October 5, 2015 - Student Bulletin


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

LUNCH FOR: October 5 , 2015

RGDE Testing Schedule (October 7th)

Testing (90-minute Late Start)
8:15 – 9:45          Testing (90)
00    09:00 – 09:45 (for those not testing)
01    09:55 – 11:00 (65)
03   11:00 – 11:21 1st lunch class (15)
       11:21 – 11:51 1st lunch
       11:54 – 12:40 1st lunch class (46)
       11:06 – 11:46 2nd lunch class (40)
       11:46 – 12:16 2nd lunch
       12:19 – 12:40 2nd lunch class (21)
       11:06 – 12:10 3rd lunch class (64)
       12:10 – 12:40 3rd lunch
02   12:46 – 01:51 (65)
04   01:57 – 03:03 (66)

Final Exam Schedule

                 Oct. 13                                                                               Oct. 14
07:50-8:55    Final Exam Preparation                       07:50-8:55      Final Exam Preparation
09:00-10:30  Block 1 exam                                       09:00-10:30    Block 3 exam
10:45-12:15  Block 2 exam                                       10:45-12:15    Block 4 exam
12:15-3:30    make-up if necessary                          12:15-3:30      make-up if necessary





The LPS Test Prep Program has 3 ACT workshops left this year (timed for the December, April and June tests). Next year, they will offer a combined PSAT/SAT workshop in the fall. Each ACT workshop has 9 classes - 8 of actual instruction on mostly Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm, with the 9th class on a Saturday morning to take a complete practice test. Course content includes:

-- Testing strategies that apply to all test sections and strategies for specific test sections

-- Content review: grammar, math, and some science

-- Practice tests so students can practice the strategies and time-management

This year, all classes are held at Lincoln High. Each workshop costs $125, but tuition is lowered to $25 for students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. To qualify, students need to provide the following documentation: an email from a school counselor, or a copy of the lunch approval letter. If even the $25 payment is a hardship, please contact your assigned counselor for additional details.

Students can register online by going to http://wp.lps.org/testprep/ and clicking "Register Now." However, LPS does not offer on-line payment options, so parents must mail payment OR call LPSDO Accounting and arrange for a credit card payment. A registration is not complete until payment is received. Workshops fill up often, so  students and parents need to make the payment promptly. Please click here to view the 2015-16 LPS ACT Test Prep Program's brochure.  If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Linda Geisert at lgeisert@lps.org.


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The Four Directions Youth Program is being offered to Native American youth; however, Non-Native youth are welcome to attend. The Indian Center, Inc. serves youth ages 10-17 with the priority focused on increasing school engagement. This program will work to identify intervention and prevention strategies to address the problems surrounding at-risk youth and providing assistance to appropriate areas of need. For more information, please contact Rose Springer, Juvenile Justice Youth Coordiantor at 402-438-5231 or rspringer@icindn.org.

UNL Family Information | Application Night for Juniors & Seniors

On Wednesday, October 7th representatives from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present the UNL Family Information | Application Night for the families of juniors and seniors who are interested in attending UNL. This is a chance to learn about UNL programs, deadlines, scholarships, financial aid, and for families to ask questions about the UNL process. There will be Spanish speaking representatives from UNL as well.  A computer lab will be open after the session for Senior families to complete the application with assistance from UNL staff.

Narrative invites all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.

Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative.

All N30B entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2016 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week or Poem of the Week.

Submissions are accepted in the following media:

Written: Works of prose and of poetry, including short stories, all poetic forms, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length nonfiction. Prose submissions must not exceed 15,000 words. Each poetry submission may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. All submissions should be double-spaced, with 12-point type, at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the first page. Submit your document as a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but we encourage you to be selective and to send your best work. All entries will be considered for publication.

Drawn: Graphic novel excerpts and comics of no more than thirty pages, in .pdf format. Please include your full name in the title of the file name.

Photographed: Photo essays of between five and twenty images, previously unpublished (including on sites like Flickr, your personal website, stock photography sites, etc.). Images should be submitted in a low-resolution .pdf or .jpg format; however, upon acceptance, images need to be provided with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, in a .tif, .jpg, or raw format that can be reproduced at 1,024 pixels wide. Captions or text should be included, either with the file containing the images or as a separate document in a .doc or .pdf format, with numbered captions corresponding to the similarly numbered photographs. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page of the essay.

Spoken: Original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in audio theater, including performance, radio journalism, and stories and poems read aloud. Submissions may run up to ten minutes, in .mp3 format, with a bit rate of at least 128 kbit/s. Please include your full name in the title of the file name.

Filmed: Short films and documentaries of up to fifteen minutes. Submissions must be in .mp4 or .mov format. Please include your full name in the title of the file name.

Timing: Entries will be accepted through November 15, 2015, at midnight, Pacific standard time.

Entry fee: There is a $23 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by December 15, 2015. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions, which will be final. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine.

Entries must be previously unpublished, though Narrative does accept works that have appeared in college publications. Entries cannot have been the winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest. Only online entries may be submitted. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but if your entry is accepted elsewhere, please let Narrative know as soon as possible. Click here to submit your work or visit http://www.narrativemagazine.com/30-below-2015.

On Wednesday, October 7th representatives from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present the UNL Family Information | Application Night for the families of juniors and seniors who are interested in attending UNL.


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 and area colleges|universities. Students may sign up in the Counseling Center to participate in this event.

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, the University of Nebraska's Engineering Department is offering an engineering open house to allow students the opportunity to learn about the programs available through UNL in an in-depth and hands-on setting. This day includes information sessions, tours, and Q & A panels on topics ranging from student involvement to financial aid to internship/co-op opportunities and much more. Register online at http://engineering.unl.edu/etbf-showcase/.

For questions, please contact Amber Retke, director of recruitment, at aretke2@unl.edu or by phone at (402) 472-7094.


The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites US high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1956. To learn more about the 2016 Profile in Courage Essay Contest, please visit http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx.

Submission deadline: January 6, 2016


Students who have participated in community service activities over the past year are invited to fill out an online application for the  Prudential Spirit of Community Award Scholarship by visiting http://spirit.prudential.com.
Deadline: November 3, 2015


The 2015 "Dear Grandchild" letter contest is now open from Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plan. NEST’s “Contests & Scholarships” webpage states:

 Write a letter to your grandchild, great niece or nephew, explaining your hopes and dreams for them and why higher education will be important. Share it with us between September 9, 2015 and October 13, 2015 for a chance to be drawn as one of six (6) winners of a $1,000 scholarship. You won't have to choose a favorite; you can divide equally among up to four children. 

 Click here for details. The contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust.


The Creative Center is offering an Adobe After Effects class, which teaches digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application used in video production. In this introduction to After Effects, learn to build visual effects including motion graphics and typographic effects for video. Bring your own laptop and software, or use one of our Macintosh computers!

Email Kim Guyer with your contact information and method of payment:

Method of payment:

Class will be subject to cancellation if a minimum of 10 spots are not filled.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 9, 2015.


Sewanee, University of the South is hosting Discover Sewanee on Nov. 8–9, 2015. Students are invited to apply to attend Discover Sewanee, where they’ll discover the diversity of people and experiences that Sewanee has to offer. At Discover Sewanee, students will spend two days in our residence halls and classrooms bringing their unique perspectives to our discussions on interculturalism.

For more information visit http://admission.sewanee.edu/


I’m First! is an online community providing first-generation college students—and those who advise them—with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through college. To learn more, please visit http://www.imfirst.org/


U.S. News & World Report announced today that Goucher made its list of the nation’s top 10 most innovative schools—those colleges and universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities. An example of its innovative practices is the Goucher Video Application, which allows applicants to submit a straightforward, two-minute video application about how they see themselves flourishing at Goucher. For learn more, visit http://www.goucher.edu/.


The UNL application is now officially open, but with some very important improvements to make the process quicker and easier for students:

To apply online, go to http://admissions.unl.edu/apply.aspx.


The Hispanic/Latino Student Summit will be held on October 27th at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney Nebraska. The featured speaker will be Lina Traslavina-Stover. For more information, visit www.latinosummit.org.

Seniors are reminded to register for ScholarshipQuest -- https://www.educationquest.org/resources/scholarshipquest/, which includes local, regional, and state scholarships. There are also several national scholarship searches listed on the LSW Counseling Center's website -- http://wp.lps.org/jlehn2/students/scholarships/ -- that seniors are encouraged to register with. Students are also invited to view the LSW Counseling Center's homepage -- http://wp.lps.org/jlehn2/ -- and the Scholarship Opportunities page -- http://wp.lps.org/jlehn2/students/scholarship-opportunities/ -- 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 https://www.whshapplication.com/default.aspx.


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 http://cehs.unl.edu/edpsych/clinic/.


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 http://buffettscholarships.org/college-scholarships.  


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 admission@coe.edu.
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 http://www.coe.edu/admission/firstyear/admissionsubpage/visit.


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 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 ($6.77) 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 visit.unk.edu 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 unk.edu/healthcareersfair.

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 www.collegelive.com

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 admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House. Check out the College of Architecture website architecture.unl.edu. 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 leslie.gonzalez@unl.edu or call 402-472-9233.


Students and families are reminded to visit the LSW Counseling Center website (http://wp.lps.org/jlehn2/), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/LSW-Counseling-Center), and Pinterest site (https://www.pinterest.com/lswcounselors) 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.


Honors Convocation Students: Please remember to stop by the main office and pick up your honors packet.

PSAT – Juniors this year’s PSAT test will take place on the morning of Wednesday, October 28th. If you would like more about this test, or want to sign up, please see your counselor as soon as possible. 

Poetry Club will meet in B210 at 3:20p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Abegglen, Ms Russel, Or Tiara Crites.

Student picture retakes are Wednesday, October 7th.  Students needing a retake should report to the auditorium when announced to do so and bring back their picture packet if pictures were purchased.  Students who did not have their picture taken at locker check-out or the first day of school will need to have their photo taken so it may be included in the yearbook. This is the only re-take day, so please plan accordingly.

The Nebraska National Guard offers a Child & Youth Program at the UNL East Campus Readiness Center, 2000 N. 33rd St in Lincoln, NE. Programs and activities are offered for students of all ages. To learn more, visit http://ne.ng.mil/WFS/Pages/Child.aspx or call 1-800-432-6778 Option 4.

COME SHOP TILL YOU DROP at the annual Southwest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. Over 70 vendors from across the Heartland will be on hand to handle any of your holiday shopping needs. LSW's Speech and Debate teams will have delicious homemade hearty fare at the Concessions during the day, as well as, a baked goods table for all of your holiday baking needs with pies, rolls, cakes and much, much  more to choose from.  9am - 4p.m. $2 at the door. We Hope To See You There!

 Friday October 2nd, come and see the Photo 3 class put on their own First Friday Art Show!  This show will be on Friday only and will be on display from 5-9pm in the Railyard Public Market across from Pinnacle Bank arena.  First Friday Gallery art shows happen in Lincoln every first Friday of the month and our students will be represented this month.  Congrats to Christian Torres, Lauren Cope, Madison Dennis, Tressa Wagner and Miranda Raatz on the great work to make this show happen and their amazing art work!  Come see the artwork and show your support.  See Mr. Petska if you have any questions. 

"Finals are quickly approaching! If you need some extra help in any of your classes don't forget that NHS offers tutoring in the media center every PLC Tuesday. Also, all NHS applications are due to the main office by 4:00pm Wednesday 9/30."

Students, Just a reminder that 10th grade health screening will take place on Tuesday, October 6th in the wrestling gym (D103).  This screening is mandated by Nebraska state law.  Students, please wear your glasses/contacts if you have them.  Teachers, please send students to D103 at their designated times in order to create a smooth flow of about 500 students.  We have many volunteers in the building helping to make this undertaking a success.  Thanks for your cooperation in this process.  10th grade students should come to the wrestling gym at the following intervals as they are called (alphabetical by last name):

A-C  8:15 - 8:51am
D-F  8:54 - 9:30am
 G-J  9:36 - 10:12am
 K-M 10:15 - 10:51am
 N-R 12:25 - 12:42pm
 S-T  12:48 - 1:25pm
 U-Z  1:26 - 2:03pm