Monday, December 22, 2014


Friday, December 19, 2014

TAYLORVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, December 19, 2014


STUDENT INFORMATION         
1.    Fundraiser incentive lunch will be on Today for 7th and 8th graders starting 8th hour.  You had to sell 10 items or more to participate and have turned in all money. 
2.    Congratulations to the Boys’ Basketball team for their victory over Chatham last night.
3.    Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the Geography Bee to be held after school on Wednesday, January 7, 2015: Kirra Walter, Tawney Minks, Molly Smith, Ryan Bowsher, Colin Ayers, Erica Helton, Peyton Smith, Gage Wiseman, Connor Chase, and Cameron Lind. These students need to see Mr. Neives today to get information about the finals, prize information, and study materials.
4.    The YMCA will have the DJ Audio Dimensions at the Teen Center tonight from 6:00 to 10:00 and at the 5th grade party Saturday, 5:00 to 9:00.
5.    The following schedule will be used today:
     1st hour:  8:25 – 8:53 (practice for 6th grade band and 7th & 8th grade choir)
     8:45 – 9:00 (practice for 5th grade choir)
     9:00 – 9:15 (practice for 5th grade band)
2nd hour: 8:56 – 9:24 (practice for 8th grade band)
3rd hour: 9:27 – 9:55 (practice for 7th grade band)
Assembly: 10:00 – 11:00
4th hour: 11:10 – 11:38
5th hour: 11:41 – 12:11
6th hour: 12:14 – 12:44
7th hour: 12:47 – 1:17
8th hour: 1:20 – 1:48(7th and 8th grade Fundraiser Incentive party)
9th hour: 1:51 – 2:20

Have a very happy Holiday Season and remember we come back January 5th!
                   
FACULTY INFORMATION
December 19          7th & 8th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:20.
                             Schedule #4 - Friday.

WEEK AT A GLANCE
December 19         Christmas Assembly 10:00 a.m.
                            Early dismissal 2:20
December 20         Wrestling vs Shelbyville Jr High at Taylorville High School 10:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Quincy Shootout 10:30. Bus 7:00
                            at Quincy Junior High School
December 27         6th grade Boys Basketball vs Holy Family AWAY 10:00
January 5              Back to School!
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Nokomis 6:00. Bus 5:00


TOMORROW’S BREAKFAST                                            TODAY’S LUNCH
Eat at home                                                                       Rotini w/meat sauce                                                                                                                    Taco Salad             
                                                                                      Ham & Swiss Wrap                                                                                                                      Garlic White Pizza
                                                        

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The day before yesterday Billy was 12 years old.  Next year he will be 15 years old.  How is this possible and when is his birthday?


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TAYLORVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday, December 18, 2013


STUDENT INFORMATION         
1.    Fundraiser incentive lunch will be on Today for 5th and 6th graders and Friday for 7th and 8th graders starting 8th hour.  You had to sell 10 items or more to participate and have turned in all money. 
2.    Good luck to the Boys’ Basketball team at Chatham tonight at 5:30.  Bus leaves at 4:15.
3.    The following schedule will be used today:
1st hour: 8:25 – 9:02
2nd hour: 9:05 – 9:42
3rd hour: 9:45 – 10:22
4th hour: 10:25 – 11:02
5th hour: 11:05 – 11:42
6th hour: 11:45 – 12:22
7th hour: 12:25 – 1:02
8th hour: 1:05 – 1:41 (5th and 6th grade Fundraiser Incentive party)
9th hour: 1:44- 2:20


4.    The following schedule will be used tomorrow:
     1st hour:  8:25 – 8:53 (practice for 6th grade band and 7th & 8th grade choir)
     8:45 – 9:00 (practice for 5th grade choir and 5th grade band)
2nd hour: 8:56 – 9:24 (practice for 8th grade band)
3rd hour: 9:27 – 9:55 (practice for 7th grade band)
Assembly: 10:00 – 11:00
4th hour: 11:10 – 11:38
5th hour: 11:41 – 12:11
6th hour: 12:14 – 12:44
7th hour: 12:47 – 1:17
8th hour: 1:20 – 1:48(7th and 8th grade Fundraiser Incentive party)
9th hour: 1:51 – 2:20
                   
FACULTY INFORMATION
December 18          5th & 6th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:05.
December 19          7th & 8th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:20.
                             Schedule #2 -Thursday and Schedule #4 - Friday.

WEEK AT A GLANCE
December 19         Christmas Assembly 10:00 a.m.
                            Early dismissal 2:20
December 20         Wrestling vs Shelbyville Jr High at Taylorville High School 10:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Quincy Shootout 10:30. Bus 7:00
                            at Quincy Junior High School


TOMORROW’S BREAKFAST                                            TODAY’S LUNCH
Blueberry Waffle                                                                 Chicken Nachos                                                                                                                          Ham/Turkey chef salad               
                                                                                      Turkey & cheese deli                                                                                                                   Buffalo chicken pizza
                                                        

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”


-Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TAYLORVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Wednesday, December 17, 2014


STUDENT INFORMATION         
1.    Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball teams for their victory over Stephen Decatur.
2.    7th grade Volleyball practice will be Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30.
3.    Builders Club:  Christmas party will be TODAY after school until 4:00.  Bring a gift and a snack.
4.    IMSA will meet after school today.
5.    Drama club will meet today after school until 5:00 in the Forum.
6.    Homework helpers will meet today until 4:00.
7.    Media Center Scholastic Book Orders are due Wednesday, December 17. Please turn orders in to Mrs. Lowry or Mrs. Southworth.
8.    Fundraiser incentive lunch will be on Thursday for 5th and 6th graders and Friday for 7th and 8th graders starting 8th hour.  You had to sell 10 items or more to participate and have turned in all money. 
9.    Good luck to the 6th grade boys’ basketball team in Stonington against Warrensburg at 6:00.


FACULTY INFORMATION
December 18          5th & 6th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:05.
December 19          7th & 8th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:20.
                             Schedule #2 -Thursday and Schedule #4 - Friday.

WEEK AT A GLANCE
December 18         Early dismissal 2:20
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Chatham Glenwood Away 5:30 Bus 4:15
                            CPR @ 2:30 in the Media Center
December 19         Christmas Assembly 10:00 a.m.
                            Early dismissal 2:20
December 20         Wrestling vs Shelbyville Jr High at Taylorville High School 10:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Quincy Shootout 10:30. Bus 7:00
                            at Quincy Junior High School


TOMORROW’S BREAKFAST                                            TODAY’S LUNCH
Lumberjack                                                                        Sloppy Joe on bun                                                                                                                      Chicken Caesar salad                  
                                                                                      Ham/Turkey/Cheese deli                                                                                                             Hawaiian ham pizza
                                                        

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in their own way, by going to the mall of their choice.”

Dave Barry


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TAYLORVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, December 16, 2014


STUDENT INFORMATION         
1.    6th grade field trip to Sangamon Auditorium is today. The buses leave promptly at 8:45.
2.    Good luck to the 7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball teams against Stephen Decatur tonight here at 6:00. It’s also Pack the Gym night TJHS students get in free and the Jazz Band will be playing for the games.
3.    7th grade Volleyball practice will be Wednesday 3:30 – 5:30.
4.    5th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts are today from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Stonington gym.
5.    Builders Club:  Christmas party will be on Wednesday after school until 4:00.  Bring a gift and a snack.
6.    Media Center Scholastic Book Orders are due Wednesday, December 17. Please turn orders in to Mrs. Lowry or Mrs. Southworth.
7.    Fundraiser incentive lunch will be on Thursday for 5th and 6th graders and Friday for 7th and 8th graders starting 8th hour.  You had to sell 10 items or more to participate and have turned in all money. 

FACULTY INFORMATION
December 18          5th & 6th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:05.
December 19          7th & 8th grade Fund Raiser Pizza Party is at 1:20.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
December 17         Builders’ Club Christmas Party 3:15 – 4:00, gift exchange
                            Homework Helpers 3:15 – 4:00
                            IMSA meets room 303, 3:15 – 4:00
                            Drama Club will meet 3:15 – 5:00 in the Forum
                            6th grade Boys Basketball vs Warrensburg/Stonington 6:00
December 18         Early dismissal 2:20
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Chatham Glenwood Away 5:30 Bus 4:15
                            CPR @ 2:30 in the Media Center
December 19         Christmas Assembly 10:00 a.m.
                            Early dismissal 2:20
December 20         Wrestling vs Shelbyville Jr High at Taylorville High School 10:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Quincy Shootout 10:30. Bus 8:00

TOMORROW’S BREAKFAST                                            TODAY’S LUNCH
Egg & Cheese Omelet                                                         Beefsteak Sub                                                                                                                             Ham Pizza Salad               
                                                                                      Turkey & Cheese Wrap                                                                                                                Sausage Pizza
                                                        
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Charles Dickens

Monday, December 15, 2014

TAYLORVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Monday, December 15, 2014


STUDENT INFORMATION         
1.    5th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts are today from 5:00 to 6:30 and Tuesday, December 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Stonington gym.
2.    7th grade Volleyball practice will be 7:00 – 8:30 tonight.
3.    Builders Club:  Christmas party will be on Wednesday after school until 4:00.  Bring a gift and a snack.
4.    Poms will practice today from 3:30 to 7:30.
5.    EFCM Club will meet today in Mr. Zini’s room today after school. Bring your instrument or supplies and have a ride home at 4:30.
6.    Homework Helpers will meet today from 3:15 to 4:00.
7.    There will be a meeting for 7th and 8th grade students interested in a trip to Ecuador in the summer of 2017 at the Taylorville Public Library community room this Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.  The meeting should last about a half hour.
8.    Fundraiser incentive lunch will be on Thursday for 5th and 6th graders and Friday for 7th and 8th graders starting 8th hour.  You had to sell 10 items or more to participate and have turned in all money. 
FACULTY INFORMATION
December 15          Music Department meeting 3:45
WEEK AT A GLANCE
December 16         6th grade field trip to Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield 8:35
                            Lego Robotics Club room 113, 3:15 to 4:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Stephen Decatur Home 6:00
                            Pack the Gym Night and Jazz Band plays
                            5th grade Boys Basketball tryouts 6:30 to 8:00/Stonington gym
December 17         Builders’ Club Christmas Party 3:15 – 4:00, gift exchange
                            Homework Helpers 3:15 – 4:00
                            IMSA meets room 303, 3:15 – 4:00
                            Drama Club will meet 3:15 – 5:00 in the Forum
                            6th grade Boys Basketball vs Warrensburg/Stonington 6:00
December 18         Early dismissal 2:20
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Chatham Glenwood Away 5:30 Bus 4:15
                            CPR @ 2:30 in the Media Center
December 19         Christmas Assembly 10:00
                            Early dismissal 2:20
December 20         Wrestling vs Shelbyville Jr High at Taylorville High School 10:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Quincy Shootout 10:30. Bus 8:00
TOMORROW’S BREAKFAST                                            TODAY’S LUNCH
Glazed Cinnamon Roll                                                                   Pizza Sticks                                                                                                                                Baja Chicken Salad           
                                                                                      Ham & Cheese Deli                                                                                                                      Feta Spinach Pizza
                                                        
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.


Buddy the Elf

Friday, December 12, 2014

TAYLORVILLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, December 12, 2014


STUDENT INFORMATION         
1.    5th grade Boys’ Basketball tryouts will be Monday, December 15th from 5:00 to 6:30 and Tuesday, December 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Stonington gym.
2.    Poms will not practice today but will meet Monday, December 15th from 3:30 to 7:30.
3.    EFCM Club will meet in Mr. Zini’s room Monday after school. Bring your instrument or supplies and have a ride home at 4:30.
4.    7th grade Volleyball tryouts will be today 5:15 to 7:00 and Saturday 11:30 to 1:30.
5.    8th grade girls Volleyball tryouts will begin today after school 3:15 to 5:00.
6.    7th & 8th grade Choir will be performing in the Christmas Vespers at the High School Sunday, December 14 at 4:00.
7.    Good luck to the 6th grade Boys Basketball team Saturday in the Sullivan Tournament and Sunday against Mt. Zion at Stonington 2:00.
8.    The YMCA will have the DJ Audio Dimensions at the Teen Center tonight from 6:00 to 10:00 and at the 5th grade party Saturday, 5:00 to 9:00.

FACULTY INFORMATION
December 15          Music Department meeting 3:45

WEEK AT A GLANCE
December 13         6th grade Boys Basketball/Sullivan Tournament
December 14         7th & 8th grade Choir performing at the High School Vespers 4:00
                            6th grade Boys Basketball vs Mt. Zion/Stonington 2:00
December 15         Homework Helpers 3:15 to 4:00
                            EFCM Club room 310, 3:15 to 4:30        
                            Poms practice 3:30 to 7:30
                            5th grade Boys Basketball tryouts 5:00 to 6:30/Stonington gym
December 16         6th grade field trip to Sangamon Auditorium in Springfield 8:35
                            Lego Robotics Club room 113, 3:15 to 4:00
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Stephen Decatur Home 6:00
                            Pack the Gym Night and Jazz Band plays
                            5th grade Boys Basketball tryouts 6:30 to 8:00/Stonington gym
December 17         Builders’ Club Christmas Party 3:15 – 4:00, gift exchange
                            Homework Helpers 3:15 – 4:00
                            IMSA meets room 303, 3:15 – 4:00
                            Drama Club will meet 3:15 – 5:00 in the Forum
                            6th grade Boys Basketball vs Warrensburg/Stonington 6:00
December 18         Early dismissal 2:20
                            7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball vs Chatham Glenwood Away 5:30 Bus 4:15
                            CPR @ 2:30 in the Media Center
December 19         Christmas Assembly 10:00
                            Early dismissal 2:20



TOMORROW’S BREAKFAST                                            TODAY’S LUNCH
French Toast Sticks                                                                      Grilled Turkey/Cheese w/tomato soup                                                                                                 Taco Salad             
                                                                                      Ham & Swiss Wrap                                                                                                                      Vegetable Pizza
                                                        

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What common word contains the letters of NINTH running consecutively backward inside it?


The letters IUM, when found together in a word, are almost always at the end- as in podium, helium, premium, etc.


Can you name a seven-letter word in which the letters IUM are in the middle?