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101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements 11/14/17

November 14, 2017

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, November 14, 2017

1. All 9, 10, 11 students will participate in a practice standardized test setting on Nov. 15. 

2. Please bring calculators and pencils to the testing room.

4. Look at the signs posted around the building for what room you are to report to.

5. Testing begins promptly at 8:24. Juniors will be dismissed after testing.  9th and 10th grade Students will report to 5, 6, 7 hours after lunch.

6. Phones, smartwatches, and all electronic devices will be collected. We advise all students to leave it in their lockers.

7. Freshman and Sophomore students should bring a book to read for the conclusion of the tests.

8. Water bottles are allowed in the test rooms. 


“¡Atención SHS! Spanish Club members will be selling delicious cookie dough until Friday, November 17th. Get your cookie dough before it’s too late! Spanish Club members, keep selling that cookie dough! For any questions, please speak to Mr. Reichert in room 260.”


 “Atención Spanish Club! We will be watching the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ in Spanish after school on Thursday, November 16th in room 260. All members are welcome. There will also be plenty of food, so come with an appetite.  Hope to see you there!”


Thank you to all of you who helped with the United Way campaign.  Sadly, we did not reach our goal of the students raising $1 per student and the staff matching or exceeding last years donations.  As an SHS student population we raised $141.42 or 10% of our goal.  We did have several students give $5 or $10 and a huge thank you goes out to you and the following volunteers who gave up their lunch time to collect the donations - Steven Boucher, Zaire Harris, Evan Skalicky, TW Wallace, Sarah Wagner, and Robert Williams. 20 % of the staff participated in the campaign and raised $2.331 for a total donation to United Way of $2472.42.  


Attention students interested in cosmetology: Paul Mitchell Cosmetology school in Normal, IL will be at SHS during both lunch shifts on Tuesday, November 21st. There is no need to sign up, simply visit the representatives during your lunch shift in the commons! See Mrs. Lauer in the post secondary office for details. 



The Lady Senator basketball team started out the season with a convincing win against East Peoria 65-25. Leading SHS in scoring was Maya Fetter with 16 points and TaMya Dumas and Abby Ratsch adding 10 each. Next up for SHS is 2 games on Saturday in Galesburg.


The girl’s swim and dive team competed in the IHSA Sectional this past Saturday. Sophomore Katie Bilinsky scored 3rd in the diving competition. The 200 Medley relay consisting of freshman Kayleigh Minder, Sophomore Grace Anders, Junior Healy Funderburg and Senior Clare Anders placed 4th in their heat and dropped over a second. Freshmen Maddie Sievers and Lili Tohme both took 4th in their heats of the 200 freestyle and posted personal records for the event. Sophomore Grace Anders and Senior Caitlin Zoschke both swam personal records and season-best times for their 50 yard freestyle races. Junior Healy Funderburg swam the 500 yard freestyle time with a personal and season-best record time by dropping over 14 seconds. Freshman Kayleigh Minder placed 3rd in her heat of the 100 backstroke and dropped over 4 seconds for a personal record. Senior Clare Anders placed 3rd in her heat of the 100 breaststroke and posted a season-best time. Sophomore Rhiannon Roberts placed 1st in her heat of the 100 breaststroke and dropped over 4 seconds. The 400 Freestyle relay consisting of Sophomore Grace Anders, Junior Healy Funderburg and Seniors Clare Anders and Caitlin Zoschke placed second in their heat and posted a season-best time. Congrats to all athletes on a successful season! 



"Are you interested in business and investing? The Springfield Legacy Investment Club is meeting this Wednesday, November 15th, from 7-8:30 pm in room 216. Anyone is welcome!"


Attention seniors: The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Capital Chapter Scholarship has been added to the scholarship database. It is a scholarship specific for those planning on majoring in engineering. Applicants must have a  Minimum 3.0 GPA and meet minimum requirements for SAT or ACT math & English. See the scholarship database or Mrs. Lauer in the post secondary office for questions and details! 


Class of 2019 is selling Skyzone tickets for an hour of bouncalicious  fun, only $10 dollars a discount from the usual price. Order tickets from Zoe Nielson, Sasha McDonald, Erin Gheen, and Jack Gremer . You have until December 1 and we only have 100 tickets


Attention students interested in nursing: Today, Dr. Charlene Aaron, Chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing, will be at SHS to present the different pathways and licensure to becoming a nurse during A and B lunches in room 150. Students can eat their lunch while she presents. See Mrs. Lauer in the post secondary office for details! 


Attention seniors: Please make sure you are checking the November college visit calendar online or outside the post secondary office. If you plan to attend school in town, University of Illinois at Springfield, will be at SHS next Thursday, November 9th and Lincoln Land will be here on Wednesday, November 29th. Sign up outside the post secondary office or see Mrs. Lauer for details! 


Attention SHS! Counting down the days until Christmas? Let German Club help you and sweeten up the long days of waiting. We are selling German Advent calendars filled with fine German chocolate for $4 each. If you would like to purchase one or more for you, your family or friends, please talk to a German Club student or to Herrn Koeppel in room 250. But hurry, there is only a limited number of calendars available.


Please bring your new gently used coats, hats, or gloves to donate to the students in need at Dubois Elementary School.  There will be a bin in front of the main office labeled "coat drive."  All donations are appreciated and will be accepted through November 17.  If you have any questions, please ask Will Reiser.  Thank you!


"Attention SHS, the time has come for this years city t-shirt ideas! Send all sketches to a student council officer, Troike, or Kramer by November 20th!"



                                              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.