February 29, 2016 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

You’ve Been Caught Soaring! 

Final Schedule

March 2

07:50-8:55       Final Exam Preparation
09:00-10:30     Block 1 exam  
10:45-12:15      Block 2 exam
12:15-3:30       make-up if necessary

March 4

07:50-8:55       Final Exam Preparation
09:00-10:30     Block 3 exam  
10:45-12:15      Block 4 exam
12:15-3:30       make-up if necessary

LUNCH FOR: February 29, 2016

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 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:

The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (4) $400 scholarships to students who are graduating in 2016 and plan to attend an accredited one-year in-state certificated program or a two to four year college or university.

Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a “Meaningful School or Community Activity” they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.

Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website by clicking here or through Scholarship Quest. All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Wednesday, March 23rd. Staple your completed application form and attach it to the front of your essay when turning it in to the counseling center.

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Victoria Vinton, Director of the Nebraska Action Coalition-Future of Nursing (NAC) —  http://neactioncoalition.org/diversity-toolkit-intro/ — explains that this organization’s mission is to transform healthcare through nursing partnering with Nebraska leaders (an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP). Nebraska faces a looming nursing shortage and the nurses caring for Nebraskans do not match the diverse population we care for. The NAC has developed an Explore Nursing/Diversity Toolkit which we are excited to share with schools across the state. ?

For more information, please contact:

Victoria Vinton, MSN, RN

Director, Nebraska Action Coalition-Future of Nursing

12565 W. Center Rd. Suite 100

Omaha, NE 68144-3810

402.830.7769  vvinton@neactioncoalition.org

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln I'm First Symposium- LSW Freshmen, Sophomores and Junior students who will be the first in their families to attend college are invited to a special event on March 30, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at UNL. The I'm First Symposium will provide students information to help them attend college. To register by March 26th, please visit: go.unl.edu/first

Students who attend will be considered for a $2000 Emerging Leadership Scholarship upon successful enrollment at the University of Nebraska after high school graduation.

For more information contact Kelly Lucis at kellylucis@experience.unl.edu or 402-472-6848.

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The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program is available to female high school students in Nebraska. Summer Scholars are academically high-achieving female students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2016. Most Summer Scholars will be entering 11th or 12th grade.

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholarships support select summer academic experiences at Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis. Summer Scholars applications are due March 1. Application and info at https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/apply/application.html

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The Sewanee Bridge Pre-Health and Field Science Program, a three-week head start on becoming a healthcare professional or scientist for your students.

Students must apply by April 15.

Here are some details of the program:

The pre-health track is designed for aspiring healthcare professionals. Coursework includes neuroscience, molecular science, calculus, and statistics.

The field science track is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or who would like to more fully develop a specific interest in field science. Coursework includes ecology, biodiversity, population and environment demographics, calculus, and statistics.

Whether your students choose the pre-health track or the field science track, they will make strides toward college preparation, discover the benefits of deep mentorship, and make lifelong friends.

For more info, visit http://www.sewanee.edu/bridge/. If you have questions about the program or financial aid, please contact Coordinator of Pre-Collegiate Programs Laura Buckner.

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The Omaha Area College Fair is Sunday, March 20 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the Sapp Fieldhouse.  The Lincoln Area College Fair is Sunday, April 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College in Lincoln. 

These free events help students – especially juniors and even sophomores – begin their college selection process. students to register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org. (If students registered for a barcode for a fall fair, they may reuse it.)

Click here for additional College Fair details.

Questions about the Omaha Area College Fair? Contact Joan Jurek at 888-357-6300.

Questions about the Lincoln Area College Fair? Contact Amanda VonSeggern at 800-303-3745, ext. 6650.

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Summer College at Duke University offers a unique and excellent choice for your "college test-drive" experience. For complete details about this summer program and to apply, visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students/daytime-courses.
 

Application deadline is April 15 – APPLY EARLY as the program fills quickly.

Summer College at Duke University offers a unique and excellent choice for your "college test-drive" experience. For complete details about this summer program and to apply, visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students/daytime-courses.

Application deadline is April 15 – APPLY EARLY as the program fills quickly.

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COUGAR PREVIEW
UH Open House
Saturday, April 2, 2016

The University of Houston invites students to experience the excitement of UH firsthand at Cougar Preview — our largest open house held twice each year — Saturday, April 2, 2016! At Cougar Preview, students will have the chance to:

Registration is Now Open!

Visit UH Majors and Minors and discover the opportunities available to students at UH, based on their interests. For students uncertain about a major, they should plan to attend the Academic Session for Undeclared/Undecided students.

For more info, please visit http://www.uh.edu/admissions/connect/schedule-visit/cougar-preview/ or email at vc@uh.edu. Students also can connect on Twitter @UHCampusVisits!

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The YMCA has several summer job opportunities for high school students. Over 40 JOB OPENINGS are available at ALL Lincoln Locations!•

The Lincoln YMCAs Offer: Free Memberships for qualified staff: Flexible work schedules, FREE Y gear, Fun & supportive work environment. For more information or to apply, visit YmcaLincolnJobs.org.

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For students starting to think about next steps beyond high school, maybe looking at The Career Academy is an option. By test driving a career/college pathway at TCA while still in high school, He/she can start earning credits, save money, and could find a great fit!

Invitation to a Shadow Day at TCA
Student are invited to attend a regular session at TCA to shadow a pathway of interest. This will allow for interaction with students and instructors within the selected pathway while also attending a session on how TCA works for students.

Explore -- Discover -- Earn Credits & Save Money
During the shadow day,   students will spend some time in the pathway classroom, tour the facility, and then interact with a student panel about the advantages of attending TCA. Students enrolled at TCA have multiple hands-on experiences with business/industry mentors and advisors, attend community events, and participate in competitions. Free transportation via bus from the home LPS high schools, free books, and free or discounted tuition is available to all students. Plus, students continue to earn LPS credits toward graduation requirements and will complete high school with a college transcript showing anywhere from 10 to 20+ SCC quarter credits with just one year at TCA! Students with a Diploma+ definitely standout on scholarship and college applications!

The Power of YOU!
  The TCA Shadow Day will be held on February 26th during either our AM or PM session. To register for the Shadow Day, he must fill out the form found at: http://tinyURL.com/TCAShadow

Already interested in attending TCA? Submit your Interest Application now!
(Goe to http://tinyURL.com/TCAApp1516)

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Seniors are reminded that when applying for the Foundation of LPS Scholarships, acceptable forms of financial information (listed in order of preference) include the following:

1. FAFSA Student Aid Report (can be based on estimated tax returns or filed tax returns)

2. Free and Reduced Lunch Data (would need documentation)

3. EducationQuest Estimator

EducationQuest can help parent fill-out the FAFSA regardless if filed taxes or not. To make an appointment with Anders Peterson from EducationQuest for completing the FAFSA, please contact Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center at jway@lps.org or 402-436-1306 Option #3.

For more information, please visit http://www.foundationforlps.org/our-community/students/foundation-scholarships-splash.html.

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Oxbow Animal Health is a growing manufacturer and global distributor of premium nutritional foods and supplements for small animals. We are currently seeking individuals to assist in our summer educational Youth Veterinarian Camps as a Camp Assistant. Assistants will be responsible for supporting camp counselors and the Camp Director in all aspects of the week-long camps and will have direct interaction with groups of children ages 8-14. Camp season runs from June to early August and there are assistant positions available in several camp locations in the Omaha and Lincoln area. Depending on availability and qualifications, individuals may have the opportunity to supportone or more camp locations.

For camp dates and information, visit www.oxbowvetcamp.com or call 1-800-249-0366

To apply for this volunteer position, please send your qualifications, availability & statement of interest to academy@oxbowanimalhealth.com.

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The 3rd annual Healthcare Career Camp will be held at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC). This year, we are excited to offer two camp options! We will continue to offer our experience camp, which includes overnight stay in our on-campus apartments, as well as a day-only camp. The camp offers students the chance for hands-on experiences in all of our degree programs, as well as time in our Human A&P (Cadaver Lab), Pathology Lab (at Main Campus hospital) and our Microbiology Lab.

For more info, visit http://www.methodistcollege.edu/professional-development/healthcare-career-camp.

Day Camp Dates:  June 27-30, 2016

Cost:  $275

This day camp gives you the opportunity to learn about the healthcare world and experience a variety of exciting activities throughout the day while enabling you to head home at the end of each day.

Overnight Camp Dates: July 11-14, 2016

Cost: $400

Our overnight camp provides you the same introduction to healthcare as the day camp but allows you to immerse yourself in a true college experience by letting you stay overnight in our apartment-style, on-campus housing. Activities will be planned for each evening you stay on campus.

Both camps will take place at Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N 87th St, Omaha NE 68114.

Additionally, questions regarding the camp can be directed to Jillian Sisson at 402-354-7100.

The 3rd annual Healthcare Career Camp will be held at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC). This year, we are excited to offer two camp options! We will continue to offer our experience camp, which includes overnight stay in our on-campus apartments, as well as a day-only camp. The camp offers students the chance for hands-on experiences in all of our degree programs, as well as time in our Human A&P (Cadaver Lab), Pathology Lab (at Main Campus hospital) and our Microbiology Lab.

For more info, visit http://www.methodistcollege.edu/professional-development/healthcare-career-camp.

Day Camp Dates:  June 27-30, 2016

Cost:  $275

This day camp gives you the opportunity to learn about the healthcare world and experience a variety of exciting activities throughout the day while enabling you to head home at the end of each day.

Overnight Camp Dates: July 11-14, 2016

Cost: $400

Our overnight camp provides you the same introduction to healthcare as the day camp but allows you to immerse yourself in a true college experience by letting you stay overnight in our apartment-style, on-campus housing. Activities will be planned for each evening you stay on campus.

Both camps will take place at Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N 87th St, Omaha NE 68114. Questions regarding the camp can be directed to Jillian Sisson at 402-354-7100 or jillian.sisson@methodistcollege.edu.

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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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:

Young Life will meet Tuesday morning at 7:30a.m. in B100 Forum.

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Shopping for plants for the spring/summer?  Help the Drama Club by buying them through Janet’s Jungle. You can order them on line or with Jake at the Theater. All plants will be available for pick up at LSW Theater Hallway and E-wing, Saturday, April 23rd 9-2p.m.    www.janetsjungle.com and click on LSW Theatre! Thank you!

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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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