April 29, 2016 - Student Bulletin


Final Schedule

May 18                                                       
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        

May 19                                                     
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                     

You’ve Been Caught Soaring! 

 LUNCH FOR: April 29, 2016




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


Graduation Ceremony- Graduation is Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Bob DeVaney Sports Center. All seniors participating in the ceremony must wear a cap and gown ordered from Lincoln Graduaton. Please make sure you have a cap and gown ordered. Orders can be placed on-line at: lincolngraduation.com


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.



ScholarshipGuidance.com is encouraging seniors to apply for the 5 scholarships below, which all have deadlines before the end of April.  This is your last chance to apply.  Please read the eligibility and application instructions on the website carefully.

1. VIP Scholarship - $5,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 29, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) Grade 12 and above are eligible.
B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.
Applications can be found by going to:

2. ECM Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 30, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) Student must be currently enrolled in high school or college or plan to enroll in the next 12 months.
B) Student must submit application no later than April 30, 2016.
Applications can be found by going to:

3. Shawn Carter Scholarship - $2,500 - 10 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
B) US citizen or Permanent Resident
C) 25 years old or younger
Applications can be found by going to:

4. You Deserve it Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: April 29, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
B) You must be 16 years of age or older
C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
Applications can be found by going to:

5. College Scholarship for High School - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: April 30, 2016)
Student Eligibility:
A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2016 at the latest. 
B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length. 
Applications can be found by going to:


UNL's Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship is intended for Christian men who are enrolled full time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2016-2017 school year. The 2016 scholarship consists of up to three separate $1,000 awards that will be awarded to exceptional applicants.To complete the online application, visit http://delta.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/.

 Applicants that submit their application before the first deadline on July 13, will be eligible for all awards. Applicants that submit their application between the first and second deadlines will be eligible for one less than the total number of awards. Therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to apply before the first deadline so that he has a better chance of winning a scholarship. After the second deadline, competitive applicants will be asked to attend an informal interview during the weekend of August 28-30.

For more information, please contact Tayler Sundermann at 402-917-7727 or taylersundermann@gmail.com


The University of Nebraska Med Center will be hosting UNMC Vitals Summer Day Camp, a two-day summer camp, who are entering 9th and 10th grade in fall 2016, to educate them about the career of nursing.  The camp will be held June 21-22, 2016 at the UNMC College of Nursing-Lincoln Division at 1230 "O" Street, UNL, area hospitals and health care facilities. Deadline: April 29th @ 4:30 pm


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

Looking for a way to help your community? Now you can by participating in the LSW Shoe Drive. Help Southwest fund the feet of Lincoln by dropping off any shoes you would like to donate in the bin in the main office between now and Friday. All footwear will go to the People's City Mission located in Downtown Lincoln.


New NHS members: Reminder that officer elections are tomorrow morning at 7:00am in the auditorium. See you there!"

                 "Current NHS members: Don't forget that individual service project papers are due to Ms. Duba this Friday. Please stop by if you have any questions."


Reminder:  Anyone interested in launching a Japanese Culture Club next year, come to a meeting after school today in A213.  We'll do some brainstorming and create a vision for our club.  Those who are going on the LSW sister school trip to Japan, we will STILL be meeting, as well.  We've got a lot of work to do.  Please plan to attend.  Yoroshiku ne.


Attention 9th graders…Do you want to learn leadership skills? Do you want to build connections with your from high schools thought-out Lincoln and Lancaster County? Then Youth Leadership Lincoln is for you! Applications are available in the office for all 9th grade students. The applications deadline is Friday, May 13th, 2016


The SHOS leadership list for 2016-2017 is posted outside room B204 and the main office. Please check for your name ASAP if you applied.  If your name is ON THE LIST, we have a MANDATORY leadership meeting Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30a.m. in the B200 forum. If you cannot make it or have questions you need to see Mrs. Bales in B204 ASAP! Thank you and welcome aboard to the newest leaders!!


April 26-28 -- Prom ticket sales begin Tuesday after school.  Students should check with the media center and the office to make sure all fines are taken care of.  Prom tickets are $15.  Tickets may be purchased Tuesday after school; Wednesday before school, during the noon hour, and after school; and Thursday before and during the noon hourThursday at noon is the last time to purchase prom tickets.  Prom ticket guidelines are posted in front of the trophy case.


Junior & Seniors, Post Prom tickets are on sale.  Tickets are only available to purchase online.  Use the link on the LSW homepage to make your purchase today.  Tickets sales for this event will end at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 29th.  Please see Mrs. Mescher in the Media Center if you have any questions.


Congratulations to the following junior prom royalty court:

Anastasia Shvets                               Braedan Hartwig

Makenna Widolm                                 Lucas Dionisopoulos

Morgan Peters                                    Peter Nguyen

Kelsey Ronspies                                  Alex Winters

Laura Jenson                                      Landon Stoute

Congratulations to the following senior prom royalty court:

Amina Ganic                                        Bo Els

Brooke Herbert                                 Logan Foster

Kinzee Hillis                                       Landon Friesan

Kylie Hinton                                        Austin Gutierrez

Samantha Payant                                 Jeffrey Owusu-Anasah

If you didn’t make it to the prom royalty meeting, please come talk to Mrs. Hammers ASAP.


"HOSA members: There is a HOSA meeting at 3:15pm in B101 this Wednesday. We will be selecting next year's leadership team! Leadership team applicants must be present and have their application complete for our meeting this week. Please stop by and see Ms. Duba if you have any questions!"


Konnichiwa!  Anyone interested in launching a Japanese Culture Club next year, come to a meeting after school on Thursday in A213.  We'll do some brainstorming and create a vision for our club.  Those who are going on the LSW sister school trip to Japan, we will STILL be meeting, as well.  We've got a lot of work to do.  Please plan to attend.  Yoroshiku ne.

Next week Monday through Wednesday, there will be a book drive to give kids at Belmont Elementary books to read during the summer. There will be donation boxes in multiple classrooms around school, and in all the forums. Please donate books for kids from kindergarten to 5th grade.


What: Reach Higher: National College Signing Day - When: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - The LSW Counseling Center invites students and staff to participate in Reach Higher, the National College Signing Day, by wearing your favorite collegiate t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie.

Seniors, when you check in at school, please pick up a Reach Higher tag to include your name & your post-secondary plans, which you will then attach to the Reach Higher banner located in the Commons Area.

Facebook or Tweet with #ReachHigher or @ReachHigher2020 on Instagram

The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.

In today's economy, a high school diploma just isn't enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the First Lady is working to rally the country around the President's "North Star" goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

LSW FOOTBALL MEETING - Where: Practice Gym - When: Tuesday May 3rd @ 7:30am -If you cannot attend make sure that you see Coach Sherman! This meeting will be brief.  We will discuss summer workouts and summer schedule!  This is a mandatory meeting for everyone interested in playing football next year.


NEW NHS inductees, if you were unable to make it to the officer informational meeting last Friday, and are interested in becoming an NHS officer next school year, please stop by B101 and get additional information from Ms. Duba. Thanks!


2016-2017 FBLA Leadership Team Application are not available. See Mr. Hinrichs in B200 to pick one up. Applications are due by April 28th.


The LPS Summer School Registration Booklet is currently available at www.lps.org under the Instructional Departments category. Summer school classes will be held at North Star High School and begin Wednesday, May 25th and end Thursday, July 7th. Students enrolled in a six-week class will be dropped from class if absent for three consecutive days or five times -- for any reason -- including due to late registration. High school summer school is open to students who are currently in grades 9-12 during the 2015-16 school year. Students will register for summer school at their current LPS high school counseling center, using the following schedule:

Late registration will be at North Star Summer School Office on May 25th and 26th between 1 and 3 pm on both days. No registrations or changes to a student's schedule will be accepted after May 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm.

Tuition for students currently attending an LPS school or living in the LPS attendance area for the 2015-16 school year is as follows:

If a student is a ward of the state (Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services) the HHS guardian must attach a completed State Ward Provider Form to the student's summer school registration prior to completing the registration process in order to receive free tuition if the student was not receiving the free and reduced lunch in LPS for the 2015-16 school year.