September 8, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

-  Prize
-     1st in Lunch
-  Premier Parking

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR: September 8

SPORTS

Please check our LSW Calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events.

http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=406&school_id=8

SENIORS

Seniors…3 must-do tasks for this fall!

  1. Apply to your top college choices. LSW participates in Nebraska’s Apply2College campaign on October 5th, where you will get help with your college applications during a school-day event.
  2. Create an FSA ID. You and a parent must each create a username and password at fsaid.ed.gov that will serve as your Federal Student Aid (FSA) IDs for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will each need your own email address to create an FSA ID.
  3. Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov on or after October 1. The FAFSA is your application for federal, state, and college-based financial aid. The colleges you list on the application will use that information to determine the types and amounts of financial aid they will award you.

Get FREE help from EducationQuest

 Meet with college reps at College Fairs, Educational Planning Programs

Juniors and seniors: Attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program (EPP) this fall to meet with college representatives. Admission is free.

Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your smartphone, and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it.

2017 Fall College Fairs

Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street.

Omaha Area College Fair, Sunday, October 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge St.

College Visits

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ScholarshipGuidance.com announces that the scholarships listed below are now available:

1. KFC REACH Educational Grant Program - September 28, 2017 (50 Awards - $3,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_kfc_reach_educational_grant_program_9154.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

2. MyProjectorLamps Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (2 Awards - $500)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_myprojectorlamps_scholarship_9156.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

3. Money Metals Exchange Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (5 Awards - $2,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_money_metals_exchange_scholarship_9155.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

4. Burger King Scholarship - December 15, 2017 (10 Awards - $50,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_burger_king_scholarship_9020.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

5. VIP Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

6. SP Scholarship - September 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

7. YDI Scholarship - September 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_9015.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201709&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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Attracting and enrolling students from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences is central to the mission of St. Olaf College. St. Olaf remains especially committed to the success of first-generation students and students from low-income backgrounds, and St. Olaf supports these students in a number of ways:

Two students from each each school, who meet the criteria listed, may be eligible for nomination. If interested in this opportunity, students may visit with their counselor.The University of St. Olaf will contact selected students directly and make travel arrangements. St. Olaf will cover all travel expenses. Pleaseclick here to view info about St. Olaf.

Students will travel to St. Olaf on Sunday, November 5th, attend a welcome reception with their St. Olaf student host and participate in the Fall Visit Day program on Monday, November 6th. They will return home on Mondayevening.

If you have a question,  please feel free to call St. Olfa Admissions at 507-786-3025. A listing of the St. Olaf Admissions representative who works with students from your state and/or high school can be found here.

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The Joslyn Art Museum is currently accepting applications from high school students for the 2017-18 JAMbassadors program. JAMbassadors are high school volunteers who assist with youth classes, families and guests at public events, behind-the-scenes event preparations, etc. at the museum's Criss Center for Education 

To apply, please complete the online application at http://www.joslyn.org/educationjambassadors by Wednesday, October 4th. Students who are accepted will need to complete an orientation at the museum on Saturday, October 14th from 1:30 - 11:30 am.

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The University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins and Emory University will hosting evening programs for prospective students. The universities will host a presentation for students and parents and then be available for individual conversation afterward.

Please click here to register for the program in Omaha, NE on September 24th. Students may also visit the trip website to register for the evening program in their area.

For more information, please visit http://www.thenuwhetour.org/ for more information.

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Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT offers the Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity, which is a 4-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton writer, composer & lyricist * Class of 2002) and Thomas Kail (Hamilton Director * Class of 1999) . It is worth more than $200,000. Eligibility criteria includes the following:

For more information & to apply, please go to wesleyan.edu/hamiltonprize.

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SCC will be hosting a one day Robotics Workshop where students will build and test a Vex Robotics Kit. Students will start from a group of electronic and mechanical parts and finish with a functional remote-controlled robot. Workshop dates include the following Wednesdays from 9 am to 2 pm at the Lincoln Campus:

For more information, please click here. To register &/or for additional details, call 800-933-7223 ext 8384 or 402-761-8384 or email inquires to robotics@southeast.edu

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Students can visit Chadron State College multiple ways:

Eagle Open House:  Tour campus, check out the programs and activities we offer, visit with a professor about your degree interests, have lunch courtesy of CSC, and learn about admissions, financial aid, housing and more!

 Health Professions Showcase: All students are welcome to visit campus and learn more about the variety of health professions opportunities CSC offers. Experience different health modules including the cadaver lab! Also, learn more about RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) and PHEAST (Public Health Early Admission Track)

 Junior Day:  Visit the CSC campus, meet other high schools juniors, discover how to best plan for college throughout your senior year, and learn more about Eagle Nation!

 Personal Campus Visit:  Personal visits offer the one-on-one feel that CSC prides itself on. Take a student-guided walking tour of CSC’s beautiful campus, meet with faculty from your academic area of interest, have lunch in the dining hall and ask questions about living on campus, paying for college and admissions.

 Students can register for all event by using the following link.  http://www.csc.edu/admissions/visit/options/index.csc

-Reminder if students qualify for RHOP, the new deadline for RHOP is now November 15th.  This decision was made by UNMC to better coincide with their other programs. Additional information is available at  http://www.csc.edu/sci/rhop/

-RLOP is a new partnership between CSC and UNL-College of Law to recruit future lawyers for rural Nebraska communities.  To be considered for RLOP, students must meet the following requirements:

RLOP Students receive full tuition scholarships while at CSC, and RLOP Students are provisionally admitted to the UNL-College of Law.  Deadline Date:  January 16, 2018.  http://www.csc.edu/rlop/index.csc

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ScholarshipGuidance.com announces the following scholarships are now available:

1. VIP Scholarship - August 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201708&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

2. SP Scholarship - August 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201708&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

3. Arctic PT Scholarship - August 31, 2017 (1 Awards - $500)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_arctic_physical_therapy_scholarship_8938.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201708&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

4. Horatio Alger Scholarship - September 25, 2017 (106 Awards - $25,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_horatio_alger_scholarship_8950.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201708&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

5. YDI Scholarship - September 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_9015.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201708&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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Latino/Hispanic Summit -- Important information:

o   Due September 22, 2017

o   Nominees should register to attend early so that they are sure to be able to attend

o   the Gallery of Stars picture and

o   the Gallery of Stars Nomination form which will be completed on-line

o   Scholarship Awardees will be announced after lunch at the Summit on October 16th – Awardees must be in attendance. 

Registration, the “Gallery of Stars” nomination form and the Hispanic/Latino Summit Leadership Scholarship application can be found on the website at: http://www.latinosummit.org

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting’-By World is a program that provides tools, advice, and communication to help families get ahead. The class will start on Monday, September 11, 2017 and is a 13 week program. The classes will be from 12:15 pm to 2:30 pm. Free lunch and free childcare are offered to those who participate. Participants will also receive $250 compensation for their time. The classes will take place at ConnectioN Point at 1333 N 33rd St. in Lincoln. For more details and/or to register for this program, please click here or emailconnectionpointlincoln@gmail.com

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Students who have actively been involved in community service activities may apply to be considered for the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. For more information and/or to apply, please visitspirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2017. 

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The Lincoln Area College Fair is Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street. Before attending, students should register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org, print the barcode or download it to their smartphone, and take it to the fair so college reps can scan it. Click here for more details.

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WashU's new application deadlines are as follows:

WashU now accepts self-reported test scores

Application Fee Waivers

As part of Washington University’s commitment to access and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted students, it will now make it more affordable for low income students to apply to WashU. Effective this application cycle, it will waive our $75 application fee for families whose income is $75,000 or less. This new policy also aligns with our current no-loan policy for students from families with incomes of $75,000 or less. 

WashU welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive community of students from all financial backgrounds.

Information about Early Decision

Students who have fully explored the opportunities at WashU and are clear that WashU is their first choice are encouraged to consider applying ED. Just over a third of this year’s entering class utilized the ED option. WashU's commitment to meeting 100 percent demonstrated need includes students who apply ED, and they will receive their financial aid awards when they receive their ED decisions.

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Important Notes to Remember for UNL Applicants:

If you have any questions about scholarships or financial aid at NEBRASKA, please contact Vanessa McMurray (vanessa.mcmurray@unl.edu), First-Year Financial Aid Advisor,  at 402-472-2030.

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High school students may earn dual credit by enrolling classes at the UNHS (University of Nebraska High School).  Course selections include the following:

For more information, please click here

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CollegeXpress.com has announced the following scholarships are now available:

$100-$500

Scholarship: National High School Poetry Contest
Due Date: September 30

$500

Scholarship: AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
Due Date: September 30

$500

Scholarship: Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
Due Date: September 30

$1,000

Scholarship: Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
Due Date: September 30


Scholarship:
 Return 2 College Scholarship Program$1,000

Due Date: September 30

Sallie Mae® is accepting nominations for the $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship. Nominees may be high school juniors and seniors who meet the following requirements:

Interested students should request nominators to visit ScholarsApply.org/BridgingTheDream to nominate a student today. 

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University of Nebraska-Kearney updates include the following:

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The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps has a national scholarship opportunity every year to attend a 4 year accredited institution with a follow-on commissioning opportunity to serve in the military. These scholarships are offered across the United States to competitive students with an interest in one of our many career paths. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps actively seek those interested in Engineering, Math and Science programs along with many other degree plans.

The Navy Marine team issues roughly 1,000-1,500 scholarships nation-wide to High School Seniors entering college. Although every student is not offered a full 4-year scholarship, there are also 3 and 2-year scholarship opportunities for UNL students.

For more information, please contact LT Paul Hast, USN, Assistant Professor of Naval Science at UNL at 402-472-448, 614-732-2955, or paul.hast@unl.edu.

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Concordia University offers both full and partial tuition music scholarships as part of our financial aid offerings. Full-tuition scholarship finalists for this year’s incoming class hailed from Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin, with over 70 students in total receiving a music scholarship. Students for fall 2018 can begin completing the music scholarship application by clicking here.

This fall, three Visit Day events will be offered at Concordia University on Saturday, Oct. 14, Friday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Dec. 1. Students can meet with faculty and coaches, tour campus and learn about our Admission and Financial Aid options. To learn more about campus visits, please click here.

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Every year, Colgate University selects a talented group of high school students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to attend Colgate in Focus, the school's diversity open house. 

Participants will experience campus from a student’s perspective. They will attend a class taught by our world-renowned faculty. Last year, Colgate in Focus attendees shadowed courses such as:

Panels with students, administrators, and faculty will introduce students to the resources that support success at Colgate and beyond. They will tour campus and learn why 13 is the school's lucky number. They will share a bite with students, faculty, and staff while discussing contemporary or long-standing historical questions in our traditional “brown bag” conversations. 

If invited, generous financial assistance is available to help students and a family member attend Colgate in Focus.

To apply, please visit http://www.colgate.edu/admission-financial-aid/visit-colgate/open-house. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 8th. Colgate University will review and provide decisions on a rolling basis.

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100 Scholarship Winners. 2 From Every State.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.

Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.

Seniors may apply at wendysheisman.com.

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 George Washington University has agreed to pilot a new section of the Common Application this year. Students will see the new "Courses and Grades" section for a small number of colleges this year.

"Courses and Grades" is meant to standardize and streamline self-reporting of high school grades. This new section could take students 20-30 minutes to complete.

If a student has GW or another pilot school in their college list, they will be asked if they meet the following requirements to determine if they should complete the "Courses and Grades" section:

Submission of "Courses and Grades" will not replace the need for an official high school transcript to be submitted as part of the School Report.

For more detail, visit the Common App's Five Facts for Course Grades or watch their training videos.

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Friendship Home's annual Safe Quarters drive will take place on Sunday, October 8. Safe Quarters is Friendship Home's largest fundraiser, deploying over one thousand volunteers to collect financial contributions from every Lincoln household for victims of domestic violence. Teams of volunteers are assigned to Lincoln neighborhoods and go door-to-door. It sounds like a daunting task, but it will be our 15th year and a good majority of Lincoln community members anticipate the event every year. 

This event is a great way for students to physically get out in the community and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Teams are usually 8-12 members and can register at friendshiphome.org or through Dani Jurgens. Volunteers will receive t-shirts, collection buckets for the drive and pizza after the event.  If you don’t want to form a team there are plenty of other volunteer opportunities the day of the event.

For more information, please click here or contact Dani Jurgens, Volunteer Coordinator at Friendship Home  (402.437.9367 or daniellej@friendshiphome.org ).

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The Levine Scholars Program at UNC-Charlotte seeks exceptional high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge and possess a capacity for ethical leadership that elevates fellow students to a higher standard. The program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage across discipline and excel at the highest levels. Scholars receive:

The total value of this four-year scholarship is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students. 

Levine Scholars are eclectic in their interests and pursuits. Scholars have secured diverse internships at companies and agencies such as Apple, Google, Martha Stewart Living, the Manhattan Transit Authority and the Children's Defense Fund. Members of the first four graduating classes have gone on to explore and achieve at the highest levels. Four alumni are recipients of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant; several are attending graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, UNC Chapel Hill, the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas at Austin; others are enrolled at medical school at East Carolina University, Rush Medical College in Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill; and one just completed law school at Stanford University. Alumni can also be found at Amazon, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo Securities and the U.S. Air Force.

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The United States Senate Youth Program enters its 56th year of providing high school juniors and seniors with an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government and the opportunity to receive a $10,000.00 scholarship.

The United States Youth Senate Program information and application is now available online at -http://www.education.ne.gov/ss/USSYP.html

Completed applications must be received by the Nebraska Department of Education by October 4th, 2017.

Faxed , scanned, or emailed, applications or answer sheets will not be accepted.

Completed applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will have a scholarship test and answer sheet sent to their school.  The designated educator at their school will administer the test and will return the test and the answer sheet to NDE no later than 4 p.m., CST, November 1, 2017.

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UNK Health Careers Fair

Wednesday, October 11th

Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Registration: 8:15 am – 8:50 am

Opening Session/ Event Begins: 9:00 am

Attendees should arrive and complete registration/check-in between 8:15 am and 8:50 am.  The event begins promptly at 9:00 am with an opening session.  This year will feature a panel of healthcare providers representing pediatric medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and more.  Following the opening panel, student groups will be rotating through three separate opportunities: Career Exploration Fair, UNMC Health Science Education Complex Information Session and a breakout session. 

Over 30+ representatives from various healthcare professions will be sponsoring tables at the Career Exploration Fair.  A campus tour will be available at the conclusion of the day.  For more information regarding the day please visit www.unk.edu/healthcareersfair.

Lunch IS NOT included as part of the Health Careers Fair. However, lunch vouchers for The Market, located in the Nebraskan Student Union, will be available to students to purchase at a reduced price ($6.86) if the students are interested in having lunch on campus following the Fair.

The healthcare field is one of the largest growing career fields today and UNK offers over 20 different options for pre-professional training for a career in healthcare.  The healthcare industry is growing by leaps and bounds with new career opportunities and advancements in the traditional professions.  The UNK Health Careers air provides students with the opportunity to gather information and learn more about healthcare professions.

Pre-registration is appreciated and will expedite the check-in process the day of the Fair!

If you are planning to attend, go to visit.unk.edu and find October 11th on the Events Calendar. 

Select “Health Careers Fair” and complete registration.

Attendees who are coming on their own will need to park in residential parking off campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (308) 865-8260. 

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Through the University of Alabama's Early College Program, students can take college courses online  while still in high school. Students planning to attend the University of Alabama can earn up to 30 college credit hours, which is almost a year of college coursework. UA Early College is a great compliment to AP and IB credits.

For more information about the UA Early College program, visit www.uaearlycollege.ua.edu or call 205-348-7083.

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ScholarshipXpress.com invites eligible students to apply for the following scholarships:

* $2,000

Scholarship: We The Future Contest
Due Date: September 17

* $500

Scholarship: MyProjectorLamps Scholarship
Due Date: September 30

* $5,000

Scholarship: Easy Scholarship: Share Tips to Help Friends Reduce Stress
Due Date: September 30

* $1,000

Scholarship: College JumpStart Scholarship
Due Date: October 17

* $1,000

Scholarship: Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Due Date: October 31

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students, are you interested in Japanese culture? Did you know that Southwest has a sister-school program with a high school in Japan, Senshu Matsudo? If you would like to learn more about our sister-school, a good start would be to take part in our penpal program; you could make a new friend, and possibly travel to Japan with us in 2019 to meet them! Interested? Then you'll want to pay attention to the following information: Applications for this year's penpal program are available online using the Jump Code: GUP3. Also, the Hallway TVs are displaying the Jump Code in case you forget. Hurry, you will need two teacher references, and the deadline to submit your application is next Friday,September 15th!

Are you interested in being a part of the LSW Unified Bowling team? Applications are now available in Miss Benson's room which is C110. Stop by and pick up an application before or after school. All applications are due no later than Thursday, September 14th at 3:15 pm. Again, if you're interested in being a partner for the LSW Unified Bowling team, stop by C110 and see Miss Benson.

SOGI - Southwest's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Group will be starting our monthly meetings Monday, September 11th after school from 3:30-5 in the A100 forum (if available). All are welcome to attend! See Mr. Wierman with any questions. 

Attention LSW students and staff:   As part of our 9th grade Good Citizenship Initiative Project, some 9th grade classes are working together to collect a number of items needed by the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Many of these victims have lost everything!   Our collection drive here at LSW will specifically be supporting over 100 families, and their local schools, within a specific section of Port Arthur, Texas.  We have arranged for a truck to pick up all donations from LSW and deliver them to specific families in a section of the Port Arthur, Texas area.  These supplies will also be shared with two of the local schools that these families' children attend.

Items needed:

Due to overwhelming necessity of items needed ASAP, we need all donations by FRIDAY 9.8

Please bring donations to A113 OR you and your own classroom teacher may choose to start a collection in your room and then bring ALL items to A113 classroom at some point on Friday.  

    Please contact Mrs. Kelley in A113 classroom with any questions.  Thanks!!!


French students! Mark your calendars! Our French Conversation Table will take place every 
second Tuesday of the month this semester! Our first meeting will be on September 12th at 7:30 am in A203! Join us to practice your speaking skills in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere! All levels are welcomed! AP French students are highly encouraged to attend! If you have any questions, please see Madame Van Zandt in A203.