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Junior Potter Daily News

Today is Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

 

Daily Announcements

The MJHS Distance Learning Hub is up and running to facilitate e-learning.
https://sites.google.com/mcusd709.org/mjhsdistancelearninghub/home

A link to your Distance Learning information! This link can also be found under the Student Tab, the Parent tab and the Virtual Backpack

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MJHS Quotes of the Week

“Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest and do it again and again.” Sarah Lewis


On Today's Birthday Calendar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALEX CAMACHO & FINN TEWKSBURY! Birthdays come once a year, take it slow… don’t hurry! Both turn THIRTEEN, in the most unique way. You’re making history! What more can we say? Your teenage years are now underway. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALEX & FINN!

You Need to Know TODAY:

The MJHS Distance Learning Hub is up and running to facilitate e-learning.

https://sites.google.com/mcusd709.org/mjhsdistancelearninghub/home Attendance is due by 11am. It should be your FIRST learning task of the day when signing on for e-learning. NEW UPDATES in e-learning today. Check out what Mr. Hoffman has to say on the video in your email! SIGN IN BY 11am on the Distance Learning Hub Attendance form.

***HEIDI WHITE SCHOLARSHIP - Are you planning on attending a camp/workshop this summer? If the activity relates to the fine arts (ex. Music, Art, Theatre) the Heidi White Scholarship may help you with the cost. The application is available on the school website. Deadline has been extended to April 1st . You can print and mail it to 225 E Jackson Street or email it to Mrs. Spaniol at beth.spaniol@mcusd709.org You can print and mail it to 225 E Jackson Street or email it to Mrs. Spaniol at beth.spaniol@mcusd709.org

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:

TODAY IN THE MJHS CAFE:

For those in need of a lunch and take home breakfast, the BERTHA FRANK is where you can pick that up from 11AM-1PM. Groveland students can pick up at Groveland Missionary Church. Remember to practice safe social distancing when picking up food.

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


***STUDENTS…ONCE IN THE BUILDING… YOU MUST GO TO THE GYM. No loitering in hallways or bathrooms. The gym is your AM destination until 7:50 when the bell rings.

***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
hallways.

***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.

** 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.

***Lost & Found
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 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.

The View From LMC:

TODAY IS NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DAY!

On April 2nd each year, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day celebrates a classic food favorite. The average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school.

Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900s and was only served in New York City’s finest tea rooms. In a May 1896 article published in the Good Housekeeping magazine, a recipe “urged homemakers to use a meat grinder to make peanut butter and spread the result on bread.” That same year, in June, the culinary magazine Table Talk, published a “peanut butter sandwich recipe.”

It is thought that Julia Davis Chandler issued the first reference to peanut butter (or paste) paired with jelly on bread in the United States in 1901. Her article is found in the Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics. In the late 1920s, the price of peanut butter declined, and the sandwich became very popular with children.

According to the Peanut Board, during World War II, both peanut butter and jelly were part of the United States soldiers’ military ration list.

In 1968, The J.M. Smucker Co. introduced Goober, a jarred product that combined alternating vertical stripes of peanut butter and jelly.

Enjoy this truly American favorite today! What’s your favorite peanut butter brand?

***Make use of Destiny! E-books and Audiobooks are available. Some great books are available to check out in digital versions and audio. Have you ever listened to an audiobook? It is a great way to accomplish some reading. http://destiny.morton709.org Don’t forget the online services from the Morton Public Library for reading and research. Email Mrs. Akers if you don’t know your destiny username and password.

Detention Today:

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

No clubs are meeting at school at this time. But there are MANY ways to pursue your passions and hobbies. Ask your club sponsor for ways to participate in art, chess, games, programming, construction learning, math challenges, speech/drama skills and other areas of interest while we are in the e-learning zone.

Art Club

Art Club has been suspended until students return to school.

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. Carters OLD School Grit will resume when students return to school.

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

Chess Club


Construction Club

Construction Club with Mr. Sams will resume when Students return to school.

CONSTRUCTION CLUB meets on Mondays with Mr. Sams until 4:15

Disc Golf

Disc Golf has concluded it's season.

Please see Mr. Bishop with any questions.

Homework Club

Homework Club with Mrs Ogden will resume when students return to school.

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS in room 210 with Mrs. Ogden.

JPNT - Junior Potter News Team

JPNT (Junior Potter News Team): Will resume when student return to school.

See Mr. Sams for meeting schedule.

Lego League

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL): Have you ever seen a lego robot built by students in action? Do you have an interest in coding, building legos or engineering? Did you enjoy the robotics module of CareerMaker? Then First Lego League is for you! First Lego League is a global robotics competition that involves completing missions using a lego based robot.

Math Counts

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

Rubik's Cube Club

Rubik's Cube Club will resume when students return to school.

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

Scholastic Bowl

See Mrs. Nosbisch if you have any questions!

Service Squad

Service Squad will resume when students return to school.

Speech Team

See Mrs. Gorshe’s for updates.

Student Council

See Google classroom for the latest.

T3 (Table Top Time)

T3 will resume when students return to school.

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

Writers Club

Writer's club will resume when students return to school.

TUESDAYS after school until 3:45 & THURSDAYS before school @ 7:15AM 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:

Track & Field

If you are planning to compete on the track & field team please join this Google classroom for team updates and workout instructions. We don't know yet what will happen with our season, but we want you to be ready whenever we find out.

*Google Classroom Name: Track from Home 2020

*Classroom code: obnf33j

Freshman Football

FRESHMAN FOOTBALL 2020: Contact COACH GASHAW or MR. BREAUX if you missed the meeting and are still interested in Freshman football next fall.

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

Wayward Instruments

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