March 27, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

You’ve Been Caught – SOAR

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congressman Fortenberry recently announced that in collaboration with the offices of
Senator Deb Fischer and Senator Ben Sasse, he will be hosting the

2015 U.S. Service Academy & Military Information Day

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Lincoln East High School
1000 South 70th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska

DOORS OPEN ? 9:15 a.m.
Program ? 10 a.m.
CONCLUDES ? 12:00 noon

Military Representatives
Available Before & Briefly After Program

If there are additional questions, please feel free to contact Jeanne Walker at 402-438-1598 or Jeanne.Walker@mail.house.gov.

College visits for March:

SENIORS

Attention Seniors -- time is running out. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, please do so as soon as possible. A list has been posted by the trophy case of those students who have ordered a cap and gown. Please check this list within the next two weeks to verify you have a cap and gown. If you have any questions, please stop by the main office.

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.
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

Seniors are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest (https://www.educationquest.org/resources/scholarshipquest/) to apply for such scholarships as the LSW Parent Advisory Council Scholarship. The LSW PAC will be awarding a total of five scholarships ($500) to students who are graduating in 2015. Applications for the Scholarships will also be posted on the LSW Counseling Center website. All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 1st. 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 receive information about scholarships they are eligible for. New additions include those listed below:
• Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice
o 2 $1,500 Scholarships
o Deadline: April 1, 2015

o http://www.nebcommfound.org/affiliated-funds/find/details/2857/
• McDonalds' Chief Standing Bear Essay
o 4 Kindle e-Readers, Arch card
o Deadline: April 3, 2015
o http://www.education.ne.gov/mce
• 2015 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship
o 2 $2,500 Scholarships
o Deadline: April 3, 2015
o http://www.education.ne.gov/mce
o Young Native Writers Essay Contest
o 4 $2,500 scholarships, Trip to Washington, DC
o Deadline: April 15, 2015
o http://nativewriters.hklaw.com/
• The Indian Center Inc. Scholarships
Deadline: July 15th, 2015
To access the app and additional information, please click the links shown below:
o 2015 Indian Center Scholarship Application
o 2015 Indian Center Scholarship Rubric
• LIBA Scholarship
o Deadline: March 31, 2015
o www.liba.org
• UNL's Delta Tau Delta Scholarship of Excellence
o Applicants are NOT required to pledge Delta Tau Delta in order to be eligible.
o Deadline: April 30, 2015. If you have any questions
o For more info, please contact Aaron Goodman at Agoodm17@gmail.com

LUNCH FOR : March 27, 2015

Sporting Events

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RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

TICKETS are on sale now for the SPRING COMEDY - ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. This is a fun filled way to spend your evening as we look in on the antics of two elderly old women, how they "care" for their elderly lodgers and their one nephew who is convinced that he is Teddy Roosevelt.  Arsenic and Old Lace is a comedy classic! Tickets are $10 for Adults and $8 for students. LSW STUDENTS can enjoy $5 Thursday! Get your ticket to the Thursday evening performance of ARSENIC for only $5. Stop by the Box Office with your ID and get yours today!

We will be practicing a severe weather drill along with the rest of Lancaster County, Wednesday March 25th. We call this a “shelter” drill, so be asking your teachers where your classroom goes in case of severe weather for the best protection.

SHOS applications are now available from Mrs. Bales in room B204. The application and the teacher references are due by Wednesday April 8th by 3:30p.m. to Mrs. Bales. This is a great way to earn NHS hours in addition to an opportunity to welcome our incoming freshmen. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Bales in room B204. Thank you!

Tickets for the LSW Annual Faculty Basket Ball game hosted by LSW DECA now are on sale. The game is March 24th. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchasd from any DECA member. Half the ticket sales go to Muscular Dystophy Association.

U.S Representative Jeff Fortenberry and U.S. Senator Deb Fisher Present the 2015 Academy and Military Information Day, Saturday March 28th, 2015 at Lincoln East High School. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. to noon, and the program is at 10:00 a.m. This is an opportunity to learn about the service academy nomination process. Information regarding Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Military Tuition Assistance and the National Guard and Reserve forces will also be available. Military Representatives will be available before and after the program.

The College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL is sponsoring a summer academy from July 5-19, 2015 for current high school students who are interested in language learning.  All expenses are covered by the program (housing, meals, iPad access during program, supplies).  The 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Summer Academy is designed for learners with no or very little knowledge of the Chinese language.  The deadline for applications is April 20th. For information see your counselor.

Saturday, April 11 from 9am-1pm is our bi-annual Electronics Recycling Fundraising Drive for the Music Department.  If you have done any spring cleaning and have found some old electronics that you want to throw away, bring them to the recycle drive instead!  We are going green!

Anything that uses (or once used) electricity can be recycled!  The company we use is called "Secure Recyclers" so you can bring your old computers or laptops without worrying about your files or electronic information.

The College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL is sponsoring a summer academy from July 5-19, 2015 for current high school students who are interested in language learning.  All expenses are covered by the program (housing, meals, iPad access during program, supplies).  The 2015 STARTALK Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Summer Academy is designed for learners with no or very little knowledge of the Chinese language. The deadline for applications is April 20th. For more information, please contact Dr. Aleidine Moeller at amoeller2@unl.edu or Sheri Hurlbut at sheri.hulburt@huskers.unl.edu.

NACAC is hosting a national college fair on Saturday, April 18, from 1:00-4:00 at the Century Link Center in Omaha. For more info, visit http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/Pages/default.aspx

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. 

Do you have a talent? Auditions for the annual talent show, Flight Night, are April 1st and 2nd. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside of A114 and E wing after spring break. Flight Night will be April 17th and 18th.

Emeralds tryouts will be held from Wednesday, March 25th- Friday, March 27th after school.

The Lincoln Area College Fair is Sunday, April 19 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.  Students who plan to attend are encouraged to register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org. (Note: if students registered for a barcode for a fall fair, they may use it again at this event.) For more information, please visit EducationQuest's link at https://www.educationquest.org/11th-12th-grade-students/selecting-a-college/spring-college-fairs. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges across the state and region. If you’re a senior,  take one more look at schools  before selecting a college. If you’re a junior or sophomore, this is a great way to start your college search process!

Students are reminded to check the LSW Counseling Center website's Student Opportunities page for opportunities such as those listed below: