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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, September 16, 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.

Vanderbilt University will be here today at 2:27, 7th hour. You may get a pass at lunch in the Guidance office if you want to attend.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The following college representatives will be in the building to meet with interested students.
Today, Maryville 1:30 and Vanderbilt 2:27
Thursday, Navy at lunch in the commons
9-21 Greenville 8:30
9-22 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.

The AES Engineering scholarship is now available please see Mr. Lawson for more information.

Attention all students: The Illinois Dept. of Transportation is holding its 3rd annual Career Fair, October 1 from 9:30-1:30 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The first 25 students who return permissions will be able to go. Lunch is provided by IDOT. This is a great opportunity to gain information about careers in the transportation industry. There will be hands-on activities, exhibits and heavy equipment demonstrations. If you are interested pick up a permission form from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance office. The permission forms need to be returned by today.

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.

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 on Friday, September 25th. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

According to the American Cancer Society, overall, cancer death rates are higher in men than women in every racial and ethnic group. African American men and women have higher rates of cancer mortality than their counterparts in every other racial and ethnic group. Asian American and Pacific Islander men and women have the lowest cancer death rates, about half the rate of African American men and women. 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 September 25th at the Varsity football game vs. Lanphier. Students & staff are asked to donate $1.00 to be donated towards cancer research. This week during both lunch shifts “Cheer for a Cure” t-shirts will be on sale for $10.00. The t-shirts are to be worn to the event. Any questions ask Miss Povse..

Hey Hey Springfield High! Homecoming is less than a month away. Elections for court nominations will be held tomorrow. Juniors can nominate 2 girls and 2 boys for court and Seniors can nominate 8 girls and 8 boys. Think about whom you want on your court and remember to vote at lunch tomorrow!

Attention German Club! We will be having a meeting, in room 250, tonight after school. We will be discussing our kick-off party this coming Saturday. So please attend this meeting.

The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. present their Annual Fashionetta Debutante Cotillion. The FASHIONETTA Debutante Cotillion serves as an avenue to raise scholarship, promote and participate in community service and provide professional development for young women in the 11th & 12th grades within the Springfield and surrounding communities. Interested girls in the 11th and 12th grades can get more information during lunch in the commons on Thursday.

Hey Hey JSA! Our meeting this week will be a debate, today after school, in Mr. Lightfoot’s room. Like always, there will be snacks and fun. Friends are always welcome so make sure to come! Also- if you are planning on going to the minicon this Saturday, pick up your permission slip in Mr. Lightfoot’s room as soon as possible. If your parents might be interested in driving, talk to Farah or Mr. Lightfoot.

Attention Springfield High! The school store is now fully stocked and will be open everyday on both lunch shifts. Come by and pick up a candy bar for 75 cents, gum for $1, or a sucker 25 cents. We’ll see you at lunch!

Attention all Freshmen – Pump Up Your Pride is scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at 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!

The Environmental Club will meet Thursday after school in Ms. Vander Leest's room. Everyone is welcome.

The class of 2012 will be selling delicious, hot breadsticks from Pizza Hut tomorrow during both lunch shifts. You may purchase 3 breadsticks and sauce for $2.00 Get them while they last.

Due to misinformation on the form, Spanish Club has extended its membership deadline to 3:30 Friday. See a Spanish teacher today.

Join French Club. It’s only $4 and anyone can join. See Mrs. Boltz in room 268 for questions. Our back to school Pizza party is tomorrow.

The Springfield Urban League will be hosting its annual "Do the Right Thing" Celebration this Saturday, September 19, noon to 4 p.m. This is a FREE block-party event held on Washington Street between 11th and 12th Streets. Come for free games, music, performances, health screenings, and FOOD. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 500 attendees and prizes will be given away at various times. Fun for everyone! See you there!

The boys golf team posted their best score in at least the last 10 years and stand tied with SH-G after the first round of the City Tournament yesterday at Bunn Golf Course. George Tate had 4 birdies on his way to a three under par 33 and has a share of the first round lead. Robby Hill had a birdie and 8 pars and is 2 shots back at one under. Kurt Southworth and Charlie Hoogland both carded 37's, resulting in a team score of 142, which is an unbelievable 2 under par. Round two resumes at Piper Glen today, with the first group teeing off at 3:00.

Boys Soccer last night beat Chatham 3 – 0! Erick Butt scored 2 goals, Jake Stults scored 1 and Mike Severino and Zabian Morris each had an assist. Chris Barkley had the shutout and was flawless in the goal. The Boys Soccer is currently 8 – 2 for the season.

Last night the girls golf team posted a 205 team score. Leading the senators was Andrea Ribelin with a 44. Becca Ramirez carded a 47. Emily Eckhoff added a 56 and Kaitlyn Harms finished with a 57. The girls take on a ton of conference teams tonight at Bunn Golf Course.

Any athlete in the school who might still have football equipment or football playbooks need to get that back to Coach Taylor ASAP or face punishment.