April 9, 2009 Student Bulletin - Thursday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

April 9 Dance Tryouts 3:30pm
April 10 NO SCHOOL
April 13 Parent Advisory 7:00pm
April 14-17 Yearbook sales before and after school Cost $55.00
April 15 State Thespian Meeting 4:00pm
April 15 NCAA Clearinghouse Presentation 7:00pm
April 16 9th grade student pictures
April 16, 17 & 18 Pirates of Penzance Performance 7:00pm
April 18 Science Olympiad State Meet

LUNCH FOR THURSDAY

Creamed Turkey, Breaded Country Beef Sandwich or Fish & Cheese Sandwic

ACTIVITIES FOR THURSDAY

Tickets on sale for The Pirates of Penzance
3:30pm Dance Tryouts in Main Gym

SPORTS FOR THURSDAY

9:00am Boys Varsity Golf at Kearney Invite
9:00am Birls Varsity Tennis at Westside Tennis Invite
10:30am Boys/Girls Varsity Track & Field at Kearney Invite (Bus departs 6:30am)
5:00pm Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Norfolk (at Sherman Field)
5:00pm Boys JV Baseball vs. Norfolk (at Densmore Field)
5:00pm Boys JV Soccer vs. Norfolk (at Densmore Soccer)
5:00pm Girls Varsity Soccer at Lincoln Northeast (at Seacrest Field)
5:00pm Girls JV Soccer vs. Norfolk (at Densmore Soccer)
6:30pm Boys Varsity Soccer at Lincoln Northeast (at Seacrest Field)

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

REMINDER - NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, APRIL 10th.

Media Center will be closed on Tuesday, April 14th after school during PLC time. Please plan ahead.

Attention all Juniors, due to a change in procedures, all ACT test sites will now offer the September 12th testing date as an option for kids- Nebraska was among appox. 30 other states that didn't honor that testing date before now. The LSW Counseling center would like to encourage next year's seniors to consider trying the test on this date, which will require signing up before Aug 7th without a late fee, or Aug. 21st with the late fee... ACT registration materials and prep booklets for 2009-2010 will be available this summer, so students will need to register on-line at ACT.ORG.

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The LSW Multicultural Student Caucus will meet Monday, April 13th at 3:15pm in Room B201. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

Congratulations to the following FBLA members who completed in the State Leadership Conference:
NATIONAL QUALIFIERS ~ ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA this JUNE:
Grant Thomas ~ Public Speaking I & Victoria Fry ~ Job Interview
PLACED EVENTS: 1ST PLACE: Grant Thomas ~ Public Speaking I, 5TH PLACE: Tori Fry ~ Job Interview, 5TH PLACE: Michael Crelin/Victoria Fry ~ Entrepreneurship, 8TH PLACE: Victoria Fry/Lindsey Leach ~ Management Decision Making. HONORABLE MENTIONS: Marilyn Buresh/Michael Crelin ~ Management Decision Making, Marilyn Buresh ~ Job Interview (SEMI-FINALIST)
CHAPTER AWARDS: 2nd Place ~ Largest Chapter Membership Increase w/ 300% (We also had the largest delegation from LPS with 12 students in attendance...Go Hawks!!)

BLOOD DRIVE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Through our success during Blood Drives, LSW is making available six or more $500 college scholarships to LSW seniors. Pick up an application in the counseling center today. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 8. The scholarship program is sponsored by the Community Blood Bank, which has donated the funds based on the amount of units of blood collected throughout the year at our Blood Drives. Thanks to the CBB and the LSW HOSA Club for making these scholarships available!

The Information Technology Focus Program invites you to stop by and see what happens at ITFP. You can visit our location any day now through April 17. It takes less than one hour. See Mrs. Finkhouse or your computer teacher to get a pass.

April is Citizenship Month - Good Citizenship means doing your share to make your school and community better. Cooperating. Getting involved in community affairs. Staying informed; vote. Being a good neighbor. Obeying laws and rules. Respecting authority. And protecting the environment.

Yearbook sales will be April 14-17 before school and after school (except PLC Tuesday). Cost is still $55.

2009 Graduates--Please check the list of 2009 graduates posted on the Attendance Office window to make sure your legal name is spelled correctly. Diplomas will be printed as shown. See Mrs. Carman, Registrar, if there are ANY changes.

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

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:
Baker University, Thur., April 9th , 9:00 a.m.
University of Nebraska Omaha, Thur., April 9th, 10:00am
Simpson College, Thur., April 16th, 10:45 a.m.
Bryan College of Health Science, Wed., April 22nd, 10:00 a.m.

COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS SCHOLARSHIPS REMINDER - Some deadlines have passed and others are quickly approaching. It is time to check again for any new scholarship opportunities that may have recently been posted on ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest: www.educationquest.org/scholarshipquest
This is the clearinghouse for scholarships with Nebraska ties. Other scholarships (without specific Nebraska ties) can be searched for at the following recommended web sites:
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/unusual.phtml
www.scholarshipmonkey.com
www.ScholarshipExperts.com
https://studentaid2.ed.gov/logon.asp
www.Schoolsoup.com
You are always welcome to come to the counseling center for help with scholarships!

COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS: If you haven't already done so, complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! Check out the new EducationQuest video - "The FAFSA Made Easy"! Expect college acceptance letters during March and April. Continue applying for scholarships. Check the LSW Counseling Center web site for more information or see your counselor today!

NCAA informational session will be held at LSW on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Forum A118. The presentation will be given by Katie Jewell, Associate Director of Academic Programs for the University of Nebraska's Athletic Department. Students and families interested in learning more about the NCAA eligibility process are encouraged to attend.

FUND YOUR FUTURE - Saturday, April 18th - SCC Lincoln Campus - 8AM to 12PM - Discover the secret to paying for school! Learn how to budget your money. Event is free! Jam-packed full of informational sessions and exhibitors. For more information or to pre-register visit: www.CornhuskerCouncil.org/exploring or call Jerad Reimers @ 488-6020 x255. Information sheet also available in the Counseling Center.

Lincoln Air Force Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps Program (AFJROTC) Interested students and their parents are invited to attend an AFJROTC Informational Meeting at LNE on April 23rd at 6:30pm in the Commons Representatives from the AFJROTC Program along with Northeast Counselors will present information about the program and answer any questions. For more information, go to: http://www.au.af.mil/au/holmcenter/AFJROTC/ or http://lne.lps.org

Juniors Please check out the NAVAL ACADEMY SUMMER SEMINAR Program. This is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies or pursuing an ROTC Scholarship, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar. There are 3 sessions available from May 30 - June 18. Go to www.usna.edu<https://webmail.east.nmci.navy.mil/exchange/stacie.alleger/Drafts/www.usna.edu%20> click on Admissions and then on Summer Seminar http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/nass.htm <http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/nass.htm>

All applications due to Lincoln Public School District Office by April 8th.

Attention JUNIORS: Applications are now available for the 2009 Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award. Top National Winners receive: $500 cash scholarship, Fully-paid Leadership Training in Seattle (2010) and in Guatemala (2011). See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an application which is due by April 15th. For more info, go to: www.hamiltonfriends.org

Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute - Jrs & Srs - July 12-16 - UNL Campus - FREE - Build leadership skills, explore new aspects of agriculture, and become more involved with and remain in agriculture - Application deadline: April 15th. Please see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an application or go to www.agr.ne.gov

Need a Summer Job?? It is that time of the year again when corn detasseling companies are preparing for their summer work. Information sheet and sign-up with Mrs. Way in the counseling center. Deadline to sign up is April 27th.

The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation assists individuals who wish to study and promote an appreciation of Scandinavian heritage. There are a variety of ways in which to pursue this: a classroom course, studying abroad, travel, cultural arts, or a Scandinavian studies camp. Applicants can be any youth of high school age to be eligible for one of two $1000 scholarships or grants-in-aid. Please see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an application which must be postmarked by April 30th.

BRYANLGH COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES MEDICAL CAREERS SUMMER CAMP - Must be a sophomore, junior or senior during the 2009-2010 school year. June 8-12 - $250 - Registration deadline is Friday, May 1. Space limited to the first 25 students. Applications available at www.bryanlghcollege.org or see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.

AUTOMOTIVE SUMMER CAMP - Hands-on opportunity to experience what it would be like to pursue a career in the automotive field. SCC Milford Campus - June 12 & 13, 2009. Participants must be 16 and register by May 8, 2009. Tuition is $20 per participant.To register or for more information, contact Rick Morphew, at (800) 933-7223 x8317 or rmorphew@southeast.edu

Summer Health Professions Career Workshop - July 28-31 @ University of NE Medical Center in Omaha - For students entering their JR year, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who have an interest in the health professions. Cost: $250. Application Deadline: June 1. For more information or an application see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.

JUNIORS interested in an APPOINTMENT TO THE U.S. MILITARY, NAVAL, AIR FORCE & MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMIES with academy classes starting in July, 2010, should see your counselor for information and the Application for Nomination to the U.S. Service Academies. The application must be postmarked by October 31, 2009, to Senator Nelson's Omaha office in order to begin your file for nomination.

JUNIORS - UNL - NEBRASKA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE A new program to help students develop their leadership potential! Students will learn about how students get involved on the university campus, learn what kind of leader you can be at UNL, work with current student leaders on campus & create goals for your organizations and community. REGISTER ONLINE: http://www.admissions.unl.edu/leadershipinstitute. The program is designed for high school juniors to learn a little more about what they can do to become leaders on campus. We are looking for students who are involved in high school and are members of organizations like student council and key club, for example, and are involved in their communities. During their time on campus, we will introduce them to the key steps to take in becoming a leader and show them how being involved at the university level can enhance their college experience.