May 10, 2016 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Finals 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 10, 2016

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SPORTS:

It's district competition time for many spring sports.  Good Luck to all our athletes as your prepare to compete for championships.

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

SENIORS:

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 Graduation. Please make sure you have a cap and gown ordered. Orders can be placed on-line at: lincolngraduation.com

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This year’s graduation speakers will be:

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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.

COLLEGE VISITS:

COUNSELING CENTER:

In order for a student's academic certification to be processed, the student must have ACT or SAT scores submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center directly from the testing agency. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how they can request to have their test scores sent.

Test scores on a high school transcript will not be used. Students may take the ACT or the SAT an unlimited number of times prior to full-time collegiate enrollment, and the best score will be used in the final academic certification. Test scores are matched to the student's NCAA Eligibility Center account by name, date of birth and address.

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For the 2016-17 year the ACE Scholarship fund has received good news.  The Legislature appropriated an additional $250,000 for the scholarship program.  However, due to the growth of the program and the number of students applying we will be maintaining the two courses per term limit that we used for the 2015-16 year.  Below are the dates when applications can start being submitted and the deadlines:

To view list of participating schools and to download an ACE Scholarship application, please click here or visit https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE.

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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 https://www.southeast.edu/sencap/.

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

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

 Additional info about the Coast Guard is available at http://www.gocoastguard.com/educators?utm_source=mdr&utm_medium=fu&utm_term=standard&utm_campaign=spring.

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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  http://design.ku.edu/designcamp contact Andrea Herstowski, Chairperson for the University of Kansas, Department of Design at (785) 864-2950 or design@ku.edu

Juniors:

Simply select your link below to register:

-          Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00 pm:  http://eqf.org/1MWUDgM  

-          Thursday, May 5th at 12:00 pm:  http://eqf.org/1Tc19Nu 

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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 agcnebuilders.com/construction-career. Registration is free, but limited space is available for grades 9-12. For more information, please click here to view flyer or contact rpetsch@southeast.edu.

Activities will include:

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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, visithttp://www.josephscollege.edu/ and call/text Marcie at 402-525-3619 to RSVP.

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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, visithttp://www.collegeweeklive.com/event-schedule/all-access-may

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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:

Would you like to meet a student from another country and introduce them to life in Lincoln, Nebraska?  This summer are two opportunities to do just that!  First, Japanese 9th graders will be visiting Lincoln in June through the Lux Middle School sister school program.  Second, 11th graders from LSW's sister school in Japan will be visiting in July.  In both cases, host families are needed for three days.  If you and your family are interested, stop by Mr. Bittle's room (A105) or Ms. Cunningham's room (A213) to get an application form.  THANK YOU!

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It is very important for LPS Seniors (graduates) with data on Google Drive that they wish to take with them.  Please encourage EVERY Senior to retrieve this data prior to leaving LPS.  Even if they are unsure if they will ever want it, it is very important to grab it NOW.  As soon as they leave LPS (even the day after they leave) their files are no longer available to them.

To retrieve their data, ALL SENIORS need to follow the instructions listed below, which are also available by clicking  here or visiting http://home.lps.org/training/2016/05/03/export-your-google-drive-data/ prior to graduation.  (PRIOR to graduation).

Simple Steps for Exporting Your Google Drive Data

  1. Open your LPS Google Drive (class.lps.org)
  2. Click the app launcher in the top right of the screen and select “My Account
  3. On your account overview page, select “Control Your Content
  4. On the Control your content page select “CREATE ARCHIVE
  5. By default the tool wants to download your Google data from all of the tools in your account. If you only want to download Google Drive files, click “Select None” then specifically select “Drive” form the options presented. Click “Next.”
  6. Leave File Type as “.zip” and set Delivery Method as “Send download link via email.” Click “Create Archive.”
  7. Wait patiently for Google to send you an email.
  8. When the email arrives, click “Manage Archives” to be taken to a screen where you can download the archive file(s) created.
  9. Click “Show Downloads” and download the desired archive files.

Video Tutorial is available at http://home.lps.org/training/2016/05/03/export-your-google-drive-data/

Helpful Notes

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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.

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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.

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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, 20

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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.

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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!

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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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