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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Announcements 9/6

September 6, 2019

Good morning Springfield High! Today is September 6, 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.

Picture day is today, schedules are posted in the hallways.

Signup is now available for the October 16th PSAT/NMSQT which is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  The due date to sign up is September 13th.  Please sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested.  The cost of this test is $18.

The homecoming dance is September 21st at SHS. It’s going to be awesome.  If you are bringing a guest from another school, you must get the blue guest form from the guidance office and have all information filled out correctly.  ALL GUESTS MUST BRING A PHOTO ID WITH THEM. 

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.

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 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 today 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.

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.

Students, your bus passes from SMTD are in 108. Please stop by on lunch or after school to pick them up.

Wanting to work on your acting techniques? Come to the next drama club meeting which will be held on Monday, September 9 in Ms. Eaton’s room, #366. We will be working on characterization with an appearance of Illinois College professor Aasne Daniels! Snacks will be provided and everyone is welcome!

Game of the week this week is the home football game tonight, it’s military appreciation night so the theme is USA and military appreciation.

Boys basketball open gym will start September 9th.  Pick up a schedule outside Coach Crum’s room , which is room 228.

The girl’s golf team continued their strong play by finishing 6th out of 14 teams at the U-High Invite on Thursday.  The team’s score of 360 was one shot behind Washington for 5thplace.  Kayla Adkins led the Senators with a round of 87 placing her tied for 16th in the 83 girl field.  Jackie Romer fired an 89 to tie for 20th.  Kylie Fair and Katie Milhiser both shot 92 to round out the scoring for the Senators.

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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