May 14th is… National Dance Like a Chicken Day

National Dance Like a Chicken Day on May 14th encourages everyone to dance like a chicken! This day entertains from start to finish with people flapping their arms and strutting chicken-like. Everyone has probably danced the “Chicken Dance” at least once in their lifetime. This silly fun song is popular at wedding dances, Oktoberfest, and other celebrations, too. The song gets people of all ages up and moving on the dance floor.

Written in the 1950s by Werner Thomas, a Swiss accordionist, the Chicken Dance didn’t even make it to the United States until sometime in the 1970s. The Chicken Dance is associated with polkas or oom-pah-pah music. Originally written with the name Der Ententanz (The Duck Dance), the song’s title later changed to Vogeltanz (The Bird Dance).
Upon arriving in America in the 1970s, the song acquired choreography with repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions, as well as the new name, The Chicken Dance.

Lunch Options

Entree 

  • French Toast Sticks 
  • Sausage Links 
  • Mexi Pizza 
  • Chef Salad 
  • Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun 
  • Cheeseburger Patty on a Bun 
  • Spicy Chicken Patty on a Bun 
  • Pizza Hut Cheese Pizza 
  • Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza 
  • Pizza Hut Sausage Pizza

Meatless Entree

  • Cheese Sticks
  • Black Bean Salsa Burger
  • Cheese Chef Salad

Vegetable

  • Sweet Green Peas
  • Romaine Tossed Salad

Fruit

  • Blueberries w/ Whipped Topping
  • Mixed Fruit

Grain

  • Dinner Roll
  • Hamburger Bun

Dates to Remember

  • May 17-18 – LSW Student & Faculty Cabaret @ auditorium
  • May 19 – Final Exams blocks 1 and 2
  • May 20 – Final Exams blocks 3 and 4
  • May 21 – Remote learner material return day (district-wide)
  • May 29 – Graduation @ Pinnacle Bank Arena, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Announcements

Yearbook distribution has arrived!

Seniors, you can pick up your yearbooks this Friday, May 14, after school. Yearbook distribution will take place in the commons in front of the media center. Yearbook distribution will also take place Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18, after school as well. If you have not purchased a yearbook but would still like to, please stop by the bookkeeper to do so. Books are $75 and there are a limited amount of books remaining.

Questions? See Mrs. Wilhelm in the Band room!

Remember that tickets are on sale for LSW Theatre’s final show of the year, The LSW Student & Faculty Cabaret

Tickets are now on sale for LSW Theatre’s final show of the year, The LSW Student & Faculty Cabaret. This show features 26 different singing, acting, and dance performances by your fellow Silver Hawk Students & Teachers. Due to pandemic restrictions, the only people allowed to attend the in-person performances here at school are the families of the cast and crew. BUT, you’re in luck, because both performances are being professionally live streamed! To support these amazing acts, all you have to do is go to www.showtix4u.com and purchase either an Individual Live Stream Viewing or a Family/Group Live Stream Viewing. Performances are Monday, May 17th, and Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Media Center – Return Chromebooks & Chargers

A reminder that if you have borrowed a Chromebook or charger from the media center, please return your items back to the media center so they can be checked back in. Not doing so will result in having the item added to your student fines account.

Seniors and their Google Drives

This is a very important message for LPS Seniors (graduates): We urge EVERY Senior to retrieve their Google Drive files prior to leaving LPS. Even if unsure if you want those files, it is very important to grab those items NOW. As soon as you leave LPS (even the day after you leave), the files will no longer be available to you. The easiest way to transfer and maintain access is by transferring LPS Google Drive files to a personal Google account, but can also be downloaded and moved to a separate drive.

Senior Graduation Items

Please visit www.signaturegraduation.com for all your graduation items needs. If you are free and reduced, please see Abbey Traynoiwicz in the main office for your order. You will also need to fill out a Fee Waiver Form.

2021 Graduates

Please check the List of Potential 2021 Graduates posted in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom. Please make sure your full LEGAL name is spelled correctly. Diplomas will be printed as shown. See Mrs. Cornell, Registrar, at scornel@lps.org if there are ANY changes.

Important Information

Tutoring

Come to the library or join the Zoom meeting on Wednesdays after school, where NHS students can help you with any subject. If you’d like a one on one tutor, fill out the tutor request form that can be found on the NHS website and the Counselor’s website. NHS will also be holding some ACT Prep sessions this term so be listening for announcements about those in the future.

Nominate and Recognize a Teacher

Hawks, you have a chance to nominate and recognize a teacher who helps or helped you SOAR high! If you have an LSW teacher in mind, use the jump code, LSWTEACH to nominate your teacher and recognize them for the great work they do!

Zoom-In Directions

Connecting with Your Teacher

  1. Log in to your Student Vue on your Chromebook
  2. Click the green Join button at the designated time for the class

If you don’t see the join button

  1. Press the refresh key on your keyboard
  2. Click the calendar menu on the left
  3. Click the blue link above your teacher’s name
  4. Click Join Meeting in the window that appears

Tech Support

Students needing assistance with chrome books or troubleshooting technical issues can call the help desk at 402-436-1735

Meals Available

A reminder that you can stop by the snack shop after school if you need to pick up any food items for breakfast and lunch for the days you are doing remote learning for your classes. Just as you would during lunch, there are meals available for sale using the standard and free and reduced lunch pricing. Stop by the snack shop in the B100 hallway on your way out if you’re interested. The meal distribution will be available as long as LPS high schools are under the 50% Capacity Plan 3/2 schedule.

LSW Year-Round Food Pantry: Available to All LSW Families

Student or parents can fill the form out online— enter jump code BCY3 at lps.org to get there— or stop into the LSW Counseling Center to get set up, either as-needed or on a repeating basis (standing order). There are a number of breakfast foods, canned goods, and lots of yummy things to eat right away or keep in your cupboards for later, all for free! Let us know if we can help.

Information from the Counseling Center

Counseling Alpha’s

You will see some new faces in the counseling center this year, and your assigned counselor may have changed! Please find your counselor assigned by the first letter of your last name.

If you need to speak to your counselor, please make an appointment by clicking on the link underneath their name on this website, http://wp.lps.org/lswcounseling/counseling-staff/, or stop by C101! Their email addresses are also listed below. We look forward to seeing you this year!

A-CL Ms. Sharpe bsharpe@lps.org
CM-GE Mrs. Almond kalmond@lps.org
GF-KR Mrs. Tomes afoxhov@lps.org
KS-OL Mrs. Augustine laugusti@lps.org
OM-SL Mr. Peterson apeter11@lps.org
SM-Z Mr. Ernst (Team Leader) ternst2@lps.org

Seniors must-do tasks for this fall!  

  1. Apply to your top college choices. Click this link to find a college application checklist and other helpful resources. https://www.educationquest.org/11th-12th-grade- students/selecting-a-college/are-you-ready-to-apply2college/
  2. Create a Federal Student Aid account at www.studentaid.gov (both you and a parent will need an account). This is the site you will use to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Complete the FAFSA at studentaid.gov on or after October 1. The FAFSA is your application for federal, state, and college-based financial aid.

Free Summer College through the CollegeNow program offered by the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha (online courses available too)

Nebraska high school students graduating in 2021-2024 are automatically eligible to take credit classes through the CollegeNOW program offered by Metropolitan Community College in Omaha with no charge for tuition, fees, or textbooks. This option is only available for the 2021 summer quarter. Students will be responsible for tools or other required supplies. Classes begin June 6, 2021. Online classes are available. Visit their website for more details.

Temporary Part-Time up to Full-Time Position at the UNL Research Center:

The Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, a research center at UNL, is hiring additional help at the Outdoor Test Site over the summer. The Construction and Testing Technician position is temporary part-time up to full-time for students 16 and older and is primarily outside at the Test Site near Lincoln Airport. This is a position that is typically filled by undergraduates, from freshman up through seniors, so they are experienced working with students. For any students who are thinking of attending UNL for mechanical engineering, civil engineering, construction management, or a related major, this is a great opportunity for hands-on experience to get a foot in the door for an internship later at UNL. Contact kpolivka2@unl.edu to apply.

If you would like to see other learning, leadership, and post-secondary exploration activities available year-round, click on this link to view the LSW Student Opportunities Database. These pages are updated regularly, so bookmark the site and come back often! Please contact your LSW school counselor with any questions – we’re here to help you prepare for what’s next!