January 27, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- January 27 8th Grade Open House, 6:30pm
- January 27 7th Grade Choral Festival, Chamber Choir, LSE 9:30-11:30am
- January 30 Show Choir Competition, Omaha Westside
- February 1 Forensics Team Meeting, 3:15pm
- February 3 State Thespian Meeting, 4:00pm
- February 6 Southwest "Showdown" Show Choir Competition at LSW 8am-10:30pm
- February 6 ACT Test
- February 8 Forensics Team Meeting, 3:15pm
- February 11 Pep Rally, 9:30am
- February 11 Theatre Parent Booster Meeting, 7:00pm
LUNCH FOR WEDNESDAY
- Sub Sandwich, Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Sweet & Sour Meat Balls on Rice
SPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY
ACTIVITIES FOR WEDNESDAY
- 8th Grade Open House, 6:30pm
- 7th Grade Choral Festival, Chamber Choir, LSE 9:30-11:30am
- **2010 GRADUATES** Please check your name on the list posted on the Attendance Office window. The LEGAL name of the student will be printed on 2010 diplomas as they appear on the list. Any changes must be made through Mrs. Carman, Registrar, by June 1.
- Boys who are interested in trying out for golf this spring and currently are not out for a winter sport should attend a short informational meeting on Wednesday, January 27th, at 3:15pm in room A112.
- Next yearbook sale: February 22-26, including during parent/teacher conferences Feb. 24. Cost is $55.
- Online registration for current 8th graders 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We have the following college visits for the month of February.
- York College Tues., February 2nd 10:15 a.m.
- College of Hair Design Wed., February 17th 2:30 p.m.
- University of Nebraska Lincoln Thur., February 18th 10:00 a.m. (For current juniors only!)
- Northwest Missouri State University Mon., February 22nd 9:45 a.m.
- We have the following college visit for the month of March:
- Wayne State Mon., March 8th 8:15 a.m.
- We have the following college visit for the month of April:
- Dana College Fri., April 9th 9:00 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.
__ File the FAFSA (See LSW Counseling Web Site for Help)
__ Continue to apply for scholarships.
- College Bound JUNIORS "To Do" List:
__ Continue to research colleges.
__ Start setting up college visits.
__ Register for and take the ACT or SAT this spring.
- 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.