March 19, 2014 - Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- March 19 - Senior ammouncement distribution
- March 19 - Swim/Dive Banquet
- March 20 - Honors Convocation at 8:15 a.m.
- March 20 - Wrestling Banquet
- March 21 - class meetings
- March 24 - DECA faculty basketball game
- March 26 - Emeralds Dance Interviews
- March 27 - Choir Concert
- March 27 - Wrestling Banquet
- March 28 - Host Nebraska State Debate - early release
- March 29 - Science Olympiad State Meet at UNL
Pledge Readers for
- March 19 Katelyn Willis
- March 20 Marissa Scalora
- March 21 Amy Yanagida
If anyone is interested in saying the pledge, please see the main office
- The annual Faculty Basketball Tournament is less than a week a way and tickets are now on sale. Each ticket is only $5 and all proceeds go to support DECA and The Muscular Dystrophy Association. Your ticket also qualifies you for one of our many door prizes.. and we have received over $1000 is gift cards and prizes from local companies. We want to make this years event bigger and better than ever before. Please help us reach our goal of selling 500 tickets! Get your ticket today from a DECA rep or Mr. Mahoney
- Senators Johanns, Fischer, and Fortenberry will be hosting a US Service Academy/Military Day on Saturday March 22nd from 9:00 to Noon at Lincoln North Star High School. This is an opportunity for high school students and their parents to learn about the service academy nomination process. Information regarding the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Military Tuition Assistance and the National Guard and Reserve forces will also be available. Any student interested in the US Service Academies can contact Senator Fortenberry"s Lincoln District office at 402-438-1598.
LUNCH FOR: Wednesday, March 19
- Cheeseburger on a whole grain bun
- Whole grain corn puppies
- Sweet & Sour chicken on brown rice
- Vegetarian: Veggie burger on whole grain bun
You have been Caught!
SPORTS: GO HAWKS!
- Boys Varsity Soccer game vs. Lincoln High @ Seacrest at 5:00pm
- Girls Varsity Soccer game vs. Lincoln High @ Seacrest at 6:30pm
- Varsity Baseball vs Pius X @ Densmore 1 at 5:00 p.m.
- JV Track invitational @ LSW track at 2:00 pm
- Varsity Track @ UNK indoor track at 9:00 am
- JV Baseball Triangular @ Millard South at 10:00
- Varsity Baseball vs Millard West @ Densmore 2 at 12:00 pm
- Boys Reserve Soccer vs Creighton Prep @ Creighton Prep High School at 1:00 pm
- Varsity Baseball vs Westside @ Densmore 2 at 2:00 pm
- Girls Reserves Soccer vs Millard North @ Millard North at 4:30 pm
- Boys Reserve Soccer vs Millard North @ Millard North at 6:00 pm
- Boys JV Soccer vs Omaha South @ Omaha South at 7:00 pm
- Varsity Baseball vs Gross Catholic @ Sherman Field at 5:00 p.m.
- Boys Varsity Soccer vs Lincoln East @ Seacrest at 5:00 pm
- Girls Varsity Soccer vs Lincoln East @ Seacrest at 6:30 pm
- Boys Reserves Soccer vs Lincoln High @ Den Hartog Soccer Field
- Boys JV Soccer vs SE @ Seacrest at 5:00 pm
- Girls JV Soccer vs SE @ Seacrest at 6:30 pm
- Boys Varsity Golf invitational vs Beatrice @ Beatrice Country Club at 9:00am
- Boys Reserves Soccer vs York @ Den Hartog Soccer field at 5:00pm
- Girls Reserves Soccer vs York @ Seacrest field
- JV Baseball Double header vs Grand Island Senior High @ Ryder Park at 11:00 am
- Boys Varsity Soccer vs Millard North @ Seacrest at 11:00 am
- Freshman Baseball Double Dual @ Lincoln NE – South field at 12:00 p.m.
- Varsity Baseball Doubleheader vs Omaha Roncalli @ Omaha Roncalli Catholic High at 12:00 p.m.
- Varsity Track and Field vs Millard West invitational @ Millard West at 12:00 p.m.
See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi
We have the following college visits for the month of March:
- Wed., March 19th University of Nebraska Kearney 10:00 a.m.
- Thurs., March 20th College of Hair Design 10 a.m.
- Mon., March 24th Iowa Western 9:00 a.m.
- The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (6) $500 scholarship to students who are graduating in 2014. Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website. All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Monday, March 17th. Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a "Meaningful School or Community Activity" they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest. Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.
- Seniors are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest to apply for such scholarships as the ones shown below:
- Alpha Xi Delta-Rho Extraordinary Senior Scholarship
- Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation
- Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Program
- Lincoln Rotary Club #14
- LSW Parents Advisory Council
- Phi Delta Theta's Clarence Rhodes Scholarship
- There are several community resources for students and families who are in need of assistance with clothing, food, housing, tax returns, & much more. Please visit the LSW Counseling Center's Student Resources to check out what is available. The newest additions are shown below:
- Student opportunities:The Omaha Zoo has seasonal positions open at both the Zoo and at the Wildlife Safari Park. If you are interested, go to http://www.omahazoo.com/careers/.
- The Joyce Ivy Foundation broadens the college aspirations of high potential young women from the Midwest, primarily through the Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars program. The Foundation seeks to provide exposure, encouragement, counsel, financial assistance, and employment support to young women who have the academic, intellectual, and leadership potential to attend the nation's most selective institutions of higher education. For more information and to apply, visit the website at: http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/. Applications are due February 24, 2014.
- The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic and leadership-development program for talented high school students. YYGS is administered and hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and our two-week residential sessions in June, July, and August draw students together from all over the world.
- Session 1 | Science, Policy, and Innovation | June 16 - June 29
- Session 2 | Politics, Law, and Economics | July 7 - July 20
- Session 3 | Studies in Grand Strategy | July 26 - August 8
- Each session is interdisciplinary, and features lectures and discussions with distinguished Yale faculty, elective seminars on a wide variety of topics, small-group projects tailored to students' interests, and complementary activities such as simulations, career discussions, and tours of Yale. Summer 2014 applications are now available online and are due February 20. https://apply.globalscholars.yale.edu/apply/
- Students currently in U.S. grades 10 and 11 (or international equivalents, usually ages 16-17) are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive, and we look for students with strong academic preparation, intellectual ability, and leadership potential, as well students who will be active and engaged in the YYGS community. At the time of application, students may apply for need-based financial assistance.
- Governor Dave Heineman appointed James Blake from the Nebraska Department of Education to serve as Nebraska’s selection coordinator for the 2014 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight camping trips into the Monogahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.
- The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants, so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation® allow delegates to participate in this “once in a lifetime” experience. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge. Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Friday, June 27, and depart on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest. Application forms are available on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.org. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2014.
- Did you know that the United States Naval Academy invites over 3000 students per year to participate in our summer programs? These programs offer your students a chance to visit Annapolis and experience the Naval Academy first-hand. N Our Summer STEM program is designed for rising 8th-11th graders who are interested in pursuing education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. During the STEM program, students will be exposed to world-class lab facilities and have the opportunity to learn from some of the best college professors in the country. In addition, they will meet fellow students from all over the country that share a similar passion for learning. For more information check out the website at www.usna.edu/admissions.
- Students -We are looking for Bright Lights Hogwarts Camp student assistants for next June 16th - 20th. We need you from 8:30 to 4:30 each day. Registration begins the 14th of February and ends March 21. Juniors can receive their GOPO hours all in one week. You can register by going to www.brightlights.org and find the place that says Classroom Assistant registration.
- 2014 Graduates-make sure and get your cap and gowns ordered. Prices go up after January. If you have not ordered you may do so online at: lincolngraduate.com. If you need financial assistance ordering a cap and gown, please stop by the main office for a form.
- ATTENTION SENIORS! Applications are now available for the Silver Hawk Theatre Scholarship. The deadline is March 7, 2014. Forms may be picked up in the Black Box or from the Counseling Center. The scholarship will be awarded at the theatre banquet held in May, 2014.
- Emeralds Tryout Meeting: Tuesday, February 25th at 7:15 am OR 6:00 pm
- Potential Emerald AND a parent or guardian must attend meeting
- Tryout Forms Due: Friday, March 7th
- Emeralds Interviews: Wednesday, March 26th
- Learn Tryout Dance: Thursday, March 27th
- Tryouts: Friday, March 28th
Lincoln Lacrosse Spring Registration Meetings - Informational meetings for the Spring High School Lacrosse season will be held at the Walt Public Library in Lincoln (next to the YMCA South) on Tuesday January 28th or Thursday January 30th, 2014. The meeting will start at 6:30. To find out more information visit our web site lincolnlax.net.
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.
To join the Webinar, click on the link under your desired date. The password is Presentation.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.
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.