February 6, 2015 - Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- Feb. 7 Show Choir Show Down, 8a.m.-10p.m.
- Feb. 9 Pep Rally, 9:30 a.m.
- Feb. 9 Parent Advisory Council Meeting, 7p.m.
- Feb. 10 Parent Teacher Conferences, 4-7p.m.
- Feb. 11 WGDE Testing
- Feb. 12 WGDE Expository
- Feb. 19 Blood Drive
- Feb. 23 Jazz Band Concert, 7p.m.
- Feb. 24 WGDE Narrative, Forensics Showcase, 6p.m.
- Feb. 24th Emeralds Try Out meeting at 7:15a.m. OR 6:00p.m. in the A118 Forum.
- Feb. 25 RGDE Testing, Band and Orchestra Concert 7p.m.
- Feb. 26 Honors Convocation, 8:15a.m.
- Feb. 26 Silver Platter Dinner- Boosters
You’ve Been Caught – SOAR – WAY TO GO!!!
- Gillian Dean and Alec Lane-Prize
- Zoe Swain– 1st in line for Lunch
addie Walters– Premier Parking
- Have a Talent? Call the Lighthouse at 402-475-3220 for more information on their talent show.
- Do you have a friend, favorite teacher, or someone special? Well, Buy that person a flower for Valentine’s Day. LSW’s annual Valentine Flower Sales have begun. You can buy carnations for $2.00 and roses for $4.00 and write a card to go along with the flower. Flowers are on sale in the commons before, during all lunches and after school until Feb. 12. Flowers will be delivered on Feb. 13th.
- “Wednesday the 11th @ 3:10, there will be a short informational meeting for all girls interested in trying out for tennis in room A102. See Coach Hershberger is you have questions”.
College visits for February:
- Wayne State College - Fri., February 6th 9:00 a.m.
- University of Nebraska Lincoln 11th & 12th Grade Tues., Feb. 17th 9:00 a.m.
- Iowa Western Community College Tues., February 17th 1:00 p.m.
- UNMC College of Nursing Wed., Feb. 18th 10:00 a.m.
- Bellevue University Wed., February 18th 9:00 a.m.
- College of St. Mary Wed., February 18th 1:00 p.m.
- Central Community College Mon., Feb. 23rd 9:00 a.m.
- Joseph's College of Beauty Fri., February 27th 10:00 a.m.
- 2015 Graduates— Please check the list of potential 2015 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.
- Cap and Gown- Lincoln Graduation is the company we use to order cap and gowns. Online information or ordering: http://www.lincolngraduation.com/ss/live/index.php?action=viewcat&sid=98&cid=92&pageid=1071
- Government and Politics- All seniors are required to take Government and Politics their senior year. Students need to fulfill 20 hours of community service.
- Anders Peterson from EducationQuest is at LSW every Thursday to assist students/families in completing the FAFSA and the Susan Thompson Buffet scholarship application. Sign up in the counseling center to meet with Anders
- Seniors are reminded to check the Counseling Center's website to look for available scholarship. If they have not yet registered with Scholarship Quest and national scholarship searches, now is a great time to create register with the searches of their choice.
Seniors & their families are also reminded that the FAFSA may be completed anytime after January 1st. To schedule an appointment with Anders Peterson to complete the FAFSA, please call Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center at 402-436-1306 #3. Information about the FAFSA is available on the Counseling Center's website at
- LPS high school seniors may now apply online for scholarships available through the Foundation for LPS at http://foundationforlps.org/scholarships. Scholarships range from $160 to $12,000. All applications must be submitted online and documents uploaded onto their STARS (scholarship software) account. Applications are due by March 6. A list of scholarships is available on the LSW Counseling Center's website.
LUNCH FOR : February 6, 2015
- Hard Shell Taco Boat with Cornbread
- Sausage Pizza
- Hot & Spicy chicken sandwich
- Vegetarian: Vegetarian hard shell taco boat
- Varsity Swimming and Diving Invitational vs Millard South @ Millard South at 3:30p.m.
- JV Boys Basketball vs Lincoln East @ Lincoln East at 5:45p.m.
- Varsity Girls Basketball vs Lincoln East @ Lincoln East at 5:45p.m.
- JV Girls Basketball vs Lincoln East @ Lincoln East at 7:30p.m.
- Varsity Boys Basketball vs Lincoln East @ Lincoln East at 7:30p.m.
- Freshman Wrestling vs Millard South High School @Millard South at 9:00a.m.
- Varsity Wrestling HAC Championship at Lincoln North Star High 9:30 a.m.
- Varsity Swimming and Diving @ Millard South at 10:00a.m.
- JV Girls Basketball LPS Championship @ LSW
- JV Wrestling Invitational @ Lincoln High at 3:30
- Feb.11 JV Girls Basketball LPS Championship @ LSW
- Freshman Boys Basketball vs LSE @ LSE at 5:45p.m.
- Freshman Girls Basketball v LSE @ LSE at 5:45p.m.
- Reserve Boys and Girls Basketball @ LSE at 7:30p.m.
- Swimming and Diving Varsity HAC Championship @ LSE at 10:45a.m.
- JV Boys Basketball vs North Star @ LSW at 5:45p.m
- Varsity Girls Basketball vs North Star @ LSW at 5:45 p.m.
- JV Girls Basketball vs North Star @ LSW at 7:30p.m.
- Varsity Boys Basketball vs North Star @ LSW at 7:30p.m.
- Swimming and Diving HAC Championship @ LSE at 2:00p.m.
- JV Boys and Varsity Girls Basketball vs Kearney at 6:00p.m.
- JV Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball vs Kearney at 7:45p.m.
See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events
- The LSW SHOWDOWN is this Saturday, Feb. 7. If you would like to see what a Show Choir Competition is all about, this is your chance. We also have a special deal for YOU, our LSW students. With your student ID your entry fee is only $5.00 for the entire day and evening. Bring some extra cash as we have a great Chuckwagon that includes Breakfast Burritos, Biscuits and Gravy, Raising Cane's, Mr. Goodcents Subs, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Walking Tacos, Spaghetti Dinner and even Lincoln Espresso vendor selling coffee and smoothies. The event starts at 8:50am-10:00pm. Come and bring a friend with you!!
- AP students, the window to register for an AP test is now open – Today through March 5th. To register you will need to follow the registration link located on the LSW main page. Once you registered, you will then need to pay the bookkeeper. Please note that you will need to pay for the test BEFORE the registration window closes, otherwise a test will not be ordered for you. If you have any questions please check the TV monitors or ask your AP teacher or Dr. Brady.
- The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering LPS seniors the opportunity to apply for the SOAR and STAR scholarships. For more information, please visit the LEA website at www.lincolneducationassociation.org or contact Emily Sears at 402-489-7500 or email@example.com.
- SOAR Scholarship - The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a senior who has attended at least his/her senior year and is a graduate of a Lincoln Public Schools high school. This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows an interest in continuing their education at an accredited Nebraska educational institution. The scholarship will be paid to the institution after the completion of the first grading period.
- Deadline: April 15th
- SOAR Scholarship Information Sheet (PDF)
- SOAR Scholarship Application (PDF)STAR Scholarship
- The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a child of an LEA member. The child must have attended at least his/her senior year and be a graduate of a Lincoln Public Schools high school. This scholarship is awarded to students who show an interest in continuing their education at an accredited Nebraska educational institution.
- The scholarship will be paid to the institution after the completion of the first grading period.
- Service Learning Club and Latino Caucus are selling YUDA Bands until February 11th. They will be available before/after school and during lunch. They are $7.00 a piece and all the proceeds will go to the YUDA Band Organization to help pay tuition for a student to attend high school in Guatemala for an academic year. Please see Senora Hernandez with any questions.
- Are you interested in participating in an exercise program, possibly with a partner from our sister school in Japan? Join members of the Southwest staff and students in the International Fitness Challenge. Help us cover the 6000 miles between Lincoln and Senshu Matsudo High School. See Mr. Watt for details.
Seniors are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest for local, regional, and state scholarship opportunities. New listings, which include links to the scholarships, are listed below.
- Capital City Kiwanis
- Foundation for LPS
- Insurance Professionals of Lincoln
- Lincoln East Rotary
There will be scholarships added to ScholarshipQuest and the national searches on an ongoing basis from now through March for this year's seniors. Links to national searches are available on ScholarshipQuest.
Students are reminded to check the LSW Counseling Center website's Student Opportunities page for opportunities such as those listed below:
- ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors) Apprenticeship & Craft-Training Programs
- Bright Lights - Deadline: March 20, 2015
- DRAKE 2015 PHYSICS PRIZE - Deadline: January 26, 2015
- Fame & Partners - Deadline: February 28, 2015
- Lincoln Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Program
- Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Program - Deadline: March 1, 2015
- Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference - April 15, 2015 in Kearney, NE
- UNO's CBA Scholars Academy - Deadline: February 1, 2015
- Yale Young Global Scholars Program - Deadline: February 26, 2015
The Emeralds Dance team tryout meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 24th at 7:15a.m. OR 6:00p.m. in the A118 Forum. The Emeralds tryout meeting is required for all dancers considering trying out. A parent or guardian must attend as well. Emeralds tryouts will be held from Wednesday, March 25th- Friday, March 27th after school.
The Boys' and Girls' State applications are here! Please stop in the Counseling Center to pick up an application. The return time is quick--so don't delay! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about citizenship and government in Nebraska. The camps will be held from May 31-June 6 at UNL. Applications are due to Ms. Burk in the counseling center by the end of the day on January 30.
Application forms for the Silver Hawk Theatre Scholarship are now available in the counseling center and the Theatre Black Box classroom. Forms are due to Mr. Bob by March 6, 2015. ONLY seniors graduating in 2015 can apply. The scholarship will be announced at the theatre banquet in May, 2015.
Bright Lights is, once again looking for ambitious, interested students who would like to assist master teachers with classes this summer. This is a great opportunity for young people to work with passionate, experienced teachers in a wide variety of subject areas. This experience also affords those involved in getting their GOPO or community service hours. They will earn 20 hrs. for working a half day class for one week. Classes run the range from science and technology to the arts, writing and outdoor classes such as fishing. We have a Harry Potter camp as well as CSI, Robotics, Medical, and a Creative Challenge Camp. The International program with the Japanese students is in its 13th year, for middle level students. About 90 Japanese 9th graders will attend. Applications will be taken on line opening February 13 and will close on March 20.
The Winter Ball is Friday Jan. 30th. Tickets will be $5.00. Watch the hall monitors for more information. Winter Wonderland Dance tickets will go on sale the week of Jan. 30th.
This year's upcoming NeSA-Writing Assessment will take place on January 28th. All eleventh grade students will be taking the assessment. Those students currently enrolled in an English course will take the assessment during their English class - all others will be assigned to a computer lab 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 28th. 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 of the assessment.
UNL Diversity Enhancement Scholarships- Web link, http://admissions.unl.edu/cost-aid/leadership-diversity-scholarships/diversity-ehancement.aspx
Scholarship Details-5 separate scholarships, Deadline: February 1
We value talented students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Your story matters. These scholarships are meant to identify and attract talented students who have shown knowledge and experience in diverse areas or backgrounds and are prepared to use this knowledge to contribute to advancing communities.
The following criteria will be used in the Diversity Enhancement Scholarship selection:
• Academic preparedness (ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank, etc.)
• Demographic diversity (geographic, first-generation, low-income, single parent household)
• Life experiences or involvement living or working in diverse organizations or communities
The Process for Applying for a Diversity Enhancement Scholarship
1. Apply for admission to the university
2. Watch for an email with your NU ID number (you should receive this within 5 working days after applying.) Use this to apply for Diversity Enhancement Scholarships found in your MyRED account at myred.unl.edu .
3. Download and submit any additional required forms listed with each scholarship.
4. Pay attention to application deadlines.
University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s College of Business Administration’s 2015 DREAM BIG Academy held July 12th-16th. This FREE program is a chance for students to learn about business, their strengths and how they can apply them in a career. In addition to exploring the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, students will also spend a day with our corporate sponsor, ConAgra Foods, at their headquarters in Omaha, NE.
Please encourage your students to keep this opportunity on their radar when thinking about summer plans!
The criteria for selection will be based upon the following:
• High School Junior
• 2.5 GPA or higher
• DREAM BIG Application, online in January
If you have any other questions please contact Dominique Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org , Wendy Hunt at email@example.com , Mark Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org , or the CBA Undergraduate Programs Office at (402) 472-7379
Thank you for encouraging your students to DREAM BIG!
We look forward to hosting your students this year!