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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, September 17, 2013 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

College Recruiters for Sept.Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend.
Sept. 17 8:30 AM Lincoln College, lunch Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield
Sept. 18 12:40 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
Sept. 24, 2:30 Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Sept. 25, lunch MacMurray, Jacksonville
Sept. 27 9:25 Quincy University
Sept. 30 8:30 Illinois College, Jacksonville
Sept. 30 1:35, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Attention 9th graders and all new students to SHS, you must have a new physical and immunizations on file with Nurse Kim. If you have not turned this information in yet please do so as soon as possible. Also if you take any medications either prescription or over the counter, you must supply the medication and you need a form signed by your parent or guardian and your physician. Please see Nurse Kim in room 167 if you need a medication form.

Any senior student athlete willing to take a 5 minute anonymous survey please see Mr. Koger in room 110.

'Interested in becoming an Engineer? Come Join Engineering Explorer Post 6, Wednesday September 18th from 6:00 to 7:30 at the IDOT office on South Dirksen to learn more about what it is like. More information can be found on the Guidance/Special Programs webpage.

Any junior or senior currently holding a position in student government who is interested in applying the United States Senate Youth Program which will qualify him/her for consideration for a $5,000 scholarship from the Hearst foundation should come to the guidance office for an application.

9th grade students! Do you have dreams of becoming a physician? District 186 and SIU School of Medicine have partnered together for the P4 Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program. See Mrs. Gordy in the Guidance office if you are interested in learning more about the program. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 18 at 1 PM. Participants must have a history of excellent academic performance and attendance and have a desire to pursue a career in the medical field.

JUNIORS: Your orientation with Mr. Barnes and Mrs. Povse will be held Thursday, Sept. 19. Juniors with last names A-L and afternoon CACC and work program students will attend at 2nd hour. Juniors M-Z and morning CACC students will attend 5th hour. The meeting will be held in the auditorium and will last the entire class period.

Any students interested in a career in health care should come to the guidance office to pick up information on the Memorial Explorers Program. The program consists of 6 sessions during which participants will learn about different careers in health care related fields.

We have 34 amazing singer/dancers in the IN Session showchoir, now we need a talented combo to back them up! We are looking fill some vacant spots in our combo for this year, and we NEED YOU! Last year with our 6 part band, we capture several 1st place awards in our division. This year we are looking to sweep at competitions and bring home all awards including Best combo award. We are looking for talented, reliable and responsible band players to take our showchoir to the next level. So, if you are interested in joining or need more information please stop by the choir room on Tuesdays and Thursdays nights (anytime from 6-8pm) and talk to the Director, Mr. Steven L. Robinson. Auditions for the combo will be on tonight beginning at 5:30pm in the choir room.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., September 24, 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, September 23. 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! She received 3 units of blood through two life-saving transfusions! Any questions-please see Alina Parikh.
All RETURNING Speech Team members, there is a meeting in Ms. Negele’s room right after school TODAY! See you there.

Attention German Club! We will be showing the movie “Run Lola Run” in room 250 after school on Wednesday, September 18. Please download the parent-permission form from the German Club website and turn it in to a German teacher by Wednesday. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

We still need about 30 more volunteers for the Parking Lot Party next Sunday. On Sunday, September 22, the SHS Student Council will have a parking lot party to kick off homecoming spirit week. About 50 parent volunteers will be needed for the event. The party will begin at 2:00 p.m. with various games and concessions and end with the Powder Puff touch football game at 4:00. Would you be willing to help monitor various games in the Commons parking lot from 1:45-4:00? If so, please contact Lynn Gilmore at lgilmore@sps186.org or 652-7664.

Volunteers are needed to do the following: monitor the perimeter of the Commons parking lot, monitor the Annex (used only for restroom purposes), clean up, supervise the prize redemption table and help with stations such as dunk tank, relays, musical chairs, limbo, and the bean bag toss.

What: Parking Lot Party 2013
When: Sunday September 22, 2014 2 - 4 PM, followed by the Powder Puff TOUCH football game
Where: Commons Lot at SHS and Washington Street (closed off to traffic)
Who: All SHS students, family and friends
Why: To Kick off Spirit Week at SHS
Cost: Free entrance, food for purchase

Sophomore Class of 2016 we will have a full class meeting during both A and B lunch on Wednesday. Meetings will be in Mr. Kramer's room, 326. We will be discussing hall way decorations, volunteering, and apparel designs. We are the only undefeated class with hallway contest in the building, come help us keep it that way!

Homecoming Tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, Sept. 18. Tickets will be sold during both lunch shifts in the Commons through Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15 per person. Tickets are $10 for a single and $15 for a couple. If you are bringing a guest from another school then you must have a guest form filled out and signed and bring it to the dance. Guests must be 9th grade or older or under 21 years of age. There is only 1 guest per student. Students attending the dance will not be admitted if they are wearing any denim clothes or tennis shoes. Dance attire is required.

Attention Spanish Club members! We will be having our first meeting tomorrow after school in the Commons from 3:30-4. Come for FREE tacos from Taco Bell and information about upcoming activities and the club t-shirt. You must already be a member of Spanish Club to attend. Hope to see you there!

Current National Honor Society members: our first meeting is this Thursday after school in the library at 3:30. Remember attendance is mandatory.

Attention! Attention!! FRESHMEN “ If you would like to help decorate the hallway for Homecoming, meet at room 130 at the end of the day today. Let’s help make the Freshmen class hallway the best!

Attention German Club! Please see a German teacher to sign up for the German-Club Kick-off Party by Wednesday 3:30 p.m.