Junior Potter Daily News

Today is Friday February 15, 2019



Daily Announcements

It's a GREAT Day to be a Jr. Potter!

MJHS Quotes of the Week

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” -Martin Luther King, Jr

On Today's Birthday Calendar

SIX POTTER BIRTHDAYS on the list of JR POTTER CELEBRATIONS. Today there are THREE… can you feel the anticipation? HENRY JOHNSON, KALI McKEE , and BRODY THACH … listen closely in the halls … good wishes you’ll catch. On SATURDAY NICOLE CRENNEY - it’s your special day. Savor every celebration that comes your way. PRESIDENTS DAY is MONDAY, everyone knows… but to add to the fun, we’ve a birthday DUO! HAPPY MONDAY BIRTHDAYS to AIDEN BELSLY and TAYLOR HART - May your BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS be perfect works of ART! HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to HENRY, KALI, BRODY, NICOLE, AIDEN & TAYLOR!

You Need to Know TODAY:

Good Luck to the MJHS Chess Team as they compete at the Tazewell County Chess Tournament on Saturday!

The MJHS student council Candygrams are done for the week. Thanks to all who participated.

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:


FRI 02/15-Stuffed Italian Pizza, w/Marinara & Steamed Broccoli 02/18

MON: 02/18-No School-Presidents Day

TUES:02/19 Walking Tacos
Seasoned Black Beans

WEDS: 02/20 Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy

THURS: 02/21 Fluffy Pancakes w/Turkey Sausage Oven Fries

FRI: 02/22 Pizza Dippers w/Garden Marinara & Romaine Salad

SNACKS, BOTTLED WATER and COOKIES are not included in the meal deal. The meal deal is the main entree of the day… or an alternate Sandwich or Pizza… plus a milk, at least one veggie and on fruit. 

Cafe Tidbits

Extra fruit costs more. $2.65 is the cost of the meal deal. Please discuss with your parents the amount you can spend daily. Don’t forget, the number THREE is the magic number in a $2.65 MEAL DEAL - You must take an Entree… that can be the Entree of the Day OR one of the alternate options like a burger, slice of pizza and chicken sandwich...but YOU MUST ADD one MILK and at least ONE FRUIT or VEGETABLE to complete the $2.65 meal deal. Potato Chips, Bottled Water and Cookies are NOT in the standard meal deal. Be sure you discuss them with your parent BEFORE you add them to your plate for extra cost.

Lunch Charges

Do you have lunch charges? Just a reminder that if you have a lunch charge you need to put money on your account immediately. Your parent can pay on EFunds or a check/ cash to the cafeteria at your next lunch. If you do not get your charges paid you will be referred to the office to talk to Mr. Hoffman or Mr. Carter. Be sure and get them paid right away.

Things You Need to Know:

From Mr. Hoffman:

Playing in traffic isn't safe! PLEASE walk in a single file line when walking in the street along snow covered sidewalks. Staff witnessed a group of students coming back from Jimmy John's and the gas station. Jr High Students were walking 2-4 in a row across Jackson. Cars had to swerve into the turn lane to avoid them. Please make safety a conscious choice. Always obey the crossing guard.

If you are a bus rider, you MUST NOT LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL. NO trips to the gas station or Jimmy John’s, even if you have a late bus.

The View From LMC:

On February 15, 1998, after 20 years of trying, racing great Dale Earnhardt Sr. finally wins his first Daytona 500, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) season opener and an event dubbed the “Super Bowl of stock car racing.” His win in February 1998 represented Earnhardt’s sole Daytona victory. Tragically, on February 18, 2001, Earnhardt died at the age of 49 during a crash at that year’s 43rd Daytona 500. As it happened, the race which cost Earnhardt his life was won by Michael Waltrip, who was driving for the Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) racing team. Earnhardt’s son, Dale Jr., also a DEI driver at the time, took second place. Three years later, on February 15, 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona 500, with an average speed of 156.341 mph.

Detention Today:

Fri: Mr. Bishop - Room 202

Sat: Mr Crawford - Room 209

If You are a Student with an iPad:

This announcement is for you. Your iPad is a learning AND communication device. Checking your email is a student responsibility. Not optional but an expectation. PLEASE add an alarm to your iPad if you need one, but you need to check your email at the beginning and end of every school day - and more often, if possible.

Forgotten Items

There is a black shelf in the office is the Island of Forgotten Items dropped off by parents. The office does not call you down forgotten items. It is the student’s responsibility to come seek and find your forgotten items on the shelf. Come and look any time between classes. Your parent may email you to let you know it is here. Your email is [email protected]

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is outside of the cafeteria doors across from the bathrooms. Look for your items. They are donated several times a year when the shelf is full. THAT SHELF IS NOT a place to put binders and iPads while you eat lunch. Binders and iPads MUST be in lockers during lunch.

MJHS Club News

Today's Clubs


Art Club

Art Club explodes with colorful fun. Join us after school most Mondays until 4:00. There's no cost, just come on up the art room after school. We'll meet nearly every Monday.

Chess Club

Chess Club THURSDAYS in the LMC until 4:30. Please email Mrs. Serrurier with any questions or if you can’t attend club. Contact Mrs. Serrurier with questions. kimberly.serrurier @mcusd709.com

Disc Golf

DISC GOLF is done for the year. Thank you to all of those that participated. We hope you had fun!

Drama Club

Drama Club will meet Tuesdays (After the School Musical) from 3:00-4:00 in room 218 with Miss Henrichs! See Miss Henrichs if you have questions. [email protected]

Homework Club

Do you need a great place to do your homework after school? Homework Club is the place for you. We will be meeting Tuesday and Thursday in room 210. The time will be 3:05-4:00. You do not need to stay for the whole hour if homework is completed. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Ogden.

Junior Potter Writing Center

The writing center is now open for everyone to use on Tuesdays from 3-3:45 pm and Thursdays from 7:15-8 am for peer tutoring. If you ever want help on any writing assignment, stop by the writing center in Ms. Shore’s classroom, Room 212, or submit your writing for online feedback. The student coaches look forward to helping you get it write!

Miss Shore is the sponsor. Writers meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays as assigned. Check Google Classroom for the latest updates.

Math Counts

MEETS ON THURSDAYs after school with Mr. Breaux

Scholastic Bowl

See Miss Windish with any questions.

Student Council

See Google Classroom for updates-

T3 (Table Top Time)

T3 happens every Tuesday and Thursday from 3- 4:15 in room 117. New players always welcomed!" If you want more information see either Mr. Parrott or Mr. Stork.

From the Sports Desk:


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL vs Olympia last night at home. Both volleyball teams finished their final home games of the season with wins over the tough serving, outside hitting Olympia team. Bloomington Tournament this weekend.

Next games are Saturday 2/16, Bloomington Tournament


Next meet is Regionals Saturday 2/23

From the Music Desk:

Wayward Instruments

Instruments found in the GYM can be collected with detention referrals. If you instrument remains in the GYM… expect a detention.

Limited Edition Jazz Choir