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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements 10/19/17

October 19, 2017

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, October 19, 2017


Attention… All seniors that are going to sit for the DAR essay contest must have all required packet information returned to Mr. Schurman by the end of the day 10/23 — Students will sit for the essay on 10/25 form 2:00 - 4:00 in rm. 150 


Come join the fun at the Springfield MS Society Boo Run 5K.  It’s at Southward Park on Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m..  Registration begins at 9, everyone is welcome - all ages - in costume or not in costume.  Your participation and proceeds go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Run and help while having fun!  See Jacob Beaird for details!


"Hey hey hey JSA! Are you interested in debate? If so, then JSA is the perfect place for you! Our next meeting is this Thursday (October 19) TODAY in the library after school, and its $5 for anyone who wants to join. Everyone is welcome, and there will be snacks provided! Contact Ellie Thomson or Olivia Santos for more information." 


Attention juniors and seniors: Harris Stowe-State University, a Historically Black college in St. Louis will be at SHS on Friday, October 20th during 7th period. See Mrs. Lauer if you are interested in attending the presentation.


Attention Seniors: Mrs. Lauer and Victoria Jones from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be hosting a “College Changes Everything” Application Completion Day on Tuesday, October 31st in the Ghandi room. Student will have the opportunity to complete their college application with assistance available to ensure everything is done correctly! To sign up, see Mrs. Laurer in the post secondary office.


The capital area career center CACC will have an open house tonight from 5-7.  Students who are interested in attending CACC next year are encouraged to attend.


Are you interested in pursuing a law degree and would like to experience a mock trial in a courtroom?  The Illinois State Bar Association is going to host a mock trial competition for area high school students.  Students gain experience by portraying an attorney, defendant, plaintiff, or witness.  Please see Mrs. Gordy in the guidance office for more information if you are interested in participating in this event.  


Vamos Spanish Club: Join your amigos to watch the movie”The Book of Life” after school today in Room 116. Snacks and a good time are guaranteed. Nos vemos! (nose vaymose).


"Volleyball girls senior night is tonight at 7 o'clock! Come and bring a friend as they take on Champaign Central!"


Attention girl basketball players: there will be a short informational meeting Monday in room 264 regarding tryouts right after school. See coach Scheffler with any questions.


There will be a GSA meeting today after school. Please meet outside the auditorium.


Be A Senator will be passing out donuts for any student who had NO referrals and NO tardies for 1st quarter during both lunch shifts on Friday. Do you qualify? Check outside the Guidance office to see if your name is on the list!



The yearbook spring supplement is in now for all who bought last year's yearbook.  The yearbook staff will be in the Commons during both lunch shifts Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Stop by and pick up your copy.


Order your yearbook now in room 254.  Make your check or money order for $60 out to SHS, or you can pay cash.  In January, the cost rises to $70.


Seniors,  Call Grussenmeyer Photography at 7876688 to schedule to have your portrait taken.  If you want to have your baby picture in this year's Capitoline Yearbook, bring it and $10 to room 254.


SENIORS- November 15th will be a senior service day (the 9th - 11th grade will be doing a practice SAT test).  Seniors can volunteer, job shadow or visit colleges.  The permission forms will be in guidance, room 104, and must be signed and returned by November 9th in order for the senior day to count as activity.  Get your form, get it in!


Do you love yummy bagels?  How about warm soup on a cold, fall day?  If so, Panera is the place to go!  Please support the SHS class of 2020 today by grabbing a bite to eat at Panera on West White Oaks Drive between 4-8 P.M.  You must bring a flier with you, which can be picked up from the Main Office, Ms. Negele, Mrs. Taft, Mr. Kramer, or any 2020 class officer.  Thank you for your support!  The class and your tummy will thank you!


Last day for playoff shirts. Get your forms in to Ms. Negele, Mrs. Lauer, or Coach Gully by the end of the day if you want your shirt before the game next week.


Next Tuesday, Oct. 24, there will be an informational meeting about this year’s Fellowship of Student Athletes huddle in Mr. Lightfoot’s room, 330, after school. This will be an introductory and informational meeting only, so it will probably last only 15-20 minutes. If you are interested in FCA this year at Springfield High, please try to attend or talk to Mr. Lightfoot or Mr. Steinwart.


"Everyone come to Rochester Friday night at 7 for the football boys final regular season game! Wear your pajamas and be loud!"


                                              Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!

                                                                                        Pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.      

                                                                                         And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God,

                Indivisible with liberty and justice for all.


                                                                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MOMENT OF SILENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~