Monday, October 6, 2014


Mac & Cheese w/ham
Pizza Sticks
Meat lover’s Pizza
Turkey & Cheese Sub
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Beef Nachos

There will be a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting Wednesday, October 8tn at 7:00 p.m. in Room 129.  Everyone is welcome.

JV Scholastic Bowl Players
There is a JV Scholastic Bowl meeting right after school today in Room 128.  The meeting should only take a few 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
THS softball is hosting Throw Down in the Ville bags tournament this Saturday October 11th at 11am. You must have your team signed up and paid for by this can sign up with Mr. Novar or during lunch hours this week. The cost is $5 per person or $10 a team. We have some great prizes, trophies and a chance to win some cash. There will be fun games at lunch hours today....join the fun and bag on!!!!

Student Council
Homecoming and Tornadoes for a Cure T-shirts are on sale through Tuesday, October 6th during the lunch hour only.

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. 

Scholastic Bowl will have their first match tomorrow at home in the science wing, starting at 6:00 pm.  Members need to be here by 5:15 to help set up.

The wrestling team will be having open mats beginning Tuesday, October 14th, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Junior High School.

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.