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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 4, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, February 4, 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: If you contributed to the community in a meaningful way through volunteer work (within the last 12 months) helping people NOT related to you, see Mrs. Povse for a possible scholarship opportunity through Kohl's.

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.

Sophomores - please get your purple registration forms signed by your teachers and parent or guardian and returned to the guidance office ASAP. If you lost your form or did not get one, please get another from the guidance office right away!

HAIRSPRAY, this year's SHS school musical, will hit the stage the first weekend of May in the Schnirring Auditorium. Auditions are tomorrow Thursday, February 5th. Registration on both of these days will begin at 3:45 pm in the Schnirring Auditorium.

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.

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.

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.

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

Achtung, Achtung German Club! On Thursday, February 5, the yearbook team will be taking our German Club group picture from 2:22 p.m. to 2:37 p.m. in the auditorium. Please wear your German Club T-shirt and listen for our call. See you there.

The Young Life Lockout is THIS Friday!!! 
Today is the last day. Get your forms turned in today Rm 226.

Students, Please participate in the Maya Angelou Essay and Poster Contests. For more info, see the posters in the hallways or Mrs. Eslahi in room 254.

Attention Showchoir Combo: If you are a member of the showchoir band, there is rehearsal tomorrow, Thursday February 5th from6pm-8pm in the choir room. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Kaplan or the showchoir director (Mr. Robinson) at 217-553-6542. See you all there!

Attention all young men planning to play baseball that are not out for a winter sport: There will be a short meeting immediately after school THURSDAY in the Commons to sign up for tryouts and to get the information needed before they begin the first week of March. See Coach in room 166 if you cannot attend.

The Senators completed their dual meet season with a win last night over Chatham Glenwood and SE. The medley relay of Patrick Schoeben, Jude Kneller, Josh Moore and Jake Freer started off the meet with a win. Gage Hamill and Jake Frech followed up in the 200 free placing first and second. Jake Freer won the50 and 100 frees. Atticus Teichman won diving and Josh Moore won the 100 fly. Then Baz Jennison, Tommy Rivera, Bean Opfer, and Jake Freer handily beat out Chatham in the 200 free relay. Baz teamed up with Sterling Baldwin, Eric Wise and Jake Frech to win the 400 free relay. Eric Wise also won the all breaststroke exhibition heat of the 100 free. Conference Begins this Saturday with diving at 9 AM at Eisenhower Pool. Swimming begins at 1 PM.