February 19, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

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

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

College visits for February:

SENIORS

• Capital City Kiwanis
• Foundation for LPS
• Insurance Professionals of Lincoln
• Lincoln East Rotary

LUNCH FOR : February 19, 2015

Sports

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See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events
http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi


RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students are reminded to visit the LSW homepage for instructions on how to register for their 2015-16 courses. Registration help sessions will be available in the Media Center Lab during February as shown below:


• February 17th * 3 - 6 pm (Students may work on their schedules in the Counseling Center during PLC time)
• February 24th * 3 - 6 pm (Students may work on their schedules in the Counseling Center during PLC Time)
Friday, February 27th is the last day to register for next year's courses

Summer STEM Camp is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers.

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders.

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.


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
• 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
• 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.


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.