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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Friday, March 15, 2013 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!


JUNIORS and undecided SENIORS: Get signed up to hear the representatives from the following colleges:
TODAY: MacMurray College-and University of Illinois, Springfield at lunch in the commons
March 20- Blackburn College 8:30
March 21- LLCC- at lunch in the commons

The Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists are offering a $1000 and a $500 scholarship for art students. Applications are available from Mrs. Povse and are due by April 1.

SENIORS APPLYING FOR THE MCCOURTNEY SCHOLARSHIP: Please turn in your application and essay to Mrs. Povse no later than Wednesday, March 27 so we can complete our section and make the transcripts. The applications will be mailed together and insured.
Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is offering a $2500 scholarship to males with a 3.0 or higher GPA who are intellectually, morally, and physically capable of leadership. Applying does not obligate you to join this fraternity. Online at www.SigmaNuIllinois.com click on Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship. Deadline is May 22.

The Lincolnland Illini Club "Why U of I" essay contest/scholarship is now available.$1000, 200 words. Applications due May 17. See Mrs. Povse for application.

SENIORS : Mrs. Povse is taking a group of seniors to LLCC on Wed., March 27 from noon-2:00. The purpose of this visit is to familiarize potential students with Menard Hall, home to admissions, advising, placement testing and financial aid and to tour the Workforce Building which houses all the vocational/technical programs. Whether you plan to go to LLCC to get a certificate, an associates degree or to learn a skill this would be a good trip for you. Permission slips are on her door.

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.

The "All Academy Night" for students and parents interested in the military academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine, West Point, Naval or Coast Guard) will be held on April 23 at 7:00p.m. at Building P-48, Illinois Air National Guard base, Capital Airport. Reservations are required. E-mail brian.hodge1@ang.af.mil or call 757-1374 no later than April 16.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., March 26, 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, March 25. 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.

If you are interested in umpiring little league baseball games this summer, Kids First Sports organization is hiring. You can pick up an application in the guidance office or from Mrs. Devlin.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming all next week. Come up to the library and check it out or shop online. All profits go to the English Dept. to support classroom libraries.

Sophomores ��“ Josten’s will be back next Tuesday & Wednesday during lunch hours to receive your 2015 Class Ring Orders. Please bring your completed form & $60 deposit. Extra packets are in the Main & Guidance offices.

Students, if you are assigned a mega detention by an administrator or because of tardies, you need to serve the 1 1/2 hour detention as assigned. You are only allowed to serve the detention in segments with administrative permission.

The Student Council annual Senior Citizen’s dinner is Wednesday, March 20 and volunteers are needed. It is from after school to around 6:30 and this includes clean-up. If you’re interested you can sign up at the NHS board until Tuesday, March 19.

The Sister Cities Association of Springfield is sponsoring its 19th annual high school student delegation to Ashikaga, Japan June 7 to 17, 2013. As Sister Cities delegates, students will be official guests of our sister city, Ashikaga, stay in host families’ homes, meet with counterpart students and officials, and participate in a range of sightseeing and cultural experiences. Participating students can earn college credit through Lincoln Land Community College for a nominal fee. The application deadline is March 31, 2013. Applications are available in the main office and on the SCAS Facebook page. For more info, see Mrs. J. Williams (SHS permanent sub).

The IN Session Show choir will end their competition season this Saturday as the compete in the 1st annual “The EVENT” show choir competition held at Chatham-Glenwood High school. The group will be placed in the Junior Varsity Division, where they will compete again the Southeast High School “Sensations” Show choir and the Belleville East High school “Blue Revolution”. Top 6 groups out of 13 competiting on Saturday are eligible for finals! Please wish the performers, combo and crew members the best of luck! They will perform at 2:30pm in the Glenwood Auditorium. See below for more information:
"THE EVENT" will be held in the Glenwood High School auditorium, 1501 E. Plummer Blvd., Chatham. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each day. Children age five or younger are free. A full menu of dinner, lunch and snack items will be available in the GHS commons throughout the entire competition. 
Coordinated by the Glenwood Choral Boosters and Titan Fever Show Choir, the program will begin with a junior high competition Friday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Unisex choirs will compete Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, with the mixed high school show choirs competing 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The finalists will perform again from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with awards presented at 10 p.m. Titan Fever, Glenwood High School's award-winning show choir, will perform during "THE EVENT" on Friday, March 15 at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.