February 6, 2018





It's important to know the difference between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks.

Cold symptoms-
· sore throat
· runny nose
· congestion
· cough
Flu symptoms-
· sore throat
· fever
· headache
· muscle aches
· soreness
· congestion
· cough

Most flu symptoms gradually improve over three to five days, but it's not uncommon to feel run down for a week or more. It is strongly recommended that Staff and Students stay home while they have a fever over 100 degrees for a minimum of 24 hrs without the aid of fever reducing medication. It is recommended that Staff and Students seek the advice of their medical provider in regards to use of Antiviral medication and return to school.

LUNCH FOR: February 6, 2018


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



College Visits


Apply now for Young Nebraska Scientists summer camps and paid high school researcher positions, including:

* CyberCamp, June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle and high school students;
* Soil and Plants in Agriculture, June 11-15 day camp at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for middle schoolers;
* Algae for Biofuels, June 17-21 at Doane University in Crete, for middle schoolers;
* Life Underground: the Unseen Power of Microbes, June 17-20 at UNL, for high schoolers;
* Biodiversity Field Science, June 24-30 at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station (Lake McConaughy), for high schoolers;
* Secret Life of Metals, an inorganic chemistry day camp, July 16-18 at Creighton University, for middle schoolers.

For the past 10 years, each summer more than 100 youths attend YNS camps, which include hands-on science experiences and recreation opportunities at college campuses throughout Nebraska. YNS camp fees include meals and lodging, except Secret Life of Metals and Soil and Plants in Agriculture (day camps only). 
A select group of students are chosen to be YNS High School Researchers, with paid summer jobs in the labs of university scientists.
Application deadline is March 17 for YNS researcher positions and April 15 for YNS camps. YNS is conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR with support from the National Science Foundation, to encourage youth participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers. NSF support helps keep YNS camp fees low; faculty from Nebraska colleges and universities are camp leaders, and camp staff include university students. For information and online applications, see http://yns.nebraska.edu.


Do you have a favorite teacher? Consider nominating him or her for the Lincoln Public Schools, KFOR/KFRX annual Thank you Teacher contest. You can nominate a teacher in any of the five categories: Preschool-grade2, grades 3-5, middle school, high school and retired. Nominations can be submitted online by going to the lps webpage and typing in Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day. Nominations are due Friday, February 9th!

Students are reminded that they may attend a registration assistance session on Tuesday, January 30th in the Media Center Lab during PLC time. Students are requested to bring their Chromebooks at this time. Information about registering online for the 2018-19 school year is available on the LSW Counseling Center's website & on the LSW website. Students may also access the Google Classroom for their grade level for additional information.  Registration closes January 31st!

Online registration sessions will be held for current 8th graders on Tuesday, February 6th, 3:30-7 p.m., and Thursday, February 8th, 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Media Center Computer Lab.

Students and families are reminded that registering for classes does not mean that those classes will be in the 2018-19 schedules as there are times when schedule conflicts occur, classes are not offered, or pre-reqs have not been met. Registration does ensure that students have the opportunity to select the coursework that will best meet their needs.

Online Registration Guidelines:

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.