February 10, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

 YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Police Club will be meeting February 21st at 2:30 in room A101

FBLA is hosting their 2nd annual “Bubbles for Babies” fundraiser in the commons. Purchase a pack of gym from FBLA for just $1 with all the proceeds going to March of Dimes.

Young Democrats will be meeting today at 3:15 in B209. Remember to bring your t-shirt money. Bring a friend and grab a snack.

For current 9th – 11th grade students who didn’t register for next years’ classes by January 31st, there will be one FINAL make up registration session held during P/T conference on Thursday, February 9th from 4 to 7p.m. Counselors and Student Ambassadors will be available in the Media Venter Lab. As a reminder, if you don’t’ register for 2017-18 courses, your classes will be selected for you.

 LUNCH FOR: February 10

 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:

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.

COLLEGE VISITS:

 Counseling Center Announcements:

Applications are now available for the 2017 University of Nebraska–Lincoln DREAMBIG Academy.

This FREE program is a great opportunity for students to learn about business, their strengths and how they can leverage them in a career. Please spread the word to your high school juniors about the DREAMBIG Academy held July 16–20.

Those who apply should meet at least one of the following criteria:

We are willing to come to your school to provide more information about the program to your outstanding students looking for an opportunity to DREAMBIG.

In the meantime, please encourage your students to complete the application. The deadline to apply is March 10. See your counselor.

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The application process is online and very simple for the students; they provide their information in the online form and the system finds the scholarships they would qualify for and adds them as an applicant for that particular award. Students need to click the following link to create an account now:  https://unk.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_ApplyForScholarship.aspx?applicationformid=2345&AYID=618

If you have any trouble with the application, please call UNK Office of Financial Aid. 308-865-8520,finaid1@unk.edu

The application process closes at midnight February 28, 2017. 

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SafeGatherings.com reports that on December 30, a 12-year-old student at Cedartown Middle School in Polk County, Ga., took a live video while she hanged herself in her backyard. In the video, she says she was sexually and physically abused by a relative. The video, initially posted through the livestream app LiveMe, went viral and was uploaded to sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

On December 27, three days prior to her suicide, it is reported that there had been an investigation launched about allegations of abuse and sexual assault that she had posted on her online diary.

Tweens and teens these days use social media in all sorts of ways—many of which are difficult to understand. Some are a cry for help. Did she reach out for help in other ways? Did she tell a trusted adult, and no one listened until it was too late?

According to statistics compiled by the Sexual Violence Resource Center:

These statistics are shocking. There is nothing we can do to change the outcome for the Cedartown student, but we can work to prevent it from happening again. Are you ready to answer the call from someone in trouble? Are your ears open to someone who may be crying for help—even if they are going about it in nontraditional ways? Bottom line: Watch and listen. If you see something, say something. If you hear buzzing about something tragic they have see on social media, go deeper. If you hear or suspect someone is in trouble, report it to a supervisor, volunteer coordinator, or the proper authorities.

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FosterClub is now accepting applications for the 2017 All-Star Internship Program

Eligibility

For more information and to download the application, please visit https://www.fosterclub.com/content/2017-all-star-applicationIf you have questions, please contact:

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CollegeXpress.com know that helping students not only find their college, but paying for college is a priority. Below are some of of CollegeXpress.com's favorite (and easiest) awards with deadlines coming in the next few weeks.

1. SEG Scholarships - March 1, 2017 (150 Awards - $14,000)

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2. Project Yellow Light Scholarships - March 1, 2017 (7 Awards - $5,000)

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3. GreenIS - March 1, 2017 (3 Awards - $2,500)

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4. Christophers Poster Scholarship Contest - February 27, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

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Featured Scholarships

5. VIP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)

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6. SP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)

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7. YDI Scholarship - February 27, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)

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ScholarshipGuidance.com announces that the seven Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications between now and March 1, 2017.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. SEG Scholarships - March 1, 2017 (150 Awards - $14,000)
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2. Project Yellow Light Scholarships - March 1, 2017 (7 Awards - $5,000)
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3. GreenIS - March 1, 2017 (3 Awards - $2,500)
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4. Christophers Poster Scholarship Contest - February 27, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
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Featured Scholarships

5. VIP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
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6. SP Scholarship - January 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
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7. YDI Scholarship - February 27, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
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The Industrial Technology Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney would like to invite your senior students to apply for our Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarships.

Our application process is online and very simple for the students; they provide their information in the online form and the system finds the scholarships they would qualify for and adds them as an applicant for that particular award.  Detailed instructions are included and we invite you to please share this with your students as appropriate.

Click the link to create an account now:  https://unk.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_ApplyForScholarship.aspx?applicationformid=2345&AYID=618

If you have any trouble with the application, please call UNK Office of Financial Aid. 308-865-8520, finaid1@unk.edu

The application process closes at midnight February 28, 2017.  

On behalf of the Industrial Technology Department, I would like to thank you for providing this information to your students. 

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For students who graduate in 2017 only, the Silver Hawk Theatre Scholarship is available to qualified applicants. To learn more and to complete the application, please click here.

Deadline: March 20, 2017

Submit to: Mr. Bob Henrichs

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For students who graduate in 2017 only, the Silver Hawk Theatre Scholarship is available to qualified applicants. To learn more and to complete the application, please click here.

Deadline: March 20, 2017

Submit to: Mr. Bob Henrichs

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Qualified candidates are reminded that the 2017 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program Scholarship Application is now available and due on March 1st. 

Spend the summer at schools such as  Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Yale, and Harvard. 

 The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges. 

Scholarship Overview

This grant is for women who are high school students who are currently in 10th or 11th grade and reside and attend school in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Applicants must be planning to attend a summer program approved by the Joyce Ivy Foundation. Summer Scholars are women of high potential with a strong academic record and demonstrated leadership; and have aspirations to matriculate to an academically rigorous and high selective college or university.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.

1. Check out the program overview

2. Start your 
application

Lincoln Southwest High School is offering multiple Community Blood Bank Educational Scholar ships to Class of 2017 graduates. The funds earned through scholarships will be awarded to selected LSW seniors following the final blood drive in April. To qualify for a scholarship, please complete the application by clicking here to download the scholarship application. 

Deadline: Friday, April 14th, 2017. Please turn in to Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center.

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Chadron State College's FCS Program will host a visitation day on April 7, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.  It will begin in Room 206 in the Burkhiser Building.

*Refreshments are provided

To Apply for Admission: Visit the CSC website

Contact Us
Family and Consumer Sciences
Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
email: fcs@csc.edu

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The Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals (LPSAOP) offers a scholarship to any LPS high school senior or graduate interested in furthering their post-secondary education. Applicants must be planning on attending an institution of higher learning in the State of Nebraska. 

For more information, please click here to review the LPSAOP Scholarship Cover Letter 2017 or clicking here to download the LPSAOP Scholarship Application 

Deadline: March 10, 2017

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The Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students of Native American heritage who are residing in the state of Nebraska. Recipients must use the scholarship to attend an accredited community college, college/university, technical college/school or vocational school to pursue a degree or certificate program.

As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards of operational quality, integrity and accountability.

This scholarship honors Ponca Chief Standing Bear and his contributions to America’s Native peoples by helping American Indian students pursue post-secondary education. This scholarship is granted by the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.

Three scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, character and academic accomplishment, and who need financial assistance to meet their educational goals.

If you have questions, please contact Joe Starita, Scholarship Administrator, at jstarita2@unl.edu

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The Chasers Charities Robinson Athletic Scholarship 2017 is administered by Omaha Storm Chasers. One male and one female student will each receive a $500 scholarship that will be paid directly to the student's institution. Eligibility requirements include the following: 

Students must submit a completed application, current transcript, letter of support from principal, coach, or school counselor, and a statement of how and why sports have been important in you life. The deadline is March 24th at 4 pm.

Please send a completed application to Chasers Charities:

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Each year, UNMC's College of Dentistry puts on a simulation clinic for juniors and seniors in high school (as well as college students). The simulation clinic is a day for students that are interested in pursuing dentistry to get a look inside a typical day as a dental student. They will get to learn some hand skills, see the school, learn a little about the classes that dental students take, and get the opportunity to actually drill and fill some teeth.

This year's event will be held on April 1st, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm & cost is $95, which includes breakfast and lunch. It is open to high school juniors and seniors . For additional details and to download the registration form, please click here. The deadline for registration is March 20th, 2017.

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Each year, UNMC's College of Dentistry puts on a simulation clinic for juniors and seniors in high school (as well as college students). The simulation clinic is a day for students that are interested in pursuing dentistry to get a look inside a typical day as a dental student. They will get to learn some hand skills, see the school, learn a little about the classes that dental students take, and get the opportunity to actually drill and fill some teeth.

This year's event will be held on April 1st, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm & cost is $95, which includes breakfast and lunch. It is open to high school juniors and seniors . For additional details and to download the registration form, please click here. The deadline for registration is March 20th, 2017.

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The LSW Parent Advisory Council would like to announce the LSW PAC Scholarship_Application opportunity for LSW students who are graduating in 2017 and plan to attend an accredited one-year in-state certificated program or a two to four year college or university. Please click here to download the LSW PAC Scholarship_Application  In 2016, PAC was able to award four $400 scholarships from the proceeds of school directory sales.  The number of scholarships awarded in 2017 will be determined at the February 13th PAC Meeting.

Scholarship applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a "Meaningful School or Community Activity" they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.

Applications for the scholarship can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website or through Scholarship Quest. All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Wednesday, March 22nd. Staple your completed application form and attach it to the front of your essay when turning it in to the Counseling Center.

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Recurring Announcements:

Attention Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club members: We will be welcoming Southwest alum, A.J. Wiley, as our guest speaker tomorrow morning.  A.J. is a young, fiery guy that knows how to drop some knowledge!  See you all at 7:30 in room B207!!  Coach James & Coach Berks

HOSA members: Reminder that there is a meeting after school this Wednesday at 3:15 in B101. Please remember to bring your state conference registration fee to our meeting this week. See you then!

Reminder that there is a MANDATORY NHS informational meeting on Monday, February 13th for juniors who received an invitation to apply for NHS for the upcoming school year. If you received this letter and are interested in becoming a member you must attend this meeting in the B100 forum either before school at 7:30 or after school at 3:15. If you cannot attend either of these meetings you MUST see Ms. Duba in B101 by the end of the day Friday for instructions on how to apply.

 It's National FBLA Week! For FBLA Week, our FBLA Leadership Team decided to have a little fun.  Our mascot, Glenn the FBLA Bear is running around the building this week and hiding in different locations.  Students AND staff members who find Glenn, take a picture by him, and tweet it at @LSW_FBLA will be entered in to win some Krispy Kreme donuts!  One student and one staff member will be selected each day.  He's out there today, so you still have time to find him today.  Also this week, we are doing some themes... Wednesday is FBLA/LSW T-shirt,  Thursday is Wear Purple for March of Dimes Day, & Friday is "Business Professional.

INTERESTED IN BEING IN LSW CHOIRS NEXT YEAR? Any students, not currently enrolled in choir,that would like to participate next year...please come to E-Wing hallway and sign up for a vocal placement time. These will be done next Monday and Tuesday, before and after school.  If you would like to try out for Show Choir, dance auditions will take place in the choir room next Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13 and 14, 3:30-5:30pm.  You only attend one of those days.  Come dressed in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  If you have questions, see Mrs. Cotton or Mr. Jacobson or go to their websites for audition information.  http://wp.lps.org/dcotton/choralaudition/  There is a choir for EVERYONE! No Prior experience is necessary!!  Remember…singing makes everyone happier!!  Feb. 13 & 14 Show Choir Dance Auditions 3:30-5:30pm - Choose one day