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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, January 22, 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!

Reminder - We are on an early dismissal bell schedule today for the pep assembly at 2:30. School still dismisses at regular time of 3:17.

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.

SENIORS: if you signed up for the Lincoln Land Community College Admissions Workshop next Wednesday, Jan. 28, please note that because of numbers we are having to do two sessions, one at 1:00 and the next at 1:45. When you receive your green pass on Tuesday, please note the time you have been assigned.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Congratulations to Herr Koeppel's class for winning the "Spirit of Giving" award for 1st hour!! A donut and bagel breakfast will be served next week.

Attention Students! Do you want a free t-shirt? Be on the look out for a Springfield Schools Unite t-shirt! Each
night during City Tournament, the Student Round table will be throwing them out during each game.

Tickets for Boys City Basketball tournament are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Tickets for Tonight’s game are available until 1 pm Today. Tickets for Friday and Saturday night’s game are available to purchase until 1 PM tomorrow.

The game tips off at 6:00 tonight against Southeast. However, our DRUM LINE will be performing at 5:30. We would LOVE to have our students be there by 5:15 so Student Council can hand out extra stuff and everyone be seated to participate in the drum line. Also- please remember to wear BLACK tonight to the Prairie Capitol Convention Center and to be there at 5:15!! See the best drum line in the City perform at 5:30!!!!

Students, please remember that the Boy’s Basketball City Tournament this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center is a school function and all behavior guidelines will be enforced at all times during the City Tournament. Any inappropriate behavior displayed at the City Tournament will result in consequences that will be enforced by the administration of Springfield High. This includes behavior inside the Convention Center, as well as adjacent to the facility.

In addition, we want to remind everyone that students are expected to wear clothing that does not include lewd, obscene, or vulgar language or representation of anything illegal. Large chains or wallet chains are not allowed. Caps may be worn, but the bill must remain facing forward.

No seating will be allowed in the balcony. Therefore, no spectators are allowed in the balcony area.

Please remember that the Springfield Police Department will be wanding all spectators as they enter the Convention Center.

Students are prohibited from standing on the seats at any and all times. Students may be asked to leave the premises if they indicate an unwillingness to cooperate with security personnel. Anyone asked to leave may not return to any future games this weekend.

The second game will conclude at approximately 9:15 p.m. Please make sure your ride, if needed, is available to pick you up at that time.

Most importantly, we hope you and your friends have fun and enjoy the City Tournament this weekend. The Tournament should prove to be very exciting, safe, and enjoyable for fans of all ages!