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Morning Announcements for Friday, February 25, 2011

February 25, 2011

Morning Announcements for Friday, February 25, 2011

Seniors interested in becoming a lawyer: The Sangamon County Bar Association is offering a $1000 scholarship. Essay, 2 letters of recommendation and application must be postmarked no later than March 12.

Seniors interested in cosmetology: Mr. John's School of Cosmetology Esthetics and Nails is offering a $500 tuition scholarship. Applications due by April 1.

The following colleges or recruiters will be here on these dates:
Feb. 28 Truman State 10:00
Feb. 28 Lincoln College Lunch
March 1 9:30 Southeast Missouri State
March 2 lunch Marines
March 3 10:00 University of Dayton, Ohio
March 3 10:45 Hannibal LaGrange
March 9 lunch University of Illinois, Springfield
March 10 8:30 Eureka College
Lunch visits do not require a pass. All scheduled times do need a pass from Guidance or from Mrs. Povse.

SENIORS: The Sangamon County Department of Community Resources is making available the SLICE scholarship. SLICE is for low-income college entrants. Income guidelines must be met. If you receive free lunch you might be eligible. Applications are due May 6. See Mrs. Povse for information and application.

Juniors or Seniors interested in becoming teachers: The Project Midstate Student Support at the University of Illinois, Springfield is now accepting applicants to the program which assists students who want to teach in the Springfield or Decatur public schools. Financial help is available for students in this program. See Mrs. Povse for details and an application. Deadline is March 31.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship is now available till March 1st. Check the SHS website for description of the scholarships.

Students please turn completed registration forms into the Guidance office TODAY.

The bus trip to Illinois State University has been re-scheduled for Monday, March 21. The agenda will be somewhat different as this is an official university OPEN HOUSE. Many other schools and visitors will be there. Students with permission slips please let Mrs. Povse know if you do not wish to attend. The bus is currently full but Mrs. Povse will take names for a wait list.

SENIORS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: check out the SHS website under Guidance and then under Scholarship Database. Pay attention to deadlines. Many of the current scholarships have a March 1 deadline. You will need to get those in to Mr. Crum so that he can process the transcript.

Two $5000 scholarships from Cappex.com " High School Innovator of the Year "and "Lead with Your Heart Scholarship". See Mrs. Povse for details.

Men going to Univ. of Illinois: the Balanced Man scholarship from Sigma Phi Epsilon in now available. Deadline is April 18.

JUNIOR GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING: Purdue University is sponsoring a Women in Engineering Exploration Day on Monday, April 11. Reserve your spot for this FREE event by April 1 at www.purdue.edu/wiep

The University of Missouri is holding a summer Engineering Camp for current sophomores or juniors in the top 25% of their class. Apply early. The cost is $425 for all expenses. See Mrs. Povse for details.

Students interested in NURSING: Memorial Medical Center and MacMurray College are offering a Teens Experiencing Nursing Summer Camp July 18-21 . See Mrs. Povse for an application. Deadline is April 8.

Dr. Milton has extended the deadline for applicants for 2011-2012 Student Board Member. The chosen student will serve a one-year term and must be able to attend all bi-weekly board meetings. Student Board Member will be given time to speak regarding student concerns, curriculum, and activities.
In order to be considered, the student must:
•Currently be enrolled as a junior
•Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
•Be willing and able to attend all bi-weekly Board meetings
•Submit a biographical sketch outlining his/her academic achievements, goals and reason why he/she would be
the best choice to serve as a Student Board Member
•Provide three written references: two from teachers or school administrators and one from a
community member.
Finalists will participate in an interview. All application material should be submitted to Mrs. Stahly by Monday, February 28. Please see Mrs. Stahly with any questions.

Due to poor road conditions the visit today from ISU students has been postponed to a later date.

Southeast High School is hosting the 4th Annual Snowball March 11-13th. Students from SHS are invited to attend. If you are interested or have any questions, please see Mrs. Yoggerst in Room 169 for a participant form. These forms are due by Monday.

Manpower is seeking part time and full time workers for data entry and clerical positions. You must be 17 years old. Apply online at www.manpowerjobs.com . You can pick up an informational flyer in the guidance office.

Sophomores - The ROCTE annual Career Day at Lincoln Land is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8. Sign up sheets will be available in the Guidance Office. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with exhibitors and professionals in career related areas.

Attention students enrolled in Spanish classes: 3:30 Today is the deadline to donate canned goods to “Lots of Latas” food drive for the Salvation Army food pantry.

Summer Employment Opportunity – Kids first Sports Inc is looking for umpires for their summer youth program. If you are 16-18 years old and are interested pick up info and application in the guidance office.

February is for lovers—library lovers that is. Win an autographed copy of Jerk, California plus a $10 gift certificate to the March Book Fair. See your English teacher for an entry form.

ON Saturday, Mrs. Hays will plunge into Lake Springfield in support of Special Olympics. You may donate to Special Olympics during both lunch shifts in the Commons. This is your opportunity to tell Mrs. Hays to "go
jump in a lake".

Attention Seniors! If you want your baby picture featured in the senior section of the yearbook, then you need to bring it to Amy Allison, Kayla Horner, or Ms. Barkmeier in room 370 by Wednesday, March 2nd. No photos will be accepted after March 2nd.

Chess club will be meeting Tuesday, March 1st after school in Mrs. Dearing room, room 222.

Attention Varsity Baseball Players: There will be a short meeting Today in room 166 to talk about Monday's practice time. Varsity Baseball, Fri after school, room 166

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors! Josten’s will be here Tuesday, March 1st and Wednesday, March 2nd during both lunch shifts to collect your $60 deposit for your class ring! Design your ring @jostens.com and get $10 off at order table when you print your order online!

The Great Dress Exchange, everything pageant and prom! Sunday, March 6 from 1 -3 PM at Sangamon County Fairgrounds Timberlodge. Shop pre-owned pageant and prom gowns, shoes, jewelry and more! Gowns taking up space in your closet? Sell them and make some $$$$! Consignment fee for gowns & suits is $3 per item (due at drop-off) and consignment sale fee 15% (consignment fee will be reimbursed pending sale of item) Proceeds go to the Sangamon County Fair Scholarship Fund (check or cash please) Drop off consigned items Saturday, March 5th 10 AM – 1 PM or Sunday 10 AM – Noon. For more information call 473-8300. Admission charge is a canned food item for Springfield Food Pantry or $1.

Members of Superintendent's Student Roundtable will meet Monday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. at Grant Middle School library

The annual African American History Assembly will be held today. The assembly this year will be to recognize and honor President Barack Obama. Students report to class, take attendance, and then Teachers are to immediately bring them to the auditorium. Teachers are to sit with their classes and supervise students during the assembly. Students are to understand behavior expectations and "theatre manners" before they leave the classroom. That means no talking to their neighbors, clapping at only appropriate times, paying attention. Administrators and security will remove any students who are not respectful. Removal from the assembly will result in assignment to in-house. The assembly schedule is as follows - 9th grade - 2nd period, 10th grade - 5th period, 11th and 12th grades - 6th period.

Congratulations to the Lady Senators Basketball team on the 3rd straight sectional win last night! Next up, Breese Mater Dei at 7:30 PM Monday night at the UIS Super-Sectional.

The SHS boys track and field team competed in the first indoor meet of the season at the Normal West invite. Top placers for SHS were: the 4x800 relay team of Charlie Hoogland, Nathan Hoffman, Jim Moore, and Sam Cross placed 3rd; Malik Harrison placed 3rd in the 400, and Michael Simon placed 2nd in the 800. Those athletes poise Jordan Collins in the 55, Nick Moore and Tyler Pence in the 1600 all qualified for the indoor state meet by running qualifying times. Congrats Boys!