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HS Announcements--Monday, February 27, 2012

posted Feb 27, 2012, 5:40 AM by Dennis Works   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 1:01 PM ]

The boy's basketball team ended their season with a ten point loss to Sesser last Friday in the Regional Championship game.  The team had an excellent season and it was great to see all the fan support on Friday.

Baseball, softball, and track all officially start their practices today.  Track practice will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Track athletes should meet in room 102 once they are dressed.

The maximum age for guests to attend a New Athens dance is now twenty. This will go in to effect beginning with this year's prom.

Mrs. Dinkelman's Fashion and Design class is now offering embroidery!  Any students, staff, or community member can bring in shirts, jackets, bags, etc. to be embroidered by the class. The cost will depend on the design, but will start as low as $3.00.  See Mrs. Dinkelman, Hailey Hargrove, Kayla Doiron, Shelby Strackeljahn, Molly Works, Brandi Garrett, Micaela Smith, or Kara Jones for more details

Mrs. Thoma needs to meet with Student Council members Wednesday morning during homeroom. Members need to bring unsold tickets for the Donkey Basketball to the meeting.


Student council will be hosting Donkey Basketball on March 3 in the Junior High Gym.  Come see Mrs. Albert, Mr. Kreher, Mr. Bambrough, Miss Spencer, Mrs. Thoma, Mr. Kinzinger, and Mr. W compete against the seniors or other possible teams.  Yes, they will be riding real donkeys and Mr. Works will be the "pooper scooper."  All proceeds go to student council to raise money for a new marquee and we really need your support.  If you buy tickets in advance, they are $6 and at the gate they are $8.  See a student council member to buy tickets in advance.  A team of four riders will cost $10 per ride.  A BBQ dinner starts at 5:30 with the games beginning at 7PM.  There will be desserts and concessions along with the dinner.


The Current Events Blood Drive will be this Friday in the high school gym.


Mrs. Patton will have a vollyeball meeting on Thursday during activity period.


Calling all students and staff!  We want YOU! to join our Chorus Student/Teacher song at our Spring Pops Concert April 11th!  We will practice before school with each part starting in 2 weeks! Please sign up outside Mrs. Patterson's door so she knows who to expect! Go Jackets!



All Honor Society members need to be available to set up for the ceremony and practice after school on Tuesday. The honor society induction ceremony begins at 7:30 PM. Honor Society will practice during NAIL period today.


Students already signed up for trip to Costa Rica in 2013 as well as those still interested in enrolling should attend a parent meeting/fundraiser meeting at Marissa High School in the Spanish classroom at 5:00pm on Thursday, March 1st


Sophomores and Seniors  may go in to the gym during lunch period today.



Third  floor is dismissed early for lunch this week.


Today's lunch menu includes hamburger on bun for A lunch and hot pocket for B lunch
·        Juniors and Seniors-St. Louis Metro East College Fair will be held at SWIC Belleville Campus on February 26, 2012 from 1:30pm-3:30pm.  You can meet with representatives from dozens of in-state and out-of-state representatives,   learn about financial aid and start planning for the future. 
·        Seniors-Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to students planning to major in a field of study focusing on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in automotive industry.  Deadline: 2-29-12.
·        Seniors- Foundation Southern Illinois College is offering more than 200 scholarships.  If you are planning to attend SWIC, this is a great opportunity to apply for these scholarships.  Information available in the guidance office.  Deadline: 3-1-12.
·        Seniors-Township Officials of Illinois are offering scholarships to students showing leadership and civic responsibility.  Deadline: 3-1-12.
·        Washington University of Arts & Science is offering the High School Summer Experience and offering a variety of programs for high school students to spend their summer getting an early taste of college life.  Information is available in the guidance office.
·        Washington University is also offering other credit and non-credit classes through their Summer Experiences Program for high school students after your sophomore or junior year.  Information available in the guidance office.
·        Seniors-US Bank Scholarship is offering scholarships to finance their college education.  All information is available on-line along with the application.  You can apply for this scholarship thru March 2012.
·        Seniors-Anyone planning to attend SIUE School of Engineering- they are offering a scholarship.  Please see Ms. Wolter if you would be interested in this. Deadline:  Packets are due in March.
·        Seniors-Amvets Scholarship Program is offering various scholarships to students, some for students of veterans.  Information on the various scholarships is available in the guidance office. Deadline: 3-1-12.
·        Seniors-The Illinois Odd Fellows-Rebekah Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to students with a financial need.  Information is available in the guidance office and on-line.  Deadline: 3-1-12.
·        Seniors-The National Defense Transportation Association Scott/St. Louis Chapter is offering scholarships to students entering the Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution field of study.  Details are available in the guidance office.  Deadline: 3-1-12.