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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, January 14

January 14, 2009

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, January 14

Any Senior who qualifies for a PARKING PASS and missed their first opportunity to purchase a pass first semester can sign up in the Main office Today. Any junior who qualifies and would like the opportunity to be put in for a lotto spot, if there are any available after seniors, may do so Thursday and Friday. To qualify for a parking pass, you must have good attendance, be IHSA eligible, and have few disciplinary actions in your file. Parking pass for second semester is $25. If selected, you must provide proof of current registration, current insurance and a valid driver's license.

Seniors may purchase a happy ad to your friends to be printed in the yearbook. If you are interested please see a yearbook staff member or Mrs. Devlin for the form that needs to be completed. The cost ranges from $25-$100 depending on the size of ad you want.

Seniors! Please see Mr. Lawson for more information on the following scholarships!
Seniors who plan to enroll in an agriculture based curriculum.
Students must be a descendant of a male who served in the service.
Springfield Lake Shore association - write an essay about Lake Springfield
Home Builder's association
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.

St. Jude Fact of the Day: St. Jude is a non-sectarian institution that welcomes children regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background to carry out the founder Danny Thomas' dream that no child should die in the dawn of life. Learn more about Rally and how to register at the Rally Table during your lunch period! Registration ends January 21st.

Literature Club meeting is today. We will be discussing the two books from December, picking new books, and planning for Open Mic Night. Don't forget the Literature Club meeting today in Ms. Negle's room.

SENIORS: It is now time to be working on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA is required before you can receive any free money, federal loans or even some scholarships. The first step in filing FAFSA is applying for a PIN number, which is your electronic signature. Apply for your PIN now at: www.fafsa.pin.ed.gov
Save the date, February 11 for a FAFSA/financial aid presentation at 6:30p.m. in the Cafeteria.

10th, 11th, and 12th graders: The following college bus trips are planned: Friday, Jan. 30 Illinois College and MacMurray in Jacksonville; Friday, Feb. 20 Illinois State University Normal; Friday, March 27 McKendree University, Lebanon. A free lunch will be provided at Illinois College and McKendree. Get your permission slip from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance Office.

This Saturday, Jan. 17th, Midwest Technical Institute will be holding an Open House luncheon from 11-3:00. Come find out about the admissions process, financial aid, speak with instructors and tour the facility.

Attention Prevention Club will be holding a meeting Thursday, January 15 in room 350. We will be planning our junior high event. New members are still welcome. Snacks will be provided. That's Prevention Club this Thursday!

Attention Sophomores interested in careers in healthcare: The Community Healthcare Career Academy is a multi-week experience designed to give 10th grade students a preview of a career in nursing. A total of 20 students from Dist. #186 will be selected. Come to a brown bag (bring your lunch with you) session in Room 150 (Guidance Conference Room) on either lunch shift today and learn more about this opportunity.

Hey JSA, we will be having a meeting tomorrow after school in Mr Lightfoots room, 330.
Do you have opinions about the Springfield High School building plans? Enjoy reminiscing in the history and character of this school? Looking forward to a brand new, state of the art facility? Come share your thoughts in the debate, Resolved, that Springfield High School should be rebuilt on a new location. See Alicia Pettys or Mr Lightfoot by Wednesday if you are interested in being a main speaker for either side.

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 Thursday, January 22. New members are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a short meeting for all girls interested in playing softball today after school in room 356. Lady Senator basketball players should not attend.

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 go on sale in the Main office starting Tuesday, January 20. Tickets for each night are available for $4 a ticket, tickets will be $5 at the door. Scarlet Line Poms perform Thursday, the Senators band perform Friday, and SHS tips off at 8:30 Thursday night, 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! Thursday, January 22 we will have a pep assembly to kick off the City Tourney frenzy 6th hour and get you pumped up!

The Lady Senator basketball team jumped out to an early lead and beat Jacksonville 76 to 48. Senior Megan Pence led SHS in scoring with a career-high 30 points. Zahna Medley chipped in with 15 points and Kasi and Kelly Korza each scored 10. Next up for SHS is a home game on Saturday against Granite City. Good job ladies.