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Morning Announcements Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Do you wonder who really killed JFK? Or think about Elvis and Tupac chilling in Cuba? Or maybe you’ve figured out that Dr. Leardi is actually Vladimir Putin’s daughter? If any of this interests you, join us today for SHS’s new conspiracy theory club right after school in Mr. Kramer’s room, Room 326! This will be a quick meeting to get the club started and should be over around 4. Talk to Mr. Kramer for more information and hope to see you there.


Congrats to our National Art Award Winners - SHS Pride goes out to:


Tehya McDonald

Valentine LeVot    

Ellie Kriebel  (x2 winner for 17 & 18)


2018 After Prom will be from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at SHS.  This is a free event for Juniors/Seniors & Registered Prom Guests to enjoy the fun and games and food   — and yes it’s free!!   Attendance prizes throughout the event—Grand Prizes at 2:45 a.m. – Must be present to win!!  


What’s in store? Extreme games, food, SHS paint night, food, Improve Comedy troupe show, food, henna tattoos, photo booth, video game truck and did we mention—food??!!  Be sure to use the North Annex entrance and you must be checked in by 12:15. (All guests need identification.) 


Once you check in—you can stay and relax and have fun!    If you choose to leave, you may not return to the event.  

So you can trade those dancin’ shoes in for comfy shoes and have some After Prom fun!



 Are you wanting to eat more chicken? If so, be sure to come out to chick fil a white oaks this Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 to support the class of 2021. Make sure to pick up a flyer in the main office or from a class officer and bring it with you to chick fil a. Be sure to write your first hour class on the flyer because the class with the most sales will win a 200 piece nugget tray! See you there!




Attention boys basketball players interested in playing basketball next season, need to pick up a schedule outside Mr. Crum's door which is room 228. 


There will be no change given after 11:30 pm today .

Jostens will be here May 1st during both lunch shifts in the Commons to deliver class rings.

Do you need help with tutoring in your AP classes? Then you can get help in the After-School Tutoring Program in Room 160 on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Juniors or Seniors: If you are interested in attending any of the military academies, then you want to attend Service Academy Night, held Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm at the Springfield Air National Guard, 183rd Wing, 3101 J. David Jones Parkway. If you plan to attend, you will need to RSVP via email, by April 20th, to Mike Gilmore. His email address is michael.gilmore@mail.house.gov

Attention Juniors and Seniors, Prom Guest forms are available in the guidance office. Make sure you and your guest bring it with you to the prom along with your photo ID”S. 

Prom is almost here! Take a walk through our Enchanted Forres Prom at the Bank of Springfield Center on April 28th! Please bring your student ID to the venue. Tickets will be sold until April 27th in the Commons. Couples are $35 and singles are $25. 

Extra, extra, read all about it!! The newspaper class is accepting applications for next year. If you are interested in writing, doing interviews, taking pictures and laying out, pick up your application from Ms Negele  in room 362. They must be returned by April 25th. You cannot be a part of the newspaper family without applying and being accepted. 

The SHS Photo Video Club is looking for any male actor willing to play the lead roll in an upcoming short film. The character is a rough and dirty yet very friendly Homeless man.  Actors must also know how to portray emotion with little dialogue.  A few extras are also needed. Interested? Please sign up on the sheet posted outside the main office and come to one of the casting calls held on April 25th and 26th right after school in Mrs. Taft’s room 356. 

Are you ready for peach fuzz? Introducing the first annual peach fuzz, a guys vs. guys volleyball tournament in the gym on Friday, May 11th. Get your team of 6 and sign up for $18 per team. Safety forms can be found in the main office and shirt orders are coming soon. Girls, be there to root on your guys. See you there!

Summer school registration is June 15th from 7:30 - 5:30 at SHS.  Registration forms are available in the guidance office.

Anyone interested in being a manager for the football team next season needs to see Coach Gully or Mrs. Gregory for more information.

Any student that is currently not in choir but would like to audition for next year, those try outs will be NEXT Tuesday, April 24th, after school in Mrs. Pinter’s room.  

Any choir student wanting to attend the Blue Man trip needs to turn in their form and money ASAP.

Atención Spanish Club! We will be watching the movie ‘Up’ in Spanish after school on Tuesday, April 24th in room 260. All members are welcome. There will also be plenty of food, so come with an appetite.  Hope to see you there!

For Junior Students-Are you interested in becoming a teacher? UIS is offering a Dual Credit teacher education class for Senior year. For more information, sign up in the Guidance Office or see Mr. Williams ASAP. Sign-ups are on a first-come-first-seved basis.

INSession Show Choir Auditions are open to all SHS students and incoming freshmen.  Auditions dates will be Wednesday, May 23rd from 3:30pm – 8:30pm; Thursday, May from 5:30pm - 8pm
in the commons area (please enter through commons area entrance).  Everyone will need to go through a vocal and dance audition .  We are looking for singers, dancers and actors of all kind. We are looking for strong singers and/or dancers; we are also looking for reliable, responsible and respectful members. This is drama/stress-free group where you can be yourself. So, if you love to sing/ dance or entertain an audience, We want you. Register now online at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrYMOZk3QKB4wQgNjs76bO9CaYFrO8iOeuo-fRx4DRgbC9wA/viewform for more information about showchoir auditions, or about the awarding-winning showchoir, please visit on our webpage at:  http://www.sps186.org/schools/springfield/INSessionShowchoir/

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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