September 30, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- Sept. 27- Oct. 1 – Last chance Yearbook sale for $50!
- 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.
- Oct. 9 – Craft Fair 9 a.m.
- The annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites high school students from across the nation to write an original essay about an elected official who has demonstrated political courage. The contest is a companion program of the Profile In Courage Award, named for President Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage, which recounts the stories of eight senators, the obstacles they faced, and the special valor they demonstrated despite the risks. Winning essayist will receive awards totaling up to $13,500. The first-place winner will be invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award Ceremony hosted each may by Caroline Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. To encourage student leadership and civic engagement, the nominating teacher of the first-place winner will receive a John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant for $500. You may apply at: http://www.jfklibrary.org
- The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.
- If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored tens of thousands of middle level and high school students over the past 15 years solely for their volunteer work. Apply at http://spirit.prudential.com
- If you are a member of the girls soccer program (or plan to be in the spring) and are interested in helping with concessions please see Coach Watson in room A113 ASAP!! Game is Friday Oct. 8th at Seacrest Field 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- No Limits Fall 2010 Summit
- DATE: November 20-21, 2010
- LOCATION: Cozad, NE
- COST: FREE, we'll even pick you up!
- No Limits, Nebraska's first youth-led tobacco prevention movement, uses activism to expose and oppose Big Tobacco's manipulative marketing tactics. Youth have the power to stop the tobacco industry from addicting another generation to their deadly products. Unite with other youth at the 2010 Fall Summit and... Take a Stand Against Big Tobacco!
- Reminder for Juniors and Seniors planning on a Health Career, the BryanLGH College of Health Services Exploration Day will be Saturday, Oct.2nd at 9 a.m. Students can RSVP at 402-481-8697.
LUNCH FOR THURSDAY
- Chicken Popcorn w/ Whole Wheat Garlic Bread, Lasagna w/ Whole Wheat Garlic Bread or French Dip Sandwich
SPORTS FOR THURSDAY-
- Girls Varsity Golf – 9 a.m.
- 9th grade Football – 4:30 p.m.
- Reserve Boys Tennis – 4 p.m
- Varsity, JV, 9th grade & reserve Volleyball – 5:30 p.m.
- Looking for a fun-filled day of learning and science for your high school junior or senior student? Want to learn more about careers in Chemistry? If so, we invite you to University of Nebraska Lincoln Chemistry Day 2010 on Saturday, October 9th from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chemistry Day is hosted by the UNL Chemistry Department and is a FREE* day filled with science demos, chemistry lab tours, hands-on science experiments, and lunch for all participants! Students, parents, and teachers will also have the opportunity to learn more about the UNL Chemistry undergraduate program and scholarship opportunities! For more information or to register go to http://www.chem.unl.edu/chemday/
- Did you know that hundreds of books are challenged in schools and libraries each year? This means that someone attempts to remove or censor materials, materials that you might want to read. Mark Twain's comment on this was: "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." Come to your media center to see the latest Banned Book list and a map showing the documented cases. Celebrate the First Amendment and your right to read during Banned Book Week, Sept. 25- Oct. 2nd!
- 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.
- 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.
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
- The following colleges will have representatives here on the following dates:
- Thursday, Sept. 30th-Iowa Western Community College- 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 30th – Johnson & Wales University – 11 a.m.
- Friday, Oct. 1st – Morningside College – 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 5th – University of Chicago – 8:30 a.m.
- Friday Oct. 8th – Clarkson College – 2:15 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 11th – Wesleyan – 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 12th – UNL Honors – 8:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 14th – Colorado State University – 9 a.m.
- Friday, Oct. 15th – Concordia – 9 a.m.
- Monday, Oct. 18th – Simpson College – 9a.m.
- Monday, Oct. 18th – Wayne State College – 10 a.m.
- Monday, Oct. 18th – Stephens College – 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 19th – Drake University – 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 19th – Southeast Community College Beatrice, Lincoln & Milford Campus – 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 20th – Central Community College Grand Island, Hastings & Columbus Campus – 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 20th – Texas Christian – 1 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