!  If you have a moment, please stop by Room 226 for ideas and suggestions on what you could work on from now until we meet again.  We need to be ready to send in our first 40 pages in early February.  Senior Editors and Project Managers, please stop in Room 226 this morning before 10:00, if you are able to—we’d like you to approve the cover.  Patriots—this is your final chance to order yearbooks.  The order MUST be completed in two weeks.  See the Main Office so you won’t be left out.
 
Attention, Patriots!  There’s still time for you to answer this week’s graph trivia question.  To respond, go to the Google form posted on the Jefferson webpage under Quick Links and Spotlight or your LA or math teacher may even have it posted on his/her Canvas site. Answers are due by 3 pm Wednesday, and all correct responders will not only get Patriot Pay but also have their names entered in the raffle for Book Fair Gift Certificates.  Here’s the question again, and good luck to all you who choose to answer!  Two of this year’s nominees are nonfiction.  Which one has been read by more Patriots AND how many students have read it? You must get both parts of the question correct for it to count.
 
Spirit Week:
 
Thursday – Western Day
 
Friday – School Spirit/Red, White & Blue Day
 
Sporting News
 
The 7AA basketball team won their last regular season game last night over Lincoln by a final score of 54-38.  With the win, the Patriots finished the season with a record of 8-4, which was good enough to earn them the #4 spot in the tournament.  The Patriots shut down Lincoln’s big man in the second half, which was the difference in the game.  Great game last night 7AA!
 
The 7A Patriots put together a solid effort against the Lancers of Lincoln last night. It was a true team effort on both sides of the ball for the Patriots. The Lancers started to make a comeback in the second half but the 7A Patriots stout defense and fast paced offense allowed them to gallop passed the Lancers by a final score of 38-27. The Patriots start the tournament on Thursday.
 
The 8AA basketball team played a solid all-around game yesterday in its regular-season finale, defeating Lincoln 41-27.  The Patriots effort on defense sparked an 18-to-3 third quarter to propel it to the victory.  The Patriots open tournament play tomorrow with a five o’clock home game versus Washington.
 
The 8A boys started off slow last night against Lincoln, however, took control after the first quarter to finish the game with a score of 35-9. The Patriots’ win capped off a great regular season with a record of 9-2 going into our tournament as the number 2 seed. Our first playoff game will be at Jefferson on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 4. Please come out and support your Patriots as we start the post season tournament.
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