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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, February 24, 2014 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

Juniors and undecided seniors: Pay attention to the college and military recruiter listing in the glass case outside of guidance. Plan to get a pass to attend schools you might be interested in.

College Recruiters for February. Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend.

Feb. 27 12:40 Western Illinois University, Macomb
Feb. 28 2:30 Bradley University, Peoria
March 4 LUNCH Benedictine, Springfield
March 5 8:30 Southeast Missouri State (SEMO) Cape Girardeau, MO, LUNCH Truman State, Kirksville, MO
March 5 1:35 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
March 6 10:20 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, LUNCH MacMurray College, Jacksonville

SENIORS APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: If you are unable to access an application from the scholarship database please let Mrs. Povse know so that she can correct it. The link for the Scottish Rite scholarships has been corrected. If you are applying for the Community Foundation of the Land of Lincoln scholarships you need to let Mrs. Povse or Ms. Guerrero know to upload your transcript.

Juniors. Are you interested in receiving up to 12 college credits prior to graduating from high school? Are you interested in a $2,000 per year housing scholarship for college? Then you may be interested in attending the Commonwealth Honor's Academy.

Attn Students Class of 2017, a parent and guardian meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4 from 6-7:30 pm in the SHS Commons. Ms. Guerrero will be discussing topics such as how to develop your high school plan, college readiness, and 10th grade standardized testing. Students must have a parent or guardian present to attend.

The Springfield Urban League is sponsoring the annual tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities during our spring break, April 13-19. $500 includes luxury bus, hotel, some meals. Details are available from Candace Silas 544-1380 or from Mrs. Povse. Payment due by March 1.

Any Junior interested in attending The Commonwealth Honor's Academy at Murray State University this summer should see Mr. Barnes for more information.

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!

ALL SOPHOMORES: We will be taking a group of sophomores to Lincoln Land for Career Day on the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 11. Students will have an opportunity to meet over 50 business representatives and ask valuable career questions. Permission slips are available in the Guidance Office. Only the 1st 90 students to return permission slips will attend. Signed permission slips must be returned to the Guidance Office by TUE, Mar. 4, 3:30pm.

Seniors, February 28 is the last day you can put your baby pictures in this year's yearbook. The cost is $10.

Seniors, to celebrate your graduation, buy a “Yearbook Happy Ad." Prices begin at $40.

Any girl who is interested in playing softball, there will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, February 25th, immediately after school in room 116. See Coach Koger for questions.

Avanti's is Coming! Order your Avanti's Famous Gondola, only $7, or Avanti's Loaf of Bread, only $3, NOW from any German student, German Club student or from Herr Koeppel. Gondola's are Avanti's famous 16" sweeter bread with salami, ham, American cheese, and lettuce. YUM! Order yours now through Wednesday, March 5. Delivery is Thursday, March 13, during both lunch shifts and until 4 pm. Questions, contact Sabrena Campbell 691-5401.

Read for a Lifetime Participants it is time to turn in the list of books you have read to Mrs. Dahmane by Friday, Feb. 28. If you did not get a form see Mrs. Dahmane right away.

Attention Freshmen: If you went to the D.M.V. to get your own permit, you need to turn in your permit receipt to Ms. Dvorak. Any 10th graders who have not taken Behind the Wheel, but would like too, need to see Ms. Dvorak ASAP.

Prom season is right around the corner. Come on out to Noodles & Company on Monday, March 3rd from 4-9 p.m. and help support the SHS After Prom! Springfield High will get 10% of the evening sales and you will have a delicious dinner! Don't forget to mention SHS After Prom when ordering. See you there!!

Congratulations to the Speech & Acting Team and their Sectional Performance at Charleston this past weekend. Catherine Gilmore tied for Sectional Champion in Radio Speaking and Jakob Hankins was 2nd in Humorous Interpretation. Catherine and Jakob will compete at State in Peoria this Friday and Saturday.

The African American History Program, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Alvin Ailey, Jr.," will be held Thursday in the auditorium. Teachers, Please bring your Freshman students fifth period. Bring your Sophomores sixth period. Bring your juniors and seniors seventh period.

Do you enjoy Starbucks? Do you hate getting through their parking lot in the morning? Good news the CLASS of 2016 is bringing it to you. This Wednesday Starbucks brewed coffee, iced tea, and hot caramel apple cider will be available in the commons before school. Hot chocolate will also be available. We will also have creamers and sweeteners to get the drink exactly to your liking. Prices will vary on drinks. See Heath Warren or Mr. Kramer if you have any questions.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to walk with their playhouse float in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Saturday, March 15, 11:45 a.m. Every parade volunteer will receive a free Habitat t-shirt. They are also looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming Youth Build (House #94), and they are offering a $1,000 scholarship for the student volunteer with the most work hours. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Williams

Attention German Club! We are showing the movie "Burnout" after school this Wednesday, February 26. Please find the parent-permission form on the German Club calendar and get the permission from your parents to watch this movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. See you there.

FCA will be meeting again tonight at 7 o’clock in Mr. Goff’s room, room 522. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship!

Congratulations to State Speech Finalists Catherine Gilmore and Jakob Hankins. They competed in Peoria this past Friday and Saturday in the State Finals with Catherine placing 11th out of 20 in Radio Speaking and Jakob placing 9th out of 18 in Humorous Interpretation. Way to represent Springfield High. We have a short team meeting after school today in Ms. Negele’s room.

Sarah Sepanski represented the Lady Senators Track and Field team at the Knight Indoor Invitational at Principia College Saturday. Sarah won the 60 with a time of 7.79 (the top 2A time in the state) and placed second in the 400 with a time of 1:02.7

The boys track and field team took 3 athletes to the Triad invite on Saturday at Principia College. All three of these students brought home victory in their events: Senior Tyler Owens won the 3200, Senior David Sias won the 1600, and Sophomore Heath Warren won the 800. The team will compete in their first full team meet on Thursday at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington Illinois.

Congratulations to the SHS Scholastic Bowl team on their 5th place finish Saturday at the 40 team NAQT state tournament. This was the team's highest finish at NAQT state. Senior Jackson Myers led the team to a 7 and 4 record on the day and was the top scorer in the tournament. The team will face the top competition in the state again this weekend at the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl State Tournament here at SHS.

The swim team swam fantastically well on Saturday at the Sectional meet, but came up just short to place second. Atticus started the day winning the diving event and going to state! Best times in nearly every event, including Baz Jennison in the 200 IM, Tommy Rivera and Evan Weller in the 100 back, and Gage Hamill and Jake Frech in the 200 Free. Then Brinton Wilkey beat a school record on the way to qualifying in the 100 free for state. Brinton also qualified in the 50 free, seeded tied for 5th. We are also sending the POOL RECORD SETTING 200 Free Relay of Jake Freer, Baz Jennison, Weston Stephens and Brinton, the ONLY SPRINGFIELD TEAM SENDING A RELAY.

Congratulations to the Senators wrestling team who had 5 State placers on Saturday: Trumain Flynn placed 6th, Haratio Austin, Alex Gelber, and Harrison Williams placed 4th, and Randle Taborn placed 2nd. Since the team won the Regional Championship a few weeks, they will advance to Team Sectionals which take place in Mahomet on Tuesday. Go Senators! We are so proud of you!!!!

Congratulation to the SHS IN Session showchoir as they place 6th in the Open division at the El Paso-Gridley Invitational. Also, congrats to Jacob Woodard for being name “Outstanding Performer” and big CONGRATS to the IN Session showchoir combo! They were 2 points away from “Best Combo” award. It was a great night for the showchoir. Please come out and support the showchoir as they compete in their FINAL competition of the season at the 2nd annual “THE EVENT” Invitational at Chatham-Glenwood High School in Chatham, IL. They perform at 11:30am in the Varsity division.

Black History Month Trivia, if you know the answer, please see Mr. Medard in room 326 1st hour. Born in 1928, I worked as civil rights activist fighting to end segregation. In addition, I dedicated my life to documenting the history of Springfield's race riot of 1908. In 1994, with help from others in the community, we succeeded in getting Springfield to commemorate the race riot by placing historical markers at its site.