February 4, 2009 Student Bulletin - Wednesday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Feb 4-13 Valentine Flower sales before/after school and during lunch in the Commons
Feb 4 & 5 State Writing Assessment Grade 11 No late start
Feb 4 FBLA District Competition at SCC Beatrice
Feb 7 Show Choir Contest Showdown
Feb 9 8th to 9th grade registration 3:30-6:30pm (Last names A-K)
Feb 10 8th to 9th grade registration 3:30-6:30pm (Last names L-Z)
Feb 10 Theatre Parent Booster Meeting 7:00pm
Feb 11 Dodge Ball tournament 7:00pm
Feb 12 Pep Rally 2:30pm
Feb 12 Show Choir Informational Meet 3:15 pm (E-121)
Feb 12 Staff Idol Fundraiser 7:00pm
Feb 16-19 Tickets on sale for Winter Formal
Feb 17-20 Yearbook sales before/after school and during Parent Teacher Conferences. Cost $55.00
Feb 17 Junior Class Meeting 1-2pm in Auditorium (Making Your College Search Count) Parents welcome
Feb 17 Senior Class Meeting 2:15-3:15pm in Auditorium (Making College and Career Count) Parents Welcome
Feb 18 Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7pm
Feb 18 State Thespian Meeting 4:00pm
Feb 19 Show Choir Dance Placements 5:00 - 7:00 pm (E-121)
Feb 20 Show Choir Dance Placements 3:15 - 5:00 pm (E-121)
Feb 20 Winter Formal 8:00pm

LUNCH FOR WEDNESDAY

Cheese Pizza, BBQ Chicken Sandwich or Meatball Sandwich

ACTIVITIES FOR WEDNESDAY

Valentine Flower Sales Before/after school and lunch in the Commons
State Writing Assessment Grade 11 No late start
FBLA District Competition at SCC Beatrice

SPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY

7:30pm Baseball Winter Conditioning in LSW Practice Gym
8:00pm 4 vs. 4 Soccer in LSW Main Gym

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Junior Guys: If you are interested in applying to represent LSW at Cornhusker Boys State then please stop by the Counseling Center to pick up an application. The applications are due in the Counseling Center on Friday, Feb. 6th at 3:30 PM. If you are unfamiliar with Cornhusker Boys State and would like more information please stop by the Counseling Center for a general information sheet detailing the event.

Congratulations to the LSW Show Choirs "Ambience" (JV-Prep) and "Resonance" (Varsity) competed at the Lied Center this weekend against 17 show choirs from around the country (even had a group from Texas!) Ambience placed 2nd in their division and Resonance again was named OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION! Resonance also earned their 2nd consecutive BEST BAND award.

Nominate your teacher There is still plenty of time to thank your teacher in honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day on Tuesday, March 3. Students and grown-ups can pay tribute to a teacher who has made a difference in their lives by nominating them for recognition in the annual Thank You Teacher contest sponsored by Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX Radio. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 13. Students and former students are urged to nominate a teacher or professor in Lancaster County for special recognition in any of six categories: preschool-grade 2, grades 3-5, middle school, high school, university and retired. The six winning teachers will be honored at a breakfast March 3 at the Governor's Mansion, along with the students and former students who nominated them. Entries should include a written description, explaining why a teacher made a difference in your life, as well as: the teacher's name, grade level and school (or contact information), as well as the nominator's name, address and phone number. Nominations should be received by Friday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. and mailed to: Thank You Teacher, KFOR/KFRX Radio, 3800 Cornhusker, Lincoln, NE, 68504.For more information contact Mary Kay Roth, 436-1609, mkroth@lps.org.

February is Fairness Month at LSW - Character Counts would like to remind students and staff that Fairness means playing by the rules, taking turns and sharing, being open- minded; listening to others, not taking advantage of others and not blaming others carelessly.

8th to 9th grade on line registration for next year is from 8am Feb. 3 to Feb. 23 midnight. Help sessions will be held Monday, Feb. 9th & Tuesday Feb. 10th from 3:30-6:30pm each day. It is requested that students whose last names begin with A-K attend on Feb. 9th and last names L-Z attend on Feb. 10th.

Mark your Calendar - No School March 12th due to LSW hosting State Basketball

Sophomores: PLAN test results are available for pick-up in the Counseling Center, C101.

Choir Vocal Audition/Placements for 2009/10 school year will be Feb. 9-20th. Students NOT currently in choir will need to come in before or after school. Please sign up for 7 min. time slot on sheets posted outside choir office.

Show Choir Dance Auditions Feb. 19 & 20 at 3:15pm. Students only need to come one of the two days. Come in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

THE PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD: Applications are now available from the Counseling Center and the Main Office. Forms need to be turned into Keri Applebee in the Main Office or Jake Sedivy in the Theatre Box Office by March 16, 2009. Volunteer service hours should be for hours worked from January 2008 - December 31, 2008. One form needed for each volunteer site.

Valentine Flowers will be on sale now thru Feb. 13 before & after school, and during lunch in the Commons. $2.00 for a carnation, $4.00 for a rose. Remember that special student, teacher, or staff member and help support the LSW Theatre department at the same time.

Candy bar sales before and after school for $1.00. Support YOUR Silver Hawk FBLA!!

OPEN HOUSES at the FOCUS PROGRAMS - 9th-12th grades next year - If you are interested in focusing on a certain curriculum while still attending LSW part-time, you might want to check out the LPS Focus Programs:

Arts & Humanities - Feb. 4 or Feb 10 - 7pm - 643 S. 25th Street, Ste 9 - http://arts.lps.org

Information Technology - Feb. 5 - 7pm - 285 S. 68th St. Pl., Ste 400 - http://itfp.lps.org

Silver Hawk Theatre Scholarship forms are now available in the counseling center and the Theatre Black Box to seniors who will be graduating in 2009. Forms are due back to Mr. Henrichs by MARCH 10.

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

Tuesday PLC Study Hall in B111 from 2:20 - 3:10pm.

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:
Juniors: University of Nebraska Lincoln, Tues., February 10th, 10:00 a.m.
Bryan College of Health Sciences, Wed., February 11th, 1:45 p.m.
Central Community College (Grand Island), Fri., February 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Northwest Missouri State, Mon., February 23rd, 10:15 a.m.
Wayne State, Mon., February 23rd, 2:15 p.m
Clarkson College, Tues., February 24th, 10:00 a.m.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE: Scholarship Quest at Education Quest (http://www.educationquest.org/) has become the clearinghouse for scholarships with Nebraska ties. Go to https://www.fes.org/scholarquest/s_login.asp. Other scholarships (without specific Nebraska ties) can be searched for at the following recommended web sites: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/unusual.phtml
www.scholarshipmoney.com
www.ScholarshipExperts.com
https://studentaid2.ed.gov/logon.asp
www.Schoolsoup.com
All of this information is also linked on the LSW web site:
http://lsw.lps.org/>Popular Pages>Counseling Center >Planning After High School>Scholarships
If you have any questions about this, please contact your counselor.

Parents, Teachers & Community Leaders: Nominate a student (ages 6-18) for the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program. To nominate a deserving youth/child, please visit www.kohlskids.com. Scholarship nominations will be accepted now through March 15, 2009.

COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - the application for state, federal and college-specific financial aid. Many colleges have a March 1 priority filing date. (Contact the colleges you applied to and ask about their priority date.) Seniors to do list: (1) Apply for a Department of Education PIN (one for you and one for a parent). (2) Complete student and parent 2008 tax returns. (3)Complete the FAFSA (4)Continue to apply for scholarships. Check the LSW Counseling Center web site for more information or see your counselor today!

COLLEGE BOUND JUNIORS to do list: (1) Register by February 10 for the March 14 SAT (SAT Reasoning Test only) (2) Register by February 27 for the April 4 ACT. (3) Sign up for the LSW ACT Prep Class which starts February 17th (six Tuesday nights - 6:30-8-30pm). See your counselor today for more information!

Military The ASVAB will be given here at LSW on Tuesday, Feb. 10th in the main office. Sign up in the Counseling Center. Practice tests are available at: http://www.military.com/ASVAB. Questions, see Ms. Tegeler in the LSW Counseling center.

Attention Students interested in UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS at BRYANLGH COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES - Application deadline for Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Spring 2010 is June 1, 2009. Application deadlines will be February 1 for Fall starts and June 1st for Spring starts. Program application deadline for the School of Allied Health is April 1, 2009.

CAREER EXPO - 9th - 12th and parents - Sunday, Feb. 22 - 1-3 pm - Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus (8800 'O' Street)

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.