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Morning Announcements for Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13, 2010

Morning Announcements for Monday, September 13, 2010

Attention students: If you receive a school detention, it is important that you serve it by the date on the detention. If you do not serve it, you will be automatically assigned to in-house. If you have to go to in-house, it is important that you go to your locker to get your books and homework so that you have something to do while in in-house. You will NOT be allowed to leave in-house to go to your locker.

Students are now able to enter the school through the Annex at 7:45 am. Students will remain in the Annex until 8:15 when the bell rings to go to lockers. Students may still enter the building through the Commons. Students may remain in the Commons or go to the cafeteria for breakfast. All food and drink remains in the cafeteria at breakfast time. There will be no movement out of the cafeteria or out of the annex. If students choose to enter the building through the Annex, then they remain in the Annex until 8:15. If students choose to go to the cafeteria, then they remain in the cafeteria until the 8:15 bell rings. It is our hope that this alleviates some of the congestion in the morning. Parents may now drop off students at the Annex doors or at the Commons doors. Zero hour students will still use the SE entrance.

SENIORS: Check out the scholarships on the SHS website. Click on Guidance and then click on Scholarships. The most current are listed near the top. Check the deadlines as some are from last year and have not yet been updated.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The following colleges will have representatives here to speak with you about their schools. Get a pass from Guidance to attend these sessions:
Tues., Sept. 14 9:15 North Central, Naperville, 10:30 University of Chicago, LUNCH MacMurray College, Jacksonville
Thurs., Sept. 16 1:45 William Woods, Fulton, MO
Wed, Sept. 22 1:30 Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mon, Sept. 27 10:20 Illinois State University, Normal
Mon., Sept. 27 LUNCH Lincoln Land Community College
Tues, Sept. 28 8:45 Blackburn College, Carlinville
Wed, Sept. 29 LUNCH Drake University and University of Rochester, NY, 2:30 University of Rochester, NY
Thurs, Sept. 30 12:45 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
Thurs., Oct. 7 LUNCH A Quincy University

Are you interested in acting in "Noises Off", the Fall Play? Then come out and audition on September 21st or September 22nd in the Auditorium after school. Just prepare a monologue to perform in front of our staff. For more information, see flyers in the halls for more information. Hope to see you there!

Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking the PSAT test need to sign up in Mr. Crum’s office in the Guidance office. The test will be Wednesday, October 13th in the morning. There is a $15 fee to take the test. Juniors that score high enough may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program. The deadline to sign up is September 21st.

Attn: Students: If leggings or jeggings are worn - the shirt over them MUST BE MID-THIGH in length. If it is not, you will receive a dress code referral and be issued a detention.

Students who are interested in Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford: Admission representatives from these schools will be in Springfield on Wed., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. For additional information and to reserve your spot, go to

Senior Girls interested in Engineering: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana is hosting a free daylong event called Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue on Monday, Oct. 4. A welcome reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. Register by Sept. 24th at www.purdue.edu/wiep

Seniors interested in Miami University of Ohio: Miami is offering a fall all expense paid Bridges Program for selective academically ambitious high school seniors (3.0 GPA, top 25% of class) If you are interested in more information on this program see Mrs. Povse in Guidance.

Students who are interested in Notre Dame University: an informational program regarding admission to Notre Dame will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, IL.

Attention aspiring Rock Stars! Show case your Rock Band at the SHS Band Parent Assoc. 1st Annual Battle of the Bands, at Knights Action Park, Sunday, September 19th, from 4 to 7. Compete for the opportunity for your band to open for a national act at the Field House, and to hear your band's music played on The Rock 96.7 and your on -the-air interview. Log on to wcvs.com for details and Registration. Don't wait, spaces are limited.

Attention Juniors! Class of 2012! We will be taking t-shirt orders in the commons at lunch for both lunch shifts. T-shirts are $14. Orders will be taken today. Help support your class!

Lawrence Education Center has some evening classes for students 16 or older needing credits. The Registration Dates are
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 3:30-6pm
Thursday, September 16, 3:30-6pm
You must first see your Academy Assistant Principal for Pre-Registration.

Hey you! There will be a chess club meeting Tuesday in room 222. Chess Club room 222 tomorrow. See you there!

The Illinois representative from Vanderbilt University will be at Glenwood High School on Sept. 29 at 7:00p.m. to speak with students and parents about selective college admissions. Mark your calendars and attend.

Seniors! Haven’t gotten your picture taken for the yearbook yet? You’re in luck! Grussenmeyer has agreed to come to our school. Bring $15.00 for the sitting fee on September 28th and get your Senior picture taken in the auditorium. We want every Senior to make it into the yearbook Senior section this year! Sign up in front of the main office before September 28th.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., Sep. 21, from 9am.-2pm. Students aged 16 must have a signed parental consent form. You must sign up during lunch, before school, or after school in the Guidance Office by 3:30 pm on Monday, Sep. 20. Any questions-please see Mr. Williams.

Attention All Teachers who sponsor a club or organization! Information sheets for yearbook were mailed out and are due back Monday, September 20th. If your club or organization did not receive an information form, please see Mrs. Barkmeier or Ariana O’Keefe before Monday, September 20th. If you do not turn in an information form for your Club or Organization, they will not be featured in the 2010/2011 yearbook.

The girls golf team took 2nd place in a 14 team tournament at the Redbird Classic with a 371 team score. Andrea Ribelin took 4th as an individual with an 82. Becca Ramirez carded a 92. Alax Floyd shot a 95 and McKenzie McDermott added a 102. With tournament play the girls have a 31-4 record. Congrats ladies.

The Cross Country team competed in the Lanphier Invite on Saturday. The Varsity Girls finished 1st in the team standings with Kirby Hale leading the way with a 4th place finish. In the Girls’ JV race, Lauren Smith was the top placer for SHS. The Varsity Boys’ finished 1st in the team standings with Nick Moore leading the way with a 3rd place finish. William Butler was the overall winner in the Boys’ JV race. Amir Rasmussen was the top finisher in the Boys’ Freshmen race.