October 10, 2008 Student Bulletin - Friday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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 13 & 14 Auditions for It's A Wonderful Life 7:00pm
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 FRIDAY

Mac & Cheese, Beef Teriyaki Strips w/breadstick or Chicken Fajita Sandwich

ACTIVITIES FOR FRIDAY

7:15am Student Forum in auditorium
TRACES Bus museum

SPORTS FOR FRIDAY

5:00pm Girls Varsity Softball at District Tournament
8:00pm Boys Varsity Football vs. Lincoln Southeast (at Seacrest Field) (Bus departs 6:15pm)

SPORTS FOR SATURDAY

9:00am Boys JV Tennis vs. LPS JV Tournament
9:00am Boys Reserve Tennis at LPS Reserve Tour. (at Lincoln East Tennis Courts)
9:00am Girls Varsity Volleyball at Spartan Invite
9:00am Girls 9th Grade Volleyball vs. LHS/LNS/LSE Quad (at LSW Main Gym)
10:00am Boys JV Football at Millard North (Bus departs 7:45am)
11:00am Girls Reserve Volleyball vs. LHS/LNS/LSE Quad (at LSW Main Gym)

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Southwest Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will be this 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.

FBLA MIDNIGHT MOVIE THE EXPRESS will be this Saturday, October 11th at South Pointe Theatre this Saturday October 11th @ South Pointe Theatre. Ticket may be purchased 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. Price is $15 and must be paid at the time of order.

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Auditions will be held for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE on Monday, Oct. 13 & Tuesday Oct. 14th at 7p.m. You need only to attend one audition session. Crew Forms MUST be turned in NO LATER than 7p.m. on Oct.14 to be consider for this show. All forms for auditions are available at the Theatre Box Office.

The Counseling Center will be open for students to visit with counselors during PLC time on Tuesdays, October 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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

COMPUTER ELECTRONICS DAY - SCC Milford Campus - Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, or 10. This is a one-day hands-on tutorial where you will build and test a personal computer then install and configure MS Windows Vista - plus tour the Electronics Systems Technology department. 9am-2pm. You must pre-register. See your technology teacher or Mrs. Volker in the counseling center. For registration call: (800) 933-7223 Ext-8384 or email cbaldwin@southeast.edu.

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.

TRANSPORTATION CAREER DAY for JRs and SRs only @ SCC-Milford, Wednesday, November 5th. The purpose of the day is to encourage high school students to explore career opportunities in transportation occupations. If interested in attending, please see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center by October 22nd.

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.