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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements

November 9, 2017

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, November 9, 2017 where successful Senators follow the classroom and school wide expectations and allow for learning all throughout the building. Thank you for Being A Senator!


The SHS Photo Video club will be meeting today, right after school in the commons.


1. All 9, 10, 11 students will participate in a practice standardized test setting on Nov. 15. 

2. Please bring calculators and pencils to the testing room.

4. Look at the signs posted around the building for what room you are to report to.

5. Testing begins promptly at 8:24. Students will report to 5, 6, 7 hours after lunch.

6. Phones, smartwatches, and all electronic devices will be collected. We advise all students to leave  these items in their lockers.

7. Freshman and Sophomore students should bring a book to read for the conclusion of the tests.

8. Water bottles are allowed in the test rooms. 


Hey hey hey JSA! Are you interested in debate? If so, then JSA is the perfect place for you! There is a meeting TODAY after school in Mr. Lightfoot’s room. Come to meet new people, learn about current events, and for a fun debate! Contact Ellie Thomson or Olivia Santos for more information."


“¡Atención SHS! Spanish Club members will be selling delicious cookie dough until Friday, November 17th. Get your cookie dough before it’s too late! Spanish Club members, keep selling that cookie dough! For any questions, please speak to Mr. Reichert in room 260.”


Great matches last night for both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams! Varsity triumphed over SHG and Southeast, falling to Glenwood. Junior Varsity triumphed over Southeast and Glenwood, falling to SHG. There is practice tonight. Junior Varsity Conference Tournament is Saturday at Lanphier. Band members, come to LHS after the parade for competition.


Over the weekend Latin Club conquered the other schools at the state Illinois Junior Classical League convention.  Special thanks to the seniors Zoe Ryan, Kate James, Ben Yoder, Cole Davlin, and Ellie Herman for leading the senators to victory in the spirit category.   First place finishers in academics and art include: Alec Breneman, Lindsey Gietl, Livya Phillips-Levin, Elizabeth Scherschel, Michaela Griffin, Jacks Hyde, Vanessa Randall, Cole Davlin, Ellie Herman, and Zoe Ryan.  Great job to everyone who helped bring home the trophies!


Attention seniors: The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Capital Chapter Scholarship has been added to the scholarship database. It is a scholarship specific for those planning on majoring in engineering. Applicants must have a  Minimum 3.0 GPA and meet minimum requirements for SAT or ACT math & English. See the scholarship database or Mrs. Lauer in the post secondary office for questions and details! 


Attention students interested in nursing: On Monday November 13th, Dr. Charlene Aaron, Chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing, will be at SHS to present the different pathways and licensure to becoming a nurse during A and B lunches in room 150. Students can eat their lunch while she presents. See Mrs. Lauer in the post secondary office for details! 


Attention students interested in visiting with the Navy. Their lunch visit has changed from Tuesday, November 7th to Monday, November 13th. They will be in the commons during both lunch shifts.


The freshman class is selling spirit apparel. Class officers have order forms and there are order forms in the main office. Orders are due to Mrs. Devlin by November 17.


Attention seniors: Please make sure you are checking the November college visit calendar online or outside the post secondary office. If you plan to attend school in town, University of Illinois at Springfield, will be at SHS next Thursday, November 9th and Lincoln Land will be here on Wednesday, November 29th. Sign up outside the post secondary office or see Mrs. Lauer for details! 


SHS it’s time to Live United.  United Way that is.  United Way is a community organization that focuses on providing the basic needs to those less fortunate right here in Springfield.  The organization also makes long term investments in education, financial stability and health for our community. .  This Wednesday through Friday there will be a collection jar in the commons during both lunch shifts.  Please stop by the table and drop in your change.  We have 1,405 students at SHS so let’s unite to raise 1,405 dollars for the United Way.


See Mr. Kramer in Room 326 if you ordered a High Pride shirt, they are finally in!


Bonjour SHS! Its National French Week! To help celebrate, French Club will be selling bon-bons for $1. Buy them while you can!”


Attention students interested in an alternative to a four year college or university! Universal Technical Institute and Midwest Technical Institute will be presenting their schools and programs in November. UTI and MTI offer certifications in the mechanical trades like automotive and collision repair, health care, cosmetology, and commercial driving fields. Sign up outside the post secondary office or see Mrs. Lauer for details! 


Please bring your new gently used coats, hats, or gloves to donate to the students in need at Dubois Elementary School.  There will be a bin in front of the main office labeled "coat drive."  All donations are appreciated and will be accepted through November 17.  If you have any questions, please ask Will Reiser.  Thank you!


Your Senior Superlatives' forms are due no later than November 14th.  Give those forms to T'Mya Dumas, Natalie Berendt, Mackenzie Lehmann or Paige Woods.  You can also bring them to room 254.------Contact Grussenmeyer Photography at 787-6688 to schedule your portrait sitting.----If you want to include your baby picture in this year's yearbook, bring it and $10 to room 254.


SENIORS- November 15th will be a senior service day (the 9th - 11th grade will be doing a practice SAT test).  Seniors can volunteer, job shadow or visit colleges.  The permission forms will be in guidance, room 104, and must be signed and returned by November 9th in order for the senior day to count as activity.  Get your form, get it in!


Time is ticking away. Get your form and money turned in and Join the fun at the Annual Dodgeball Tournament Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  The Booster’s representatives will be in the commons with the sign ups and they are also in the main office.  All team shirts and outfits must be approved by Mr. Connolley or Dr. Leardi. It’s $30 per team to sign up and if you win there are cash prizes!  


Come by room 254 with your i.d. to pick up your Spring Supplement for the 2016-2017 Capitoline Yearbook.


9th, 10th and 11th graders need to bring a calculator and pencils for the practice tests on November 15th. 9th and 10th graders should bring a book to read on that day as well.


"Attention SHS, the time has come for this years city t-shirt ideas! Send all sketches to a student council officer, Troike, or Kramer by November 20th!"

Attention seniors: The Skelton scholarship has been added to the scholarship database. This is an annual award where applications will be accepted each year for a renewable opportunity. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and involvement. Scholarships due by March 1st. See Mrs. Lauer for details!