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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, January 20, 2015 where successful Senators are appropriate: they use appropriate language, tone and volume and follow the school dress code. Thank you for Being A Senator!

Seniors: The due date for senior portraits and senior baby pictures has been extended to January 30. Take your baby picture and ten dollars to Mrs. Eslahi in room 254. Get your portrait taken at Grussenmeyer Photography, 484 South Durkin Drive. The cost is fifteen dollars.

SENIORS: January is FAFSA month. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You and your parent/guardian must complete this application online to receive free money for college or technical school.

The following scholarships are now available on the scholarship database: Multiple scholarships from the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, Farm Credit for agriculture related majors, Leroy and Rachel Cantrall for teacher education, Polly Roesch, vocal music and The Skelton Scholarship for students with financial need. Scottish Rite scholarships, Illinois Municipal Utilities Assoc. & CWLP, SIU-E Alumni. Reminder that the Plato and Flora McCourtney scholarship for scientific and technical careers must be turned in to Mrs. Povse. Check the Scholarship links button on the database page and find Tuition Funding Sources, a new scholarship database sponsored by Pepsi-Cola.

All juniors and seniors who are eligible to apply for National Honor Society are on lists displayed outside of the main office, Mrs. Taft's room (356), Mr. Kramer's room (326) or on the school website. If you are interested please come to Mr. Kramer's room to get an application letter. The application letter must be filled out and returned to Mr Kramer by 3:30pm Friday, January 23.

10th graders who have not taken behind the wheel and would like to, see Ms. Dvorak ASAP to get signed up.

The Superintendent's Student Roundtable will meet tomorrow from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room at 1900 W. Monroe. Any student with an interest in leadership is welcome to attend.

Juniors and Seniors who were given a permission slip to the College Prep Summit, please turn those in to Mrs. Povse ASAP. Slide them under her door.

Senior apparel is in. There are a FEW extra dry fit shirts. If you would like to purchase one, please see Mrs. Pence in room 210 or Mrs. Myers in 212. Short sleeve are $22 and long sleeve $26. You must have the money to receive a shirt.

Take a chance to win prime parking for City Tournament with the Scarlet Line. Park in one of the five closest parking spots to the Prairie Capital Convention Center in the parking lot on the corner of 9th and Adams. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. Four winners will be drawn for each night of the tournament. Or buy a chance to win a parking spot for all three nights along with a spirit basket worth over $100. The basket includes a sweatshirt, t-shirts, an SHS necklace and charm, gift cards to Jimmy John's, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery and more. Stop by the Scarlet Line table during both lunch shifts to check in out. Chances for the three parking passes and spirit basket are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. On sale today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Winners will be drawn Thursday morning.

Attention all boys not involved in a winter sport, that are interested in participating in boys track and field this Spring. There will be a mandatory informational meeting tomorrow at 2:30. All interested athletes MUST attend. Any questions see Coach Cotner.

GOOD MORNING … SPRINGFIELD HIGH!!! HAIRSPRAY, this year's SHS school musical, will hit the stage the first weekend of May in the Schnirring Auditorium. Please mark your calendars now and plan to audition on Tuesday, February 3rd or Thursday, February 5th. More information will be coming soon about specifics, but registration on both of these days will begin at 3:45 pm in the Schnirring Auditorium. Come by the choir room after school today or sometime this week to pick up your desired vocal selection for auditions. Keep listening for “HAIRSPRAY at Springfield High” audition updates, and remember … YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT!!!!

The Senators swam two meets over the long weekend. On Saturday, they prevailed in a quadrangular against Normal West, Danville, and Bloomington Central Catholic. Freshman Jude Kneller won the 200 Free, Senior Baz Jennison won the 200 IM, with fellow senior Eric Wise coming in second. Later in the meet, Eric won the 100 Breaststroke. Junior Atticus Teichman won diving, and sophomore Jake Frech won the 500 free. SHS took 2 both free relays with Jake Freer, Evan Weller, Jude, and Baz combining to win the 200 and Sterling, Freer, Frech, and Gage Hamill taking the 400. On Monday at the Milestone Invite at Eisenhower Pool, the Senators took 4th place overall, but with admirable swims by a number of boys: Patrick Schoeben, Misha Levkovitch, Josh Moore, and Matt Throop in the 200 Medley relay (2nd), Evan Weller winning the 100 fly; Matt, Josh, Misha, Porter Peterson, JJ Rios and Barrett Kurmann with phenomenal swims in the 50 free, Jake Frech swimming well in the 100 fly and 100 breast, and Sterling Baldwin debuting in the 100 breast too! Next TUESDAY is CITY 7 PM at Eisenhower Pool!!!

There will be an informational meeting for girls interested in softball Friday after school in room 116.

The city t-shirts will be passed out to all that ordered them on both lunch shifts today and tomorrow in the Commons. Please don't interrupt class to get yours during the day as they are put away and not available. Get yours before Thursday!!

Thank you to all 1st hour teachers and students for donating to the Spirit of Giving Fund. We will be collecting the money on Wednesday morning during 1st hour. So- give as much as you can - the winning class will receive a donut/bagel party!! Help boost our donation toward the Spirit of Giving!!

Tickets for Boys City Basketball tournament are on sale this week. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Tickets for Thursday night’s game are available until 1 pm Thursday. Tickets for Friday and Saturday night’s game are available to purchase until 1 PM Friday.

The YMCA wants every girl ready to experience an amazing prom night with friends. The YMCA and their partners want to help you find the perfect dress, shoes, and accessories at their Prom It Forward Event is this Saturday at the downtown YMCA 9 AM - 4 PM. To participate in Prom It Forward a $20 donation to the Y’s Strong Kids Scholarship Fun or a donation of new children’s book is suggested. For more information, please contact Lisa Parfitt at (217) 544-9846 ext 120.

All Speech and Acting team members there is an IMPORTANT team meeting in Ms. Negele’s room right after school. You must be there.

The IN Session showchoir would like to invite everyone to Applebee’s Flapjack breakfast fundraiser at the Veterans parkway location on Saturday, January 24th from 8am-10am. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. Showchoir members will be serving short stack of pancakes, side of bacon and a drink of your choice. Money raised will go toward the Showchoir’s trip to Nationals! Hope to see you all there.

Attention FCA: The FCA meeting tonight will start at 7:15 instead of 7 PM tonight.