December 17, 2009 Student Bulletin - Thursday
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- December 21- January 1 Winter Break
- December 27- January 3 London Trip
- January 4 School Resumes
- January 4 Drama club Meeting, 3:15pm
- January 4 Forensics Team Meeting, 3:15pm
- January 5 Drama Club Meeting, 3:15pm
- January 5 ITS Initiation, 7:00pm
LUNCH FOR THURSDAY
- French Toast Sticks with Sausage Links, Breaded Country Beef Sandwich, Hot and Spicy Chicken Sandwich
SPORTS FOR THURSDAY
- Boys JV Basketball vs. Southeast, 5:45pm @ Southeast
- Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Southeast, 7:30pm @ Southeast
ACTIVITIES FOR THURSDAY
- Current 9th - 11th grade students and families have the opportunity to complete the online registration process from home beginning Monday, January 11th through Monday, February 8th. For students/families who would like extra assistance, counselors will be available in computer labs at LSW for helping current 9th-11th graders on the dates/times listed below.
- Online Registration Sessions for Current 9th – 11th Grades: January 11th, 12th, 14th
1st Session @ 3:30-5:00 p.m. * 2nd Session @ 5:00-6:30 p.m.
January 11th * 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (A-C) Grades 9th – 11th
January 11th * 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (D-G) Grades 9th – 11th
January 12th * 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (H-K) Grades 9th – 11th
January 12th * 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (L-O) Grades 9th – 11th
January 14th * 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (P-S) Grades 9th – 11th
January 14th * 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (T-Z) Grades 9th – 11th
- To prepare for completing the online registration process, students/families will want to review the LSW Planning Guide available on the school’s website (http://lsw.lps.org/). A few weeks prior as well as during the online registration period, there will also be instructions for using the online registration system and power point presentations available on this website for each grade level that will highlight the graduation requirements for each year of high school and provide information about college entrance requirements.
- Online registration for current 8th grades will be available February 8th through February 26th. For students/families who would like additional assistance with the registration process, registration sessions will be held at school on Thursday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:30 to 5:00 and 5:00 to 6:30.
- Yearbook Sales will continue this week, Dec. 14-18 for $50 before and after school (except PLC Tuesday p.m.). It is the LAST CHANCE to get the $50 price. Next sale is during term 3 for $55.
- Seniors: Don't forget to tell your parents about SENIOR ADS in the YEARBOOK. They cost $35 for 1/8 page. Download information form the LSW home web page. Ads are due with payment Jan. 8.
- The LSW Multicultural Student Caucus will meet every Thursday at 3:15pm in room B201.
- LSW STAND Chapter, Students Taking Action Now; Darfur, meets Monday mornings, B201 at 7:15
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
- College Bound SENIORS “To Do” List:
__ Ask the college(s) you applied to for their FAFSA priority date.
__ Apply for FAFSA Personal Identification Numbers at pin.ed.gov
__ Complete your taxes early as you’ll need that information for the FAFSA.
__ Continue to apply for scholarships.
- College Bound JUNIORS "To Do" List:
__ Register by January 5 for the February 6 ACT
__ Continue to research colleges.
__ Start setting up college visits.
- For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation: 402-475-5222 or www.educationquest.org and find info on financial aid and scholarships at the COUNSELING CENTER web page from the LSW Home Page
- The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools has over 140 post-secondary scholarships available for LPS seniors. Check out the website at www.foundationforlps.org/scholarships for a complete listing. Last year the Foundation awarded over $130,000 in scholarships to LPS seniors and graduates. You can also get this scholarship information by registering with ScholarshipQuest @ www.educationquest.org
- Want a chance to win a $500 college scholarship?
- EducationQuest Foundation is pleased to promote an opportunity that will help your students learn money management skills and possibly win a $500 college scholarship!
- The opportunity comes from NSLP, a private, nonprofit agency headquartered in Lincoln that assists students and families with higher education access and choice. NSLP resides in the same building as EducationQuest at 1300 O Street in Lincoln - and we have similar missions that revolve around helping students access college.
- NSLP has developed Financial Literacy Online - a free, comprehensive and convenient online learning center that teaches students the basics of personal money management. NSLP is partnering with EducationQuest to administer monthly drawings in which Nebraska high school juniors and seniors who complete a Financial Literacy Online course can win one of 26 $500 college scholarships.
- To enter, a student must successfully complete at least one course on NSLP's Financial Literacy Online program between November 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. Students who complete more than one course will receive additional entries for each course successfully completed. Financial Literacy Online offers short online courses that cover a variety of topics including: Budgeting, Contracts, Identity Theft, Financing Education.
- Winners will be chosen monthly. An announcement will be delivered to the winners and to the high schools they attend. There is no purchase necessary. Students simply visit www.nslpflonline.org/nebraska, register and begin taking courses. Personal information will not be used for marketing purposes or sold to outside parties.
- SENIORS...have you submitted your college applications?
- If you haven’t submitted your admission applications yet, it’s time to get serious! Contact your top college choices to determine application deadlines and procedures. Ask if the admission application is also the application for college-based scholarships. If not, ask about the scholarship application process.
- SCHOLARSHIPS or search links for these are listed on the Counseling Center Web Page. They can be found by following these links: LSW Home Page>Counseling Center>Planning for After High School>Paying for College. To get a list of Nebraska-based scholarships that you qualify for, register at ScholarshipQuest (https://www.fes.org/scholarquest/s_login.asp) today and check your account every week for new scholarships going on-line through June 2010.
- High achieving high school scholars are invited to look into the Cambridge College Programme, a summer academic and leadership experience in Cambridge, England. More info: www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org
- Any student interested in an academic challenge and an opportunity to gain scholarship monies should check out the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. Scholarships awards range from $18,000 to $14,000 for National winners. For more information please go to www.legion.org.
- The John F. Kennedy Foundation encourages students to participate in the 2010 John F. Kennedy's Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Winners receive a $5000 scholarship. More information is available at www.jfklibrary.org
- Updates from the Counseling Center are available at www.twitter.com/LSWCounselors.
- Visit www.collegeboard.com for info about the SAT & SAT Subject tests.
- Student-athletes who have previously registered with www.ncaaclearinghouse.net will log in here to transfer information to NCAA's new site.
- New web site for NCAA Eligibility Center is located at www.eligibilitycenter.org.