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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, April 30, 2015 where successful Senators follow the classroom and school wide expectations and allow for learning by all throughout the building. Thank you for Being A Senator!

This morning students in Mrs. Slater's first hour class and Mr. Reed's first and second hour classes will take the PARCC test in the commons periods 1-2 hour. Thursday afternoon students in Mr. Adkins' fourth hour class and Mrs. Goff's sixth and seventh hour classes will take the PARCC test in the commons periods 6-7 hour.

Sophomores and Juniors: Washington University, St. Louis is holding a "College Kick Start" program this summer on June 23 or July 30 for students and parents to gain insights into college planning. Both programs are scheduled from 7:45 to 12:15 and are free. Register at 800-638-0700 or admissions@wustl.edu

SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: Deadline for Leroy and Rachel Cantral teacher's scholarship extended to April 30; Urban League scholarship, May 8; Zeta Phi Beta, June 30; Lincolnland Illini and ATO for students going to UIUC, May 23, June 26; Alpha Kappa Alpha, May 1.

SENIORS: You have reported $6,362,254 in scholarship offers. Keep them coming! This class is only $4.6 million behind last year's class!!!!!!! Get your offers to Mrs. Povse.

Senior men going into medicine: The William McElroy Trust scholarship has just been extended to May 4. Not many applicants, so now is your chance to get more scholarship money. This is a renewable scholarship. Must have a 3.6 GPA.

The University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts will be holding an Open House on June 3 from 5:00-7:00p.m. at 2913 West White Oaks Drive. Come and learn about cosmetology, classic barbering, massage therapy, nail technology and esthiology.

JUNIORS: Sign up with College Week Live, High School Connect and be able to take virtual tours of colleges, find admissions information, pricing, and more. This could save you time and money in your college search.

SENIORS: If you are planning to attend LLCC next year remember to get out there and take your placement test, meet with an academic advisior and register for your classes. The sooner you do this, the better your schedule will be. You can get a College Day Pass in Guidance to do this.

Memorial Medical Center is offering a competitive Student Volunteer Program for the summer for juniors and seniors. Two letters of recommendation, application and essay about why you want to volunteer. Deadline is today, April 30. Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Students - Please make sure all absences are cleared within 48 hours of your last absence either by having parents call or providing notes from doctors for absences. Students you can log into the cumulative folder to check for any attendance discrepancies. This is just a reminder as we approach the end of the year and final exam exemptions. The final exam schedule and the exam exemption policy are posted on the SHS website.

Any junior interested in participating in the work program next year needs to see Mrs. Devlin to get necessary paperwork and discuss job opportunities. Mrs. Devlin is in room 110 before school or room 121 during lunch shifts.

The 2015 Capitoline Yearbooks will be here in May. If you have not already done so, order yours now through Mrs. Eslahi yearbook adviser. The cost is $70, or you may pay 1/2 down now and the remainder when the books arrive.

The BE A SENATOR 4TH QUARTER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT will be held the week before Finals. The criteria is: no referrals, no unexcused absences, and no tardies.

Freshmen: Please turn in your permit receipt to Ms. Dvorak if you went to the DMV on your own to get your permit. You will not be able to take behind the wheel until you do this.

Attention students who ordered class rings from Jostens: The rings will be delivered Today. The Jostens reps will be here before at both lunch shifts. Bring your final payments to pick up your rings.

They’re back………….BRRRRRRR……….once again, the class of 2018 will be selling delicious ice cream sundaes for $2 today. Enjoy a chocolate or vanilla sundae complete with toppings! Get yours while supplies last.

If anyone left a pair of silver shoes at prom, please see Ms. Greco in the guidance office.

Wanted - Groups and individuals to decorate and cheer the Susan G Komen participants on as they pass by SHS on Friday night May15th. A meeting will be this Thursday, April 30 after school in Mrs Dearing's room 222.

Achtung German Club! Today we will be watching the German movie "The Life of Others" in room 250. The parent-permission form can be found on the German Club website. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We hope you can join us.

Only ONE MORE DAY until opening night of Hairspray the Musical here at SHS! Do YOU have your tickets yet? You won’t want to miss the singing, dancing, and fantastic acting and performing of your fellow students. All seating is general admission (in other words, there are no reserved seats), but you can avoid the long lines before the show by buying your tickets ahead of time in the main office. Performance times are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2pm. You can’t stop the beat!

Senior NHS Members! There is only one meeting tomorrow afternoon. You must attend or talk to Mrs.Taft

If you would like to take Behind The Wheel in June, stop by Ms. Dvorak’s room, room 128 and sign up. There are limited spots remaining, stop by ASAP.

Scarlet Line Tryouts for the 2015-2016 Springfield High School Scarlet Line are fast approaching. Tryout packets can be picked up in the main office or downloaded from the SHS website. There are two key changes to note:
1. Coach Lauer, the SHS Cheer coach, will be running this year’s tryouts.
2. The tryout process will begin with a mandatory candidate tryout meeting Monday, May 4th at 4:00pm in the SHS Commons instead of starting with a clinic as previously noted on the tryout packet. This will be an informational meeting for candidates that will provide all the details of the 2015-2016 tryout process.
Any questions please contact Coach Lauer in room 156.

A mandatory meeting will be held on Monday, May 4, for all 9th, 10th, 11th graders wishing to run for Student Council representative or Class Officer. The meetings will be at 8:00, both lunch shifts and at 3:20. The meetings will be held outside of the Main Office on the 2nd floor. You must attend 1 of the meetings to pick up a packet. Speeches will be Monday, May 11 during the morning hours. If you have any questions, please see Miss Maloney before Monday, afternoon.

Lead by Ingrid Samuels school record setting performance of 45.92 in the 300 hurdles, the Lady Senators finished second in the City Meet at Southeast last night. Other first place finishers were Ozzy Erewele in the 100, Aly Goff in the 800 and 1600, Emily Smoot in the pole vault, Gianni Perkins in the shot put, Jillian Cole in the 3200, and the 4x100 relay of Michaela Pattie, Chieme Udaku, Kyra Webster, and Ozzy Erewele. Coming in second place were Michaela Pattie - 100, Sophie Gullo - 3200, and Rehka Goswami - pole vault. Lead by the first place finishes in the 4x100 and 4x200 teams of Destiny Myles, Michelle Hoang, Grace Cox, and Makayla Richardson, and a 1-2-3 sweep of the 200 MIchelle Hoang, Destiny Myles, and Amber Conner, The Lady Senators won the JV City team title.

F.... I.... V.... E! What does that spell? FIVE! Five what? FIVE VARSITY SOFTBALL WINS! The Lady Senators beat Lanphier last night in an awesome game! Veronica Brown got the win from the mound... Annabelle Hope hit a rocket for a triple! Sophie Burnett ran like Heath Warren and got on base, keeping the inning alive. Alyssa Ervin made two back-to-back plays in the 7th inning. Every girl made a play or had a clutch hit that resulted in this win... Let's go get #6.

Want some extra spending money? Don’t forget about Crimestoppers. Information you have maybe rewarded with up to $100.00 cash. You will remain anonymous. Find a security member, administrator, or teacher you trust. Give them your tip. Recently, there has been an increase in thefts and Crimestoppers wants to remind you to lock up your belongings before you become the next victim. Remember Crimestoppers wants your tips not your name.

Anyone interested in playing Volleyball next season, there will be a meeting for potential players and their parents Tuesday night (May 5) at 6:30 PM in the auditorium.