October 1, 2008 Student Bulletin - Wednesday
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Oct 1 WGDE Test NO LATE START
Oct 2 & 3 Little Shop of Horrors 7:00pm in auditorium
Oct 5 Little Shop of Horrors 2:00pm in auditorium
Oct 6 UNL Men's Choral Festival Rehearse all day Concert at 7:00 PM @ Kimball Recital Hall. Free
Oct 7 Health Screening
Oct 7 Theatre Parent Booster Meeting 7:00pm
Oct 8 WGDE/RGDE Test LATE START Testing begins at 8:15am. Block 1 class begins at 10:25am
Oct 9 Honors Convocation 8:15am
Oct 10 Student Forum at 7:15am auditorium
Oct 10 TRACES Bus museum
Oct 11 Craft Fair 9am-4pm
Oct 11 All-State Auditions 8am-noon East High School
Oct 13 Parent Advisory Council 7:00pm in A118 forum
Oct 16 Vocal Music Concert, 7:00pm in auditorium
Oct 18 PSAT Test
Oct 18 Band Contest, 1:00pm
Oct 20 Pep Rally
Oct 20 Girls Golf Banquet, 6:30pm in the Commons
Oct 20 & 21 Balfour Senior graduation orders
Oct 21 Jazz/Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm in auditorium
Oct 23 & 24 Finals LATE START
Oct 24 Homecoming Tickets go on sale Oct 20
Oct 25 ACT Test, NSBA State Contest, 8:00am
Oct 27 - 31 NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
LUNCH FOR WEDNESDAY
Chicken popcorn w/biscuit, Hot Ham & Cheese Sand. or Breaded Pork Sand.
ACTIVITIES FOR WEDNESDAY
WGDE Test during 2nd block NO LATE START
- ART CLUB MEMBERS Screen Printing on Wed 10/1 @ 3:15 in Room C-106. Remember to bring your black t-shirt and $10 one-time activity fee.
- Homecoming Dance A reminder that all student ID fines, book fines, Athletic and Media fines must be paid in full before students may purchase a ticket to the Homecoming dance. Tickets will go on sale the week of Oct. 20th.
- Southwest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will be Saturday, October 11th from 9am to 4pm. Admission is $1.00 at the door. 60+ vendors with a variety of hand crafted products. All proceeds to benefit Silver Hawk Theatre.
- This is Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read! Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Please take a moment to contemplate your "fREADom" and check out a book of your choice in the media center!
- 9th grade health screening will take place on Tuesday, October 7th in the wrestling gym (D103). This screening is mandated by Nebraska state law. Students, please wear your glasses/contacts if you have them.
- FBLA MIDNIGHT MOVIE Silver Hawk FBLA is proud to present THE EXPRESS. Based on the true story of the first African-American Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis (www.theexpressmovie.com) Saturday October 11th @ South Pointe Theatre. Ticket Sales will begin the week of September 29th before/after school in the commons. Price is $12 and includes admission and a pop/popcorn combo with UNLIMITED refills!! SPACE IS LIMITED GET YOUR TICKENTS NOW!!!
- FBLA BLING T-SHIRTS You know you want one!! T-shirt orders can be placed at the Midnight Movie Ticket Sales table starting next week. Price is $15 and must be paid at the time of order.
- Aviation Career Day If you are interested in an exciting career check out Aviation Career Day! There are hundreds of careers available. Check out which one is a fit for you. See Mr. Jochum or Mr. Hennecke in Room C103 for more information.
- The Counseling Center will be open for students to visit with counselors during PLC time on Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28. Counselors will be available to assist students with academic planning, college preparation, etc. In addition, future workshop sessions are being planned by the Counseling Center and will be announced in upcoming bulletins.
- Tuesday PLC Study Hall Need some extra help with an assignment or maybe just a quiet place to work? Every Tuesday, after school, we will have a staffed study hall in B111. Please report by 2:20 pm and you may stay until 3:10 pm.
- Attention All Students Who Ride Star Tran Buses: After October 1, 2008, the cost of the 20 Ride Cards will be $33.00
- Scripts for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE are now available for check-out from the Theatre Box Office. Students may sign out a script for a two (2) day time period and then return it. Auditions will be held in October.
- Little Shop of Horrors tickets are on sale in the box office now for the Oct. 2, 3 & 5th performances. Call the Box Office at 436-1306 ext. 66039. $10.00 adults - $8.00 students
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
- COLLEGE REP. VISITATION 11th & 12th graders interested in visiting with college reps. here at LSW may sign up in the Counseling Center before the visitation date:
- College of St. Mary's rep. will be here Thur., Oct. 2nd at 1:00 p.m.
- Vassar College rep. will be here Mon. Oct. 6th at 1:00pm
- Northwest Missouri State rep. will be here Tues., Oct. 7th at 10:00am
- Augustana rep. will be here Wed., Oct. 8th at 2:15pm
- Iowa Western rep. will be here Thurs., Oct. 9th at 10:00am
- UNL (Honors Program) rep. will be here Thurs., Oct. 16th at 7:30am
- Univ. of Kansas rep. will be here Fri., Oct. 17th at 10:00am
- Illinois Institute of Technology rep. will be here Mon., Oct. 20th at 9:00am
- Iowa State University rep. will be here Monday, Oct. 20th at 10:30am
- Gustavus Adolphus rep. will be here Monday, Oct. 20th at 1:00pm
- Nebraska Wesleyan rep. will be here Monday, Oct 20th at 2:00pm
- Colorado State rep. will be here Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 9:00am
- Mount Marty rep. will be here Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 10:0am
- SCHOLARSHIPS - An updated list of scholarships is available in the counseling center or on the LSW web site (http://lsw.lps.org/) under: Popular Pages>Counseling Center >Planning After High School>Scholarships.
- WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD - Honors SR male and female students who excel in athletics, academics and student leadership. Online application available at www.wendysheisman.com Completed applications due by Oct. 1.
- BUSINESS CAREER DAY! Thursday, October 2 - 8:30-1:30 on the Northeast Community College Campus in Norfolk. Workshops on Graphic Design, Accounting, Business Management, Virtual Reality Information Technology, Digital Design, and Administrative Assistant. Pre-register by calling Jill Pick (402) 844-7262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- YOUNG ARTISTS REACHING 4 DREAMS - for high school students serious about the arts. Students will write artist statements, compile resumes and other professional practices. They will learn how to document artwork and put together portfolios that get noticed. Students will talk with professionals in the field. Field trips will include visits to Sheldon Art Gallery, Frameworks, UNL Textiles Department and local mural artist, Tom Meyers. Saturdays, Nov 8-Dec 20 from 3-5pm. Tuition is FREE. Students that are accepted into the program will be required to become 'Student Members' of Lux Center for $15. See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center to pick up and submit an application by October 10.
- UNL CHEMISTRY DAY - Saturday, October 11 - For more information or to register go to www.chem.unl.edu/chemday
- BryanLGH College of Health Sciences - Exploration Day, Saturday, October 11th at 9am. Contact their office at 481-8697 to make a reservation to attend. Students unable to attend are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one campus visit through the Admissions Office.
- AVIATION CAREER DAY 2008 - Friday, October 17, 11:45-2:15. Held at the Strategic Air & Space Museum. Sponsored by Duncan Aviation in conjunction with LPS. LPS students bussed in. For more information go to www.aviationcareerday.net. Applications due by October 3rd are available from Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.
- The Attorney General's Youth Advisory Council is accepting nominations from the Junior and Senior Classes. As members of the council, students will tour the State Capitol and the Nebraska State Penitentiary, and participate in discussion forums with some of Nebraska's top elected officials. Interested students may get an application form from the LSW counseling center or from the website www.ago.ne.gov. Applications are due to Attorney General Jon Bruning's office by October 17, 2008.
- CAMPUS VISIT TO COTTEY COLLEGE - Oct. 17-19 - Bus stops in Lincoln. High school girls (16 and over). More info at www.cottey.edu or see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center. $60 per student includes transportation, room and meals on campus. Must register by Oct. 3.
- WOW! That's ENGINEERING - opportunity for HS girls - Saturday, Oct. 18th at UNO - no cost - For more information and registration form go online: http://www.swe-nebraska.org/WOWevent.htm OR see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.
- The Lincoln Area College Fair will be held on Sunday, October 19th at the SCC-Lincoln Campus (88th & O) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be representatives from approximately 120 colleges & branches of military from throughout the nation who be participating in the Lincoln College Fair. Check out http://wwww.educationquest.org/pdfs/LincolnFair-ParticipatingClgs.pdf for a current list of participants. Financial aid sessions will also be presented by EducationQuest. The College Fair provides students with the opportunity to explore what they want for their post-secondary plans. To save time in completing cards requesting information, students are encouraged to bring pre-printed labels containing name & contact info.
- WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR - SCC - Milford - October 22 - Bus transportation provided by LPS. Girls grades 9-12 are welcome to participate, but seniors are the only ones eligible for the scholarships. Nontraditional careers to be presented at the seminar are: architectural engineering technology; automotive careers; construction; business administration, computer programming; electrical technology; electromechanical technology; graphic design; heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration technology; land surveying/ civil engineer; machine tool technology; nondestructive testing technology; and welding technology. If interested, please sign-up in the Counseling Center by October 8th.
- 2009 UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH & HEARST FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - 2 JRs or SRs from each of the 50 states will be selected for a government and leadership education program in the Nation's Capital and a one-time $5,000 college scholarship. Must be involved with LSW student government such as student council. See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an application.
- THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS were created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial to honor students for outstanding acts of community service. If you have taken part in community service activities of the past year, please fill out an online application form at www.prudential.com/spirit or www.principals.org/prudential (access key: Spirit) to be eligible for an unrestricted award of $1000, medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. Complete the form online, print it out, sign and submit to Mrs. Volker by October 31.
- The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an original essay on the political courage of a U.S. elected official. Scholarships awarded to winners. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay online, visit: www.jfklibrary.org
- Voice of Democracy Competition - Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship Program - Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on "Service and Sacrifice by America's Veterans Benefit Today's Youth by..." Deadline Nov 1. See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an entry form.
- The Council for America's First Freedom announces the 16th annual First Freedom Student Competition. This national essay contest offers 9th-12th graders an opportunity to compete for monetary rewards of up to $3,000, as they examine the First Amendment and the history and relevance of religious freedom in American and the world today. On-line registration is required by November 24. Visit www.firstfreedom.org, and click on the red button under Council News.
- Outstanding Young Volunteer of the Year Award - The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. - $5,000 Savings Bond & trip awarded to student, ages 12 to 15, who has provided outstanding volunteer service to his or her community. Deadline Feb. 1. See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an entry form.
- Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards - Students in grades 9-12. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. National Scholarships of up to $10,000 awarded. Deadline March 31. See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an entry form.