Junior Potter Daily News

Today is Friday, August 16, 2019



Daily Announcements

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MJHS Quotes of the Week

"Each person must live their life as a model for others." - Rosa Parks

On Today's Birthday Calendar


You Need to Know TODAY:

LUNCH BUNCH BEGINS: Attention students interested in Lunch Bunch choir. Lunch Bunch will begin next week on Wednesday during your lunch time. Lunch Bunch will take place in the Orchestra room this year, so get your lunch and come down to the Orchestra room, next Wednesday (08/21). See you there!"

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019. Photos will be taken during gym class. Order BEFORE picture day at mylifetouch.com with this Picture Day ID: EVTRW9HFJ Teachers will hand out your picture packets in home room.

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:


08/16 Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza

08/19-Parmesan Chicken Melt Oven Fries

08/20 Soft Shell Tacos w/Shredded Cheese & Seasoned Black Beans

08/21-Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs w/Garlic Bread Steamed Broccoli

08/22- Mini Corn Dogs w/Spicy Ketchup Potato Puffs

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: 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:

On this day in 1969, the famous WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL was in full swing at White Lake in Bethel, NY. Today is National Tell a Joke Day. The day does not require that it be a good joke. What does Moby Dick like to eat? Fish and ships.

Detention Today:

Detention will be held by:

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

Clubs will be starting soon.

Art Club

Chess Club

Disc Golf

If you enjoy the great outdoors and friendly competition, this is the club for you!This is the place where mistakes are made and keeping score is optional. An informational meeting will be in Mr. Bishop’s room at 3:10 (#202) on Thursday, August 14, 2019

Drama Club

Homework Club

HOMEWORK CLUB is coming soon… August 22 … a great place to finish your work at school! 3-4pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays in Rm 210 with Mrs. Ogden.

Junior Potter Writing Center

Math Counts

Rubik's Cube

Scholastic Bowl

Student Council

T3 (Table Top Time)

From the Sports Desk:


First game for 8th grade is tonight @ East Peoria. Starting time is 4:15 p.m.

Both 7th & 8th grade will play a Round Robin tomorrow Saturday, 8/17 at home. Games start at 9:30 a.m.

Cross Country

First meet is tomorrow Saturday, 8/17 @ Oak Ridge Park for the Washington Central Trojan Invitational. Starting time is 10:00 a.m.


Undefeated still! MJHS Softball won in exciting fashion last night with a 2 RBI hit by Graci Junis! Come out Saturday to see both teams take the field!

From the Music Desk:

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.