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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, January 28, 2014 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

College Recruiters for January & February. Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend.
Jan. 28 3rd hour, library, LLCC application workshop

Jan. 30 8:45 Blackburn College, Carlinville
Feb. 4 LUNCH ITT Technical 
Feb. 6 LUNCH Benedictine, Springfield

SENIORS: It is FAFSA time. What does that mean? It means that for you to get FREE money for college or technical school you must fill out the FAFSA document online. Go to FAFSA.GOV, use your last year's tax information and then update it when you/your parents get this year's done. It is important to get this done ASAP if you want to get in line for the free money.

To get your attention and to help you learn what the letters F-A-F-S-A stand for, Mrs. Povse presents this challenge: Write your name on a piece of paper and the words Free Application for Federal Student Aid, of course the meaning of FAFSA. Put that paper in the envelope taped to Mrs. Povse's door Room 153 A). A drawing for $25 cash will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Males who are applying for FAFSA and who are 18 must also register with the Selective Service System. Go to sss.gov and register.

The scholarships managed by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln are now available on the scholarship database. These are both financial need based as well as merit or service based. All CFLL scholarships are due March 1.
Juniors and Seniors: The next college bus trips have been scheduled. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston will be on February 4. This is a short turn around time to get permission slips turned in by Thursday, Jan. 30. Western Illinois University, Macomb will be on Feb. 20 with permission slips due by Feb. 13. Permission slips are in the Guidance Office or in the folder outside Mrs. Povse's office. Both trips will leave at 8:00a.m. and return by 3:15.

The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation scholarship is now available on the database or from Mrs. Povse. Deadline is March 3. This is also the application for the LLCC Honors Program.

The Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship for seniors who will be majoring in education is now available. Deadline is March 14. The Illinois Municipal Utilities Association and CWLP are partnering for a $500 scholarship essay contest. Deadline is March 7. These scholarship applications are on the database.

Seniors who signed up for the Lincoln Land Community College Admissions workshop third hour Today will receive their green pass during 1st or 2nd hour This morning. Take it to your third hour class, show the teacher so you are not marked absent and then report to the Library.

Juniors, please have your blue Course Selection Sheet signed by a parent or guardian, and ready to turn in to Mr. Barnes when he begins pulling students from US History classes on Wednesday, January 29th.

Mrs. Eslahi needs dancers for this year's Black History Program. If you can dance or can learn a "modern" dance, see her in room 254.

If you bought a 2013 Capitoline yearbook, your supplement is in. Stop by Mrs. Eslahi's room, 254, after school and get yours.

Groups, clubs and organizations will take their pictures on January 29th. See your advisor if you have questions.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. The annual Valentine Carnations sale is going on now. Show that someone special that you care by pre-ordering a carnation for them. Cost is $1 and students will be selling them before school and during both lunch shifts in the commons.

The weather outside is frightful and we want to make everyone inside stays safe and secure. While you are driving in this weather, or anytime, please remember - NO text is worth the risk, it can wait!! Did you know that texting and driving is the equivalent of driving intoxicated? Join Ford, IDOT and All State to bring "Operation Teen Safe Driving" to all teens. Take the pledge to never text and drive.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Cast of Legally Blonde! The Mandatory Cast Member/Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday evening (January 28th) at 8 pm in the SHS Schnirring Auditorium. Some cast members will be rehearsing Monday night and Tuesday night as well. Please check your email to find out which cast members are rehearsing Monday and Tuesday evenings. All cast members are required to be in the Auditorium Tuesday at 8 pm. The plan is to have a full rehearsal schedule available for Tuesday’s meeting.

Do you want to talk about Angels and Demons? If so, join the fun of Lit Club this Wednesday at 3:30 in room 406. We will share our opinions on past books, while choosing the club book for next month. Remember: Readers are Leaders!

Attention German Club! It's movie time! Please join us this Wednesday, January 30 as we will be showing the German movie "Seven Dwarves". Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Attention German Club! Please wear your German Club T-Shirt for the group photo on Wednesday and say "spaghetti" while the photo is being taken!

Boys track and field practice will begin at 3:35 today in the boys track locker room. See coach Cotner today if you have any questions.

SHS won the City Duals Wrestling Championship on Friday. They defeated all 3 teams: Sacred Heart-Griffin 68-6, Southeast 69-9, and Lanphier 50-18, and they produced eight individual city champions: Haratio Austin, Chase Dickerson, Trumain Flynn, Alex Gelber, Dalton Kinison, Brayton Lynch, Randle Taborn, and Harrison Williams. SHS wrestlers have won the city championship 10 of the last 11 years. Way to go!!!

Make Plans to attend the 7th Annual Red and Black Gala, hosted by the Springfield High Booster club, scheduled for March 8th at the Springfield Hilton. All parents, alumnae and friends of SHS are invited to attend. Last year this one night netted close to $45,000 to support the many student clubs, athletics and other extracurricular activities. This is a great event and a wonderful place to connect with other SHS families and supporters and support these extra-curriculars. There will be many Auction items and various side events of all price ranges. Reservations are due by February 27th. Our kids are worth it!

Students: If you changed or dropped a class at the semester, please return your book to your teacher. Make sure your name is in it.

Junior Parking lottery is drawn and posted outside the Main office.