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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, October 1, 2014 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

Juniors and Seniors:  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.

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:  The following scholarships are now available on the Scholarship Database:  Sangamon Valley Mensa, an essay describing your career or academic goals, due Jan. 15 and the Horatio Alger for students with financial need who have exhibited perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, due October 25 and the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program for outstanding volunteerism, due Nov. 4.

Senior Student Athletes:  Apply for the Wendy's Heisman scholarship at WendysHeisman.com  by Oct. 3.

Juniors & Seniors interested in attending the Capital Area Education/Career Fair at the Orr Building on the IL State Fair Grounds on Wednesday, October 8th should stop by the Guidance Office for a permission slip.  Students will leave school at 12:08 pm, after 4th period.  In order for this to be coded as an activity, students must have turned in a signed permission slip prior to the deadline, and check in with their assistant principal at the Orr Building.  Signed permission slips are due by Tuesday, October 7th at 3:30 pm, no exceptions.  Students will be responsible for making up any work missed due to this absence.
P4 Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program applications are due October 6. 9th grade students who are interested in a career in the medical field are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found on the district website or in the guidance office.

Sign up for the Read for a Lifetime program by Oct. 17 and get rewarded for reading the best new teen books of the year. See Mrs. Dahmane in the library for details. 

Avanti's is Coming! Avanti's is Coming! Order your Gondolas and Loaves of Bread NOW from any German student, German Club student or Herr Koeppel. ONLY $7 for a 16 inch Gondola or $3 for a 16-inch loaf of bread! Delivery date Thursday, October 16 in the Commons during both lunch shifts and until 4pm

Be A Senator will be selling hot, delicious Papa John's pizza on Thursday for $2 per slice.  Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Thursday, Thursday, Thursday!  

Thursday is Redemption Day! Take your SHLotto cards to the commons to redeem them or put them into the quarterly drawing for cash!  Thank you for Being A Senator!  

SHS is participating in a fundraising campaign for United Way this week. The United Way organization supports many agencies that help many different people with many different needs. Your first hour teacher will have an envelope for donations each day this week. Class with the most money collected at end of 1st week gets donuts & juice. The winning class will be announced next Monday. During the United Way Campaign, we will be having various spirit days. If you want to compete in the "best" spirit for the day, bring $1-$5 to Ms. Greco in the Guidance Office before the end of the day-not during class time-and have your picture taken. Voting will happen the next day using the pictures taken-each $.25 will get a vote for your favorite. The winner will get an edible prize. Today is wear white spirit day. Thursday is the staff baby picture day-try to match the baby picture with the correct name. Friday is crazy hat day. Regular hats are not allowed - in order to wear a hat it must be totally crazy!  

Any student interested in wrestling - The new wrestling coach will be supervising weight lifting after school on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Weight lifting will begin approximately 3:40 p.m. and last until 5:00 p.m.

Congratulations to the SHS Volleyball team on defeating Bellville East last night in two games. They play Champaign Centennial tomorrow.