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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, February 26, 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: Be aware that the March 1 scholarship deadline is Saturday. If you need transcripts sent or uploaded see Mrs. Povse by Thursday. The Lincoln Land Community College scholarship is due on March 3 which is a day off school so those should be turned in by Thursday as well.

LLCC has re-scheduled its campus visit day to this coming Monday, March 3. There are 2 sessions to choose from. 9:00-11:30 or 5:00-7:30. Register at LLCC.edu

Juniors and Seniors: The college bus trip to Illinois State University, Normal will be on March 20. Permission slips are on Mrs. Povse's door or in the Guidance Office. Slips are due Wed., March 12.

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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 today. 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.

Attention Baseball Players- Practice schedules for next week can be picked up today in room 166. That's baseball practice schedules available for pick-up today in room 166.

Black History Month Trivia, if you know the answer, please see Mr. Medard in room 326 1st hour. Who Am I? Born in 1867 in Richmond, Virginia, I became a civil rights activist and leader in my community. In 1903, I helped start and manage St. Luke’s Penny Savings Bank, which helped to provide loans and financial security to African Americans who were denied service from white banks. In addition, I continued to serve my community by holding positions in the NAACP and Urban League.