March 17, 2016 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

You’ve Been Caught Soaring! 

LUNCH FOR: March 17, 2016

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

This Saturday, March 19th at 7:30p.m. Elisabeth Gross and Emma Anderson are hosting a benefit concert for their NHS service project at Lincoln Berean Church’s Youth Complex. Admission is $5.00 and all proceeds will go to support “Heiress House” an extension of Jacob’s Well. Heiress House aims to support young women who have aged out of foster care but do not yet have the skills and support for independent living. Please join us to support a great cause.

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Juniors: The mandatory ACT is on April 19th. There is free tutoring , sign up on line on the LSW website.  Tutoring will be at 2p.m. in room B101

 SPORTS:

Please check our LSW calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events.

SENIORS:

COLLEGE VISITS:

COUNSELING CENTER:

Camp Catch-Up for youth in out-of-home care will be held in Halsey during June 16th-19th & in Gretna during July 7-10th. This is a free camp for students who are separated from their siblings because of different foster, adoptive or guardianship placements. For more information or to print an application, visit www.campcatchup.org. If you have questions, please contact Alana at 402-380-4552 or apearson@nebraskachildren.org.

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A resource for overcoming stress anxiety is available in a video series offered by Lincoln Public Schools at: https://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/overcoming-test-anxiety-training?cn=lps . Staff log in with the LPS username and password, students log in with their StudentID and password.  (Parents can log in with a generic account for LPS: login - lincolnps, password - overland)When viewing each video, press 'escape' when it is over and then click on the link for the next video in the series. Note that the last link in the series is a pdf which can be used as a handout to keep.

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The NAACP Lincoln Branch has three NAACP Community Service Scholarships available to LPS graduating seniors. Dollar amounts vary, with a maximum of $1,000 per scholarship. Click here for more information and to download scholarship.  Deadline: April 22, 2016

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The Capital City Kiwanis Club reminds students that the due date for their scholarship is March 15th and have only received two applications as of the end of February. They would like to have two applications from each of the 16 eligible schools. Below are some suggestions provided by the Capital City Kiwanis Club for potential scholarship applicants:

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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. 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

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

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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:

Attention all 2015-2016 AP Human Geography students that are registered to the take the AP Exam in May...UNO is offering a FREE review session in Omaha on Sunday April 17th from 1-3:30pm.  Transportation is provided.   Those interested in attending this FREE AP HuG Review Session need to RSVP with Mrs Kelley ASAP!  Deadline to register is April 5th- stop by A113 or email Mrs. Kelley to reserve your spot for the April 17th AP HuG UNO review session!

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"Reminder for all NHS applicants: Timed-writes to complete your NHS application are tomorrow (Thursday) before and after school. Please be sure to meet Ms. Duba in the A100 forum at 7:15am or 3:15pm depending on if you signed up to write your essay before or after school. You must attend the session you signed up for in order to ensure that your application is complete and blinded in time for review next week. Thanks!"

Minasan, konnichiwa!  Calling all students of Japanese--former or current.  It's UNL Language Fair season.  If you are interested in showing off that favorite J-Pop song you know or being part of a drama--among many other events--come see Cunningham Sensei in Room A213.  The Language Fair is April 17th, so we are starting our preparation to represent LSW with our amazing talent.  Sugoi!

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Juniors will be dismissed at 9:15a.m. to attend a class meeting. We will cover several important topics including ACT and NeSA testing, college prep planning, and NCAA information. Seniors will be meeting as we get closer to graduation to cover the important information that you will need to make sure you are ready to go for the ceremony. Freshman and Sophomores do not have a 4th term class meeting.

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Flight night auditions will be held March 30th and 31st in E-wing. Sign up sheets can be found in the E wing and outside A207. If you would like a to show off your talents at the show this year, please sign up for an audition time. See Mrs. Hammers if you have any questions.

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Operation Gratitude sends 200,000 care packages every year to deployed troops. The goal is to include a letter in every care package that is sent and National Honor Society is working to help make that a reality. If you’d like to write a letter to be included in one, there will be a box in the main office all week, where students can submit letters to be mailed to deployed troops.

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Please remember to get in the habit of wearing your ids around your necks.  Thank you!

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Shout out to Carter Knopik who was announced as the winner of the Windstream Smart Tomorrow Challenge this past week.  Carter’s winning idea, was an app called, Thought Bubble, that allows for real time collaboration. Carter’s creativity and hard work earned him the top spot and the $20,000 prize. Congratulations Carter!

Flight night auditions will be held March 30th and 31st in E-wing. Sign up sheets can be found in the E wing and outside A207. If you would like a to show off your talents at the show this year, please sign up for an audition time. See Mrs. Hammers if you have any questions.

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The Lincoln Police Department school resource officers have organized a summer police experience for students across the city. This two day long Summer Youth Academy is open to students 14-18 years of age and will be held in Lincoln. Participants will receive a bird's eye view of the policing profession, participating in activities such as crime scene processing and canine demonstrations. Please talk with Officer Fisher if you have any questions or to obtain an application to participate.  Applications are due March 31, 2016 at 4:00pm.

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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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If you received an award at Honors, please stop by the main office to pick up your packet.

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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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