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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.

Monday

01/23/2017
 
Yearbook Staff—Today is the day you’ve been waiting for!  Our next meeting is TODAY after school until 3:45. Like the good ol’ days. We need all Yearbook project managers, photographers, copywriters, art directors, senior editors, design people. . .if you are in Yearbook, we need you!  Please arrange a ride for 3:45 today.  See Mrs. Nekolny or Mrs. Halblander with questions and come prepared to WORK! We can’t wait to see you!
 
The Jefferson Science Olympiad team competed in the Lisle Invitational this past Saturday.  The competition was fierce and we were up against some of the best teams in the state, and your Jefferson team rose to the challenge, bringing home medals in several events. Congratulations to all of our team members for a great effort!  We will have an all-team meeting today after school from 3:00 - 3:45pm in Room 101.
 
Attention Math Team:  Today's meeting is for the students that are taking the second part of the tryout test for the MathCounts Regional Competition. If you are not interested in participating in the competition and did not take the first portion two weeks ago, you should not attend today's meeting.
 
Auditions for “Willy Wonka” begin today and continue tomorrow and Wednesday.   Call-backs are by invitation only on Thursday.  Sign up, for your audition day, on the sheets outside the chorus room.  There are few slots left on the sign-up sheets, so get your name down if you plan on auditioning.  If you are auditioning, please plan on staying from 3 to 6.  You did not have to attend the informational sessions to audition.  If you have questions, talk to Mr. Colbert, Mrs. Ducommun, Mrs. Hernandez or Ms. Mehok.
 
Hey 8th Graders!  Do you still need to sign up for the Washington DC trip?  Well, here is some great news! The online registration has been extended to the end of the month…that gives you 8th graders about 9 days to register.  If you have already registered, please check the list for your name.  It is also time to form your room groups.  Instructions are in Jefferson square.  Yellow handouts are also in Jefferson Square with the information for registering for the amazing Washington, DC trip!  See Mr. Rester if you have questions.
 
Unstoppable readers! Don't forget to read Unstoppable and register that you read it in the google doc. Friday's raffle was our first raffle but we will have one each week until the All School Read event on February 9. Supervised Study teachers don't forget that you can win a prize too for the class with the most participation!!

Friday

01/20/2017
 
Attention all Science Olympiad members attending tomorrow's Lisle Invitational:  we will be meeting today after school in Room 101 to prepare for the competition.  Please have your rides here at 3:45, and bring your Chromebooks and materials!
 
Attention Builders’ Club members and students interested in joining Builders’ Club!! Our next meeting will be this upcoming Monday, January 23rd in room 232 from 7:15 to 7:45. We will be planning out the rest of our year so don’t miss this very important meeting! Please see Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Hernandez if you have any questions. See you Monday!!
 
There’s nothing sweeter than a perfect cast.  You could be part of that perfect cast.  Auditions for “Willy Wonka” are 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.  You did not have to attend the informational sessions to audition.  If you have questions, talk to Mr. Colbert, Mrs. Ducommun, Mrs. Hernandez or Ms. Mehok.
 
Today is our our first All School Read raffle.  To enter the raffle all you have to do is read Unstoppable and register your name in the googledoc.  Ask you supervised study teach about it.  Our next raffle will be next Friday, January 27th.
 
Did you check out the latest issue of the Patriot Press? Click the link on the JJHS home page. You’ll find opinion pieces, movie reviews, comics, and more.

Thursday

01/19/2017
 
7th grade girls basketball players, please go to the Jefferson Website to register for tryouts. There will be a Google Form YOU NEED TO SIGN UP for.  Do not wait!  Tryouts are next Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
Congratulations to the 36 Patriots who answered that 19/25 of Ms. Palubicki’s 6/8 LA block are actively participating in the Rebecca Caudill program!  Expect to receive Patriot Pay from your LA teacher today or tomorrow, and know that your name will also be entered in the book fair gift certificate raffle!
 
Attention Builders’ Club members and students interested in joining Builders’ Club!! Our next meeting will be this upcoming Monday, January 23rd in room 232 from 7:15 to 7:45. We will be planning out the rest of our year so don’t miss this very important meeting! Please see Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Hernandez if you have any questions. See you Monday!!
 
Did you check out the latest issue of the Patriot Press? Click the link on the JJHS home page. You’ll find opinion pieces, movie reviews, comics, and more.
 
Oompa Loompa doopatee dee.    It’s time to try out early next week.  Oompa Loompa Doompatee doo, there might be a perfect part just for you!  Auditions for “Willy Wonka” are 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.  You did not have to attend the informational sessions to audition.  If you have questions, talk to Mr. Colbert, Mrs. Ducommun, Mrs. Hernandez or Ms. Mehok.
 
Hey 8th Graders!  Do you still need to sign up for the Washington DC trip?  Don’t wait too long!  There is only a little time left. Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Washington DC trip.  If you have already registered, check the list in Jefferson Square to make sure your name is there.  Instructions for forming your room groups are also with the list of travelers.  Don’t miss out on the greatest trip ever because you waited too long.  Directions for signing up for the Washington DC trip are in the pamphlet holders in Jefferson Square.  See Mr. Rester if you have questions.
 
Just so there’s no confusion, jazz ensemble does not meet tomorrow.  We will rehearse on Monday morning.
 
Sporting News
 
The 8th grade single a boys’ season came to an end last night in a nail biter against a very tough Fischer team. The Patriots fought until the very end in a 33-30 point loss. The eight grade single A team had a fantastic season and showed the true meaning of Patriot basketball last night, as they have done all season long, by not giving up until the final whistle. Coach Kane and Coach White are very proud of the effort shown by the team throughout the season and their ability to show improvement every day at practice, both in skill and improving their knowledge about the game of basketball. We want to thank you all for your support and efforts in a great Patriot basketball season.

Wednesday

01/18/2017
 
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.
 
Sporting News
 
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!!!

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.



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