Tuesday, October 7, 2014

(A) - Jacksonville Comm. Park-dismiss 2:15 p.m. – bus 2:30 p.m.
(A) - Jacksonville Comm. Park-dismiss 2:15 p.m. – bus 2:30 p.m.
(A) - Mattoon HS – dismiss 2:30 p.m. – bus 2:45 p.m.
(A) - Mattoon HS-dismiss 2:30 p.m. – bus 2:45 p.m.

Fish Burrito
Grilled Turkey & Cheese
Garlic White Pizza
Mediterranean Wrap
Ham/Turkey Chef Salad
Cheese Enchilada

Homecoming Pictures:
Homecoming pictures have arrived and may be picked up in Room 144 before or after school.

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

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

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 Wednesday...you 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 today during the lunch hour only.

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.

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.

Attention Purple Reign:  Our final T-shirt handout will be tonight @ 6:15 p.m. before the volleyball game in the THS Cafeteria.  After you get your t-shirts (we are wearing the Pink one) we will then go to the Volleyball Game for “Paint the Gym Pink” night.  Lets pack the gym!!!

Friday’s Tailgate will start @ 4:30 p.m. and we will be raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness month with our “Dunk Tank” Fundraiser.  $1 per throw.  Here is the line-up for the Dunk Tank on Friday Night:

Jeb Odam:  4:30-4:45
Brian Sample:  4:45-4:55
Dan McNeely:  4:55-5:05
Matt Hutchison:  5:05-5:15
Bob Richardson:  5:15-5:25
Derick Parrish: 5:25-5:35
Jonathan Yard: 5:35-5:45
Sara Pennock: 5:45-5:55
Kim Porter:  5:55-6:05
Ben Kettelkamp & Luke Miller: 6:05-6:15

Attention THS Students and Staff:  Purple Reign is accepting memberships for the Winter Season.  Sign-up brochures are available in the main office and with Coach Mateer and need to be turned into Coach Mateer.  The deadline to sign-up is November 5th.  Cost is $40 and we will be doing 6 gameday shirts this winter.  Questions, See Coach Mateer.