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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, February 19, 2013 where successful Senators follow the classroom and school wide expectations and allow for learning by all throughout the building. Thank you for Being A Senator!

The following scholarships are now posted on the database or are available from Mrs. Povse:
The Mu Delta Lambda and the Alpha Phi Alpha scholarships for African Americans are now available from Mrs. Povse, Apr. 15 deadline.
The Springfield Noon Lions for students entering health care fields is on the database and due April 1.

SENIORS INTERESTED IN BENEDICTINE: Apply by March 1st to get the Sangamon County $500 award. It is automatic if you apply by March 1.

SENIORS: If you and your parents have not completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and you plan to go to college or tech school next year you must get it done by the end of the month. Most schools have a March 1 deadline for FAFSA completion. The colleges are contacting us and asking us to remind you to get it completed. Additionally, if you do not complete by March 1 the Illinois MAP money will be gone.

Be aware that March 1 is also a deadline for many of the scholarships currently available. Pay attention to deadlines and try to have your applications completed ahead of time especially if a transcript is required.

JUNIORS: Get your permission slips for the Lincoln Land Community College trip in to Mrs. Povse as soon as possible.

JUNIORS: To assist you in preparing for the Prairie State ACT in April a free online ACT prep class is being offered. Register at zinch.com/shmoop-prep This will be free only for the next one-three months so sign up soon and prepare to get a great score.

JUNIORS & SENIORS: The tentative list for the Illinois State University college trip is posted outside Mrs. Povse's office, Rm 153A. There may be additions. If you have changed your mind and no longer wish to go please let her know ASAP.

Do you have High Pride and are you proud to Be A Senator? Show off that pride with some awesome sunglasses! Glasses may be purchased for $10 from Mr. Reed in room 228, Mrs. Hayes in room 152, Mrs. Finigan in the Main office or Ms. Greco in room 169.

Juniors! Student board member applications for the 2013/2014 school year are available in the Main office. A student must meet the following requirements to apply for the position of Student Board Member:
• Be an incoming high school senior for the 2013-14 school year
• Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher
• Submit a one-page biographical sketch (double-spaced) outlining the student’s abilities, goals, and reasons why he/she is the best good choice as a Student Board Member
• Provide two written references from teachers, school administrators, or community members
• Provide contact information, including phone number and/or e-mail address.
Deadline for submission of materials is Friday, March 22, 2013.As in the past, students will return their application to their principal.

Tryouts for the 2013-2014 SHS Cheerleading squads are fast approaching. There is a mandatory tryout meeting that will be held February 28th at 5:30pm in the SHS commons. This is an informational meeting for candidates and parents/guardians that will provide all the details of the 2013-2014 schedule and contract’s financial, behavioral, academic and tryout obligations and expectations. The meeting is mandatory to be eligible to try out. Clinics for the tryouts will be held March 11th-14th from 3:45-6:30pm with tryouts being held Friday, March 15th beginning at 4:00pm. Tryout packets & the tryout schedule are available in the mail office or from Coach Povse in room 160.

Attention German Club! Tomorrow we will be showing the German movie "Burnout" in room 250. Please see a German teacher for the parent permission form. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

There will be a short meeting for all girls planning on trying out for softball, Thursday after school in room 316. If you have any questions see Coach Seiple.

Current senior NHS members: the next mandatory meeting is this Thursday, February 21. If you have a game after school and cannot attend the after school meeting, please stop by room 360 during A lunch or B lunch for the meeting. You will be verifying information that will be read at the ceremony on March 18. If you are absent, please submit appropriate documentation indicating your absence. January and February hours are due by the end of February.