Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, September 29, 2014 where successful Senators are focused, alert, on task, and engaged in the classroom. Thank you for Being A Senator!
Juniors and Seniors: College and military recruiters will be visiting SHS. Look at the schedule outside Mrs. Povse's office, room 153A or listen to the morning announcements to see if you are interested in attending. These schools will come once in the fall and then possibly again in the spring. If scheduled during a class period you must get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse to attend. If scheduled during lunch you do not need a pass. The representative will be at a table in the Commons.
Sept. 29 2:30 Illinois State University
Sept. 30 8:30 St. Louis University
9:30 Western Illinois University
lunch Hannibal La Grange
Senior Portraits, which WILL BE included in this year's yearbook, must be taken at Class Act Photography located 484 South Durkin Drive. Seniors should call them at 787-4947 to make their appointments for the portraits, which cost $15. To be included in this year's yearbook, the portraits must be taken no later than December 12, 2014.
SENIORS: The following scholarships are now available on the Scholarship Database: Sangamon Valley Mensa, an essay describing your career or academic goals, due Jan. 15 and the Horatio Alger for students with financial need who have exhibited perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, due October 25 and the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program for outstanding volunteerism, due Nov. 4.
Have you been called innovative, creative, or inspirational? Have you taken great ideas and made them a reality? Are your projects making a positive difference in your community? The Celebrating High School Innovators event will honor high school students across Illinois who have been able to meet current and emerging social needs through innovation in one of five areas: 1) Arts, Media, & Literature, 2) Business Entrepreneurship, 3) Food, Health & Nutrition, 4) Social Entrepreneurship, and 5) STEM. These are not necessarily the students with perfect test scores or a 4.0 GPA, but those whose curiosity, creativity, passion, and dedication have led them to change their communities and have inspired those around them to do the same. The 100 competition finalists will have their achievements recognized in a first-of-its-kind celebration at the University of Illinois, Click on the link for more info and how to apply! http://innovative100.engineering.illinois.edu
Please come by room 169 before school, during lunch or after school to pick up bus tickets.
Senior Student Athletes: Apply for the Wendy's Heisman scholarship at WendysHeisman.com by Oct. 3.
Avanti's is Coming! Avanti's is Coming! Order your Gondolas and Loaves of Bread NOW from any German student, German Club student or Herr Koeppel. ONLY $7 for a 16 inch Gondola or $3 for a 16-inch loaf of bread! Delivery date Thursday, October 16 in the Commons during both lunch shifts and until 4pm
Looking for an excellent adventure and great learning experience this summer? Join us this Monday, September 29th at 6:30 in the Commons for an informational meeting about a ten day excursion to Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. This is a chance for students and their parents to learn more about this great opportunity and ask any questions that you may have. If you cannot attend this short meeting and want more information, please stop by Mr. Telger's class in room 312.
Be A Senator will be selling hot, delicious Papa John's pizza on Thursday for $2 per slice. Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Thursday, Thursday, Thursday!
Thursday is Redemption Day! Take your SHLotto cards to the commons to redeem them or put them into the quarterly drawing for cash! Thank you for Being A Senator!
SHS is starting a fundraising campaign for United Way today. The United Way organization supports many agencies that help many different people with many different needs. Your first hour teacher will have an envelope for donations each day this week. Class with the most money collected at end of 1st week gets donuts & juice. The winning class will be announced next Monday. During the United Way Campaign, we will be having various spirit days. If you want to compete in the "best" spirit for the day, bring $1-$5 to Ms. Greco in the Guidance Office before the end of the day-not during class time-and have your picture taken. Voting will happen the next day using the pictures taken-each $.25 will get a vote for your favorite. The winner will get an edible prize. Tuesday is ugly earring/ugly tie contest. Wednesday is wear white spirit day. Thursday is the staff baby picture day-try to match the baby picture with the correct name. Friday is crazy hat day. Regular hats are not allowed - in order to wear a hat it must be totally crazy!
Auditions for Speech & Acting Team take place today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) after school in Ms. Negele’s room 362. All interested people should come. You will be given an audition time if you don’t have one already. Anyone interested in acting, speaking, current events, and radio should come out.
Saturday at Lincoln Greens, the boys golf team won their second straight Sangamon County championship in spectacular fashion. Sam Funderburg's 5 under par 67 took medalist honors, but was only one shot better than teammate Bailey Gill, who fired a career best 68. Austin Plumb shot a 77 and TJ Mathiot an 82, giving Springfield a 22 stroke win over runner-up Chatham Glenwood.
The Cross Country team would like to thank all the SHS Staff that helped at SHS Cross Country meet on Saturday. The Cross Country team competed in the SHS invite at Lincoln Park. Aly Goff was the top finisher for SHS in the Girls Varsity Race. Helen Pijffers was the top finisher for SHS in the Girls JV Race. The Varsity Boys placed 1st out of 23 teams. Heath Warren was the top placer for SHS. The Freshmen/Sophomore boys placed 1st out of 11 teams. Reece Koke top placer for SHS. In the Boys JV Race, Jack Moore placed first overall.
Congratulations to the SHS Volleyball team on defeating SHG in two games to capture the City title for the 6th year in a row. Thanks to the huge crowd who came out to support the girls. The team plays Belleville East away tomorrow.