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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Friday, January 24, 2014 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!

College Recruiters for January & February. Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend.
Jan. 28 3rd hour, library, LLCC application workshop

Jan. 30 8:45 Blackburn College, Carlinville
Feb. 4 LUNCH ITT Technical 
Feb. 6 LUNCH Benedictine, Springfield

SENIORS: It is FAFSA time. What does that mean? It means that for you to get FREE money for college or technical school you must fill out the FAFSA document online. Go to FAFSA.GOV, use your last year's tax information and then update it when you/your parents get this year's done. It is important to get this done ASAP if you want to get in line for the free money.

To get your attention and to help you learn what the letters F-A-F-S-A stand for, Mrs. Povse presents this challenge: Write your name on a piece of paper and the words Free Application for Federal Student Aid, of course the meaning of FAFSA. Put that paper in the envelope taped to Mrs. Povse's door Room 153 A). A drawing for $25 cash will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Males who are applying for FAFSA and who are 18 must also register with the Selective Service System. Go to sss.gov and register.

The scholarships managed by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln are now available on the scholarship database. These are both financial need based as well as merit or service based. All CFLL scholarships are due March 1.
Juniors and Seniors: The next college bus trips have been scheduled. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston will be on February 4. This is a short turn around time to get permission slips turned in by next Thursday, Jan. 30. Western Illinois University, Macomb will be on Feb. 20 with permission slips due by Feb. 13. Permission slips are in the Guidance Office or in the folder outside Mrs. Povse's office. Both trips will leave at 8:00a.m. and return by 3:15.

The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation scholarship is now available on the database or from Mrs. Povse. Deadline is March 3. This is also the application for the LLCC Honors Program.

The Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship for seniors who will be majoring in education is now available. Deadline is March 14. The Illinois Municipal Utilities Association and CWLP are partnering for a $500 scholarship essay contest. Deadline is March 7. These scholarship applications are on the database.

Seniors who signed up for the Lincoln Land Community College Admissions workshop third hour on Tuesday, Jan. 28 will receive their green pass during 1st or 2nd hour Tuesday morning. Take it to your third hour class, show the teacher so you are not marked absent and then report to the Library.

Mrs. Eslahi needs dancers for this year's Black History Program. If you can dance or can learn a "modern" dance, see her in room 254.

If you bought a 2013 Capitoline yearbook, your supplement is in. Stop by Mrs. Eslahi's room, 254, after school and get yours.

Groups, clubs and organizations will take their pictures on January 29th. See your advisor if you have questions.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. The annual Valentine Carnations sale is going on now. Show that someone special that you care by pre-ordering a carnation for them. Cost is $1 and students will be selling them before school and during both lunch shifts in the commons.

FREE T-SHIRTS FOR BLOOD DONORS!! Staff & Students 16 or older can donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center on Tue., January 28, 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, January 27. 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 Alina Parikh.

2013 Football Awards Night for Players and their Parents will be held Sunday, January 26th in the SHS Commons from 6:30-8pm. See Coach Luke for a sign-up sheet that is due by Friday, January 24th. You must have ended the year in good standing on the team to attend. If you do not turn in the sign up sheet you will not be allowed to attend. Again, see Coach Luke for a sign-up sheet.

Attention all boys not involved in a winter sport: The first day of Boys track practice for this Spring will be Monday January 27th after school. Athletes must have a current permit card on file in the main office, and an up to date physical to participate. Any questions or concerns please see Coach Cotner.

Last day to sign up for the 2nd Semester parking lotto is today. We have 14 spots available. Sign up in the Main office.

The weather outside is frightful and we want to make everyone inside stays safe and secure. While you are driving in this weather, or anytime, please remember - NO text is worth the risk, it can wait!! Did you know that texting and driving is the equivalent of driving intoxicated? Join Ford, IDOT and All State to bring "Operation Teen Safe Driving" to all teens. Take the pledge to never text and drive.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Cast of Legally Blonde! The Mandatory Cast Member/Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday evening (January 28th) at 8 pm in the SHS Schnirring Auditorium. Some cast members will be rehearsing Monday night and Tuesday night as well. Please check your email to find out which cast members are rehearsing Monday and Tuesday evenings. All cast members are required to be in the Auditorium Tuesday at 8 pm. The plan is to have a full rehearsal schedule available for Tuesday’s meeting.

The Lady Senator basketball team won their 20th game of the season by beating Chatham 55 to 40. SHS was led in scoring by Anika Webster with 15 points and Mel Bremhorst had 12. Next up is the City Tournament next Tuesday here at SHS.

Attention Baseball Players: There will be an open gym Sunday from 3 until 4:30. That's Sunday, open gym for baseball, 3-4:30 here at the school.

Any Scholastic Bowl players that are planning to go to Bloomington tomorrow need to see either coach Adkins or coach Lombard sometime today.