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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, April 21, 2014 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

SENIORS GOING TO THE U OF I, URBNA-CHAMPAIGN: Check out the Lincolnland Illini Club $750 scholarship on the database. Write an essay of 200 or fewer words on the topic, "Why U of I?"

The Western Illinois University bus trip has been re-scheduled for May 7. A few additional seats are available for this trip. See Mrs. Povse in 153A for a permission slip. Students who previously signed up are good to go.

Congressman Aaron Schock will be hosting an informational meeting for the five U.S. Service Academies on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00p.m. at the Springfield Air National Guard. If you are interested in the Air Force, Merchant Marine, West Point, Naval or Coast Guard Academies you should RSVP by April 15 to renard.jackson@ang.af.mil

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

SENIORS: As you make your decision for which college, branch of military, employment or other post secondary plan, please write your decision next to your name on the class directory hanging outside Mrs. Povse's office. Graduating juniors, please sign the list for juniors.

Seniors: On April 23 & 24th, we will be testing all freshmen, sophomores, & juniors. During those two days, you have the opportunity to choose one of 3 Senior Day Activities: College Visits, Job Shadowing, or Community Service. Permission forms may be picked up in the main office, guidance office, or room 169. The forms must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in to room 169 NO LATER than April 22nd. You must also provide verification that you were in attendance on those days from the college, employer, or organization and turn that in no later than May 2nd to room 169. In order to have your absences on these days to be considered an "Activity" and not count against you for Exam Exemptions, you MUST have the signed permission form turned in no later than April 22nd and the verification papers turned in to room 169 no later than May 2nd. If you do not want to participate in one of these activities, your parent/guardian may call you in to receive an Excused Absence for those days. However, these absences will count towards the absences for the Exam Exemption. If no permission slips are received and no calls are received, the absences will be considered unexcused. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Greco.

CHICK FIL-A IS COMING BACK! CHICK FIL-A IS COMING BACK! The SHS Flute Choir apologizes for running out of delicious CHICK FIL-A nuggets so quickly last week! WE ARE BRINGING TRIPLE THE ORDER NEXT TUESDAY, April 29 during the lunch shifts so everyone will have a chance to enjoy CHICK FIL-A for lunch. That's right, we will once again be selling delicious Chick Fil-A Chicken Nuggets on Tuesday, April 29th in the SHS Commons. The cost for 8 Chick Fil-A nuggets is only $5.00. So remember to bring extra lunch money and enjoy Chick Fil-A nuggets right here at SHS!! EIGHT NUGGETS FOR ONLY $5.00 NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 29th DURING LUNCH IN THE COMMONS!!! EAT MORE CHICKEN!!

The 3rd quarter Be A Senator Acknowledgement will take place this week! Please check the website to see if you qualified or check the lists that are hanging outside the Main office, Guidance office, and Attendance office.
The criteria: No tardies, no discipline referrals, no unexcused absences for 3rd quarter and fewer than 10 absences for the year. There were 600 students who qualified - incredible!!
The when/where/who: Students who qualified and are in grades 9-11 will be called down to the commons on Wednesday after testing. Qualified students with last names beginning with A - L will be called down 6th hour and students with last names beginning with M - Z will be called down 7th hour.
Students who qualified and are in grade 12 will get their acknowledgement on Friday during his/her own lunch shift.
The what: We have a theme - which was chosen by the students on the BAS Leadership team - "We Be Poppin" Each student who qualifies will get a can of Pop, a Popsicle, and Popcorn.

Attention German Club! On Sunday we will be going on our trip to Six Flags in St. Louis. There are still seats available. If you have picked up the parent permission form, make sure you turn it in to Herrn Koeppel with $20 for the bus. If not, you can still get that permission form. All permission forms need to be turned in by 3:30 p.m. this Wednesday, April 23. All seats are given on a first come, first served basis. So be quick!

The SHS Boys track and Field team finished 8th out of 21 teams at the Capital City Classic at Springfield Lanphier on Saturday. Top placers for SHS were: Zach Stratton 4th in the long jump and the high jump; Tyler Owens 3rd in the 3200; David Sias 4th in the 800; and the 4x200 relay team of Nick Farley, Alex DeLeon, Tray Burgess, and Zach Stratton placed 2nd.

The Lady Senators Track and Field team placed second (highest finish ever) at the Lady Raider Invitational in Bloomington Friday night. Coming in first for the Lady Senators were Sarah Sepanski - 100 (12.53), Aly Goff - 800 (2:23.5), Ingrid Samuels - 300 hurdles (47.9), the 4x800 team of Carrie Rolf, Ellie Hamil, Mads Nelson, and Aly Goff (9:47.7), and the 4x400 team of Sarah Sepanski, Reilly Stiver, Kyra Webster, and Kierra Weir (4:01.3). Finishing in second was the 4x200 team of Michela Pattie, Kierra Weir, Kyra Webster and Sarah Sepanski (1:46.39). Placing third were the 4x100 team of Pattie, Weir, Webster, and Sepanski (49.6), Micheala Pattie in the 200 (26.69), and Jillian Cole in the 3200 (12:29). Kierra Weir was 4th in the 100 (12.9), Mads Nelson 5th in the 1600 (5:37.4), Carrie Rolf 8th in the 400 (1:02.9) and Ellie Hamill 8th in the 1600 (5:49).