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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, May 14, 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!

Seniors participating in the Senior Recognition Ceremony tonight- you will have practice today at 9:25 AM. Please wait to be called by the intercom to the auditorium.

The Class of 2015 has reported $9,371,409 as of midday yesterday. Mrs. Povse is still waiting for some Division I athletes to report their offers as well as any others who have dollars to report.

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.

Seniors and Juniors taking college days: Please remember that you need to have any college days approved in advance of your absence, and use a Pink College Day form from the guidance office. White, photo-copies of the pink form will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Barnes, or Mr. Williams.

Seniors: 2 late breaking scholarships: Kappa Alpha Psi for seniors with a 2.5 GPA due July 11 and Springfield Youth Performance Group for seniors continuing in the creative arts, due May 26.

Exam exemption forms are now available in the Guidance, Main and attendance offices.

Check the Special Programs tab under Guidance on the SHS website for summer opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Applicants: Please turn in Big Brothers Big Sisters application to the Guidance Office before the end of the school year. We will start the interview process soon and will match up students for the fall. Please drop off your application today! If you have any questions or need an application, call Breah O'Laughlin at 753-1216 or see Mr. Williams.

Attention German Club and Spanish Club! If you would like to play Dodgeball on Tuesday night, May 19, please see senor Reichert or Herrn Koeppel to sign up with a $5 deposit. The first 10 underclassmen and the first 10 upperclassmen per club will be on the teams to play. Be quick to reserve your spot.

Pick up your yearbook in the Commons on Friday after school. Bring an i.d.

Nothing to do this Friday night? Join us at Springfield High as we decorate the school and football field for the Susan G Komen race for the cure. Grab a couple of your musically inclined friends and jam on the corner as they run and walk by. Talk to Mrs Dearing room 222 to know the time. Fireworks at the capitol building afterwards.

Come support SHS's PTO and get a GREAT start to your busy weekend this Saturday morning, May 16, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Applebee's on Veteran's Parkway. Tickets are available in the Main Office for $5 each or at the door Saturday morning.

Congratulations to Mr. Lightfoot from all of your students and co-workers on being named Educator of the Year. Your hard work and dedication to Springfield High School in an inspiration to us all. Thank you for everything that you do.

Anyone interested in Cross Country next Fall: there will be a meeting, Tuesday, May 19th in the commons right after school. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Devlin.

Locker Cleanout Day is coming up soon! Do you have unneeded school supplies filling up your locker? During locker cleanout National Honors Society will provide several item drop off bins if you wish to donate them. All donations go to an orphanage in Swaziland which is in Africa. Furthermore, if you are a NHS member and would like to help this operation, you will receive TIER 1 hours for your help! Contact Mrs. Taft, Mr. Kramer, or any NHS officer for more information. PLEASE DONATE!

What day was it yesterday? It was GAME DAY! And the JV and Varsity softball teams were both victorious. After rallying from an 0-2 deficit, the varsity girls pulled out the win against Southeast. Even the umpire let all three SHS coaches stick around for the entire game! AnnaBelle Hope brought the heat from the mound. Sophie Burnett drove home the game-winning run. Kerrin Wantland had a wicked double. Frannie Trigillo was an unstoppable beast in centerfield and at the plate. ALL the girls were loud, proud, and amazing team players. Just like Mr. Lightfoot, our softball girls are WINNERS!