February 10, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

College visits for February:

SENIORS

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.
http://isite.lps.org/dhersh/webextras/gopo/

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

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 10, 2015

You’ve Been Caught – SOAR – WAY TO GO!!!

 

Sports

Feb.10

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.

Feb. 12

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.

Feb. 13

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
http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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”.

AP students, the window to register for an AP test is 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 emily.sears@nsea.org.

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.

Police club will meet Feb 10 at 2:15 in Room D023- Fingerprinting and photographs
Students, if you would be interested in spending a week at Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, then this is for you! Bright Lights is offering a day camp this June 15 through 19th, 9 am to 4 pm, at Southwest High School. We are looking for high school Prefects who will help us sort students into houses, referee Quidditch, supervise a tour to Diagon Alley, make potions, butter beer, dragon poetry and work with kids learning Defense Against the Dark Arts. If you are interested in helping please email Mrs. Wright at mwright@lps.org as soon as possible. Bright Lights will want you to sign up as an assistant Feb. 13th!

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
o Deadline: March 20, 2015
• DRAKE 2015 PHYSICS PRIZE
o Deadline: January 26, 2015
• Fame & Partners
o Deadline: February 28, 2015
• Lincoln Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Program
• Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Program
o Deadline: March 1, 2015
• Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference
o April 15, 2015 in Kearney, NE
• UNO's CBA Scholars Academy
o Deadline: February 1, 2015
• Yale Young Global Scholars Program
o Deadline: February 26, 2015

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. A list of scholarships is available by visiting the LSW Counseling Center's website. Deadline: March 6, 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.

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.