Graduation is Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 12:00 noon at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. All seniors participating in the ceremony must wear a cap and gown ordered from Lincoln Graduation. Please make sure your son or daughter has a cap and gown ordered. Orders can be placed online at: lincolngraduation.com
On Tuesday, May 23, seniors will be asked to stay after finals for the senior meal at 12:15. Once they are finished with the meal seniors will be directed to the auditorium for the senior meeting. Upon completion of the senior meeting they will be dismissed to pick up their caps and gowns. Seniors will then return to the auditorium for Senior Honors at 2 p.m. More information will be sent home in a letter the beginning of May.
Seniors should monitor their lunch account balance. If a refund is needed on their account, they need to contact the cafeteria prior to May 23rd. Any balance left in their lunch account is absorbed by Nutrition Services. Form to complete for refund on lunch account.
Immunization records for graduating students will be placed in their graduation packets. Please keep them in a safe place for future reference. It is also recommended that senior parents and seniors go into ParentVue or StudentVue and print several copies of their immunizations before graduation as seniors will need this for future use...college admission, employment, etc. Once seniors graduate they will not be able to print their immunizations.
LPS Seniors (graduates) with data on Google Drive are encouraged to retrieve this data prior to leaving LPS. Even if they are unsure if they will ever want it, it is very important to grab it NOW. As soon as they leave LPS (even the day after they leave) their files are no longer available to them. ALL GRADUATING SENIORS should follow the instructions on THIS PAGE prior to graduation.
A Final Transcript is a transcript that has a student’s date of graduation listed. The student must request a Final Transcript be sent to the institution they will be attending. Sending a transcript to a college during a student’s final year that does not have a grad date does not fulfill the college’s requirement of a Final Transcript. Many colleges will put a hold on future registration and/or financial aid if they do not receive a Final Transcript. Athletes are also reminded to request a Final Transcript for NCAA or NAIA—they, too, require a Final Transcript.
GoPo community service hours must be completed in order to graduate. In addition, to complete the college admissions process and to be awarded most scholarships, the Final Transcript must indicate this requirement has been met.
If a student knows where they will be attending college, they can request a Final Transcript anytime during the school year. Final Transcript requests will be held until year-end procedures are completed—approximately mid-June. LSW will send a Final Transcript to ONE college/institution—the grad does not need to pick up this transcript. Any PDF’s, additional or personal copies will need to be requested separately and picked up AFTER June 15.
LPS will send Final Transcripts electronically to the following colleges: UNL, UNO, UNK, SCC-Lincoln, Nebraska Wesleyan, Chadron, Peru and Wayne State. All other transcripts will be sent by US Mail. Because of the large volume of transcripts colleges receive in the summer, it may take up to 3-4 weeks for the college to process your student’s transcript.
You can request a Final Transcript by going to the LSW website, Popular Pages, Transcript Requests. Or, the graduate can come to the Registrar’s Office and complete a Final Transcript Request Form. Final Transcripts will be available through Lincoln Southwest for 1 year following graduation. After 1 year, graduates will need to contact Student Services at the District Office to request their Final Transcript. A reminder to parents: Once a student graduates, parents can no longer request their transcript.
Students attending the LSW graduation ceremony will receive a blank diploma cover when walking across the stage. Providing all requirements have been met, the diploma itself will be given to them in a white packet AFTER the ceremony in the area where they waited prior to entering the arena. Students attending summer school will receive their diploma upon successful completion of summer school.
PLEASE DO NOT DISGARD THIS PACKET!! Not only does it contain the diploma, we have included the following:
Only 1 diploma is given to the graduate and cannot be duplicated. If the diploma is lost, the grad can request a Final Transcript which will have the graduation date listed.
All LPS 2017 graduate’s diplomas will list May 24, 2017, the last day of school, as the graduation date.