• JJHS Daily Announcements

     

Friday

  • 03/13/2020

     

    "Attention Patriots" - Please check the Lost & Found.  All items will be donated over Spring Break."

    Don’t forget to cast your votes for the first round of March Book Madness!  Go to the Google form posted on the website to support your favorite Fantasies and Historical Fictions.  There a many close races, so every vote counts!  The deadline for the left side of the bracket closes at 3 pm today.

    Check out the updated version of the Patriot Press online to see more stories and more comics. Find the link in Quick Links on the JJHS homepage. Thanks for supporting the newsies!

    Our next Patriots Plus Protocol is Be Polite, Stay to the Right. As you move from class to class, make sure you walk on the right side of the hallway. This helps everyone get where they are going on time. If you are stopping to have a conversation, make sure step to the side out of the flow of traffic. As you move through the Learning Commons, check that you are using the door on the right. Be polite, stay to the right…and you can earn Patriot Pay for the Bunker on March 20.

    “6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club has finished researching their first country, China.  Some interesting facts about China are:

                Ni Hao is hello in Chinese

                Baozi or Bao is a popular dumpling type cuisine

                And there are over 200,000 characters in the Chinese Language!

    Stay tuned for more facts about our second country, Mexico!”

    Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in Track this year for Jefferson. Track season starts Monday, March 16th.  That is next Monday. That day we will have an informational meeting, in which you should not dress, but should come with your Chromebook.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 4:00 and will be held in rooms 201 and 202. Starting Tuesday practices will run daily from 3:00 to 4:30, and the schedule of Meets can be found on the Jefferson Web-site. If you are planning to do track, please be certain you have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to March 13’s first practice.  If you are uncertain about your physical, you can check with Mr. Bilardello

    Attention 7th graders, do you want to help make Jefferson a place Where Everyone Belongs? Join WEB Leaders if you are positive, kind, enthusiastic, and want to make a difference in the lives of 6th graders, and spread kindness in our school! Get an application from Mrs. Anderson—applications are due 3/27.

    All 7th graders are invited to join Mrs. Anderson for friendship lunch today. Every Friday, we meet in the Foods room during lunch for conversation, games, and fun. Please see Mrs. Anderson for a pass to attend—all 7th graders are welcome!

    Attention 8th grade students: The BTG Mentorship program has been cancelled. We will not take a field trip to Naperville North High School today . Mrs. Miles will contact you once the event is rescheduled.

     

    SPORTS:

    The 8AA basketball team gave Gregory everything they could handle last night in the conference championship game.  The Patriots ended up losing a close game to the undefeated Pioneers, but Jefferson played very hard and the girls should be proud of their performance.  It was definitely the strangest championship game played in Jefferson history, as fans were not allowed in the stands.  The team wants to give a huge thank you to Mr. Bill who was able to be at the game and support his student athletes.  The 8AA team ended up in second place this season, which is an awesome accomplishment.  Awesome job last night girls, you had a fantastic season!

     

Thursday

  • 03/12/2020

    Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in Track this year for Jefferson

    Track season starts Monday, March 16th.  That is next Monday. That day we will have an informational meeting, in which you should not dress, but should come with your Chromebook. The meeting will last from 3:00 to 4:00 and will be held in rooms 201 and 202. Starting Tuesday practices will run daily from 3:00 to 4:30, and the schedule of Meets can be found on the Jefferson Web-site. If you are planning to do track please be certain you have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to March 13th’s first practice.  If you are uncertain about your physical you can check with Mr. Bilardello. Any other questions about track can be directed to any of the 6 track coaches: Mr. Bil, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Bratland, Mr. Diamond or Ms. Curtis

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club will celebrate Cherokee Spring Festival this Thursday March 12th from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232.  Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome.  Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    “6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club has finished researching their first country, China.  Some interesting facts about China are:

                Ni Hao is hello in Chinese

                Baozi or Bao is a popular dumpling type cuisine

                And there are over 200,000 characters in the Chinese Language!

    Stay tuned for more facts about our second country, Mexico!”

    JJHS Color Guard will practice on Thursday, March 12th at 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. You must have a permission slip in order to attend practice. See Mrs. Miles if you have any questions.

    Our next Patriots Plus Protocol is Be Polite, Stay to the Right. As you move from class to class, make sure you walk on the right side of the hallway. This helps everyone get where they are going on time. If you are stopping to have a conversation, make sure step to the side out of the flow of traffic. As you move through the Learning Commons, check that you are using the door on the right. Be polite, stay to the right…and you can earn Patriot Pay for the Bunker on March 20.

    Check out the updated version of the Patriot Press online to see more stories and more comics. Find the link in Quick Links on the JJHS homepage. Thanks for supporting the newsies!

    March Book Madness Round 1 voting for the Fantasy/Historical Fiction side of the bracket begins TODAY!  Be sure to complete your predictions on a paper bracket before you cast your first ballot. Start a friendly competition with your friends and see if you can push your favorites through to the end.  Round one, left side closes at 3 pm on Friday, so be sure to access the Google form from the Jefferson webpage by then!

    Photography club meets today in room 227 at 3 o’clock. See you there!

    "Attention Patriots" - Please check the Lost & Found.  All items will be donated over Spring Break."

     

    SPORTS:

    The 8AA basketball team pulled out another close win last night against Scullen as they won by a final score of 25-23.  The Patriots were again down 6 heading into the 4th quarter, but played some amazing defense to outscore Scullen 12-4 in the 4th quarter.  With the win, the Patriots move to the championship game tonight against Gregory.  It will be a tough game, but if anyone can beat the undefeated Pioneers, it is this Patriots team! We are looking forward to a great game tonight.  The 8AA team plays at 5:00 tonight at Crone.  Great game last night 8AA!

     

Wednesday

  • 03/11/2020

     

    Attention 6th grade Patriots!

    6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club is meeting this Wednesday, March 11th in room 201 during 6th period lunch.  We will be continuing our work on Mexico and hanging up our posters.  This club is open to ALL students who want to learn about and celebrate all of the many different cultures represented here at Jefferson.  If you are interested in attending, please let Ms. Bora, Ms. Herrera, Ms. Halblander, or Ms. McNamara know, and they will provide you with a pass.

    6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club has finished researching their first country, China.  Some interesting facts about China are:

                Ni Hao is hello in Chinese

                Baozi or Bao is a popular dumpling type cuisine

                And there are over 200,000 characters in the Chinese Language!

    Stay tuned for more facts about our second country, Mexico!

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club will celebrate Cherokee Spring Festival this Thursday March 12th from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232.  Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome.  Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in Track this year for Jefferson. Track season starts Monday, March 16th.  That is next Monday. That day we will have an informational meeting, in which you should not dress, but should come with your Chromebook.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 4:00 and will be held in rooms 201 and 202.

    Starting Tuesday practices will run daily from 3:00 to 4:30, and the schedule of Meets can be found on the Jefferson Web-site. If you are planning to do track please be certain you have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to March 13th’s first practice.  If you are uncertain about your physical you can check with Mr. Bilardello. Any other questions about track can be directed to any of the 6 track coaches: Mr. Bil, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Bratland, Mr. Diamond or Ms. Curtis

    JJHS Color Guard will practice on Thursday, March 12th at 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. You must have a permission slip in order to attend practice. See Mrs. Miles if you have any questions.

    Our next Patriots Plus Protocol is Be Polite, Stay to the Right. As you move from class to class, make sure you walk on the right side of the hallway. This helps everyone get where they are going on time. If you are stopping to have a conversation, make sure step to the side out of the flow of traffic. As you move through the Learning Commons, check that you are using the door on the right. Be polite, stay to the right…and you can earn Patriot Pay for the Bunker on March 20.

    Photography club meets tomorrow. Mrs. Nix is excited to see everybody. She finally has her voice back. Meet in room 227 at 3 o’clock and make sure you have your rides here at four. See you tomorrow.

    This announcement is for all band students - there will be no band today of any kind. Please stay in supervised study. In addition, there will be no band lunch. Sorry for the inconvenience

    Check out the updated version of the Patriot Press online to see more stories and more comics. Find the link in Quick Links on the JJHS homepage. Thanks for supporting the newsies! 

    Your nominations are in and the bracket has been created for this year’s March Book Madness.  It’s loaded with past tournament winners as well as titles fresh off the 2021 Caudill nominee list divided into the four “regions.”  Will fantasy dominate over historical fiction? Will sports triumph over dystopias?  That’s up for all of you to not only predict but also decide!  Your job now is to choose your favorites and try to push them through to the end. Check out the big bulletin board in the Learning Commons as you’re passing through today to scope out all the pairings.  It’s important to fill out a paper bracket before any of the “games” begin; some of you will be filling these out in LA and keeping track of them in class, but copies are also available at the Circ Desk in the Commons as well.  Round 1 voting for the Fantasy and Historical Fiction side of the bracket begins tomorrow, so be sure to complete your predictions before you cast your first ballot. Start a friendly competition with your friends and see whose got the best bracket come March 27th.

    Hey, Patriots!  Do you love LOU as in Lou Malnatis?  If so, then be sure to support today’s Patriot Connections fundraiser that runs from 11 am until 11 pm.  20% of the days proceeds come back to Jefferson as long as you bring in or show the flyer posted on the Jefferson website. Manja!

     

    SPORTS:

     

    The 8AA basketball team won their second round matchup in a close game against Lincoln last night by a score of 29-25. Good luck tonight 8AA girls!

    The Patriot 7A basketball players gave it their whole hearts last night against Hill. That is how the 7A team has played all season: grit, energy, toughness, full-effort. Unfortunately, the score did not come out in favor of your Patriots who were defeated 19 to 7. The 7th grade coaches, parents, and fans should be considered lucky to have been able to be a part of this great season. The coaches are very proud of the team and honored to have worked such a great group of athletes.

     

     

Tuesday

  • 03/10/2020

     

    Attention 6th grade Patriots!

    6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club is meeting this Wednesday, March 11th in room 201 during 6th period lunch.  We will be continuing our work on Mexico and hanging up our posters.  This club is open to ALL students who want to learn about and celebrate all of the many different cultures represented here at Jefferson.  If you are interested in attending, please let Ms. Bora, Ms. Herrera, Ms. Halblander, or Ms. McNamara know, and they will provide you with a pass.

    6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club has finished researching their first country, China.  Some interesting facts about China are:

                Ni Hao is hello in Chinese

                Baozi or Bao is a popular dumpling type cuisine

                And there are over 200,000 characters in the Chinese Language!

    Stay tuned for more facts about our second country, Mexico!

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club will celebrate Cherokee Spring Festival this Thursday March 12th from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232.  Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome.  Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in Track this year for Jefferson. Track season starts Monday, March 16th.  That is next Monday. That day we will have an informational meeting, in which you should not dress, but should come with your Chromebook.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 4:00 and will be held in rooms 201 and 202.

    Starting Tuesday practices will run daily from 3:00 to 4:30, and the schedule of Meets can be found on the Jefferson Web-site. If you are planning to do track please be certain you have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to March 13th’s first practice.  If you are uncertain about your physical you can check with Mr. Bilardello. Any other questions about track can be directed to any of the 6 track coaches: Mr. Bil, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Bratland, Mr. Diamond or Ms. Curtis

    Be sure to get your new Spring Spiritwear. Find the new link on the JJHS website under Patriot Spotlight!

    Attention 8th grade students!  Your 8th grade class field trip aboard the Odyssey cruise ship at Navy Pier will be here before you know it! You’ll be receiving your permission slips during Supervised Study today. Permission slips & money will be due on 4/14/20. This is a strict deadline, and there will be no exceptions this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your 8th grade Counselor Shanta’ Miles or your Supervised Study teacher.

    Attention all 8th graders…today in addition to your Boat Trip information, you are also asked to bring home the information for your Health Requirements to attend high school next year. Do not delay; see your doctor right away to complete these requirements as soon as possible. The completed paperwork can be mailed or dropped off at the high school any time this summer. Otherwise, you will need to bring the physical and immunizations to the high school at registration in August.

    JJHS Color Guard will practice on Thursday, March 12th at 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. You must have a permission slip in order to attend practice. See Mrs. Miles if you have any questions.

    Our next Patriots Plus Protocol is Be Polite, Stay to the Right. As you move from class to class, make sure you walk on the right side of the hallway. This helps everyone get where they are going on time. If you are stopping to have a conversation, make sure step to the side out of the flow of traffic. As you move through the Learning Commons, check that you are using the door on the right. Be polite, stay to the right…and you can earn Patriot Pay for the Bunker on March 20.

     

    SPORTS:

     

    Your 7th grade single A basketball team took on 12 seed Still last night in the first round of the tournament. Your Patriots were victorious by a score of 22 to 9.  The Patriots played their usual aggressive and opportunistic defense. The Single A Patriots look to take this momentum onto the court tomorrow as they take on 4-seed Hill t 5:00 at Still. Congratulations Patriots! 

    The 7th grade double A Patriots opened the playoffs yesterday at home against Gregory.  The Patriots played a great defensive game creating multiple turnovers.  The Patriots struggled offensively as they could not get a basket to fall. The Patriots never gave up but fell short by a final score of 15 to 11. Coach O’Malley and Rester are proud of all ten players as they worked hard all season and improved daily.  Nice job ladies, hold your head high!

     

Monday

  • 03/09/2020 

    Attention 6th grade Patriots!

    6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club is meeting this Wednesday, March 11th in room 201 during 6th period lunch.  We will be continuing our work on Mexico and hanging up our posters.  This club is open to ALL students who want to learn about and celebrate all of the many different cultures represented here at Jefferson.  If you are interested in attending, please let Ms. Bora, Ms. Herrera, Ms. Halblander, or Ms. McNamara know, and they will provide you with a pass.

    “6th Grade Cultural Awareness Club has finished researching their first country, China.  Some interesting facts about China are:

                Ni Hao is hello in Chinese

                Baozi or Bao is a popular dumpling type cuisine

                And there are over 200,000 characters in the Chinese Language!

    Stay tuned for more facts about our second country, Mexico!”

     

    You are invited!!! The World Languages Club will celebrate Cherokee Spring Festival this Thursday March 12th from 3:00 to 4:00 in room 232.  Stop by to have some fun and try a tasty Native American dessert. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome.  Make sure to save your spot by asking and submitting a permission slip to Mrs. González in room 232. Don’t forget! You are all invited!

    Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in Track this year for Jefferson. Track season starts Monday, March 16th.  That is next Monday. That day we will have an informational meeting, in which you should not dress, but should come with your Chromebook.  The meeting will last from 3:00 to 4:00 and will be held in rooms 201 and 202.

     Starting Tuesday practices will run daily from 3:00 to 4:30, and the schedule of Meets can be found on the Jefferson Web-site. If you are planning to do track please be certain you have a current physical on file with the school nurse prior to March 13th’s first practice.  If you are uncertain about your physical you can check with Mr. Bilardello. Any other questions about track can be directed to any of the 6 track coaches: Mr. Bil, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Harper, Mrs. Bratland, Mr. Diamond or Ms. Curtis

    Be sure to get your new Spring Spiritwear. Find the new link on the JJHS website under Patriot Spotlight!