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Morning Announcements for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, November 3, 2010

For all students interested in Engineering, a great opportunity is around the corner. The Illinois Department of Transportation is again offering a Saturday Academy for interested Springfield Public School high school students. This year students will use the TRAC design and construction module, a hands-on program that teaches students how to use math and science to solve real world problems in transportation and civil engineering. The program begins on Sat. Nov 6th and runs every Sat except Nov 27th until Dec 11th at the IDOT building on Dirksen Parkway. Contact Mr. Crum for applications

Lewis University is sponsoring a free Aviation Career Conference on Sat., Nov. 6 from 9-1:00. This is for students who are interested in aviation business, safety and security, aviation maintenance, air traffic control or being a pilot. Register at www.lewisu.edu/aviation

The following colleges will be here in the next 2 weeks, please obtain a pass from the guidance office no later than the day before to attend:
Nov. 3 9:00 Cornell College, Cornell, Iowa
Nov. 4 8:30 Missouri Science and Technology, Rolla
Nov. 9 LUNCH Air National Guard
Nov. 10 LUNCH Army National Guard
Nov. 16 10:17 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

SENIORS: Are you a former Camp Care-A-Lot attendee? If so, you could be eligible for a scholarship. Please see Mrs. Povse in Guidance to get your name on a list for potential scholarships.

SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS: The next in a series of financial aid meetings, "The Path to FAFSA" will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 6:30 in the Commons. This 45 minute presentation will help you to understand what happens when and after you file the FAFSA. The presenter is a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Seniors interested in Northern Illinois University: NIU is offering an application fee waiver to students who have not yet applied and who plan to attend the Nov. 11 Open House or who plan to visit before Dec. 1.

Columbia College in Chicago is holding Open House this Saturday, Nov. 6. Call or make an on-line reservation.

Many of the state universities are holding Open House on or around our Veteran's Day holiday. Check out the bulletin board outside the cafeteria for specific dates.

New scholarships: Check the Guidance/Scholarship database for the National Co-Op Scholarship Program,
The AXA Achievement Scholarship and the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers or see Mr. Crum or Mrs. Povse in Guidance.

Attention Spanish Club members: See a Spanish teacher today to order your Spanish Club t-shirt. Orders will be placed November 5th.

Spanish Club members! Permission slips for the November 6th wiener roast are available from the Spanish teachers. The permission slip and $2.00 fee must be returned to school by today.

SENIORS INTERESTED IN EDUCATION: The Illinois PTA scholarship is now available. Graduating seniors preparing to enter education or education-related fields and who are in the upper 33% of the class may apply. Deadline is Feb. 15. See Mr. Crum or Mrs. Povse in Guidance for an application.

All JV Cross Country runners should turn in their clean uniform this week after school to Coach Devlin.

Are you ready for some Dodge Ball? Back by popular demand, the Booster Club will host its 2nd annual Dodge Ball Tournament on Wednesday, November 10th, at 6 PM in the SHS gymnasium. Registration and waiver forms will be available this week at a sign up table during lunch. Forms are also available on the website or in the main office. Cost is $30 per team. A team consists of 6 – 8 players. Deadline to sign up is November 8th.

Our last blood drive we had 72 donors try, collected 64 units, and 37 first time donors! Blood donations save lives. Not more than 48 hours after our last blood drive, Mrs. Fisher in the main office received 3 units of blood through two lifesaving transfusions. Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 8:30am-2pm and receive a free t-shirt for donating. 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, Nov. 15. Any questions-please see Mr. Williams.

There will be a meeting after school on Thursday in Coach Reed’s room, room 128, for all prospective junior and senior boys interested in basketball, that are not participating in a fall sport.

High Pride shirts are in. Come to Coach Reed’s room to pick them up.

“It’s all about doors & sardines!” Noises off! directed by Allison Martsch, come see what all the farce is about November 12th & 13th at 7 PM and the 14th at 1 PM in the Schnirring Auditorium right here at SHS. Tickets are $7 and $5 for students and seniors. Come to opening night to hear this Spring’s musical announced. Hope to see you there!

German Club will be having a meeting in room 250 right after school today. We will be talking about t-shirts, advent calendars, and Christmas Party.

Be A Senator will be selling delicious, fresh Papa John's pizza tomorrow for $2 a slice. If you have a SHLotto card for a free slice of BAS pizza, you may redeem it then! Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow!

There will be a No Shave November meeting today after school in Mr. Telger's room. You can pick up your pledge forms and get info on t-shirts we will be ordering soon.

There will be a Chess Club meeting Tuesday, November 9th in room 222. Chess Club room 222 on Tuesday see you there!

Hey Hey JSA! We are having a meeting today. Come for food and fun and bring your friends!

Attention Juniors! The class of 2012 welcomes all Juniors for a meeting tomorrow in Mrs. Barkmeier’s room. We will be talking about our community project and other fundraisers. Snacks will be provided! Can’t wait to see you there!