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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, January 25, 2012 where successful Senators are productive; they participate in class, complete the work, and turn in the work. Thank you for Being A Senator!

All current scholarships may be found on the school website under GUIDANCE/under SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE.

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.

Applications for the Lincoln Land Community College foundation scholarship are now available. The LLCC honors college application is also available for students who have a minimum ACT score of 25. These are due April 2. The deadline for the Focus on Your Future Scholarship for LLCC, Robert Morris, UIS or Benedictine has been extended to Feb. 10.

The following new scholarships are now available: Sue Handy, SEA scholarship for future teachers; AHEPA scholarship for students of Greek heritage; the Springfield Lions Club for students planning a career in the health care field, especially those focusing on sight or hearing fields; The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarships for African American students; The Fred S. Bailey Scholarship for students going to University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign who have shown a commitment to community, service, leadership and academics; and the Over the Moon Productions for students majoring in an aspect of theater arts.

Reminder to seniors and their parents/guardians: Next Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 in the Commons is our FAFSA line-by-line presentation. If you are having trouble filing the FAFSA or need a jump start, please attend this workshop.

Today, 10th grade students with their guardians are welcome to attend a Pre Registration workshop in the SHS Commons at 6pm. The topics discussed will include CACC, course selection and sequencing, college readiness, and NCAA recruitment.

It is that time of year to start thinking about your Valentine. Carnations will be sold during both lunch shifts in the commons beginning Monday, January 23. Cost is $1. Flowers will be delivered February 10.

AVANTI'S, AVANTI'S, AVANTI'S IS COMING!! Want a cheap, delicious meal? Full Avanti's sandwich ONLY $6!!! That's a 16" sandwich! 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 through next Wednesday from a German class or German club student. Teachers and staff can purchase tickets from Eric Koeppel unless a German student sells to you first. Delivery is Thursday, February 9, during both lunch shifts and after school til 4pm in the Commons. There will be a limited number of extra sandwiches and bread available for purchase during lunch shifts on February 9. Alert your friends, family, and colleagues! Any questions, please contact Sabrena Campbell 522-4267.

Attention German Club! We will be showing the movie “Bandits” in room 250 after school today. Please get a parent permission form from your German teacher. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

Attention Spanish Club members: A meeting will be held today after school in the Commons. We'll be playing Bingo and discussing upcoming events. Come on down for food, drinks, and fun!

Spanish Club bowling is this Friday after school at Strike n' Spare West. See a Spanish teacher for a permission form. The form with a $2 refundable deposit is due by Thursday.

The English department’s literary magazine needs an editor. Interested? Contact Mrs. Eslahi in room 254.

Visions and Voices the English department’s literacy magazine wants to publish your short stories, poetry, and art. Bring them to Mrs. Eslahi in room 254.

Hey hey JSA! There will be a SOPA thought talk today in room 330. Come for food and fun and bring your friends!

The Do Something Club is supporting the "Teens for Jeans" campaign sponsored by Aeropostale. The campaign is designed to get jeans in the hands of THE HOMELESS! Students & staff can donate any old jeans of any brand or any size. for each pair of jeans you donate you receive a 25% off coupon for new AERO jeans! We are competing as a school in a nation-wide contest whereby the school with the most jeans wins $5000 & JEANS FOR EVERY STUDENT! Drop-off boxes can be found in each school office or main entrance. The contest is running from now until February 12th! For additional information visit the website www.teensforjeans.com, for questions see mr. williams.

The SHS Boys swimming and diving team made the City Swim Meet more interesting than they would have liked, but they pulled out a victory in the last event, winning the 400 Free Relay, and almost taking second too! We won the Varsity portion of the meet, 226 to 222 for SHG. The JV Team pulled out a comfortable victory 192 to 159. AND, our 200 FREE RELAY took down a 12 year old team record. Jake Hamill, Weston Stephens, Tayt Niedernhofer, and Brinton Wilkey beat the old record by 1.5 seconds. In addition, stellar performances were put in by Scott Krehbiel, Ryan Aguirre, Andrew Stevens, Timothy Miller, Brady Burden, Brinton Wilkey, Tyler Bohannon, John Mifflin, Matt Woodson, Onsi Kamel, and Eric Wise. Congrats Boys!!

The Lady Senator basketball team started off the City Tournament with a win last night by beating Lanphier 79 to 43. SHS had three players in double figures with Zahna Medley, Meghan Fetter, and Ashton Williams sharing the honor. Next up is a game tonight at Southeast against SHG starting at 7:30.