May 4, 2016 - Student Bulletin









August 16 First day of school for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders


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: May 4, 2016


NHS members: Our final chapter meeting of the year will take place this Friday at 7:30am in the A100 forum. Service hours are also due Friday so please be sure to bring any remaining hours with you to our meeting. See you there!


Reminder…Student Council Applications are due May 4th at 3:30p.m.


SWING NIGHT is Friday, May 6 in the LSW COMMONS. Put on your dancing shoes and come join us for a great night of Swing Dancing with GREAT Jazz and Big Band music played by our LSW Jazz Bands and Swing Orchestra. There are Swing Dance lessons from 6:15-7:00 p.m. and music from 7-10:30p.m. You can purchase tickets for only $7.00 from Jake in the Box Office. See you at Swing Night!


Are you interested in being a member of the LSW Flagline?  We will be having auditions this Wednesday, May 4, from 6-8:30p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 9am-3pm. If you have any questions, See Mrs. Wilhelm in the band office.


Lunch account balances- Lunch account balances will automatically carry over from this year to next, even for students changing schools within LPS. Students leaving the district can obtain a refund for any amount.  ONLY lunch account balances that exceed $20.00 may be refunded for returning students.  Students with balances exceeding $20 may request their refund from the cafeteria manager until May 19th.


Just a reminder- New lockers are assigned each school year. Student should clean out all items from their academic and PE lockers.  Anything left after Thursday, May 19th will be removed and donated. Students should check lost and found in the Security Office for any items they are missing. Any unclaimed items will be donated.


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:


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 no later than May 1st. Photos submitted need to be taken with a standard camera (no phone photos) Check our website for more information.




Southeast Community College, in partnership with 37 school districts in Educational Service Units 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, are proud to offer high school students the opportunity to enroll in Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership (SENCAP) which offers several Academies: Health, Education, Information Technology, Business, Agriculture, and Welding. SENCAP's website is located at

SENCAP is offering on-line Ag classes available to LPS students!  Students can use their LTD scholarship and tuition is discounted 50% for those not qualifying for the Learn to Dream. This is a great opportunity for LPS students who are not able to attend TCA in Ag/Bio and/or want to get a head-start on their college coursework.

Juniors and seniors in high school not only have the opportunity to take college-level coursework in a career cluster of their interest, but also have multiple opportunities to explore their career in a hands-on approach through job shadowing, field trips, professional speakers, and annual events highlighting resume building, mock interviews, and other worthy career-related activities.

The program is designed for students to participate in SENCAP for two years with the intention of students earning college credit and preparing them for their future careers.

Students can take their SENCAP courses in a variety of formats: online, fiber/distance learning, hybrid, or face to face.  In addition to their college course, they will have a weekly portfolio assignment aimed to provide career education and exploration.

SENCAP Career Academies


Updates for students admitted to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are as follows:

I. Space Available in CFANS

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) still has space for qualified students interested in applying now. This includes students who are waitlisted to another University of Minnesota college who have a genuine interest in this college.

If a student is interested in the majors offered in the CFANS, and would like to be considered for that college, please contact Casey Kuenn, in the Office of Admissions at for more information about CFANS. He can be reached at 612-625-3284 or 1-800-752-1000, or by email at

II. The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) offers the following majors:

The average freshman applicant admitted to CFANS last year ranked in the top 16 percent of their high school class and scored a 27 on the ACT (1840 on the SAT).

III. Confirm Enrollment by Sunday, May 1, 2016

Students can confirm their enrollment online at any time at The $250 non-refundable enrollment confirmation fee can be submitted on this secure site. (Please note that any confirmation submitted after the May 1 deadline can only be accepted if space remains available in the U of M college to which the student was admitted. Confirmations that are not accepted will be returned.) Once students confirm their enrollment, they will receive information on orientation, registration, Welcome Week, and more. In addition students who have confirmed their enrollment will be able to schedule their summer orientation dates.

Note: Deferring the Confirmation Fee based on Financial Need

Students and families at this time of year who, because of financial need, request the ability to defer the $250 enrollment confirmation fee to their first semester tuition bill will have their requests considered on a case-by-case basis for low-income students or students for whom the $250 confirmation fee presents a financial hardship. In many cases, students who have received the ACT or NACAC application fee waiver would also qualify for confirmation fee deferral. Students may submit a request to defer the confirmation fee online at


Students are reminded that opportunities still remain in the U.S. Coast Guard and include:

 Additional info about the Coast Guard is available at


The Department of Design at KU is excited to announce our third annual summer program for high school students-KU Design Camp. We invite students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year to register for a week of immersive studio experience at KU.

 Students will work with our full-time Design faculty and have two completed projects to include in their portfolio at the end of KU Design Camp.  This is a great opportunity for students to learn from our distinguished faculty in the following studios.

The students will celebrate their work with friends and family by hosting an exhibition on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Art & Design Gallery on campus. 

 Camp Dates:  June 12-18, 2016

 Cost: $900, includes studio fees, meals, evening activities, and housing

 Registration is now open.

 Last day to Register is May 13, 2016.

For more info, please visit contact Andrea Herstowski, Chairperson for the University of Kansas, Department of Design at (785) 864-2950 or


Simply select your link below to register:

-          Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00 pm:  

-          Thursday, May 5th at 12:00 pm: 


The Nebraska Building Chapter and Southeast Community College will be providing free hands-on construction experience at the Milford Campus on June 13th-17th (9:00-3:30) or The Career Academy at the Lincoln Campus on June 20th-24th (9:00-3:30). Interested students should register by June 1st at Registration is free, but limited space is available for grades 9-12. For more information, please click here to view flyer or contact

Activities will include:


Joseph's College will be hosting their Junior & Senior Day in Lincoln on June 20th at 9 am to 6 pm. Students and their families will be able to tour the campus, shadow current students, work with mannequins, and receive a manicure or pedicure. To learn more, visit and call/text Marcie at 402-525-3619 to RSVP.


College Week Live will be hosting an online virtual college fair where students and their families may chat with admissions counselors and current students at schools of interest to them. To learn more, or click here to view the list of more than 100 colleges and universities that  will be available for live chats and webcasts on May 19 during All Access Day, one of the largest virtual college fairs of the year. To sign up for this event, visit


Senior student-athletes, who are planning on attending a NCAA school next year, are reminded to complete a Transcript Release Form in the Registrar's Office to have your final transcript sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center.


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

 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


Students and families are reminded to visit the LSW Counseling Center website (, Facebook page (, and Pinterest site ( to access a variety of resources that are updated on an ongoing basis throughout the school year.




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 LPS Summer School Registration Booklet is currently available at 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.




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.


HOSA leadership applications are now available. Please stop by B101 and see Ms. Duba if you are interested in becoming a member of the HOSA leadership team for the 2016-17 school year.


It’s that time of year again, Key Club is heling with the Kiwanis annual Pancake and French toast feed on Saturday, May 7th from 6:30a.m. – 2p.m. at Auld Recreation Center, at Antelope Park.  Tickets for all you can eat pancake feed are being sold by key club members this week for $6.00 each. When you buy a ticket you get all you can eat pancakes and you are supporting Lincoln Southwest Key Club. We hope to see you there!


Student council applications are now available and can be picked up in the main office or from Mrs. Hammers. Applications are due no later than 3:30p.m. on May 4th. No late applications will be accepted. If you want master your leadership skills consider applying for student council. An organization that prides itself in serving the school and community.


AP Human Geography Exam Review Session will be in A113

No RSVP necessary!   Other AP Hug review sessions are scheduled as follows:

 Thursday May 5th          3:15-4:00 PM


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 to find out more. This is a great way to fulfill GoPo community service hours as well!