Junior Potter Daily News

Today is Monday October 21, 2019

 

 

Daily Announcements

MJHS Quotes of the Week

“It is through Science that we prove, but through INTUITION that we DISCOVER.” Jules Henri Poincare

On Today's Birthday Calendar

No birthdays today.

You Need to Know TODAY:

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.


Disney’s Aladdin Jr Casting Call: October 22- 3:00-5:00 P.M. and October 23- 3:00-4:00 P.M. (callbacks are the same day). All auditions in the choir room. Callbacks: October 23- 4:15-5:00 P.M. Audition packets available in front of the Choir Room. Fill out the information on the packet, learn one of the two music selections, and be familiar with the lines provided. Show Dates: 1/31, 2/1 & 2/2
Directors: Mr. Beutel, Mr. Rocke, & Miss Millburg


CLAY: Do you have school spirit?? Do you love supporting your fellow Potters?? You may be the perfect person for the job of representing Clay! We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable students to be our school mascot at various school events. To be considered you must complete the Google Form that was placed on the Website, in your School Announcements, and emailed to you by Mr. Carter. You also must complete a Teacher Recommendation Form, these can be found in the office or with Mrs. Rabe. All applications are due next Friday, Oct. 11th. Once applications have been received you will be contacted by Mrs. Rabe.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ntVQ8rskpQ_ec9ELdy53y-NAATANyBp32r_5rjI8sN8/viewform?edit_requested=true

Lunch News

Entrees of the Day:

TODAY IN THE MJHS CAFE:

10/21 Bacon Cheeseburger & Golden Corn
10/22 Fiesta Nachos Supreme Refried Beans
10/23 Chicken & Noodles w/Biscuit & Broccoli
10/24 French Toast Sticks w/Sausage & Syrup w/Potato Puffs
10/25 Homemade Buffalo Chicken Pizza Savory Green 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

***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:

On this day in 2001, "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys.

Detention Today:

Detention: OGDEN(210) or BISHOP(102)

10/21 Miss Hasler - Room 214
10/22 Mr Crawford - Room 209
10/23 Miss Hasler - Room 214
10/24 Mr Crawford - Room 209
10/25 Miss Hasler - Room 214
10/26 Mr Crawford - Room 209
10/28 Miss Hasler - Room 214
10/29 Mr Crawford - Room 209
10/30 Miss Hasler - Room 214
10/31 Mr Crawford - Room 209

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

Construction Club Meets today after School.

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

Chess Club will meet Thursday after school in the LMC until 4:30. Anyone interested in Chess Club is welcome to attend.

Construction Club

Meets Mondays after school in Room 111 from 3-4:30 with Mr. Sams. Be there… be level… it’s hip to be square.

Disc Golf

Mr. Bishop has the schedule: See Mr. Bishop for the next meeting date.

Homework Club

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS. Mrs. Ogden’s room 210 until 4pm

JPNT - Junior Potter News Team

See Mr. Sams Room 111 for schedule.

Scholastic Bowl



Speech Team

See Mrs. Gorshe for meeting schedule.

Student Council

Attention all Student Council members! Our October meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd at 7:30 a.m. in Miss Hasler's room. Please plan to attend as we will be nailing down the final details of the Halloween Spooktacular. Remember that we are asking each student council member to bring two bags of candy to the meeting to be used for the trick-or-treaters. See Google Classroom for any questions.

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

Tryouts are this week! The schedule was emailed to all students and is posted online. Copies are also available in the office.

Cross Country

History was made on Sat. at the state CC finals! The top 2 fastest boys in the state of Illinois are right here at Morton JH! Congratulations to our state champion Josh Weeks and our state runner up Yonas Wuthrich. Both of these boys broke the previous state record time of 10:15. Josh will go down in the IESA record books as the new state record holder with a time of 10:05. In other history, the boys team brought home the first ever CC state trophy with their impressive 2nd place finish! The boys varsity team includes: Clint Teater, Conner Wagner, Paul Weeks, Christian Harris, Brody Bailey, Yonas Wuthrich, and Josh Weeks. For the girls, we saw incredible finishes from Arlie Akers and Emma Belsly. Arlie ran a PR time of 11:48 to finish 6th, and Emma also ran a PR time of 12:05 to finish 20th. Two girls in the top 20 at state is amazing! We are so proud of all these runners!

Girls Basketball

The Lady Potters play East Peoria tonight @ 4:30 at MJHS.

From the Music Desk:

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr Casting Call: October 22- 3:00-5:00 P.M. and October 23- 3:00-4:00 P.M. (callbacks are the same day). All auditions in the choir room. Callbacks: October 23- 4:15-5:00 P.M. Audition packets available in front of the Choir Room. Fill out the information on the packet, learn one of the two music selections, and be familiar with the lines provided. Show Dates: 1/31, 2/1 & 2/2
Directors: Mr. Beutel, Mr. Rocke, & Miss Millburg

From the Music Room



Color Guard

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.