February 10, 2010 Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- Feb.1st – 11th – Valentine Flower Sales
- Feb. 10th – Pep Rally 9:30 a.m.
- Feb. 12th – ACT Test Date
- Feb. 14th – 17th - Tickets go on sale for Winter Formal
- 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.
- Feb. 19th - Science Olympiad Regional – Omaha
- Feb. 25th – PLC early release @ 2:03 p.m. *Note this is Friday, not Tuesday*
- March 3 - No School - LSW Hosting State Basketball
- LSW students are invited by the University of Nebraska Air Force ROTC, Cadet Shadow Day on April 1st or 15th. the event will be held at the Military and Naval Science building at UNL campus. To reserve a spot contact Captain Nicholson at 472-2473.
- LSW students16 years or older can sign up for the SCC Automotive Camp that will be held June 10th and 11th at SCC Milford. There are 60 spots and they are open on a first come bases. The cost that includes everything is $25. Interseted students should call Rick Morphew at 402-761-8317. Registration deadline is May 6th, 2011.
- Nebraska State Bowling Competition will be held Saturday Feb. 12th and information can be found at www.nhsbf.com LSW qualifiers in the singles competition are Cameron Price & Celeste Labedz.
- CONGRATULATIONS!!! Junior Rebecca Denell has won the Statewide Nebraska Artist of the Year Award!!!!
LUNCH FOR THURSDAY
- Corn Puppies, Chili w/ Whole Wheat Cinnamon Roll or Baked Potato w/ Chili
SPORTS FOR THURSDAY
- Boys Varsity Swimming – 10 a.m.
- Girls Varsity Swimming – 1 p.m.
- October 2011- Make Plans to travel to Japan with a group from Lux Middle School to visit the sites of Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kamakura, Tokyo and our sister school at Chiba, Japan. Dates for the trip are October 15 - 24th. Please contact either Kathi Mercure at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dru Sypal at email@example.com for more information.
- SENIORS…SCHOLARSHIPS – The February and March deadlines are quickly approaching for many, many scholarships that are out there just waiting for your application! Go to ScholarshipQuest: http://www.educationquest.or/scholarshipquest.asp & go to the counseling center web site: http//isite.lps.org/pvolker/web/ScholarshipsFinancialAid.html Apply today or ASAP before time runs out!!
- The Salvation Army is now accepting nominations for the 20 D.J.’s Hero Awards. Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the award recognizes Nebraska youth ages 17-19 who exemplify his qualities of dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to community. Honorees receive a $5,000 scholarship toward their selected university. D.J. Sokol had many obstacles to overcome. However, he focused his energy on his family and friends. With a passion for life, he delighted everyone around him and with an engaging sense of humor, he profoundly impacted his community. D.J.’s positive outlook on life, and extraordinary dedication to helping others made him a hero. You can help the Salvation Army recognize exceptional young Nebraskans by submitting your nomination today. Entries must be postmarked by March 11, 2011. Winners will be notified by April 1st. The presentation of the D.J.’s Hero Awards will be at The Salvation Army D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon on May 9, 2011 at Qwest Center in Omaha. The featured speaker is Apolo Anton Ohno, eight-time Olympic Medalist and most decorated U.S. inter Olympian. Attendance is required by all honorees. Download a copy of the nomination/application at: www.givesalvationarmy.org/post/sections/24/2011_Hero_Application.pdf or pick up a hard copy from Peggy Volker in the Counseling Center.
- Participate “2” Graduate a 2011 African-American Scholar and Parent Empowerment Series:
- LPS Student Advocates for the African-American Community, Bill Bryant, Shanna Letcher Transition Specialist, Irene Prince and Peter Ferguson Youth Development Coordinator cordially invite you to attend the 3rd Quarter (February) Participate “2” Graduate, My Resume- A Blueprint to Success! For additional information call 436-1954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Where LPSDO (5901 O Street)
Time: 5:15-8:00 p.m.
5:15 – 6:00 dinner served
6:00-8:00 My Resume – A Blueprint to Success!
- The Joyce Ivy Foundation provides scholarships to help young women from Nebraska in their pursuit of higher education opportunities at leading academic institutions. In 2010, some 41 young women received scholarships for summer programs at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Stanford and Yale. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, room and board, as well as related expenses such as books, fees, and travel to and from campus. Applications can be submitted NOW online at http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org.
- Summer scholarship opportunity for high school scholars. The Cambridge College Programme at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this summer. The CCP holds the distinction of being the oldest established, credit-recommended pre-college program at Cambridge for all age high school scholars. Go to the Programme’s website: www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org, where the brochure and application can be downloaded. The CCP is offering a $500.00 scholarship to all scholars who you can apprise by email of this opportunity.
- The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place to live. To be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria as of March 15, 2011. This year, more than 2,100 kids will be recognized with over $415,000 in scholarships and prizes. To nominate a student…go to www.kohlskids.com
- Must be between the ages of 6 and 18 and not yet a high school graduate
- Actions must be described in detail and should document efforts above and beyond what is expected of a child his or her age.
- Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.
- Winners are chosen based on the project, benefits and outcome.
- VALENTINE FLOWER SALES to the calendar starting Feb. 1 - 11. Delivery on Feb. 14.
- Students may sign up for AP Testing 2/21/2011 through 3/18/11. The cost is $87 per test. Please see flyers located under the monitors throughout the school for more information!
- Hawk Talk online: Check out the school newspaper online for new stories each week. Just go to the LSW home page to find Hawk Talk online or go directly to http://wpstu.lps.org/hawktalk/ to locate the latest news. Just posted Thursday, Feb. 3--college signing.
- February ‘To Do” List - Complete these tasks during February to stay on the right college planning track:
- Apply for a Department of Education PIN (one for you and one for a parent) at pin.ed.gov.
- Complete student and parent 2010 tax returns.
- Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov
- Continue to apply for scholarships
- Register by February 11th for the March 12th SAT.
- Register by March 4th for the April 9th ACT.
- For free help with college planning, contact the EducationQuest location nearest you:
- Bright Lights is looking for summer classroom assistant volunteers to help students K-9th grades for the 2011 summer Bright Lights summer program. Assistants are needed between 9th grade through college, who have a passion for a subject and love working with young people. GOPO and Community service hours can be earned. Assistants are trained during a two hour session in May. Volunteers will log 20 hours during one week. Anyone interested in an international experience can assist at Lux Middle School the week of June 27- July 1 when students from Japan will join our classes. Bright Lights will accept applications online beginning February 14 through March 15 at www.brightlights.org. Classes are held the weeks of June 13-17, June 27- July 1, and July 11-15. For questions about volunteering, contact Barb Highstreet:firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-420-1115 ext. 49.
- 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.
- The Counseling Center will be open for assistance with registration for next year on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Feb. 1st – Current 11th Graders (2:05 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)
- Tuesday, Feb. 8th – Current 10th Graders (2:05 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)
- Tuesday, Feb. 15th – Current 9th Graders (2:05 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)
- Tuesday, March 1st – Current 8th Graders 3:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 2nd – Current 8th Graders 3:30 & 5 p.m.
- Registration window for current 8th Graders on line: now through March 4th
- Health Occupations Summer Camp: Any current Sophomore or Junior student that have taken one of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations; Medical Terminology; or Anatomy/Physiology can apply for the Health Occupations Summer Camp. The camp is June 6 - 11, 2011 at Saint Elizabeth Regional Health Center from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Application are due by March 15th and are available in the Counseling Center. Summer Internship Program: Any current Junior student that have taken two of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations; Medical Terminology; Anatomy/Physiology or Fundamentals of Health Careers can apply for the Summer Internship Program. The orientation is June 6th, 2011 Saint Elizabeth Regional Health Center from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Application are due by March 15th and are available in the Counseling Center. Six interns will be notified by mail by May 1.
- 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 2/27/2011. 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.
- 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. De Vries 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!!
- 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. 23rd – College of Hair Design 1 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 25th – Joseph’s College of Beauty 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.