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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, August 27, 2014 where successful Senators are productive; they participate in class, complete the work, and turn in the work. Thank you for Being A Senator!

***Reminder Early Dismissal Schedule Today***

**Open House Tonight**
5:30 PM Meet the Coaches in the Commons sponsored by the Booster Club
6:30 PM (Seniors Parents ) Science Wing 510 - Mr. Barnes - Scholarship, financial aid, college application information, college testing and college computer search.
6:30 PM (Juniors Parents) Cafeteria - Mr. Williams - PSAT, PARCC assessment, other junior info, and computer college research.
6:30 PM (Sophomores Parents) Library - Ms. Greco - PARCC assessment, Health and other pertinent sophomore information.
6:30 PM (Freshmen Parents) Auditorium - Mrs. Gordy - Class rank, grade weighting, scheduling, driver’s ed, and transition from middle school to high school.
7:00 PM Auditorium - Opening Remarks: Principal Mike Grossen, Booster Club President David Parker, PTO President Jessica Handy

Juniors and Seniors: Beginning the 2nd week of September college and military recruiters will be visiting SHS. Look at the schedule outside Mrs. Povse's office, room 153A or listen to the morning announcements to see if you are interested in attending. These schools will come once in the fall and then possibly again in the spring. If scheduled during a class period you must get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend. If scheduled during lunch you do not need a pass. The representative will be at a table in the Commons.
Sept. 10 1:35 Southeast Missouri State(SEMO), Cape Girardeau, MO
Sept. 11 12:40 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sept. 11 2:30 University of Illinois, Springfield

Any senior student interested in applying to represent District 186 students as a Student Board Member, please stop by the Main Office for an application. The deadline for the submission of materials to the Principal's Office is Tuesday, Sept. 2.

School picture time! On September 2nd, underclassmen will be called to the auditorium to take pictures for their school IDs. These pictures must be taken for IDs and will appear in this year's yearbook. The forms for photo packages, which may be purchased at this time, will be distributed by teachers or can be picked up in school offices. On September 3rd until noon, seniors will be called to the auditorium to take pictures for their IDs. Senior pictures are for IDs only and will not appear in the yearbook. The forms for photo packages, which may be purchased at this time, will be distributed by teachers or can be picked up in school offices.

Senior Portraits, which WILL BE included in this year's yearbook, must be taken at Class Act Photography located 484 South Durkin Drive. Seniors should call them at 787-4947 to make their appointments for the portraits, which cost $15. To be included in this year's yearbook, the portraits must be taken no later than December 12, 2014.

ALL STUDENTS are invited to a Back to School Pool Party at Colony West put on by the Class of 2016. The event will be from 9-11 pm on Saturday, August 30. All you need is a ticket to attend. Tickets will be pre-sold for $8 from one of the class officers or Mr. Kramer or will be $10 at the door. Come out and celebrate the end of summer.

SENIORS: Check the Scholarship Database on the SHS Guidance website for a very few early scholarship opportunities. Zeta Phi Beta is due Sept. 15 and has many components. See if you want to apply. Acorn Equality is due Sept. 26. Go to SHS website. Click on Guidance then Scholarship Database.

Any Sophomore thru Senior Boys not in a fall sport and are interested in playing basketball, should come to an open gym today after school. Any questions, please see Coach Reed.

Cherry Berry Fundraiser TONIGHT - join the Sophomore class and come out to Cherry Berry from 4 ��“ 8 PM. A portion of sales will help support the Class of 2017!

ATTENTION ALL NHS MEMBERS: Don't forget we have mandatory meetings on Thursday the 28th before and after school. The morning meeting will be in Mrs. Taft's room at 8, and the afternoon meeting will be in the library. You only need to attend one of the meetings, but you MUST be in attendance for at least one. We will be discussing the upcoming school year and answering any last minute questions you may have regarding the summer hours due on Friday the 29th. With any other questions see one of your officers.

Everyone come out and support the lady Senators varsity volleyball team on Thursday night at 7 against Riverton! It will be a great game to come support for the first home game! Wear black and be loud! See you all there!

It's that time of year again! Homecoming is right around the corner and it is time to vote for court. The Court Elections will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 in the Commons along the west wall by the parking lot door during both lunch shifts. Seniors will vote for 8 girls and 8 boys in the senior class and juniors will vote for 2 boys and 2 girls from the junior court. Come vote to represent your class!

Is there a staff member you would love to see have Ice Water dumped on their head? Well your dream could come true. Some of the SHS staff has stepped forward to help raise money for Steve Rockford's, a Southeast teacher and coach, ALS foundation. This week at lunch, jars with teachers and administrators names will be on tables in the commons. After lunch Friday, the person with the most money in their jar will be doing the Ice Bucket Challenge sometime Friday afternoon. So if you see someone you'd like to see get dumped on, put your change and cash in their jar. If the person you were hoping for is missing? Try to convince them to do it. Mr. Taylor has also stepped forward to say that is he can raise $50 he will sit in an ice tub for 5 minutes. All proceeds go to a great cause.