January 9, 2014 - Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- Jan. 10 State Theatre Festival – UNL
- Jan. 11 Cheer Kiddie Clinic @ 7:45pm
- Jan. 14 Registration assistance for next year C-113
- Jan. 16 Future Hawk Night * 8th grade informational meeting- 6:30pm
- Jan. 18 Science Olympiad-Northland regional Invite-Missouri
- Jan. 18 Show Choir competition - UNL
- Jan. 20 No School ( Martin Luther King Day)
- Jan. 21- 22 Lincoln Graduation ( ordering cap and gown) 11:00-1:00p.m.
- Jan. 21 NeSA Writing – 11th grade students
- Jan. 28 Registration assistance for next year C-113
Pledge Readers for:
- Jan. 8 Logan Foster
- Jan. 9 David Lehmkuhl
- Jan. 10 Matt Pettit
If anyone is interested in saying the pledge, please see the main office J
This year's upcoming NeSA-Writing Assessment will take place on January 21st. All eleventh grade students will be taking the assessment on the date mentioned during either First or Second block. The results and data from this assessment influence decisions about our performance compared to other high schools, our curriculum, and resources (staffing and funding) that our school and district receive. Students are encouraged to be well rested, and present at school on January 21st. This will be an online assessment, and students will receive a ticket with their login information the morning of the assessment. Testing rooms will be posted in the main office window for student reference the week before the assessment.
- LPS high school students are now able to apply online for over 150 scholarships available through the Foundation for LPS at www.foundationforlps.org/ScholarshipApplication. Scholarships range from $250 to $10,000. All applications must be submitted online regardless of what the criteria stated in the past. Students create an application profile and the software will direct them to specific scholarships they may be eligible for. Multiple copies of required documents will no longer be necessary since these items (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) can be uploaded to their profile/application(s) once and linked to multiple scholarships. Applications are due by March 7.
- EducationQuest will be presenting webinars on the dates listed below for parents and students to learn about the basics of financial aid and how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To connect, please the link that works for your schedule.
- To join the Webinar, click on the link under your desired date. The password is Presentation.
LUNCH FOR: Thursday, January 9
- Sausage Pizza on whole wheat crust
- Chicken Alfredo over rotini
- Whole grain chicken strips with whole wheat roll
- Vegetarian- vegetarian riblet on a whole grain bun
SPORTS: GO HAWKS!
- JV Boys Basketball at 5:45 @ LSE – North gym
- Varsity Girls Basketball at 5:45 @ LSE
- Varsity, JV and Freshman Wrestling at 7:00 @ Lincoln High
- Varsity Boys Basketball at 7:30 @ LSE
- JV Girls Basketball at 7:30 @ LSE
- Varsity Wrestling at 8:00 @ Millard West
- Freshman and Reserve Boys basketball at 10:00 @ LSW
- JV Boys Basketball at 5:45 @ LSW – practice gym
- Varsity Girls Basketball at 5:45 @ LSW – main gym
- JV Girls Basketball at 7:30 @ LSW – Practice gym
- Varsity Boys Basketball at 7:30 @ LSW – Main gym
- Freshman Girls and Boys Basketball at 5:45 p.m. @ Fremont
- Varsity Swimming and Diving at 6:00 p.m. @ LSW Diving starts at 4:45
- Reserve Girls and Boys Basketball at 7:30 p.m. @ Fremont
- Varsity Swimming and Diving at 4:45 p.m. @ Lincoln NE Swimming starts at 6:00p.m.
- Freshman Girls Basketball at 5:45 @ Millard West
- Reserve Girls Basketball at 7:15 @ Millard West
- Varsity Swimming and Diving at 3:00 p.m. @ Millard North – GIRLS ONLY and ONLY DIVING
See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events
We have the following college visits for the month of January/February:
- Attention all you travelers! There will be informational meetings to learn about the fall break 2014 trip to Japan on Sunday, January 12th and Monday, January 13th at Lux Middle School. We will provide the same facts and tips about the trip at both meetings, so you need to attend only one. The Sunday meeting starts at 2 PM and the Monday meeting is at 5 PM. Please come to the Lux Multi-purpose room to get started on a trip of a lifetime! See Mrs. Mercure or Mrs. Sypal if you have any questions.
- There will be a quick informational meeting on Friday, January 10 at 3:30 PM in the A118 Forum for all students who are interested in trying out for boys soccer and not currently involved in a winter sport. The meeting will cover the offseason conditioning program which will begin on Monday, January 13. If you cannot make the meeting but still wish to get the information email Coach Weller at email@example.com
- Attention Friendship Club members: we will have our next planning meeting on Tuesday January 7th at 7:30 a.m. in B116. Please come ready to plan our Friendship Club activity for January.
- The 2014-15 Online Registration will be available to students during January 6th - 31st. Before registering, students and their families will want to review the materials provided on the LSW Home Page, which includes access to the instructions and link for accessing the online registration site, LSW Planning Guide, and and an informational power point for each grade level. The power point for each grade level includes instructional information about the online registration process, graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and AP (Advanced Placement) classes.
As in previous years, students and families may register on their own or attend one of the registration assistance sessions shown below:
- January 14th * Current 9th-11th Grades Registration Assistance Session
- PLC Time * LSW Media Center Lab
- January 21st * Current 9th-11th Grades Registration Assistance Session
- PLC Time * LSW Media Center Lab
- January 28th * Current 9th-11th Grades Registration Assistance Session
- PLC Time * LSW Media Center Lab
- February 4th & 6th * Current 8th Grade Registration Assistance Sessions
- 3:30 - 6:30 pm * LSW Media Center Lab & Scott Middle School
- Students beginning January 6th through January 15th you may sign up for additional clubs and activities. If you are in a club already, you do not need to sign up again. Don't miss out. You can find the online sign up link on the LSW webpage.
- Audition materials are NOW available for the spring musical - ANYTHING GOES. Auditions will be held on January 27 & 28 at 7:00 p.m. $1 is needed per packet to help cover duplication costs. CREW FORMS will need to be returned NO LATER than January 28 at 7pm to be considered for this show. Auditions are CLOSED - Only students auditioning need to attend.
- Senior parents are you interested in putting an ad in the yearbook? The yearbook staff is sellingSENIOR ADS from now until January 10, 2014. The ad can include up to two pictures and a short message of congratulations. Possibilities for photos might include baby pictures, senior pictures, or candid snapshots. Don’t forget to put the senior’s name and who the ad is from. All ads must be PREPAID with the order. Photos will be returned when the yearbook comes out. Please include cash or check AND order form with your ad order. (Yearbook staff will determine the ad design.)
- 2014 Graduates— Please check the list of potential 2014 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, if there are ANY changes.
- Seniors: Looking for $cholarship Money? Be sure to register with ScholarshipQuest & such national searches as ScholarshipMonkey. Many scholarships will be posted from now through the first of March. If you are registered with ScholarshipQuest, you will receive info about Lincoln Community Foundation scholarships if you meet the criteria. You may also visit the Lincoln Community Foundation website for info. Current scholarships available include:
- Janet T. Anderson Scholarship
- Brenda Brown Destanick Memorial Scholarship
- Ralph & Jean Cuca Scholarship
- Miriam Croft Moeller Citizenship Award
- CPCU-Lawrence "Larry" Frazier Memorial Scholarship
- Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship
- Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship
- Phil Heckman Scholarship
- William B. & Virginia S. Rolofson Scholarshi
- Arnold H. White Memorial Scholarship
- Susan T. Buffett Scholarship Reminders
- A reminder that all pieces of the Buffett application are due by February 1, 2014 EXCEPT for the
- Student Aid Report/College Funding Estimator. The SAR or Estimator is due March 15, 2014.
- Students will not be able to upload the Student Aid Report (SAR) and the College Funding Estimator until after January 1. We had several students upload last year’s SAR and Estimator.
- We will email students in the next week who uploaded the incorrect SAR or Estimator before 12/11/13 and let them know they need to upload the correct 2014-2015 SAR Anyone who uploads the incorrect document moving forward, will not be contacted. If a student uploaded the correct College Funding Estimator, s/he will not becontacted and the document will be accepted.
- We have added “Outside of the United States” to the list of High School State options.
- We have noticed several recommendations being uploaded that are not following the template/responding to the questions. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word to your teachers and fellow counselors to encourage them to only use the attached template or to type theirresponses directly in the link. We’ve added some additional graphics and text to the recommender page to help direct recommenders to the correct template as well. When you download the template, you should save it immediately and then start typing in the template once it has been saved to your computer.
- We have had several requests for the student essay question. I wanted to include it here again for your reference.
- In reviewing your application, we’d like to learn more about the factors in your life that have led you to pursue a college education.
- Please compose an essay describing your reasons for wanting to attend college. It is important that your essay addresses all of the questions below throughout the essay.
1. What are your goals and how will you reach them?
2. Describe some of your strengths and weaknesses. How have you developed/learned from these?
3. Describe how you have been a leader and/or were a role model to others in your life (community,school, job, etc.).
4. Tell us about an obstacle or challenge you have faced.
5. Tell us about a time you worked hard to achieve something.
We expect your essay to run about 500-700 words, but you are welcome to write more if need be.
For students who are a ward of the court or legally emancipated, there were some questions about to enter for the parent/guardian signature on the Consent at the end of the application. We have added language below the parent/guardian signature box that should help guide students in this situation. The text says:
If you are a student who is under 19 and not yet enrolled, but do not believe that the signature of a parent or guardian is applicable to you because you are legally emancipated or are unsure whether you have a parent or guardian, please type this reason in the Parent/Guardian’s Name box. We will contact you for further information if necessary.