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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, January 12

January 12, 2009

Morning Announcements for Monday, January 12

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

Today is the start of registration for Rally Against Childhood Cancer benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and continues through January 21st, which is next Wednesday. Learn more about Rally and how to register at the Rally Table during lunch! Register now to give hope to teens like you!

There will be an Environmental Club meeting today after school in Ms. Vander Leest's room. Everyone is welcome

Math Club will be holding its next meeting today. The meeting will be in Mrs. Pence's room, 210, after school. Remember Math Club meeting today.

Literature Club will be having its next meeting tomorrow. 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 tomorrow 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!

Kirby Hale was honored yesterday at a banquet held at the State Journal-Register auditorium. Kirby finished 2nd in voting for "Springfield's Road Runners High School Runner of the Year" Kirby received a trophy and a check for $300 for the Springfield High Cross Country Program. Congratulations Kirby Hale!

The Boys Swim Team competed in the Peoria Ram Relays last Saturday. The team was lead by A. J. Steiner and Jordan Troeger who were each on three winning relays. Also finishing on a winning relay were Bennett Stephens, Brad Walwer, Nick Zyznieuski, and David Merrill. The following swimmers were also on a relay that finished in the top five in their event: Ryan Motley, Spencer Chipman, Andrew Harless, Cory Heinemann, and John Witter. The Boys team finished second in the 12 team meet. Their next meet is this Saturday at Peoria Woodruff. Please be sure to come to Noodles on Tuesday from 4pm-9pm to help with the swim team fundraiser.

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

There will be a chess team meeting after school in Mr. Szabo's room. Everyone is welcomed to come.

The Scholastic Bowl team kept their winning streak intact on Saturday at the Macomb Rotary Tournament. The team won all 6 of its games to stretch their record to 29 and 0. Senior Carl Butt was named to his 4th straight all-tournament team and broke the school record for tossups in a season in the process. Carl now has 266 tossups this year, eclipsing the record of 249 set last season by Caitie Flynn. Carl is on pace to finish the season with more than 500. Next weekend the team travels north to defend their title at the Sterling Varsity Tournament.