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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Friday, January 13, 2012 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

The Focus of Your Future scholarship for students who plan to attend any of the following local school: University of Illinois, Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Benedictine or Robert Morris is now available from Mrs. Povse. Deadline is Jan. 27 at 5:00.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: Are you interested in serving in the Navy? Would you like $180,000 to go to college? Come hear a special presentation on Jan. 25 at 12:45 regarding the Naval ROTC scholarship. Get a pass from Guidance or from Mrs. Povse.

2 new scholarships: Ist Mid-America Credit Union(must belong to apply) and the Scottish Rite. Check the scholarship database for the 7 specific Scottish Rite scholarships. Deadline is April 1.

The One in a Million scholarship for African American seniors is now available. This scholarship requires a 300 word essay on the topic "What am I going to do to write my name in History". Deadline is Feb. 3.

The Illinois Education Association's Sharon Miller scholarship for students who plan to major in education is now available. Deadline is March 2. See Mrs. Povse for details.

Junior and Senior vocationally oriented students: A trip to tour the new Workforce Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College is planned for Feb. 7 in the morning. This new facility houses state of the art Culinary, Collision Repair, Auto Technology, HVAC and welding, Construction Trades, Mechatronics, Renewable Energies and truck driver training. If you are interested in any of these programs get a permission slip from Mrs. Povse, Mrs. Hays or in Guidance. The first 40 students who return slips and are academically eligible will get to go. Slips are due Jan. 31.

An area Eagle Scout candidate is running a service project for the St. John’s Children’s Hospital and the Memorial Medical Center’s pediatric unit. Your donations of video games and DVDs will be used to improve the entertainment options available to the children receiving care at the hospital. The donation box is located in the Main Office. For additional information email him at project4kidz@gmail.com

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., Jan. 24, from 8:30am-2:30pm. 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, Jan. 23. Teachers & Staff do not need to sign up, you can report to the auditorium at your convenience. Please donate. Mrs. Fisher, in the Main Office, is LIVING Proof that blood donations SAVE LIVES! She received 3 units of blood through two life-saving transfusions! Any questions-please see Mr. Williams.

Boy’s Track & Field practice officially begins on Tuesday, January 17th. Please see Coach Cotner after school this week to pick up a practice schedule if you plan on coming out for Track & Field.

Auditions for the SHS Spring Musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be held on Monday, January 23rd in the SHS Auditorium. Registration will begin at 4:30 pm and Dance/Vocal Auditions will follow promptly at 5:00 pm and will continue until all interested students have auditioned. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, January 24th in the Auditorium. Times to be announced. Audition music cuts are now available from Mrs. Elmore in the SHS Choir Room. This is a FUN musical with lots of great roles! All SHS students are encouraged to audition … we want to make sure that SHS is once again voted BEST HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL for 2012.

Need tutoring? Interested in enrichment activities like poetry, book club, games, cooking, college readiness workshops, guest speakers, contests, and much more? Want a rap session with Mr. Carson and others on Thursdays? Then you should be staying after school for the 21st Century tutoring & Enrichment Program. It’s free of charge and snacks included. Want to join? Just see Mr. Carson in the cafeteria after school for more information.

Let Visions and Voices publish your poetry, short stories, and art. Bring to Mrs. Eslahi, room 254.

Visions and Voices the English department’s literacy magazine needs an editor. Are you interested? See Mrs. Eslahi, room 254.

Attention Freshmen: If you ordered class t-shirts or sweatpants, you may pick them up today after school in room 210. If you do not pick them up today, you will receive them in homeroom next Wednesday.