December 21, 2016


Final Exam Schedule for Term 2

Wednesday, Dec. 21                

Thursday, Dec. 22                



LUNCH FOR: December 21


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


2017 Graduates - Please check the list of potential 2017 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.

2017 Senior Ads due no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017.    See link:  for information.  The final deadline is an availability deadline. 

College Visits


Cottey College is a  Midwestern regional college, and considered to be one of the best value college in Missouri, and one of the most affordable women’s colleges, Cottey College is also the only school in Missouri to make the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in all four categories (economic opportunityeducationgeneral and interfaith).

As part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, 2015 is the second year in a row Cottey has earned a place on the interfaith honor roll with distinction.

Interested seniors are encouraged to apply for admission before the priority deadline on Saturday, December 31, 2016, and pay no application fee when they submit the Common Application!


Applications are now being accepted for the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective.  Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.

Students are encouraged to apply online today as spaces fill quickly! For more information, please contact:

Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students


SCC At Your Service will be held in the LSW Media Center Lab on Tuesday, January 10th from 10:15 AM to 3:15 PM. This event will provide seniors with extra support as they apply for admission and scholarships with Southeast Community College. SCC Admissions staff will assist students in submitting online applications for admissions and scholarships. It’s the perfect opportunity for students to receive one-on-one assistance and have questions answered.

To ensure that the application processes can be completed, students must have the following information available the day of the SCC at Your Service program:

To register for this event, please visit one of the following links:




Seniors planning on attending Peru Sate College may apply for the Peru State College Cooperating Teachers Scholarship 2016.  

Criteria:      Graduating senior in top half of class

         Active in school

         Possess leadership qualities

         Applicant must attend Peru State College beginning Fall 2017

                      seniors from applications received at all six public high schools.


Did you know that the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering is home to the world’s only Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences graduate program? Did you also know that there are more than 4,000 unfilled positions in the U.S. alone for individuals trained in advanced geospatial technologies? Help develop new geospatial technologies while working alongside experts from the National Center of Airborne Laser Mapping, the world’s premiere institution for the development and implementation of emerging geospatial technologies! To learn more about the Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences graduate program, watch the videoread the brochure or visit!


Did you know that in the past six years the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), located at the University of Houston, has mapped archeological sites in Beliz, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico to discover ancient ruins, including an unknown ancient civilization deep within the Honduran rainforests? To learn more about how NCALM is mapping the future, watch our videoread our brochure or!


Beginning with this current admissions cycle, undocumented students applying to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering will be evaluated under the same need-blind policy as US citizens and permanent residents. Prior to this change, undocumented students had been considered international applicants, meaning their applications for admission were evaluated in a need-aware manner.  

Additionally, Columbia remains committed to meeting 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all students admitted as first-years or transfer students pursuing their first degree, regardless of citizenship status. International students, including undocumented students, are not eligible to receive federal and state financial aid, so Columbia meets their full need entirely from institutional resources.


The University of Oklahoma's application deadline to be considered for academic, service or leadership scholarships is quickly approaching! The priority scholarship deadline is December 15*, so interested students should submit their materials soon. The recommended filing deadline for FAFSA is December 15 as well, and OC will begin mailing financial aid packages in mid- to late-January.

If you have questions regarding the application process, scholarships or more, contact us at 405-325-2151 or

*** are offering the following three scholarships:

1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

3.  The 3rd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year.  "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for these scholarships is June 1, 2017.


Term 2's Hawk Food Mart will be held Tuesday, December 13th in the A118 Forum between 2:15 and 3:30 pm. A variety of grocery items will be provided by the Food Bank of Lincoln. Gently used clothing will also be available. The Hawk Food Mart is open to students, staff, and their families. There are no costs or income restrictions for participating in this event.

Please click here  or read below to view additional resources and information available to eligible students and families in Lincoln and surrounding areas.


Eat, Shop, and Be Merry when you attend the annual LSW Boosters' Holiday Boutique on Thursday, December 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Commons Area. This year, FCCLA will offer soups and holiday treats at the concession stand. The LSW Art Club along with several other vendors will have a variety of hand-crafted and retail products available for sale. From 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Dr. Simpson-Kirkland and Ms. Jean-Baptiste will provide musical prelude before the LSW Jazz Band performs their winter concert for shoppers in the Commons Area. The concert begins at7:00 pm.

Vendors donate at least 25% of their sales to the Adopt-A-Hawk Program, which assists LSW students and families during the holiday season as well as throughout the year. Last year, the LSW Holiday Boutique raised $400 for the Adopt-A-Hawk Program. Vendors for the 2016 Holiday Boutique include:

Bookish                                 FCCLA                                   Inspired Jewel

It Works Products               izaBowa Boutique               JaiKs Designs

Knitting Novelties               Living Art                              LSW Art Club

Norwex                                 Origami Owl Jewelry          re*storied DESIGNS

Snows Crafts                       Upcycle                                 Young Living Essential Oils


A variety of handcrafted and retail items will be available for shoppers to buy as gifts or for themselves.  Products will include:

Baby & Children’s Clothing    *    Bicycle Bag   *    Boot Cuffs   *   Coasters   *   Door Décor   *   Essential Oils   *   Gift Items   *   Hair Accessories   *   Hand-Knit Winter Wear   *   Healthy Lifestyle Products   *   Holiday Décor   *   Home Décor   *   Jewelry   *   Ornaments   *   Original Artwork   * Paper Crafts   *   Shawls   *   Succulent Plants   *   Wood Décor   *   Women's Accessories   *   Women's Clothing   *   Wreaths   *   Beauty Products   *   Organic Bath Items & Beauty Items

We hope you will be able to join us for this event and make the holidays brighter for others while also doing your holiday shopping! You are invited to share the LSW Holiday Boutique flier,  To view and/or share the 2016 LSW Holiday Boutique flier, please click hereTo visit and/or share the LSW Holiday Boutique Facebook page at