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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, January 22

January 22, 2009

Morning Announcements for Thursday, January 22

Reminder we are on Bell Schedule 3 today for the pep assembly at 2:10.

Seniors! Please see Mr. Lawson for more information on the following scholarships!
Scholarship for an outstanding Catholic Female High School Senior.
The Lions Club is offering a scholarship to Seniors who plan to major in Health Care.
The Scottish Rite Scholarship.
General Casualty Insurance company.
Orthopedic center for students majoring in a healthcare related field.

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.

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:
Application deadline is March 1.

St. Jude Fact of the Day: By sending 25 letters to individuals that you know you could win an IPOD touch! Other incentives for participating include Principal Stahly's parking space for 1 month, iTunes gift cards, St. Jude merchandise, getting out of your 5th hour class on February 5th, a free t-shirt and so much more. St. Jude researchers and doctors are treating children with genetic immune defects and pediatric AIDS, as well as using new drugs and therapies to fight infections. Rally week starts February 2nd! Hold on to your 25 Names Fast Forms in order to get out of class for the Rally on the 5th during 5th hour.

Operation smile is an organization that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children worldwide born with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities. To join Springfield High School's chapter of Operation Smile and help raise funds and awareness, come to room 366 after school today. New members are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing soccer this spring on Friday, January 23 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.

Tickets for Boys Basketball City Tournament are on sale in the Main office Today and during lunch in the commons. Tickets for each night are available for $4 a ticket, tickets will be $5 at the door. Scarlet Line Poms perform tonight, the Senators choir and band perform tomorrow, and SHS tips off at 8 PM Tonight, and 6:30 Friday & Saturday. 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! Today we will have a pep assembly to kick off the City Tourney frenzy at 2:10 PM and get you pumped up!

The Sister Cities Association of Springfield has announced that they will be sponsoring their 15th high school student delegation to Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan from June 12 -22, 2009. An informational meeting for the public will be held at Lincoln Library tonight. The meeting will begin at 7 PM in the Carnegie Room South on the main floor. Attendance is not required for participation in the delegation, but application materials will be available at meetings or can be requested from delegation leaders. The application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2009

The Prevention Club meeting is rescheduled for today. We'll meet after school in room 350. New members are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

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.

Seniors! Listen up.....Class of 2009 Senior Panoramic Picture has been rescheduled for Monday, April 27th at 8:30 AM!

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 tomorrow at 5 PM.

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.

Don't forget Popeye's Chicken today at lunch. You get 3 flavor-packed chicken strips, a side of mashed potatoes with gravy, a delicious buttermilk biscuit, and barbecue sauce all for $5! Also, extra biscuits will be 50 cents each. Hurry before it's all gone!

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 on Friday to finalize the roster. We will meet in Mr. Adkins room. The meeting should last only 20 to 30 minutes.

Senators Hockey team last night defeated Glenwood 4-1. Scoring for the Senators were: Zac Defretais, Nick Cameron, and Adam Cheung with two. Walker Nelson had 22 saves.