May 22, 2009 Student Bulletin - Friday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 22 & 23 Flight Night 7:00pm
May 25 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 26 Baseball Banquet 6:00pm
May 26 Choir/Show Choir Concert 6:30pm
May 26 HOSA banquet/potluck at 6:45.
May 27 Softball meeting 3:30pm in the Commons
May 27 ITS Initiation 6:00pm
May 27 Girls Soccer Banquet 6:00pm
May 28 Theater Banquet 6:00pm
May 28 Track Banquet 6:00pm
May 29 Boy's Soccer Banquet 6:00pm
June 1 Boys Golf Banquet 6:30pm
June 1 Band Parent Meeting 7:00pm
June 2 Athletic Award Ceremony 6:00pm
June 3 Finals 9:00-10:30 Block 1, 10:45am-12:15pm Block 2
June 3 Senior Meeting 12:15pm LSW Auditorium (Caps & Gowns distributed after meeting)
June 3 Special Olympics Banquet 6:00pm
June 4 Finals 9:00-10:30am Block 3, 10:45am-12:15pm Block 4
June 6 Graduation 3:00pm at Pershing Auditorium

LUNCH FOR FRIDAY

Pepperoni Pizza, Popcorn Chicken, Breaded Country Beef Sandwich

ACTIVITIES FOR FRIDAY

7:00pm Flight Night

SPORTS FOR FRIDAY

9:00am Girls Varsity Tennis at State Tournament (at Koch Tennis Center)

ACTIVITIES FOR SATURDAY

7:00pm Flight Night

SPORTS FOR SATURDAY

9:00am Boys/Girls Track & Field at State Meet (at Burke Stadium-Omaha)

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIORS Check the list posted in the Main Office window to see if you ordered a cap & gown. If not on the list, call 826-1950. You must have a cap & gown to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Important Yearbook Distribution Information:
Yearbook distribution is planned for Thursday, May 28, beginning 4th block for those students who do not have a 4th block class, and continuing after school until about 4 p.m. in the hallway by the weight room. No books will be distributed prior to this time. Yearbook staff will have a master list, but students will be asked to show photo ID to pick up their book, and should locate their receipts to turn in, in case there is a question. Senior ads will also be available for pickup at distribution times.
Still need to purchase a yearbook? Cost is $60 for any extras. Bring cash or check made out to LSW. No credit or debit cards. No sales before distribution time.
If you cannot pick up your book at this time, distribution and sales for extra copies will continue by the bookkeeper's office before and after school on Friday, May 29 and Monday, June 1. After that time, books can be picked up from the bookkeeper's office.
Students cannot pick up another person's book for them without that person's receipt and a signed note from the person giving permission to pick up the book.

Attention JUNIORS (next year's seniors):
In order to graduate next year you will need to complete 20 hours of community service for the government and politics class. This community service can be done and is encouraged to be completed over the summer. Volunteer forms may be picked up in the main office 7:30am-4:00pm. You will need these specific forms to volunteer this summer. For approved volunteer sites please visit these teacher's websites: Mr. Russ Raatz, Mr. Ryan Salem or Mrs. Alyssa Watson.

Softball All girls interested in playing softball at LSW next year should attend a pre-season meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 3:30 in the Commons. Please see Coach Watt or Coach Brenden with questions.

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Schedules for the 2009-10 school year will be distributed on May 22nd. Students will have until May 29th to review schedules and request changes that meet the following criteria:
1) Balancing course load
2) Change of post-secondary plans
3) Failures, misplacements, and replacing "see counselors"
4) Meeting IEP plans
For schedule change requests, that meet the above criteria, students may contact their counselors, outside of class time, during Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, May 29th. May 29th is the last date for schedule change requests to be considered as this will be the sole opportunity for schedule change requests. Your assistance and cooperation with the scheduling process is greatly appreciated.

SENIORS TO DO LIST:
Check the list posted on the Attendance Office Window to make sure your name is correct.
Check with the cafeteria, before June 1st, to see if you owe money or have a refund due you.
Check the list posted in the Main Office window to see if you ordered a cap & gown. If not on the list, call 826-1950. You must have a cap & gown to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Turn in Senior Follow-Up Study Info. (Green Cards) to the Main Office.
Make sure all fines are paid. Check with the Bookkeeper and the Media Center.

SENIOR GROUP PICTURES We have a few group pictures left and have marked the price down to $10.00 for the large group picture and $17.50 for the large group picture plus 3 different poses. Stop by the Main Office ASAP. First come first served. Make checks payable to "Full Field".

Saturday School will not be in session May 23rd. The last Saturday School of the 2008-09 school year will be May 30th...Media Staff

Buy candy bars from FBLA members before/after school for $1.00 each. All profits will go to help send two of our students to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California!

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

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

Due to the H1N1 Flu issues around the world, the Senshu Japanese sister school students of Lux Middle School will not be coming to Nebraska this summer. If you had signed up to host a student, please accept our apologies and understand the situation.

FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:

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:
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.

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 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.

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.

The 2010 MISS NEBRASKA TEEN USA Pageant will be held in Norfolk, NE, on October 23-25, 2009. If you are a young woman who possesses that special combination of personal charm, attractiveness and articulation then you might qualify to enter. There will be over $2.5 million in scholarships available at Lindenwood University to the winners. Please go to www.missnebraskausa.com or see Mrs. Volker in the counseling center for an application. The deadline to enter is June 15, 2009.

JRS & SRS - Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their annual scholarship program. AWARD VALUE: $1,000. You must be at least 16. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on one of the two topics below. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at scholarships@abbottandfenner.com. If you could have lunch with any famous person, either living or dead, whom would you choose and why? Describe your conversation at lunch. OR When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? DEADLINE: June 20, 2009.

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.