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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Monday, November 3, 2014 where successful Senators are respectful of self, others, and property! 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.
Nov. 4 8:30 Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Nov. 5 lunch Missouri Science and Tech, Rolla, MO
Nov. 7 lunch LLCC
Nov. 12 1:00 Missouri State, Springfield,MO
Nov. 18 9:30 Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia

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.

Do you have at least a 21 ACT (or potential to get that score if you haven't tested yet) and need money for college? On November 12th representatives from the U.S. Navy will present information on the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship during 7th hour. If you are interested please sign up with Mrs. Povse.

It’s time! Bragging rights are on the line for the coveted title of DODGEBALL CHAMPION! The Booster Club’s annual Dodgeball Tournament will be held Monday, November 10th at 7pm in the SHS gymnasium. (There is no school November 11th.) Team registration and waiver forms are available on the SHS website and in the school office. So start gathering up your team and scheming a crazy costume. May the best team win!

Looking for an exciting travel opportunity with many educational opportunities? Join Mr. Telger and his crew for a European excursion that will cover three European countries in ten days this June. We will visit Germany, Switzerland, and Italy during this trip, and see the many fascinating sites along the way. For more information... see Mr. Telger in room 312.

Class of 2016 - Apparel order forms are here. See Mr. Kramer in Room 326 or a class officer to get one. All orders need to be turned in to Mr. Kramer and will be due by Wednesday, November 12.

There will be an information meeting for anyone wanting to play boys basketball on Tuesday, November 4th at 3:30 in Coach Reed’s room 228.

¡¡Atención! The Spanish Club will be selling refrigerated tubs of cookie dough starting today through November 14th. The tubs start at $13. Varieties include chunky chocolate chip, m&m, sugar, peanut butter cup, monster and many more. Please see a member of the SHS Spanish Club or Mr. Reichert for questions. ¡Muchas gracias!

If you have not picked up your SMTD bus pass come to room 169 before school, after school or during both lunch shifts.

This Friday, November 7th, SHS students will stage a three-performance run of Oscar Wilde’s final play and masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Full of sparkling wit, provocative remarks and with satirical humor at every turn, this truly is one the most loved and enduringly popular plays of all time. The curtain opens Friday, November 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schnirring Auditorium. Saturday’s performance also begins at 7:30 p.m. and closing with Sunday’s performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens can be purchased by calling 525-3100 or at the door. All seating is general admission. At a refined bachelor flat trouble is brewing! “Earnest”, is a delirious farce in which two gentlemen, bored with the strictures of Victorian morality, take on the false identity of “Ernest” while wooing young women. Along the way, two young ladies fall in love with “Ernest,” resulting in a hilarious tangle of mistaken identities and sparkling wordplay. The additional interference of a fussy society matron complicates matters even further. Directing the production is senior Janna Schorfheide, with assistant director Kate Moranski. The SHS fall play has the long-standing tradition of being a student led production with the Spring Musical being announced on opening night. Hope to see you there!

Attention girl basketball players: Tryouts tonight from 5:30-8:00. Any questions see Coach Scheffler.

A correction to a previous announcement - any junior or senior interested in playing Varsity boys basketball should come to a meeting on Thursday in Coach Reed’s room. The meeting for freshmen and sophomores will go on as scheduled Tuesday after school. Any questions see Coach Reed.

Congratulations to the girls swimming and diving team on their 5th consecutive CS 8 title last Saturday at Eisenhower pool. The Senators swept 8 of the 11 events and beat second place SHG by over 20 points! Congratulations to freshman Elaina Porter for her second place finish in diving, Caitlyn Tierney for her first place finishes in the 200 and 100 free, Camryn Milling first in the 100 fly combining with Janie Sorenson for second place to go 1-2 in that event; Haley Rivera for her first place finish in the 500 free and Annah Carney for her conference record breaking swim in the 50 free and her first place finish in the 100 backstroke. The senators won the 200 medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay and went first and second in the 400 freestyle relay. The 400 freestyle relay of Camryn Milling, Ali Wilkey, Janie Sorenson and Annah Carney set a new conference record in that event as well. Congratulations to the entire team on such a fantastic accomplishment. Sectionals is November 15th in Edwardsville

The Cross Country team competed in the Sectional meet at Hickory Point Golf Club on Saturday. The Girls team finished 6th place out of 18 teams. Natalie Motor was the top placer for SHS. Natalie Motor and Aly Goff both qualified individually to the state meet. Great job girls! The Boys team finished 1st placed out of 18 teams. Heath Warren was the top placer for SHS. The Boys team qualified to the state meet. Great job!