January 14, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- January 14 Finals
- January 15 Finals
- January 16 Boys Basketball, “Meet the players” event, 9:30pm
- January 18 No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Semester Break
- January 19 No School, Semester Break
- January 19 FCCLA District 2 Star Competition, 1:00pm
- January 21 Drama Club Meeting, 3:15pm
- January 27 8th Grade Open House, 6:30pm
- January 23 Silver Talon Speech contest, 8:00am
- January 25 Forensics Team Meeting, 3:15pm
- January 25 Musical Auditions, 7:00pm
- January 26 Musical Auditions, 7:00pm
LUNCH FOR THURSDAY
- Chicken Nuggets with Breadstick, Breaded Beef Sticks with Breadstick, Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich
SPORTS FOR THURSDAY
ACTIVITIES FOR THURSDAY
- Entrepreneurship Business Expo: Featuring all of our outstanding students and their business plans
- Thursday, January 14th From 6:30 to 8 P.M. 285 S. 68th St. Place, Fourth Floor Lincoln, NE
- AND ITS FREE!! Hope to see you all there
- AUDITION MATERIALS are now available for PETER PAN. $1.00 needed to cover duplication costs. Auditions will be held, Monday, Jan. 25 & Tuesday, Jan. 26. at 7:00 p.m. Students need attend only ONE audition.
- Your participation in Saturday School during Terms 1 and 2 has been appreciated. Saturday School will resume on January 30. The Term 3 Saturday School dates are posted on the LSW Media website at http://media.lps.org/lsw.
- Next yearbook sale: February 22-26, including during parent/teacher conferences Feb. 24. Cost is $55.
- We will be serving a limited hot lunch at 12:15 during finals. There will be no fast food served those 2 days.
- There will be a FREE girls lacrosse clinic, hosted by the Lincoln Lacrosse Club, on Saturday, January 23 from 2-4pm at St. Joseph's School -- 1940 South 77th Street. The clinic will be feature instruction from current players on the UNL women's team, the former head coach of the UNL women's team as well as the Lincoln girls coaches. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of girls lacrosse -- throwing, catching, cradling and dodging. There will be a limited supply of loaner equipment, so purchasing a women's stick prior to the clinic is highly suggested. For more details, please visit www.lincolnlax.net.
- Seniors, tell your parents that the senior yearbook ad deadline has been extended to Friday, Jan. 15. The information form can be downloaded from the LSW home web page or picked up in Room C110.
- 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 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.
- 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:
- We have the following college visit for the month of January:
- University of Nebraska Omaha Thur., Jan 28th 10:00 a.m.
- The LPS Foundation SCHOLARSHIP HANDBOOK is now here on a first come, first serve basis to Seniors. A limited number of copies are available for pick-up in the counseling center. All of these scholarship opportunities are also available via ScholarshipQuest at www.educationquest.org. All of the scholarships are also on the Foundation's website at www.foundationforlps.org
- 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:
- 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.
- Check out LSW's Counseling Center web site at http://isite.lps.org/pvolke...