November 1, 2016




Help support DECA and grab some food at Chipotle from 5:00 to 9:00 Wednesday. Don’t forget to mention the club at the check out!

The Emeralds 5th Annual Dancing with the Emeralds fundraiser is Thursday, November 3rd. Dancing with the Emeralds will start at 6:30p.m. in the LSW Main Gym. Emeralds with be competing along with their partners for 1st place with our awesome judges- Mr. Pedroza, Mrs. Bales, and Dr. Brady. Get your ticket TODAY from any Emerald for $5.00. Tickets are $6.00 at the door. Come hungry for Raising Canes and ready to see some great dancing!

 LUNCH FOR: October 31


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


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).

College Visits



Seniors...beginning October 1, you and your parents can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here's how to prepare:


 Each year LIBA awards eight $1000 scholarships. This is a very easy scholarship to apply for – below is a direct link. Seniors are encouraged to complete this application. If you have additional questions, please contact:


The following Scholarship Programs below are currently accepting applications between November 1, 2016 and December 15, 2016.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. AXA Achievement Scholarship - December 15, 2016 (1 Award - $10,000)

2. QuitDay Scholarship - December 9, 2016 (3 Awards - $2,000)

3. Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships - December 1, 2016 (8 Awards - $1,000)

4. Bachus and Schanker Scholarship - November 30, 2016 (1 Award - $2,000)

Featured Scholarships:

5. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (10 Awards - $10,000)

6. VIP Scholarship - October 31, 2016 (1 Award - $5,000)

7. YDI Scholarship - October 29, 2016 (1 Award - $1,000)


@EducationQuest is the new Twitter handle for Educationquest! Please use @EducationQuest instead of @FreeCollegeHelp. If you're already following EducationQuest,  the Twitter account you've been following automatically switched over to the new handle, so no need to follow us again. If you don't follow EducationQuest,  please do! It's an easy way to learn about college planning tips and resources.


The deadline for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is quickly approaching. Students in grades 5-12 that have volunteered within the past year are encouraged to apply. Awards are granted at the local, state and national level to both middle level and high school students in every state and the District of Columbia. The top honorees from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.

Here's how students can apply:


Students are invited to visit Coe College this fall to get to know its campus community.

Saturday, October 29 | Saturday, November 12

CRIMSON & GOLD VISIT WEEKS | November 7 - 11 | November 28 - December 2

If these dates are not convenient, students can schedule an individual visit and Coe College will personalize their visit experience to include a class visit, one-on-one meeting with a faculty member, a residence hall tour and more.To schedule your visit, please contact our office at 877.CALL.COE or email


The BURGER KINGSM Scholars program can help! High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2017-2018 school year! High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. Apply today! The application period for the 2017-2018 school year opens Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016.

*** announces the upcoming scholarships listed below for seniors.

$2,000 Scholarship: Student-Athlete Scholarship

$2,000 Scholarship: No Essay College Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship: You Deserve It Scholarship

$5,000 Scholarship: AdmitSee Rant to Win Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship: Christian College EDGE Scholarship

$5,000 Scholarship: Scholarship

$500-$10,000 Scholarship: ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship

$2,500 Scholarship: Christian College Scholarship Drawing

$1,000 Scholarship: Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship


UNK has the following important update and a couple of reminders of upcoming scholarship deadlines for seniors:

If you have questions, please contact Dusty Newton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, at 308.865.8526 or


2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are open to students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity within the past year. Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. The top honorees from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.

Here's how students can apply:

To learn more about the program, call 877-525-8491 or visit


Seniors interested in applying for the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship are invited to attend the STB Scholarship Workshop on Thursday, November 3rd in the B118 Forum from 3:15 to 4:00 pm.  The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to Nebraska students for more than 50 years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska and graduates of a Nebraska high school. To find out more information regarding eligibility and selection for the Buffett Scholarship, please visit

The application will be available on November 1st at To start the application, click under New Users, Click to Create an Account.

To register for the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Workshop, please visit one of the links below:

Workshop Participants: Please bring Tax Info & Parent(s)’ Age(s) & Marital Status


 Recurring Announcements

Fashion club will be meeting on this Friday. Lindsay Moser will be presenting to our club about her fashion design career at Cabela’s.

The second blood drive of the school year will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. All participating donors will receive a free t-shirt AND help raise scholarship funds for students right here at SW! Anyone interested in donating should look for a HOSA member recruiting before school, after school, or during lunch. The sign up sheet will also be located in the man office. Questions? Stop by and see Ms. Duba or Mr. Watt.

Reminder that the first NHS chapter meeting of term 2 is this Friday morning at 7:30 in B101. See you all there!

Young Republicans Club, October 28, November 4, and November 18 at 3:15

Lighthouse is having their annual Haunted House Event is on Monday, October 31 from 6-8p.m. Test your bravery by walking through our haunted house. Enjoy Halloween movies and snacks throughout the night. The best three costumes will win free gift cards.  Free food, free drinks, and free screams!

Students Together Against Cancer (STAC) is having a 3 v 3 basketball Tournament on Saturday, October 29th in the LSW Practice gym! Register your team before and after school or during lunch for just $5 a person. The money goes to local cancer patients and you don’t have to be an amazing player to participate. 

Senior Pictures for the yearbook are due, Monday, October 31st 2016

Food Fight” is a five week food drive that DECA needs YOUR help to accomplish their goals. Last year, our school alone raised 5000 pounds! Please start bringing non-perishable food items within the next few weeks! Please bring some juice and any other food items that you want and place it in the blue barrels by the trophy cases! Thank you for helping in the “Food Fight”!