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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 16, 2011

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The following colleges or recruiters will be here on these dates:
Today Illinois College 2:00
March 17 Air Force, lunch
March 21 LLCC Lunch
March 24 SIU-E Lunch
Lunch visits do not require a pass. All scheduled times do need a pass from Guidance or from Mrs. Povse.

SENIORS HEADED TO UNIV. OF ILLINOIS,URBANA: The Lincolnland Illini Club is offering a $750 tuition scholarship essay contest. The 200 word essay is your interpretation of the phrase "Why U of I?" Applications available from Mrs. Povse. Deadline is May 11.

Mrs. Povse has added a new link under Guidance on the SHS website called "Special Programs". Check it out.

Juniors or Seniors interested in becoming teachers: The Project Midstate Student Support at the University of Illinois, Springfield is now accepting applicants to the program which assists students who want to teach in the Springfield or Decatur public schools. Financial help is available for students in this program. See Mrs. Povse for details and an application. Deadline is March 31.

SENIORS: As you receive your acceptances from colleges and universities please let Mr. Crum or Mrs. Povse know of any scholarships you have been awarded. We have a list started in Mrs. Povse's office. Later in the spring we will post this publicly so that all of our students may see how well you have done.

Lincoln Land Community College is offering a new Surgical Technology Certificate and Degree Program beginning this summer. An informational meeting will be held March 15th at 5:30p.m. in the Stephens Room in Menard Hall for those interested.

Senior Artists: The Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarships of $1000 and $500 are now available. 6-10 photos of artwork done during high school and a letter of recommendation from an art teacher. Postmark by April 30. See Mrs. Povse for application.

Seniors: The Springfield Civic Garden Club is offering a $1000 to a student pursuing a degree in an environmentally related field. Deadline is May 1. See Mrs. Povse for application.

Bradley University is offering summer speed reading programs for students to be held at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Contact information is on a flyer in the Guidance Office.

The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for Outstanding Community Service Award now through 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The Junior League of Springfield, Inc. (JLS) would like to recognize one high school junior (female) who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to community service. We will recognize one winner from each of the area high schools. One winner will then be selected to win a $500 scholarship award. All completed applications should be mailed, emailed, faxed or dropped off by March 23, 2011 to:
Junior League of Springfield
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Fax: 217-544-6557
Email: Britta_Brackney@hotmail.com
For more information, please call the JLS office at 217-544-5557 or email Britta_Brackney@hotmail.com.

REMINDER: Students applying for the Nursing Academy need to get the applications to Mrs. Povse by the end of the day this Thursday, March 17.

New scholarships: Catholic female leaders, the DCCW scholarship is now available. Four $500 awards to girls who can show leadership in their parish, school and community.
African American males: The TaRonn Wright scholarship for those attending a Historically Black College or University.
See Mrs. Povse for applications.

Join the Environmental Club by Choosing to Reuse. The Environmental Club is selling reusable lunch totes from the company Thirty-One. Choose from three different sizes and many different patterns and colors. See a member of the Environmental Club or Ms. Vander Leest in Room 510. Remember---CHOOSE TO REUSE!!!

SHS Trivia Night is Friday, March 25, 2011. Win a share of $1,000 in prize money, to be awarded to your favorite SHS sport, club or organization. Doors open 6p ~ Trivia at 7PM. Up to 10 players, includes food, soda and fun! The cost is $150 per table. Registration sheets are available on the SHS website or pick up one in the main office.

Current Senior NHS members: mandatory NHS meeting today will be rescheduled.

New NHS inductees: please meet Friday after school in the library for your first NHS meeting. In the event you cannot make the meeting, previous arrangements need to made with Ms. Hubbard or Mrs. Ruedin.

Next year SHS will be offering classes in guitar and piano. Please see your guidance person if you are interested. If you have any questions please talk to Ms. Elmore or Mrs. Goldberg.

Attention: dessert lovers: The Senior Class of 2011 will be having a MEGA bake sale today in the commons at lunch. Items are 50 cents each. Come satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious homemade goodie!!

The Class of 2014 will be selling St. Patrick's Day cupcakes on Friday, March 18th in the commons. One cupcake will cost $1.00. Thank-you for supporting the freshman class!! Also, Class of 2014 t-shirt designs are here! Freshmen will be receiving order forms in their homerooms this Wednesday. Please fill these out and return them as soon as possible. A table will be set up IN THE COMMONS for returning the forms on Fri., March 18th AND March 21st-25th. Forms may also be turned in to Mrs. Yoggerst's mailbox or Room 169 (Student Support Office). All forms must be turned in by Friday, the 25th.

ATTENTION ALL SHS STUDENTS and STAFF: Be a Senator has a great opportunity for raising money for Springfield High. For every yellow cap we collect from PEPSI products, we receive 5 CENTS. We need your help. Please place all YELLOW CAPS in the white Pepsi barrels in the commons. We will be collecting the caps until April 30. Thanks for your help!

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

Chess Club will meet Tuesday after school in room 222.

LIT CLUB meeting today, Wednesday, after school in room 362. YEAH!