September 14, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR: September 14, 2017

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.

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 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:

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CollegeXpress.com announces the scholarships below are now available for students:

$1,000

Scholarship: Internet of Things Scholarship

Due Date: October 1

$500

Scholarship: CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest

Due Date: October 15

$5,000-$20,000

Scholarship: U.S. Bank 2017 Scholarship

Due Date: October 27

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Attention 9th & 10th graders:  The Career Academy (TCA) is hosting a Career Explorations Fair for you and your parents to learn more about top career options when you graduate high school.  Experience the hands-on learning available at TCA and how to "test drive" your future as a TCA student in one of 20 career pathways.  Attend the TCA Career Explorations Fair with your parent/guardian anytime between 1:00 - 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 24 at 88th & O. Park in the lower south parking lot at SCC, Register for prizes, meet TCA students and instructors and see how "doing high school differently" can make a huge difference in your future success.  We hope to see you there!   

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Coe College invites interested students to attend the Crimson & Gold Visit Days, which are listed below:

To register, please visit http://www.coe.edu/admission/admissionforms/crimsongoldvisitday

If these dates are not convenient, students can schedule an individual visit and Coe College will personalize their visit experience to include a class visit, one-on-one meeting with a faculty member, a residence hall tour and more. To schedule your visit, please call 877.CALL.COE or email admission@coe.edu.

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Tip Top Tux will be accepting applications for $10,000 in scholarships through March 1, 2018. To apply, complete the application at www.tttuxprom.com/scholarships.

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The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks students who have demonstrated the outstanding potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Our hope is that all Robertson Scholars will play significant and impactful roles in their communities and society, today and in the future.There is no such thing as a ‘typical Robertson Scholar’. Our Scholars pursue a range of passions, academic interests, and personal and professional goals. While each Scholar brings their own skill sets, strengths, and personalities to the program, they share the following traits:

Purposeful Leadership

Intellectual Curiosity

Strength of Character

Collaborative Spirit

The application is NOW OPEN for First Years at Duke and UNC to apply to join the Robertson Scholars Class of 2020! https://t.co/v8sCf45sUP 

For additional information, please visit https://robertsonscholars.org/#.

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The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program seeks students who have demonstrated the outstanding potential to become great leaders in college and beyond. Our hope is that all Robertson Scholars will play significant and impactful roles in their communities and society, today and in the future.There is no such thing as a ‘typical Robertson Scholar’. Our Scholars pursue a range of passions, academic interests, and personal and professional goals. While each Scholar brings their own skill sets, strengths, and personalities to the program, they share the following traits:

Purposeful Leadership

Intellectual Curiosity

Strength of Character

Collaborative Spirit

The application is NOW OPEN for First Years at Duke and UNC to apply to join the Robertson Scholars Class of 2020! https://t.co/v8sCf45sUP 

For additional information, please visit https://robertsonscholars.org/#.

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If you are a visual, literary, design or performing artist between the ages of 15 and 18 or in grades 10 through 12 you could:

Apply to youngarts.org/competition. Applications are being accepted in cinematic arts, classical music, dance, design arts, jazz, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.  Questions? Email apply@youngarts.org.

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The Omaha Area College Fair is Sunday, October 1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Sapp Fieldhouse. This is a great opportunity for seniors to wrap up their college selection process - and for juniors and sophomores to get started.

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. To view a list of participating colleges, please click here.

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The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, is hosting its next Annual Criminal Justice Conference on Monday Oct. 2nd, 2017. It is FREE to the students, counselors or their parents.  It will be held at the Student Union building, Ponderosa Room, with registration starting at 8:30 AM, Career Fair open at 8:30 AM and the conference starting at 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  In addition to the below speakers, the conference will feature different criminal justice related agencies present at the adjacent Career Fair, which students are also invited to attend.

*Please be advised that these presentations are geared to university students majoring in Criminal Justice.  The presentations may be too graphic and disturbing to some students who are not interested in Criminal Justice.

UNK is able to provide you and your students a 20% discount on your meal at the Student Union for lunch. The cost for each individual will be $7.17 + tax, for an all you can eat buffet.  Buses can drop students off at the Student Union and may be parked in parking lot #20 which is located in the northwest part of campus, on the road leading up to the Country Club where the State Cross Country race is held. The address is University Drive and 19th Ave.  You can access a map of the university by going to unk.edu and click on quick links to campus map, or click here for the campus map.  Parking is limited on campus, those bringing their own cars will be able to find parking east of campus on the adjoining city streets.

Please email Dr. Joseph Carlson with the number of students who are planning on coming.  Students may come also with their parents or by themselves.   For questions, you may contact Dr. Joe Carlson at 308-865-8510  or email carlsonj@unk.edu.

Criminal Justice Conference Schedule:
Monday, October 2, 2017

08:30 - 09:00 AM  Conference Registration & Career Fair

09:00 - 09:15 AM  Conference Welcome - Dr. Peter Longo, Dean, College of Natural & Social Sciences
09:15 - 10:30 AM  Police Response to Civil Unrest, Chief Kurt Frisz, Wentzville, Missouri Police Department

10:30 - 11:00 AM  Career Fair and Break
11:00 - 12:15 PM  Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court

Judge W. Mark Ashford

Bob Blanchard, VTC Coordinator

Jeff Lux, County Attorney

William Harry, Public Defender

12:15 - 12:30 PM  Career Fair and Break
12:30 - 01:30 PM  Lunch

01:30 - 02:45 PM  Emergency Response and Panel Discussion

Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sherrif's Office Emergency Support Unit

02:45 - 03:00 PM  Closing

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The NACAC Fall College Fair will be  held on Saturday, October 21 from 1-4:00 p.m. at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, NE.

The event, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and 
hosted by the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC), is free and open 
to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from public 
and private colleges and universities, including some international institutions. Both two- and 
four-year schools will be featured.

Complete information about the fair, including free student registration, can be found online at 
https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/omaha-national-college-fair/ or 
www.nacacfairs.org.

Participants will receive tips on how to navigate the college-selection process, and learn more 
about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus life.

More information about the Omaha National College Fair — including directions, a list of colleges 
exhibiting at the event, and tips to help students prepare for the fair — is available online at 
https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/omaha- national-college-fair/. You may 
also email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 800-822-6285; follow @OMAcollegefair on Twitter and 
join the “Omaha National College Fair” event on Facebook, as well.

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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 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. 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 Monday evening.

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 Crisis 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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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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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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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. 

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.