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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Announcements 9/13

September 13, 2018

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, September 13, 2018

Students must have a pass from their teacher to leave the cafeteria or commons during lunch. Please see Dr. Leardi with any questions.

The expectation at SHS is that when the 8:15 am bell rings and you leave the commons or cafeteria your cell phone and/or earbuds need to be put away and out of sight.

Ninth grade students who are interested in applying for the P4 physicians preparatory pipeline program need to stop by the guidance office to pick the application information sheet.   The application deadline is September 25th.

Senior Photo Information - Seniors and early graduates are required to have their official picture taken by Grussenmeyer’s Photography.  The photo must be taken by December 15, 2018.  Grussenmeyer’s is located at 41 Pinehurst drive, 787-6688 and requires a $15 sitting fee with no pressure to make additional purchases.  This year, we encourage all seniors to have their portrait taken at school.  Grussenmeyer’s will be at SHS for senior pictures on:

Wednesday, September 19th from 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, September 21st from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (no school for students that day)
Friday, October 26th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (no school for students that day)

Seniors may also call Grussenmeyer’s at 787-6688 to arrange custom sittings or another time and date that works with their schedule.

Any junior or senior interested in being a High School Student Poll Worker for election day, please see Mr. Kyes in the guidance office for an application. 

WWII is currently raging in room 328, if you want to participate in the carnage and mayhem join the Historical Game Club. We meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during A and B lunches. We play Risk, Axis and Allies, Stratego, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and even Uno. Everyone is welcome if they want to play a game.

The 2018-2019 Capitoline Yearbook is on sale now in room 254 at a cost of $60 each.  To order yours, bring your check, money order or cash to room 254.  In January, the cost for each will be $70.  Seniors the cost to put your baby pictures in this year's yearbook is $10.  Bring your pictures and the $10 fees to room 254.   Also, Senior Superlatives' Nomination Forms are due to Tayli Shekleton or Mrs. Eslahi by October 1.

Any student interested in Art Club are invited to come to room 233 after school today from 3:30-4:30 to hear what it’s all about.  Hope to see you there!

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!!  Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tuesday, September 18th, 8:30 am-2:00 pm, in the Auditorium. Students aged 16 must have a signed parental consent form. You must sign up during lunch in the Commons, and before school or after school in the Guidance Office by 3:30 pm on Friday. September 14th. Please sign-up ASAP because once the form is filled, you will not be able to sign up. Teachers & Staff do not need to sign up, you can report to the Auditorium at your convenience. Blood donations SAVE LIVES!  Any questions please see Mr. Williams.

Achtung German Club! This is the last week that you can sign up for German Club. Please turn in the sign-up form and the membership fee of $5 to Herrn Koeppel in room 250 by Friday, September 14th.

Attention Juniors and Seniors Colleges and programs are starting to come in for visits, this week we have St. Mary's College today 6th Hour. If you are interested in any of these recruiters and their presentations, sign up outside of Mr. Kramer's office - 153 A. Check the college visits calendar and Mr. Kramer to see upcoming visits. 

Calling all rebels and alliance members - the first Star Wars meeting of the school year is today.  Wookies are welcome, but droids must stay outside.  Meet in the library after school today. 

Parents - For a small fee, you can pay lab/course fees, student service fees and meal tickets on-line.

Attention all seniors interested in powderpuff.  Ask a class officer for a t-shirt order form or grab one from outside the main office.  Th form and money is due back this Friday.

Any junior or senior interested in joining the Mayor's Youth Council, please see Mr. Kyes in the guidance office for an application. 

Atención Spanish Club! The Kick-off Fiesta is this Friday. If you are interested in attending, please speak with Señor Reichert, Señora Armstrong, or Señora Hopper for details. We hope to see you there!

Any student interested in Scholastic Bowl should meet Coach Teichman in room 510 today, Sept 13 at 3:20 for first round tryouts. Contact Teichman if you cannot attend but still want to participate.  A parent meeting will be held on September 13 at 5:30 in the Library for Scholastic Bowl. Parents may email Coach if they cannot attend.

GSA will meet in Mrs. Eaton’s room 366 after school today. All are welcome.

For those of you interested in joining SHS’s Feminist Club, please join us in Ms. Moon’s room, room 364, on Thursday, Sept. 20th, right after school until 4:00.  We have lively discussions and are involved in our community!  All are welcome!!  

The Senator golf team is down 13 entering today’s final round of the City Tournament. Last night at Panther Creek, Zach Richmond claimed medalist honors firing a three under par 33. Jack Zerfas shot a 40, Aaron Evans a 42, and Welkin Huelsman a 44.   Today’s final round tees off at Lincoln Greens at 3:00.

Seniors, a great opportunity is coming to SHS. On Tuesday September 18th from 6-7 PM members from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be here to go over everything FAFSA. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria and families are encouraged to come. Any questions, see Mr. Kramer.

Friday at Lanphier your varsity football team is looking to secure it’s 3rd consecutive Superintendents Cup with a win over the Lions. The trophy goes to the best public city school in football and SHS has won it the past 2 years. The student section showed its high pride last week by braving the rain and rocking the stands all night against Chatham. We need you again this week. Players will be dressed in all white for the game and we are asking the student section to show up for a Hamptons style all white party in the stands. Be loud, be proud, and come out and show your school pride at 7:00 Friday. 

Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!  

I 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.

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