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Morning Announcements for Friday, January 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

Morning Announcements for Friday, January 14, 2011

SENIORS who plan to attend Lincoln Land Community College, University of Illinois, Springfield or Robert Morris University: The Focus on Your Future Scholarship to any of these 3 schools is now available. The postmark deadline is TODAY.

Are you a first generation student with financial need planning to attend SIU- Carbondale?
Apply for First Scholars, $5000 scholarship.

SENIORS: Do you have a parent, stepparent or guardian who graduated from SIU-Carbondale? If so, you will be able to receive 20% off the tuition rate, guaranteed for 4 years if you decide to attend SIU-C. For additional information please see Mrs. Povse in her new office under the south stairwell.

Seven new scholarships are available from the Scottish Rite. Most are $1000 awards. Get your application for any of these scholarships from Mrs. Povse in her new office under the stairwell near the southeast door.

Illinois Elks Scholarship for physical or occupational therapy majors, are available online at iea-ccc.info or iea-ieccc.info. Deadline is March 18.

Best Buy $1000 Scholarship program is open to students in grades 9-12 with solid grades and community service or work experience. Apply online at www.@15.com or www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com. Deadline is Feb. 16.

The Sangamon County Community Foundation scholarships are now available online at www.sccf.us. There are a variety of scholarships for African Americans, Latinos, Women in Leadership roles. World War II descendants and more.

The General Assembly Scholarship from both Representative Rich Brauer's 100th district and Raymond Poe's 99th district are now available. These are awarded to students attending a state university only. Deadline is April 15.

Mid-America Credit Union is offering 3 $1000 scholarships.

One In a Million essay contest for African American seniors. 300 word essay on the topic What am I going to do to the write my name in history?

Seniors: If you need help filling out the FAFSA there are two upcoming financial aid presentations to assist you. Jan. 26 at 6P.M. at Robert Morris University. RSVP to : enroll@robertmorris.edu
or Monday, Feb. 21st, 6P.M. at Lincoln Library, downtown. Call to reserve a seat: 753-4900, ext. 213

Seniors who plan to teach in a public school: The Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship is now available from Mrs. Povse.

Juniors and Seniors: The next college bus trips have been scheduled. Thursday, January 27 we will visit Illinois College and MacMurray College in Jacksonville. Lunch is provided by Illinois College. On February 3 we will visit Illinois State University at Normal. Pick up your permission slips from Mrs. Povse in her new office under the south stairwell.

All Boys interested in competing in Track and Field this spring. There will be a brief meeting after school on Friday. Official practice for those students not involved in a winter sport will begin on January 18th. If you have any questions, please see Coach Cotner.

Attention Spanish Club Members: Come for snacks, fun, and bingo on Wednesday, January 19th after school in the commons. See you there!

Attention all Sophomores: If you have not had Behind the Wheel you must see Ms. Dvorak in Room 128 A.S.A.P. Thank you.

The next NHS meeting will be next Wednesday, January 19, before school in Mrs. Reudin's room and after school in the library.

National Honor Society and Juniors interested in NHS: volunteers are needed on Jan. 24th for the Freshmen Preview Night. Please see Mrs. Ruedin, room 360, for more information or to sign up.

Audition Schedule for the Spring Play -
Dance Auditions (All auditionees must complete a dance audition)
Wednesday, January 19th: Will begin at 5:00pm promptly. This will last approximately 1 hour.
Thursday, January 20th: Will begin at 5:00pm promptly. This will last approximately 1 hour.
* Please note that you should be dressed in loose clothing and appropriate footwear.

Vocal Auditions (All auditionees must prepare a short musical selection to present to the audition panel)
Wednesday, January 19th: Session #1: 6:15 - 7:00pm
Session #2: 7:15 - 8:00pm
Session #3: 8:15 - 9:00pm
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Vocal selections from the show will be available beginning Monday, January 10th in the Choir Room
Callbacks (After auditionees have completed both dance and vocal auditions, they will be notified if they will need to attend callbacks)
Thursday, January 20th: Will begin at 6:15pm and go until complete.
*Unless otherwise notified, no preparation is necessary for this portion of the audition.

Attention Class of 2013: if you ordered a class SWEATSHIRT, they are in! Come to room 352 to collect your sweatshirt!

Attention German Club! Our German Club t-shirts have arrived. Distribution starts this Friday after school. Please bring $4.

JSA’s miniconvention will be next Saturday, January 22nd, from 10 to 4. Everyone is welcome for the debates and thought talks and it’s free! See a JSA officer with questions.

Attention all girls interested in playing softball this year: There will be a short meeting after school on Tuesday in Room 330 (Coach Lightfoot's room). If you are planning on playing but will be unable to attend the meeting, please see Coach Seiple.

AVANTI'S IS COMING, AVANTI'S IS COMING!! Want a cheap, delicious meal? Full Avanti's sandwich ONLY $6!! Too big, share it with a friend. Full Avanti's loaf of bread ONLY $3!! TOO GOOD A DEAL TO PASS UP! Purchase your tickets for a full Avanti's sandwich and or a full Avanti's loaf of bread starting today through January 28 from a German class student. Staff members can purchase tickets from Robert Telger or a German class student. Pick up your sandwiches and bread Thurs., February 3, during both lunch shifts and/or after school until 4pm in the Commons. There will be a limited number of extra sandwiches and bread available for purchase during lunch shifts on February 3. Alert your friends, family, and colleagues! Any questions, contact Sabrena Campbell 522-4267.

Congratulations to the Junior class!! During December, they had the greatest reduction of electronic device & dress code referrals. In November, 9% of the freshmen class had a dress code referral or electronic device referral while in December, 7% had them for a 23% reduction. The sophomores had 8% in November and 4% in December for a 50% reduction. The juniors had 6% in Nov. and 2% in Dec. for a 57% reduction. The seniors had 7% in Nov. and 4% in Dec. for 46% reduction. On Wed., Jan 19th, they will receive a wrist band during homeroom. At the end of 7th hour, juniors will be dismissed 5 minutes early from class to go to the commons to claim their prize: A hot, delicious slice of Antonio's pizza. Juniors may leave from the commons once the 3:17 bell rings.

Hey Hey Springfield High! JSA is having a baked goods and bracelet sale Tuesday & Wednesday next week at lunch in the commons.

Attention all student interested in playing football next fall, there will be a quick mandatory players only meeting right after school today in the weight room. Talk to a senior if you cannot make it. Remember this is mandatory. Be there.