September 24, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- Sept 21-27 – Destination BOOK FAIR – during school hours & PT Conferences 9/27/10 (4-7 p.m.)
- Sept. 24 – Pep Rally
- Sept. 24 – Homecoming – game @4:30, dance 8-11 p.m.
- Sept. 27 – Picture re-takes
- Sept. 27 – Parent Teacher Conferences – 4-7 p.m.
- Sept. 27 – Junior Parent Meeting – 6:15 p.m.
- Sept. 27 – Gifted Junior Parent Meeting – 7 p.m.
- Sept. 27- Oct. 1 – Last chance Yearbook sale for $50!
- Sept. 29 – WGDE Narrative Test
- Sept. 30 – WGDE Multiple Choice Test
- Sept. 30 – Laramie Project Performance -7 p.m.
- Oct. 1 – Laramie Project Performance – 7 p.m.
- Oct. 3 – Laramie Project Performance – 2 p.m.
- Oct. 6 – Powder Puff Football – 7 p.m. (Main gym)
- Oct. 7 – RDGE Testing
- Oct. 7 – Honors Convocation
- Oct. 7 – Theatre Parent Booster Meeting – 7 p.m.
- Last yearbook sale for $50 will take place next week, beginning with after school and during Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday, Sept. 27, and continuing before and after school the rest of the week. Sales will be in the front hall by the main office. Next sale will be next term during the next Parent Teacher conference week, and the price will be $55.
LUNCH FOR FRIDAY
- Mac and Cheese, Fiestada or Orange Chicken on Brown Rice
SPORTS FOR FRIDAY
- Varsity Football HOMECOMING – 4:30 p.m.
SPORTS FOR THE WEEKEND
- Varsity & Reserve Softball – 9 a.m.
- The first issue of the school newspaper, HAWK TALK, will be distributed Friday, Sept. 24 during second block. They will be brought to your classroom. If you need extras, they can be in C110 and the main office. Enjoy!
- Juniors – PSAT Test Saturday October 16th @ 7:45 a.m. Registration begins Sept. 29th and runs through October 13th. Register in the Counseling Center. Cost: $20 due at time of registration. Make checks payable to Soutwest High School.
- Over 150 college/military representatives from throughout the U.S. will be participating in the Lincoln Area College Fair on Sunday, October 17th at SCC - 8800 "O" Street. It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. For a complete listing of participating colleges and military branches, please visit EducationQuest's website at www.educationquest.org. LSW students & their families are encouraged to attend this annual event.
- Wendy's High School Heisman - This award honors both men and women seniors who have at least a "B" grade average and participate in a least one school-sponsored sport. Any eligible student can register and begin the application process at www.wendysheisman.com. Completed applications are due by October 3, 2010.
- Tickets are now on sale for THE LARAMIE PROJECT - Silver Hawk Theatre's 2010-2011 season opener. $8 for adults and $6 for students. For tickets and information call the theatre box office at 436-1335.
- The Fourth annual NACCAP (North American Coalition for Christian Admission Personal) Christian College Fair will be held at Lincoln Christian High School on September 28th, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p..m. For a list of schools attending go to http://nccf.us/index.php
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
- The following colleges will have representatives here on the following dates:
- Monday, Sept. 27th – Midland College – 10 a.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 30th-Iowa Western Community College- 1:00 p.m.
- JUNIORS & SENIORS - Hearst Foundation Scholarship Program - 104 students will be selected for a week-long government & leadership education program in Washington, D.C. and a one-time $5,000 college scholarship. You must be currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educations organizations: Student Body President or Officer, Student Council Representative or student representative elected or appointed (by a panel, commission or board) to a district, regional or state-level civic and/or educational organization approved by the state selection administrator. You must be a permanent resident of the U.S. If interested, please obtain and complete an application from Mrs. Volker in the counseling center by September 24th. You must also take a qualifying exam before October 5th.
- SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION is available at:
- This is also accessible from the LSW web page (http://lsw.lps.org/). Click on 'Counseling Center' under Popular Pages, then 'Planning for after High School', and finally 'Paying for College-Financial Aid & Scholarships'.
- The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is partnering with premier outdoor gear and clothing company Patagonia® for the Dream Expedition Contest. Individuals 13 and older are invited to submit a video before October 31, 2010, answering the following question: What is your dream expedition, and how will you prepare for it? The grand prize is the classic NOLS Wind River Wilderness course—30 days exploring the pristine lakes and rugged peaks of Wyoming’s Wind River Range. The grand prize also includes all the gear required for the Wind River Wilderness course, plus domestic airfare to and from Lander, Wyoming. Watch the contest video on YouTube and visit www.nols.edu/contest for more details.
- It’s College Fair season!Attend Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, October 17, 1:00-3:00 pm @ Southeast Community College to find the school that’s the best fit for you! For more details, see the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org. The importance of getting involved! Start the school year by getting involved in extracurricular activities to increase your chances for scholarships and admission to your top colleges. Use the Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org to track your involvement throughout high school – then the information is readily available when it’s time to apply.
- Senior students and parents…start preparing for college admission!
- College may still seem far off, but admission deadlines will start hitting later this fall. Follow these steps to stay on track:
- Contact your top colleges NOW and ask about application deadlines for admission, college-based scholarships and financial aid. Ask if you need a separate application for scholarships, and about application fees.
- Visit with college representatives at College Fairs, Educational Planning Programs, during campus visits, and when they visit LSW.
- Apply to your top 3-4 colleges before the deadline. Along with your application, the colleges will require your high school transcript, class rank, GPA and ACT/SAT score. They may also request a list of your extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, an essay and an interview.
September “To Do” List
Juniors and Seniors ... complete these college planning tasks during September:
Attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program in your area.
Visit EducationQuest.org to:
estimate your FAFSA results using the College Funding Estimator
sign up for the Countdown2College e-mail service
Seniors, register by September 10 for the October 9 SAT.
Seniors, register by September 17 for October 23 ACT.
Juniors, ask your guidance counselor about PSAT registration deadlines for the test on October 16
For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation in LINCOLN:
Updates from the Counseling Center are available at www.twitter.com/LSWCounselors.
Check out LSW's Counseling Center web site