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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, January 29, 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: You have until tomorrow to get your senior portraits taken and senior baby pictures turned in. 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.

Juniors and undecided seniors: It is time once again for the College and Military recruiters to visit. Check the list outside Mrs. Povse's office or in the glass case outside of Guidance. Passes are needed for presentations held during a class period. Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse.
Feb. 4 9:25 Blackburn College, Carlinville
Feb. 10 1:35 Truman State, Kirksville, MO
Feb. 12 12:52 Quincy University
Feb. 18 lunch Univ. of Illlinois-Springfield
Feb. 24 lunch Mac Murray, Jacksonville

The following scholarships are now available on the database: Orthopedic Center of IL and Springfield Noon Lions for health-related fields; Sherel Nutt Springfield Lakeshore Improvement essay contest; Lincoln Land Community College; Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and many more. Reminder that the SIU-E Alumni scholarship is due Jan. 30.

JUNIORS-The Sangamon CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Program is a year long class that allows high school seniors to experience the entrepreneurial challenges & rewards of running a business. Business owners share their knowledge & experience with students who then utilize what they learn to create a real business with real money, including branding & logos, business & marketing plans, etc. which they present to bankers, and then exhibit in a trade show at the end of the spring semester. The informational meeting is on Thursday, February 12; 5:30 to 6:15 pm at University of Illinois-Springfield Brookens Auditorium. The event is open to all Sangamon County juniors in high school and their parents. Please attend to learn more about this exciting entrepreneurship program for high school students. No R.S.V.P. is necessary. Please see Mr. Williams if you have questions.

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!!!!

Current NHS members will meet after school Today in Mrs. Taft room if you missed this morning’s meeting.

The Public Information Sessions for Springfield Area high school students interested in applying for the Sister Cities Association of Springfield (SCAS) student exchange in Ashikaga, Japan will be held Wednesday, February 18. The session will be at 7:00 PM in the Christ the King Parish Center, 1930 Barberry, Springfield (behind the school, next to the Church). Interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend one of the sessions, if possible. Applications for the June 19-29, 2015 delegation will be available at the sessions. Applications are open to all Springfield-area high school students (current 8th graders thru current high school seniors). February 28, 2015 is the application deadline. Springfield has been a Sister City to Ashikaga, Japan since 1990 and has been sponsoring student exchanges for 25 years. The 11-day exchange is a total immersion experience, including living with a Japanese family and attending school. Families unable to attend the information sessions may contact SCAS Ashikaga Committee Chair Carol Zerkle at SCASILINC@aol.com or 217-622-4622 for information and an application packet.

21st Century is hosting a Family Financial Literacy Night tonight at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria. Learn about home ownership, filling out the FASFA, banking info, utility & rental assistance, even help filing your taxes this year. Stop by the cafeteria Thursday night for door prizes and more!

Show that someone special you care by purchasing a Valentine Carnation. Valentine carnations will be sold before school and during both lunch shifts in the commons. Flowers will be delivered on Friday, Feb 13. Cost is $1 per flower.

Be A Senator will be selling slices of hot, delicious Papa John's pizza Today during both lunch shifts for $2 per slice in the commons. Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Today, Today, Today!!

Achtung Achtung German Club! We will be showing the movie "Bella Martha" after school tomorrow in room 250. Please get your parents' permission before the movie. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there.

Teens 4 Jeans! Aeropostale and Dosomething.org have teamed up for the 8th annual Teens for Jeans. The Teens for Jeans campaign is designed to bring everyone together for the common cause of getting jeans in the hands of teens in need. Getting involved is simple!! Donate ANY BRAND, ANY SIZE, ANY COLOR of gently worn jeans. You can drop them off in a bin outside the main office until February 10th. Aeropostale, Inc and Dosomething.org will ensure that all donated jeans will reach a local teen shelter in Springfield. Why we do it: Teen homelessness continues to be a huge crisis in the United States and Canada. In the US 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18, most are between the ages of 15 and 17.

The Lady Senator basketball team beat Southeast 49 to 35. SHS will play for the City title tonight against SHG starting at 7:30 at the SHG West Campus. SHS students can pick up their free tickets in the main office. Students can only get in free with both the tickets that they get at school AND by showing their student ID at the entrance; otherwise tickets are $3 at the door.

Rules for the spirit award given for the Girls City Basketball tournament are very similar to boys city -
1- enter the gym ONLY as allowed by the ushers. Fans may come and go as they please but most high school gyms provide very little room on the sidelines. Accessing the bleachers while the ball is in play can sometimes result in fans being on the court.
2- Students are allowed to stand with the following exceptions: when a team is inbounding the ball on the side line, ALL fans in the FRONT ROW MUST be seated until the ball is inbounded and the passer has crossed onto the court.
3- Loud and spirited cheering is encouraged. Group cheering is encouraged. Be loud, be clever, be spirited - DO NOT MEAN.
4- No balloons, signs, dry erase boards, hand held posters or newspapers are allowed.
5- No noisemakers, whistles, milk jugs, or band instruments are allowed.
6- No thrown items - confetti, toilet paper rolls, silly string, etc are allowed.