October 28, 2015 - Student Bulletin

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LUNCH FOR: October 28, 2015

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

No new announcements today.

SPORTS

SENIORS

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.

 

College Visits:

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Honors Graduation is offering five $1,000 scholarships to seniors through a multi-media scholarship contest. Students may submit projects in art, photography, videography, music, and creative writing at honorsgraduation.com/scholarship. For more info, call 801-852-2339.

 The University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute is hosting a Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Information Session on November 11, 2015 from 3-4:30 p.m.  The Scott Scholarship covers fees, books, room & board, and a laptop computer for four years of undergraduate study at PKI.  Criteria for the scholarship is a minimum composite ACT score of 30, 3.5 GPA and/or top 25% of graduating class.  When paired with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Regents’ it is considered a full ride.

Eligible majors include:

 Parents are encouraged to attend.  Faculty, staff and current Scott Scholars will be on hand to review information and answer questions.  Students can register at pki.nebraska.edu.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

 Apply2College @ LSW on Thursday October 29th 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

For: Seniors who want assistance in applying to college
Pre-register in Counseling Center
Approximately 45 minutes per application
Where: Media Center Computer Lab
Representatives:
EducationQuest * All Day
UNL * All Day
UNK * TBA
UNO * TBA
NWU * 8:15 - 9:30 am

Chadron State College * 10:00 am - Noon
Midlands University * 8:15 - 10:30 am

Doane College * 1:00 - 3:00 pm
SCC * 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Peru State College * TBA

Sign up for the time slot of the college you’re interested in.
Students who are interested in a college not on list, may also receive assistance with applications during this session

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Schoo Middle School's PTSO is offering two $500 scholarships for seniors who meet the following requirements:

Click here to access application & guidelines.

Deadline: February 1, 2016 

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Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 9th year. They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 10, 2016

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KU scholarship deadline is Nov. 1.

Students who submit a complete application by Nov. 1 are automatically considered for some of the millions of dollars in resident and non-resident scholarships awarded by KU each year. A complete list of scholarships can be found at admissions.ku.edu/cs.

Senior Day Visits

Senior Days are all-day events that include sessions where students can explore specific KU campus activities and experiences. They have all day to discover information about academics, financial aid and scholarships, housing, experience a campus tour and much more! Senior Day visitors pay a small fee and must register in advance.

Fall 2015 Senior Days

Oct. 26

Nov. 2, 9, 13, 20

 University Honors Program.

Honors students are impressive in the classroom, but they also excel beyond it. Benefits include:

Students can apply to the University Honors Program until Nov. 1.

ACT Deadline Reminder

November 6 is the deadline for students to register at actstudent.org for the December ACT. Your students can enter KU's ACT College Code 1470 and we'll consider their best composite score. It's to their advantage to take the ACT as many times as they wish to get the best result.

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Goodrich Scholarship Program application period opens today (October 1, 2015) and ends Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00PM (CST).  Applicants can apply online at http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program/apply/index.php. Unofficial high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores will still be directly uploaded by the applicant in their Goodrich application account.

Attention sophomores! The Career Academy (TCA), which is a joint venture between LPS and SCC where high school juniors and seniors spend 2 hours of their school day in one of 16 hands-on Career Pathways, is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year! Students completing coursework at TCA are college-and career-ready to continue their education at a two year or four year college or university or are ready for a good job right out of high school. TCA Information Sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday at TCA beginning October 20 and ending November 12 from 7-8 PM at TCA, located at 88th & O. Each Information Session highlights different Career Pathways. For more information, pick up a flyer in your School Counseling Center or visit http://wp.lps.org/tca/ . Interested sophomores apply on-line at the TCA website.

Tuesday, October 20         Engineering, Welding, Precision Machining, Construction: Residential, Electric, HVAC-R, Masonary

Thursday, October 22       Health, AgBio, Food Sciences

Tuesday, October 27         K-12, Early Childhood, Culinary

Thursday, October 29        IT: Networking, Programming, Database plus Business: Client Relations, Entrepreneurship, Administration

Tuesday, November 3        Health, AgBio, Food Sciences

Thursday, November 5      Engineering, Welding, Precision Machining, Construction: Residential, Electric, HVAC-R, Masonary

Tuesday, November 10      IT: Networking, Programming, Database plus Business: Client Relations, Entrepreneurship, Administration

Thursday, November 12    K-12, Early Childhood, Culinary

For more information, pick up a flyer in your School Counseling Center or visit http://wp.lps.org/tca/ . Interested sophomores apply on-line at the TCA website.

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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

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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

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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/

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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:

  1. Are part of a career pathway program of study aligned with:
  2. the rules and regulations of the Nebraska Department of Education (http://cestandards.education.ne.gov/),
  3. a professional certification requirement, or
  4. the requirements for a postsecondary certification or diploma; and
  5. Have a least one local member of business or industry partnering as an official advisor to the program.

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.

o    For Fall term classes - application can be submitted starting August 1 (October 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline December 15

o    For Winter term classes - application can be submitted November 1 (January 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline March 31

o    For Summer classes which have a start date prior to July 1 - application can be submitted April 1 (May 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline July 1NOTE:  under this criteria the student is limited to a maximum scholarship amount of $250 per term.  Additionally, the law states that students applying under the other six ACE Scholarship criteria are to be given priority when applying for the scholarship; therefore, we are changing the application and deadline dates to the following:For Spring term classes - application can be submitted November 15 (March 15 for Career Program of Study); deadline May 15

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SENIORS! YOUR SENIOR PICTURE FOR THE YEARBOOK IS DUE THIS FRIDAY AT 3:00 PM. TO SUBMIT PICTURES, PLEASE GO TO THE LPS HOMEPAGE, TYPE "SENIOR PHOTOS" IN THE SEARCH BAR AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO UPLOAD YOUR PIC. TO CHECK IF YOUR PICTURE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, PLEASE GO TO THE LSW JOURNALISM OR STOP BY AND SEE MISS BENSON IN C110.

Any student who would like to participate in UNL Math Day on November 19th please contact Mr. DeVries as soon as possible to receive a field trip permission form.

Bubba’s Closet is the annual Lincoln Public Schools coat giveaway for our community’s children – is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Lincoln High School, 2229 J St. The school district is asking that adults bring their children to the event this year. This event is sponsored by LPS elementary principals and this year the Foundation for LPS was awarded a $36,000 grant from Walmart to purchase brand new coats. These new coats will be distributed to children who attend the event with an adult. Bubba’s Closet will continue to accept used and new donations of winter coats, but is also hoping for more donations of other winter wear: Warm jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats and mittens/gloves. If you have children’s new or gently used warm winter clothes to donate for this event – elementary aged – please bring them to any Hanger’s Cleaners from now through Nov. 5. At the Nov. 14 event, families may choose appropriate items of clothing to adopt and use – for free. There are no income requirements. The only requirement is that children attend to receive a new coat. If children are unable to attend, the donated used items are available for families to select. Please drop off your donated winter clothes at Hanger’s Cleaners located at: 2525 Pine Lake Road, 2655 S. 70th St., 1550 Coddington, or 2101 G St. All clothes will be cleaned by Hanger’s at no charge, and sorted by LPS elementary principals.

Is bowling right up your ALLEY? Do you have some talent to SPARE?  Come see how we ROLL!! There are just a couple of weeks left for Summer Bowling Practice (open bowling).  IF you’d like to get some practice in, or simply give it a try to see if you’d like to join the bowling team, bring a friend and come on out to Sun Valley Lanes on Wednesday’s from 4-5:30p.m.  Cost is $6.00 and of course if you don’t have your own ball or shores, Sun Valley has that there!

The 4th annual Dancing with the Emeralds is coming up on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30p.m.  Come and support the Emeralds and their partners as they dance for first place.  Tickets are no available and can be purchased form any Emerald for $5.00 in advance or $6 at the door.  Judges this year are Mr. Vernon, Mr. James, and Mrs. Bales.  Raising Canes will be available for purchase!  Hope to see you there!