March 21, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 LUNCH FOR: March 21

  • Soft shell beef taco
  • Hot dog on bun
  • Chicken strips with roll
  • Cheesy taco
  • Chef salad with roll
 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

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Cedars Scholarship .  Scholarship eligibility requirements are listed below:

• Recipient of any service offered by CEDARS
• Obtained a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
• Enrolled in or starting college between July 2017 and April 2018
• Meet the criteria for financial need (Eligible for Federal Pell Grant)

Please click here to download the Cedars Scholarship. Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2017.

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The McKenna’s Rae of HOPE Foundation is offering $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors across Nebraska. Students must be nominated for the scholarshipNominations must be received by April 1, 2017.

It is the goal of the foundation to recognize Nebraska teens with $1,000 scholarships, not because of what they have accomplished during their high school years, but rather to recognize the type of person they are, the character they possess and how they treat other people. This is a character based scholarship where candidates are identified through a nomination process.

Peers, teachers, coaches, employers etc. are strongly urged to nominate a graduating Nebraska senior that they believe to be living their life as a “Rae of HOPE” - Helping Other People Everyday.

Please click here to download the Rae of HOPE Scholarship Application. If you have questions, please contact Laurel Rosado at the Kearney Area Community Foundation (laurel@kearneyfoundation.org).

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The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), which allows students and parents to transfer their IRS tax information into the student's FAFSA, was taken down late last week due to security concerns. We’ll explain how the outage might affect your seniors and provide steps they should take.
 
As a reminder, students and parents could complete the 2017-18 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016 using 2015 income tax data. Therefore, it’s likely that most of your seniors already completed the FAFSA using IRS Data Retrieval and should not encounter any issues due to the DRT outage.
 
Students and parents who have NOT completed the FAFSA should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. If they get an error message when they try IRS Data Retrieval (“page not found” or “access denied”), they should manually input their 2015 tax data.
  2. Request an official tax return transcript of their 2015 income data from the IRS. They will need the transcript if the college(s) they list on the FAFSA request verification of their tax data.
  3. Respond to verification requests as soon as possible and send all requested documents to the college. Colleges will not award financial aid until the verification process is complete.

Families wanting help with the FAFSA or verification process should contact EducationQuest to make an appointment.

Families may also submit questions via Facebook and Twitter and we will quickly respond.

If you have questions, contact:

Les Monroe, Lincoln

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The  Midwest Dairy Scholarship, located at  https://www.midwestdairy.com/for-farmers/scholarships/ has an extended application date of April 1, 2017.

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Students who are interested in attending Wartburg College, may click on one of the days below for more information about the day or add future dates to their calendars for fall events. 

Wartburg accepts AP credits with qualifying scores. Click here for a complete list of AP classes and the scores needed to receive course credit.

Transfer credits are generally accepted and applied to a student's bachelor degree at Wartburg. Upon receipt of an official transcript from the institution granting the credit, Wartburg will evaluate the transcript and notify the student on the transfer equivalencies. Click here for more information on transfer credit.

Clinton Hall was renovated this past summer. The renovations include major interior updates and a new addition. Student rooms have been updated with new furniture, wall finishes and flooring, as well as modernized bathroom facilities. A classroom, collaborative study spaces, a computer lab, and faculty apartment were also added. For community building in this first year residence hall, social and gaming lounges as well as a small movie theater were built. 

Junior Visit Day is designed to introduce high school juniors to our campus. Students who come on this day will have the chance to get an inside look at college life. An admissions counselor will offer advice to students on how to stand out and what to do in the college selection process. Additionally, students and their families will learn about scholarships and financial aid at Wartburg. The visit day takes place during Wartburg's May Term, which is a term in which students only take one course. This term offers unique classes and many opportunities for short-term study abroad, and internships. Click here to learn more about this event! 

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Bryan College of Health Services will be hosting its Spring Visit Day on SaturdayApril 1st from 1 to 4 pm at 4036 Everett St., Lincoln. NE. During this event, students will have the opportunity to tour Bryan College of Health Sciences' teaching facilities as well as the nursing and ultrasound skills  labs, science labs, and a nine-bed Simulation Center. There will also be the opportunity to visit with faculty and students as well as presentations about financial aid and hands-on activities.

Students interested in participating need to register by TuesdayMarch 28th, either online at bryanhealthcollege.edu/spring-visit or call 402-481-8697.

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GSK Apprenticeship Program

Application due: March 31, 2017

Two Automation Technician apprenticeships aligned to an Engineering and Maintenance team; Applications are being accepted NOW!

The four-year rotational program gives the apprentice the opportunity to earn a fully funded Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha as well as a Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion from the U.S. Department of Labor- a industry issued, portable, and nationally recognized credential that certifies occupational proficiency.

Apply online at: http://us.gsk.com/en-us/careers/apprenticeships/

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Seniors are reminded there is still time to apply for the  2016-2017 Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 1994 to aid high school graduates seeking higher education in the state of Nebraska. Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home recognize the importance of further study to achieve career goals. This scholarship is available to students who will attend a trade school, college or university in the state of Nebraska. The award is presented to a senior selected  from each of the Lincoln and surrounding area High Schools. A special Scholarship Luncheon will be held on SundayMay 7th to honor the winners

To access the scholarship, please click here  . If you have questions or require more information please call Susan Gibson at (402) 202-3321.Please submit your applications and letters of recommendation by Friday, April 7, 2017 to:

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ScholarshipGuidance.com announces the following scholarships are now available:


  1. Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship - March 10, 2017 (3 Awards - $2,000)
    http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_religious_liberty_essay_scholarship_9079.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201703&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

    3. AFSA National High School Scholarship - March 15, 2017 (2 Awards - $2,500)
    http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_afsa_national_high_school_scholarship_9078.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201703&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

    4.  Youth Free Expression Scholarship - March 15, 2017 (3 Awards - $1,000)
    http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_youth_free_expression_scholarship_9077.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201703&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

    Featured Scholarships

    5. VIP Scholarship - March 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
    http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201703&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

    6. SP Scholarship - March 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
    http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201703&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

    7. YDI Scholarship - March 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
    http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_9015.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201703&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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Seniors are reminded that the Lincoln South Rotary is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. To find out more about Rotary (www.rotary.org). They will be awarding four scholarships to local high school seniors in the amounts:

Lincoln South Rotary will select four finalists. Finalists and their counselors will be invited for lunch and announcement of the award winners. Finalists are asked to present a short (3-5 minutes) talk on this year’s essay question. Fellow Rotarians will vote for each finalist and the winner based on the student’s application and talk. For additional information, please contact Ryan Spaulding, Scholarship Chair, at rsspaulding135@gmail.com or 402.202.0953.

Applications Due: 4/14/2017, 5:00 pm, If you have questions, please email Rsspaulding135@gmail.com

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On SaturdayMarch 25th from 12pm-6pm ET, Kaplan will be hosting free, nonstop, Live Online prep sessions to help students get ready for the ACT on April 8th.  Instructors will train students on a different section of the ACT every hour, so students can join in at any time throughout the event.
For more information and to sign up for this free event, students will need to visit www.kaptest.com/Prepathon

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The Lincoln City Library is sharing the link below, which lists the weekly schedule of different days/times where one can get free tax help from a professional at different libraries.

http://lincolnlibraries.org/volunteer-income-tax-assistance/http://lincolnlibraries.org/volunteer-income-tax-assistance/

The following link shows where the different libraries are located in Lincoln.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=lincoln+public+library&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=40488848,-93030971,312377&tbm=lcl&tbs=lf_od:-1,lf_oh:-1,lf_pqs:EAE,lf:1,lf_ui:4&*

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The Capital City Kiwanis Club of Lincoln  reminds seniors that applications for their scholarships are due on March 15th. The Capital City Kiwanis Club is offering $600 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend Nebraska colleges or universities. Scholarships include opportunities for Elementary Education and/or Music, Theater, Arts, Music, Dance or Law, Nursing, Wayne’s Body Shop – technical college for special educational needs student, Hidden Valley Golf for golf management or related fields, and general scholarships Please click here to download the application. Deadline is April 28th, but mailing earlier is encouraged.

For more information, contact Thomas A. Silletto at tsilletto@windstream.net or 402-483-6323.

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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 MondayMarch 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 SundayMarch 5th. NSE dates run from mid-May through June 22nd - learn more at http://www.unk.edu/nse.

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