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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Announcements 10/1

October 1, 2018

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, October 1, 2018

Juniors and Seenyars - We will be drawing 10 SHS parking spots on Friday, October 5th.  If you still want a spot, sign up in the main office before or after school and get your name on the drawing list.  If your name is pulled, the parking sticker will cost $65.

ATTENTION PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE MEMBERS OF FCA! The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be having our first huddle meeting of the year tomorrow from 6:00-7:00 in the Cafeteria. We will be brainstorming activities and meeting times for the upcoming year… and having some pizza. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Lightfoot of Mr. Dyer.

Are you are a first generation college bound junior or senior? Unsure if college is for you? Interested in getting more information about different college options, basic services offered to students or help interpreting college expectations and requirements? If so, please see Mrs. Lauer in the guidance office. Eligible students may attend a presentation and tour through the College Prep Summit at Lincoln Land on November 16th.

Senior Photo Information - Seniors and early graduates are required to have their official picture taken by Grussenmeyer’s Photography.  The photo must be taken by December 15, 2018.  Grussenmeyer’s is located at 41 Pinehurst drive, 787-6688 and requires a $15 sitting fee with no pressure to make additional purchases.  This year, we encourage all seniors to have their portrait taken at school.  Grussenmeyer’s will be at SHS for senior pictures on Friday, October 26th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (no school for students that day).   Seniors may also call Grussenmeyer’s at 787-6688 to arrange custom sittings or another time and date that works with their schedule.

Any junior or senior interested in being a High School Student Poll Worker for election day, please see Mr. Kyes in the guidance office for an application. 

Juniors & Seniors interested in attending the Capital Area Education/College Fair at the State Fair-Orr Building on Wednesday, October 3rd will be receiving a permission slip in their English classes. If not, stop by the Guidance Office.  Students will leave school at 11:57 pm or after 4th period.  In order for this to be coded as an activity, students must have turned insSigned permission slips by 3:30 pm today -no exceptions.  Students check in with their Guidance Dean at the Orr Building. STUDENTS MUST BE PASSING ALL CLASSES TO ATTEND.

The next Feminist Club meeting will be held after school until 4:00 in Ms. Moon’s room, room 364, on 10/4.  All are welcome!

HBCU (Historically Black College & University) & State Schools Fair will be held on Tuesday, October 16th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Union Baptist Church, 1405 E. Monroe.  Students 8th grade and up welcome.

Seniors turn in your Senior Superlatives' forms in by end of today.

Saturday in Taylorville, the boys golf team shot a 341 to finish well out of the running for a trophy. Obviously they stayed up too late celebrating our football teams win on Friday night.  Austen Floyd’s 80 was good for the 5th place medal. Everybody else shot an 87.  Hopefully we can rebound quickly, as tomorrow is the regional at Lincoln Greens.

The SHS Photo Video club will be holding a writing workshop this Wednesday, the 3rd, right after school in the commons. For those interested in writing, we will be going over how to properly write a screenplay along with how to use our software. Anyone is welcome, we are always open to new members! 

The  cross country team competed at two meets this weekend. The varsity team competed in the Peoria HIgh Invite and the JV team competed in Jacksonville invite.  The girls varsity team team finished  17th out of 33 teams. Ruth Edwards was the top finisher for SHS.  The boys varsity team finished 7th out of 42 teams. Kyle Boughter and Will Formea were medalist  in the meet.  The girls JV team finished 11th place, Anna Kropid finished with the top time for SHS.  The boys JV team finished 3rd place, Nick Hannig finished with the top time for SHS. 

Achtung Achtung German Club! We have a brief meeting in room 250 right after school this Thursday, October 4 to discuss our new German Club T-shirt. Hope to see you there.

No it was not a dream, yes your football team actually played and beat SHG on Homecoming Friday 49-41. It was the 1st win over SHG in 19 years. Everyone who stayed and cheered saw history made, and those of you who left early or missed the game have a chance to see another thriller this Saturday as we try to become the 1st team to beat both Rochester and SHG in the same season. Special thanks to Coach Kramer for all he did this weekend along with our student section THE CONGRESS. Coach Gully always downplays the wins but if you see any these people today you can give them all the credit for making history. Coach Hebb, Coach Graham, Caleb Small, Cam Jones, Justin Bivins, Taryn Wallace, LaDarius Moss, Nick Wallace, Jacquez and Danny Stewart, Jerone Justin, Dylan Thomas, Stephen Cole, Steven Boucher, Erin Bentley, Dae-chon Pippin, freshmen Jeffery Elms, Rashad Rochelle, the offensive line, and every other player who got in the game. It was the epitome of a team win. One more victory and your Senators are playoff eligible for the 2nd straight season and shirts will immediately go on sale. The playoff shirts will be black for this post season. 

Congratulations to the football team for Friday night’s win.  If anyone has or knows where the yard pylons/markers are please return to the main office as they are needed for the games.

Maria Furtado, the Executive Director of the organization “Colleges that Change Lives” will be presenting at SHS on October 10th at 6:30pm in the commons. Maria will be speaking about college rankings, popular misperceptions about college admissions, the benefits of liberal arts education and will provide tips for students and parents on managing the college search. The presentation is open to students and parents. Any questions, see Mrs. Lauer or Mr. Kramer. 

Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!  

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, Indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

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