February 23, 2012 Bulletin



JUNIORS ONLY:  The College Prep Scholarship

Through QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship, more than 1,500 high-achieving low-income juniors will be selected as College Prep Scholars to receive awards designed to help them become successful applicants to top colleges.  The awards include:

For more information or to apply, go to:  http://www.questbridge.org/





Each year some of the scholarships are not awarded because students just don’t take the time to apply!!  Check these out and apply soon! 

Please check the list of 2012 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 4, if there are ANY changes.

“We’ve seen an increase in need this year for all blood types and our high schools play a vital role in helping provide the life-saving blood products that are needed each day across the area,” noted NCBB’s CEO, Phyllis Ericson.  “Our high school blood drive program is one of the best in the country because of schools like Southwest,” she added. 

Special edition I Bleed Silver Hawk t-shirts will continue to be given to everyone the first time they register to donate at a LSW blood drive this school year.  Now is the time to reserve your seat at the Thursday, February 23 & Friday, February 24 LSW blood drive.  The blood drive will run 8:30am to 3:00pm both days in the wrestling room.  To schedule an appointment, contact Mark Watt at 402-436-1306.  Visit www.ncbb.org for more information on blood donation and follow us on Facebook.

In 2012, 56 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars received scholarships for summer programs at some of the best universities in the nation - Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Stanford and Yale.  For summer 2012, the Joyce Ivy Foundation plans to increase the number of full and partial scholarships to be awarded for Pre-College Summer Programs. 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.  While the deadline is March 19, 2012, please apply early, as pre-college financial aid budgets tend to be consumed relatively early in the admissions cycle. We hope that you will visit http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org for more information and to watch the video featuring recent Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars.

-  Tuesday, February 28th:  7:15 am & 6:00 pm--MANDATORY Parent/Dancer Meeting (A118 Forum) 

-  Tuesday, March 27th:  3:30 pm—Information Sheets due

-  Tuesday, April 3rd:  3:30-6:30 pm (approximately) --Emerald Interviews

-  Wednesday, April 4th:  3:30-7:30 pm – Practice Session/Mock Auditions (Main Gym)

-  Thursday, April 5th: 3:30-7:00 pm (approximately) – Auditions (Main Gym)

-  Wednesday, April 11th: 3:30-4:30 pm Uniform Fitting (D023 PE Classroom)

COLLEGE PLANNING - 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 2011 tax returns.

___ Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov.

___ Continue to apply for scholarships.


___ Register by February 10 for the March 10 SAT.

___ All juniors will take the ACT on April 24th at LSW - free of charge - no need to register for an April test.