HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
LUNCH MENU Today: Crispito’s, Refried Beans, Assorted Fruit Cups, Milk. Tuesday’s Lunch: Popcorn Chicken w/Bread & Butter, Whipped Potatoes w/Pepper Gravy, Fruit Sidekicks, Milk. Alternative: Hamburger/Cheese Burger, Pizza, Chef Salad.
All high school and junior high wrestlers need to arrive at the high school by 4pm this Friday to set up mats for the PORTA Open. Weigh-ins for the Open will occur at that time.
Bickford Senior Living in Springfield Illinois is looking for volunteers to come in and spend time with their residents. Contact Mrs. Taylor in the Guidance Office for more information.
NPR of Illinois is hosting a week long camp at UIS this summer. If you are interested in the field of broadcasting or creating podcasts, this would be a great opportunity. For more information, contact Mrs. Taylor in the Guidance Office.
Seniors! Please stop by the art room and pick up a senior superlative packet. They all need filled out and submitted by the end of the day today (20th). Your vote counts!
Attention high schoolers! Anyone interested in trying out for varsity cheerleading for next school year please come to the high school office to sign up and receive a tryout packet. All forms are due by Friday, March 29th. Practices will be held at the Elementary School gym and will take place on Sunday, March 31st, Monday, April 1st, Wednesday, April 3rd, with tryouts being on Friday, April 5th.
PORTA FFA is collecting stuffed animals to donate to Memorial and St. John’s hospitals as well as Menard County EMS. They will be collecting from March 15th through April 12th. Stuffed animals must be in new/good condition. Collection boxes will be in both the Jr. High & HS Office’s as well as the Ag room.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors, please put Tuesday April 9, 2019 in your calendar as a day to not set up any appointments. Your class will be taking a mandatory state exam that day, so it is important that you are in school that day. Freshmen and Sophomores will be taking the PSAT, and Juniors will be taking the SAT. If you have not done it yet, please create a College Board account and link it to Khan Academy, where you can practice for these tests for free. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Taylor in the Guidance Office.
There are $50 coupons for Seno Formal Wear in the office.
The PORTA Scholarship Packet has now been posted in the Senior Google Classroom. Watch the deadlines, some are coming up quickly. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Taylor.
Seniors, if you are going on to study Agriculture in college, the Menard County Farm Bureau is giving out 3 $1,000 scholarships to Menard County students. Deadline to apply is March 29, 2019. For more information about the scholarship see Mrs. Taylor in the Guidance Office or download it from the Senior 2019 Google Classroom.
PORTA Key Club would like to congratulate sophomore Alivia Ernst for being selected the Key Club Member of the Month for February!