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Springfield, IL 62704

Morning Announcements for Monday, December 8

December 8, 2008

Morning Announcements for Monday, December 8

Any Senior who would like to be a Senate Page during the second semester should see Mr. Lawson, Mr. Williams, or Mr. VanDiver ASAP.

This year ALL seniors will be wearing Black caps and gowns with Red stoles to graduation. Thanks to all those who voted.

Any High School student who would like to enter the Martin Luther King Jr essay contest should see Mr. Lawson.

The National Defense Transportation Association of St Louis is offering scholarships to a senior who plans to study business, transportation logistics, and physical distribution please see Mr. Lawson.

Scholarships for Seniors who plan to attend LincolnLand next Fall are now available from Mr. Lawson.

ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! That would be Junior and Senior Students
Tomorrow 1:30 WIU
Check the Senior Senator Bulletin Board...These schools are scheduled to visit our school this month: Don't forget: Passes are not required for lunch visits but...You must have a pass from the guidance office to attend the college sessions. The calendar and the posters are on the Senior bulletin board located outside the Guidance office. Listed are dates and times the University or College will be in the building. Please ask Mrs. Sharp in the guidance office for a college pass to attend these sessions!

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.

Are you interested in a unique travel opportunity to Ashikaga, Japan June 12-22, 2009? An informational meeting will be at Lincoln Library Tuesday, December 9 at 7 PM or Wednesday, January 21 at 7 PM. Sister Cities Association of Springfield is now accepting applications for the 2009 student delegation. If you are interested in this trip and will be 14 years old by September 1, 2009, Applications are available in the Main office or contact Lisa Groesch for further information: lisar@aol.com or 498-7923. Application deadline is February 28, 2009.

Interested in traveling to Greece & Italy the Summer of 2010? See Mrs. Koen in room 406 for information or look on Mrs. Koen's web page!

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.

Math Club will have its next meeting today, December 8 in Mrs. Pence's room. Come with original and creative ideas for our math club t-shirts! PIZZA will be be served, but you can't eat until you've paid the $10 dues! Remember, Math Club meeting on Monday with your $10 dues!

The SITE club will be meeting after school today in room 216.

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!

Lit Club meeting tomorrow in room 362.

There will be an Environmental Club meeting today after school in Ms. Vander Leest's room. Everyone is welcome.

Attention students: If you are currently parking in the designated Be A Senator parking spots you will be towed!

German Club is showing the movie "Schultze gets the Blues" tomorrow right after school in room 262. Please see Herr Koeppel for the parent permission form.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have a meeting tonight at 7 PM in Mr. Nesbit's room, 266. We will have a snack, game, and a lesson. We hope to see you all there! 7 PM, room 266, FCA tonight.

The boys swim team finished fifth out of 13 teams at the Macomb Invitational meet held on Saturday. The Senators were led by two second-place finishes by David Merrill, and one second-place finish by A.J. Steiner. Other point winners for the team were Spencer Chipman, Brad Walwer, Nick Zyznieuski, Jordan Troeger, Ryan Motley, Cory Heinemann, and Bennett Stephens. The boys next meet will be on Tuesday in Bloomington.

The Lady Senator basketball team won their first home game of the year by beating Rochester 60 to 36. Leading SHS in scoring was Kasi Korza with 14 points, Demi VanDerWal added 13 and Allison Anderson chipped in 9. SHS next plays at SHG on Thursday.

The Wrestling Team had a good week-end by beating Chatham 37-22 and Jacksonville 49-15. The Senators then won the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. The Senators had six champions. They were Kyle Seibert, Adam Nudo, Dane Atwood, Ryan Spencer, Jimmy Vong and Noah Murray. Myles Peralta and John Vong both finished 2nd place

Saturday was a big day for the Scholastic Bowl team. Not only did SHS defeat all 7 conference opponents to capture the conference title, but the 7 straight wins pushed their season long streak to a school record 23 straight games. The conference title was the 5th in a row for the Senators, as they became just the 2nd team in conference history to win 5 conference titles. Additionally, senior star Carl Butt answered an amazing 50 questions on the day to lead not only the all-tournament team, but to finish as the honorary captain of the all-conference team. Carl is the first SHS player to lead the conference in scoring; and his 108 tossups in 14 conference games, an average of nearly 8 per game, is an unofficial conference record. Records dating back to 2001 show that no other conference player has scored more than 75 tossups in conference play. Congrats to the entire team and especially to Carl for an awesome accomplishment.

The word for this week is dogma (DOG ma). According to The American Heritage Dictionary, dogma is a noun meaning "a system of principles or tenets, as of a church." It is sometimes used in a way that implies a strictness or rigid authority underlying the principles, as in "the dogma of the Medieval Church."