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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015

Good morning Springfield High! Today is Wednesday, February 11, 2015 where successful Senators are appropriate: they use appropriate language, tone and volume and follow the school dress code. Thank you for Being A Senator!

SENIORS: If you contributed to the community in a meaningful way through volunteer work (within the last 12 months) helping people NOT related to you, see Mrs. Povse for a possible scholarship opportunity through Kohl's.

Juniors and undecided seniors: It is time once again for the College and Military recruiters to visit. Check the list outside Mrs. Povse's office or in the glass case outside of Guidance. Passes are needed for presentations held during a class period. Get a pass in Guidance or from Mrs. Povse.
Feb. 12 12:52 Quincy University
Feb. 18 lunch Univ. of Illlinois-Springfield
Feb. 24 lunch Mac Murray, Jacksonville
Feb. 26 lunch NAVY, with a special guest
The following scholarships are now available on the database: Orthopedic Center of IL and Springfield Noon Lions for health-related fields; Sherel Nutt Springfield Lakeshore Improvement essay contest; Lincoln Land Community College; Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and many more.

Seniors interested in education or education-related fields: The Illinois PTA Lillian Glover scholarship is due February 15. If you plan a career as a teacher, school nurse, school psychologist or social worker, librarian, speech pathologist, etc. hurry and apply.

Juniors-FREE ACT EXAM here at Springfield HS on Mar 3rd & 4th. Everything, including pre-registration, will be done here at SHS so no need for you to do anything but make sure you are here at school on Mar 3rd & 4th and plan Dr. appointments for other days. TEACHERS-ACT details will continue to be emailed.

JUNIORS-The Sangamon CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) Program is a year long class that allows high school seniors to experience the entrepreneurial challenges & rewards of running a business. Business owners share their knowledge & experience with students who then utilize what they learn to create a real business with real money, including branding & logos, business & marketing plans, etc. which they present to bankers, and then exhibit in a trade show at the end of the spring semester. The informational meeting is tomorrow Thursday, February 12; 5:30 to 6:15 pm at University of Illinois-Springfield Brookens Auditorium. The event is open to all Sangamon County juniors in high school and their parents. Please attend to learn more about this exciting entrepreneurship program for high school students. No R.S.V.P. is necessary. Please see Mr. Williams if you have questions.

Juniors-FREE ACT EXAM here at Springfield HS on Mar 3rd & 4th. Everything, including pre-registration, will be done here at SHS so no need for you to do anything but make sure you are here at school on Mar 3rd & 4th and plan Dr. appointments for other days. TEACHERS-ACT details will continue to be emailed.

The Public Information Sessions for Springfield Area high school students interested in applying for the Sister Cities Association of Springfield (SCAS) student exchange in Ashikaga, Japan will be held Wednesday, February 18. The session will be at 7:00 PM in the Christ the King Parish Center, 1930 Barberry, Springfield (behind the school, next to the Church). Interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend one of the sessions, if possible. Applications for the June 19-29, 2015 delegation will be available at the sessions. Applications are open to all Springfield-area high school students (current 8th graders thru current high school seniors). February 28, 2015 is the application deadline. Springfield has been a Sister City to Ashikaga, Japan since 1990 and has been sponsoring student exchanges for 25 years. The 11-day exchange is a total immersion experience, including living with a Japanese family and attending school. Families unable to attend the information sessions may contact SCAS Ashikaga Committee Chair Carol Zerkle at SCASILINC@aol.com or 217-622-4622 for information and an application packet.

Show that someone special you care by purchasing a Valentine Carnation. Valentine carnations will be sold before school and during both lunch shifts in the commons. Flowers will be delivered on Friday, Feb 13. Cost is $1 per flower.

Students, Please participate in the Maya Angelou Essay and Poster Contests. For more info, see the posters in the hallways or Mrs. Eslahi in room 254.

Read for a Lifetime Participants please turn in your reporting form by Friday, Feb. 13 to Mrs. Dahmane. If you didn't get a reporting form see Mrs. Dahmane in the library right away.

Do you want to be part of the newspaper family? Are you interested in writing articles, taking pictures, and publishing newspapers? If yes, you must complete an application to be considered for enrollment in the newspaper class for next year. Just because you told your guidance counselor you wanted to take this class, you will not be scheduled unless you apply and get accepted. Applications can be picked up from Ms. Negele in room 362 and MUST BE returned by February 20th.

Are you interested in having fun while raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters? Well then, sign up & get more info this week at the Do Something Club table in the Commons, during lunch time. You can be a team captain & form a team to get Free prizes, Free Bowliing, & Free Food. If you have questions, please see Makeyla McKinney or Katie Rearden.

Attention Seniors. Voting for your 2015 Prom Court will take place this Friday. We will be voting on-line this year. The ballot will be on Mrs. Myer's webpage starting at 6:30am Friday and will remain open until 8 pm Friday. You may also vote on the school website from 8:30am until 8pm Friday. Computers will be available in the Commons during both lunch shifts if you don't have access to the webpage. Please vote for only 8 senior girls and 8 senior boys or your ballot will be deleted. Only seniors may vote. See Mrs. Pence or Mrs. Myers if you have any questions.

Attention Baseball Players- This is a reminder that you MUST have a current physical on file in addition to the blue permit card in order to try out. Your physical must have been done in the last calendar year in order to participate.

SHS wrestling placed second at the regional wrestling tournament hosted by our school. We placed second as a team and we are sending 6 wrestlers to Sectional.
106 Dalton Kinison Champ
113 Noah Siltman Third
126 Brayton Lynch Champ
145 Peyton West Champ
160 Maki Hill Third
285 Alex Gelber Champ

IN Session showchoir members: Just a reminder that we have rehearsal this week, Thursday, February 12th from 6pm-8pm. Next week there is a MANDATORY rehearsal on Monday, February 16th in the choir room with Mr. Kaplan from 6pm-8:30pm in preparation for the next competition. Please make sure you are there.

CONGRATULATIONS to the HAIRSPRAY CAST! We are all excited to welcome the largest SHS cast in history to the stage on May 1st through May 3rd. It’s time to get started. There is a MANDATORY Cast/Cast Parent Meeting on Thursday evening, February 12th at 7:30 pm in the SHS Schnirring Auditorium. Please note this change in time from the piece of paper you were given at tryouts. See you soon!