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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, August 22, 2012 where successful Senators are appropriate: they use appropriate language, tone and volume and follow the school dress code. Thank you for Being A Senator!

Sign up for this year’s version of High Pride with Coach Reed in the Commons TODAY at lunch. It is $10 to join and that includes a T-shirt. There will be a free tailgate Friday at Memorial Stadium at 5 PM before our first football game of the year against Lanphier. Free hot dogs will be provided. A bags toss competition will occur. Hope to see you there.

Current NHS members- Welcome back! The first NHS meeting is this week in the library on Thursday, August 23, promptly at 2:30. Please bring something to write with.
There is a current volunteer opportunity to babysit kids at Vachel Lindsay for one hour on August 28th and 30th, and September 5th and 13th. 6 students are needed each night. Please see Mrs. Ruedin or Mrs. Taft to sign up.

Attention Baseball Players- There will be a short meeting today after school in the cafeteria for any young man interested in playing in the fall wood bat league on Sundays. That's Wed. after school in the cafeteria if you are interested in playing baseball on Sundays. See Coach in room 166 if you have any questions.

Hey Freshmen! If any of you are interested in running for class officers or student council or both, there is a mandatory meeting this Thursday, August 23 before school, during lunch, and after school outside the auditorium. Hope to see everyone there.

ID & School pictures for all students and staff are tomorrow and Friday.
Thursday, August 23 all underclassmen and staff will be photographed in the auditorium.
Friday, August 24 all Seniors and remaining staff will be photographed in the morning for their ID’s.
Extra picture packets are available in the Main Office.

Attention all students: PE uniform order forms are available on the school website. Orders will be accepted until Friday and should be turned in to room 169. The order will be placed on Aug. 27th and the clothing items should be available for pick-up on Sept. 4th. If you placed an order, you should wear black shorts and a white shirt for PE until they arrive. If anyone has questions, please see Ms. Greco in room 169.

Attention all students: SHS Planners for 2012-2013 can be purchased for $5 in room 169. Please see Ms. Greco if interested in purchasing one.

Any remaining Senior and any Junior who wishes to purchase a parking pass may now sign up for the parking lottery in the main office.

SENIORS: The Wendy's High School Heisman scholarship is now available. Requirements are a "B" average, participation in one school-sponsored sport and leadership. Apply online at WendysHeisman.com October 2 is the deadline.
Check out scholarships from ScholarshipExperts.com posted on the bulletin board between rooms 106 & 108.

Juniors and Seniors: Check out the Guidance web page and its links for college information. See the Special Programs page for information about regional admissions presentations by Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford and Washington University, St. Louis.

College Recruiter visits for Sept. are:
Sept. 13, Southeast Missouri State 10:20, Quincy University Lunch shifts
Sept. 17 Lincoln Land Community College-lunch shifts
Sept. 18 Robert Morris, Springfield, B lunch
Sept. 24 University of Evansville(Indiana) 10:45
Sept. 25 SIU- Edwardsville 9:25
Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend the presentations that occur during class times.

Meet the Coaches & Open house is tonight. Parents may sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences in October at this time. SHS Booster Club is selling spirit wear tonight at Open House. Come out and see the new designs for the school year. Checks and cash accepted. See you there!!

Congratulations to sophomore Gina Suszko, who won 3rd place in the Ayn (sounds like Ine) Rand Anthem essay contest for 2012. She will be receiving $200 for her accomplishment. Way to go, Gina!

The Boys Varsity Soccer team beat Lanphier 11 - 0 to open the season. Zephen Merreighn, Bryant McLafferty, Ryan Vasconcelles, Kaleb Cheung, Mickey Doe, Drew Duffy, and Eli Brower scored for the Senators. Eli Brower and Jesse Cooper recorded the shut-out.