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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, May 4, 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!

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: Urban League scholarship, May 8; Zeta Phi Beta, June 30; Lincolnland Illini and ATO for students going to UIUC, May 23, June 26.

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: Today is the last day to apply for the William McElroy Trust scholarship. 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.

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.

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 TODAY 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 TODAY 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.

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.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Fri., May 15, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Students aged 16 must have a signed parental consent form. You must sign up during lunch-in the Commons, before school or after school-in the Guidance Office by 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 14. Teachers & Staff do not need to sign up, you can report to the auditorium at your convenience. Please donate. Mrs. Fisher, in the Main Office, is LIVING Proof that blood donations SAVE LIVES! She received 3 units of blood through two life-saving transfusions! Any questions-please see Taylor Knapp.

The boy's track and field team traveled to Prospect High School on Friday night and placed 17th in one of the strongest fields in the state. Placers for SHS were: Wendel Burnes 7th in the 100, Nick Sepanski 7th in the 800, Tanner Coleclasure 8th in the 300 hurdles, Joey Moore 7th in the pole vault, and junior Heath Warren ran the fastest time in school history to place 2nd in the 1600. Heath's time of 4:12.31 is the 23rd fastest time in the country and the 5th fastest time in the country for juniors. Congrats to the team on competing very strong at one of the toughest meets in the state! The boys next compete at the city track meet hosted by Lanphier High School on Tuesday! Field events begin at 4:30 and running events at 5:30! Come out and support these great athletes as they go for their 7th straight city title!