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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, September 18, 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. 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

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, tonight 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 today 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 tomorrow. 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.

Any Junior or Senior interested in attending the Capital Area Education Fair on Wednesday, October 2nd, should stop by the guidance office for more information, and to pick up a permission slip. The slips must be returned to the guidance office by Monday September 30th.

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 today. 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 today. Meetings will be in Mr. Kramer's room, 326. We will be discussing hallway 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 today. 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 today 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 tomorrow after school in the library at 3:30. Remember attendance is mandatory.

Attention German Club! Please see a German teacher by the end of the day today to sign up for the German-Club Kick-off Party.

Attention All Senators - First time ever we will be having a parking lot party this Sunday at 2 PM to kickoff Homecoming week! Face painting, dunk tank, relays, lots of fun to be had!! Bring your family & friends to enjoy, Boosters will also be selling food & drinks. At 4PM the Powder Puff game kick-offs on the Washington street lot.

Attention 9th graders there are 168 students with incomplete medical records, if you have received a letter from Nurse Kim please get the requested medical information back to her ASAP!! This must be received by October 15th or you will not be allowed back in school! There will be no extensions given for any reason! Also a reminder from Nurse Kim...you CANNOT come to her office during passing periods, you MUST have a pass.

Don't forget to pick up your Avanti's Gondolas and bread tomorrow, September 19, during both lunch shifts and til 4 p.m. in the Commons. Make sure to bring your tickets. There will be a limited number of Gondolas and bread to purchase. Gondolas are $7 and loaves of bread are $3.

Juniors! Our hallway record is not the best, that being said we will be having a 10 minute meeting after school today in Mrs. Pence or Mrs. Myers room to discuss decorations. Remember, your president, Connor Davlin, has promised to purchase pizza for everyone who comes!

Student ID's, pictures, and progress reports will be handed out Monday during 5th hour.

The Boys Soccer team improved to 7 and 1 overall and 3 and O in the CS8 with an 8-0 victory over Lincoln. Zephen Merreighn, Nate Cheung, Nick Roth, Evan Kuhn, Luke Reiser, Bryant McLafferty, and Logan Willard scored for the Senators. Eli Brower recorded the shut-out.

The Senator Volleyball team beat Chatham last night in two games advancing their record to 14-1. Tonight they take on Normal West away.