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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, September 8, 2014

September 9, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, September 8, 2014 where successful Senators are appropriate: they use appropriate language, tone and volume and follow the school dress code. Thank you for Being A Senator!

Juniors and Seniors: Beginning this week 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.

Students interested in the medical field: The Medical Explorers Post 998 is holding its kickoff meeting on Sept. 22 at 7:00p.m. in the 2nd floor Lincoln Conference Room at the SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge. Park north of the building and enter near the flagpole.

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.

Attention Seniors: Your Senior Panoramic Picture is Scheduled for Friday, September 19th at 8:30 AM. Please go to your first period class and wait to be called to the front lawn for the picture. Seniors who attend CACC in the morning should wait until after the picture to report to the bus. Copies of the picture will be available in the commons on Monday, September 22nd during lunch. They are $25.00 for a large, laminated copy, and $35.00 for a large, laminated copy and a medium, laminated copy.

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.

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.

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.

Attention FCA. We will meet tonight at the field on New Street from 6:45 until 7:45.

21st Century will start today at 3:30 in the cafeteria. All students interested in joining the afterschool program can pick up an application at Ms. Tia's office next to guidance and return it there as well or at the main office.

This 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 Today, 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 - America Day (red, white & blue 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!!

Thursday, September 11 is a homeroom day. CACC students will report to homeroom at 8:15. The morning CACC bus will leave SHS at 9:00. Afternoon CACC students will leave SHS at 12:50.

Congratulations to the girls swimming and diving team for their season opener victory over Peoria Richwoods on Saturday. The 14 Senators took down the 21 Knights in a score of 97 to 87. The Senators swept all three relays! Congratulations to Annah Carney, winning the 50 and 500 Free, Haley Rivera for her wins in the 200 free and 100 breast stroke, Caitlin Tierney for her victory in the 100 free and Camryn Milling for her win in the 200 IM. The Senators host the 13 team Capital City Classic this Saturday at Eisenhower Pool.

The Boys Soccer team improved to 6 and 0 with a 3 to 2 victory over Granite City. Logan Willard scored on an assist from Kaleb Cheung. Nate Cheung added a goal on an assist from Kelby Phillips. Luke Resier assisted Logan Willard on the final goal.

The Cross Country team competed in the Granite City Invite on Saturday. Ally Goff was the top placer for SHS in the girls Varsity Race. Aly Ressel was the top placer for SHS in the girls JV race. The Varsity Boys placed 3rd out of 25 teams. Heath Warren was the top finisher for SHS. The Boys Freshmen/Sophomore team placed 4th out of 22 teams. Reece Koke was the top finisher for SHS.