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Morning Announcements for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February 23, 2010

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SENIORS: Please pay attention to the FAFSA preferred filing date at the school you intend to attend. Many state schools have March 1 as the preferred filing date. Check your school's website if you are unsure.

Juniors and undecided Seniors: The following colleges will have representatives here on these dates:
March 2 Truman State, 2:00
March 8 Southeast Missouri State 8:30
March 8 Western Illinois University 9:30
March 10 University of Illinois, Springfield 9:30
March 15 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 9:22
March 16 Quincy University 11:30
March 25 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 10:30

This year's African American History Month's theme is 'Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks: An Illinois Original.' Poster Contest and Essay Contest ads are in the hallways. Wednesdays and Fridays of this month, participate in the African American History Trivia Contest. March 5, join us in the auditorium for our annual celebration

Want to dance in the African American History Program March 5? See Ms. Davis, room 362.

You have a vision. You have a voice. Let us publish them in our English Department's magazine 'Vision and Voices.' Submit your original poetry, original prose and original art to Mrs. Eslahi in room 254

Want to join 21st Century? Make sure you've got the proper credentials! Enrollment forms can be obtained from the Guidance office as well as in room 160 after school. If you or your parents have questions, please contact Ms. Johnson, Site Coordinator. Please be prepared with your paperwork and your student ID on your first day. No Student will be admitted to the program without those very important things. Thank you for your cooperation!

On Thursday the 21st Century Program will host a day of service. Please join our supply drive for the homeless! We are collecting various essentials such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, socks, and washcloths to make kits to be given out at a local shelter. You can place your donated items in the boxes provided by the Guidance Office and in the Commons. All items should be new, unused and unopened. We will continue to collect these items all the way up until Thursday. If you would like to help us sort and put together kits on that day, please contact Ms. Johnson in the 21st Century Program in 160 after school.

Students interested in a career in professional nursing: Memorial Medical Center and MacMurray College are sponsoring the Teens Experiencing Nursing Summer Camp, July 19-22. 30 participants will be selected from the Springfield area. Applications and brochures are available from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance Office. Deadline is Friday, April 9.

Juniors and Seniors - encourage your parents to attend an organizational meeting for After Prom. The meeting is tomorrow at 7:00 in the library. After-Prom is a parent-sponsored activity. We need parents to plan this fun activity so that SHS students have a safe place to go after prom.

10th graders - Please stop by the Guidance office if you would like a permission form to attend the Career Day field trip in March. Forms must be completed and returned by Friday. The trip is limited to the first 60 students.

STRIKE OUT THE WINTER BLUES!! Get a team of friends or family to join us for an evening of fun and socializing. GAPP (German American Partnership Program) is hosting a bowling fundraiser at Strike n Spare West on Lawrence Ave. Sunday, February 28, between 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:30 pm, unlimited bowling 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Cost is only $15. What a deal! Covers shoe rental and two hours of unlimited bowling. Put a team together and come dressed in costume. Your team could be awarded the prize for having the best costumes. More prizes given out through the evening. Avoid the lines that night and Pre-Register. Get your pre-registration form off Herr Koeppel's SHS webpage. Complete the form and return along with your money in an envelope to Herr Koeppel, Room 250, by Thursday, February 25. If not, just come that night to sign up. For those late night hunger pains, get your snacks at the SHS GAPP bake sale. See you then

Attention Springfield High! The Student Council is organized a money drive for Haiti all this week. The 7th hour class that brings in the most money will win a pizza party from Pizza Hut! Please help those in need!

Volunteer opportunity— at least 20 students are needed for the Red and Black Gala on February 27, 2010 from 5:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Please see Mrs. Ruedin, room 360, for more information.

Josten’s will be here tomorrow morning meeting with sophomores regarding class rings during 2nd hour in the auditorium.

Spanish Club will have a meeting in the commons tomorrow. The meeting will be held immediately after school. We will be making decorations for the International Dinner. Come help us make them!

Attention Students - the 2nd annual Be A Senator T-shirt contest will be held through
Friday. All students will have the opportunity to vote in both the commons and cafeteria. You may vote for your favorite by putting a quarter in the jar. Like the old adage says - vote early & vote often! (In other words, you may vote as often as you would like - as long as you have a quarter each time!)
The winner of the t-shirt contest will win $50 and a free t-shirt. Results will be announced on Monday, March 1st.

King & Queen of Hearts! Start collecting donations all week long to get your class ahead of the others. There will be an important meeting regarding fundraising at the Lincoln-SHS game in room 522 on Friday.

There will be an important Rally Against Childhood Cancer meeting on Friday. We need volunteers to stay approximately 30 – 45 minutes to help with posters and go over many things.

Hey Hey JSA! We are having a debate tomorrow come for food and fun and bring your friends!

German Club is having a meeting in room 250 right after school tomorrow. We will be talking about the upcoming International dinner. Please attend this important meeting.

Attention German Club! If you have ordered a T-shirt please see Herr Koeppel in room 250 to pay $5 by
Friday, February 26.

Mandatory Beatles play meeting after school in the library on Thursday.

The Class of 2011 is selling Burger King Double Cheeseburgers for $1.50 in the commons this Thursday. More burgers will be ordered this time, but they sell fast so get there early! First come first served! .

Attention Class officers for the class of 2013! There will be a meeting after school today in 352.

Current NHS members—There will be a mandatory meeting to file your hours before or after school tomorrow. Please arrive a few minutes earlier in the morning to file your hours. A speaker will be attending the afternoon meeting to provide information on a volunteering opportunity in March