November 8, 2017


State Volleyball Modified Bell Schedule: November 9th

Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be available for students until noon and then we will clear the commons.

Standard Bell Schedule

 ½ Block Schedule



LUNCH FOR: November 8, 2017


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



College Visits



Norwich University wants to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 Take the Lead Scholarship 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Complete the online application to Norwich. (Submit application and send in supplemental items [i.e. high school transcript, test scores.])
  2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University as one of your choices (00369200).

That’s it! Complete these easy steps by December 15, 2017, and your students will earn an additional $2,000 for the next four years. That’s equivalent to $8,000 towards their college education!

Fall Special Events - Campus Visit
The campus visit is a vital part of the college search process. Students are encouraged to take advantage of some of the visit opportunities happening this fall. 

Want to see campus now? Click here  to view the Virtual Tour.

For more information, please contact Norwich Univerisity's Admissions Office at 802-485-2001.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 is the deadline for the following freshmen applications at the University of Minnesota.


KU's admissions office encourage students to submit a complete admission application by the Nov. 1 priority deadline. The KU application process is quick and straightforward — no need to submit résumés or references. And if students submit a complete application by Nov. 1, KU automatically considers them for scholarships. The scholarships and qualifications are online at


Below are the suggested steps for completing the SD Mines college admissions process:

If you have any questions throughout the year, so please email or call Ashli Maddox, SD Mines Admissions Counselor at or 605.394.1608  |  877.877.6044.



The University of Nebraska-Kearney has the following reminders for students regarding UNK's upcoming November 15th scholarship deadlines:


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 by December 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.



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:

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 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 ( or Tammy Cunningham ( directly, or fill out the Japan 2019 Trip Information Request Form at:

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.