March 28, 2016





 LUNCH FOR: March 28



Please check our LSW Calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events.


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.

Seniors interested in speaking at graduation should pick up an application from in the main office or Mr. Heimes.


Counseling Center Announcements


Balancing schoolwork, athletics and one’s personal life is a difficult challenge in high school. Some students do this so well we feel they should be recognized. KLKN TV Channel 8 and Runza® Restaurants created a partnership to honor senior student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom and in the community & provide them with a $500 scholarship for college. The “Runza® KLKN Student Athlete of the Month” will be interviewed by Sports Director Brett Edwards in a special monthly segment on the 6 and 10 o’clock news broadcasts. Nominations for SPRING sports are due April 7th and can be emailed, faxed or mailed. To download the application form, please click here.


As a reminder, scholarship and standard applications are currently open up for Camp Neuro Omaha 2017!Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine. Students may learn more and apply by visiting In addition, you may download a PDF flyer by clicking here.


The College of Natural and Social Sciences here at UNK is offering eight different summer camps on campus this summer. The PDF linked here has information on the camps and you can also find more information at The camps are directed at a variety of age groups from grades 7 – 12. If you have any questions about these camps please contact Dr. Julie Campbell at or 308-865-8566.


Students enrolling full-time in college Fall'17 may request their final amateurism certification starting April 1. This is required for students competing at Division I and II schools. 

Students should log in to their Certification Account at and:


In the last year, the gender identity, criminal history, and school discipline questions have continued to be discussed by members and counselors on The Common Application Board of Directors and Outreach Advisory Committee. Based on their thoughtful input and guidance, modifications will be made to these questions for the 2017-2018 application.

Don't share Common App account information with any company. If you get any emails or solicitations, do not respond: that message is being sent without our knowledge or cooperation. And if this happens, you can help other students by letting us know about it. Simply contact our support team.

Did you know that Common App onTrack is free and available for both iOS and Android? All students can download the latest version to stay on track of their college application work. With the app, your students can invite and manage their recommenders, receive reminders about upcoming deadlines, and more.


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a few openings available for their summer camps, which are for high school students (grades 9 - 12).  Each camp lasts five days and students come here from all over the country to attend.  While here, students live on campus and also get to explore some of the activities and attractions that the Rushmore Region is famous for.

The School of Mines offers unique and high-quality programming for the next generation of scientists and engineers. The goal is to turn young minds on to the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering, through hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions with faculty and graduate students.  It's a great opportunity for participants to get a glimpse of what their future might hold and meet other students who share similar abilities and interests.

For more information, please visit


Eligible seniors planning on attending Chadron State College are encouraged to apply for the Chadron State College Cooperating Teachers Scholarship by clicking here to download the application. Completed applications are due in the Counseling Center by April 7th. 





Juniors and parents of Juniors: join your Seniors 2018 room by visiting and entering your cell number, carrier Information and the join words: gold ear. This is the best way to find out information from the LSW Counseling Center that is important for Jrs. You can receive text messages with college visit, scholarship, and ACT information. It is the easiest way to stay informed. 


The College of Natural and Social Sciences at UNK is offering eight different summer camps on campus this summer. The PDF linked here has information on the camps and you can also find more information at The camps are directed at a variety of age groups from grades 7 – 12.  If you have any questions about these camps please contact Dr. Julie Campbell at or 308-865-8566.


Donate Life Nebraska is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school senior in memory of Michael Peters, a heart and kidney recipient who was a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University and a life-long advocate for organ donation. Applicants must be a high school senior attending public school, private school, or home school in Nebraska, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, and must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Applicants must write a persuasive essay that will inspire and motivate the audience to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The essay topics and other scholarship information can be found at . This scholarship is also in ScholarshipQuest. The deadline is April 15, 2017.

You may direct all scholarship questions to Lisa Carmichael at or (402) 905-8077.


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 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


Bryan College of Health Services will be hosting its Spring Visit Day on Saturday, April 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 Tuesday, March 28th, either online at or call 402-481-8697.


Recurring Announcements:

Ailes Detasseling has applications available in the counseling center for students interested in working a de-tasseling job this summer.

Juniors, if you want to get those GOPO hours done over the summer, the Lincoln City Libraries are looking for summer reading volunteers.  There are registration forms at your local library or in the LSW counseling center.  Get a jump start on your senior year!

Want to design next year’s school t-shirt? Now is your chance! Come up with an idea for our school store t-shirt! You don’t have to be an artist, give us a basic idea and a graphic and a graphic artist can perfect it. If your design is picked you get a free shirt! Please submit all designs to or drop it off at the school store when open. The deadline is April 30th. For more information check out the posters at the front entrance of the commons.

Tickets are on sale for LSW’s Spring Musical, Disney’s Mary Poppins! You can buy tickets every day at the Theatre box office from 8a.m.-4p.m. Student tickets are only $8.00.  Performances are March 30-April 9. All seats are reserved, so the sooner you and your friends get yours the better.

Hey Southwest! If you’re interested in auditioning for flight night, start preparing your performance! Auditions will be held March 28th and 29th. We are looking for all types of performers and MC’s. Please sign up in the E-wing hallway or outside the main office.