Photography club meets today! We'll be in room 209 at 3 o'clock. See you this afternoon!
The “golden age of chocolate” begins next week, with auditions for “Willy Wonka” next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Call-backs are by invitation only on Thursday. Sign up for your audition day on the sheets outside the chorus room. Please plan on staying from 3 to 6 on that day. If you did not get to attend the informational meeting in December, there is another one today after school until 3:45. Come audition to be part of the “world of pure imagination”.
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! In lowest terms, what fraction of Ms. Palubicki’s 6/8 block is actively participating in this year’s Rebecca Caudill program?
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.
Yesterday, students in 6th grade PI classes placed their votes for Anderson’s Mock Newbery program. Winning by a landslide here at Jefferson was All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor. The 5 honor books were separated by only 13 votes; in order from 1st to 5th runner-up are: Ghosts by Raina Telegemeier, The Best Man by Richard Peck, Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes, Nine, Ten by Nora Baskin and The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Anderson’s will announce their results by Friday, so stay tuned for the program’s prediction for what SHOULD win the Newbery Medal which will be announced officially on January 23rd.
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.
Naperville North will be offering a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, February 11th. Additional information is available outside the main office.
The time to register for the Washington, D.C. trip is coming to an end. This 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? KIDS! Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit and tour Washington, D.C. with your friends. If you have already registered, check out the list in Jefferson Square to start forming your room groups. If you have questions please see Mr. Rester.
The 8A boys kept to their winning ways in the second round of the playoffs against Kennedy last night. The Patriots moved into the semi-finals with a 34-18 point win. The game started off with Patriots taking advantage of two free throws, draining them both. We owned the low block last night with 10 points making it impossible to defend him. As always, our defense was aggressive and made it difficult for Kennedy to get started with their offense. We play tonight, at Crone, against Fischer. Ring your victory bell!
Unstoppable is when you don’t let a tough situation get the best of you. Yesterday, the 8AA basketball team, despite ultimately losing the game, proved they were unstoppable. The team faced a 12-0 deficit five minutes into the game, before the Patriots hit two 3-pointers to spark the offense. The team continued to fight its way back, closing the gap to 4 points by halftime. Late in the third quarter, the Patriots took a three-point lead. That’s a 15-point turnaround in about 2 quarters of play. Mr. Kane and Mr. White would like to congratulate the AA players on a great season and for being unstoppable.
The 7AA team’s season came to end last night as they lost to the Still Bulldogs by a final score of 31-25. The two teams had a hard time getting anything going on the offensive end due to the defensive play of both teams. The Patriots were down late, but were able to make a comeback and tie the game up at 25-25. Unfortunately, we had some costly turnovers late in the game that Still was able to convert for points. Jefferson went down fighting, but it wasn’t enough to advance to the next round. Great season 7AA!!!