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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, February 29, 2016 where successful Senators follow the classroom and school wide expectations and allow for learning all throughout the building. Thank you for Being A Senator!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Student School Board Member for the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education. Rising seniors interested in the position can obtain an application in their school's main office or by visiting the Board of Education's page of the District website. Applications are due to Mr. Grossen by Tuesday, March 8.

The Spring college field trip for JUNIORS and SENIORS will be WEDNESDAY MARCH 2 to Illinois State University AND Lincoln College. Please see Mr. Kyes for the permission slip. The first 40 students to return a permission slip will be allowed to attend.

Attention Juniors - If you are interested in applying to be an STS next year, you must complete an application and turn it in to the Guidance Office by 3:30 on Monday. Please make sure you get your application turned in by that time so you will be eligible to be considered for an STS position for next year.

Attention Juniors who are interested in the CEO Program for next year: There will be a meeting with some people from the CEO Program on March 1st at 9:30. You will be called to the auditorium by announcement. Please stop by guidance to leave your name so we know that you want to come to the meeting.

Students and Teachers…do you know someone who you think deserves a Be A Senator Shout-out for being RESPECTFUL, being RESPONSIBLE, SHOWING GOOD CITIZENSHIP, being CARING, showing SELF-DISCIPLINE, being COOPERATIVE, demonstrating PERSEVERANCE, or being COURAGEOUS? Fill out a nomination form for a Be A Senator Shout-out. Nominations can be found in all offices, on the SHS website and on the Be a Senator table in front of the Cafeteria. Nominations can be turned in to the Be A Senator box on the table or to Ms Hurley in Rm 169. If you have questions, see Mrs Mitchell or Ms Greco.

Avanti's is Coming! Order your Avanti's Famous Gondola, only $7 or Avanti's Loaf of Bread, only $3. NOW from any German student, German Club student or from Herr Koeppel. Gondola's are Avanti's famous 16" sweeter bread with salami, ham, American cheese, and lettuce. YUM! Order yours now through Wednesday, March 9. Delivery is Thursday, March 17, during both lunch shifts and until 4 p.m. in the Commons. Questions, contact Sabrena Campbell 691-5401.

All language club members and students, don't forget that if you are entering the poster contest for National Foreign Language Week that it is due to your teacher by Tuesday, March 1st. Any questions...see you language teacher.

Start off the month of March by doing some good. Join the Me to We club in the We Create Change event. Every day from now until the end of March, your first hour teachers will be collecting change to raise money for the Me to We clubs future school in Tanzania! The first week, we will be collecting pennies, the second week nickels, then dimes, quarters, and dollars. The first hour class to collect the most money will win a donut party! Any questions contact Grace Thompson

French Club Members...please sign up with Madame Boltz for the International Dinner Thursday, March 3rd. The deadline for sign-ups is next Wednesday. Any questions...see Madame Boltz in Room 268.

Attention ALL SOPHOMORES- There is a career field trip to Lincoln Land Community College on THURSDAY MARCH 10. The first 80 sophomore students to return a permission slip will be allowed to attend. Please see Mr. Kyes in the college room for the permission slip.

Attention Prospective Baseball Players- Practice schedules for baseball are available to be picked up in room 166 from Coach Steinwart. Be sure to have physicals and permit cards turned in no later than today in order to practice or try out for the teams.

Scholastic Bowl will have a practice on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Regionals are at Glenwood High School on Monday March 7. The team should arrange to be at GHS by 4:00pm.

Congratulations to Evan Weller, Jude Kneller, Michael Patton, Jake Freer, Gage Hamill, Jake Frech, Matthew Knox, and Drew Harmon! They represented SHS incredibly well at the IHSA state swimming and diving meet! With only one class for high school swimming, competition is intense. Gage ended up tied for 12th in the 200 free prelims, and had to compete in a swim off at the conclusion of Friday’s events. He won the swim off, and lowered school record time. On Saturday, he ended up placing 11th overall in the state in the 200 free. What an end to an incredible season!

The SHS Scholastic Bowl team would like to congratulate 2015 graduate Gina Suszko for her strong performance at this weekend’s NAQT Community College National Championship Tournament. Gina led the Lincoln Land team to a 5 and 7 record and 15th place nationally. In the process she ranked 12th out of 126 players and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Great Job Gina.

Jostens will be here tomorrow, Tuesday March 1st to pick up any orders or answer any questions. If you forgot to order your ring or cap and gown, its not too late. See them in the commons from 7:30-8:30 TOMORROW!!

Congratulations to the IN Session showchoir for bringing home 1st runner-up overall and Best Female soloist in a show from the "O'Town Showdown" showchoir competition in O'Fallon, Il. Also, congratulations to Bree Roberts for winning Best Female soloist in the solo contest. The showchoir next competition will be this Saturday, down the road at "The Event" in Chatham, Il. They will compete at 11am, come on out and support your showchoir.

Achtung Achtung German Club and German students! If you would like to come to the International Dinner this Thursday, March 3, please come to room 250 to sign up with your name and a dish by 2:30 pm on Wednesday.

The following colleges and military branches will be visiting SHS this week:

The deadline for the April 9 ACT is this FRIDAY, MARCH 4. Please see Mr. Kyes for more details.

Progress reports will be distributed during 5th hour, Wednesday, March 2. Teachers PLEASE enter grades by Monday evening.