October 11, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- Oct. 11 – Dance Off 7 p.m.
- Oct. 11 – Parent Advisory Meeting – 7 p.m.
- Oct. 12 – Powder Puff Football – 7 p.m. (Main gym)
- Oct. 12 – Health Office Screening – 8:15 a.m.
- Oct 13 – RGDE/WGDE Makeup Date
- Oct. 13 – Jazz Band/Orchestra Concert – 7 p.m.
- Oct. 16 – PSAT/NMSQ – 7:45 a.m.
- Oct. 18 – Choir Concert – 7 p.m.
- Oct 18 – Silverhawk Booster Club Meeting – 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 21 – Finals – 9-12:15 p.m.
- Oct. 22 – Finals – 9-12:15 p.m.
- Oct. 22 – Kareoke Night – 7-10 p.m.
- Students interested in joining the LSW Silverhawk bowling team should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We welcome all skill levels, including beginners. Email or call with any questions. Cynthia Ritter, Bowling Parent Rep 402-423-1384.
LUNCH FOR MONDAY
- Chicken Teriyaki on Brown Rice, Beef Burrito or Meatloaf
SPORTS FOR THE WEEKEND-
- Boys JV & Reserve Tennis – Saturday @ 9 a.m.
- Varsity, JV, 9th Grade & Reserve Volleyball – Saturday @ 9 a.m.
- SPORTS FOR MONDAY-
- JV Football – 6:30 p.m.
- Girls Golf State Tournament
- Girls interested in playing spring soccer for LSW should attend our informational meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 13th in room A113 at 3:15 p.m. We will discuss conditioning and indoor soccer. Questions.....please see Coach Watson (A113)
- Just a reminder that 9th grade health screening will take place Tuesday, October 12th in the wrestling gym (D103). This screening is mandated by Nebraska State Law. Students, please wear your glasses/contacts if you have them. Teachers, please send students to D103 at their designated times in order to create a smooth flow of about 500 students. We have many volunteers in the building helping to make this undertaking a success. Thanks for your cooperation in this process. 9th grade students should come to the wrestling gym at the following intervals as they are called (alphabetical by last name):
- A-B 8:15 a.m. – 8:52 a.m.
- C-F 8:53 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- G-J 9:36 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.
- K-M 10:14 a.m. – 10:51 a.m.
- N-R 12:25 p.m. – 12:42 p.m.
- S-T 12:48 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
- U-Z 1:26 p.m. – 2:03 p.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
- 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!
- 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.
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
- The following colleges will have representatives here on the following dates:
- 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 – University of Missouri – 8:30 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.
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'. 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.