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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, February 23

February 23, 2009

Morning Announcements for Monday, February 23

Attention Attention Juniors and Seniors! The following schools are scheduled to visit: -
Today at lunch LLCC, Tomorrow SCI at 9 AM, and Wednesday University of Missouri, St. Louis at 10:15 AM. Don't forget that passes are not required for lunch visits but you must have a pass from the guidance office up to the day before to attend the college sessions! Calendar and posters are on the Senior bulletin board, located by the Guidance office door, will have date and time the university or college will be in the building. Please ask Mrs. Sharp in the Guidance office for a college pass to attend these sessions!

The General Assembly scholarships from RIch Brauer, Larry Bomke, and Raymond Poe provide one year's tuition at a state university in Illinois are now available from Mr. Lawson.

The American Cancer Society is offering a Summer Research program to Juniors. See Mr. Lawson if interested.

Hey, Freshmen! Hey, Sophomores! Hey, Juniors! Hey, Seniors! The class of 2012 will be having a Chicken Dinner Friday, February 27 from 4:30 - 7 in the commons. Dinner includes chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and a roll for $7.50. Please turn in your order with payment to Ms. Barkmeier in room 370.

Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Are you ready to celebrate? French Club will be selling Mardi Gras grams for $1 all next week in the Commons at lunch. All proceeds benefit the Animal Protective League.

A good meal & A good deed! You can support SHS cheerleaders by dining at Noodles & Company tonight from 4 - 9 PM. 10% of the sales go to SHS cheerleading.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold its next meeting tonight. We will be meeting in the annex at 7 PM. FCA will last for one hour. We hope to see you then!

Juniors & Seniors in need of NHS hours can volunteer at the Senior Citizen's Dinner on March 18th in the Commons at 4 PM. Sign up at the NHS board or see Ms. Maloney for questions!

Be A Senator is selling some really amazing, student designed t-shirts! Congratulations to Jordan Gary and Niko Boeker who were the winners in the t-shirt contest. Now their t-shirt designs are available for $10, extended sizes are a little more. See the table in the commons for an order form or Ms. Greco in room 256. Money must be paid when ordering. We will be selling shirts through February 27th.

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing soccer this Spring tomorrow at 3:15 PM in room 324. The meeting will last 25 minutes. All prospective players are reminded that they must have athletic permit cards filled out and they must have a current physical on file in order to be eligible to practice. Cards may be picked up in the main office. All prospective players should check the soccer bulletin board outside the main office to be sure their name is listed and to be sure they are eligible to practice. Questions, see Coach in room 324.

Attention German Club! If you have signed up for Capture the Flag, please come to an informational meeting today in room 262.

Attention Spanish Club members: Permission slips for bowling Friday are now available from the Spanish teachers. The form and $2 deposit must be turned in by 3:30 Thursday.

There will be an Environmental Club meeting today after school in Ms. Vander Leest's room. Everyone is welcome. Recycling fact: Americans threw away 38 billion plastic water bottles in 2008. A million and a half barrels of oil, enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year - were used to produce the bottles. You will now find recycling bins for cans and plastic bottles on every floor, in the commons and outside of the cafeteria. The Environmental Club would like your cans and bottles back after you are done with them. If you see a need for a bin somewhere else, please let an Environmental Club member know. Go Green!

Since Mrs Kidd will be gone for a couple days you will need to show your ID when you pick up your bus ticket on Tuesday and Wednesday. Pick up times are at lunch and after school

There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all girls planning on trying out for softball, Wednesday afternoon in room 356. If you have a scheduling conflict, please see Coach Seiple sometime BEFORE Wednesday.

The Boys Swimming & Diving team finished second at the Sectional Meet on Saturday. The team's top finisher, Ben Trapp, won the diving event and will compete next weekend at the state championships. David Merrill finished second in the 50 free and missed the state cutoff by .05 seconds. Other top finishes were Merrill- third place in the 100 free; A.J. Steiner fourth in the 500 free; and Nick Zyznieuski and Brad Walwer- fifth and sixth in the 200 IM, and Sean Maher sixth in diving. Walwer also finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke. Jordan Troeger, Ryan Motley, Cory Heinemann, Spencer Chipman, John Witter, Bennett Stephens, and Andrew Harless, made up the rest of the Sectional team. Be sure to wish Ben good luck next week at state.

Congratulations to the four state Wrestling qualifiers from SHS. Dane Atwood & David Casper each won their first match before losing in the quarterfinals. Ryan Spencer lost in the State Finals and became only the second SHS wrestlers to ever finish in n2nd place.

The Scholastic Bowl team began post season play on Saturday in strong fashion as they captured the Masonic Bowl Regional title. It was the 4th consecutive Masonic Bowl regional championship for the Senators who also broke the school record for wins in a season. Now 61 and 3, the Senators will compete this Saturday in the Masonic Bowl state tournament at Chatham Glenwood. SHS plays it's first match at 9:45 against Normal U-high. I win in that match would likely set up a quarterfinal match with the state's number 2 ranked team, Carbondale.