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Morning Announcements for Thursday, November 20

November 20, 2008

Morning Announcements for Thursday, November 20

Monday, November 24th Jostens will be in the building for meetings with all graduates to discuss ordering caps and gowns and any graduation extras you might like. The meetings will be 2nd and 5th hours. Seniors are to report to class and wait to be called to the auditorium,

SENIORS: If you are looking for scholarships, check out the SHS website under Guidance and click on scholarships. Every scholarship that comes to the school will be listed as we receive them. See if you are a qualifier for any of them and get your applications from Mr. Lawson or Mrs. Povse.

The Odd Fellows have a scholarship based on need and ability. See Mr. Lawson for the website.

Interested in going to the most historic inauguration of all time? The Springfield Urban League and the Boys & Girls Club invite you to Inauguration 2009! Come explore Washington DC and see our 44th President Barack Obama sworn in. Information packets are available in the Guidance Office and the Main Office. Please see Ms. Johnson in room 160 after school with any questions.

Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 25th, 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 Monday, November 24th. If there are questions, please see Mr. Williams.

Be A Senator is hosting a t-shirt design contest. We are asking you to design a one-sided shirt promoting Be A Senator'! All artwork must be submitted to Ms. Greco in room 256 by Friday, December 5th. The winner will receive a free t-shirt and $25.

Operation Smile will have a meeting Today after school in room 366. New members are welcome!

Attention Spanish Club Members: Your cookie do' fundraising forms are due tomorrow to a Spanish teacher. Please sell as much as you can, and remember, there are cash prizes for the top sellers!

The SITE club will be meeting after school tomorrow in room 216. We need to plan our events for December.

Are you interested in a unique travel opportunity to Ashikaga, Japan June 12-22, 2009? An informational meeting will be at Lincoln Library on Monday, November 24 or Tuesday, December 9 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, please contact Lisa Groesch for further information: lisar@aol.com or 498-7923. Application deadline is February 28, 2009.

The Sophomore Class will be selling Pizza Machine Today, $2 for a large slice. We will also be selling class of 2011 T-shirts for $10. We have most sizes available. If you ordered one and don't pick it up by end of the day today from Room 210, it will be sold.

There will be an Environmental Club meeting Monday after school in Ms. Vander Leest's room. We will be finalizing plans for the recycle races. Do you have your race team selected? Some teams have begun training for the big race already. See you Monday.

Attention all boys interested in competing on the SHS Swimming and Diving team. Tonight at 7pm in the Commons, there will be a meeting for all athletes, and their parents, who want to compete on the Swimming and Diving team. The meeting will include an introduction of the coaches, and returning swimmers and divers. This will also be an opportunity to answer any questions about the upcoming season. Practices start next Monday at 3:45 pm at Eisenhower Pool.

The word for this week is resilient, an adjective meaning "having the ability to bounce back quickly." Its noun form is resilience. Here are some examples of how these words are used:
"When it comes to recovering from broken bones, children are usually much more resilient than adults."
"Cyclist Lance Armstrong is admired for the resilience and determination he showed when he was diagnosed with cancer."
"Even though his first CDs did not sell well, the singer was resilient and stuck with his dream until his breakthrough release made him a star."