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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, November 13, 2012 where successful Senators are productive; they participate in class, complete the work, and turn in the work. Thank you for Being A Senator!

College Recruiter visits for Nov. are:
Today Drake University 8:30, Augustana
Nov. 15 Western Illinois University, 10:25, Army at lunch, Navy ROTC presentation 12:40
Nov. 19 Cadet Laurel Neposchlan, a 2011 graduate of SHS, will be in the Commons during lunch to talk about the United States Military Academy at West Point. Stop by her table. A representative from the Marines will also be here.
Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend the presentations that occur during class times.

Seniors interested in being a Senate Page need to pick up a sign-up sheet in the Guidance Office. They are due back by November 13th. Interviews will be held in December.

The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Illinois scholarship is now available to students with financial need. Application at www.ioof-il-org

Seniors interested in teaching: the Leroy and Rachel Cantrall Scholarship, paper application, is now available from Mrs. Povse.

The following scholarships are available: Polly Roesch vocal music major; the Skelton scholarship which is based on economic need; and the Davey Scholarship loan. See Mrs. Povse for these applications.

Juniors and Seniors: The next college bus trip will be to Western Illinois University, Macomb, on Thursday, December 6. Permission slips are available from Mrs. Povse or in the Guidance Office. Permission slips will be due the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., Nov. 20, from 8:30am-2:30pm. 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. 19. Teachers & Staff do not need to sign up, you can report to the auditorium at your convenience. Please donate. Mrs. Fisher, in the Main Office, is LIVING Proof that blood donations SAVE LIVES! She received 3 units of blood through two life-saving transfusions! Any questions-please see Mr. Williams.

Attention all Students! The German Club Advent Calendars are here! Each them contains fine German chocolate. If you would like to buy one or more for $4 a piece, please talk to a German student or come to room 250. Thanks for supporting German Club!

Jostens will be here on Thursday, November 15th during lunch time to take orders for graduation items. Please bring deposit and completed forms.

Junior Class of 2014: Class apparel is finally in! If you placed an order come pick up your items today after school in Mrs. Taft's room 252!

AVID Club meeting Today after school in Mr. Kyes room.

Attention German Club! We will have a meeting in the commons after school on Wednesday. We will talk about out Club t-shirt, the Advent Calendars, and our Christmas Party. Please make sure you attend this meeting.

The United Way campaign at SHS has officially begun. We are looking for the class during first hour that can raise the most money to help our school raise money for a worthy cause. So bring in your extra change you have, we will send representatives to your 1st hour class each day to collect any or your loose change. This campaign drive will last until November 20th. The class raises the most money will win a donut party to celebrate.

There is a FCA meeting on Tonight at 7 PM in Mr. Nesbit’s room, room 266. Remember to bring your shoeboxes or supplies to pack them in.

Congratulations to the Speech & Acting Team for competing in their first tournament of the season. Our own Jakob Hankins was the JV Champion in Humorous Interpretation. Onsi Kamel was the Varsity Champion in Informative Speaking. Way to go team. There is a meeting right after school in Ms. Negele’s room. And, DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR CINNABON’S ORDERED.

Greetings National honor society members. Our next meeting is this week, Thursday, in the library. The meeting will begin promptly at 3:30.

The 2nd annual Holiday Spirit Wear sale will be Saturday, December 8th from 9:00-noon in the annex at SHS. The latest spirit wear styles and novelties will be available to purchase along with discounted spirit wear from previous years. Free gift wrapping will also be offered. Come on out and support the SHS Booster Club while getting that holiday shopping done. See you there!!

NHS members and ANY student interested in earning service hours, 6 students are needed to help box and distribute food for Midwest Mission Distribution Center on November 17. Please consider this opportunity as the organization is short volunteers. See Mrs. Ruedin, room 360, for information.

If you are wondering why many students and staff members are not shaving these past two weeks, there is a reason. Three years ago we started No Shave November here at Springfield High to help continue the work of Breast Cancer Awareness month and to draw attention to the other forms of cancer affecting those around us. We have asked for donations throughout the entire month that will be given to the American Cancer Society. These donations can come in the amount of money saved from not buying shaving cream or razors, a pledge for the number of days not shaving, to a flat donation. Over the last three years we have collected and donated over $6,000 to various organizations. If you are interested in donating or collecting donations, please come by and see Mr. Lightfoot or Mr. Telger sometime to donate or take a pledge sheet. If you want to let your facial hair grow out and not get hassled by your mom, at least this month you can say it is to raise money for cancer awareness and research. Also, If you ordered a No Shave November t-shirt, they will be in on Wednesday. Be sure to stop by Mr. Stapleton's room with your $12 after school on Wednesday to pick up your shirt.

Congratulations to the girls swim team. They swam to their third state Sectional title on Saturday at Eisenhower Pool. The Senators broke three school records and are once again state bound. Congratulations to Annah Carney who qualified individually in the 200 and 100 free and Libby Opfer who qualified individually in the 100 free. The medley relay of Libby Opfer, Alex Carney, Megan Wilkey, and Natalie Knox broke a 12 year old school record just falling short of the state qualifying mark. The 200 free relay of Libby Opfer, Alex Carney, Megan Wilkey and Annah Carney broke the school record set just last year and swam under the state qualifying time. The 400 free relay of Libby Opfer, Madison Milling, Natalie Knox and Annah Carney also broke the school record they set just last year and swam under the state qualifying time as well. Congratulations to all the girls who swam at sectionals and made the three-peat a reality. Best of the luck to the girls as they head to the state finals Thursday in Evanston