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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Friday, October 3, 2014

October 3, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Friday, October 3, 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.

Oct. 3 lunch Rockford University

Oct. 7 8:30 SIU-Carbondale

Oct. 9 8:30 McKendree University, Lebanon

9:25 Iowa Wesleyan, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

1:35 Bradley, Peoria

2:30 Knox College, Galesburg

Oct. 10 1:35 Washington University (Wash U), St. Louis

SENIORS: October is Illinois College Application Month. We challenge all seniors to get their college applications completed this month.

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

Senior Student Athletes: Apply for the Wendy's Heisman scholarship at WendysHeisman.com by Oct. 3.

Juniors & Seniors interested in attending the Capital Area Education/Career Fair at the Orr Building on the IL State Fair Grounds on Wednesday, October 8th should stop by the Guidance Office for a permission slip. Students will leave school at 12:08 pm, after 4th period. In order for this to be coded as an activity, students must have turned in a signed permission slip prior to the deadline, and check in with their assistant principal at the Orr Building. Signed permission slips are due by Tuesday, October 7th at 3:30 pm, no exceptions. Students will be responsible for making up any work missed due to this absence.

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is holding a Veterinarian Medicine Open House this Sunday, Oct. 5 from 1:00-4:00. Admission is free and no registration is necessary. If you are interested in becoming a vet this is a great opportunity. Visit vetmed.illinois.edu/openhouse for a list of exhibits.

SENIORS: If you plan to apply to Eastern Illinois University here's a way you can do it for FREE! The EIU admissions officer will be here on November 18th to do on-site admissions. You will need to get a paper application from Mrs. Povse, fill it out and turn it back in to her. She will set appointments on the 18th with Mr. Sanders. We will have your official transcripts with test scores ready as well. He will also notify you of scholarship eligibility on that day. Save the $30 application fee and sign up with Mrs. Povse now.

P4 Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program applications are due October 6. 9th grade students who are interested in a career in the medical field are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found on the district website or in the guidance office.

Sign up for the Read for a Lifetime program by Oct. 17 and get rewarded for reading the best new teen books of the year. See Mrs. Dahmane in the library for details.

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

Any student interested in wrestling - The new wrestling coach will be supervising weight lifting after school on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Weight lifting will begin approximately 3:40 p.m. and last until 5:00 p.m.

Best Buddies will meet Monday, Oct. 6 in Room 124 after school for our first planning meeting of the year. Please come to offer suggestions and join in. There are some great ideas for activities and fundraisers for this year. Get involved and come to our meeting.

Now's your chance to win a free yearbook! Every Friday in October there will be a raffle contest in the commons at lunch, where you can buy a ticket for $2. There will be 4 winners, one for each class. Don't forget!

Be A Senator is announcing the first acknowledgement for the year! Students who receive no dress code referrals, no cell phone referrals for the remainder of the quarter and have no suspensions and no unexcused absences will get a large slice of pizza at lunch. So, Be A Senator, follow the expectations, and get free food! Thank you for Being A Senator.

DO SOMETHING CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS: Are you interested in making a difference in your school & community? if so, get involved with the DO SOMETHING CLUB here at Springfield High School. There will be a DO SOMETHING CLUB Meeting, Monday, October 6, at 7pm in room 150 at Springfield High School. If you have any questions, please see Mary Delano or Mr. Williams.

High Pride shirts are in. Stop by Coach Reed’s room, room 228, to pick yours up.

Attention all gamers, comic book lovers, and Otakus, have you ever felt out of place, too geeky, or just not fit for regular people? If so, you should join Anime Club! Meetings are every Friday in the cafeteria. Congrats to Kyle & Jack for being elected President & Vice President and JT & Deko for Treasurer & Secretary.

Yesterday at the Lincoln Elks, the boys golf team finished third in the Central State Eight Conference tournament. Although their team score of 303 tied for the best of the day, the Senators placed third via the tiebreaker. Bailey Gill brought home medalist honors. The Little Fella was the only one under par, coming in with a 70. Sam Funderburg placed third with a 73. Austin Plumb fired a 79 and Jake Scott an 81.