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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Announcements 9/3

September 3, 2019

Good morning Springfield High! Today is September 3, 2019

There are three ways to access the SHS athletic schedules and information.  On the SHS page located on the right hand side there is a blurb titled Athletic Schedules and Information click on this and it will take your there;  you may also go to the athletic page and click on the sentence titled Athletic Schedules and Information; or your may go the following link  https://springfieldhighschoolil.bigteams.com

Did you forget to order a yearbook last year?  Or even the year before? Or the year before?  Yearbook staff has past yearbooks on sale all semester!  See Ms. Moon in room 364 if you would like to purchase one!  

Seniors, in order to get your picture in the yearbook, you have two choices:  1) signing up through Kari Bedford photography by using the blue box on the SHS homepage OR 2)getting your picture taken on Friday first hour in the auditorium. No outside photos will be used in the yearbook.

Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors - picture day is Friday.  Follow the schedule posted in the hallways.

Student activity passes are on sale. These will cost $35 and may be purchased in the main office before or after school only.

The Investment Club will meet in the commons tomorrow at 2:30. Everyone is welcome, see Leardi or Ethan Sommer if you have any questions.

If you are thinking about taking the October Saturday SAT, and you might be eligible for a fee waiver, please sign up ASAP with Mr. Kramer.

Atención! All are welcome to join Spanish Club for as little as $5. Spanish Club members can enjoy fun activities like the back to school fiesta, watching movies in Spanish, the International Dinner, paintball, capture the flag, bowling, dinner at a Mexican restaurant, and more!  For information on joining, please see Señor Reichert, Señora Armstrong, or Señora Hopper.

Do you like taking pictures? Do you want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes of a movie set? Then join the SHS Photo/Video Club. The first meeting will be held on tomorrow in the commons from 2:30 - 3:00. Hope to see you there!

Hey Springfield High!  Have you ever wanted to learn sign language?  Well … now is your chance.  We will have our first Sign Language Club meeting Monday, September 9th in room 364 from 3:30-4:30. Hope to see you there.  If you have any questions see Mrs. Davis in room 363 or Terrence Cypress

The Illinois Department of Transportation has been helping students explore the different aspects of engineering by having a“First Nighter” scheduled for Wednesday – September 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the IDOT Central Office – 2300 South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield.  It will be an opportunity for students, their parents, and teaching professionals to ask questions and for the students to sign up for the Engineering Exploring Program.  The participation fee for new Explorers is $60.00 (payable September 18th), which will cover registration fees and the Engineering Explorers Post 6 T-shirt.  See Leardi if you have questions.

Rochester High is hosting a STEM fair on September 11th at 6:00 p.m.  This event is free for families and showcases STEM opportunities and features drones, robots, environmental science and computer programming.  To register, search RochesterSTEMFair on google or Facebook.

Are you a fan of Stranger Things?  Have you ever wanted to fight a Demogorgon?  If so, consider joining D&D Club, meeting from 3:30-5:00 Friday, August 30 in the library.  See Mr. Havener with questions.

This is a reminder that all students need a pass to enter the library during lunch shifts.  Please see Mr. Havener during passing periods or at the start of lunch to pick one up. Food and drinks are not allowed in the library.

Students who are current members of Be A Senator and were unable to attend the meeting this week, please see Mr. Kyes for information regarding BAS this school year.  If you are interested in joining Be A Senator, please see Mr. Kyes in the guidance office for an application. Everyone is welcome to join!

Congratulations to the SHS Volleyball team on their success at the Lutheran High Tournament this past weekend. The girls had a record of 4-1. Victories included wins against Jacksonville Route, Waterloo,Metro East & Triad. This brings the team’s season record to 5-1. Great job ladies. Also a special congratulations to Anna Lamsargis & Mel McKeown for making the all tournament team.

Avanti's is Coming!  Order your Avanti's Famous Original Gondola, only $7, or Avanti's Loaf of Bread, only $3, NOW from any German student, German Club student or from Herr Koeppel.  Original Gondolas are Avanti's famous 16" sweeter bread with salami, ham, American cheese, and lettuce.  YUM!  Order yours now through Tuesday, September 17.  Delivery is Thursday, September 26, during both lunch shifts and until 4 pm.  Questions, contact Sabrena Campbell 691-5401.

Calling all SHS actors and actresses! Fall Play auditions are quickly approaching. Auditions for this year’s show, The Outsiders, will be held on September 16th in the SHS auditorium after school. The show will be November 22-24. Please prepare a 30 second monologue and be ready to possibly do a cold read. Make sure to sign up on Mrs. Gerdes’s or Mrs. Eaton’s webpage! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Breckyn Lyons, Katie George, or Elise Whitworth or one of our sponsors, Mrs. Eaton or Mrs. Gerdes.

Hey NFL fans please join the SHS Student Counsel at the Route 66 Drive In Movie to watch the Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers on the big screen this Thursday night. The event is hosted by the Central Illinois Customer Service Association. Gate opens at 5:00 pm and kickoff is 7:20. The cost is $20 per car and tailgating and bbq grills are allowed!

Juniors and seniors, college reps are starting to visit SHS. Starting this week colleges are here to present their school and talk with you. Sign up sheets are outside Mr. Kramer's office, 153A. This week Wash U will be here TODAY 6th Hr, and Augustana will be here Thursday 5th hr. 

Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!  

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, Indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

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