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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Juniors and Seniors: Check out the bulletin boards in the hallway outside of Guidance for college and scholarship -related information. Check the school website under Guidance for college representative dates and scholarship information.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The following college representatives will be in the building to meet with interested students.
Today, MacMurray 8:45, Lincoln College 9:15, Univ. of IL Springfield 10:15, Univ. of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign 1:30
9-25 Midwest Technical Institute at lunch in the commons.
You need a pass to meet with representatives. Please get your pass from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance Office. This is a great opportunity to get information about the colleges in a small group setting where you can get your questions answered.

Attention seniors interested in Washington University, St. Louis: Wash U is sponsoring a bus tour for high school seniors on Nov. 1 and 2. Once on campus you will be able to stay in a residence hall with a current student, attend classes, hear an admissions presentation and take a campus tour. Seating is limited so R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct. 9 by returning a reservation form, consent form and $25 registration fee. Get these forms from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance office.

Applications for the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program (P4), open to all 9th grade students, must be received at 1900 W. Monroe by the end of the day on Friday, September 25. Any students interested in applying, http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/physicianpipelinepreparatoryprogram/?mod=7641 to download the application.

Blood Drive on Monday, September 28th, from 9am - 2pm. Students & staff will have an opportunity to donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. Students must be 16 or older. Students aged 16 must have a parental consent form signed by a parent or guardian. The sign-up sheet, parental consent form, and information sheet can be found in the Guidance Office. You can sign up during lunch, before school, or after school, and everyone must sign up by 3:30 pm Friday. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

According to the American Cancer Society, All cancers caused by tobacco use can be prevented. It is estimated that nearly 1/3 of all cancers are tobacco-related. In 2008, an estimated 170,000 cancer deaths in the United States resulted from tobacco use. To help contribute toward cancer research the SHS Cheerleaders are hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society called “Cheer for a Cure.” The event will be held this Friday, September 25th at the Varsity football game vs. Lanphier. Students & staff are asked to donate $1.00 to be donated towards cancer research. Wear your “Cheer for a Cure” t-shirts to the event. Any questions ask Miss Povse

Attention all Freshmen – Pump Up Your Pride is scheduled for Thursdayat 7 PM. Come & learn all the ins and outs of High Pride that are absolutely necessary to know for the school sporting events. The first 50 students there will receive a free t-shirt and others will be eligible for prizes such as pizza and even cash! We’ll see you there freshmen!

1. In the mornings, before 8:15, students may be on the 1st floor in the commons, cafeteria and in the hallway from the commons to the cafeteria. Students may use cell phones, mp3 players, and ipods in those areas. When the 8:15 bell rings, phones, mp3 players, and ipods must be turned off. They may be used again during the student's own lunch period on the first floor only and again after the 3:17 bell rings.

2. Students buying food in the morning should eat in the cafeteria only.

3. Students are not allowed to take book bags or purses that are larger than the dress code referral to the classrooms. They are to remain in the lockers during lunch as well.

4. Students who are tardy to a class must serve a 15 minute lunch detention. If the detention is received in the morning, the detention should be served that day during lunch. If the detention is received in the afternoon, the student should be served the next day during lunch. A lunch detentions are served in room 314. B lunch detentions are served in room 128. If the detention is not served within that time period, the student will be assigned a Saturday detention - which runs from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

5. Students who are given a school detention by an administrator, must serve the 30 minute detention within 24 hours school in room 166. If the detention is not served within that time period, the student will be assigned a Saturday detention.

6. Students who have more than 4 tardies to a single class will be assigned a Saturday detention.

7. If a Saturday detention is not served, students will be automatically assigned to in-house until a parent/guardian conference can be had to assign suspension time.

8. Weekly random dress code checks will continue to happen. One classroom per floor is chosen each week. If everyone in a randomly chosen classroom is dressed like a Senator, the class will receive a treat. The students in those rooms who are not dressed like Senators will receive a dress code referral and a detention and another room will be chosen to receive treats.

Join us in Coach Reed’s room after school on Thursday to sign up for this year’s version of High Pride. Pizza will be available. If you can’t make it to the meeting, find Coach Reed this week. T-shirts & membership is $10.

The annual Senior panoramic picture will be Friday at 8:40 AM. Seniors are to report to first hour and wait to be called to the front of the school.

The Consumer Education Proficiency exam will be Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30 AM in the library. You cannot be currently in the consumer education class, you can only take the test once per school year, and the test will be given again in January. Sign-up in the Guidance office to receive your book

There will be no Scholastic Bowl practice this Friday. Practices will be next Tuesday and Friday.

Hey all you students WITHOUT a parking space! Be A Senator is giving away two close parking spaces. Chances to win may be bought at both lunches for 25 cents thru Wednesday. The drawing is Thursday.

Want a chance at winning a laptop, I-pod, dinner and movie tickets or $100 to spend at the mall? Come to the College Pep Rally at White Oaks food court tomorrow night from 6-8:30. Representatives from area colleges will be there to give information on their schools. Performance groups from all 3 public high schools will be providing entertainment.

National Honor Society Students or any student looking for volunteer hours: Please check the NHS board for the latest volunteer opportunities. We still need 4-6 students to help out with a Children's Miracle Network Event at St. Johns Children's Hospital this Wednesday Evening.

Cheer for a Cure t-shirts will be available for pick up Thursday after school in the commons. Any that are not picked up will available Friday at lunch. Any questions see MISS Povse.

Attention Sophomores! We will be having a garage sale on Saturday, September 26. Anyone interested in helping please go see Ms. Barkmeier in room 370.

Hola SHS! Do you enjoy tacos? Well no need to jump the border, the class of 2010 will be selling Taco Bell this Thursday in the commons. Remember it’s tacos, tacos, tacos, Thursday, Thursday, Thursday!

There are 80 10th graders who are not signed up for behind the wheel yet. If you went over the summer or this year to get your permit you must turn the 2nd portion of that permit in to Ms. Dvorak in room 128.