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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 17, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Thursday, January 17, 2013 where successful Senators are respectful of self, others, and property! Thank you for Being A Senator!

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

SENIORS: The following scholarships are now available from Mrs. Povse: Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Association, William E. McElroy Charitable Trust for males going into medical field, and the Helen and June Hamilton Teacher's Scholarship.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: Permission slips for the college bus trip to Illinois State University, Normal are now available from Mrs. Povse or in the Guidance Office. The trip is February 26 and permission slips are due Feb. 13th.

Permission slips for the Eastern Illinois University trip are due to Mrs. Povse at the end of the day today.

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.

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

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.

Tickets for Boys City Basketball Tourney are on sale in the Main office until 1 PM today. Advance Tickets are $5. Door Tickets are $6.

Calling all SHS Cats …Springfield High’s 2013 spring musical will be the area’s first high school staging of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s award-winning “CATS”. Audition music is available in the SHS Choir Room by talking to Mr. Kaplan.
You only need to come to one dance and one vocal audition on Tuesday, January 22 and callbacks will be on Wednesday, January 23. Please see Mr. Kaplan, the SHS Website or the flyers posted on the auditorium doors for times and details. We look forward to seeing MANY SHS CATS at auditions!

Class of 2016: Apparel orders are in! Stop by Mr. Kramer in Room 326 today at the start of lunch or after school. We have extras so if you are interested in buying more or you missed the first order come speak with Mr. Kramer.

Be A Senator off campus lunch will be January 23rd. Permission forms will be sent to those who qualified.

Hey Everyone- Papa John's will be sold in the Commons today during both lunch shifts. The money raised from selling will be used to purchase food for the Spirit of Giving during the city tournament. Don't forget to bring your cans and your money so we can win the award for giving the most.

Hey all students interested in FUN. Young Life is hosting an ALL NIGHT LOCK-OUT on Friday night, January 25th.Please go to Room 226 and get the sign-up forms from Mrs. Slater. Forms and money must be turned in by next WEDNESDAY, January 23. IT WILL BE A BLAST

Please join us for the 1st Annual Springfield High School Showchoir Send-Off which will feature our own SHS showchoir and the showchoirs of Southeast High school, Glenwood High school, Franklin Middle school and Grant Middle school on Wednesday, January 30th at 6pm in the Auditorium. Donations will be accepted for Admission at a suggested amount of $3 per person or $5 per family. There will be raffles, snacks, and great performances from some of the best Springfield Area Junior High and High School Showchoirs.

Remember, Thursday is SHLotto Redemption day. So get out the cards and redeem them in the commons.

The SPIRIT of GIVING is an important part of the City Tournament and this year we are teaming up with Southeast High School against Lanphier and SHG. We are asking that each of you bring canned goods to school or to the Convention Center. The team with the biggest volume of canned goods will win the Spirit of Giving award for this year. Please give all that you can as the total amount non-perishable canned goods will be donated to St Martin de Porres for distributing. Questions? Please see Will Smith or Ms Maloney. Let’s go for this award!

Students, please remember that the Boys Basketball City Tournament Tonight, tomorrow, 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!