April 2, 2015 - Student Bulletin
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
- April 2 Cheer Try-outs 5-7p.m.
- April 3 No school, Cheer Try-outs (9a.m. freshman) 10:30 a.m. (upper classman)
- April 7 NeSA Reading, Primary Elections
- April 9-11 Spring Play at 7p.m.
- April 11 Band Electronic Drive, ,9-1p.m. LPS Backpack walk, 10a.m.
- April 13 Parent Advisory Meeting, 7 p.m.
- April 14 NeSa Math, Hawk Food Market, 2:15-3:30p.m.
- April 15 National Honor Society, 8:15a.m.
- April 16 Flight Night rehearsal, Forensics Banquet, 5 p.m.
- April 17 Flight Night, 7p.m. Term 4 mid-term, Greely Jazz Festival
- April 18 Flight Night, 7p.m.
- April 20 Incoming Freshman Volleyball Parent/Player Meeting 6p.m.
- April 21 NeSa Science, Parent Teacher Conference, 4-7p.m.
- April 23 Blood Bank, Football Meeting, 7p.m.
- April 25 Science Olympiad State Meet- UNL campus
- April 25 Forensics Garage Sale 8-4p.m.
- April 27 Prom tickets sales
- April 28 ACT test for all juniors, No school for 9, 10, and 12 grade students
- April 29 College Signing Day, 8:30a.m. Prom ticket sales
- April 30 Prom ticket sales
You’ve Been Caught – SOAR – WAY TO GO!!!
- Ashley Levinson and Johnathan Michaelson - Prize
- Winter Oxford – 1st in line for Lunch
- McKenna Topham – Premier Parking
- Student Council applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications can be picked up in the main office or from Mrs. Hammers. Applications are due April 24th by 3:30p.m. No late applications will be accepted.
- Anyone need volunteer hours or just like to volunteer time working with kids this summer. Bright Lights needs your help. Choose morning or afternoon. Applications are on line www.bightlights.org
- Students, now that is spring time…Please be more cautious when driving. Watch for walkers, people riding bicycles, and other drivers. Watch your speed and please stop at stop signs. Thank you!
College visits for March:
- Bryan College of Health Sciences Thur., April 2nd 10:00 a.m.
- Southeast Community College - Lincoln, Beatrice, Milford Wed., April 15th 10:00 a.m.
- Ottawa University Mon., April 20th 10:00 a.m.
- 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
- McDonalds' Chief Standing Bear Essay
- 2015 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship
- Young Native Writers Essay Contest
- The Indian Center Inc. Scholarships
- LIBA Scholarship
- UNL's Delta Tau Delta Scholarship of Excellence
- Applicants are NOT required to pledge Delta Tau Delta in order to be eligible.
- Deadline: April 30, 2015. If you have any questions
- For more info, please contact Aaron Goodman at Agoodm17@gmail.com
LUNCH FOR : April 2, 2015
- Italian Dunker
- Turkey Hot Dog
- Pork Carnitas
- Vegetarian: Cheesy Dunker with meatless sauce
- JV Girls Tennis Dual vs Lincoln East@ Lincoln East High at 4:00p.m.
- Reserve Girls Tennis Dual vs Lincoln High @ LSW at 4:00p.m.
- JV Baseball Doubleheader vs Norfolk @ Den Hartog at 5:00p.m.
- Freshman Baseball vs Lincoln High @ Lincoln High Baseball Field at 5:00p.m.
- Varsity Baseball Doubleheader vs Norfolk @ Sherman Field at 5:00p.m.
- Reserve Girls Soccer vs LNE @ Den Hartog Soccer Field at 5:00p.m.
- Varsity Girls Soccer vs Columbus @ Wilderness Park Soccer Complex at 5:00p.m.
- Varsity Boys Soccer vs Columbus @ Wilderness Park Soccer Complex at 5:00p.m.
- Varsity Boys Golf Invitational @ Riverside Country Club at 8:45a.m.
- Varsity Girls Tennis Triangular @ Kock Tennis Center at 1:00p.m
- See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events
- Reserve Baseball Triangular @ Ashley Park at 10:00a.m.
- Freshman Baseball Double header vs LSE @ Den Hartog at 11:00a.m.
- JV Baseball Doubleheader vs Papillion-LaVista @ Papillion-La vista at 11:00a.m.
- Varsity Baseball Doubleheader vs Papillion- LaVista @ Papillion-LaVista at 11:00 a.m.
- Varsity Girls Soccer vs Kearney @ Beechner Field at 11:00a.m.
- JV Girls Soccer vs Kearny @ Den Hartog at 11:00a.m.
- Varsity Boys Soccer vs Kearney @ Beechner field at 1:00p.m.
- JV Boys Soccer vs Kearney @ Kearney @ Den Hartog at 1:00p.m.
- Reserve Girls Tennis Dual vs LNS @ LSW at 4:00 pm.
- Varsity Girls Tennis Dual vs Papillion-LaVista @ Papillion-LaVista at 4:00p.m.
- JV Girls Tennis Dual Papillion-LaVista@ Papillion at 4:00p.m.
- Reserve Baseball vs Lincoln High @ Densmore at 5:00p.m.
- Varsity Baseball vs Lincoln High @ Sherman Field at 5:00p.m.
- Reserve Girl Soccer vs Papillion_LaVista South @ Papillion_LaVista – Foundation Field
- JV Baseball vs Lincoln High @ Sherman Field at 7:00p.m.
- JV Girls Soccer vs Papillion-LaVista South @ Papillion LaVista- Foundation Field at 7:00p.m.
See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events
- Our new principal, Mr. Mike Gillotti will be here to meet parents, Wednesday April 1 st, from 4 to 5 in our media center. We plan to have him around here as much as we can, to learn more about LSW.
- Seniors--Wednesday, April 1st, Jostens will be here during the noon hour to distribute announcements that were ordered. If you placed an order, please make sure to have your student stop by and pick it up. Jostens will be located in front of the trophy case.
- Approximately 60 million people worldwide have bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. Learning about bipolar disorder can help students understand the impact this disease has on those affected by it. Just as it’s likely that you know someone affected by bipolar disorder, it’s also likely that you’ve heard misinformation about this brain disorder. That inaccurate information can wind up stigmatizing those who have the disease. One way to stamp out the stigma is by learning the facts and sharing them with others. To help middle school and high school students do that, the International Bipolar Foundation sponsors an annual contest that encourages students from around the world to write essays that educate others about bipolar disorder. A student chooses a topic from the list of suggestions, researches it, and then writes an essay of 500 to 800 words. Essays are judged by a panel of mental health authors. The winner earns a cash prize of $500, with smaller cash prizes for second and third places. Visit www.ibpf.org/annual-middle-school-and-high-school-essay-contest to find a downloadable Teacher’s Guide and a printable planning tool to help research, organize, and write their essays. Students will find a wealth of online links and resources to help them learn the facts about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of bipolar disorder. How do students enter? Information about contest rules and guidelines is at www.ibpf.org/annual-middle-school-and-high-school-essay-contest. Essays must be submitted to the International Bipolar Foundation by May 1.
- Attention Latino Caucus and Spanish for Spanish Speaker Students: Then Mexican American Student Association of UNL has invited us to come to a banquet on Wednesday April 15 at 6:00p.m. This night will be a memorable experience to celebrate UNL alumni, current members, and our combined efforts toward the Latino community. This year’s celebration will feature Mariachi Luna y sol, and a keynote address from national community activist and DREAMer, Erika Andiola. She is the co-founder of the Dream Action Coalition, which seeks to establish policies that secure fairness for the diverse immigrant community. Please see Sra. Hernandez or Mrs. Shanahan before Thursday ( April 2) to get registered.
- YESS (Youth Employment and Support Services) and One Stop Employment Solutions are currently accepting applications for the Work & Learn: 2015 Summer Program. Criteria is listed below:
17 - 21 years old (up to 24 years old after July 1, 2015)
Resident of Lancaster or Saunders County
Looking for a summer job
Thinking about continuing education after high school
To apply, call 402-441-711 or visit the American Job Center at 1111 "O" Street, Suite 2015.
YESS (Youth Employment and Support Services) and One Stop Employment Solutions are also hosting the Youth Community Capacity Building Event on June 12, 2015. For more info, call Vicki Leech at 402-441-7121.
NEW…SRO ( School Resource Officer) Facebook page. This page is for students, parents, staff and boosters of the school. There will be Helpful safety tips, crime stoppers information and information on about different checks going on in and around the building. There will be a scavenger hunt going on it. You may communicate with our SRO on FB. You can find the page by searching SW SRO or https://www.facebook.com/lincolnswsilverhawksro Please like the page and share with others.
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.
Volunteer Partners is co-sponsoring a Youth Day Camp with the Malone Center on April 3rd, from 7:30am - 5:30pm at the Malone Center. Students are not obligated to stay the entire day if it is not convenient for them. Students who are interested in volunteering for this event are to contact Carletta Griffin by Wednesday, April 1st at 402.435.2100 or email@example.com.
College of St. Mary is hosting two week-long Summer Academies for Latina and African/African American girls. The academies will focus on Forensic Science and enhance participants' self-esteem and motivation for pursuing a college degree.
Latin Summer Academy (LSA)
Sunday, June 21 - Friday, June 26
For Latina girls entering 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2015
African/African American Summer Academy (AASA)
Sunday, July 12 - Friday, July 17
For African/African American girls entering 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2015
The only cost is $25 registration fee and the remaining expenses are covered by donors. For more information contact Kayla Johnson at 402-399-2410 of firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
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 email@example.com or Sheri Hurlbut at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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:
ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors) Apprenticeship & Craft-Training Programs
Lincoln Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Program
Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference
April 15, 2015 in Kearney, NE