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Morning Announcements for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, March 5, 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.

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
March 7 10:20 Concordia College, Chicago
March 10 8:30 William Woods, Fulton,MO LUNCH Marines
March 13 9:25 Lincoln College, Lincoln

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: The following scholarships are now available on the database.Illinois Sheriffs' Association, deadline March 15; AKA: One to a student attending a historically black college, one for an education major and one general scholarship, deadline is March 21;The Sherel Nutt Lake Springfield scholarship,deadline April 4; Green Pal for business majors/entrepreneurs,deadline May 31; Sigma Nu Fraternity at UIUC, deadline is May 1.

Junior girls: Purdue University is sponsoring a Women In Engineering program on April 14 from 8:00-4:00. Get details and register by April 7 at www.purdue.edu/wiep

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.

Thursday night, March 6, Illinois College in Jacksonville will be hosting the Illinois College Exposition, a college fair. It will be held in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center from 6:30-8:00. Illinois College is only 30 minutes away. Check out these colleges and get information on a variety of Midwest schools.

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

Last day to order your Avanti's Gondolas and bread. Buy yours from a German student, German Club student or Herr Koeppel. Gondolas are $7 and loaves of bread are $3. Delivery is Thursday, March 13, during both lunch hours and til 4 p.m. in the Commons. There will be a limited number of Gondolas and bread to purchase on day of delivery.

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 Spanish Club members! If you would like to attend the International Dinner this Thursday evening, please see a Spanish teacher to sign up. It is from 6-8 p.m. in the Commons. Hope to see you there!

BAS will be selling hot, delicious Papa John's pizza for $2 per slice during both lunch shifts on Thursday. Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Thursday, Thursday, Thursday!

Congratulations to Ms. Lombard's first hour class for winning the Black History Trivia Month Contest for the second consecutive year

It's day 2 of Foreign Language week at SHS and we would like to ask: Did you know that he study of foreign languages makes you smarter? Learning a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain and memory. These skills boost your ability to deal with abstract concepts and help you with problem solving. Students who study foreign languages tend to score better on standardized tests, particularly in the categories of math, reading, and vocabulary. The study of a foreign language also improves the knowledge of one’s own language, which means your English vocabulary and grammar skills increase. And of course you will be more and more creative the longer you learn a new language, ask any Foreign Language student at SHS.

Today, we are going to listen to Navraj Singh. He is a Sophomore at SHS and lives for 2 years in the US. Punjab is his native tongue and he also knows HIndi and Sanscrit. Navraj is going to read to you the pledge in Hindi.