February 14, 2013 - Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
- February 21 – Blood Drive at LSW
- February 22 – Blood Drive at LSW
- February 23 – Science Olympiad – NE Regional Invitational – Omaha
- February 27 – WGDE Testing
- March 4 – Girls Basketball Banquet
- March 4 – Band/Orchestra Concert – 7 p.m.
- March 7 – FINALS
- March 8 – FINALS
- March 11 – 15 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
- March 18 – Boys Basketball Banquet
- March 19 – Wrestling Banquet
- March 21 – Honors Convocation – 8:15 a.m.
LUNCH FOR THURSDAY
- Chicken Popcorn w/ Garlic Bread, Nebraska Bun or Fish & Cheese Pattie on Whole Grain Bun
SPORTS FOR THURSDAY
- Varsity Wrestling – State Tournament – 9:30 a.m.
- Girls Reserve Basketball – LPS Championship – 5:45 p.m.
- Boys Reserve Basketball – LPS Championship – 5:45 p.m.
- National Honor Society - 11th grade students who received notice that they qualify for the application process for National Honor Society - please note the mandatory meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 21st, at either 7:30am or 3:15pm in the A118 Forum (not Wednesday).
Seniors: If you haven't registered for ScholarshipQuest, you are missing out on great scholarships such as the ones listed below, which are offered by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
- Jane T. Anderson Scholarship for students planning to major in art, art history or museumology
- George & Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship for students with 3.0+ GPA, majoring in ministry or education, preference to members of First Church of God congregation
- Miriam Croft Moeller Citizenship Award for full –time students attending 2-4 yr college with an interest in citizenship
- Arnold H. White Memorial Scholarship students with financial need, with a preference to 1st generation college students as a tie-breaker, 2-4 yr college
- Harley J. Bair Rotary Scholarship (new this year!) for students displaying academic achievement, not related to a Rotarian, financial need used as tie-breaker
- Brenda Brown DeSatnick Memorial Scholarship for women grads of Lincoln/Lancaster Co or Nebraska high school. Preference to women over age 25 with financial need and interest in becoming self-supporting & independent
- Jennings B. & Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship for students in the top 1/3 of class planning to attend NE college, preference to financial need
- Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship for students attending college in Nebraska and having financial need
- Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship for students who are a resident of Lancaster Co majoring in art
- Phil Heckman Scholarship for students planning to attend Doane College, financial need
Info about these scholarship is also available at the Lincoln Community Foundation's website, located at www.lcf.org. Students can now submit online applications for scholarships on this website.
- Students are reminded that they have through midnight on February 17th to complete online registration for the 2013-14 school year. Congrats to the current freshmen for currently having the highest number of students registered for 80 hours next year. Below are the counts as of Friday, February 8th:
Current 8th Graders: 0 hours = 131 students * 80 hours = 233 students
Current Freshmen: 0 hours = 59 students * 80 hours = 281 students
Current Sophomores: 0 hours = 55 students * 80 hours = 270 students
Current Juniors: 0 hours + 155 students * 80 hours = 123 students
- VALENTINE FLOWER SALES ARE UNDERWAY! $4 for a Rose and $2 for A Carnation. Orders can be taken Before School, After School and during the Lunch Hours in the Commons Feb. 1-13. Delivery WILL take place on Valentine's Day with students coming to pick their orders up in the theatre lobby after school that day. You can also place an order by calling the Theatre Box Office at 402-436-1335. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, Discover. Show that Someone Special That You Care. DO NOT DELAY! - Order Yours Today!
Gov. Heineman Seeks Applicants for Governor’s Youth Advisory Council
- (Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today along with members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council announced seven vacancies on the council with members from Districts 2 and 3 especially needed. The council is facilitated by Nebraska Children and Families Foundations. Members meet quarterly to review pending legislation, discuss issues impacting youth, learn about politics and share this information with their individual communities. Additionally, the council represents young people from their economic, cultural, geographic and familial backgrounds in discussions about important issues. This is done through regular meetings with the Governor and an annual luncheon with State Senators during the legislative session. They provide input on topics including education, health, foster care, economic development and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The council is developing a video about the council and its impact. A series of videos are being developed that will highlight particular issues, legislative and political processes and other important topics to encourage their peers to engage civically. Created in 1993, the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council provides an opportunity for young people ages 14 – 19 to explore the legislative process, the role of the executive branch and encourage their peers to be more civically involved. This council informs the governor on issues impacting Nebraska’s young people. Up to twenty-five youth can serve on the council with equal representation from each legislative district.
Applications are available on the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation website at www.nebraskachildren.org or by calling 402-817-2003.
- Yearbooks are on sale this week before school Feb. 12-15 and after school Feb. 13-15. They are also on sale at Parent Teacher conferences Feb. 11 from 4-7 p.m. They are now $60.
- All boys interested in trying out for baseball must attend a sign up meeting on Monday, February 18th in the A118 Forum at 3:15 p.m.
- Online registration for current freshmen through juniors has been extended until midnight on February 17th.
- Looking for a fun part-time job this summer? The Wildlife Safari in Ashland (between Lincoln and Omaha) is looking for part-time workers who are at least 16 years old. Positions will run from mid-spring to mid-fall. If you are considering a career in tourism, science, or public relations, this could be perfect for you! To apply, go to omahazoo.com and click on Careers/Volunteer. Complete the online application and email to email@example.com by March 14th. For more information, please see Ms. Burk in the Counseling Center.
- Students have until February 15th to complete the online registration process. For students who do not register, their classes will be selected for them & they will not have the opportunity to change the classes selected. There will be one FINAL registration assistance session held during P/T Conferences on Monday, February 11th at 4 to 7 p.m.
- Road Ready Driving School will offer Driver's Ed. classes at Southwest High School on May 6-17. Classroom times will be 3:30-6:00 and in-car driving times will be arranged after school and on Saturdays. A Learner's Permit is NOT required to take the classroom portion of the course. A learner's permit will be required to complete the in-car driving lessons. The cost is $298, this includes the book. Brochures are available in the office for more information and registration purposes or you can call 402-477-5933. You can also visit us on the web at www.roadready.biz for more information.
- 2013 Graduates— Please check the list of 2013 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 3, if there are ANY changes!!!
- ATTENTION DRAMA CLUB/THEATRE SENIORS - Scholarship applications are NOW AVAILABLE for The Silver Hawk Theatre Scholarship from the counseling center and Mr. Bob in the Black Box Theatre classroom. Forms MUST be returned with appropriate information by March 8, 2013 to Mr.Bob. the scholarship will be awarded at the Theatre Banquet in May. The candidate does not need to be continuing in theatre studies in college to apply.
- Friday, February 15 – Truman State University – 1:30 p.m.
- Monday, February 25 – Hastings College – 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, February 26 – Missouri Western – 10 a.m.
- Thursday, February 28 – College of Hair Design – 10 a.m.