February 25, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

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

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

College visits for February:

SENIORS

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

LUNCH FOR : February 25, 2015

Sports

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Mar. 3    

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


RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are a non-profit that offers prom dresses and all of the accessories to students for only $20. We want to make sure that each and every girl who wants to go to prom, has the ability to go! Not only do we want to find a dress for every girl, but we want to create an experience she will never forget! We will be starting our Prom Dress nights every weekend in March (Friday 4-7, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 12-5). Students can make an appointment by calling 402--202-5323 or emailing neicharife@fostercarecloset.org. The Prom closet is located at 643 S 25th Street, Suite 8, Lincoln, NE 68510.

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

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 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.