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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Thursday, December 11

December 11, 2008

Scholarships for Seniors who plan to attend Lincoln Land next fall are now available from Mr. Lawson.

An organizational meeting for all students interested in forming a Rally for St. Jude will be held on Monday, December 15 in Room 150 at 3:15 pm. Activities will be planned for the week of Feb. 2-6 to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. Join this effort to show that Springfield High School students know how to pay it forward.

The yearbook staff will be selling yearbooks during both lunch shifts in the commons on Dec. 15, 16, 17. We will have a list of who already bought a yearbook at this time too. This is your last chance to pre order a yearbook. The cost is $50.00.

The yearbook staff will have the senior signature page available to seniors during lunch in the commons Dec. 15, 16, 17.

All this week and next, City Tournament t-shirt packages can be ordered at lunch in the commons. We will be accepting orders until next Thursday. Packages are $25 and include a white, red, and black shirt and a special surprise gift! Please don't forget to order your shirts so you can come and show off your great Senator Pride at City Tourney in January!

Attention German Club: We will have our annual Christmas Party with Caroling tomorrow. Please come to room 262 for more information and to sign up. We hope to see you tomorrow.

ATTENTION Spanish Club Members! The cookie-do' is arriving today. You must come to the commons after school today to pick up your order!

JV Scholastic Bowl practice will be today this week.

Hey JSA, come to our meeting today!! We will be recapping Fall State, looking ahead to our next convention, and having a debate. There will be snacks as well! Remember JSA today, after school, in Mr. Lightfoot's room. See you then!

SHS is hosting the FIRST faculty city basketball tournament on Monday, December 15th, at 6 PM at Springfield High. Com support Juice, Artie, Mr. Carson, Mr. Stapleton, Mrs. Miller, Mr. Neighbors, Mr. Kyes, Mr. Schurman, and Mr. Lawson as they lace up their Jordan's and fight for a championship. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Tickets are on sale at lunch through Monday, and also can be purchased in Ms. Negele or Mr. Stapleton's room. Be there!

Remember!! Youth Leadership Academy applications are due Monday, December 15, 2008 to the Board Office! Be sure to get yours turned in!

Prevention Club will be meeting in Mrs. Yoggerst's room today after school. Come with ideas to use at our junior high day. New members are always welcome!

If you're looking for NHS hours come volunteer at student council's annual Little Kids Holiday dinner! It will be held in the commons on Wednesday, December 17. Sign up in Mrs. Pence's room, the main office or the NHS board. Hope to see you there!

Spanish Club will be having a holiday fiesta immediately after school in the cafeteria Tuesday, December 16th. Join us for food, games, music, a piƱata and fun!

French Club Holiday party will be Tuesday, December 16 after school in room 268. See Mrs. Boltz for details.

The word for this week is dogma (DOG ma), , a noun meaning "a set of principles set down as authoritatively true." Here are some examples of how this word is used:
"Those who disagreed with the Stalinist dogma of the postwar Soviet Union were exiled to prison camps in Siberia."
"I hate to talk politics with Larry, as he always becomes so dogmatic (dog MAT ic) that he will not even listen to my arguments against his beliefs."