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Morning Announcements for Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5, 2010

Morning Announcements for Friday, November 5, 2010

For all students interested in Engineering, a great opportunity is around the corner. The Illinois Department of Transportation is again offering a Saturday Academy for interested Springfield Public School high school students. This year students will use the TRAC design and construction module, a hands-on program that teaches students how to use math and science to solve real world problems in transportation and civil engineering. The program begins on Sat. Nov 6th and runs every Sat except Nov 27th until Dec 11th at the IDOT building on Dirksen Parkway. Contact Mr. Crum for applications

Lewis University is sponsoring a free Aviation Career Conference on Sat., Nov. 6 from 9-1:00. This is for students who are interested in aviation business, safety and security, aviation maintenance, air traffic control or being a pilot. Register at www.lewisu.edu/aviation

The following colleges will be here in the next 2 weeks, please obtain a pass from the guidance office no later than the day before to attend:
Nov. 9 LUNCH Air National Guard
Nov. 10 LUNCH Army National Guard
Nov. 16 8:30 Paul Mitchell, the School (cosmetology), St. Louis
10:17 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS: The next in a series of financial aid meetings, "The Path to FAFSA" will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 6:30 in the Commons. This 45 minute presentation will help you to understand what happens when and after you file the FAFSA. The presenter is a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Seniors interested in Northern Illinois University: NIU is offering an application fee waiver to students who have not yet applied and who plan to attend the Nov. 11 Open House or who plan to visit before Dec. 1.

Columbia College in Chicago is holding Open House tomorrow. Call or make an on-line reservation.

Many of the state universities are holding Open House on or around our Veteran's Day holiday. Check out the bulletin board outside the cafeteria for specific dates.

New scholarships: Check the Guidance/Scholarship database for the National Co-Op Scholarship Program,
The AXA Achievement Scholarship and the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers or see Mr. Crum or Mrs. Povse in Guidance.

SENIORS INTERESTED IN EDUCATION: The Illinois PTA scholarship is now available. Graduating seniors preparing to enter education or education-related fields and who are in the upper 33% of the class may apply. Deadline is Feb. 15. See Mr. Crum or Mrs. Povse in Guidance for an application.

Are you ready for some Dodge Ball? Back by popular demand, the Booster Club will host its 2nd annual Dodge Ball Tournament on Wednesday, November 10th, at 6 PM in the SHS gymnasium. Registration and waiver forms will be available this week at a sign up table during lunch. Forms are also available on the website or in the main office. Cost is $30 per team. A team consists of 6 – 8 players. Deadline to sign up is November 8th.

Our last blood drive we had 72 donors try, collected 64 units, and 37 first time donors! Blood donations save lives. Not more than 48 hours after our last blood drive, Mrs. Fisher in the main office received 3 units of blood through two lifesaving transfusions. Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 8:30am-2pm and receive a free t-shirt for donating. Students aged 16 must have a signed parental consent form. You must sign up during lunch, before school, or after school in the Guidance Office by 3:30 pm on Monday, Nov. 15. If you already signed up for the Blood Drive, please return to the Guidance Office and sign up again. The sign-up form was removed. Teachers do not need to sign-up, they can just report to the auditorium. Any questions-please see Mr. Williams.

High Pride shirts are in. Come to Coach Reed’s room to pick them up.

“It’s all about doors & sardines!” Noises off! directed by Allison Martsch, come see what all the farce is about November 12th & 13th at 7 PM and the 14th at 1 PM in the Schnirring Auditorium right here at SHS. Tickets are $7 and $5 for students and seniors. Come to opening night to hear this Spring’s musical announced. Hope to see you there!

There will be a Chess Club meeting Tuesday, November 9th in room 222. Chess Club room 222 on Tuesday see you there!

All Boys considering swimming or diving for SHS this season need to attend a brief meeting in the SHS Commons at 3:30 on Monday, November 8th.

Springfield Park District now accepting team registrations for our High School Basketball Program. The program will run December 5th- February 27th. The fee is $400 for 11 games and single elimination tournament. All games are held on Sundays at Benedictine University’s gym at 8th and Converse. Registration Deadline is November 19th. Contact Sean Dickerson at 753-0700 for more information

We will be selling yearbooks in the commons during both lunch shifts until December 10th. They are being sold for $50! This is your ONLY chance to order your 2010/2011 Yearbook so make sure you order it NOW. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Barkmeier in room 370.

There is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Tuesday, November 9th at 7 in Mr. Nesbit’s room. Come for games, food, and a devotional! Bring your friends & we hope to see you there!

There will be an important Speech Team meeting on Monday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Please bring your parents so we can discuss competitions and expectations. Also, speech team members need to turn in their forms regarding competitions ASAP to Ms. Negele in room 362.

Juniors and Seniors: The next 2 college bus trips have been scheduled. We will be going to Western Illinois University, Macomb on Dec. 1 and to Eastern Illinois University, Charleston on Dec. 9th. The first eligible 35 students with signed permission slips will be able to attend. Get your permission slips in the Guidance Office.

SENIORS: Seniors and their parents are invited to a financial aid presentation entitled "The Road to FAFSA" on Thursday, Nov. 18th at 6:30 in the commons. To help you prepare for filing your FAFSA all seniors are encouraged to attend.

The Guidance Office is now ready to print new id's at the cost of $5.00 each. Please check into the Guidance Before school, lunchtime or after school to have a new id printed.

If you are interested in buying a NO SHAVE NOVEMBER shirt please see Mr Lightfoot or Mr Stapleton by the end of the 6th Hour today. Got Beard?

Attention German Club and Spanish Club! If you want to be on your club’s team for Capture the Flag, please see Herr Koeppel and Senor Kniffin to sign up with a $2 deposit. Sign-ups will begin Monday after school.

Wrestling practice starts this Monday after school. All athletes must have a physical & waiver on file meet in the Joe Bee Wrestling Room, which is next to the weight room. Any questions, see Coach Nesbit in room 266.

Current NHS members: this is a reminder that you need to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, November 10, in the library. Please meet either at 7:50 or immediately after school and allow enough time for a 25 minute meeting. 35 hours are due by November as well as your 20 membership fee.

Sophomores and juniors interested in joining NHS: there is an informational meeting Tuesday, November 9, in room 356.

Students! Please turn in your St. Jude team up forms. Forms are to be turned in right outside of the main office in a ballot box. The deadline to turn in St. Jude forms is Friday, November 12.