October 26, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR: October 26, 2017

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

Lincoln Graduation will be here Tuesday and Wednesday to take order for Caps and Gowns for graduation. They will be set up in front of the trophy case during lunch on those two days. IF you need financial assistance, please stop by the main office.

Seniors…Don’t forget that your senior pictures are due to Ms. Benson by Oct. 31st.

College Visits

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Sudents interested in attending Wartburg College can earn college credit and a scholarship while exploring their leadership potential this summer at the Leadership and Service Summit (LSS). They will gain hands-on experience in team-building, self discovery, service learning, and leadership development.

Choose from two locations:

Click to learn more about LSS  at http://www.wartburg.edu/lss-mentors

Students who register by Feb. 1 will save $100 on the registration fee.

If you have additional questions, please contact Ashley Lang, Assistant Director of Wartburg's College's Institute for Leadership Education, at  lss@wartburg.edu or call 319-352-8486

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The UEW Healthcare (a Home Healthcare agency) EEOICPA Scholarship is available to any High School senior nationwide.

Deadline:
July 31, 2018

Award Amount:
$1000

Application:
https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application 

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The Early Decision and Early Action deadlines will be here soon. Students will need to submit their applications by November 1 for Early Decision and November 15 for Early Action, and they can expect an admission decision byDecember 15 and January 15, respectively. We accept the Common App and our Tulane application, and there is never a fee! 

Students planning to apply for one of our full-tuition scholarships must apply for admission under Early Decision or Early Action by their November deadlines. The scholarship applications are due by December 5. Learn about all of our scholarships here.

Tulane remains committed to making education affordable for any student qualified for admission. In additional to merit scholarships, Tulane offers significant need-based financial aid. We encourage applicants to submit the FAFSA and the CSS Profile financial aid forms now and preferably by mid-December for Early Action and Early Decision applicants. For the 2017-18 school year, 77% of freshmen received financial aid with an average package of $45,312 for students with demonstrated need. Tulane also offers a special need-based aid program for families with an adjusted gross income of $75,00 or less.

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ScholarshipGuidance.com announces the following scholarships are now available:

1. FACT Scholarships - December 31, 2017 (8 Awards - $10,000)
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_fact_scholarships_9172.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

2. Zeqr Scholarship - December 15, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_zeqr_scholarship_9173.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

3. Elks Most Valuable Student Competition - November 30, 2017 (500 Awards - $50,000)
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_elks_most_valuable_student_competition_9012.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

4. 10 Words or Less Scholarship - November 1, 2017 (1 Award - $500)
https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_10_words_or_less_scholarship_8947.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

5. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

6. VIP Scholarship - October 31, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

7. YDI Scholarship - October 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_9015.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201710&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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Thursday, October 26 - Ag/Bio, Culinary and Health Science

Tuesday, November 7 - Engineering, Construction, Welding, Precision Machining and Information Technology

Thursday, November 2 & Thursday, November 9 - All TCA Pathways

Please make plans to attend one of these informative sessions, talk with instructors and learn how "doing high school differently" can benefit YOU.  Contact Mrs. Lohmeyer (402-325-4700) rlohm@lps.org with any questions,

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For students interested in attending Cornell University, its website features helpful resources such as academic programs, student life blogs and  social media sites. Students may also email midwestprospects@cornell.eduwith any questions they have. They can also ask questions on our Meet Ezra page and receive immediate answers online. For additional information,  please contact Quinton Clay, Associate Director of Admissions at Cornell University and the Midwest Region Admissions Coordinator at  qlc2@cornell.edu or 630.692.3839.

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Interested juniors and seniors are invited to visit the University of California, Santa Cruz campus for their Fall Saturday Tour November 18, 2017. This student-led campus tour event will provide prospective students with a general introduction to academic and campus opportunities. An Admissions presentation covering freshman and transfer admissions will be followed by a brief student panel and an all-walking campus tour. Reservations must be made in advance online. Students are recommended sign up as soon as possible, since the tours will fill up fast. For students who cannot visit the campus this fall, the university offers an online virtual tour in five languages.

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RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For those who are interested in Trap, there will be a short informational meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 2:15 in the A218 forum. See Mrs. Stopp if you have questions.

Attention Students who need to earn Community Service Hours!  Help out with the Enchanted Forest at the Community Crops Garden located at 40th and Pine Lake on Oct. 29, 4-6pm (2 hours shift). You would dress up and interact with kids.  Carol Anderson, retired LPS teacher, is coordinating the event and would sign off on hours volunteered. The link to sign up is: https://goo.gl/duzk1c

DECA has kicked off their FOOD DRIVE, items can be donated in the Food Bank bins in the commons. 

For all students interested in joining the Southwest High School Archery Team – An informational meeting will be held in room B215 at 3:15PM on Monday, October 23rd.  Previous archery experience is not required. See Ms. Cariotto in D020 if you have any questions. Thank you!

All students interested in joining the Trap Team in the upcoming spring season are required to complete the Hunter Safety course offered by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Make plans to complete the course as soon as possible. Consult the Game and Parks website, outdoor nebraska.gov for course schedules and enrollment.  See Mrs. Stopp with any questions.

Student Council is collecting items for their Hurricane Relief Drive in the front of the commons. Please consider donating sanitary supplies, diapers and canned food. Items will be collected throughout this week. Remember every little bit helps.

LSW's Trip to Japan in 2019 -The Sister-School Program at Southwest is doing amazing things in connecting our students with others from around the world! From an interactive penpal/Skype program to foreign exchange opportunities, Southwest's global connections are expanding. One fantastic opportunity open to all LSW students is our every-other-year trip to visit our sister-school in Japan, Senshu Matsudo! Our next trip will be in July of 2019, and include a 3-night homestay with a Senshu family, and a 9-day tour of Japan hosted by EF Tour Company! Some of the many fantastic tour stops include sites in Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Odawara, and Kyoto! We will be holding several parent information meetings throughout the school year, but if you would like more information you may contact Dr. Brady (tbrady@lps.org) or Tammy Cunningham (tcunning@lps.org) directly, or fill out the Japan 2019 Trip Information Request Form at: http://lps.org/go/B5RD

In need of homework help? The Library holds free help and tutoring with homework in the Academic Resource Center on Tuesdays during PLC and Thursdays after school! The writing center is also available to help with papers and essays for classes.