October 6, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

Final Exams Schedule

October 12                                                                       
07:50-8:55     Final Exam Preparation                      
09:00-10:30   Block 1 exam                                      
10:45-12:15   Block 2 exam                                      
12:15-3:30     make-up if necessary                      

October 13                                                                       
07:50-8:55     Final Exam Preparation                      
09:00-10:30   Block 3 exam                                      
10:45-12:15   Block 4 exam                                      
12:15-3:30     make-up if necessary                       

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR: October 6, 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…Don’t forget that your senior pictures are due to Ms. Benson by Oct. 31st.

Attention seniors…Apply2college will be held at LSW this Thursday, Oct. 5th from 8:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. in the C113 Computer lab. To register for one or more of the sessions, please sign up for a time slot at the Senior 2018 Google Classroom. The code to enter is l9bz726 (lower case letters, starting with l as in lion) Questions visit the counseling center.

Do you need GOPO hours? Wysong Elementary School (7901 Blanchard Boulevard) is looking for high school student volunteers to run carnival games, bounce houses, and a photo booth for their Family Fun Night on October 6 from 5 - 8 pm.  There are two shifts available and students can sign up at the following link below.  

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094badac2da31-wysong1

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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RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

All students interested in joining the Trap Team in the upcoming spring season are required to complete the Hunter Safety course offered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Make plans to complete the course as soon as possible. Consult the Game and Parks website, outdoor nebraska.gov for course schedules and enrollment.  See Mrs. Stopp with any questions.

Student Council is collecting items for their Hurricane Relief Drive in the front of the commons. Please consider donating sanitary supplies, diapers and canned food. Items will be collected throughout this week. Remember every little bit helps.

Police club is meeting Oct. 11th at 3:15 in room A101

LSW's Trip to Japan in 2019 The Sister-School Program at Southwest is doing amazing things in connecting our students with others from around the world! From an interactive penpal/Skype program to foreign exchange opportunities, Southwest's global connections are expanding. One fantastic opportunity open to all LSW students is our every-other-year trip to visit our sister-school in Japan, Senshu Matsudo! Our next trip will be in July of 2019, and include a 3-night homestay with a Senshu family, and a 9-day tour of Japan hosted by EF Tour Company! Some of the many fantastic tour stops include sites in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Odawara, and Kyoto! We will be holding several parent information meetings throughout the school year, but if you would like more information you may contact Dr. Brady (tbrady@lps.org) or Tammy Cunningham (tcunning@lps.org) directly, or fill out the Japan 2019 Trip Information Request Form at: http://lps.org/go/B5RD 

In need of homework help? The Library holds free help and tutoring with homework in the Academic Resource Center on Tuesdays during PLC and Thursdays after school! The writing center is also available to help with papers and essays for classes.

If you have not picked up your Honors packet yet, they are in the main office. Please stop by and pick yours up. J

AUDITION MATERIALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at the Silver Hawk Theatre Box Office for the winter play: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Scripts may checked out for a 24 hr. period and need to be returned to the Box Office by October 6, 2017.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 & Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Both audition sessions are held at 6:00 p.m. in the Black Box Classroom.

Students only need to attend ONE audition session. Auditions are CLOSED – only the student auditioning needs to attend. CREW FORMS are also available and need to be returned NO LATER THAN Wednesday, October 11, 2017 to be considered for work on this production.

Juniors- Friday, October 6th is the last day to register for the PSAT test. To register you need to go the Counseling Center and bring a check or cash for $25.00