November 16, 2011 Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- November 17 – Sophomore Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
- November 17 – Varsity Show Choir “Resonance” NMEA Performance @ UNL 11 a.m.
- November 18 – All-State Musicians Concerts at Lied Center Jazz Band/Choir 4:30 p.m. Band/Orchestra 7:30 p.m.
- November 21 – Volleyball Banquet – 6 p.m.
- November 22 – Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
- November 24 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
- November 25 – Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
- November 29 – Football Banquet – 6:30 p.m.
- November 30 – Jazz Band/Show Choir Concert – 7 p.m.
- December 2 –Winder Ball – 8 p.m.
- December 8 - Theatre Parent Meeting – 6 p.m.
- December 10 – ACT
- December 10 – Cheer Kiddie Clinic 1 p.m.
- December 15 – A Christmas Story – 7 p.m.
- December 16 – Cheer Breakfast 7 a.m.
- December 16 – A Christmas Story – 7 p.m.
- December 17 – A Christmas Story – 7 p.m.
- December 17 – Science Olympiad – Excelsior Invite - Missouri
- December 21 – FINALS 9-12:15 p.m.
- December 22 – FINALS 9 – 12:15 p.m.
- December 23 – Winter Break Begins
- YouthInspire is seeking to recruit new members! If you have volunteer experience or have an interest in serving your community please apply to serve on the Board for the 2011-2012 school year. Please pick up your application in the Main Office – but hurry the deadline is Friday, December 16th!!
- The Hawk Talk will be distributed Friday during 2nd block to classrooms. If you need any extras, they will be in the main office and room C110. Thanks.
- SILVER HAWK BASEBALL WINTER CONDITIONING MEETING: Monday, November 21st -A118 Forum at 3:15 - If you are unable to attend see Coach Kaltenberger in room A100 or Coach Vernon.
LUNCH FOR WEDNESDAY
- Corn Puppies, Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito or Orange Chicken on Brown Rice
- One Book, One Hawk bookclub will meet Wednesday, 11/16, from 3:10 to 4:00 in the media center. If you have read the Hunger Games, please consider joining us!
- The University Program Council (UPC) at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, has invited the students at Lincoln Southwest to attend UPC presents Miss America Teresa Scanlan. Miss Scanlan, crowned in January as Miss America, will speak about her platform issue of eating disorders and body image. This event will also feature a question and answer session with Miss Scanlan. The event will take place on November 17, 2011 in the Centennial Room of the Nebraska Union at 7:30pm. Since we are a UNL student organization, admission for the public is $5 at the door. UPC is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs and events to enhance the UNL community.
- For the first time at LSW we will be having a Winter Ball - to take place on Friday, Dec. 2nd. Students can either purchase a Banquet/Dance ticket for $20, or a Dance-Only ticket for $10. Tickets for the Banquet will go on sale the week of the 14-18th and can be purchased from the bookkeeper. Tickets for the Dance-Only will be sold much the same way as in previous years - sold the week of the dance. Tickets will be limited - 120 Banquet/Dance tickets, and 400 Dance-Only tickets, so you will want to pay your school fines and purchase a ticket as soon as possible! If you are interested in a banquet ticket please check the menu options in the Student Council display case, as you will need to give a main-dish preference when you purchase your ticket!
- The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students in grades nine through twelve to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. The winner of the competitive annual contest is awarded a $10,000 prize and is invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award ceremony hosted each May by Caroline Kennedy at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Essay submissions for the 2012 contest will be accepted starting September 1, 2011. The contest deadline is Saturday, January 7, 2012. For complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Essay contest at www.jfklibrary.org
- Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school?
Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman
who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet
Richardson Award. The award is given to a student that has been dedicated to volunteer services in our community. The deadline for the application is December 15, 2011. See Mr. Ernst in C101 for an application.
- Attention all Seniors!!! Jostens is our new carrier for all your graduation supplies. Please contact them at 402-328-2604 or on their website lincolngraduation.com with any questions!
FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER:
November “To Do” List Juniors and seniors…complete these tasks in November to stay on the path to college!
Seniors…it’s time to start the admissions process!
___Contact your top colleges NOW and ask about deadlines and the process for applying for admission, college-based scholarships and financial aid.
___Apply to your top 3-4 colleges before their deadlines. 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.
___Contact your admissions representative periodically to stay informed about deadlines and campus activities.
___Attend LSW/EducationQuest Financial Aid Program to learn about college funding options. November 8, 6:30pm, LSW Auditorium
___ Register by November 4 for the December 10 ACT
___ Register by November 8 for the December 3 SAT
___ Apply for scholarships. Visit free sites such as ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org and check out new listings on the Counseling Center Web Site: http://isite.lps.org/pvolker/web/ScholarshipsFinancialAid.html
Juniors…start researching colleges!
___Update Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org
___Review College Profiles at EducationQuest.org for information about colleges. If you’re interested in going to an out-of-state school, check out the Midwest Student Exchange Program at http://msep.mhec.org
___Schedule campus visits. Visit in the spring while colleges are still in session.
___Meet with college representatives who visit your school as listed in the student bulletin.
For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation:
402-475-5222 or 800-303-3745 or www.Educationquest.org
The following colleges will have representatives here on the following dates:
- Friday, Nov. 18th – Kansas State – 9 a.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 30th – 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 30th – Bellevue University – 1:00 p.m.