March 3, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Final Exam Schedule for Term 3

Thursday, March 9

Friday, March 10

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 LUNCH FOR: March 3

 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:

CollegeXpress.com announces the following scholarships are now available:

Featured scholarship

Upcoming scholarships

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The Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District started Camp Olympia Kiwanis (OK) in 1987 with a goal of providing an educational camp experience for exceptional youth from NE and IA. For many youth this is their first camp experience. Camp OK continues today with Kiwanis clubs from across NE and IA sponsoring exceptional and deserving youth. Camp will be held at the Y Camp in Boone, IA from June 4th to June 9th. Camp counselor training will be held Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th with campers arriving the afternoon of June 4th.

They are looking for counselors ... 
• with a desire and ability to work with youth in the outdoors for extended periods of time 
• with a willingness to discover, learn and grow 
• ready to embody activities and habits that are associated with positive role models 
• who listen, learn, and are considerate of others 
• who want to have an ABSOLUTE BLAST for a week 
• age 16 or older

For more information and to apply, students need to click here or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qyl_EnEH99ovU3XbKW-26Z96vG33XZcd5IZPSTyffc8/viewform?edit_requested=true.

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Creative Center's Spring Open House will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Time: 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Address: 10850 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68164

(Northwest of 108th and Maple Streets)

RSVP: None required. Arrive anytime between 11 and 2!

Tours: About an hour.

Can't make it? Call or email Rich in our admissions office and set up a personal tour at 888-898-1789 x216 or rich_c@creativecenter.edu.

Website: http://www.creativecenter.edu/TCC14/contact.php

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Norwich University is the first private military college in the country, his vision resulted in the creation of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). As the birthplace of ROTC, Norwich houses all four branches of the U.S. Department of Defense military services: Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Cadets seeking commissions in United States Coast Guard, an agency in the Department of Homeland Security, can pursue a commission through a special program called Direct Commission Selected School (DCSS) or by attending Officer Candidate School after graduation. Norwich University fosters open minds, leadership ideas, and communication skills that students take with them to a great first job, a military commission, a top graduate school, or a business career. To Learn more about what the corps and civilian lifestyles can offer students, visit http://cadets.norwich.edu/.  

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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.

Stanford Sports Business Academy – Grades 10-11
Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
 
Summer Humanities Institute – Grades 10-11
A three-week residential program where students explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
 
Summer Arts Institute – Grades 9-11
Students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, and music.
 
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program – Grade 9
The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has opened its lab doors with a summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in science.
 
High School Summer College – Ages 16-19
High-achieving students to enroll in Stanford’s Summer Quarter and take the same courses as fully matriculated Stanford students and other visiting undergraduates.
 
Summer Institutes – Grades 8-11
A three-week summer residential program where students engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
 
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) – Grades 10-11
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current students from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.
 
University-Level Online Math and Physics – Grades 9-12

13 courses are offered throughout the year to give students the opportunity to take an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools.  

Stanford Online High School – Grades 7-12
Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically.  Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking a single course.

To learn more about any of the above programs, please visit https://spcs.stanford.edu/collegecounselor?utm_campaign=CACmailing&utm_source=CACmailing&utm_medium=email.

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The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation, Inc. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an applicant who wishes to pursing an educational experience or project pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. For more details and to access the scholarship materials, please visit http://nordenclub.com/our-foundation/.

Deadline: May 1, 2017

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Iowa Private College Week starts July 31- August 4, 2017 when all of Iowa’s 25 private colleges welcome campus visit schedules so families can experience college life for themselves. For more information, please visithttp://www.iowaprivatecollegeweek.org/pages/majors.aspx and/or contact Andy Baumert abaumert@iaicu.org.

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Member Company employees and their dependents can apply for a $750 college scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln Builders Bureau.
(Number of scholarships awarded to be determined.)

Eligibility Requirements:

Awards will be based primarily on academic performance, work experience, school involvement, community involvement and career goals. 

Application deadline: April 1st, 2016. 

Submit applications to: 

Lincoln Builders Bureau
5910 S 58th St, Suite C Lincoln, NE 68516 
Phone: (402) 421-8332 Fax: (402) 421-8334

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The 2017 Student View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 work of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The program includes the following:

For more information and to apply, visit www.student-view.com. Deadline is April 22, 2017.

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This is no ordinary summer camp; Game Experience offers an unforgettable adventure featuring the best attractions and cultural experiences along with food tours, cool concerts and local specialty foods in Seattle. The camp uses a holistic approach to learning and personal growth, and provides   an exciting and comprehensive environment for students to find something that speaks to their personalities. The  program encourages organic relationship development and lifelong friendships to be formed. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://game.experienceamerica.com/learn/ or contact 1-800-410-6088 or hello@experienceamerica.com.

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Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist.  You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
 
Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures.  Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.
 

Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!

To learn more, please visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy.

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The college fair schedule is as follows:
Lincoln Area College Fair – Sunday, March 19, 1-3 p.m., Southeast Community College
Grand Island Area College Fair – Sunday, March 26, 1-3 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Expo Center
Scottsbluff Area College Fair – Sunday, April 2, 1-3 p.m., Western Nebraska Community College
Omaha Area College Fair – Sunday, April 9, 1-3 p.m., University of Nebraska Omaha Sapp Fieldhouse
Tri-State Area College Fair (South Sioux City) – Sunday, April 23, 1-3 p.m., Marina Center
 
Before attending, students should register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org, print the barcode, or download it to their smartphone, and take it to the fair so college reps can scan it.

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The Nancy Ganser & Diana Pasco Scholarship provides one LPS graduating senior, $1,000 towards post-secondary education. The student must have been a Food Bank BackPack Program recipient in elementary or middle school, be on schedule to graduate in the Spring of 2017, and ready to use the scholarship funds in the Fall of 2017. To view more details and access the scholarship, please click here.

For additional information, please contact Alynn Sampson at the Foodbank of Lincoln -- asampson@lincolnfoodbank.org or 402-904-6550 Ext 101.Deadline: April 14th, 2017

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The 2017 Student View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 work of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. The program includes the following:

Formore information and to apply, visit www.student-view.com. Deadline is April 22, 2017.

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This is no ordinary summer camp; Game Experience offers an unforgettable adventure featuring the best attractions and cultural experiences along with food tours, cool concerts and local specialty foods in Seattle. The camp uses a holistic approach to learning and personal growth, and provides   an exciting and comprehensive environment for students to find something that speaks to their personalities. The  program encourages organic relationship development and lifelong friendships to be formed. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://game.experienceamerica.com/learn/ or contact 1-800-410-6088 or hello@experienceamerica.com.

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High School Juniors: it’s never too early to start preparing for next year. Start exploring the today  You can create an account now and it will roll over to 2017-2018. The user name and password you use will remain the same.

CommonApp.org is pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts with you . Working in close consultation with the counselors and admission officers on its advisory committees, Common App revised these prompts in a way that will help students see expanded opportunities for expressing themselves. Those revisions appear in italics. You will also notice two new prompts. The first asks students to share examples of their intellectual curiosity. The second is a return to inviting students to submit an essay on a topic of their choice, reframed to help students understand that they are welcome to draw inspiration from multiple sources, not just their own creativity.

The word limit on the essay will remain at 650.

The goal of these revisions is to help all applicants, regardless of background or access to counseling, see themselves and their stories within the prompts. They are designed to invite unencumbered discussions of character and community, identity, and aspiration. To this end, we will be creating new educational resources to help students both understand and approach the opportunities the essay presents for them.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]

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Bright Lights is looking for high school students to serve as Classroom Assistants. This is a great opportunity for students to earn GoPo hours and other volunteer service hours during the summer. Students may apply at BrightLights.org starting March 8th.

To be a classroom assistant:

  1. Choose a topic you enjoy
  2. Choose a week and time that works for you
  3. Have a fun, rewarding adventure

If you have questions, please contact Jodi Fuson at 402-420-1115 Ext. 49 or info@BrightLights.org.

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SCC's Spring Discovery Days offer students and families the opportunity to tour an SCC campus and discover the numerous available opportunities. Participants will learn about each program on the campus they visit, have the opportunity to speak individually with instructors and staff, and learn what it takes to be a successful student at SCC. Each event day runs from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm with lunch included.

To register for one of the Discovery Days, please go to www.southeast.edu/discoverSCC. If you have questions, please email them to admissions@southeast.edu.

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Recurring Announcements:

The LSW Emeralds Dance team tryout meeting will be on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:15a.m. or 6:00p.m. in the LSW A118 forum. Anyone interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 Emeralds Dance Team must attend this required meeting with a parent or guardian present. Tryouts will take place March 22nd- March 24th.

Are you interested in trying out for cheerleading? There will be a tryout meeting on Feb 28th at 5:30p.m.in the commons. Please sign in with a Senior Varsity Cheerleader and then you receive a packet of tryout information.  PLEASE NOTE: All tryout documentation are due no later than April 3rd, 2017.  If anyone does not have all their forms by this date, they will not be able to tryout.