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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, January 23

January 23, 2009

Morning Announcements for Friday, January 23

Sangamon County Community Foundation Scholarships has six different scholarships they are offering.
For African-American students.
For women in leadership.
For a member of the Boys & Girls Club.
For a student majoring in a medical career or veterinary medicine.
For Latino students pursuing a medical related degree in Sangamon County.
For Latino students with a 2.0 GPA.

To Celebrate Black History Month One in a Million INC. is offering a scholarship to a Senior who can write an essay, What Am I Going to Do to Write My name in History?

A local accounting firm, Sikich, is offering a renewable scholarship to a senior who plans to major in accounting. See Mr. Lawson ASAP.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors: The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is offering two summer Research Apprentice Programs. RAP 1, for 9th and 10th graders is titled Career Awareness and Exploration Component and RAP II for juniors is Laboratory/Research Component.
For information visit http://www.summerprograms.aces.illinois.edu/rap or call 333-3380 or e-mail:
jthomps5@illinois.edu Application deadline is March 1.

St. Jude Fact of the Day: ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, pays all costs associated with treatment beyond those covered by insurance. Families who have no insurance are NEVER asked to pay! Rally week starts February 2nd! If you signed up for the St. Jude Rally stop in the commons at the St. Jude table to pick up your address forms. The address form will be your ticket to the Rally on February 5 during 5th hour. In order to attend you will need to have the addresses of 25 friends, neighbors, or relatives. Students who complete 25 letters on February 5th will be eligible for the IPOD raffle as well as many other great prizes. Join us as we fight childhood cancer in our support of St. Jude hospital. President Barack Obama has asked us all to give service to others. The Rally for St. Jude can be your way of giving to help others.

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing soccer this spring today after school in room 324. The meeting will take no more than 15 minutes. Winter Sport athletes need not attend. If you cannot make it for any reason, please see Coach in room 324.

The boys basketball game wants to thank everyone for their support last night! It was awesome! SHS tips off at 6:30 PM tonight against Lanphier. Tickets for Boys Basketball City Tournament are on sale in the Main office Today and during lunch in the commons. Tickets are available for $4 a ticket, tickets will be $5 at the door. The Senators choir and band perform tonight. Remember to win the Spirit Award there are a few sportsmanship/spirit rules to follow! No balloons, noisemakers, whistles or milk jugs of any kind, confetti, toilet paper rolls, silly string, dry erase boards, hand-held posters or newspapers are allowed. Also this year there is the Spirit of Giving Award, in 2008 Southeast came in first place and SHS last. The Spirit of Giving award is won by the school that collects the most cans and food brought to the tournament. All food collected goes to the St. Martin DePorres center and is distributed back to our community and families in need. You can show your Senator Pride by flooding the PCCC with red & black and bring food to donate!

Blood Drive on Friday, January 30th, 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 Thursday, January 29th. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

The Consumer Education Proficiency exam will be on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:30 AM in the Library. Students who are not currently in the consumer education class can sign up for the test in the Guidance office.

Boys & Girls Tennis meeting at Springfield Racquet & Fitness Center today at 5 PM.

Students who are interested in nursing: Chamberlain College of Nursing will be hosting an "Experience Nursing Day" at the St. Louis campus on Feb. 4 from 9-noon. Juniors or seniors who have a 2.75 or above GPA and a 21 on ACT would qualify. SIU-Edwardsville is holding their School of Nursing Open House on Sat., Feb. 14 from 8:30-noon. See Mrs. Povse for registration details.

SENIORS: If you or your parents are unable to attend the SHS Financial Aid Night on Wed., Feb. 11or need additional assistance you will have another chance to get help. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Lincoln Library (main branch) will sponsor a Financial Aid Workshop at 6:00 in the College Assistance Program Center on 2nd floor. Free underground parking available for this event.

Math Club t-shirts are in. If you ordered one, you can pick it up in Mrs. Pence's room. They are $10.

Auditions for this year's musical, Oklahoma, will be held on Feb 2nd and 3rd in the auditorium from 6:30 until 9:00. The Music will be available in the SHS choir room beginning January 26th. Please contact Mr. Hoots by e-mail choots@springfield.k12.il.us for further info. In an emergency Ms Elmore is authorized to give you my cell number as I will be out of town Jan. 21-23. More info will be available the week of January 26th

The WYSE team will have a brief meeting after school today to finalize the roster. We will meet in Mr. Adkins room. The meeting should last only 20 to 30 minutes.

Attention German Club: We will be showing the movie "What to do in case of fire?" on Tuesday, January 27, right after school in room 262. Please see Herr Koeppel for the parent permission form and for more information. We hope to see you there.

Interested in food, fun, friends, and game? Then come on Monday, January 26 at 7 for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Everyone is welcome! The meeting will be held in room 266, Mr. Nesbit's room, at 7 PM Monday. FCA, see you there!

Attention Spanish Club members: Permission Slips are now available for Spanish Club members wanting to bowl on Friday, January 30th. The form and a 2 dollar deposit are due by 3:30 January 29th.

2010 Chicken Dinner Tickets will be on sale during the games at City Tournament. If anyone has their money to purchase Chicken Dinner tickets, stop by the Guidance office and see Mrs. Krekel before school, at lunch or after school.

The Boys Swimming & Diving team lost a close meet to Dunlap High School 99-87. The Senators were led by indivdual double event winner A.J. Steiner, and single event winners David Merrill, Ben Trapp, and Brad Walwer. In addition, the Medley relay team of Steiner, Walwer, Merrill, and Nick Zyznieuski finished first and so did the 400 free relay team of Zyznieuski, Jordan Troeger, Steiner, and Merrill. Please be sure to mark next Tuesday's City Meet on your calendar, and come out and cheer for the Boys Swimming & Diving team.

The Lady Senator basketball team had a solid defensive effort and beat Chatham 62 to 34. SHS had a balanced scoring attack led by Allison Anderson with 13 points, and Kelly Korza and Amber Cason each added 9. SHS pulled into a 1st place tie in the conference with the win and take on Peoria Richwoods tomorrow in Peoria. Good job ladies.