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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Tuesday, February 26, 2013 where successful Senators are appropriate: they use appropriate language, tone and volume and follow the school dress code. Thank you for Being A Senator!

JUNIORS and undecided SENIORS: Get signed up to hear the representatives from the following colleges:
March 5 - SIU-Carbondale, 12:40
March 6- Lincoln College at lunch in the commons
March 7- University of Kentucky 9:25 (yeah, the Wildcats!) SIU-Edwardsville 10:20
March 15- MacMurray College-at lunch in the commons
March 20- Blackburn College 8:30
March 21- LLCC- at lunch in the commons

Illinois College, Jacksonville, only a half hour away, will be hosting the annual Illinois College Exploration Fair with over 50 colleges and universities on March 7 from 6:30-8:00p.m in the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center.

The Bernie Koch(Cook) Sr. Cosmetology Scholarship is now available. If you plan to attend the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts this scholarship will pay $1000. See Mrs. Povse for details.

The Lake Springfield Home Owner's Association Scholarship is now available. Write an essay on the topic "What Lake Springfield Means To Me".

SENIORS INTERESTED IN BENEDICTINE: Apply by March 1st to get the Sangamon County $500 award. It is automatic if you apply by March 1.

SENIORS: If you and your parents have not completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and you plan to go to college or tech school next year you must get it done by the end of the month. Most schools have a March 1 deadline for FAFSA completion. The colleges are contacting us and asking us to remind you to get it completed. Additionally, if you do not complete by March 1 the Illinois MAP money will be gone.

Be aware that March 1 is also a deadline for many of the scholarships currently available. Pay attention to deadlines and try to have your applications completed ahead of time especially if a transcript is required.

JUNIORS: To assist you in preparing for the Prairie State ACT in April a free online ACT prep class is being offered. Register at zinch.com/shmoop-prep This will be free only for the next one-three months so sign up soon and prepare to get a great score.

An ACT Prep Class is being offered at LLCC. Class offered on Tuesdays from March 5-April 9, from 6-8:00p.m. or on Wednesdays, March 6-April 10. The course is $125 and you can register at 786-2292.

Sophomores...March 13th is the annual career fair at LLCC. Please stop by guidance and pick up a permission slip. We will leave at 11:15 and return at 2 pm. Permission slips are to be returned to guidance by the end of the day March 11th.

Looking for summer employment? Kids First Sports, Inc is looking for Umpires for youth baseball games. You can pick up an application from the guidance office or Mrs. Devlin in room 121.

AP Tests AP Tests will be given of May 6-17. There is an $89 fee per test for the exams (made payable to Springfield High). If the student qualifies for free and/or reduced lunch, see Mr. Crum about partial fee waivers. To register, students need to come to the Guidance Office with the check/cash and sign up. The Springfield High deadline is March 22, 2013 for registering. More information is available at http://www.collegeboard.org/ and look under the AP section.

Avanti's is Coming, Avanti's is Coming!! Order your Avanti's Famous Gondola, only $7, or Avanti's Loaf of Bread, only $3, NOW from any German student, German Club student or from Herr Koeppel. Gondola's are Avanti's famous 16" sweeter bread with salami, ham, American cheese, and lettuce. YUM! Order yours now through Wednesday, March 6. Delivery is Thursday, March 14, during both lunch shifts and until 4 pm. Questions, contact Sabrena Campbell 691-5401.

Attention German Club! There will be an important meeting in the commons after school this Wednesday, February 27. We will be planning the upcoming International Dinner. If you are planning to come to the dinner, make sure you also come to the meeting.

Attention Literature Club! We will be having a meeting on Wednesday, February 27th in Mrs. Koen’s room 406. See you there!

Today & Tomorrow at lunch in the commons you can purchase Oreo truffles for $1 to support the Football team.

Attention Senators! Got Tardies? We want to reduce the number of tardies and truancies this quarter! The class with the greatest decrease in tardies/truancies for the quarter will win breakfast of a Mel-o-Cream donut, juice & fruit. Breakfast will be delivered during the 1st homeroom of 4th quarter. Currently, the freshmen have 59%, sophomores have 62%, juniors have 56%, and seniors have 62%. Remember, the class with the greatest percentage reduction wins!

The Boys swim team swam well at the State Swim meet on Friday and Saturday. Junior Brinton Wilkey went from 20th place to 8th in the 50 free to earn a swim in the finals on Saturday. He finished with a personal best time of 22.23 and 9th in the State. There is only 1 class in High School swimming, so Brinton has much to be proud of. The medley relay improved their school record, but finished 13th, just shy of swimming in the consolation finals on Saturday. Jake Hamill swam well in the 100 fly and 100 back, but was not able to advance to Saturday. The 400 Free relay improved their school record, moving from 34th to 22nd place, and Weston Stephens qualified for the YMCA National meet in his leadoff leg of the relay. Congrats to the swim team for a fabulous season!

Springfield high school show choir was name Grand Champion in their division and place 4th runner-up in finals over the weekend. Emma Howe was name best performer in a show at the Southeast High Sound Explosion show choir competition.

The Boys track and field team competed at the Normal West invite on Friday night. Top placers for SHS were: James Torgerson 2nd in the shot put; Malik Harrison 2nd in the 60 Dash. Event champions and meet record setters were: Malik Harrison in the 400, and the 4x8 relay team of David Sias, Heath Warren, Patrick Fitzgibbon, and Nathan Hoffman. The boys next compete Friday night at Illinois College in Jacksonville.

Congratulations Springfield High! This weekend the Scarlet Line competed at the Illinois Drill Team Association Regionals held at Highland High School. The team qualified for IDTA State competition to be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on March 16th.