Happy birthday today to Alayna Crabtree, KC DeCremer and Tanner Gillam! Happy birthday this weekend to Maanav Patel and Poleena Kovalaske!
On this day in 1777, Congress submits the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification.
Central State 8 Conference winners who did not attend the recognition night can pick up their certificates in the Activities office.
All freshmen will be taking the ASPIRE test on Monday, November 27th beginning at 8:00 am. Please check the windows of the Main Office to see what classroom you will be testing in for that day. Students will also need to bring an ACT approved calculator and #2 pencils. Cell phones are not allowed in the testing room. For any questions, please see the Counseling Center.
WYSE team is starting the selection process for the 2018 regional competition. We are looking for participants who are interested in representing our school in English, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, and engineering graphics. If you would like more information in participating in this academic challenge, please contact Mrs. Solberg via email or visit room 303 after school this week.
Interact is having its annual Pennies for Polio fundraiser this week, Nov 13th-17th. We will be collecting loose change and any other donations during 8am classes. The winning class will earn a Panera breakfast.
All Bone Student Center restaurants will be closed on Tuesday, November 21 due to maintenance work.
The Jostens rep will be at your school to deliver your class jewelry on Wednesday, November 29 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the lounge. The Balance Due must be paid in full in order to receive your ring; you may bring cash or check that day or pay online prior to delivery day. Students on the JPAY Payment Plan in good standing will receive their ring!
Any student may place an order for a class ring that day, or use this day as a service day to get your class ring repaired or resized. Please contact Jostens with any questions.
Seniors: this year you have the opportunity to have a senior quote printed beside your photo in the yearbook. To submit, log into the Senate 2018 Blackboard shell and click on the folder entitled Senior Quotes. All senior quotes are due Friday, Nov 17. Rules for submissions are in the folder.
You can pick up your yearbooks from the main office.
Any student interested in the Naval Academy are invited to come to the Counseling office on November 20 at 9am to visit with a representative. This will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have in regards to the Naval Academy.
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American high education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents. The application opens January 1, 2018 and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit hsf.net.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit organization, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 283 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The organization is continuously sharpening its focus and expanding its program dimensions in order to make the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service. They are seeking African American high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary accredited college. Scholarship Criteria: 1. Applicant must be an African American graduating senior planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2018-2019 school year. 2. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 4.0 cumulative GPA on a 5.0 scale. 3. Applicant must reside in the Bloomington/Normal, Peoria, or Decatur areas. 4. Applicant cannot be a relative of any member of the Central Illinois Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. 5. Applicant must be a United States citizen. The application is available at www.centralillinoislinksinc.org/scholarship.php Applications must be submitted online by February 16, 2018 or be postmarked no later than February 16, 2018. Applicants must include all items referenced on the application.
If you are a high school senior considering a career in engineering you may be eligible for a college scholarship. The scholarship is made possible through the Bloomington Area Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. For application and information contact the counseling center. The application deadline is January 26, 2018.
It’s time to be intentional about your plans for the future. The road to success is paved with intention and direction. The best way to get started on the path is informing yourself on the different routes you can take to achieve your ultimate destination. Talk to the people who know. If you have your plan, get advice about developing specific skills or experience that will help you prepare. If you don’t have a plan yet, talk to everyone! Take advantage of having up to 20 different industry professionals in one room and ask questions to help you decide where your path may lead. Whether you have a plan or not, you will have this opportunity to talk to professionals in law enforcement, informational technology, agriculture, military, cosmetology, veterinary medicine and more! Registration is open now thru November 24. Cost is $5 per person. Register at go.illinois.edu/RegisterLMW. College & Career conference will take place Saturday, December 2 from 1-5pm at The Illinois State University Prairie Room.