Novmeber 3, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

State Volleyball Early Release – November 12 - Bell Schedule

00 7:15-8:00
01   8:15 – 9:00
02  9:05-9:50
03  9:55 – 10:40
04  10:45- 11:30
Lunch 11:30-12:00

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

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR : November 3,  2015

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 are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest (https://www.educationquest.org/resources/scholarshipquest/) and national college searches (http://wp.lps.org/jlehn2/students/scholarships/) to check out such scholarship opportunities as those listed below:

College Visits:

November Visits:

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LSW's Financial Aid Night for seniors and their families will be held on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. College admission, types of financial aid, scholarships and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion will be discussed during this hour-long presentation, which is presented by Anders Peterson from EducationQuest.

Seniors/Juniors (or their parents/guardians) who attend this EducationQuest presentation will have the opportunity to win one of three $500 scholarships that will be awarded to eligible students: Eligibility requirements include:

UNK's Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship: 

www.unk.edu/honors

The Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub scholarship is UNK’s most prestigious scholarship. High School Seniors with an ACT of 30 or higher, and who rank in the top 10% of their class, are eligible to apply.  The first step is to apply and be admitted to UNK.  Then, the student should complete the application to the Honors program.  UNK will select a number of finalists to come to campus for interviews (typically the first week of December). The Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub scholarship covers tuition, university fees, books, room and board, for four years.

Deadline: November 15th

UNK's Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP):

http://www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships

The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state.  Students must be admitted to UNK and complete the KHOP application as well.

Deadline: November 15th

UNK's Freshmen Scholarship Deadline extended to March 1, 2016

UNK has extended our freshmen scholarship deadline to March 1st, 2016.  Your high school seniors can take February ACT and it will count for the new March 1 freshmen scholarship deadline.

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Participation in the Next Generation Leadership Summit is available to all students participating in one or more of the Nebraska Career and Technical Student Organizations in 9th – 12th grade.  Students must apply by November 15, 2015.  See online application details and more at:  http://www.nepork.org/next-generation-leadership-summit/

The Next Generation Leadership Summit is scheduled to be held January 25, 2016, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska from 8:30am – 3:30pm.

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Central Plains Center for Services, through a contracted partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. This program provides financial assistance for tuition, fees and books, as well as one-on-one support, for current and former state wards to attend college. Click here to access additional information and application.

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Can't visit Wellesley? Join them for the online information sessions this fall that are listed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Aid & Affordability 
Information Session

Monday, November 16

5:00-6:00 pm EST*

Wellesley Information Session

Wednesday, December 2

8:30-9:30 am EST*

A few notes:

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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.

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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, 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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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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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:

If you get to school Monday and no one is here…You forgot to move your clocks back!  So, if you don’t want to be first at school, change your clocks Saturday before you go to sleep. 

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!

LSW DECA is hosting the student Hunger Drive this year! Please help support them by bringing any non-perishable food items to school and place them in any of the food drive boxes around the school. This is a huge competition against other Nebraska high schools so please do a good deed to help support the hungry people of Lincoln. DECCA is passing out paper bags after school today! Please support the Food Bank and fill the paper bag with packaged or canned goods! If you have any questions ask any DECCA member or Mr. Mahoney.

How would you like the opportunity to win our school a $1000.00 prize?  All you have to do is bring in non-perishable food items to help DECA’s Fright For Hunger Food Drive.  There will be bins in the commons and in every forum for you to drop any of your donations off. Consult the orange posters hanging around the building for items that are especially needed by the food bank. Do your part to help our school out!  GO HAWKS!!!!  HAWK POWER!

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!