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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Friday, September 5, 2014 where successful Senators follow the classroom and school wide expectations and allow for learning by all throughout the building. Thank you for Being A Senator!

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. 9 lunch ARMY
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
Sept. 16 8:30 Illinois College
9:25 Eureka College
lunch LLCC
12:40 Quincy University
2:30 Notre Dame

Juniors: On Thursday, Sept. 11, Mr. Williams and Mrs. Povse will be doing Junior Orientation in the auditorium balcony during U.S. History classes. Report to class, your teacher will take attendance and then come to the auditorium BALCONY entrance.

Senior girls interested in engineering: Purdue University is hosting an free daylong event called Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue on Monday, Oct. 20 from 8:00-4:30. Registration is at www.engineering.purdue.edu/wiep or call 765-494-3889.

Washington University in St. Louis is holding an Admissions Information Session Thursday, Sept. 11 from 7:00-8:00 in Room 100, Whitaker Hall on the Wash U. campus.
Additional information on these programs may be found on the Guidance webpage under "Special Programs."

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 has been extended to September 8, 2014.

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.

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.

SMTD bus tickets are in Room 169/Attendance. Pick up is before or after school or during your lunch shifts.

Audition for In-Session showchoir will be held again Thursday, September 11th at 5:30pm in the choir room. Please come prepare to sing and learn quick choreography.

Attention All Gamers – The historical game club is back this year! If you like to play games like Risk, Axis & Allies, or Diplomacy, this club is for you. We meet at lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in room 328.

The Class of 2016 Pool Party had to be cancelled this past week, but IT IS BACK ON for tonight from 7-10. Come out after practice or work and enjoy one of the last few chances to swim. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Mr. Kramer or one of the class officers. Back to School pool party is Tonight from 7-10 at Colony West.

Any sophomore or junior interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT test should bring $17 to the guidance office by Friday, September 12th to sign up. The PSAT/NMSQT is the Pre-SAT test, but it is also used for juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program and the National Achievement Scholarship program. Please see your Assistant Principal for more details.

Do you enjoy acting, Oscar Wilde, and British comedies? Have you been looking for a place to showcase your dramatic talents? Well look no further! Drama Club auditions for 'The Importance of Being Earnest' will continue today after school in the auditorium. Please prepare a 30 second- one minute monologue for your audition. Questions? See Janna Schorfheide

Any student interested in being a part of this year’s Scholastic Bowl team should attend our first practice of the season after school on Tuesday in room 270. We will have an introductory meeting and then practice until 4:45. If you cannot attend this practice but still would like to be a part of the team, please see Mr. Adkins in room 230 or Ms. Lombard in room 270.

Attention 10th graders who WENT TO THE DMV and got your permits, you MUST bring Ms. Dvorak the receipt of the permit if you would like to take behind the wheel.

Next Thursday is September 11 and in honor of all of the people that have been affected by the events of that day we are promoting a "Red, White and Blue" day. So, on Thursday, Sept. 11 please wear your patriotic colors to show your patriotism to the USA!!

The radio station, WDBR, is sponsoring a fundraising challenge to all schools in Sangamon County. The money raised will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. The top 5 schools that donate the most will be treated to a tailgate party with music, games from WDBR and nails done and temporary hair color by students at the Undergraduate School of Beauty. So- to raise money there will be 2 students during each lunch shift going around with jars to compete against each other to raise the most money. Please donate to this great cause so we can win a fantastic tailgate!! We have to be one of the top 5 schools in the county to win this. Let's do it!!

Homecoming tickets will go on sale starting Monday, Sept. 8 during both lunch shifts in the Commons. Prices for tickets are $10 for a single ticket and $15 for a couples ticket. Please buy your ticket ahead of time, as the price will be $15 per person at the dance. If you are bringing a friend from another school then you must have a guest form which can also be picked up in the Commons or the main office or the guidance office. No one will be admitted wearing tennis shoes or any denim. The dance is from 8:00- 11:00.

Spirit Week will kick off with the Parking Lot Party on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2:00-4:00 and the Powder Puff football game starting at 4:00. The spirit days will be:
Monday - Tacky Tourist Day
Tuesday - 'Murica ( redneck patriotic)
Wednesday -Senior Citizens Day
Thursday - Decade Day - 9th grade - wear 50s outfits
10th grade - wear 60s outfits
11th grade - wear 70s outfits
12th grade - wear 80s outfits
Friday - Color Day - 9th grade - purple and gold
10th grade - Red
11th grade - Black
12th grade - White ( togas)
Get your shopping done so you can be part of the fun during spirit week!!