January 27, 2016 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

 You’ve Been Caught Soaring!

 LUNCH FOR: January 27, 2016

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Registration sessions:

SENIORS:

COLLEGE VISITS:

 COUNSELING CENTER:

 The Davis Chambers Scholarship recognizes academically promising students from diverse backgrounds who often find that the financial requirements of postsecondary education are a major obstacle. Qualified applicants should be graduates of a Nebraska High School and a resident of Nebraska.

The amount can equal the full cost of attendance. The typical award is between $2,000 and $4,000 a year. Each applicant is required to also file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as additional resources may be available to students with financial need. UNMC recipients receive awards between $500 - 2,000.

Click here to access a copy of the Davis Chambers Scholarship to each campus (UNO, UNK, UNMC) at which you would like to be considered a candidate for the scholarship. UNL applicants must apply online – myred.unl.edu

Deadline: February 1st, 2016

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LIBA (Lincoln Independent Business Association) is offering a total of 12 $1,000 LIBA Free Enterprise Scholarships to high school seniors. Please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest to view requirements and download application. Eight of the 12 scholarships will be awarded annually to a high school senior & four of the 12 scholrships will be awarded annual to dependents of of all LIBA member business owners and their employees.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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NMC, in partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska, offers a two-year sponsorship coupled with an apprenticeship program at NMC Cat locations in Nebraska.

Apply for the NMC Sponsorship Program by clicking on the following link:
http://www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorship_application/

Upon submitting your application, NMC will contact you to confirm all of the below application requirements have been met.

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The Junior Achievement Scholarship provides multiple awards ranging from $500 to $1,000. Eligibility requirements include any senior who has a completed a JA class in their Business Econ class in high school, but they do not have to be currently enrolled in the class at the time of submitting the  Junior Achievement Scholarship application by clicking here or visiting ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline: March 18, 2016

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 The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

Deadline: March 2, 2016.

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In order to be considered for incoming freshman scholarships at the School of Mines, prospective students must be accepted for admission no later than the first business day in February prior to the academic year they plan to attend. For admittance to the School of Mines, students are required to submit an online SD Mines admission application or a paper admission application by mail, fax or e-mail.  Regardless of how you submit your application, all incoming freshman accepted for admission on or before the first business day in February will be competitively evaluated for incoming freshman scholarships. A separate application is not required for incoming freshman students. Students interested in departmental scholarships should contact their respective department for further information. All applicants must carefully review the admission application requirements and ensure that all required documents (including no less than an official 6th semester high school transcript or a final transcript for students that have already graduated from high school) are received by the Admissions Office by the first business day in February deadline. For more details, visit

http://www.sdsmt.edu/Admissions/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarships/Scholarships-for-Incoming-Freshmen/

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UNO’s Goodrich Scholarship Program application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00PM (CST).  Applicants can apply online at https://goodrich.fluidreview.com/. Unofficial high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores will still be directly uploaded by the applicant in their online Goodrich application account.

February 20, 2016 will be the last available date for the English Placement and Proficiency Exam (EPPE) to be eligible for our application process (as testing must be posted by the March 1, 2016 deadline). Please note that all applicants are required to take this free exam. 

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 The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.org.  The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2016 by 5:00 pm ET.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

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 Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded, with each scholarship payable in four equal installments of $1,000 per semester over the course of academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In addition, two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2016-2017, payable in two installments of $1,000 per semester. Students must be entering a college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2016. The $4,000 scholarships are funded by the Nebraska Insurance Federation and will be awarded to students entering the University of Nebraska at one of its three campuses in Lincoln, Omaha, or Kearney. The $2,000 scholarships are funded by the Nebraska Actuaries Club and will be awarded to a student entering any college or university in the state of Nebraska. Each scholarship is open to students graduating from any U.S. high school. Students must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. All applicants must have demonstrated mathematical ability and evidence of some understanding of the actuarial field.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship Committee is offering two $2,500 scholarships to American Indian students who are enrolled in a tribe and who will be attending a higher-education institution (e.g. four-year college/university, community college, tribal college, technical school, etc.) in the upcoming fall term. Deadline: April 1, 2016

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 The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) has two scholarships available for LPS seniors:

Students may download a copy of the application at ScholarshipQuest or at www.lincolneducationassociation.org. For more information, contact Emily Sears at LEA by calling 402-489-7500 or emailing her at emily.sears@nsea.org.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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 The Lincoln Community Foundation is offering the David Staenberg Scholarship ($200 value) to graduating seniors of public or private high schools in Lancaster County, Nebraska. It is to support post-secondary education for students with dyslexia.  For more information and to download the application, please visit www.lcf.org or ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

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The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation is now accepting applications for three scholarships they are sponsoring in the amount of $1,000 each. To access directions and the application, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest.  The scholarships will be awarded to students that choose to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or higher learning institute within the state of Nebraska.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

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 The LPS Health Occupations Summer Camp at St. E's is open to current LPS sophomores and juniors who have taken one of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations, Medical Terminology or Anatomy/Physiology.

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The LPS Summer Internship Program at St. E's is open to current LPS juniors who have taken or will be enrolled in at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations, Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology or Fundamentals of Health Careers.

Brochures and applications for both the Summer Camp and Internship Program are available to view and download at  http://wp.lps.org/cte/health-occupations/.

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The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom – and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering:

• Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year     engineering program

Funded by the GM Foundation – which has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to deserving charities, educational organizations and disaster relief efforts worldwide since 1976 – the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program continues to be one of the nation’s most impactful scholarship programs.

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 Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. It will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

 This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016.

 Interested students should visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage

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Join the FAFSA Completion webinar and learn how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  on Wednesday, February 24, 2015 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (CT)   . The FAFSA is your application for federal, state and most college-based financial aid.

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Seniors are encouraged to complete scholarship search profiles to see if they qualify for such awards as the 2016 Junior Achievement Scholarships. The JA Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 and will be awarded to graduating seniors who demonstrate academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. These awards may be used for any direct education expenses, such as tuition, books, and room/board at any accredited post-secondary educational institution, including trade school and community college, for any field of study.
For more information, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest to review and download this application. Deadline: March 18, 2016

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For information about Iowa Private College week and to register for this event, visit http://www.iowaprivatecollegeweek.org/iowa-private-college-week/index.aspx. During the first week in August, Iowa’s 25 private colleges and universities invites students and your parents to explore their campuses, visit with professors, meet coaches, chat with current students, and learn all about academic and social opportunities.

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 ExploraVision Awards - $10,000 - 40 Awards (Deadline: February 1, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents, living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school. Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_exploravision_awards_8962.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201512&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 15, 2016)

Student Eligibility:

A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

B) You must be 16 years of age or older

C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.

Applications can be found by going to:
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_you_deserve_it_scholarship_8959.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201512&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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For the 2015-school year, the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund will award up to three $2,000 scholarships. The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award will award up to four $300 awards to students who apply for but do not receive a Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship. Deadline: January 30, 2016 (Submit electronically to lheaton@nshsf.org

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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:

If interested in Show Choir, dance auditions will be after school later in February. For times and information, look at the posters around the school and check with Mrs. Cotton and Mr. Jacobson’s websites. There is a choir for everyone!

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Hawks we are teaming up with the American Heart Association for a “Red Out” for our basketball game against LSE on February 5th.  T-shirts are $10.00 and they are available by the trophy case before and after school. All proceeds go directly to the American Heart Association to help fight cardiovascular disease.

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Hawks, please take 20 seconds for $20,000. Southwest’s own Carter Knopik is one of three finalists in the Windstream Start-up Challenge. The winner’s school will receive $20,000.. There will be signs posted around the building with instructions on how to vote. You can vote once each day by going to inc.com/smarttomorrow Choose “ThoughtBubble” and click the “Enter your vote” button below. It’s that easy! J

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Auditions for this year’s musical, Singing in the Rain will be held on Monday, January 25 or Tuesday, January 26 both at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Audition and crew forms are available at the Theatre Box Office. There are several roles for non-singers and dancers.  We will be discussing auditions at the Drama Club Meeting this Thursday at 3:15. We’ll also be handing out registration packets for the International Thespian Festival. SO be sure to attend.

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Students have you seen the posters advertising our newly added GUITAR class for next year? It is a 5 credit class that we are offering for next year. It’s open to any student…Beginner through advanced guitar playing skills. The class is listed in the online registration so if you are interested, please sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cotton or one of the other music teachers in the E-wing.

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For any student not currently in an LSW Choir that is interested in being in a choir next school year, Auditions are January 19-29.  This is more for us to meet you and give you information.  Vocal Placement auditions will be before and after school.  Go to E-wing to sign up for a time slot.  Audition material and info is on Mrs. Cotton's website..http://wp.lps.org/dcotton/choralaudition/.   If interested in Show Choir, dance auditions will be after school later in February.  For times and information, look at the posters around the school, check Mrs. Cotton and Mr. Jacobson's websites or come to E-wing to talk to Mrs. Cotton or Mr. Jacobson.  There is a choir for everyone! 

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Southwest High School students and parents, it is time to begin the course registration process for the 2016-17 school year.  Details regarding the registration process can be found on our school’s website. Access to course registration is done through the Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVue using the "course register" tab on the left of the screen. The registration window will be open from Friday, January 8th through Sunday, February 7th. To complete this registration process, you will need to use a computer not your phone app. For students and families who would like assistance with the online registration process, dates and times for help sessions are listed on the school’s website.

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Silver Hawks, Please take the time to nominate your favorite teacher for the annual LPS Thank You Teacher event.  In honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day- Tuesday, March 1- Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX radio are again collaborating to thank our educators with the annual Thank you contest. Nomination form can be picked up in the main office and are available at lps.org/go/recognize

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2016 Graduates — Please check the list of potential 2016 graduates posted on the Attendance Office window to make sure your full LEGAL name is spelled correctly.  Diplomas will be printed as shown.  See Mrs. Carman, Registrar, if there are ANY changes.

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 Boys' and Girls' State applications and information are now available in the Counseling Center.  This year's camp runs from June 5 - June 11 and participants are expected to stay for the whole camp.  Boys' and Girls' State is open to current juniors and applications are due back to Mrs. Jean Baptiste by Monday, January 25th.  For questions or to learn more about this great program, please visit with Mrs. Jean Baptiste in the Counseling Center.

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February ACT Tutoring support will be available in room B101 from 2-4p.m. on the following dates: Jan 26th – Math

                        Feb. 2nd – Reading and Science

Please sign up on our website under the Academic tab.

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Students, the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) is being held at Southwest on February 2nd during 4th block in the Auditorium.  This is a 25 multiple choice question contest that covers a wide variety of math topics.  If interested, please see Mr. DeVries or your math teacher as soon as possible.  Sign up needs to be competed by Thursday January 28th.