Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday, 10/3/14
(A) - Effingham HS-bus 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10/4/14

Grilled Turkey & Cheese w/Tomato soup
Chicken Patty Melt
Vegetable Pizza
Chicken Caesar Deli
Tuna/Veggie Salad
Chicken & Bean Burrito

The Olde Bowl in Taylorville will be having a special on Sunday for any students interested in participating on the 2014 – 2015 THS Boys or Girls Bowling teams. From 6 pm till 8 pm any student can come by and bowl. The first game will be six dollars – every additional game bowled will only be one dollar. Shoe rental will be free. The THS Bowling coaching staff will be on hand to meet any interested newcomers and talk to them about the program.

The Girls Apollo Golf tourney was canceled today once the girls got there.   They will be returning later this morning.   It has been rescheduled to Monday.

The Fan Buses to Effingham tonight are set to leave at 5:00.   Please be on time.

JV Scholastic Bowl Players
Stop by Mr. Blades room 128 before or after school this week to sign up for Scholastic Bowl.  Our first match is next week.  We will have a short meeting Monday, October 6th after school.  It should only take 5 minutes.  See you there.

Students please stop by the library and sign up for Read for a Lifetime or Abe Lincoln Program.

Throw Down in the VILLE
Taylorville softball team will be holding a bags tournament "Throw Down in the VILLE!”
The tournament will be Saturday, October 11th at the Taylorville High School tennis courts. Registration and open boards will be from 10-11am with the tournament starting at 11:15 A.M. You may pre-register your team with Mr. Novar before school or after school or sign-ups will take place during lunch starting Wednesday. Please register before October 9th. The Cost for a team is $10. There will be food, music and chances to win cash and prizes. This tournament is for students in 7th-12th grade. If you have any questions see Mr. Novar.

Student Council Coat Give Away
The 6th annual Coat Give Away will take place during parent/teacher conferences October 9 & 10. Conferences are from noon to 8:00 pm and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Students are needed to help man the donation site.  If you would like to sign up for a shift, please see Mrs. Sorrill in room 226. 

CLASS OF 2015:  The following information is regarding clarification of cost for cap, gown, tassel, & medallion unit needed for participation in the graduation ceremony. 

Cap/gown/tassel/medallion prices were NOT listed on the order forms.  If ordering just this unit (cap/gown/tassel/medallion) complete sections #1 & 4 on order form and write in the price. There are no taxes or shipping/handling on just cap/gown/tassel/medallion unit.
Cap/gown/tassel/medallion unit  - complete area #1 & 4 on order form – cost $36.00 TOTAL (NO handling, shipping or taxes)

If a senior is using a previous graduates cap & gown then they must order a tassel & medallion unit and complete area #1 on order form and let Mrs. Sawyer know this that they are ordering just the tassel and medallion unit.  There are no taxes or shipping/handling on tassel/medallion unit.
Tassel & medallion unit – if using previous graduates cap & gown – cost $20.00 TOTAL (NO handling, shipping or taxes)

Reminder – cap/gown/tassel/medallion units will be handed out at graduation practice in May.  If a senior wants a tassel now then they need to order a memory, mega, mini, ice or mile stone tassel. 

Ordering will be Wednesday, October 8 beginning at 8:15 a.m. in cafeteria, alphabetically by last name (see teachers for list).  All members of the Class of 2015 need to see Mrs. Sawyer in the cafeteria at their designated time.  Bring completed order forms and money.

The only thing required for a senior to participate in the graduation ceremony is the cap/gown/tassel/medallion unit & of course meet the THS graduation requirements.  Keep in mind seniors that if you order personalized items you are responsible for the cost and there will be no refunds or returning of the items. Spend your money wisely! If seniors have any questions, please see Mrs. Sawyer.

We are sponsoring our annual College Night to be held Wednesday, October 8th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Representatives from 48 colleges, universities, technical schools and the military will be in attendance to distribute information and answer questions.  There will also be two financial aid seminars presented at 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to all students and parents from Taylorville and surrounding schools.  No reservations are necessary.  

In support of College Night on Wednesday, October 8th, all students and staff are encouraged to wear a college, university, trade school, or military t-shirt or hoodie to school that day. 

Attention Students:  The following college and university admission representatives will be here to speak with students.  If interested in attending, register in Student Services and get a pass from a counselor.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale – Monday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Blackburn College – Monday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Illinois Wesleyan University – Tuesday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Tuesday, October 14 at 1:45 pm.
Southeast Missouri State University – Tuesday, October, 21 at 9:00 a.m.
Eureka College – Thursday, October 23rd at 9:00 a.m.

University of Missouri at St. Louis – Thursday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m.