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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, September 14, 2009

September 14, 2009

Morning Announcements for Monday, September 14, 2009

Do you need extra help with your classes, assignments or homework? Tutoring is available in the cafeteria every morning during zero hour and every day except Friday after school. Stop in and get the extra help you need to be successful in school.

Attention Students! Spanish Club is one of the biggest and most active clubs at SHS. If you’d like to join us, see a Spanish teacher today for a membership form. Forms and $6 are due by 3:30 PM tomorrow.

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.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS: The following college representatives will be in the building to meet with interested students.
Tomorrow University of Chicago 8:45
Lincoln Land Community College at lunch
Millikin 1:30
Augustana 2:00
Murray State 2:30
Sept. 16 Maryville 1:30
You need a pass to meet with representatives. Please get your pass from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance Office. This is a great opportunity to get information about the colleges in a small group setting where you can get your questions answered.

Attention all students: The Illinois Dept. of Transportation is holding its 3rd annual Career Fair, October 1 from 9:30-1:30 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The first 25 students who return permissions will be able to go. Lunch is provided by IDOT. This is a great opportunity to gain information about careers in the transportation industry. There will be hands-on activities, exhibits and heavy equipment demonstrations. If you are interested pick up a permission form from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance office. The permission forms need to be returned by tomorrow.

With the anticipated upcoming flu if you are truly ill PLEASE stay home for the day!! By going ahead and coming to school when you are ill you expose a lot of people to your germs. Please remember to have your parent/guardian call to excuse your absence.

Attention seniors interested in Washington University, St. Louis: Wash U is sponsoring a bus tour for high school seniors on Nov. 1 and 2. Once on campus you will be able to stay in a residence hall with a current student, attend classes, hear an admissions presentation and take a campus tour. Seating is limited so R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct. 9 by returning a reservation form, consent form and $25 registration fee. Get these forms from Mrs. Povse in the Guidance office.

Blood Drive on Monday, September 28th, 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 Friday, September 25th. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

Missing one gray graphic calculator that belongs to Mr. Stepney in study hall. Please return to him or place in his mailbox – No questions asked!

According to the American Cancer Society, Leukemia accounts for the most cancer deaths in children, comprising roughly a third of cancer deaths among boys and girls 0-14 years. Cancers of the brain/other nervous system are the second leading cause of cancer death in children 0-14. To help contribute toward cancer research the SHS Cheerleaders are hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society called “Cheer for a Cure.” The event will be held September 25th at the Varsity football game vs. Lanphier. Students & staff are asked to donate $1.00 to be donated towards cancer research. Next week during both lunch shifts “Cheer for a Cure” t-shirts will be on sale for $10.00. The t-shirts are to be worn to the event. Any questions ask Miss Povse

Senators! The 21st Century Afterschool Program will open its doors for students today in room 160. Hours of operation are 3:15 - 5:30, Monday - Thursday. Please come for a relaxed and focused place to study or to get help. Enrichment activities are provided daily to stimulate your mind and your senses! Snack is provided for those who stay! If you have any questions, please see Ms. Johnson, the Site Coordinator. We hope to see you there!!!

Hey Hey Springfield High! Homecoming is less than a month away. Elections for court nominations will be held on Thursday of this week. Juniors can nominate 2 girls and 2 boys for court and Seniors can nominate 8 girls and 8 boys. Think about who you want on your court and remember to vote at lunch on Thursday!

The Cross Country team competed in the Lanphier Invite on Saturday at Lincoln Park. In the Girls’ JV race – Sadie Shourd and Maggie Cornelius finished 1st & 2nd. The Varsity Girls team finished 2nd Jessica Larson, Madie Alexander, & Kirby Hale finished 5th, 6th, & 7th. In the Freshmen race – William Butler finished 2nd. In the Boys JV race – Jim Moore finished 1st place. The Varsity Boys finished 1st – Michael Simon and Tyler Pence finished 3rd & 4th place.

Attention German Club! We will be having a meeting in room 250 Wednesday night after school. We will be discussing our kick-off party this coming Saturday. So please attend this meeting.

The Germans are coming! Only two weeks remain until our German exchange students are arriving to stay with us for 3 weeks. You can see their faces and names on the GAPP bulletin board right outside room 250.

The boys golf team placed sixth out of 39 teams at the Mattoon Invitational last weekend. George Tate was one of only two golfers who came in under par for the two days, firing an outstanding 143. Robby Hill carded a 153, Kurt Southworth a 155, and Charlie Hoogland a 156. The City Tournament tees off tomorrow at 3:00 at Bunn.

Any athlete in the school who might still have football equipment or football playbooks need to get that back to Coach Taylor ASAP or face punishment.