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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, January 14, 2013 where successful Senators are respectful of self, others, and property! Thank you for Being A Senator!

Juniors and Seniors: Permission slips for the next college bus trip, Eastern Illinois University, January 31st, are now available in the Guidance Office or on Mrs. Povse's door. Permission slips are due Jan. 17th.

SENIORS: If you and your parents missed the FAFSA meeting last Monday night, Zinch.com is offering you another opportunity for a FAFSA line-by-line webinar. TONIGHT at 6:00-7:00 PM at Zinch.com/webinar

SENIORS interested in majoring in education: The $500 Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship is now available. Deadline is March 8. Get an application from Mrs. Povse.

SENIORS: Benedictine University is offering a Preferred Visit Day on our Martin Luther King holiday, Jan. 21. You may select from 10:00, 2:00 or 6:00. Also on that day is a Financial Aid 101 presentation. RSVP on the Benedictine website, ben.edu

Attention: All Graduates who have had their Senior portrait taken at Grussenmeyer/Class Acts! Check the poster board outside the Main Office. If you had your photo taken BUT it is NOT on the poster board, please call the number on it by January 21!

Underclassmen Football players! Numbers & JV letters are in, stop by the Main office and pick your set up.

Attention 10th graders! If you have not taken Behind The Wheel, you NEED to see Ms Dvorak in room 128 to sign up ASAP!

There will be a GSA meeting in room 133B Wednesday, and remember members, your $10 dollars for t-shirts are due to Ms. Fox’s today.

Do you want to participate in the Sister Cities student exchange program to Ashikaga, Japan? Then come to an information session on January 16, January 30 or February 13 at 7:00 PM at Christ the King Parish Center.

Attention German Club! We will be showing the German movie “The Inheritors” in room 250 on Wednesday, January 16. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please see a German teacher for the parent-permission form. Hope to see you there!

Getting attacked by Zombies? Want to know what Abraham Lincoln really did? Come to Literature Club! We have a meeting this Wednesday, January 16 in room 406, Mrs. Koen’s room. See you there!

Mike Mullin, the author of Ashfall and Ashen Winter, will visit Springfield High on Jan. 28. There will be a book signing. Prices are $8.75 for Ashfall in paperback or $13.50 in hardback. Ashen Winter is $14.50. See Mrs. Dahmane if you wish to purchase copies in advance. Exact change is appreciated.

Congratulations to Bailey Hollinshead and Jacob Beauman who won the use of the Be A Senator Parking Spots for 3rd quarter. Please see Mrs. Fisher in the Main Office with your driver's license, proof of insurance, and car information to get the parking tags. Thank you for Being a Senator!

The Lady Senator basketball team used a strong 2nd quarter and went on to beat Granite City 67 to 34. SHS was led in scoring by Sloane Chapman and Ashton Williams each with 16 points. Next up for SHS is a game Thursday night at Chatham.

Speech & Acting Team had an awesome showing at the Chatham tournament this Saturday, placing 4th out of 15 schools. Congratulations to Spencer McDonald and Patrick Fitzgibbon for winning Humorous Duet Acting and to Onsi Kamel for winning Informative Speaking. Way to go team. Don’t forget we have a meeting right after school in Ms. Negele’s room.

The SHS Boys swimming and diving team placed second Saturday to Normal Community West. Sebastian Jennison swam a great 200 IM with a PR and then swam a fabulous 500 free. Tayt Niedernhofer also swam a PR in the 200 IM and Ryan Aguirre in the 100 free. Several "newbies" swam PRs in the 50 - Jake Freer, Matt Throop and Misha Levkovitch. Bryant McLafferty also swam a PR in the 50 and Atticus Teichman won the diving. And, Porter Peterson dropped 5 seconds off his 100 breaststroke. The boys have a HOME Meet on Thursday against Dunlap and O'Fallon at 4 PM.

Hey Hey JSA! We will be having a meeting this week about gun control. Come for food, fun, and bring your friends!

Tickets for Boys City Basketball Tourney go on sale Tomorrow in the Main office. Advance Tickets are $5. Door Tickets are $6.

Students, please remember that the Boys Basketball City Tournament this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center is a school function and all behavior guidelines will be enforced at all times during the City Tournament. Any inappropriate behavior displayed at the City Tournament will result in consequences that will be enforced by the administration of Springfield High. This included behavior inside the Convention Center, as well as adjacent to the facility.

In addition, we want to remind everyone that students are expected to wear clothing that does not include lewd, obscene, or vulgar language or representation of anything illegal. Large chains or wallet chains are not allowed. Caps may be worn but the bill must be facing forward.

No seating is allowed in the balcony.

Please remember that the Springfield Police Department will be wanding all spectators as they enter the Convention Center.

Students are prohibited from standing on the seats at any and all times. Students may be asked to leave the premises if they indicate an unwillingness to cooperate with security personnel. Anyone asked to leave may not return for any future games this weekend.

The second game will conclude at approximately 9:15 PM. Please make sure your ride, if needed, will pick you up at that time.

Most importantly, we hope you and your friends have fun and enjoy the City Tournament this weekend. The Tournament should prove to be very exciting, safe, and enjoyable for fans of all ages!