April 4, 2016 - Student Bulletin


You’ve Been Caught Soaring! 

 LUNCH FOR: April 4, 2016


Next week Student Council will be having prom royalty voting Monday through Wednesday by the trophy case. Juniors and Seniors are allowed to vote for their respective classes, and students will be able to vote before or after school.


Attention all students who will be taking the AP Psychology National Exam, Mr. Schuster will be holding AP Psychology review sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of April beginning on Thursday, April 7. These sessions will be helpd from 7:15a.m. to 8:00a.m. in room A103/ If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Schuster in room A103 or the A117 TPC.


Attention HOSA members who plan on attending Nationals this summer: All nationals forms and deposits are due to Ms. Duba in B101 by 3:15pm Monday afternoon. No late forms or deposits will be accepted!” 


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


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.



Men with Dreams is partnering with Shannon Formalwear, www.shannonformalwear.com, to offer students $65 off the cost of a prom tuxedo rental. Coupons are available in the Counseling Center.

Men with Dreams, www.meanwithdreams.org, is a non-profit organization in Lincoln, which  works to inspire and empower the boys and girls of today to become the strong men and women of tomorrow. The youth who complete our programs leave knowing that the future is in their hands, and that they have all the tools and knowledge required to turn their dreams into a reality.


College Fairs will help you find the right fit!

This spring, EducationQuest Foundation will sponsor college fairs in Omaha and Lincoln. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with representatives from colleges across the state, region and nation.

The Omaha Area College Fair is Sunday, March 20 from 1:00-3:00 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Sapp Fieldhouse.

The Lincoln Area College Fair is Sunday, April 10 from 1:00-3:00 at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.

Admission for both events is free.

Register for a barcode!

Before you attend a college fair, register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org. Print the barcode and take it to the college fair so that college reps can scan it to retrieve your demographic information. If you registered for a barcode for a college fair held last fall, you may reuse it for a spring fair.

For more details about the college fairs, including a list of participating colleges, see the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org.


Bryan Health College's 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 weeklong 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.eduor 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.


Please contact:

Ash Wimes at 402-481-8375 or ash.wimes@bryanhealth.org

Jenny Lempka at 402-481-8863 or jenny.lempka@bryanhealth.org


P.S. Detasseling is currently accepting applications for summer employment. If interested, please click here to access the form that needs to be completed. Info is available at www.psdetasseling.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Informational meetings will also be held at the 50th & O Street HyVee on the following dates:

April 3 @ 1:00 pm

April 12 @ 6:30 pm

April 17 @ 1:00 pm

April 28 @ 6:30 pm

If you have additional questions, call 1-877-803-3225 or email loriwambold@windstream.net.


SCC is getting ready to host their final set of Discovery Day events for the 2015-16 school year and invite students to visit the campus of their choice. The upcoming dates include: April 8th (Lincoln Campus), April 13th (Beatrice Campus), and April 20th (Milford Campus).  There is still time to register! Visit www.southeast.edu/discoverSCC to register!


Nebraska Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Balanced Man Scholarship. Applicants must be male and, beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. A scholarship of $1,000.00 will be awarded to the recipient by way of a $500.00 installment each semester of the 2016-2017 academic year.

*Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) is a fraternity at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. SigEp aims to develop the mental and physical capabilities of its men and lead them to live balanced lives. Success in academic and extra-curricular endeavors is valued equally. Above all else, SigEp aims to instill in its men the idea that they must live above the common level of life.

If you would like more information or have any questions about SigEp, please contact Jonah Peterson at (308) 940-0936 or petersonjw2@lopers.unk.edu

The completed application must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2016.


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:


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


Coe College’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.


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.


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


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


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.



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.


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.


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. 


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.


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!


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. 


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


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!


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.


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!


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.



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!