February 15, 2016 - Student Bulletin


You’ve Been Caught Soaring!

LUNCH FOR: February 15, 2016


 Registration sessions:


Please check our LSW calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events. http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5in/client.cgi?G5genie=406&school_id=8




Kaplan will be hosting free last-minute prep for the first administration of the new SAT® on  March 5th and the ACT on April 9th.
Our Cram Sessions are intensive, 60- and 90-minute online classes taught by expert Kaplan instructors.  Students will learn the most important material to boost their score on every section of the New SAT and ACT and will walk into Test Day feeling prepared and confident.
These sessions will give students:
?        An overview of the test format, structure, and scoring
?        Top Score-Raising Strategies
?        A study schedule leading up to Test Day
Free SAT and ACT Cram Sessions for the March 5th SAT and April 9th ACT will be hosted from February 27th-April 6th.  Students can register at: www.kaptest.com/freecram. Once registered, students will  also learn about our 12-hour nonstop, live training day to help them prep before the March 5th New SAT. The SAT Prepathon will take place on Sunday, February 21st starting at 11AM ET.


The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program is available to female high school students in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Summer Scholars are academically high-achieving students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2016. Most Summer Scholars will be entering 11th or 12th grade. More information is available at https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/apply/application.html.

Student Application

Step 1. Make sure that the summer program you are interested in attending is one that the Joyce Ivy Foundation partners with and is listed among our supported programs. We do not provide scholarships for all programs at partner institutions; for example, a 1-week program is not eligible. Not sure if your program is supported? Check the list.

Step 2. Complete the student application and essays online. If you are not able to complete the application online, you may submit it via email, fax or mail:

Fax: (734) 661-0229
The Joyce Ivy Foundation
Summer Scholars Program Application
PO Box 2396
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Tip: We are able to begin reviewing your application much more quickly if you send it to us electronically (online, email, fax).

Student Application Checklist

Step 3. Once you submit your Joyce Ivy application, you will receive a confirmation email with a hyperlink for submitting additional documents and materials. Save the e-mail and link. You will use this link to submit the following additional application materials:

Note: Please send single-sided materials only and do not use staples.

Note: Don't forget that you must also apply directly to the pre-college summer program of your choice. Deadlines for financial aid vary by program. The Joyce Ivy Foundation cannot forward financial aid applications, so you should only send us a copy of your financial aid forms. If you are applying to Brown and/or the Harvard Pre-College (2 week) program, you do not need to apply for financial aid directly with these programs.

Step 4. You should forward the confirmation email and application link from the Joyce Ivy Foundation to your guidance counselor and ask him or her to submit the following materials using the link. If it is not possible for your counselor to submit these pieces of your application via the link, he or she may submit them via fax or email or — if none of the previous options are available — mail.

Note: Please send single-sided materials only and do not use staples.


All application materials must be received by March 1, 2016.


The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) is offering a high school internship program for 8-10weeks this summer where students will receive guidance and training in experimental and theoretical techniques in STEM labs at UNL. Additional information is as follows:

Access application and attach resume at: www.unl.edu/ncmn/high-school-internship-application

Person writing reference letter must complete info & attach letter at www.unl.edu/ncmn/high-school-internship-reference



The Mandatory Final Meeting for the Black College Tour will be held Thursday, February 11th at 3131 Lake Street in Omaha, at 6 0m. The $550 payment for the tour is due on or before February 11th and is payable to Morning Star Baptist Church-BCT. The $550 payment includes round trip transportation and room accommodations. Students are responsible for buying their own food & having spending money. For more info, please contact Rachelle Tucker at rmtucker@cox.net at 402-210-1568 or Kathy Trotter at 402-572-1091.


The QuestBridge 2016 College Prep Scholars Program is for juniors with an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in the most challenging courses, whose family earns less than $65,000 (for a family of four). The program offers eligible students the following services:

Eligible students may register online at www.questbridge.org.

Deadline: March 23, 2016 


The Lincoln Legal Professionals Association is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a Nebraska high school or college student, who wishes to further his/her education in the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who has a 3.0 or higher GPA. More information and scholarships are available at www.lincolnlegalprofessionalassociation.com or ScholarsipQuest.

Deadline:  March 14, 2016


The James M. Fox Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship for current seniors and/or students who are completing the GED with a strong academic record. For more information and to apply, please visit ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline: April 15, 2016


Applications are being accepted at BrightLights.org starting March 15th for students interested in becoming classroom assistants this summer.


A new $500 scholarship is available for Nebraska high school seniors that have persevered while living with a congenital heart defect. The Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship will be given in honor of Adelyn Josephine Rea, who was born on October 22, 2014 and at five days old underwent open heart surgery to correct her congenital heart defects. Adelyn passed away due to complications on November 11, 2014. In her honor, Love Adelyn was created to help share her story and to help others (Visit www.LoveAdelyn.com for more details).

This scholarship will be awarded to someone who has not only excelled academically but who has also made a positive contribution in his/her community.

Please pass this scholarship opportunity along to your eligible students. The postmark deadline is March 31. Please see the application at http://www.loveadelyn.com/scholarship.html for a full list of criteria and guidelines. The Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship is also listed in ScholarshipQuest.


The Pink Bandana scholarship is available to students who have battled breast cancer, or watched a parent or sibling fight breast cancer. The scholarship is awarded yearly, payable in $1,000 increments for a 4-year college or in $2,000 increments for a 2-year college (not to exceed a total of $4,000), and students must maintain full-time enrollment. The Pink Bandana Scholarship may be dowloaded by clicking here or visiting www.pinkbandana.org or  ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline: April 2, 2016


Interested students are reminded that the Milford Ag Tech Open House will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Lunch will be served. For more information and a list of Plains Equipment Group, please click here.

RSVP to Local Plains Equipment Group Service Manager by February 16th.


The Butherus Maser Love Scholarship is available to students who will attend a trade school, college, or university in the state of Nebraska. The award is presented to a senior selected from each of the Lincoln and surrounding area high schools. For more information and to download the scholarship, please click here.

Deadline: April 8, 2016


The UNO Housing Showcase will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  A campus-wide UNO Housing Showcase will take place Saturday, February 22. Future Mavericks along with anyone else interested in getting a glimpse into college life are encouraged to attend. Just stop in the Scott Conference Center (on the Pacific Campus) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to tour any of UNO’s five residence halls.  The last tour departing to Dodge Campus leaves at 2:45 p.m.

You can tour any or all of our five residence halls. It will give students and parents the opportunity to see any or all of UNO's five residence halls.  In addition to the Housing Showcase, students and parents are also able to visit other open houses at Mammel Hall and the Peter Kiewit Institute. Students are encouraged to attend and check out what UNO has to offer.  If you have any questions, please contact Chris Liewert at cliewer@unomaha.edu or directly at (402) 554-3520.


UNL's College of Architecture offers two summer high school workshops: the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture camp AND the Discover Landscape Architecture camp. These camps offer a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student.

To learn more visit http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops.

To apply, go to http://architecture.unl.edu/high-school-workshop/application-summer-workshop-0

Applications Deadline:

All application material must be received by the College of Architecture office on or before April 4, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Leslie Gonzalez at leslie.gonzalez@unl.edu or 402-472-4065.


A scholarship is being offered to senior students through Lincoln G.O.L.D., a new leadership development and community engagement program for high school junior and senior girls. Lincoln G.O.L.D was formed by people who are passionate about preparing young women for success and making college more attainable for students with leadership aspirations and civic sensibilities.

An independent committee  will accept, review and award these scholarships. The committee is made up of retired principalss, teachers and community leaders. No one from the Lincoln G.O.L.D. board will see the applications or have any influence in the selection process.

For more information, visit www.lincolngold.org or contact Katie Walters at 42-217-1012.

The deadline for electronic submission is April 1, 2016.


The LPSAOP (Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals) Scholarship is offering the Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship Award to a LPS high school or graduate interested in furthering their education in the business field. Please click here to download the scholarship.

Deadline: March 11, 2016


The Lincoln Consumer Credit College Scholarship is being offered two 2 graduating high school seniors in the amount of $500 each. Click here to download the scholarship.

Deadline: April 15, 2016


The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any American university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury, chaired by Dr. Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award in late May of their junior year, before college application.

To apply, current juniors should visit www.coolidgescholars.org. For more information, contact Rushad Thomas at rthomas@coolidgefoundation.org or 802-672-3389.

Deadline March 18, 2016


The Salvation Army is now accepting applications for the DJs Hero Awards.  Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the awards, recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify D.J.'s dedication of faith, selfless acts for others, and commitment to the community. Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship their selected university or college. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. For more information, please contact Patti at 402-898-5906 or patti_cameli@usc.salvationarmy.org or visit www.SalArmyOmaha.org.

Deadline: March 2, 2016


In recognition of Jackie Robinson, The Omaha Storm Chasers is offering the Chasers Charities - Robinson Athletic Scholarship to recognize a local high school African-American athlete for their hard work, character, and motivation to make a positive impact on our local community and society as a whole.  To view application process, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest. For more information, please contact Megan Burdek at 402-738-2181 or meganb@omahastormchasers.com. 

Deadline: March 25, 2016


At the Nebraska Society’s Spring Meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2016, the Society will award the second Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,620 to a high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university during the 2016-‘17 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Nebraska and a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA and class rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement.

For more information and to download the scholarship, please visit http://nebraskamayflower.org/scholarship/

Deadline: March 31, 2016


Students are now able to apply online for over 90 scholarships through the Foundation for LPS at www.foundationforlps.org/scholarships.html.

Remember that all applications must be submitted online.

Deadline: March 3, 2015


On Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., CHI Health St. Elizabeth will be hosting a job fair to showcase the many different healthcare career opportunities we offer.

We would love for any and all of your students to attend! There will be door prizes, refreshments, as well as the opportunity to schedule a job interview. Attached you will find two flyers that we encourage you to post/send where students might see them.

Please feel free to contact Evan Sheaff (ESheaff@stez.org) , or Jami Blair (JBlair@stez.org), with any comments or questions that you might have.


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.


NHS is helping to collect and provide toiletry items for the homeless, refugees and anyone who may be in need. Please donate items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, or deodorant by placing them in the boxes near the trophy cases.


Give $2 to the STAC table for a valentine to be donated to a patient at the Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center. The table will be set up before and after school and 1st and 3rd lunch every day until Valentine’s Day. 


The Career Academy is now accepting applications for current 11th graders to apply for the senior year, 2016-2017 in the following Career Pathways: Business, Early Childhood, Culinary , Precision Machining, Construction, Ag/Bioscience, and Food Science. For more information visit TCA’s website at http://wp.lps.org.tca