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Morning Announcements for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anyone interested in trying out for the 2010-2011 Cheerleading squads should pick up a tryout packet in the main office. Tryouts will be held April 19th-22nd. Any questions contact Coach Povse or Coach Johnson.

Fotografia Portrait Studio is looking for juniors interested in modeling for them. You can contact the studio at 483-7800. They are located at 7014 Kingsmill Court here in Springfield.

The April Lit Club meeting will be today in room 362. Let's talk books!

There will be an informational meeting regarding Chess Club in Dr. Lescault’s room, room 233 tomorrow at 7:40 AM.

Seniors: Over the Moon Productions is offering a $500 scholarship to seniors who intend to major or minor in an aspect of theater arts. See Mr. Lawson or Mrs. Povse for the application. Deadline is April 30.

Next week, April 19 through April 22 the library will host a Book Fair. All proceeds will go to support classroom libraries. Stop by and check out the latest titles. See your English teacher to enter a raffle drawing for free books.

Come out to the mall by Ruby Tuesday this Saturday, April 17 between 2-5pm for the first ever Fresh 2 Def Health & Wellness Fair. Participate in a variety of health/wellness screenings, fitness demonstrations including boxing, salsa, karate, Chicago style stepping, hip hop dance & aerobics, and Zumba. As always free food and a ton of giveaways!

Nothing to do next Friday? Come to a concert! For a full list of band names or to buy tickets come to the commons at a lunch this week all proceeds benefit equality now.

Attention Senators! You may order your 2010 Be A Senator shirt designed by sophomore Riley Bastin. Stop by the BAS store located outside of room 106 to order yours. Shirts are $10 and must be paid for at the time the order is taken.

Any Scholastic Bowl team members who want to participate in the KMO next Wednesday need to see Mr. Adkins by Friday. If you do not you will be removed from the KMO list. Also be sure to sign up for the end of the year banquet.

Hey Hey JSA! This week’s meeting is mandatory for all attending spring State, but everyone else is welcome too

Juniors! Do you want discounts for Senior Pictures? Terry Farmer is offering great discounts for pics, so sign up today in the commons.

The Junior Class will be selling Burger King Double Cheeseburgers for $1.50 in the commons this Thursday at lunch. Hurry down because they sell quick!

A BIG "THANK YOU" to all the GAPP parents and students that helped make our first Battle of the Bands a success. A great time, was had by all. A HUGE "THANK YOU" to our sponsors Rolens Brothers Music, The Rock Shop, Daddy O's, Family Video, Ray Rogers, Mike Rogers, and Greg Meyers and to all the judges. A special thanks to Christine Crawford for all the time and effort she put in to making this night a success and to Sean Perkins for being Master of Ceremonies. Congratulations to the following high school bands for winning the Battle of the Bands — 1st place "Band Practice" with Conor O'Brien, Greg Knox, Rhett Bradley, and Tynan Sheblin; 2nd place "Rebel Jade" with Joel Day, Keegan Cross, Devon McAfee, and Nathaniel Brower. Congratulations to the following middle school band "Midnight Rush" for winning 1st place. Congratulations to the following 15 & over winners of the Guitar Hero contest --- 1st place Kyle Damron, 2nd place Joe Sullivan, 3rd place Morgan Williams; 14 and under winners --- 1st place Joey Anders, 2nd place Chase Hanson.

Mrs. Yoggerst would like to host a “brown bag seminar” on the topic of “Peer Harassment”, A.K.A. Bullying. It’s alive and thriving in our society and unfortunately in our schools. If you share her passion in addressing this issue, please come to the conference room in 169 during your lunch shift Thursday or Friday of this week. BRING YOUR LUNCH. Mrs. Yoggerst will provide dessert. After a brief overview, Mrs. Y. will welcome your opinions and feedback regarding this serious matter. The ultimate goal would be a survey written with input from students and faculty to be administered to the entire student body.

SENIORS: If you plan to attend college or technical school in the fall and have not yet filed your FAFSA for financial aid know that the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will suspend awards for the MAP grant on Monday, April 19. That means that if you do not file the FAFSA by the end of this week you will lose the chance of getting an Illinois MAP grant.

Attention juniors – if you are interested in Illinois Department of Transportation office jobs and the work program for next school year, please see Mrs. Devlin before school in room 112 asap. IDOT job deadline is soon.

Seniors: Lincoln Land Community College is offering an online College Success Skills course this summer. Some of the skills taught will be successful test-taking strategies, effective textbook reading, note taking skills, time management, critical thinking strategies and many more.
See Mrs. Povse in the Guidance office for additional information.

The Boys track and field team competed at the Solon/Lion open last night at Memorial Stadium. The fresh/soph team finished 2nd overall. Event winners in fresh/soph were; Randy Moughan in the discus, Nathan Hoffman in the 3200, and James Brown in the Shot Put. The Varsity Boys team placed 3rd overall in the meet. Event winners were; Titus Hughes in the high jump. The boys will next compete at the Peoria High Relays on Saturday.