April 30, 2009 Student Bulletin - Thursday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

April 30-May 1 Blood Drive 9:00am-3:00pm
May 4 All school assembly 8:15am in Main Gym
May 4 AP Testing (Govt & Politics)
May 5 AP Testing (Spanish & Stats)
May 6 AP Testing (Calculus)
May 7 AP Testing (English Lit & Japanese)
May 7 Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7pm
May 8 AP Testing (US History)
May 8 Music Banquet 6:00pm
May 9 Prom 8:00pm-12midnight at UNL Student Union
May 10 Post Prom 12midnight-4:00am at LSW
May 14-17 Science Olympiad National Tournament; Augusta, GA
May 15 Reserve & Freshman Baseball Banquet at Highland Golf Course Club House

LUNCH FOR THURSDAY

Spaghetti w/garlic Bread, Taco Hot Pocket or Chicken Parmesan

ACTIVITIES FOR THURSDAY

9:00am-3:00pm Blood Drive
3:30pm ColorGuard audition practice
5:30pm Community Nature Night
6:00pm Incoming Freshmen volleyball meeting in A118 Forum

SPORTS FOR THURSDAY

8:30am Boys Varsity Golf at Capital City Invite (at Mahoney Golf Course)
1:30pm Boys/Girls Varsity Track & Field at LPS Invite (at Scott Track)
4:00pm Girls Reserve Tennis at Lincoln Southeast (Dismissal 2:45pm)
5:00pm Boys Varsity Baseball at Grand Island (at Ryder Park-Grand Island) Dismissal 1:45pm
5:00pm Boys JV Baseball at Grand Island (at Ashley Park-Grand Island) Dismissal 1:45pm
5:00pm Boys 9th Grade Baseball vs. Elkhorn High
5:00pm Boys Reserve Baseball at Lincoln Southeast
5:00pm Boys JV Soccer at Fremont High (at Christensen Field) Dismissal 2:30pm
5:00pm Girls JV Soccer at Fremont High (at Christensen Field) Dismissal 2:30pm

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Monday, May 4th, Aaron Davis will be here for an ALL school assembly in the gym.
Students please report to 1st period at 8:15am on Monday. Attendance will be taken and then classrooms will report to the gym. We will use the following schedule on Monday: (NOTE - 2nd Block is after 3rd Block)
00 7:15-8:00
8:15-9:45 Speaker (gym)
01 9:55-11:00
03 11:00-11:21 2nd lunch class
11:21-11:51 2nd lunch
11:54-12:40 2nd lunch
11:06-11:46 3rd lunch class
11:46-12:16 3rd lunch
12:19-12:40 3rd lunch class
11:06-12:10 1st lunch class
12:10-12:40 1st lunch
02 12:46-1:51
04 1:57-3:03

Half block class schedule
1A 9:55-10:26
1B 10:29-11:00
3A 11:06-11:36
3B 11:39-12:10
1st lunch 12:10-12:40
2A 12:46-1:17
2B 1:20-1:51

Leadership Opportunity for NE youth entering grades 9th-12th in the fall of 2009: No Limits Youth Board - No Limits is Nebraska's first youth-led movement that exposes and opposes the tobacco industry's manipulative marketing tactics. It's teens joining forces to change Big Tobacco's influence on our state. The youth board is the guiding body for the entire movement. This is an opportunity to gain leadership skills, build your resume, travel, make friends, have fun and fight Big Tobacco. Transportation, lodging and meals are provided for youth board members at No Limits meetings and events. For more information about No Limits, or to download an application, please visit www.nolimitsnebraska.com/about/youthboard.php All applications are due May 15th

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIORS If you didn't have a chance to be a part of FBLA here at Southwest -or- if you were part of FBLA and would like to continue with it in college you need to come to this week's meeting. Representatives from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's PBL (Phi Beta Lambda) will be on hand to tell us all about the college level of FBLA. The meeting will be held in B200 shortly after school on Thursday, April 29th.

Don't forget to purchase candy from FBLA members before/after school. All profits will go to help send two of our students to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California! Candy bars are $1.00 each.

FBLA members please come to the meeting Thursday, April 29th in B200 after school and sign up for a time to work at the booth next week and at our Dine-Out night next Friday.

Congratulations to Tori Fry for finishing 2nd in the 2009 College of Engineering "E-Week" High School Bridge Building Competition this past Friday!

Junior and Senior Prom is May 9th from 8:00-12:00 p.m. at UNL Student Union. Tickets are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple. Juniors and Seniors may purchase tickets May 4 thru May 7th. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (May 4-6) tickets will be sold before school, at lunch, and afterschool. On Thursday (May 7) tickets will be sold before school and at noon only! Tickets will not be sold after the noon hour on Thursday so please make sure to purchase a ticket before the cut off. Both students will need to be present to purchase tickets as a couple for $25.00 unless the other person is from another school. Students may need to purchase the tickets before or after school for both parties to be present so please plan ahead. All fines must be paid before students will be eligible to purchase tickets for prom. Check the list posted on the Main Office window and check with the Media Center. Don't wait until the last minute to pay your fines!

Any student interested in auditioning for ColorGuard MUST be in attendance at ALL rehearsals. ColorGuard rehearsals will be now through Thursday, April 30 from 3:30-5pm. The audition will take place on Friday, May 1st after school. All flags and routine sheets will be given out at rehearsal. Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Contact Mrs. Wilhelm if you have questions.

Attention Seniors: Please remember to turn in your Senior Info Sheets to Ms. Tegeler in the Counseling center ASAP! The deadline to turn the sheet in is May 1st. If you have any questions, see Ms Tegeler in the LSW Counseling center.

Summer School will run from June 11-July 23rd at North Star High School. Registration for Summer School is in the Counseling Center now through May 29th. Please see your counselor to register.

SENIORS IMPORTANT If you have not ordered your cap and gown, you need to do so immediately. The school does not order this for you. Without a cap and gown you will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. Place your order on online at lincolngraduation.com. Stop by the office if you have questions.

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.

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.

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:

SENIORS TO DO LIST FOR COLLEGE PREP:
Apply for student loans if necessary. Use your student loan money only for tuition, books and fees. Before you borrow, estimate you future monthly loan payments using our Student Loan Repayment Calculator at Education Quest.org.
Register for Freshmen Orientation
Start a list of dorm room essentials
Get a summer job to help pay college expenses

JUNIORS TO DO LIST FOR COLLEGE PREP:
Register by May 5 for June 6 SAT.
Register by May 8 for June 13 ACT.
Continue campus visits. Start narrowing your college choices. By the fall, you should have narrowed your choices to three or four schools. Check out college web sites.
Update your Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org or Career Cruising.
Get a summer job and save for college.

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.

Open House at ITT Technical Institute for Seniors. Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-2pm in Omaha. For more details, go to: www.itt-tech.edu OR see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.

JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: Begin your college search efforts during college fairs slated for May 6 in Lincoln and May 7 in Omaha. The Lincoln College Affaire will feature over 60 Midwest colleges, and the Omaha College Affaire will feature over 70 colleges. The fairs are sponsored by EducationQuest and The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling. Each fair will also feature financial aid presentations. Lincoln College Affaire, Wednesday, May 6, 6:30-8:00, Pius X High School, 6000 A Street
Omaha College Affaire, Thursday, May 7, 6:00-8:00, Burke High School, 12200 Burke Blvd.
Before you attend, determine which colleges you want to visit (a list is available in the College Affaire article at EducationQuest.org). Arrive early, prepare a list of questions to ask the college representatives, and ask about deadlines for admission, scholarships and financial aid. Prepare pre-printed labels with your name and address to stick on information cards at college booths where you want additional information.
Questions about the Lincoln College Affaire, contact Les Monroe, Director of College Planning for the EducationQuest Lincoln office, at 800-303-3745, ext. 6989.
Questions about the Omaha College Affaire, contact Joan Jurek, Director of College Planning for the EducationQuest Omaha office at 888.357.6300.

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!

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

Leadership Opportunity - Apply to be a member of the Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs' Drug-Free Youth Board for the 2009-2010 year. See Mrs. Volker in the Counseling Center for an application or go to www.lcad.org and download the application. Friday, May 8, 2009, deadline to submit the application, 2 letters of recommendation and a signed drug-free pledge.

Summer Job Shadowing Opportunity for students interested in the field of biology. This would be about 8-12 hours of one-on-one interaction with wildlife biologists and researchers. You must be 16 years of age by June 15th. For an application and more information, please see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center. Applications must be post marked by May 15th.

Attention all students applying to attend Southeast Community College: The Compass, the placement test, used by SCC will be offered to LSW students here at LSW on Tuesday, May 19th at 2:15 pm. The test will measure skills in Reading, Writing and Math and is required before taking classes at SCC. Please sign-up in the counseling center for this untimed test. SCC staff will be present to explain your results to you. See Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for more information and to obtain a study guide for the test.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR SENIORS: Midwest Bank-Lincoln recently established 1-$500 scholarship through the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools for LSW Seniors. The application deadline is May 22, 2009. This scholarship is listed on the Foundation website at:
http://www.foundationforlps.org/scholarships/search.asp
OR for more information, please see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.

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.

SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY OPPORTUNITY: Write a one-paragraph essay answering the following question: "What would you say to your favorite athlete who recently got caught cheating because he used steroids?" The winning essay will earn a Dale Murphy $3,000 scholarship which will be divided into three sections: for his or her school, for a particular teacher/classroom, and they will earn $1,000 for themselves.
On top of the scholarship money, they have teamed up with the Kansas City Royals. There will be guaranteed winners from your local community to attend and be recognized at an Royals game this season. All essays need to be submitted through the website: www.iwontcheat.com, or mailed. Students will have until June 30, 2009 to submit their essays. For more information, please see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center.

Attention all Juniors, due to a change in procedures, all ACT test sites will now offer the September 12th testing date as an option. 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.

Attention SENIORS 2010 - The 2009 WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN application is now available at www.wendysheisman.com. Any eligible student can register and begin the application process now. This year, we want to hear from all student athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for your school's underclassmen! Eligibility for the application is limited exclusively to students who will be in their senior year of high school during the 2009-2010 academic year. They must have at least a "B" grade average and participate in at least one of the 28 school-sponsored sports listed in the Wendy's High School Heisman application. The application submission deadline for students is October 1, 2009.

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.

The Fire Explorer Program - Information is now available from Mrs. Volker in the counseling center about this program with the Lincoln Fire & Rescue. Meetings at Fire Station #8 every Sunday that B-shift works, which amounts to 1 meeting every 3 weeks. Dues of $2 are collected at each meeting to help meet expenses.