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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010

Morning Announcements for Thursday, September 9, 2010

Beginning TODAY, students will be able to enter the school through the Annex at 7:45 am. Students will remain in the Annex until 8:15 when the bell rings to go to lockers. Students may still enter the building through the Commons. Students may remain in the Commons or go to the cafeteria for breakfast. All food and drink remains in the cafeteria at breakfast time. There will be no movement out of the cafeteria or out of the annex. If students choose to enter the building through the Annex, then they remain in the Annex until 8:15. If students choose to go to the cafeteria, then they remain in the cafeteria until the 8:15 bell rings. It is our hope that this alleviates some of the congestion in the morning. Parents may now drop off students at the Annex doors or at the Commons doors. Zero hour students will still use the SE entrance.

SENIORS: Check out the scholarships on the SHS website. Click on Guidance and then click on Scholarships. The most current are listed near the top. Check the deadlines as some are from last year and have not yet been updated.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The following colleges will have representatives here to speak with you about their schools. Get a pass from Guidance to attend these sessions:
Tues., Sept. 14 9:15 North Central, Naperville, 10:30 University of Chicago, LUNCH MacMurray College, Jacksonville
Thurs., Sept. 16 1:45 William Woods, Fulton, MO
Wed, Sept. 22 1:30 Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mon, Sept. 27 10:20 Illinois State University, Normal
Mon., Sept. 27 LUNCH Lincoln Land Community College
Tues, Sept. 28 8:45 Blackburn College, Carlinville
Wed, Sept. 29 LUNCH Drake University and University of Rochester, NY, 2:30 University of Rochester, NY
Thurs, Sept. 30 12:45 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
Thurs., Oct. 7 LUNCH A Quincy University

Tutoring is available after school in the Cafeteria from 3:30-4:30, and morning tutoring started this morning at 7:30 in room 160.

Are you interested in acting in "Noises Off", the Fall Play? Then come out and audition on September 21st or September 22nd in the Auditorium after school. Just prepare a monologue to perform in front of our staff. For more information, see flyers in the halls for more information. Hope to see you there!

Attn SHS: Students who receive tardy detentions have one day to serve the 30 minute detention - either before or after school - in room 120. WE DO NOT HAVE LUNCH DETENTIONS ANY LONGER!

Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking the PSAT test need to sign up in Mr. Crum’s office in the Guidance office. The test will be Wednesday, October 13th in the morning. There is a $15 fee to take the test. Juniors that score high enough may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program. The deadline to sign up is September 21st.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Elections for the 2010 Homecoming court will be held in the commons during both lunch shifts today. Juniors will elect 2 couples and seniors will elect 8. Be sure to get to the commons, as this will be the only day to vote!

Need a mechanical pencil, notebook, or t-shirt? Stop by the Be A Senator store in the commons on either lunch shift. The store will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Attention senior NHS members: There will be a meeting in the library today, either before school at 7:50 or immediately after school. Check out the bulletin board by Mrs. Pence's room for service hours opportunities.

Do you like to support your Senators and save some money? Students can purchase an activity pass for only $15! An activity pass will allow you to be admitted to ALL Home games for the current school year. If you attend more than 8 home athletic events a year than this is the pass for you! Activity passes are not good for city tournaments, invitational’s, regional or sectional play. Stop by the main office today to see Mrs. Fisher to purchase a pass.

Attn: Students: If leggings or jeggings are worn - the shirt over them MUST BE MID-THIGH in length. If it is not, you will receive a dress code referral and be issued a detention.

Students who are interested in Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford: Admission representatives from these schools will be in Springfield on Wed., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. For additional information and to reserve your spot, go to

Senior Girls interested in Engineering: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana is hosting a free daylong event called Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue on Monday, Oct. 4. A welcome reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. Register by Sept. 24th at www.purdue.edu/wiep

Seniors interested in Miami University of Ohio: Miami is offering a fall all expense paid Bridges Program for selective academically ambitious high school seniors (3.0 GPA, top 25% of class) If you are interested in more information on this program see Mrs. Povse in Guidance.

Students who are interested in Notre Dame University: an informational program regarding admission to Notre Dame will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, IL.

Attention aspiring Rock Stars! Show case your Rock Band at the SHS Band Parent Assoc. 1st Annual Battle of the Bands, at Knights Action Park, Sunday, September 19th, from 4 to 7. Compete for the opportunity for your band to open for a national act at the Field House, and to hear your band's music played on The Rock 96.7 and your on -the-air interview. Log on to wcvs.com for details and Registration. Don't wait, spaces are limited.

The class of 2012 will be selling delicious taco's from Taco Bell for $1.00 today in the commons during both lunch shifts. Remember delicious, delicious, taco's from Taco Bell. Get them while they last.

Attention German Club! If you would like to join German Club please return the no alcohol form and $8 to one of the German teachers by Friday, September 10, 3:30 PM.

Attention Juniors! Class of 2012! We will be taking t-shirt orders in the commons at lunch for both lunch shifts. T-shirts are $14. Orders will be taken today, tomorrow and Monday. Help support your class!

Lawrence Education Center has some evening classes for students 16 or older needing credits. The Registration Dates are
Thursday, September 9, 3:30-6pm
Tuesday, September 14, 3:30-6pm
Thursday, September 16, 3:30-6pm
You must first see your Academy Assistant Principal for Pre-Registration.

Sign up for High Pride today or tomorrow morning in the commons. $10 will get you a membership and a t-shirt. You could also sign up in Coach Reed’s room.

Everyone going to the Football game Friday night should wear red – we play Lanphier! There will be some give away certificates for people wearing red. Keep up the good work, go to the game & have fun!

Hey you! There will be a chess club meeting next Tuesday in room 222. Chess Club room 222 next Tuesday. See you there!

Congrats to our new French Club officers! President – Farah Tamizuddin, Vice-President – Karla Ibarra, Public Relations – Yvetter Purser, Photographer – Susan Turner. Anyone may join for $4 our first event will be the back-to-school pizza party Monday, September 20 See Mrs. Boltz in room 268.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 Student Council President Ellie Hamill, Vice President Jacob Cisco, Secretary Meredith Wells, Treasurer Elle Reinhart. Council Representatives are Taylor Badger, Jon Bradshaw, Alex Campbell, Angela Hyon, Helena Rosse, Raya Seidman, Brennan Wakey and Dani Zerfas.

The girls golf team improved their record to 7-2 last night with wins over Pleasant Plains and Williamsville. Leading the way with medalist honors was Andrea Ribelin with a 1 over par 37. Andrea had an eagle on the par 5 4th hole. Becca Ramirez carded a 46. Alax Floyd came in with a 48 and Mackenzie McDermott shot a 53. Congrats ladies!