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Morning Announcements for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009

Morning Announcements for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Juniors and Seniors: Check out the bulletin boards in the hallway outside of Guidance for college and scholarship-related information. Check the school website under Guidance for college representative dates and scholarship information.

The following college representatives will be visiting this month:
Today 1:45 Paul Mitchell, the School Normal, IL
Nov. 24 LUNCH Chicago State University

Update on the Engineering Academy! It has been postponed until January. Here are the new dates:
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb. 6
Students will be receiving a letter this week letting them know the new dates.

All tenth graders are to report to their testing rooms on Thursday, period 1, and Friday, periods 1 – 3. Bring sharpened pencils and a calculator.

Are you interested in a unique travel opportunity to Japan? Sister Cities Association of Springfield is now accepting applications for the 2010 Student Delegation. Come to one of the informational meetings
Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 PM at Christ the King Parish Center 1930 Barberry
Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30 PM at Lincoln Library Carnegie Room North

Does your child consistently excel in class? There is a pivotal meeting in Springfield, December 2nd at 6 PM at 801 N Rutledge, you should attend. An Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy representative will be present to discuss another choice at excellence for high school. Meet area IMSA parents who know what providing better educational opportunities for their kids is all about.

Attention Class of 2012: Tomorrow is the last day to order your sophomore class t-shirts and sweat pants. T-Shirts are $14 and sweatpants are $17. Orders will be taken in the commons during both lunch shifts. Payment is expected at the time of order. Any questions see Mrs, Davis in room 363 or Ms. Barkmeier in room 370.

Blood Drive on Monday, November 30th, from 9am - 2pm. Students & staff will have an opportunity to donate blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. Students must be 16 or older. Students aged 16 must have a parental consent form signed by a parent or guardian. The sign-up sheet, parental consent form, and information sheet can be found in the Guidance Office. You can sign up during lunch, before school, or after school, and everyone must sign up by 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 25th. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

The yearbook staff is looking for candid pictures for the fresh, soph, junior and senior sections of the yearbook. Please submit pictures to Mrs. Devlin’s mailbox or email them to her ASAP.

Mrs. Povse is looking for students who would like to attend a Pathways to Your Future presentation at Lincoln Land Community College on January 7 from 9:45-12:45. This presentation is geared to career areas that you may be interested in. Stop by Guidance to get a Career Interest Survey and a permission slip. The deadline for sign-up is November 25. Lunch is provided by LLCC.

The next college bus trip is to Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, on December 8. Stop by Guidance to get your permission slip.

Information on spring semester ACT Prep Classes from Better Test Scores can be found in the guidance office.

Attention Sophomores: Mr. Taylor and Mr. Schurman will be taking the first 60 students to sign up to the CACC open house. This open house is for students interested in attending CACC next year. Permission slips are available in Guidance office. The deadline is Friday November 20th.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Josten's will meet with the seniors during periods 2 and 5 to order caps and gowns. The seniors will go to their classes and wait to be called to the auditorium via the intercom. The 5th hour meeting will be for CACC students.

All those students performing for Springfield Idol must see Ms. Elmore today. Dress rehearsal will be Wed after school in the auditorium.

The Second Annual Springfield Idol Talent Show will be held in the SHS auditorium this Thursday at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Don't miss the chance to see some of our brightest stars perform and to vote for your favorite for the "People's Choice" award!

Hey, Hey, Hey! It’s time to clean out your closet and get rid of the clothes you no longer wear. The Class of 2012 is sponsoring a Next To New Exchange Sale. When you ask? After school on Thursday, November 19 from 3:30 – 5:30 in the commons. The cost is one dollar for admittance. Every item will be sold for only $2. Prices get reduced until eventually they are free. From now until November 19 donate your unloved clothes, jewelry, and book. No shoes. All donations may be given to Ms. Barkmeier in room 370 or Mrs. Davis in room 363. Oh, one more thing – Anyone who donates items to the sale will automatically register for a chance to win $50.

There will be a meeting immediately after school in the Commons area today for any boys interested in participating on the Swimming & Diving team. This will be a great chance to meet the coaches and find out how much fun the sport can be.

German Club and Spanish Club will be playing their annual Capture-the-Flag game tonight. Both teams are hot for this event and will enjoy a pizza dinner together after the game.

Hello, Hello! There will be a meeting regarding Rally Against Childhood Cancer this Friday after school in Mr. Goff’s room in the science wing.

Yummy, yummy, yummy. The Class of 2012 will be selling delicious breadsticks from Pizza Hut on Thursday, November 19 in the commons during both lunch shifts. The cost is $2 for 3 breadsticks. Be sure to get them while supplies last.

Hey Hey JSA! We will be having a debate Wednesday in room 330 this week. Come for food and fun and bring your friends!

Student Council is having a winter clothes drive, Monday, November 16 - Wednesday, November 25. Bring all items to 1st hour and the winning 1st hour class will receive breakfast on December 1st. Items we accept coats, hats, gloves/mittens, shoes, new socks, and scarves. All items must be in good condition to count and all sizes are accepted!

Any senior interested in Susan B Chase scholarship, formerly known as the Bank One scholarship, must attend one of the meetings in the auditorium before school, during lunch or after school Tuesday, November 24. Packets and information will be handed out then. Any questions? See Ms. Maloney.