September 13, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

 YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 LUNCH FOR: September 13

 SPORTS

Please check our LSW Calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events. http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=406&school_id=8

 SENIORS:

Seniors...Need GoPo Hours?!? Cavett PTO is looking for volunteers to help with Cavett Fun Night next Friday Sept. 16th. from 5-8pm  Email Mrs. Kelley here at LSW (akelley@lps.org) or talk with your GoPo teacher for the online volunteer link to register and help out your fellow Cavett Cardinals on Friday!  

 Seniors may join Seniors 2017 in Google Classroom to receive messages from the Counseling Center regarding college visits and other info pertaining to seniors. The code to enter is l9bz726 (lower case letters, starting with an "l" as in lion).

 Seniors, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be sponsoring its annual Distinguished Scholars Day on October 12th, 2016. This is a special event for high-achieving high school seniors from the state of Nebraska. If you would like to be considered for this, and meet the (3) criteria below, please visit with your counselor and go to he following site to submit your information: admissions.unl.edu/nominate-dsd - The deadline for submission is this Friday, Sept. 9th!   Criteria for Consideration:

1. ACT Score of 30 or higher

     - OR SAT score of 1340 or higher (old version of SAT)

     - OR SAT score of 1400 or higher (new version of SAT)

2. Minimum 3.5 cumulative high school GPA

3. Involvement and leadership roles in school or community organizations

College Visits

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Creative Center students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in only three years.  Utilizing art-specialized education and classes five days per week, students complete more credit hours per semester.  In short, Creative Center students can graduate and be employed in a job they love - sooner.

 Open House: October 15th

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

For more info, please visit http://www.creativecenter.edu/TCC14/

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AES Engineering Scholarships * http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

Purpose of Scholarships
AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible

Amount of award: $500.00

Deadline for entry: October 6, 2016

Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

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Did you know that nationally, Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people and in Nebraska it is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-24? September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  NAMI.org/suicideawarenessmonth has some great information about risk factors and strategies you can learn to help prevent suicide.  One of the best national resources is Boys Town is the Suicide Prevention LifeLine 1-800-273-Talk or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Data trends for 10-24 year olds from the Boys Town Lifeline and the Nebraska Youth Risk Behavior Survey include the following:

The 3 leading mental/emotional risk factors by Gender reported:

The 3 leading Relationship Concerns/Risk Factors by Gender reported:

Protective Factors by Age Group:

                                                                                Age 11 -14           Age 15-18            Age 19-24

For more information, please contact:

Abbe Edgecombe

SCIP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCIP.HELP

Twitter @NESCIP

www.scipnebraska.com

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Below is a list of University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Diversity Leadership Symposiums that will be held in November. 

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

Thus far, it has recognized more than 115,000 young people who've made a difference - and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://spirit.prudential.com/.

Deadline: November 8, 2016

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SCC's Electronic Systems Technology Department at the Lincoln Campus will be hosting a Robotics Workshop on the dates listed below. It is a one-day hands-on workshop where you will build and test a Vex robotics kit. You will begin with a group of electronic and mechanical parts to complete a functional remote controlled robot.

Workshop Dates:

May 3rd, 10th

Schedule

For more info and to register, please call 402-761-8384 or email robotics@southeast.edu.

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Bryan Mental Health Services provides free confidential online screenings for depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol use. To learn more, please visit www.bryanhealth.org/mental-health.

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College XPress has collected some of its favorite (and easiest) awards with deadlines coming in the next few weeks. Upcoming scholarships include the following: 

$10,000

Unigo Scholarship 

$2,000

No Essay College Scholarship

$5,000

DoSomething.org Scholarship

$1,000

Christian College EDGE Scholarship

$5,000

CollegeWeekLive.com Scholarship

$10,000

ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

$2,500

Christian College Scholarship Drawing

$1,000

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

$1,000

You Deserve It Scholarship

 

$2,000

Student-Athlete Scholarship

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The University of Minnesota Rochester is excited to announce that it will be offering a  Nursing Guarantee option for students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through the University of Minnesota. This opportunity guarantees first year students entry into the University of Minnesota Twin Cities nursing program located on the Rochester campus their sophomore year provided they meet the program requirements.* Students will be able to complete all four years of the program on the University of Minnesota Rochester’s campus. Practicum work in this program will be conducted at Mayo Clinic. Students interested in this must apply directly to UMR. No Share My App’s accepted for UMR’s  Nursing Guarantee option.

Check out this website at http://r.umn.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/bachelor-science-health-sciences/nursing-guarantee to find out more!

*A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained through students' first year at UMR, in both semester

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Seniors may join Seniors 2017 in Google Classroom to receive messages from the Counseling Center regarding college visits and other info pertaining to seniors. The code to enter is l9bz726 (lower case letters, starting with an "l" as in lion).

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Students interested in being nominated for Washington University's Danforth Scholars ProgramWashington University's Danforth Scholars Program, may click here to download the application.

Deadline: November 15th, 2016 @ 5 pm

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Interested in learning more about opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Partnerships for Innovation will be sponsoring the Nebraska: Think Advanced Manufacturing Simulcast on October 13th at 10-1:30. This program will address:

To register or learn more, please visit http://patrneshipsforinnovation.org/alighn/think-advmanuf/

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A free Tourette Education Day for parents and students living with Tourette Syndrome will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 8:45-1:30 pm at Pyrtle Elementary School. Kathy Giordano, Education Specialist for the Tourette Association of America will be the speaker.

The program's schedule is as follows:

For more information, email trembol@lps.org or register at http://lps.org/go/RHOZ.

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Kaplan is providing a unique, exciting and free program to help students feel prepared and confident on this milestone, PSAT Prep Live. Beginning October 1st, Kaplan’s highly-rated faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in 8 livestreaming, one-hour lessons.  In addition, students will have access to online study content and detailed explanations to the official PSAT practice test.
For more details and to register, please visit www.kaptest.com/psatpreplive.

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Family Service is working with some community partners to provide the program called Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World.  Anyone any parents or adults that can benefit, please pass this along.  Participants receive pay, a meal, and childcare!

Highlights about the program include the following:

Please click on the following to download the application and flier for this event. For more information, please contact Alynn Sampson (asampson@lincolnfoodbank.org or 402-904-6550), Director of the Food Bank of Lincoln Youth and Family Programs or Emily Koopmann (emily.koopmann@lps.org or 402-436-1164 , Program Facilitator.

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The link for the HQ AFROTC website which provides all the details regarding the scholarship program is as follows: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/  Any full time student at UNL can enroll in the AFROTC program, which is typically the case and then they have the opportunity to compete for in-college scholarships beginning their second semester of their freshman year and during their sophomore year.

For additional information, please contact:

BRIAN L. RIGGS, Major, USAF

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The 2016 "Draw Your Dreams" scholarship contest details are available from Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plan, known as NEST.

Use your artistic skills to create a 9” X 12” landscape drawing of what you dream of becoming when you grow up.  Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. The Nebraska Art Teachers Association will select 12 winners (from the first 400 entries received) who will receive $1,000 each. Submit entries August 5-September 30, 2016. The contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust. Contact the State Treasurer’s office – College Savings with any questions.

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Students who apply for accommodations on the ACT test due to diagnosed disabilities will soon benefit from a new system that will simplify and speed up the application process. ACT's new Test Accessibility and Accommodations System that will debut next month. The new system will streamline the process, providing a faster and more user-friendly experience for students who apply for accommodations on the college readiness test.

The improved benefits of the new system will include the following:

With the new system, students who apply for accommodations on the ACT will be able to register online first and then work with a school official to request accommodations. As they complete the online request form, school officials will be prompted to provide only the documentation needed for the student’s particular diagnosis, eliminating the need to send unnecessary support materials.

ACT officials believe the changes will speed up the application process considerably, getting decisions to students approximately 10 days sooner, on average, than what is currently possible. The new system was successfully piloted in state testing programs where the ACT is administered to all students. Approximately 200,000 students applied for accommodations on the ACT during the 2015–2016 school year, a 13 percent increase from the year before. Students who apply for accommodations represent 3.5 percent of all students who register for the test.

Accommodations provided by ACT to qualified students with a documented disability include extra time, large print and alternate test formats such as Braille, reader, DVD and scribe.

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Seniors…it’s time to prepare for the early FAFSA!

Beginning October 1, you can apply for federal, state and college-based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a change from previous years when students had to wait until after January 1 to apply.

Here’s how you can prepare:

Attend a College Fair this fall!

This fall, EducationQuest will sponsor five College Fairs across the state. Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it. You should also register for a barcode if you plan to attend an Educational Planning Program (see article below).

2016 College Fairs

Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, October 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Southeast Community College

Omaha Area College Fair, Sunday, October 16, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – University of Nebraska at Omaha

 For more details and for a list of colleges that will participate in each fair, see the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org. Visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode and take it to the event so that college reps can scan it.

Senior students and parents…start preparing for college admission!

Admission deadlines will start hitting later this fall. Follow these steps to stay on track:

  1. Contact your top colleges and ask about application deadlines for admission, college-based scholarships and financial aid.
  2. Visit with college representatives at College FairsEducational Planning Programs, during campus visits, and when they visit your high school.
  3. Apply to your top 3-4 colleges before the deadline. Along with your application, the colleges will require your high school transcript, class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT score. They may also request a list of your extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, an essay, and an interview.
  4. Ask if your school is holding an Apply2College event this fall. If so, you can complete your college applications during the school day and get help from school, college and community volunteers.

September “To Do” List

Juniors and seniors ... complete these college planning tasks during September:

__ Seniors, create an FSA ID for you and one for a parent at fsaid.ed.gov.

__ Juniors and seniors, attend a Financial Aid Program.

__ Juniors and seniors, attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program (EPP) in your area.

__ Before you attend a College Fair or EPP, register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org.

__ Seniors, register by September 1 for the October 1 SAT.

__ Seniors, register by September 16 for October 22 ACT.

__ Juniors, ask your school counselor about PSAT registration deadlines and test dates.

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

High school students will have the opportunity to learn about College of Architecture academic programs, lunch with faculty and students, tour the College facilities, and participate in a design activity. To register for the Open House, visit admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House. Check out the College of Architecture websitearchitecture.unl.edu. Please register by September 13, 2016 to secure a seat.

Students who cannot attend the Open House are encouraged to contact us for a campus visit! Please contact Leslie Gonzalez, Admissions Coordinator leslie.gonzalez@unl.edu or call 402-472-9233.

Starting with Academic Year 2017-18, the traditional FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission date of January 1 will change to October 1. In addition, families will be able to use tax information from the prior year. The January 1 start date made it difficult for families to get their tax information gathered in time to complete the application. By moving the start date up three months earlier to October 1, students will have more time to fill out this vital information, they’ll have tax information at hand, and families will have more time to evaluate the school’s financial aid award package.

To learn more about the FAFSA changes, please click here.

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

Test Date                      Register By                 Late Registration*
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. 15To 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:

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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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 Recurring Announcements

The Police Club will be meeting September 13th, at 3:00 pm in room A101.  Please come and help plan for the years activities. 

 Attention all clubs and activities! If you are interested in helping the school and joining together with other clubs, talk to your sponsors about joining student forum. We will be meeting in the A218 forum the last Thursday of each month at 7:30a.m. Our first meeting is September 22nd!  Come join us!!

Seniors...Need GoPo Hours?!?

Cavett PTO is looking for volunteers to help with Cavett Fun Night next Friday Sept. 16th. from 5-8pm  Email Mrs. Kelley here at LSW (akelley@lps.org) or talk with your GoPo teacher for the online volunteer link to register and help out your fellow Cavett Cardinals next Friday!  

  United States Senate Youth Program has begun it annual statewide selection process. Two Nebraska students will join 102 other delegates March 4-11, 2017  for the program’s annual Washington Week.  This program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the Senate and the federal government and potentially earn a $10,000 college scholarship. To learn more pick up a brochure in the main office.

 Struggling in any of your classes? LSW NHS offers free tutoring for anyone who needs it. Tutoring is available every Tuesday during PLC in the media center. If you are interested in a one-on-one tutor you can fill out a tutor request form on the LSW website and we will match you with a tutor in your area of need as soon as possible. 

 STEEL MAGNOLIAS – Tickets are on sale!!

Shows are Sept. 29, 30 at 7p.m.  and October 2 at 2:00p.m.