Junior Potter Daily News







Daily Announcements

MJHS Quotes of the Week

“Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush; it can color any situation.” -unknown

On Today's Birthday Calendar

We hope your day is amazing and the fun is giant. Savor the fun that a birthday brings. From the Jr Potter halls, let the birthday wishes ring. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRADY!

You Need to Know TODAY:

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:


12/3 Chicken Nuggets Or Turkey Ranch Roll–Up
12/4 BBQ Rib Sandwich or Bean & Cheese Dip w/ Nacho Chips
12/7 Cheeseburger Or Crispy Chicken Salad

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:

National Roof Over Your Head Day was created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.
All across our nation, there are many that do not have the things that are necessary to everyday life. They may lack a roof over their heads, enough food to eat, or clothes to wear. For those who have those bare necessities, it may be insufficient.
The day reminds us to appreciate what you have. This day follows closely after Thanksgiving, a day to be thankful. So just like Thanksgiving, be thankful for what you do have and always remember, that it is a better feeling than worrying about what you do not have. Celebrate by giving to a local charity that helps the homeless.

Detention Today:

Thursday 12/3 - Mrs. Ewing - Rm 105
Friday 12/4 - Mrs. Ames - Rm 116
Saturday 12/5 - Mrs Ewing - Rm 105

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 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

8th Grade Art Club on 12/8. We will have to alternate between grades so we can be socially distant. 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 will be in the LMC THURSDAY until 4:30p.m. on most Thursdays. It 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 has concluded for the year. Thank you to all of those that participated!

Drama Club

"Drama Club will meet this Thursday morning at 7:15AM to start drafting a script. If you cannot make this time but still want to be involved, talk to Mrs. Gorshe. We can still get you plugged in! Speech Team will also meet Thursday from 3:00-3:45PM. If you are a part of BOTH Drama and Speech, please attend both meetings if possible."

Harry Potter Club

December magic is coming. The next Harry Potter Club meeting will be on Wednesday, December 16 for Group 1 and Thursday, December 17 for Group 2 from 3-4 P.M. Check Schoology for updates! Look for updates from Ms. Shore, Mrs. Ewing, Mr. Stork, or Mrs. Fitzpatrick

Homework Club

TUESDAY and THURSDAY… as usual
HW club meets TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS.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


Student Council

Contact Miss Hasler or Mrs. Rabe for information.

T3 (Table Top Time)

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

Writers Club

Monday until 3:45 and Thursday before school at 7:15am… 12/3. 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 Mondays after school till 3:45 and Thursdays before school at 7:15 A.M.

From the Sports Desk:

Sports News

In Sports News: Sports Clinic fees can be turned in to Mrs. Happach in the office.

All clinics have been postponed until further notice.

Boys Basketball Clinic

Girls Basketball Clinic

Volleyball Clinic

From the Music Desk:

Into the Woods Jr. - 2021 Musical

Join the Into the Woods Schoology Group (not class) with the access code to learn the audition songs.
Group Access Code: 8SW9-VPKF-F2VNB

From the Music Room

Winter Guard

***Winter Guard: “Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining the MHS Junior Varsity Winter Guard this coming January, please attend a 10 minute meeting in the JH Band Room immediately after school on Tuesday 12/8 OR Thursday 12/10. Students do NOT need to have previous experience with flags or dance to join the group. ALL 7th-8th grade students are welcome!”

Jazz & Honor Band

Limited Edition Jazz Choir