Junior Potter Daily News







Daily Announcements

MJHS Quotes of the Week

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” John Lennon

On Today's Birthday Calendar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDERSON BALLARD & SAMUEL FISHER & CHARLOTTE POTTS Celebrating your birth is in everyone’s thoughts. We hope your day hits the jackpot! On Saturday, we have two more. ALLIE MCCLURE & LUKE SIEBENTHAL. Offer good wishes in class and in the hall. May your wishes be big and your troubles be small. SUNDAY there is only ONE, UDAY ANAND - may your birthday be extreme fun. Savor every minute - until your day is done.Birthdays are special - every year you get one. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDERSON, SAMUEL, CHARLOTTE, ALLIE, LUKE and UDAY!

You Need to Know TODAY:

LOST AND FOUND is overflowing with waterbottles. Please look for your lost items and take them home.

Picture Retake day is October 1st.

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:


9/25 Grilled Cheese Or Turkey & Cheese Sub, Oven Baked Fries & Fruit

9/28 Chicken Tenders w/Pretzel Stick or Yogurt Pack (Strawberry Yogurt, Cheese Stick & Cinnamon Roll), Carrots & Fresh Fruit

9/29 Chicken Sandwich Or Sunbutter & Jelly Wrap, Black Beans & Chilled Cupped Fruit

9/30 Turkey Nachos Or Turkey Sandwich, Crunchy Celery Sticks w/ Ranch & Raisins/Cranberries

Cafe Tidbits

Extra fruit costs more. $2.80 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 $2.80 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 $2.80 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:

School Rule

During Announcements, teachers will complete taking temperatures as part of our morning routine along with attendance. Please continue to listen to announcements.

Bus riders will wait in the CAFE after school. A teacher will be there to help call buses to make sure you catch yours. Bus riders must remain in the building in the cafeteria until your bus comes.

Remember 8th grade will be in the halls three minutes before. Stay to the right… we are practicing our driving skills… and social distance as much as possible. Mr. Hoffman calls it “spit space” but no spitting… ever... please. It’s gross.

***Dress Code

Holey jeans? Holes must be mid-thigh. Please refer to the dress code policy in the student
handbook online. No holes above midthigh without a patch behind them.

Short shorts are not in dress code. They must be mid-thigh. Please look at the dress code policy
in the student handbook online. No holes above the knee without a patch behind them.

JUST A REMINDER...NO HOODS from sweatshirts should be worn during class and in the

** NO OPEN DRINKS IN LOCKERS… NO POLAR POPS… HOT OR ICED COFFEE DRINKS… and NO OPEN SODA BOTTLES! Your lunchbox beverages must remain in your lunch box sealed until lunch. Email Mr. Hoffman if any of this in unclear.

The View From LMC:

TODAY IS NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY! Every year on September 25th, National Comic Book Day honors the art, artists and the stories of comic books. Fans and collectors, readers and artists come together to celebrate the day with events across the country.
First popularized in the United States, comic books are also called comic magazines. Generally, comic books produce drawn sequential and opposing panels representing individual scenes. Each scene often includes descriptive prose and written narratives. When placed together, the panels form a complete story or a portion of a serial.
The earliest comic strips, (which later gave birth to comic books), displayed dialogue in bubbles or balloons above characters’ heads. As an art form, the designs can be quite intricate. For example, text, dialogue, personalities, color and imagery all enhance part of a storyline. Over time, these storylines also distinguish eras, artists, genres and themes.
The term “comic book” comes from the first book sold as a book reprinted of humorous comic strips. Despite their name, comic books are not all humorous in tone and feature stories in all genres. One of the earliest known comics printed was The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck. The 1842 hardcover comic book became the first known American comic book.
In 1896, a comic-book magazine was published in the United States featuring The Yellow Kid in a sequence titled “McFadden’s Row of Flats.” The 196-page book featured black and white print and measured 5×7 inches. It sold for 50 cents.
In 1933, a comic book, Famous Funnies, appeared in the United States. Many believe the work to be the first real comic book. The reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips established many of the story-telling devices used in comics.
This dynamic art form continues to inspire artists and storytellers today. Try sharing your collections and artwork to spread the love. Attend a convention or visit a comic book store. Maybe you’ll discover a great find. Study the art of comic books. Explore the styles and artistry. Read about the history and how the medium changed and evolved.

Where is the best place to stay up to date on all the new books available in the Junior High Library!? Why...it's the LMC Schoology Group page! And You are already a member! Simply open Schoology and click on the Groups tab instead of Courses and there it is! Mrs. Akers will be posting about new books and important library news.

Detention Today:

Friday 9/25 - Mr Gashaw - LMC
Sasturday - Mr Williams - Rm 104

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 first.last@mcusd709.org.

Lost & Found

LOST AND FOUND is overflowing with waterbottles. Please look for your lost items and take them home.

THE LOST AND FOUND can be found in the hallway by the bathrooms near the cafeteria.

FORGOTTEN ITEMS: Students are NOT allowed to call home for iPads and homework. These are student responsibility items. IF YOU EMAIL YOUR PARENTAL UNIT to bring in a forgotten item - like a lunch - you MUST come looking for it in the office. There is a black shelf behind the door where you can look for your items between classes. You are ALWAYS welcome to stop in and look.

MJHS Club News

Today's Clubs

Art Club

Tuesdays after school until 4:00. We will have to alternate between grades so we can be socially distant. 7th grade starts Sept 29th, 8th grade will start Oct 13, alternating every other available Tuesday. See Mrs. Du Pont with questions.

Book Club

Mr. Carter hosts Relentless Optimism on FIRST THURSDAYS 7:20-7:50 in the LMC.

Chess Club

Chess Club is here! The first meeting of the MJHS Chess Club will be Thursday, October 1st, after school in the LMC until 4:00p.m.

Chess Club is open to all students, no matter your ability. We can even teach you how to play.

If you are unable to attend, please email Mrs. Serrurier at kimberly.serrurier@mcusd709.org.


Disc Golf

Disc Golf Club is up and running.See Mr. Bishop for the schedule and permission slip if you are still interested.

Harry Potter Club

All of you wizards, witches, and muggles are welcome to join this once-a-month club!Let Ms. Shore know if you have any questions! More details coming soon!!!

Homework Club

Do you need a 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.

Scholastic Bowl

Speech Team

Speech is meeting Thursday 9/17 from -3:45 to look for our scripts. Newcomers are welcome!"

Remote Learners: Interested in honing your speaking skills? Speech Team is an opportunity for you to do just that! Meetings can be held via Google Meets, and scripts and various events will be available to you.

Interested? Email Mrs. Gorshe at sarah.gorshe@mcusd709.org

Student Council

T3 (Table Top Time)

TABLE TOP TIME (T3) will meet in Mr. Parrott’s room TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 3-4:15pm

Writers Club

For the writing center club, the Monday group meets after school until 3:45 P.M., and the Thursday group meets before school at 7:15 A.M. See Ms. Shore if you have any questions!

From the Sports Desk:


Cross Country


GOOD LUCK TO GIRLS SOFTBALL and BOYS BASEBALL in postseason play. BASEBALL is 11-0 for the season. Softball 6-2 on the season. BOTH teams are # seed in their upcoming regional tournaments. Girls play today at 4:15 at BIRCHWOOD Park and BOYS play Washington Central on Saturday for the Regional title.

From the Music Desk:

Into the Woods Jr. - 2021 Musical

2021 Musical announcement - Into the Woods

From the Music Room

Color Guard

Jazz & Honor Band

Limited Edition Jazz Choir

Don’t forget to sign up for Limited Edition Jazz Choir Auditions for this Thursday, August 27th! The audition piece, form, and sign-ups are right outside the choir room!