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.

Friday

03/24/2017
 
You’ve spoken, Patriots, and it’s now official:  Harry Potter is your 2017 March Book Madness champion, beating out Wonder by a score of 148 to 92.  Thanks to all of you who participated, and to the LA teachers who took time out of class for promoting, voting and spending time with the bracketology.
 
Just a reminder that student council will NOT be meeting the Monday we return from spring break. Our next meeting will be Monday, April 10th.
 
This is a reminder to all State Varsity and JV Science Olympiad team members -- please check the SciOly Canvas page AND your student email DAILY for event assignments and trip updates over Spring Break.  You don't want to miss information on t-shirt orders and food orders!
 
As a special gift for Spring break, Miss Mehok pushed back the deadline to order Cheer Spirit shirts to this Friday, March 24. Please see her if you cannot order online using the link on Canvas.
 
Hello Tech Crew for Willy Wonka. Please check Canvas for your schedule when we get back from Spring Break. It is posted up through the week of the show. Prop crew please meet in Ms. Mehok’ s room, 211 tomorrow morning for a quick meeting with our prop crew leader.
 
Money and costume/t-shirt order forms for Willy Wonka Junior are overdue.    Please turn in your money and order form ASAP.  If there is a payment issue please see Mr. Colbert or Mrs. Ducommun.  Cast members who do not get their order forms and money in before Spring Break will be dismissed from the musical.
 
Are you ready to Rock the Test? PARCC testing will take place the week we return from spring break, and the golden tickets return as well! Remember, golden tickets are earned by bringing a charged Chromebook, headphones, and a free reading book to every test day, getting a good night’s sleep the night before testing, and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of. When the staff sees you working hard to Rock the Test, you will earn a golden ticket per testing day. You will need four by the end of the week to earn a special treat at lunch on Thursday, April 13th. Keep working hard to Rock the Test!

Thursday

03/23/2017
 
Attention all Homework Club Students.  There will be No Homework Club Today!  Please take your daily mode of transportation home.  We will not meet again until April 11th because of PARCC testing.  Have a safe and wonderful break!
 
It’s halftime for the championship of March Book Madness. You have until 2:30 today to visit the Google form posted on the webpage and cast your ballot.
 
As a special gift for Spring break, Miss Mehok pushed back the deadline to order Cheer Spirit shirts to this Friday, March 24. Please see her if you cannot order online using the link on Canvas.
 
Hello Tech Crew for Willy Wonka. Please check Canvas for your schedule when we get back from Spring Break. It is posted up through the week of the show. Prop crew please meet in Ms. Mehok’ s room, 211 tomorrow morning for a quick meeting with our prop crew leader.
 
Money and costume/t-shirt order forms for Willy Wonka Junior are overdue.    Please turn in your money and order form ASAP.  If there is a payment issue please see Mr. Colbert or Mrs. Ducommun.  Cast members who do not get their order forms and money in before Spring Break will be dismissed from the musical.
 
Are you ready to Rock the Test? PARCC testing will take place the week we return from spring break, and the golden tickets return as well! Remember, golden tickets are earned by bringing a charged Chromebook, headphones, and a free reading book to every test day, getting a good night’s sleep the night before testing, and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of. When the staff sees you working hard to Rock the Test, you will earn a golden ticket per testing day. You will need four by the end of the week to earn a special treat at lunch on Thursday, April 13th. Keep working hard to Rock the Test!
 
Sporting News
 
The 8AA basketball team finished their season last night as conference champs by defeating Granger by a final score of 24-13.  It was the Patriot’s toughest game of the year, but we were able to grind it out and play some physical basketball for the win.  Jefferson played incredibly tough to get the “W” and they did it as a team!  It was a great ending to an undefeated season, and both 8th grade teams should be proud of how they played.  Awesome game last night 8AA, congrats on your championship and not losing a game the last two seasons!!!
 
From the very first day of practice, the 8A girls have worked hard and have been supportive and committed to each other. Yesterday, it all paid off. Though the score was very low, the defensive battle was highly fierce! It came down to the very last seconds, but we were able to pull out the win! Please join me in congratulating your 8a, UNDEFEATED, Lady Patriot Conference Champs!
 
The 7th grade AA went into halftime down 1 to #Kennedy, but just didn't have enough offense last night to get things closer, as they lost 25-16.  Jefferson should be extremely proud of all 10 girls- they gave everything they had and are already talking about camps this summer to seek revenge next year.  Congrats on a terrific season.
 
The seventh grade single A Patriots fought a tough battle against the Kennedy Eagles but fell in the final seconds 19 to 15. The name of the game last night was intensity, and every Patriot gave everything they could, refusing to quit until the clock ran out. Coach Sniadecki and Nelson are incredibly impressed and proud of the work of every player. We are one team, never forget.

Wednesday

03/22/2017
 
Photography meets today. We will be decorating the bulletin board in Jefferson Square. Please be in room 209 right after school so we can get started. See you soon!
 
There will be No Homework Club Tomorrow (Thursday).  Please take your regular mode of transportation home!  Have a safe fun break!
 
Final Four results are in, and for the first time in March Book Madness history, we have a dystopia-free championship! Harry Potter and Wonder emerged victorious, and now it’s time for the Patriots to crown their favorite book of 2017.  Will it be the emotional story of Augie that touched people’s hearts or the fantasy powerhouse that captured their imaginations? YOU decide by visiting the Google form on the Jefferson webpage by 2:30 pm on Thursday.
 
Also from the LRC:  one more reminder for students who read all 20 of the 2017 Rebecca Caudill’s to stop by the circ desk to sign up for their READ poster pictures which need to be taken before Spring Break.
 
Money and costume/t-shirt order forms for Willy Wonka Junior are overdue.    Please turn in your money and order form ASAP.  If there is a payment issue please see Mr. Colbert or Mrs. Ducommun.  Cast members who do not get their order forms and money in before Spring Break will be dismissed from the musical.
 
If you want a cheerleading spirit shirt, please order it on Custom Ink.com. The link is one Canvas by Tuesday.
 
Tech Crew please Canvas DAILY for practice times and who needs to be at practice and when following Spring Break.
 
Are you ready to Rock the Test? PARCC testing will take place the week we return from spring break, and the golden tickets return as well! Remember, golden tickets are earned by bringing a charged Chromebook, headphones, and a free reading book to every test day, getting a good night’s sleep the night before testing, and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of. When the staff sees you working hard to Rock the Test, you will earn a golden ticket per testing day. You will need four by the end of the week to earn a special treat at lunch on Thursday, April 13th. Keep working hard to Rock the Test!
 
Sporting News
 
Congratulations to the 7AA team as they caged the Wildcats of Washington, the #2 seed, 25-17, and will be playing in the championship game tomorrow. The 7AA, a 6th seed, will be the first team lower than a 3 seed to win the Conference Championship. Our motto is I Am The One, so players of the game to all 10.
 
In last night’s semi-final game, the 7A Patriots squared up against the Crone Panthers and lead from the very first drive. The Patriots were relentless with their aggressive defense, and smart passing helped to keep the ball down low. We’ve got our eyes set on Kennedy tonight. One team. Believe!
 
The 8AA basketball team completely dominated in the semifinal game last night as they beat Crone by a final score of 49-14.  The Patriots held Crone scoreless in the first quarter and never looked back.  7 different girls scored, while every girl played incredible defense.  Both 8th grade teams play at Kennedy tonight, with AA having the early game.  Come out to Kennedy and support your Patriots!  Good luck to all four Jefferson teams tonight!
 
The 8A Patriots played a fast and aggressive game last night against Lincoln. All eleven ladies worked hard the entire time on the court to pull out the victory! Final score Lincoln 17, Jefferson 23! Come check us out tonight at Kennedy for the Championship game!

Tuesday

03/21/2017
 
An important reminder for jazz ensemble members-Permission forms for our field trip are due tomorrow.
 
Photography club meets tomorrow. We will be decorating the bulletin board in Jefferson Square. Please join us at 3 o'clock in room 209.
 
It’s halftime of the Final Four match-ups of March Book Madness, and so far Harry Potter and Wonder are trouncing Hunger Games and The War that Saved My Life, respectively.  If you haven’t had a chance to weigh in on what YOU think deserves to be in this year’s finals, be sure to go to the Google form on the homepage by 2:30 today when the polls close. Could this be our first dystopia-free finals? That’s up to you, Patriots!
 
Also from the LRC:  Students who read all 20 of the 2017 Rebecca Caudill nominee need to stop by the circ desk to schedule their photo shoot for their READ poster for this year.  Supervised study would be the best time, but come in LA if that isn’t possible.   We’d like to get some pictures taken this week, so don’t forget!
 
Money and costume/t-shirt order forms for Willy Wonka Junior are overdue.    Please turn in your money and order form ASAP.  If there is a payment issue please see Mr. Colbert or Mrs. Ducommun.  Cast members who do not get their order forms and money in before Spring Break will be dismissed from the musical.
 
If you want a cheerleading spirit shirt, please order it on Custom Ink.com. The link is one Canvas by Tuesday.
 
If you signed up to attend a breakfast in your supervised study class to hear Jordan Westerman speak about nutrition, the breakfast will be held this Wednesday morning at 7:30. If you are being dropped off or if you ride the bus, please come to the front doors by the main office and there will be someone there to check you in. Head straight to the FACS room and your breakfast will be waiting for you.  If there are any students interested in coming to the next breakfast being held in the months of April and May, please stop in to room 111 and get a permission slip.
 
Tech Crew please Canvas DAILY for practice times and who needs to be at practice and when following Spring Break.
 
Are you ready to Rock the Test? PARCC testing will take place the week we return from spring break, and the golden tickets return as well! Remember, golden tickets are earned by bringing a charged Chromebook, headphones, and a free reading book to every test day, getting a good night’s sleep the night before testing, and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of. When the staff sees you working hard to Rock the Test, you will earn a golden ticket per testing day. You will need four by the end of the week to earn a special treat at lunch on Thursday, April 13th. Keep working hard to Rock the Test!

Monday

03/20/2017
 
Yearbook IS meeting today after school.  We are finalizing our last pages from 3:00-3:45 today.  See you in Room 226.
 
If you want a cheerleading spirit shirt, please order it on Custom Ink.com. The link is one Canvas by Tuesday.
 
If you signed up to attend a breakfast in your supervised study class to hear Jordan Westerman speak about nutrition, the breakfast will be held this Wednesday morning at 7:30. If you are being dropped off or if you ride the bus, please come to the front doors by the main office and there will be someone there to check you in. Head straight to the FACS room and your breakfast will be waiting for you.  If there are any students interested in coming to the next breakfast being held in the months of April and May, please stop in to room 111 and get a permission slip.
 
And now for the March Book Madness update:  There weren’t many surprises in the Elite 8 as the four regional champions were determined last week, and now we’re down to the Final Four.  On the right side of the bracket, the realistic fiction winner, Wonder, will be taking on the book that just squeaked by in historical fiction, The War That Saved my Life.  But on the left side of the bracket, Sci-fi/Dystopia 2-time former champ, Hunger Games, will be taking on the book, movie and amusement park franchise Harry Potter in what promises to be an epic battle.  Lobby for your favorites or do your best to cause an upset, but just make sure you vote by 2:30 pm tomorrow to determine who makes it to the championship round.
 
In another announcement from the LRC, students who read all 20 of the 2017 Rebecca Caudill nominee need to stop by the circ desk to schedule their photo shoot for their READ poster for this year.  Supervised study would be the best time, but come in LA if that isn’t possible.   We’d like to get some pictures taken this week, so don’t forget!
 
Tech Crew please Canvas DAILY for practice times and who needs to be at practice and when following Spring Break.
 
The Science Olympiad State Varsity team should check Canvas today and fill out the survey posted on the Science Olympiad home page. Coaches will be available Monday-Thursday this week from 3:00-4:30 pm for varsity team members who would like to meet.
 
Check out the new Builder’s club display in Jefferson Square.  We will be collecting un-opened items for Hesed House a homeless shelter in Aurora such as ear buds and headphones, shaving cream, travel size mouthwash, cough-drops, combs and brushes, and deodorant. The last chance to donate to the Hesed house is before spring break so make sure to get your items in as soon as possible. Representatives from Builder’s Club will be coming around in your supervised study to inform you further!  Be a community contributor!
 
Are you ready to Rock the Test? PARCC testing will take place the week we return from spring break, and the golden tickets return as well! Remember, golden tickets are earned by bringing a charged Chromebook, headphones, and a free reading book to every test day, getting a good night’s sleep the night before testing, and eating a healthy breakfast the morning of. When the staff sees you working hard to Rock the Test, you will earn a golden ticket per testing day. You will need four by the end of the week to earn a special treat at lunch on Thursday, April 13th. Keep working hard to Rock the Test!
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