January 25, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- Jan. 25th – Balfour here over the noon hour
- Jan. 29th – Show Choir Competition – Omaha Westside
- Jan. 29th - Science Olympiad - Northland Invite - Kansas
- Jan. 31st – Deadline for High School Choice Forms
- Feb. 1st – Principal Advisory Council 7:15 a.m.
- Feb. 5th – Show Choir Showdown 6 a.m.
- Feb. 10th – Pep Rally 9:30 a.m.
- Feb. 12th – ACT Test Date
- Feb. 14th – 17th - Tickets go on sale for Winter Formal
- Feb. 15th – Junior Spring Meeting for students – 1 p.m.
- Feb. 16th – Blood Drive
- Feb. 16th – WGDE Multiple Choice testing
- Feb. 17th – Blood Drive
- Feb. 17th –Drama Club Meeting 3:15 p.m.
- Feb. 18th – Winter Formal 8 p.m.
- Junior Boys: The 2011 session of “Cornhusker Boys State, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion, will be held June 5-11, 2011 on the City Campus of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Boys State delegates will register at12:30 on Sunday, June 5 and will be dismissed following graduation and checkout on Saturday, June 11. Delegates will not be excused from any part of the Boys State Session in order to participate in other activity during the week or to take the ACT. All interested juniors boys fill out the Declaration of Interest and Application forms that are available in the Counseling Center and return them to Mr. Ernst by February 4th, 2011.
- The on-line registration for 2011-2012 school year is open! You can access on-line registration for courses by visiting the LSW website. Please notice that you can also express your interest in activities and athletics on this program. On-line registration will be available until 2/21/2011. Thanks for your patience and have a good day. Students who are planning on attending a four year college/university will want to select courses that go beyond meeting graduation requirements. The minimum entrance requirements for a four year college/university are as follows:
- Math 40 hours (this includes 4 levels of math)
- English 40 hours (this includes college approved classes)
- Social Science 30 hours (this is met through grad requirements)
- Natural Science 30 hours (this includes 10 lab hours)
- World Language 20 hours (this is the minimum amount required)
- For students with IEP Plans, students/families are encouraged to visit with their IEP Managers to discuss course selection prior to registering for next year’s classes.
- Students interested in registering for computer classes at the Information Technology Focus Program for second semester or next year are invited to an information session on Tuesday, January 25th @ 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the ITFP, located on the 4th floor of the SCC Entrepreneurship Center, 285S. 68th St. Pl. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Call 436-1776 or visit the web site at itfp.lps.org for more information.
LUNCH FOR TUESDAY
- Chicken popcorn with whole wheat breadstick; Nebraska bun, hot ham and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread
SPORTS FOR TUESDAY
- Boys Reserve & 9th Grade Basketball @ LHS – 5:45 p.m.
- Girls Reserve & 9th Grade Basketball @ LHS – 5:45 p.m.
- Varsity & JV Wrestling – 7 p.m.
- Boys & Girls Swimming – 4:30 p.m.
- On Tuesday February 8th during 4th block, LSW will be administrating the American Mathematics Contest (AMC). Your child is invited to participate in this nationwide contest. All that is asked it that your child come by room B117 (Math TPC) to sign up with Mr. DeVries so that they can be excused for that block. This contest is a 25 question multiple choice test that covers a wide variety of mathematical topics. The contest will be held in the LSW auditorium and the deadline for signing up is Friday, February 4th.
- Any girls interested in playing soccer at SW in the spring should attend the pre-season soccer meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th at 3:15 in Coach Watson's room (A113).
- Scripts AND Audition materials are now available for the spring comedy - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Scripts can be checked out for a 24 hr. period. CREW FORMS need to be returned NO LATER than 3:30 p.m. February 8 to be considered work with this production. AUDITIONS will take place on Feb. 7 & 8 at 7:00 p.m.
- The January issue of the Hawk Talk will brought to your classroom during 3rd block Friday, Jan. 21. Extras will be available in C110 or the main office.
- 2011 Graduates—Please check the list of 2011 graduates posted on the Attendance Office window to make sure your full LEGAL name is spelled correctly. Diplomas will be printed as shown. See Mrs. Carman, Registrar, by May 2, if there are ANY changes.
- Nomination Forms for the 'Thank You Teacher Contest' are in the Main Office. This is a time you can say Thank You to a teacher who has made a difference in your life! Forms need to be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 18th and mailed to: Thank You Teacher, Communications, LPSDO, 5901 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. Or you can find the form online at http://lps.org/go/recognize.
- Japan Travelers- Get ready to head out to the 'Land of the Rising Sun." Plans are in the works for traveling to Japan in October of 2011. The information meetings will take place at Lux Middle School, 7800 High Street on Sunday, January 23 @ 1 p.m. OR Monday, January 24 @5:45 p.m. The meeting will last approximately 45 minutes. You need to attend only ONE of these meetings to receive the necessary information. The trip is being planned for the dates of October 15th- October 24th, 2011. Executive Travel will provide information and sign-ups will begin immediately. Some fundraising projects will be discussed and planned as well. If you are unable to attend or you have questions in advance, please contact Kathi Mercure at 432-6678 cell or email@example.com or Dru Sypal at 430-1995 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also be reached at 436-1220, Lux Middle School.
- Junior Sneak Peek Day @ Peru State College
- When: Friday, March 18th, RSVP Deadline: March 11th
- Where: Campus of a Thousand Oaks, Peru State College
- Please have interested juniors fill out the registration form at www.peru.edu/admissions.
- Attention College Bound JUNIORS: ASSURITY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY FELLOWSHIP
- AMOUNT: $5,000 ( one award per year)
- CRITERIA: Top 50% of class, interest in entrepreneurial business including sales and finance, plan to attend UNL, Union College or Nebraska Wesleyan University.
- DESCRIPTION: This fellowship program provides an opportunity for interaction between one LPS student and Assurity. The fellowship will provide a mentoring and internship opportunity for the student and a $5,000 postsecondary scholarship.
- DEADLINE: Application due by March 18
- See Mrs. Volker in the Counseling Center for an application.
- Seniors interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) please sign up in the Counseling Center by Jan. 31, 2011. The test date is Tuesday, Feb. 8th @ 8:15 a.m.
- Student Council's Winter Formal will be held Friday, February 18th from 8/11 p.m. in the LSW Commons. Tickets go on sale February 14th through February 17th. Tickets are $5.00. You CAN bring an outside guests. Don't wait to buy your tickets!!
- Junior Girls: The 2011 session of Cornhusker @ Girls State, sponsored by the Nebraska American Legion Auxiliary, will be held June 5-11 on the campus of UNL. Girls State deligates will register between noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5th and will dismiss following graduation and checkout on Saturday, June 11th. Delegates will not be excused from any part of Girls State Session in order to participate in other activities during the week or to take the ACT. All interested junior girls may fill out the Declaration of Interest and Application forms that are available in the Counseling Center and return them to Mr. Ernst by January 21, 2011.Scripts are now available for check out for the spring comedy – YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Simply come to the box office and check out a script for 24 hrs. Returning it the next day. Audition material for cast and crew will be available next week. Auditions will be held in February.
- ATTENTION SENIORS LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: The LPS Foundation Scholarships and their criteria are now available at www.foundationforlps.org/scholarships/index.htm and on ScholarshipQuest at www.educationquest.org/scholarshipquest.asp The general deadline for application is March 15, 2011.
- Sophomores interested in Youth Leadership Lincoln Participation Requirements. All student applicants should consider the following:
- *Participants must attend the entire opening retreat Friday, February 4th & Saturday, February 5th, 2011. Attendance is required for the entire two day, one night retreat....NO EXCEPTIONS.
- *Participants must attend one full-day seminar a month February thru May. Attendance is required at 80% of the programming hours involved in those seminars.
- *All participants are expected to be actively involved in a group community service project.
- *Tuition for participation is $250. Scholarships are available.
- The Youth Leadership Lincoln Selection Process
- Orientation Session – Any interested applicant must attend an orientation session before submitting an application.
- Application – Students may apply for participation in their tenth grade year. See Mr. Ernst if interested ASAP!
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
- The following colleges will have representatives here on the following dates:
- Wednesday, Feb. 9th – UNL 1:45 p.m.
January "To Do" List
Complete these tasks during January to stay on the right college planning track.
__ 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; see ScholarshipQuest for Nebraska-based awards.For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation: Lincoln 402-475-5222
__ Register by December 23 for the January 22 SAT.
__ Register by January 7 for the February 12 ACT.
__ Continue to research colleges.
__ Start setting up college visits.
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'