Novmeber 17, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Finals exam bell schedule

Dec. 21

Dec. 22

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

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR : November 17,  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:

Duke Youth Programs is a part of Duke University Continuing Studies and has provided summer academic enrichment for academically motivated youth for over 30 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of the summer programs. The camps open for registration on December 1st! Duke offers 13 different programs for students from grades 6-11. All programs seek to engage learners in innovative, interactive, transformative learning experiences. Co-curricular social and recreational activities are carefully planned and delivered to complement the instructional day. The camp “learning community” approaches learning as a shared responsibility among students, instructors, and counselors.  For more information on how to register for the Duke Summer programs, please visit www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth. You can also contact our office by sending an email to youth@duke.edu or giving us a call at (919) 684-2827

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) Advanced Scholars Program provides 11th and 12th grade high school students the opportunity to complete UNL college credit at a reduced tuition rate. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Semester. The Application deadline is January 7, 2016 but students are encouraged to apply early.

The Advanced Scholars website has instructions for students on how to enroll, ordering textbooks, paying tuition, beginning their online course(s), and important dates.

Advanced Scholars Application Forms

Students applying for Advanced Scholars need to provide the following information:

Nebraska high school students may qualify for the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program offered by Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Post-secondary Education.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact:

Micaela Rahe
Senior Assistant Director
Office of Admissions
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
402.472.4471
800.742.8800, ext. 4471
mrahe2@unl.edu

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 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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Goodrich Scholarship Program application period opens 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.

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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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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.

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  Consider some ways to approach the holiday in a positive manner.  Count your blessings.  Even in difficult times, we have much to be thankful for.  Help someone that may be in need.  Adopt a Hawk is a wonderful opportunity to assist Silver Hawk students and families.  If you want to help, there are a couple ways to do so.  Buy Scrip in the school store.  The profits from the Booster Scrip sales help fund this program.  Another way is to make an individual donation and drop it off at the Silver Hawk Booster Store or the main office.  Any checks should be made out to the Silver Hawk Boosters. 

Begin your family holiday celebration with one of America’s classic holiday favorites,

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Performances are:

December 10, 11, 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Reserved Tickets go on sale tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 10!

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Additional tickets are $10 for Adults, and $8 for Students/Children. Due to high demand, we can only hold your additional tickets for 24 hours without payment. Please contact the theatre box office to reserve your seats ASAP. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

 You can reserve your seats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

1) In person: The theatre box office is open M-F from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

2) By phone: Call the box office, ext. 66039 & leave your request anytime.

3) By E-mail: Send your request to: lsedivy@lps.org anytime.

4) By Fax: Fax your request to our box office by calling 436-1524 anytime.

Looking for an easy way to do your holiday shopping before? If so, the LSW Booster's Holiday Boutique will be held on Tuesday, December 1st in the LSW Commons area between 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. Concessions will available through FCCLA. A portion of every sales will be donated to the Adopt-A-Hawk Program, which assists LSW students & families.

Items available for sale include: non-toxic products, whimsical gifts & beaded bookmarks, wreaths, coasters, ornaments, hair accessories, nail wraps, greeting cards, jewelry, organic bath & beauty products, decorative Mason jars, canvas tote bags, journals, Instagram photo albums, eco friendly products, wooden door decor, henna tattoos, wool felt items, original artwork, & many more items for your holiday shopping. Vendors include: Ava Anderson, Beads Boutique, Bookish, JaiKs Designs, Jamberry, LSW Speech & Debate, LSW FCCLA, Norwex, Origami Owl Jewelry, re*storied DESIGNS, & Snows Crafts. Dr. Simpson-Kirkland and Mrs. Jean-Baptiste will perform holiday music for your listening pleasure.

STAC is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, November 14 at 10a.m.  The event will be in main gym and cost $5.00 per person. Sign up is before school, during lunch and after school in the commons.

Book Drive - for LPS Early Childhood Education - LPS School Psychologists are holding their 2nd Annual book drive to collect new and gently-used books for infants and children through age 5. Last year they collected enough books to give two free books to every student being served by the LPS Early Childhood Program! Books may be left in the designated box in the office.

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.