Daily Announcements

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FCCLA will meet during homeroom on Tuesday.

There will be a Girls Basketball Meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Monmouth College will be visiting on Tuesday, October 17th in Room 00.

The FBLA Officers will meet during homeroom on Wednesday.

The Art Club will meet during homeroom on Thursday.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 19th (4:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.) and Friday, October 20th (9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

Seniors, Jostens will be back on Wednesday, October 18th to pick up your orders during both lunch hours. Please make sure you turn your forms in at this time. Any seniors that were absent on Tuesday should pick up a packet in the office!

Here are some SILVER CORD OPPORTUNITIES listed below:

  • There is a signup sheet in the office for help with HSGS Junior High Girls and Boys basketball game concessions, please come in and sign up, these are very easy silver cord hours.


The Concert Choir members going to the benefit concert in Lacon, Sunday do not have to be at the high school until 1:30 p.m.  The Concert time is at 2:30 not 2:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church!


This is national Character Counts week, thank you to Character Counts for the “Footnotes” on the lockers!  Try some random acts of kindness this week and see how good it feels!


Thank you to Tobias Hough, Erin Hufnagel, Casey Lowande and Mariano Yee who raked 10 bags of leaves and sat and talked to an elderly couple Friday after school, you made their day! 



College Night

Choosing the right college is a big decision and can seem like a daunting task. Take some of the stress out of your search and attend College Night, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the East Peoria Campus ICC CougarPlex.

College Night gives student a chance to talk to over 70 colleges all in one night. College representatives will be on-hand to visit with students and their parents about programs, the admission process, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, as well as answer other questions students and parents may have.

 Attending Colleges

Aurora University

Augustana College

Blackburn College

Bradley University

Butler University

Carthage College

Clarke University

Columbia College — Chicago

Columbia College — Missouri

Concordia University

Cornell College

Creighton University

Dominican University

Drake University

Eastern Illinois University

Elmhurst College

Eureka College

Franklin University

Greenville University

Graham Hospital School of Nursing

Hannibal LaGrange University

Illinois College

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois State University

Illinois Wesleyan University

Iowa State University

Judson University

Knox College

Lake Forest College

Lewis University

Lincoln College — Lincoln

Lindenwood University

Loras College

Loyola University — Chicago

MacMurray College

Maryville University

McKendree University

Methodist College

Michigan Technological University

Midstate College

Millikin University

Monmouth College

Morehead State University

Mount Mercy University

North Central College

Northern Illinois University

Purdue University

Quincy University

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

San Diego State University

Southern Illinois University — Carbondale

Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville

St. Ambrose University

St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing

St. John’s College of Nusing

Sweet Briar College

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Truman State University

University of Denver

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois — Springfield

University of Illinois — Urbana Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Missouri — Columbia

University of Northern Iowa

University of Notre Dame

University of Phoenix

University of Tampa

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Valparaiso University

Webster University

Western Illinois University

Attending Armed Services

Illinois Army National Guard

Illinois State University Army ROTC

United States Army Recruiting Center

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Military Academy – West Point






For any seniors who would like to re-take the SAT exam for college admissions for the Fall 2018, the next testing date is Saturday, November 4, 2017. The deadline for registration is Thursday, October 5th. The cost is $46 without writing and $60 with writing. If you receive free/reduced lunch benefits, see Mrs. Self for a fee waiver code.

Register for the SAT exam at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

You will choose your location when you register.  Let Mrs. Self know if you have any questions.


Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.

Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Living page.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

 View previous scholarship winners here:

2016 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship Winners

2015 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship Winners

2014 Home Care Scholarship Winners


For any seniors who would like to re-take the SAT exam for college admissions for the Fall 2018, the next testing date is Saturday,


If you are interested in taking the ASVAB this year, please sign-up with Mrs. Self ASAP 

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Career Exploration Program provides high-quality, career exploration and planning materials AT NO COST to students and high schools 
across the country. The Program encourages students to explore a wide 
variety of careers, rather than limiting their exploration by telling them 
what they can or should do. 

The Main Components: Multiple Aptitude Test - covers eight areas including 
science, word knowledge, mathematics, electronics, mechanical comprehension 
and automotive abilities; Interest Inventory-FYI is a 90 item inventory 
based on John Holland's widely accepted theory of career choice; Career 
Exploration Tool - the OCCU-Find sorted 400+ occupations that match their 
own interest. 

The program provides students with the opportunity to explore occupations in line with interests and skills, and develop strategies to realize career goals. 

The program also provides military recruiters with qualified leads. 

ASVAB program and the Military: 

  • Civilian education services specialists administer ASVAB Program 
  • Schools determine whether or not student information is released to the military 
  • Recruiters serve as test proctors only; they are expressly prohibited from recruiting actions during test administration 
  • Participants have no obligation to speak to a recruiter or pursue a military career 
  • 49% of participants intend on going to a 4-year college; 13.9% have an interest in military careers.



Discover Manufacturing Career Expo Field Trip is Thursday, October 26th

The North Central Regional Betterment Coalition and its partners, Carus Corporation, and NCI Works have planned the annual presentation of the North Central Illinois Discover Manufacturing Career Expo. This event will bring 400 area high school students to top notch area manufacturers to raise awareness of job and educational opportunities, gain an understanding of the training programs that are available around the area and see presentations from companies in the North Central Illinois region that are doing business around the world.

The Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau is hosting its Annual College Recruitment Day Open House on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. All Sophomore, Junior and Senior students who are interested in pursuing a career in an agricultural field are invited to attend. With one in four jobs in Illinois being related to agriculture, the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau feels an event of this type is very beneficial.Open House hours for Henry-Senachwine students will be from 12:30 -2:00 p.m.

Colleges who have committed to attend include:

  • BlackHawk East Community College
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Sauk Valley Community College
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois
  • Western Illinois University
  • See Mrs. Self for an event brochure. If you are interested in attending, please let Mrs. Self know so she can add you to the list before October 31st.


Attend the 9th Annual Discover Manufacturing Career Expo October 12, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This Career Expo encourages students to seek high-skilled, high-wage careers in all areas of the manufacturing industry. Students will rotate through work stations in the manufacturing facilities and see first-hand how high-tech this industry has become. Each company has hand-selected young and talented employees to spend the day with our visiting high school youths. They want to share their experiences and showcase how manufacturing today holds opportunities for advancement and success in a variety of careers.

After touring a local manufacturing facility, the students will travel to ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE, East Peoria for lunch, and a chance to see our ICC labs. Additional local manufacturing representatives and recent graduates will be available to talk with the high school students about the many different career paths and job opportunities available across the spectrum of manufacturing in Central Illinois.

Discover Opportunities in Agriculture at IVCC and Illinois Universities

On Wedensday, October 11th Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) will be hosting an Ag Open House from 5:30-8 p.m. in CTC 124-125.

5:30 p.m. - University Booths

6 p.m. - IVCC Ag Open House

7 p.m. - University Ag Overview

  • Take a campus tour!
  • Meet IVCC Ag instructors!
  • Meet IVCC Ag students!
  • Meet reps from Illinois University Ag programs!

Contact Williard Mott at (815) 224-0413 or willard_mott@ivcc.edu for information



You don't want to miss this very informative presentation which will include basic information about how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  and how financial aid works from federal, state, and private institutions. This year the FAFSA is live on October 1, 2017 (Sunday?) for students attending a post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2018.

For younger students, financial planning should begin now by doing the best you can in school. Following are links to area schools who have visited HSHS this past year that offer scholarship money based on academic merit. This means getting a good GPA and/or a good ACT/SAT score can earn you scholarship money to attend the university of your choice. If a school you are looking to attend is not listed below simply search "[name of school] merit scholarships". 

For seniors who qualify for merit scholarships, it is important that you apply before the priority deadline for the school to be eligible for such money. 











Contact Mrs. Self if you would like to further discuss your future plans!               

















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