November 5, 2012 - Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- November 5 – Class Meetings
- November 6 – Election Day
- November 6 – 10th Grade Plan pre-test
- November 8 – NHS Induction 8:15 a.m. – Auditorium
- November 9 – Blood Drive
- November 10 – Science Olympiad – Southland Invitational – Kansas
- November 12 – Parent Advisory – 7 p.m.
- November 13 – Financial Aid Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
- November 15 – Sophomore Meeting 6:30 p.m.
- November 20 – Parent Teacher Conference 4-7 p.m.
- November 21 – PEP RALLY
- November 22 – NO SCHOOL
- November 23 – NO SCHOOL
- November 28 – PLAN Test (10th grade)
- December 7 – Winter Ball
- December 15 – Science Olympiad – Excelsior Invitational – Missouri
- December 20 – FINALS
- December 21 – FINALS
- December 24 – Winter Break Begins
- Bowling tryouts are on November 9th, 2012 at 4:00pm Sun Valley Lanes cost $20.00. Practice starts on November12th 4:00pm Sun Valley Lanes, Fees for the season are $210.00 includes uniform polo, & tournament fees. Physical form is required. For more information contact Renee Okazaki Parent Rep. firstname.lastname@example.org
LUNCH FOR MONDAY
- Cheese Stuffed Whole Grain Breadstick w/ dipping sauce, Beef & Bean Burrito or Sweet and Sour Chicken on Brown Rice
SPORTS FOR MONDAY
- Collegebound Nebraska - Visit www.collegeboundnebraska.com for tips & videos to learn how collge is important and affordable. Prince Amukamara & Jordan Larson share info about this program on the Collegebound Nebraska channel on the YouTube video. You may also follow Collegebound Nebraska on Twitter, Facebook, & Tumblr for updates on the college planning process, campus updates, financial aid advice & more. Did you know?
- According to the US Census Bureau, individuals with a bachelor's degree earn an average of $1 million more than over a lifetime than those with a high school diploma
- In Nebraska, the average salary of a college grad is double that of a high school dropout
- Students who qualify for a Pell Grant automatically qualify for Collegebound Nebraska but funds are first-come, first-served & they must meet the April 1st deadline for filing the FAFSA
- By 2018, 63% of all jobs will require education beyond high school according to the Georgetown Center on Education
- Taking AP (Advanced Placement) classes & dual enrollment classes can give students a head start on college
- Choosing the right college for you involves 3 simple steps --- Go. Visit. College.
- Financial Aid Night @ LSW - Please be reminded that EducationQuest's Financial Aid Program will be held at LSW on November 13th @ 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The hour long presentation will include info on college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, & the FAFSA completion.
- Want to try something new? Want a change of pace? How about going to school at zoo school? The Science Focus Program (zoo school) may be right for you! We offer LPS math, English, social studies and science classes as well as some courses unique to zoo school. These include opportunities for field studies in the zoo, with UNL, and other agencies. Student organized clubs are also available: Key Club, Roots & Shoots, Science Olympiad, Bike Club, Yearbook & Knitting Club. This focus program is open to 9-12th grade students. Our informational night will be on Tuesday, November 13th 6:00-6:45 or 7:00-7:45 at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, 1222 S. 27th St. Enter through the Zoo Administration Building. For further information call the Zoo School Office at 402-436-1780. Applications are available on our website http:/wp.lps/zoo.
- THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF DRAMA CLUB - Thursday, November 8 at 3:15 p.m. in the auditorium. We will be discussing State Festival for those attending, It's A Wonderful Life - t-shirt forms are due, DANCE CAMP and much, much more in the 2012-2013 season ahead. You DO NOT want to miss it! We will see you then!
- Interested in trying out for the Spring Musical, 42nd STREET, But don't know how to tap dance?! Then be sure to sign up for LSW's Winter Dance Camp! Stop by the Black Box theatre classroom to pick up more information!
- Liquid Silver is hitting the shelves of the cafeteria and concessions. This is Southwest High School's own bottled water & the label has great advertising and often special coupons for you to enjoy! Every bottle of Liquid Silver sold is a fund raiser for the group that is selling it, so GO HAWKS and get your bottle today!
- “Students interested in mobile app development, computer game development, digital video or other advanced computer classes are invited to attend informational meetings at the Information Technology Focus Program on Tuesday, November 1, or Thursday, November 13, beginning at 7:00 PM. Information concerning available computer classes as well as the registration process for second semester or next year will be provided. Both meetings will be held at the ITFP, located on the fourth floor of the Southeast Community College Entrepreneurship Center, 285 S. 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.”
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation offers scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books for attendance at a public university or college in Nebraska. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska and graduates of a Nebraska high school. However, there are a limited number of scholarships so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates.
Scholarship decisions are based on a variety of factors, including a student’s financial need and academic performance. Students whose family income is up to $95,000 may satisfy the financial need criterion and are encouraged to apply. Students do not need to be Pell eligible to qualify. The minimum high school cumulative grade point average required for application is 2.5 on a 4-point scale or 80 on a 100-point scale.
The scholarship may be used at the University of Nebraska (UNK, UNL, UNO), Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State as well as Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, and Western Nebraska community colleges. The scholarship provides support for up to five years for students at a four-year institution and up to three years for those attending a community college. Scholarship recipients who attend one of the University of Nebraska campuses at Kearney, Lincoln, or Omaha also become part of the Thompson Scholars Learning Community.
The application is online and must be submitted between January 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. If you are eligible and interested we encourage you to apply early in the process. More information on the scholarship is available at: www.buffettscholarships.org/scholarships.shtml
- Yearbook Sales: No yearbook sales until term 2. The next yearbook sales time will be Nov. 19-21, including during Parent/teacher conferences on Nov. 20. Cost remains at $55. Price goes up third term to $60.
- Get on campus! Sign up to visit Peru State College! On November 13th, Peru State will send a bus to Lincoln to pick up students interested in touring Peru State College. This is a free opportunity for you to step on campus and see what Peru has to offer! Tour campus, meet professors and current Peru State students, and enjoy a free lunch! Register by November 6th by going to: www.peru.edu/admissions.
- Do you love to talk? Would you like to win some cash? If so, consider participating in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. The District 15 contest is Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4 pm. The district winner receives $100 for participating in the area contest. If you make it to the State competition, you can win up to $1000 plus a $1500 (minimum) scholarship if you participate in the National Finals. For more information, see Ms. Burk in the Counseling Center or call Brenda Moore at 402.483.1510.
- 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a unique opportunity to recognize young people for volunteer service in their communities. More information is at www.nassp.org/spirit. Eligible students must meet the following criteria: 1) 5th-12th grade as of November 6, 2012; 2) Legal resident of US or District of Columbia; 3) Engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2011; & 4) Completes an application & submits it to the school principal by November 6, 2012.
- Monday, November 5 – Buena Vista – 8:30 a.m.
- Monday, November 5 – Hastings College – 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, November 6 – Sherman State – 9 a.m.
- Thursday, November 12 – University of Nebraska Omaha- 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, November 13 – UNL – Multicultural Senior Visit – 9 a.m.
- Thursday, November 15 – Concordia University - 10:30 a.m.
- Monday, November 19 – Midland – 9 a.m.
- Thursday, November 29 – Kansas State – 10:30 a.m.