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Morning Announcements for Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, August 30, 2012 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

National Society Members- Meeting today promptly at 3:30.

All SHS Parents of a choir student, the Noteables will be having their 1st meeting for the 2012-2013 school year tonight at 6pm in the choir room. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend to hear about all of the exciting things planned for Vocal Music this year!

Be A Senator has 2 prime parking spots available for 1st quarter! You may buy a ticket for a chance to win one of the spots during both A lunch and B lunch from Ms. Greco in the commons. Tickets are 25 cents. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may buy. If you have any SHLotto cards that have not been redeemed, you may enter those into the drawing as well. We will have a drawing again for 2nd quarter at the end of 1st quarter. Winners will need to provide current driver's license, valid insurance card, and make/model/license plate information to Ms. Fisher in the main office.

Applications for Spanish Club are now available. See a Spanish teacher today and plan on joining us for our first meeting Wednesday, September 19th.

Attention all 9th graders and any students new to District 186. Nurse Kim MUST have a physical and immunization record on file or you will NOT be allowed back to school starting October 15th. Please get all physicals & immunization records to Nurse Kim in room 167 ASAP!! Also if you have any medications either prescription or over the counter Nurse Kim MUST have a medication form filled & signed by your physician...this includes inhalers!! See Nurse Kim in 167 if you have any questions or need to pick up a medication form.

Chess Club: Are you interested in learning to play Chess? Maybe. Do you like suspenders? Probably. Are you looking for an excuse to hang out with Mr. Sanders? Of course! Then you should definitely come to Chess Club! We meet every Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 in room 370. See you there.

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2013: Your T-Shirt Order Forms are Due Friday, September 7th! Return them to Ms. Davis in room 352 with payment asap. Go Seniors!!

Lincoln Land Community College is offering ACT test preparation courses this fall. Information on times and dates is posted in the glass case outside the Guidance Office and on the school website under Guidance/Special Programs.

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.
The following scholarships are now available: Horatio Alger, deadline Oct. 25 and Acorn Equality, deadline Sept. 28. The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is now available. Check requirements on the Scholarship Database under Guidance on the school website

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. 5 ARMY-lunch
Sept. 11 Central Methodist Univ. (Fayette, MO) 9:30
Sept. 11 10:20 University of Chicago
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 8:30 Blackburn College, Carlinville
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.

SENIORS: Tuesday Mr. Crum and Mrs. Povse will be meeting with you during your English class for orientation.
JUNIORS: Thursday Ms. Guerrero and Mrs. Povse will be meeting with you during your English class for orientation.


SCRABBLE CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS: We will have our first ever, annual SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT here at Springfield High School on Saturday, September 15, in the Commons. If you are interested in helping, participating, or if you have any questions, please see Mr. Williams.

All students interested in Engineering: The Engineering Explorers Post 6 will be having its first meeting on Sept. 12 from 6:00-7:30 at the Illinois Dept. of Transportation, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway. Application requests or more information is available at Terrence.Fountain@illinois.gov

SITE Club is looking for students interested in programming, engineering, electrical design, construction, marketing, and web design for our 2013 robotics team. We're holding an informational meeting Thursday after school in Ms. Fox's room.

Today is Redemption Thursday! Take your SHLotto cards to the commons & redeem them at the Be A Senator table. Make sure your name is on the back.

Attention German Club! If you signed up for the recycling group, please come to room 250 right after school today so we can show you what to do. Hope to see you there!

If you are interested in being a leader for FCA please attend a 5 minute meeting at the end of school Today! Please meet in room 266 with Mr. Nesbit.

Reminder! The callbacks for the school play, Arsenic and Old Lace will be held this evening at 6 in the auditorium. The callback list will be posted outside the auditorium as well as in Mr. Ruedin’s room, room 356. Break a leg!

Attention girl basketball players not involved in a fall sport: there will be an open gym Tuesday after school. Meet in the annex and any questions see Coach Scheffler.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 24. 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! In September 2010, she received 3 units of blood through two life-saving transfusions! Any questions-please see Mr. Williams.