March 9, 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 9

 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

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There are several Nebraskans For Peace Scholarships being offered to graduating high school seniors. Based on essays, seniors will have the opportunity to apply for three $500 scholarships and six $100 scholarships. Recipients will be students who wish to further their education in an area consistent with the mission of Nebraskans for Peace: peace with justice through community building, education and political action. For complete details, please click here. For additional information, please contact NFPscholarships@gmail.com. 

Deadline: April 8, 2017

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The University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) has created an online non-credit short course that prepares learners to complete the U.S. civics test. To honor Nebraska’s 150th birthday, Citizenship 101 will be made available on the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, March 1, 2017. It will be offered free in 2017 with a $50 fee to be assessed beginning in 2018. This non-credit short course is available to all who are interested. 
 
Across the nation, there is a growing interest in civics education, specifically in the area of citizenship. The resources provided in this non-credit short course will help learners prepare for the U.S. civics test by covering such topics as the requirements for U.S. citizenship, the duties, responsibilities, rights, and liberties of U.S. citizens, the branches of U.S. government, the rights of the states and much more. The course, which is aligned to Nebraska Social Studies Standards, is available entirely online and there are no additional materials required. To register for Citizenship 101, please visit the Citizenship course page.
 
“A strong social studies education, including civics, provides students with opportunities to address meaningful issues in our communities, thus encouraging greater civic participation and engagement. The development of this online citizenship short course by the University of Nebraska High School delivers civics education that is both affordable and accessible to Nebraskans and others,” said Cory Epler, Chief Academic Officer for the Nebraska Department of Education.
 
The University of Nebraska High School has served students at a distance for nearly 90 years and is accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and AdvancED to offer a complete, college-prep high school curriculum online. Students and schools may choose from more than 100 online core, elective and Advanced Placement courses. Many courses are also NCAA approved. Information about the school can be found at highschool.nebraska.edu.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Shousha, Director UNHS, at (402) 472-3388 or highschool@nebraska.edu

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A limited number of full-tuition Music scholarships have been added to Concordia University's financial aid offerings!  Additional partial scholarships remain available for high school seniors. High school juniors interested in studying music as a major can apply for the full-tuition music scholarships beginning in August 2017. Flor more information and to apply, please visit http://www.cune.edu/arts/music/music-scholarships-auditions/.

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Students and families are reminded that Mourning Hope Grief Center is partnering with The Moyer Foundation for a fourth year to host Camp Erin® Lincoln. Registration is now open for the Lincoln camp scheduled for September 22-24, 2017, at Carol Joy Holling Camp in Ashland, NE.

Camp Erin is a weekend-long, overnight bereavement camp designed for children between the ages of 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a traditional, high-energy, fun camp experience combined with grief education.  This special camp is offered free of charge to all families in Nebraska.

Camp Erin is an initiative created and funded-in-part by The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Major League All-Star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.

“As a society, we tend to overlook how children are affected by grief,” said Carly Runestad, executive director of the Mourning Hope Grief Center. “There’s tremendous need for the kind of support Camp Erin provides, and we’re very glad to share this program with the entire Nebraska community.”

At Camp Erin, children learn that they are not alone in their grief. The fun, familiar environment of camp is combined with planned activities that give children a chance to honor their loved ones, express their feelings and make lasting friendships with peers who are facing similar experiences. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin helps children learn to cope and to heal.

“A child should never have to grieve alone,” said Karen Moyer, co-founder and vice president of The Moyer Foundation. “Together, with the team at the Mourning Hope Grief Center, we’re thrilled to make Camp Erin Lincoln available to all children and their families.”

Camp Erin Lincoln Details

 About The Moyer Foundation:

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its free signature programs and services. Camp Erin® is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. Camp Mariposa® is an addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by the substance abuse of a family member. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center extends the Foundation’s continuum of care by providing robust online resources and personalized support for families experiencing grief or addiction. For more information, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.

 About Mourning Hope:

Founded in 1994, Mourning Hope Grief Center companions grieving children, teens, young adults and their families when someone significant in their lives has a serious illness or has died. Mourning Hope provides support groups, community education, grief resources and referrals. Mourning Hope Grief Center is located at 4919 Baldwin Avenue. For more information call (402) 488-8989 or visit the Web site at www.mourninghope.org.

ContactCarly Runestad, Executive Director

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney spring campus visit program is in full-swing! Juniors (and still-deciding seniors) are encouraged to visit campus by the end of April to take advantage of our complete campus visit, which includes (1) a full tour of campus led by a current student, (2) academic appointment in the area of interest of the student, (3) optional financial aid presentation, (4) optional tour of the UNMC Health Science complex, and (5) opportunity to dine on campus in the Nebraskan Student Union.

For a special "behind the scenes" campus visit photo tour with UNK Admissions, click here!

Juniors may also be interested in the upcoming Loper Preview Day (LPD), which is Monday, March 27th. The spring LPD is designed specifically for juniors who may prefer a broader overview of campus before taking an individual campus visit later.

Learn more about all of our Campus Visit options at http://visit.unk.edu/

Seniors planning on attending UNK will be able to sign up for New Student Enrollment starting this Sunday, March 5th. NSE dates run from mid-May through June 22nd - learn more at http://www.unk.edu/nse.

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Know The Requirements

The following UNL degree programs require the equivalent of 4 years of foreign language in the same language.

Note: Majors with an "*" indicate students need to prepare for 300 level language courses which are higher level than 4th year HS language courses.

College of Arts & Sciences

Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

College of Journalism & Mass Communications

Education & Human Sciences

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The Lincoln Community Foundation would like to draw your attention to a new scholarship opportunity for your students.  The PINC Scholarship ($5,000) was created for talented students in music, art, theatre, dance, film, and photography who have acute financial need for their post-secondary education.  Please click here to view PINC Scholarship Guidelines and download the scholarship application packet.  For additional information, please visit the Lincoln Community Foundation website at www.lcf.org.

Applicants will need a PDF of their transcript and  the first page of their FAFSA Report.  They also need to prepare a special essay :   1) Explain how the scholarship would affect the applicant’s dream of attending college and further studying art or music.  2)  Explain how studying art or music in college will help the applicant become established for a future beyond college.  The essay should be no more than 500 words and be typed on no more than 1 attached page.

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The Lincoln Community Foundation would like to draw your attention to a new scholarship opportunity for your students.  The PINC Scholarship ($5,000) was created for talented students in music, art, theatre, dance, film, and photography who have acute financial need for their post-secondary education.  Please click here to view PINC Scholarship Guidelines and download the scholarship application packet.  For additional information, please visit the Lincoln Community Foundation website at www.lcf.org.

Applicants will need a PDF of their transcript and  the first page of their FAFSA Report.  They also need to prepare a special essay :   1) Explain how the scholarship would affect the applicant’s dream of attending college and further studying art or music.  2)  Explain how studying art or music in college will help the applicant become established for a future beyond college.  The essay should be no more than 500 words and be typed on no more than 1 attached page.

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The Davis Chambers Community College Scholarship has been established to recognize academically-promising students from diverse backgrounds. Eligibility requirements include the following: 

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