February 18, 2016 - Student Bulletin

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LUNCH FOR: February 18, 2016

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Registration sessions:

SPORTS:

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

SENIORS:

COLLEGE VISITS:

COUNSELING CENTER:

To celebrate the very best of America’s high schools, Varsity Brands.com has created the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards. The Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. Each winner will be honored with up to $1,500 in prize money, totaling $25,000 awarded from Varsity Brands! Contest submissions will open on varsitybrands.com February 8, 2016 and will close on March 1, 2016. Read on to learn more about the submission requirements and selection criteria: Submission Requirements for All Entries: Nominees must be nominated by a student, colleague or community member.

All entries must include:

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Seniors are reminded to use ScholarshipQuest when looking for scholarships provided by organizations in Lincoln, Southeast Nebraska, and the state of Nebraska. Some of the new additions to ScholarshipQuest  this week include the following:

Each year, thousands of scholarships, especially those available at the national level, remain unused because students do not complete the application process. To learn which national scholarships are being offered, students need to register with at least one or two national scholarship search.  USA Today, rates the following sites as its top 10  college scholarship searches:

Additional  resources for scholarships include:

 

 

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Students who plan to study in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln or who are interested in world hunger issues may are invited to apply for the $500 scholarship towards tuition in CASNR at UNL through the World Food Prize Nebraska Youth Institute! Freshman through senior students are eligible to write and participate. Students must attend the daylong event at UNL on March 14, 2016 to claim their $500 scholarship. For more information, visit http://casnr.unl.edu/worldfoodprize.

Deadline: February 24, 2016

 

 

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The Office of Admissions at UNL is enhancing our efforts to provide information to families about how to go and pay for college. I am reaching out to you because we are offering a visit option that is exclusively in Spanish.

Families can register at admissions.unl.edu/SpanishVisit

Please note the registration form is in English but all follow up communication will be in English and Spanish. The day itself will be exclusively in Spanish.

 

 

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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.

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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 Pre-pathon will take place on Sunday, February 21st starting at 11AM ET.

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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:

Would you like to win a free window tint for your car? Come to the H-A-W-K-S night this Friday, 6:30p.m.  Play Bingo and win lots of great prizes.  Proceeds go to support the sister school Japan trip.

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This Thursday there will be a Girls Preseason Tennis meeting in Room A102 @ 3:10. See Coach Hershberger if you have questions.

 

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Silverhawk Baseball Sign up meeting! Meeting is for all student who plan to try out for baseball. Monday, Feb. 22 at 3:15 in Forum B118.

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Attention all athletes wishing to participate in LSW Track and Field this spring. There will be a mandatory informational and sign up meeting for the LSW Track and Field Team on Monday, February 22 at 3:15p.m. in A118 Forum. If you are unable to attend please see Coach Schuster in Room A103 or in the A117 TC. See you there!

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The Emeralds Dance Team 2016-2017 tryout meeting will be held Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:15am OR 6:00p.m. This is a mandatory meeting for ALL dancers interested in trying out for the Emeralds Dance Team. A parent or guardian must be present.  Emeralds Dance Team Tryouts will be Wednesday, March 16th – Friday, March 18th.  Please contact Emeralds Coach, Rachel Robinson for more information.

 

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 Hawk’s Night! A Bingo Benefit February 19th 6:30 to 8:30p.m. LSW Commons

$1.00 cards, door prizes, crafts, kids’ films, fun foods!  Proceeds go to the LSW Japan Trip.

 

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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

 

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