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Springfield, IL 62704

Announcements 11/8

November 8, 2019

Good morning Springfield High! Today is November 8, 2019

Clarification for Seniors and Senior Parents - if you want to be in the yearbook you have two choices:  either get your picture taken at school with Lifetouch OR get your senior portraits done with Kari Bedford photography before November 15th. If you have any questions please call Dr. Leardi at 525-3100.

School picture retake date is November 18th.

Attention Students!!!  After school tutoring will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm in room 160.  If you have any questions please stop by the guidance office.

If you’d like to participate in the 2019 Women’s Leadership Essay Contest, any student can write a 500 word essay about who inspires you and turn it in before December 1st. See Leardi for details!

AP Exam signup has begun in the Guidance Office.  Each exam is $94 and the deadline to sign up and pay for each exam is today.  Any questions? See Mrs. Adeniji in 169.

Hey Students - you know those glass cases outside of the main office?  Do you have a hobby or collection that you want to display in the cases? You can showcase your stuff in there - see Leardi for details or ideas.

If you have any old iPods, iPod chargers, or overhead headphones, please donate them to Mr. Kramer's office in room 153A, today is the last day. All proceeds go to Music & Memory to help with the music therapy of Alzheimer's patients.

The Sign Language Club next meeting will be Monday, November 18th after school.

Attention Junior class - if you are interested in purchasing junior class of 2021 apparel you can get an order form from Mrs. Devlin or a class officer, Katie Milhiser, David Jian, Alfred Hoffman or Grace Batterman. Order Forms are also on the counter in the main office.

Time for another musical hint! BELIEVE IT OR NOT, the announcement of this year’s show is only 15 days away, I can’t wait for you all to find out and you can be one of the first to find out by coming to opening night of the Outsiders on November 22nd! Look for another clue next week, and let Mrs Pinter know if you have a guess as to what the show may be! 

The Sentators Hockey Team’s first home game is scheduled on Monday, November 18th at 7pm against Chatham at the Nelson Center in Springfield. Admission is $2.00 for students with an ID and $3.00.  Everyone is invited!!

The next blood drive is November 26th. See Mr. Covey in room 510 to signup to donate.  You must be at least 16 and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate.  9.5 million Americans donate blood each year.  An adult has approximately 10-12 pints of blood.  About 1 in 7 people entering the hospital need blood.  The blood center can produce up to 4 lifesaving products from 1 pint of whole blood.  More than 40,000 pints of donated blood are used each day in the US and Canada.  Cancer is the number one use of blood and blood products at 19%.  38% of the population is eligible to give blood, but less than 10% actually donate.  The US Food and Drug Administration regulates the blood supply and mandates that blood donors not be paid or receive any item “readily convertible to cash” in return for their donations. Only voluntary donations can be used for transfusion.

Join the SHS German American Partnership Program students Wednesday, November 13th, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Chipotle on Wabash Ave for their fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds from that night’s sales will go to support our SHS GAPP program. Make sure to show the cashiers the GAPP flyer when you dine in so GAPP receives credit for your purchase! The GAPP Chipotle fundraiser flyer can be located on the SHS website or you can contact a GAPP student for a copy. GAPP thanks you for your support.

As Senator basketball season is approaching, we are seeking support via advertisements in our new 2019-20 Senators Basketball memento book we are introducing this year. This book will feature a page for each senior athlete, as well as opportunities for family and friends to purchase additional spaces to highlight their athlete (Freshman - Junior) this upcoming season.  SHS students can purchase one and two-line “shoutouts” that will be placed throughout the book to encourage their favorite athletes.  Shoutouts can be purchased by teachers and students for $3.  Memento books will be sold for $10 each beginning at the first home game on December 5, 2019.  Order forms will be placed in the office.  Please attach your money along with the shoutout.  The last day to purchase your shoutout will be November 15th.  Please make checks payable to: SHS Boys Basketball program. Lisa Sloan or Dana Goodrum at lillisa719@gmail.com or Danagoodrum@gmail.com.

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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