August 18, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students make sure you have your Id’s on at all time.

Friday, the Lighthouse is hosting their Back to School Bash featuring a cookout and water games and competitions. Come check out all the Lighthouse has to offer.

LUNCH FOR: August 18th

 SPORTS

SENIORS

College Visits

COUNCELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UNL College of Architecture Open House: September 16th, 8am – 3pm

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Perhaps you heard there is a "new" FAFSA but aren't really sure what is going on. Financial aid is changing. Colleges will expect families to be ready for the new process.

CollegeWeekLive.com will present an online session on August 9th @ 11 AM Central Time that will review changes associated with the Prior Prior FAFSA process:

To register for this event, visit http://www.collegeweeklive.com/sign-up/ceu-august-2016-the-early-fafsa

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The Inspire Future Business Leader and Scholarship Award is valued at $5,000. The criteria is as follows:

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In recent years, as the popularity of online higher education has exploded across the country, financial aid options to explore are available at BestColleges.com's financial aid for online classes. There has been a 263% increase in students enrolled in online courses since 2004, and in 2012, approximately 5.5 million college students took at least one online class. According to the Babson Survey Research Group’s 2015 Survey of Online Learning, the percentage of students taking classes online is still growing. The study found that more than one in four students now takes at least one online course. Even more striking, distance education enrollments account for nearly all recent enrollment growth at two-year institutions.

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Any course taken during the summer that a student would like to have listed on their LPS transcript and included in class rank and cumulative GPA for the 2015-16 school year must be entered into Synergy by the school registrar by the end of the first week of school - Friday, August 19, 2016. 

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Below is a list of dual credit classes that will be offered at LSW through Southeast Community College during Terms 1 and 2 of the 2016-17 school year:

For more information, please contact Mr. Feeken in the Counseling Center.

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Below is a list of classes that will students may earn dual enrollment credit at LSW through Nebraska Wesleyan University. Tuition will be $90 per credit hour. For more information about the Wesleyan Honors Academy, please visit:

https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/nebraska-wesleyan-honors-academy-dual-credit-program

 

AP Chemistry

Greg Cooper

AP US History

Russ Raatz

AP US History

Russ Raatz

AP US History

Ted Larson

AP US History

Ted Larson

AP Literature and Composition

Teresa Abrahams

AP Literature and Composition

Teresa Abrahams

AP Language and Composition

Teresa Piper

AP Language and Composition

Teresa Piper

AP Language and Composition

Toni Dutton

AP Language and Composition

 

For more information, please contact Mr. Feeken in the Counseling Center.

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ACT NATIONAL TEST DATES –Register online at www.ACT.org.

Test Date                      Register By                 Late Registration*
Sept. 10, 2016               Aug. 5, 2016                Aug. 6-19, 2016
Oct. 22, 2016                 Sept. 16, 2016             Sept. 17-30, 2016
Dec. 10, 2016                Nov. 4, 2016                 Nov. 5-18, 2016
Feb. 11, 2017                Jan. 13, 2017               Jan. 14-20, 2017
Apr. 8, 2017                   Mar. 3, 2017                 Mar. 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017                May 5, 2017                 May 6-19, 2017
*$25 late registration fee applies

LPS ACT TEST FOR ALL JUNIORS APRIL 19: FREE for all juniors! These test scores may be used for college admission and scholarship applications. Each high school will register its juniors for this test.

OPTIONAL ACT WRITING TEST – National ACT test only (not the LPS ACT): If a college requires the writing test, your student must register and pay for this optional test when registering for the ACT test.

SAT NATIONAL TEST DATES – Register online.

                                                                         Late Registration**
Test Date                   Register By               Mail          Phone/online
Oct. 1, 2016               Sept. 1, 2016             Sept. 13           Sept. 20
Nov. 5, 2016              Oct. 7, 2016               Oct. 18             Oct. 25
Dec. 3, 2016              Nov. 3, 2016               Nov. 15            Nov. 22
Jan. 21, 2017             Dec. 21, 2016            Jan. 3               Jan. 10
Mar. 11, 2017             Feb. 10, 2017            Feb. 21             Feb. 28
May 6, 2017               Apr. 7, 2017               Apr. 18              Apr. 25
June 3, 2017              May 9, 2017              May 16              May 24
**$28 late registration fee; $15 phone registration fee

PSAT TEST DATE: Oct. 15: To be considered for National Merit Scholarships, a junior must take the PSAT. Students MUST register through the schools’ counseling offices; no online registration is available.

For more information, including fee schedule and information for parents of students with IEPs about applying for testing accommodations:

http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg.html

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Lincoln Public Schools offers high-quality, affordable workshops to help students prepare for the PSAT, ACT and SAT I college exams. Both LPS and non-LPS students are welcome to register.

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP:

1)  Register Now online.

2)   Register by mail: Print the 2016-17 ACT-SAT-PSAT brochure. Complete the form and mail it to: LPS Test Prep, Box 19, LPSDO, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

TWO PAYMENT OPTIONS (Your student does NOT have a reserved spot until payment is received):

1)   Mail check to: LPS Test Prep, Box 19, LPSDO, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
(payable to LPS; write your student’s name on the “Memo” line).

2)   Call Accounting and pay $125 via credit card – $.70 fee applies.
(402-436-1700 or -1701, M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm)

Workshop Cost: $125 for each workshop. If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, tuition is reduced (contact your school counselor or Linda Geisert at lgeisert@lps.org for tuition information). To qualify, we need a note or e-mail from your school verifying your student’s lunch status, or a copy of the District letter granting the lunch status.

Workshop Refund Policy: Cancellation requests must be received before the first class date. A $20.00 handling fee will apply.

Late Registration Fee: $20 (applies to students not registered by the deadline)

Late Fee For Unpaid Registrations: The late fee also applies to registrants who have not paid the tuition by the “pay by” date. Your student does NOT have a reserved spot until payment is received. If a workshop is full, unpaid registrants may lose their spot in the workshop to paid registrants on the waiting list.

Registering for an LPS workshop DOES NOT register your student for the national test. You MUST also register separately for the national test!

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With the free H&R Block Budget Challenge, students encounter real-world personal budgeting situations through an online simulation. Just for playing, students could win one of ten $20,000 college scholarships! By learning strong budgeting skills and fiscal discipline early, students gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their own financial future! It's fun. It's free.  Check out this video to learn more.

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RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

New this year; 10-12 graders will not be issued planners. Teachers will have passes or their own system for passes.

9th and 10th graders will not be able to leave the building at lunch, unless parent signs them out personally in the attendance office.

BROADCASTING CLUB: INTERESTED IN SPORTS BROADCASTING? HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED ANNOUNCING? SOUTHWEST IS STARTING A BROADCASTING CLUB THIS YEAR THAT WILL BE STREAMING ALL HOME SPORTING EVENTS LIVE. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, STOP BY C110 IN MISS BENSON'S ROOM THIS FRIDAY RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL FOR A SHORT MEETING.

PAPIO BUS: STUDENTS! WE WILL BE TAKING A BUS TO PAPILLION LAVISTA NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 26THFOR THE FIRST VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME. PRICE PER STUDENT IS $10. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RIDE TO OMAHA TO CHEER ON THE HAWKS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP TO MISS BENSON IN C110 BY MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND.