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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Friday, August 31, 2012 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

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.

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

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 a $40 participation fee will be due that evening. Application requests or more information is available at Terrence.Fountain@illinois.gov

All students: If you have made a difference volunteering you can apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community awards. See the poster on the Scholarship bulletin board outside room 106.
Senior women interested in engineering. Purdue University is offering a free one day Exploring Engineering program. See details on the Special Programs page on the Guidance website.

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.

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.

Congratulations to the following students for being voted as this year's NHS officers:
President- Elaina Conley
Vice President- Katie Stuva
Treasurer- Alice Zavelsky
Secretary- Brianna Wilkins

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Homecoming court elections will be held next Wednesday, September 7, 2012 in the commons at lunch! Seniors may vote for 8 guys and 8 girls and Juniors may vote for 2 guys and 2 girls. Sophomores and Freshmen will be allowed to vote in a later election fro King and Queen only!

Thanks to ALL auditionees fro Arsenic and Old Lace! Everyone was wonderful to work with! The official cast list is posted outside the auditorium, Mr Ruedin’s room and Ms. Yoggerst’s room. Congratulations! We can’t wait to get started! There will be an all cast meeting Tuesday, September 4th in Mr. Ruedin’s room. All cast members MUST attend!