Junior Potter Daily News

Today is Friday, January 17, 2020

 

 

Daily Announcements

MJHS Quotes of the Week

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” MLK, Jr.

On Today's Birthday Calendar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY TO JAELYN BURNS. You’ve waited all year and it is finally your turn. SATURDAY another birthday to celebrate. Joining you is MRS. TURNER… make the day great! KAMDEN ABERLE… we hope your BIRTHDAY is better than great. SUNDAY we offer up BIRTHDAY WISHES to COLE RINKENBERGER… enjoy the gifts, the wishes and dessert. Then on MONDAY another pair. HAPPY CELEBRATING to ZAYNE RAEUBER and CONNER WAGNER. We wish you all the best a BIRTHDAY can bring. Sit back and enjoy when you hear the people sing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JAELYN, KAMDEN, COLE, ZAYNE & CONNER.

You Need to Know TODAY:

Announcement:

***Gameball Run and T-Shirts: The order form was sent to your student email. The deadline to order a T-shirt and/or register to participate in the Gameball Run is Friday, January 31. You can buy a shirt for $10 or you can register to run for $24 which includes the t-shirt. ***If you are interested in either buying a Gambell T-shirt or participating in the run, you should forward this email to your parents. ***You can also pick up order forms in the office.

All call for MJHS scholastic bowl! Tryouts will be February 3-7 in Mrs. Nosbisch's room (213). Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be at 7:15 am, and Tuesday/Friday will be at 3:00 pm. Tryouts will consist of a written portion and match-like scenarios. Matches and practices will begin the following week. All that is required is a curious mind, so push yourself and your friends to try out and talk to Mrs. Nosbisch if you have any questions!

***WINTERGUARD: The District 709 winterguard program is kicking off for the 2020 season the first week of February! An informational meeting for students will take place after school this coming Thursday (1/23) in the BAND ROOM. The winter color guard program is open to all MJHS students, so please attend this 15 minute informational meeting if you are interested!

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:

TODAY IN THE MJHS CAFE:

1/17 Hot Diggity Dog w/Chili Garden Peas
1/21 Fiesta Nachos Supreme Refried Beans

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. $2.80 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

***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.

***The lost and found rack across from the office is NOT for you to leave your binder, books, or IPads.
Do not leave your possessions in the Lost and Found to avoid walking back to your locker.

***Instruments and Sports Bags cannot be left in the gym. Please avoid a detention by delivering all instruments to your music room BEFORE school and your sports bag to the place designated by your coach.

***Dress Code: 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.

***CROSSING GUARDS are provided for student safety, let's be perfectly clear .
School crossing zones are where young people are hit every year.
It's happened here. Don’t neglect your crossing guard - lend her your ear.
With a crossing guard on duty, there is nothing to fear.
Also, please stay off of cell phones while crossing the street.
Distracted walking is dangerous, lose your step and miss a beat.
Summer is near.
Stay safe. It's almost here!

** 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.

** DRESS CODE REMINDER. No pants with holes above mid-thigh, which is where your fingertips land when arms are at your side. (Page 50-51 in your student handbook.) *Refer to the handbook at the MJHS website under the student tab.

** 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

The View From LMC:

Benjamin Franklin was born on this day in 1706.Today is the 100 year anniversary of the first day of Prohibition in the USA after the passing of the 18th amendment. There were many implications and some businesses that had their starts in the years of prohibition. Want to know more? The answers and stories are between the pages of books in our own LMC and local library.




Detention Today:

January

1/17 Mr. Sheley - Room 205
1/18 Mr Bishop - Room 202



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

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, PE clothes 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. Art Club is open to all Junior Potters, regardless of whether or not you are in art class. Come on and create with us!

Book Club

Mr. Carter hosts OLD School GRIT on FIRST THURSDAYS 7:20-7:50 in the LMC.

Chess Club

***Brimfield Tournament tomorrow, Saturday 1/18, has been cancelled!

Construction Club

Room 111 from 3-4:30 with Mr. Sams.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf has concluded it's season.

Please see Mr. Bishop with any questions.

Homework Club

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS in room 210 with Mrs. Ogden.

JPNT - Junior Potter News Team

See Mr. Sams for meeting schedule.

Math Counts

Thursdays after school from 3:00-3:50 in Mr. Breaux's room 208

Rubik's Cube Club

Tuesdays after school from 3:00-4:00 in Mr. Breaux's room 208

Scholastic Bowl



Service Squad


Speech Team

See Mrs. Gorshe’s for updates.

Student Council

See Google classroom for the latest.

T3 (Table Top Time)

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

Writers Club

The writing center is open for tutoring! If you ever need help on a writing assignment for any class, peer tutors will be available in Room 212 to help you on Tuesdays after school till 3:45 and Thursdays before school at 7:15 A.M.

From the Sports Desk:

Boys Basketball

Both teams won last night against East Peoria Central Jr High. A great night in the Jr Potter Dome!

Game at home tomorrow, Saturday, 1/18 at 10:00 a.m. vs Eureka

Volleyball

The volleyball team play outstanding last night vs Kingsley! 7th grade won sets 2 and 3 over a very strong team! Every girl stepped up and played their positions extremely well. They improve to 3-0. 8th grade saw a re-match of last year’s sectional championship. Our girls opened up play with a convincing first set victory. They lost a close second set, then went into extra points in set 3. They played awesome, but dropped the last set 26-24. All 8th graders played very well and improved a lot from that match!

Next game is Thursday 1/23 @ Tremont. Game time is 4:15 pm

Wrestling

Next meet is Saturday 1/18 @ Eureka. Start time 9:30 a.m.

From the Music Desk:

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr is coming fast! Show Dates: 1/31, 2/1 & 2/2 Directors: Mr. Beutel, Mr. Rocke, & Miss Millburg

From the Music Room



Color Guard

***WINTERGUARD: The District 709 winterguard program is kicking off for the 2020 season the first week of February! An informational meeting for students will take place after school this coming Thursday (1/23) in the BAND ROOM. The winter color guard program is open to all MJHS students, so please attend this 15 minute informational meeting if you are interested!

Jazz & Honor Band

Limited Edition Jazz Choir

Lunch Bunch… SEE MR. BEUTEL’S Email for the altered days.

Wayward Instruments

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