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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

Morning Announcements for Monday, November 15, 2010

The following colleges will be here, please obtain a pass from the guidance office no later than the day before to attend:
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 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.

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 tomorrow 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 Today. 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.

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 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.

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.

Want food, fun, dancers, & a DJ? Tickets for the yearbook fundraiser dance Friday will go on sale for $5 each during lunch in the commons. At the door, tickets are $7 each. This dance is for Springfield High students ONLY. You must show your 2010/11 Springfield High school ID to be admitted to the dance.

Kings, Queens, Rooks, Bishops, Pawns & Horses! There will be a Chess Club meeting on Friday after school in room 222.

Attention Class of 2013 chilly weather is rolling in and you need to stay warm! Come to the commons during your lunch period anytime next week to order your class sweatshirt! Pre-order only, so bring your money and let’s get warm!

ID’s from picture retakes are in and available in the main office.

Don't miss the 4th annual "Springfield Idol" Contest on Tuesday in the SHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door and the audience will also have a chance to determine one of the winners! Over 35 people auditioned for the top 15 spots so don't miss this showcase of talent at SHS.

Any sophomore possibly interested in attending CACC next year needs to get a permission slip from Mr. Crum in the guidance office. Those students will tour CACC on December 8th. This is open to the first 40 sophomores. Permission slips must be returned by Friday, November 19th. See Mr. Crum for more information.

The next Superintendent’s Roundtable meeting is Monday, November 29 at 5:30 PM.

Attention Spanish Club member. Just a reminder, don’t forget to turn in your cookie dough orders no later than Thursday by 3:30. Let’s make this fundraiser a success!

Please fill out your St. Jude 25 name forms. Be sure to put your names on the sheets so we know who turned the form in. In addition, tomorrow, a student will come door to doo to collect forms.

Did you know that there are over 1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS and 1 in 5 of them don't even know they have HIV!!! December first is World AIDS Day and we want to to help educate ourselves and our peers about the pandemic. Over the next few weeks you will be empowered with information and facts about HIV/AIDS. You will an opportunity each day at lunch to test your knowledge and win a PRIZE if you the get the answer correct. And don't forget to wear RED on December 1!

Today's facts....
-HIV stands for Human Immunodefiency Virus and it is the virus that causes AIDS.
-AIDS stands for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and the late stage of the HIV infection when a person's immune system is severely damaged and has difficulty fighting diseases and opportunistic infections.