September 16, 2015 - Student Bulletin


You’ve Been Caught – SOAR – WAY TO GO!!!

Guidelines to purchasing Homecoming tickets

A few Guidelines for Homecoming Dance:

Homecoming Week Themes:

**Each day 1 person from each grade showing the most school spirit will receive a FREE ticket to homecoming! Winners will be announced on the intercom daily. 

LUNCH FOR: September 16, 2015




College Visits:


Seniors are reminded to register for ScholarshipQuest --, which includes local, regional, and state scholarships. There are also several national scholarship searches listed on the LSW Counseling Center's website -- -- that seniors are encouraged to register with. Students are also invited to view the LSW Counseling Center's homepage -- -- and the Scholarship Opportunities page -- -- to view scholarship offers that may not be included in the scholarship searches searches. Seniors and their families are reminded that it is the student's responsibility to apply for scholarships and this includes submitting college admissions material by the stated deadlines

Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is your chance to gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman. To learn more, visit

Students who would like to sign a banner for Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center have until the end of the day on Friday, September 11th, do so before or after school or during lunch.

UNL's Counseling and School Psychology Clinic offers families assistance with home and school assistance they may have for their students. The clinic operates on a sliding scale fee schedule in accordance with family income to ensure that every family can afford clinic services. For more information, please contact the Clinic Secretary at 402-472-1152 or visit

On Thursday, October 29th, seniors will have the opportunity participate in Apply2College to complete their online college admissions application at LSW with assistance from representatives of EducationQuest, area colleges and universities, and LSW grads.

At 2:15 to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, November 17th in B118 Forum, there will be a workshop for seniors interested in applying for the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship. Co-presenters will be Anders Peterson from EducationQuest and Kellie King from UNL's William H. Thompson Learning Community. To learn more about the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship, visit. The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to Nebraska students for more than 50 years.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska and graduates of a Nebraska high school.  There are a limited number of scholarships, so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates. To find out more information regarding eligibility and selection for the Buffett Scholarship, please click here or visit  

Kaplan University of Lincoln will be hosting a Fall Career Fair on September 25th at 1821 K Street from 11 am to 1 pm. To view a list of employers who will be attending, click here. All attendees will are asked to bring a resume & dress professionally. Participants will have a chance to win Husker tickets.

Students interested in attending Coe College's CRIMSON & GOLD VISIT DAYS on Saturday, October 10 or  Saturday, November 14 as well  CRIMSON & GOLD VISIT WEEKS during Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16 or Monday, November 9 - Friday, November 13 may contact contact the admissions office at 877.CALL.COE or email

If these dates are not convenient, students can schedule an individual visit and the admissions office will personalize the visit experience to include a class visit, one-on-one meeting with a faculty member, a residence hall tour and more. For additional information, visit

The Women of Distinction program for high school seniors highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American students. Participants in this three-day program will explore Smith College and determine whether it might be an appropriate college choice for them. Students will live in campus houses, experience the academic and social life at Smith and attend panels and workshops on student life and the college admission process.

Admission to Women of Distinction is a competitive process based on academic and personal qualities. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously visited Smith. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all selected participants.

The program is for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who reside in the United States or a U.S. territory. International students and U.S. citizens abroad are not eligible.

The Women of Distinction application will be available at now until the deadline on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Please note that your high school transcript is required, so plan accordingly. All applicants will be notified in writing by September 30, and selected participants will be given instructions about arranging travel and other program details.

UNK Health Careers Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 14th at the Fine Arts Building's Recital Hall  with Registration: 8:15 am - 8:50 am. Opening Session/Event Begins: 9:00 am. Attendees need to  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.

Dr. Brad Bohn, Family Practice Physician at Kearney Clinic will share his experiences as a student and also as a clinician practicing in a rural area.  Following the opening speaker, 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

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 ($6.77) if the students are interested in having lunch on campus following the Fair.

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

All prospective students planning to attend, go to and select the Health Careers Fair event on October 14th to register. Or, simply click here for the direct link to the registration page.  The designated parking area is Lot #20 which can be found on the campus map that can be located at is offering students the opportunity to participate in three events listed below, the first one is on September 10th:

September All Access | September 10, 2015, 10 am - 10 pm EDT

Need college answers fast? Join us for a free online college fair to get answers in minutes! Live chat with admissions reps & current students from 100+ colleges and universities, get free advice on preparing for college, and enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!

University of California System Day | October 8, 2015, 2 pm - 11 pm EDT
  Learn more about the UC System! The University of California is widely respected as the best         public university system in the world. Join us for a free online event dedicated to exploring all that UC system schools have to offer. Enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!

October All Access | October 29, 2015, 2015, 10 am - 10 pm EDT

Have questions about applying to college or making your final college choice? Join us for one of the biggest online college fairs of the year! Live chat with admissions counselors & current students from 100+ colleges and universities, get free advice on admissions & more, and enter to win a $5,000 scholarship! Learn more at

Free Baylor ACT Test Prep Workshop for NWU Honors Academy Students

NWU Honors Academy Students will have three options for participating in a free Baylor ACT Test Prep Workshop. Workshops will be held in October, or December. Click on the link below for the date that you are interested in.

UNL College of Architecture will host an Open House on October 2nd at 8 am. High school students will have the opportunity to learn about College of Architecture academic programs, lunch with faculty and students, tour the College facilities, and participate in a design activity. To register for the Open House, visit Check out the College of Architecture website Please register by September 28, 2015 to secure a seat.

Students who cannot attend the Open House are encouraged to contact us for a campus visit! Please contact Leslie Gonzalez, Admissions Coordinator or call 402-472-9233.

Freshmen Merit Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Name

Kansas Resident*


Presidential Merit Scholarship



Morrison Merit Scholarship

$ 14,000


Founders Merit Scholarship

$ 12,000


Heritage Merit Scholarship

$   8,000

$  8,000

For more scholarship opportunities, visit

The Big Red Battalion, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Army ROTC, reminds students of opportunities available through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). These opportunities include 4-year and 3-year scholarships at one of over 1,000 colleges and universities that offer Army ROTC and the opportunity to become an Army Officer after earning a degree. Scholarships cover 100% tuition and fees or room and board, include a book allowance of $1,200 per year and a monthly stipend ranging from $350-$500 per month.

The value of an Army ROTC scholarship underscores the caliber of student they are looking for to become future Officers. In fact, the average scholarship recipients for scholarships previously awarded had an average GPA of 3.6, an average ACT of 26, 93% were in the top 50% of their class, and nearly all (96%) competed in high schools sports or competitive sports leagues.

 It is for good reason that high expectations exist for future Cadets, thus future Officers. Army Officers are charged with leading the Soldiers in our nation’s Army and the Army ROTC prepares college students for doing just that through Army ROTC. Cadets learn the art of leadership by taking Military Science classes in addition to their major coursework (all degrees accepted) throughout college. Cadets also complete extracurricular ROTC training requirements to include some summer training programs. Cadets that successfully complete their degree requirements and the requirements for Army ROTC have earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Some 2nd Lieutenants choose to serve on Active Duty, while some choose to pursue a civilian career while serving in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

The Army ROTC is a commissioning source that produces Officers after college, just as the US Military Academy does. Additionally, many misunderstand Army ROTC in college as synonymous with JROTC found in high schools. Though the ROTC and JROTC programs do fall under the same command at higher levels, they have significantly different missions and training objectivesCadets are not required to attend basic training and AIT as a requirement for Army ROTC; it simply starts with enrolling in Military Science classes.

 If you  have any questions about Army ROTC please feel free to contact me or pass along my contact information. You can also find instructions pasted below for students that would like to apply for the Army ROTC scholarship. The application window for high school seniors is now open and students are highly encouraged to apply early.

Students and families are reminded to visit the LSW Counseling Center website (, Facebook page (, and Pinterest site ( to access a variety of resources that are updated on an ongoing basis throughout the school year.

Additionally, there is a new criteria students can meet to be eligible for the ACE Scholarship.  A student whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and who is enrolled in a career program of study can apply for an ACE Scholarship.  Career program of study means a sequence of at least three high school courses that:

Students applying under this criteria will mark it on the application and will be required to provide a copy of their parent’s 2014 1040 tax form and scholarship personnel will do the calculation to make sure they meet the income guideline.  By you approving the ACE application you are certifying that the student meets the career program of study guidelines listed above.  The amount of the scholarship will be the amount the college is charging for the course or $250, whichever is less.


Homecoming candidates have been narrowed down to the final list of students from each grade level. Voting will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. Students can vote in the front area of the school; before, after school, and during lunch.

AUDITION MATERIALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the winter show "A CHRISTMAS STORY" at the Theatre Box Office.  Scripts can be checked out for a 24 hr. period. Crew forms must be turned in no later than Tuesday, October 6 by 7pm to be considered for work on this production. Auditions will be held - Monday, October 5 & Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 The LSW Academic Bowl team performed well at their first meet at Lincoln Northeast this weekend, winning three matches in a row before losing in a close match to LNE.  If you would like to participate in Academic Bowl, practices are every Wednesday at 3:15 in room B109.  Our next competition is a Literature Only Quiz Bowl in Seward on Wednesday, October 15. See Mr. Handelman for more details.

The first blood drive of the year will take place Wednesday September 16th in the wrestling room.  If you would like to donate, you must be at least 17 years old and make sure you have turned in the parent consent form. The forms are available in the main office and in B101. Members of HOSA will be recruiting donors for the drive September 8th through the 11th at each lunch as well as before and after school. If you would like to volunteer to recruit donors or assist the day of the blood drive see Ms. Duba in B101.

For everyone that applied to be a penpal with our sister-school, Senshu Matsudo- the list of this year’s representatives is posted in the main office window.  Please check to see if you are on the list.  Those selected will soon receive information pertaining to your fist meeting

Preliminary voting begins on Tuesday, September 8th  - 11th . Voting will happen in the commons and will be from 7:30 a.m.-8:10a.m. and again after school from 3-3:30p.m. Please remember you can only vote once during this preliminary round and can only vote for one guy and girl.

Final round of voting will begin Monday 9/14 and go through 9/16.

Homecoming Dance is Sept. 19th The theme this year is CandyLand! Tickets sales will start September 15th. Tickets are $5.00 each.

"Are you struggling in any of your classes? Come to the library on Tuesdays during PLC time for NHS tutoring. No sign up is necessary and there will be tutors for almost every subject who are more than willing to help get you caught up."

LPS Student Serve will be on the week of Sept. 14th-18th.  Students may visit to sign up for volunteer projects for that week. 

Tickets are on sale for Silver Hawk Theatre's Fall Play - THE OUTSIDERS. $10 for adults and $8 for students. STUDENT SEASON PASS holders, please bring your pass to the Box Office for your hole punch and actual ticket to the show of your choosing. Performances are Sept. 24, 25 at 7:00 p.m.  & Sept. 27 at 2:00 p.m.

The Capital Humane Society has a fundraiser coming up called Throw the Bones on Saturday, September 12th and they are looking for 300 volunteers to help out. Students would be in groups of two asking for donations to benefit the pets at Capital Humane Society before the Husker football game that evening. School service hours will be given for this event. They can sign up and look at more details through our website at

 If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Lenz at 402-441-4488 extension 5504.