March 31, 2016 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

You’ve Been Caught Soaring! 

 LUNCH FOR: March 31, 2016

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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SPORTS:

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

SENIORS:

Seniors planning to attend Doane College are reminded to complete the application for the Phil Heckman Scholarship.  I.  There is an award of $650 being offered.  To apply, visit  www.lcf.org and register for an account and apply, have your transcript and first page from your FAFSA report ready to upload onto online the application form.  

Seniors-any senior interested in speaking at graduation should complete a Commencement Speaker Consideration form.  Forms are located in the main office or may be picked up from Mr. Heimes.  Forms need to be completed and turned in by Friday, April 15.

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.

Senior Slide Show; At LSW’s graduation ceremony we play a slideshow that consists of candid photos of our seniors. We would all seniors to be part of this slide show. Please email your photos to Mrs. Mescher at lmesche@lps.org no later than May 1st. Photos submitted need to be taken with a standard camera (no phone photos) Check our website for more information.

COLLEGE VISITS:

COUNSELING CENTER:

The NSCA Scholarship application is quick and students need to supply a 500 word essay. The topic is included on the application. The scholarship can also be found on the NSCA website http://www.neschoolcounselor.org or ScholarshipQuest.
Deadline:  April 1.

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Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

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Camp Kesem is a national non-profit with chapters on over 70 college campuses, seeking to provide support for children who have or had a parent with cancer. One of the biggest ways it helps these kids and their families is by providing a free week of summer camp to the kids, allowing them to be surrounded by other individuals who have been in a similar situation but also giving them the chance to let loose and have fun for a week. Camp Kesem UNL is in our 4th year as a chapter and will be opening up camp to 80 children age 6-16 for during June 5-10th.

 Camp Kesem is also currently looking for Counselors in Training (CITs), campers ages 17-18, to be a part of our program. The CIT programming, along with regular camp programming, provides leadership developments.  Applications for all aged campers (6-18) are open and available at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampKesem . More information about CKUNL can be found at www.campkesem.org/nebraska or on the Facebook page, Camp Kesem at University of Nebraska.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

 Jazmin "Glow" Turner and Jessica "Skipper" Bartak

Chapter Directors

402.405.3483 cell

402.760.1704 cell
unl@campkesem.org
www.campkesem.org/nebraska

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Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

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Camp Kesem is a national non-profit with chapters on over 70 college campuses, seeking to provide support for children who have or had a parent with cancer. One of the biggest ways it helps these kids and their families is by providing a free week of summer camp to the kids, allowing them to be surrounded by other individuals who have been in a similar situation but also giving them the chance to let loose and have fun for a week. Camp Kesem UNL is in our 4th year as a chapter and will be opening up camp to 80 children age 6-16 for during June 5-10th.

 Camp Kesem is also currently looking for Counselors in Training (CITs), campers ages 17-18, to be a part of our program. The CIT programming, along with regular camp programming, provides leadership developments.

 Applications for all aged campers (6-18) are open and available at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/CampKesem .

More information about CKUNL can be found at www.campkesem.org/nebraska or on the Facebook page, Camp Kesem at University of Nebraska.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

 Jazmin "Glow" Turner and Jessica "Skipper" Bartak

Chapter Directors

402.405.3483 cell

402.760.1704 cell
unl@campkesem.org
www.campkesem.org/nebraska 

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The DREAM Scholarship – criteria

Required:

Preference:

For more information, please contact:

Anne Norris |  High School Outreach  |  Student Affairs

Bellevue University, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098  |  bellevue.edu

Phone: 402.557.7443  |  anne.norris@bellevue.edu

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Finding the best college or university has become much easier with CollegeWeekLive's March All Access Virtual College Fair! This is one of the biggest online college fairs this year! Students can log in to:

Students can sign up at March.CollegeWeekLive.com

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Nebraska Methodist College is offering a summer opportunity for students who have an interest in healthcare, especially pharmacy.  Our Pharmacy Technician for Future Healthcare Professionals is a summer certificate program for 18 year old (and soon to be 18 year old) students interested in pharmacy.  This program will prepare students for the work of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacy technician certification exam.

This is an exciting opportunity, which includes classroom and externship learning experiences. Click here to view attached the Pharmacy Technician  Degree Guide flier at your convenience. Nebraska Methodist College is currently accepting applications.

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The NSCA Scholarship application is quick and students need to supply a 500 word essay. The topic is included on the application. The scholarship can also be found on the NSCA website http://www.neschoolcounselor.org or ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline:  April 1.

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Coe Collelge's Kohawk Kickoff Week
April 18-22
  
Students will be able to...

• Tour our campus and residence halls
• Learn about internship, research and off-campus study opportunities
• Eat lunch with current students
• Attend a class and talk with a professor in their academic area of interest
• Meet their admission counselor

Students can register online or by calling 877.CALL.COE.
  
Questions can be directed to admission counselor, Jay Caughren, at 505.730.8558 or jcaughren@coe.edu.

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Meredith College, is committed to providing a strong education to bright, promising women. And we have been for 125 years.

Innovative StrongPoints® program. Through StrongPoints, each student identifies her unique strengths - and then develops a comprehensive plan for using those strengths to make the most of her potential in college and beyond.

Ideal location. Meredith's 225-acre campus, which includes a lake and amphitheater, is located in Raleigh, NC and near one of the country's premier research and development hubs - which results in strong opportunities for internships and experiential learning. In fact, Raleigh is ranked #1 by Forbes as the best place for business and careers.

Impressive rankings. Meredith is consistently ranked among the Top 10 colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report. We're also among the top 20% of colleges in the country as ranked by Forbes. And according to The Princeton Review, we're one of the "Best Colleges in the Southeast." 

Commitment to personal attention. Many colleges say they offer a personal education. Meredith delivers on that promise. Its classes are small. In fact, the average class size is 17 which allows Meredith students to build meaningful relationships with faculty and staff.

Learn how Meredith College is the strongest choice for your students here -- http://www.meredith.edu/about_meredith/what_makes_us_strong/

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Stanford's Pre-Collegiate Programs are as follows:

Stanford Summer Arts Institute NEW PROGRAM - Students in grades 9 - 11 engage in courses that stand at the intersection of the arts and science showing that the arts are at the heart of what we do and want to be. Our courses take a multilayered, interdisciplinary approach to understanding our relationship to music, visual design, and performance. Students can choose among six courses ranging from Music Perception to Architecture, Drawing, and Design. Admission is rolling until full.

Stanford Summer College Academy - Students ages 16-19 take courses that have three weeks in a live, real-time online class and three weeks on the beautiful Stanford campus. Students can chose among 21 courses in a variety of subjects and earn Stanford Continuing Studies credit. This hybrid program is ideal for students wanting college credit yet don’t have a full eight weeks to be on campus. Extended application deadline is April 1, 2016.

Summer Humanities Institute - Students currently in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors. Students spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history, literature, or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects. Admission is rolling until full.

Summer Institutes - Students currently in grades 8 – 11 engage in intensive study, single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests. Coursework is tightly integrated with the social experience in academically themed houses. Refer to our course listing for information regarding which courses are full, waitlist only, or still open to new applications. Extended application deadline is March 30, 2016.

University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses - For students who have surpassed their high school’s math and physics curriculum, University-Level Online Math & Physics courses are offered throughout the year and are largely self-paced, giving students the opportunity to take a broad array of math and physics courses. Expert instructors are available for optional office hours to meet with students online and offer assistance as they progress through the course material. All courses carry Stanford University Continuing Studies credit, and students earn a Stanford Continuing Studies transcript. Application deadline for Summer 2016 is May 31, 2016.

Stanford Online High School - Academically-talented students, in grades 7 -12, engage in a worldwide learning community. Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking solely a single course. Stanford OHS is a WASC accredited school and course credit is transferable to other WASC accredited schools. Application deadline is March 18, 2016.

To learn more about all of Stanford's Pre-Collegiate Programs, visit: spcs.stanford.edu/college-counselor

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On Friday, April 22, Midland University is hosting a "Junior Jumpstart" day on campus! The day will include an interactive #hashtagtour on campus, college preparation break-out sessions, free lunch, and more.

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Finding the best college or university has become much easier with CollegeWeekLive's March All Access Virtual College Fair! This is one of the biggest online college fairs this year! Students can log in to:

Students can sign up at March.CollegeWeekLive.com

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Myrtle Chapter No. 94, Order of the Eastern Star in Lincoln Nebraska is offering one $500 scholarship in cooperation with the Grand Chapter of Nebraska, Order of the Eastern Star. Click here to access the scholarship. Deadline: April 1, 2016

For more information, please contact any of the following Scholarship Committee members:

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Students are reminded that UNL’s College of Architecture, offers two summer high school workshops: the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture camp - June 5-11, 2016, AND the Discover Landscape Architecture camp - June 12-17, 2016.

For more information or to apply visit: http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops. Deadline: April 4, 2016

Leslie Gonzalez
Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator & Advisor
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
College of Architecture
232 Architecture Hall West
Lincoln, NE 68588-0107
402-472-4065

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For a third year Mourning Hope Grief Center is partnering with The Moyer Foundation to host Camp Erin® Lincoln. Registration is now open for the Lincoln camp scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, at Carol Joy Holling Camp.

Camp Erin is a weekend-long, overnight bereavement camp designed for children between the ages of 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a traditional, fun, high-energy camp experience combined with grief education. This special camp is offered free of charge to all families.

Camp Erin is an initiative created and funded-in-part by The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Major League All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

“As a society, we tend to overlook how children are affected by grief,” said Carly Runestad, executive director of the Mourning Hope Grief Center. “There’s tremendous need for the kind of support Camp Erin provides, and we’re very glad to share this program with the entire Nebraska community.”

At Camp Erin, children learn that they are not alone in their grief. The fun, familiar environment of camp is combined with planned activities that give children a chance to honor their loved ones, express their feelings and make lasting friendships with peers who are facing similar experiences. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin helps children learn to cope and to heal.

“A child should never have to grieve alone,” said Karen Moyer, co-founder and vice president of The Moyer Foundation. “Together, with the team at the Mourning Hope Grief Center, we’re thrilled to make Camp Erin Lincoln available to all children and their families.”

Camp Erin Lincoln Details:

About The Moyer Foundation:The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is the nation’s largest network of free bereavement camps for grieving children and teens ages 6 – 17. Camp Mariposa® is a free, first-of-its-kind program for children ages 9-12 impacted by a family member’s addiction. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.

About Mourning Hope:Founded in 1994, Mourning Hope Grief Center companions grieving children, teens, young adults and their families when someone significant in their lives has a serious illness or has died. Mourning Hope provides support groups, community education, grief resources and referrals. Mourning Hope Grief Center is located at 4919 Baldwin Avenue. For more information call (402) 488-8989 or visit the Web site at www.mourninghope.org.

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Bryan College Health Career Camp info is available at  http://www.bryanhealthcollege.edu/bcohs/admission/health-career-camp/

What do you want to be?

Does this question ever enter your conversations?! It seems the minute you hit high school everyone is looking toward your future. Though, it’s true you need to start preparing for college, it’s hard to know what steps to take to get there. And, you don’t always have enough time or options available to explore different careers.

As you start exploring options, there are always more questions to consider:

 Do I want to work with people?

Do I like fast paced environments?

Do I like science?

How long will it take me to get through college?

What if we told you we could help you answer those questions and let you experience some really cool things hands-on? Curious?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, then a career option for you to consider might be the health care field.

Camp experience

What is the health care field? Some think the health care field is made up of only doctors and nurses...But did you know that there are more than just those professionals that keep a hospital running?

Through this week-long camp at Bryan College of Health Sciences you will learn not only about health careers but see what health care professionals do by participating in hands-on experiences.

Get involved

To participate students must:

• Be a high school student age 16 or older.

• Be interested in a health career and enjoy science classes.

• Be able to attend the entire week-long camp.

• Apply by May 2nd.

Application details

• Complete and return application with $350

   Camp tuition by April 24.

 • Camp applications are available at

  www.bryanhealthcollege.edu or call 402-481-8697.

• Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come,

  first served basis. All applicants will be notified regarding

  acceptance into the camp.

Camp details

When: July 11-15 OR July 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 Where: Bryan College of Health Sciences, 5035 Everett St., Lincoln, Nebraska

 Cost: $350 payable with application. This includes lunches, scrub uniforms, supplies, transportation to field trips and bowling and pizza social activity.

 Application deadline: May 2

 Questions? Please contact: Ash Wimes at 402-481-8375 or ash.wimes@bryanhealth.org Jenny Lempka at 402-481-8863 or jenny.lempka@bryanhealth.org

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You’re invited to the 2016 Animal Science Experience on Monday, April 11th?

Who? Any high school student interested in Animal Science as a major?

What? Meet current Animal Science students & other prospective students!

         Tour the UNL Animal Science Complex!

          Learn about clubs and extra-curricular activities at UNL!

         Eat a delicious lunch at the East Campus Union!

         Attend an actual Animal Science class to see what it’s like

Participate in a hands-on lab experiment with a UNL Animal Science Professor!

When?

How?

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It is again time for the Pound Middle School PTO to award scholarships to two (2) graduating seniors who attended Pound for all three school years in grades six thru eight.  Click here to view the flier that outlines the simple application process. Note that the application submissions DO NOT go thru the Foundation for LPS as so many scholarship applications do.  Essays are to be submitted directly to the Pound PTO by mailing a hard copy to the school or by submitting an electronic copy thru the email address designated on the application. The deadline for essay submission is April 20th.  The award checks will be mailed directly to the post secondary institution which the winners will attend next fall.

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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 opportunity to apply for the Kids' Chance of Nebraska Scholarship is available to students who have at least one custodial parent, step-parent, or legal guardian who has at least one custodial, step-parent, or legal guardian who has been killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident that has been documented and accepted as compensable or found to be compensable by the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court.  

Deadline: April 15, 2016

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Rousseau PTO is offering one scholarship to any Senior who attended Rousseau Elementary for at least 3 years. Click here to view Rosseau  Elementary School Scholarship information. If you have any questions, please contact Cassie Steen, at  steens0703@gmail.com; 402-419-6318.

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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 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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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:

Gamers for Life Charity event will be held Wed. April 6th from 3:30-6:30p.m. in the B100 forum.  Stop by to play classic board games or video games and support a good cause. Donations will go to support the American Heart Association and an additional dollar will be donated for each individual who stops by to play a game.

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Overcoming Test Anxiety

During the spring testing season, many students experience test anxiety. Lincoln Public Schools offers an Overcoming Test Anxiety video series that provides students with some great strategies for reducing their stress level.The link to this series is located at:  https://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/overcoming-test-anxiety-training?cn=lps.

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.

 

The Lincoln City Libraries will begin accepting registration forms on April 15th for summer reading volunteers. Forms are available at any public library or the school's Media Center. Volunteer positions are open to students in Grades 6 through adults. Volunteer training is mandatory and volunteering will occur May 20th through the last week of July. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at the Eisely Branch Library at 402-441-4250.

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Seniors planning to attend Doane College are reminded to complete the application for the Phil Heckman Scholarship.  I.  There is an award of $650 being offered.  To apply, visit  www.lcf.org and register for an account and apply, have your transcript and first page from your FAFSA report ready to upload onto online the application form. 

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Attention trivia lovers!  Lincoln Southwest High School will be holding our first ever Quiz Bowl on Saturday, April 16.  Teams of 4 will compete against nearby schools in a fast-paced buzzer competition.  Areas of knowledge include literature, geography, history, math, and science, and students will compete at both an advanced and novice level.  If you've never before participated in quiz bowl but have always wanted to try, this is a great opportunity to get started! 

Talk to Mr. Handelman or come to B109 on Wednesdays after school for more information.

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Register now to be a Bright Lights classroom assistant. Help with half day classes or full-day camps like Hogwarts, robotics, computer programming, cooking, and literature this summer. Pick up a green information card in the counseling office or go to brightlights.org to find out more. This is a great way to fulfill GoPo community service hours as well!

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Seniors-any senior interested in speaking at graduation should complete a Commencement Speaker Consideration form.  Forms are located in the main office or may be picked up from Mr. Heimes.  Forms need to be completed and turned in by Friday, April 15. 

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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

March 22 English

March 29 Math

April 5 Reading

April 12 Science

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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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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 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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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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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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