December 18, 2008 Student Bulletin - Thursday


Dec 18 Pep Rally 2:30pm
Dec 18 Track & Field Meeting after school in A100 Forum
Dec 19 & 20 ENCORE, ENCORE - LSW Theatre Scholarship Benefit 7:00pm in auditorium
Dec 22 - Jan 2 NO SCHOOL Winter Break
Jan 5 8th grade Orientation Open House 7:00pm
Jan 6 ITS Initiation Ceremony 7:00pm
Jan 9 State Theatre Festival-UNL
Jan 10 State Theatre Festival-UNL
Jan 12 Parent Advisory
Jan 13 Jazz Show Choir Concert 6:30pm
Jan 15 EARLY RELEASE Finals Block 1 9:00am-10:30am Block 2 10:45am-12:15pm
Jan 16 EARLY RELEASE Finals Block 3 9:00am-10:30am Block 2 10:45am-12:15pm
Jan 17 Show Choirs compete at Rockbridge High School (Columbia, MO) Leaving school at 1pm Jan 16th
Jan 19 & 20 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & End of Semester Break


Holiday Meal-Creamed Turkey, Breaded Country Beef Sandwich or Cheese Pizza


2:30pm Pep Rally in Main Gym
3:03-3:15pm Track & Field Meeting in A100 Forum


5:45pm Boys JV Basketball vs. Lincoln Southeast (at LSW)
7:30pm Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Lincoln Southeast (at LSW)


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS - The 2009 LPS Foundation Scholarship book is now available in the counseling center. Only 100 copies were provided to each high school. These will be available for distribution on a first come - first served basis in the counseling center. All of the scholarships are on the Foundation website at, along with the standard Foundation application.

2009 STUDENT COUNCIL - If you are interested in applying to be a member of Student Council for the 2009 calendar year, applications are now available in the Main Office, or you can download it from Ms. Handa and Mrs. Watson's websites. Selected Student Council members will serve Terms 3 & 4 of this school year, as well as Terms 1 & 2 of next school year. Student Council meets zero block as "Leadership Class" from 7:15-8:00 am each day. Applications are due on Friday, January 9th. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Handa or Mrs. Watson.


Congrats to the debate team for an excellent showing at the Dowling (IA) Debate tournament last weekend. Michael Crelin and Paul Poulsen were double-octafinalists in LD Debate. In Public Forum, the teams of Jake Heidelk & Charles Chen and Kaitlyn Steinacher & Alex Janssen were octafinalists and earned a bid to the national Tournament of Champions at the University of Kentucky next May.

Congrats to the speech team for finishing in 5th place at the Dowling (IA) Tournament. Special congrats to finalists Mary Metz & Chad Hassebrook, and to semifinalists Aleem Malik, Christina Mayer, Kaley Cook and Nealesh Padhye.

Several members of the LSW Forensics squad competed at Lincoln High tournament over the weekend. Champions included Noemi Berkowitz in Novice LD Debate and Tegan Colton in Novice Dramatic Interp. Other finalists included Landon Sadler, Alex Renken, Emma Gruhl, Jill Coatney, Kelsey Arends and Juee Trivedi.

Schedule Changes As Mr. Slauson has noted in the LSW Planning Guide, due to limited class sizes and available classroom spaces, administration has determined that class schedules are not subject to change in terms of courses selected or class periods scheduled. Allowable schedule changes for the remainder of the school year are those regarding course misplacements (i.e. Spanish 4 without completing Spanish 3), failures, graduation/college entrance requirements, and replacing "see counselors." If you require additional information, please visit with your counselor.

Students who have "see counselors" in their schedules for Terms 3 & 4 are reminded that they need to be replaced ASAP with an appropriate option. Students planning on completing an Independent Study form for that time period must do so immediately. Forms for students eligible for pass periods and/or TAs must be obtained from counselors and require all signatures in order to be processed. Classes will be assigned to students who do not fill these openings for Terms 3 & 4 before Friday, January 9th.

SUPPORT FBLA...Purchase Candy Cane Grams for your friends and favorite teachers! Only 50 CENTS! May be purchased Dec. 18th - 19th before/after school at the FBLA Booth by the front doors.

Senior ads for yearbook are due Jan.9. See the LSW web page for more information or come to C110 if you have questions.

ENCORE, ENCORE - LSW Theatre Scholarship Benefit. ALL Student Directed & Choreographed performances. Friday & Saturday, Dec. 19 & 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Suggested $3 free will donation at the door. Don't miss it!

Concession Stand will be open every Monday from 3:15-3:45

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.


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 ( under: Popular Pages>Counseling Center >Planning After High School>Scholarships.

JUNIORS: Are you in the top 50% of your class; have strong interest in math, computers, or business; meet low-income criteria used in the public school system; and plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Union College or Nebraska Wesleyan University? Please apply for a great opportunity to participate in a long-term internship with Assurity Life Insurance Company and to be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship. Deadline is January 9th. If interested, please see Mrs. Volker in the Counseling Center.

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: Deadline to enter is Jan. 10, 2009.

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.