April 15, 2015 - Student Bulletin


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


LUNCH FOR : April 15, 2015

Sporting Events

April 15    Freshman Baseball vs Creighton Prep @ Creighton Prep High at 5:00p.m.

                 JV Girls Soccer vs LNS @ YMCA Spirit Park #1 at 5:00p.m.

                 JV Boys Soccer vs LNS @ YMCA Spirit Park #2 at 5:00p.m.

April 16     JV Boys Golf @ Highlands Golf Course at 9:00a.m.

               Varsity Golf @ Highlands Golf Course at 9:00a.m.

               Varsity Baseball HAC Baseball Tournament@ Sherman Field at 11:30a.m.

               Reserve Tennis Dual vs LNE @ LNE tennis courts at 4:00p.m.

             JV Girls Tennis Dual vs LNE @ Woods Tennis Courts at 4:00p.m.

               Reserve Baseball vs LNS @ LNS at 5:00p.m.

               Varsity Girls Soccer vs Westside @ Westside High at 5:00p.m.

April 17   Varsity Baseball HAC Tournament @ Sherman Field

               Varsity Track and Field Invitational @ Fremont Senior High at 12:30p.m.

               Reserve Girls Tennis dual vs Lincoln High @ LSW at 4:00p.m.

               Varisty Girls Tennis vs Papillion – LaVista @ Papillion- LaVista High at 4:00p.m.        

               JV Girls Tennis vs Papillion-LaVista @ Papillion-LaVista High at 4:00p.m.

               JV Girls Soccer vs Lincoln East @YMCA Spirit Park #1 at 5:00p.m.

          JV Boys Soccer ve Lincoln East @ YMCA Spirit Park #2 at 5:00p.m.    

See the Lincoln Southwest Calendar for upcoming sports events


College visits for March:


Seniors are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest to receive information about scholarships they are eligible for. New additions include those listed below:

Deadline: July 15th, 2015

To access the app and additional information, please click the links shown below:

Flight Night acts for 2015 have been posted outside A114 and E wing. Thank you for all the students who auditioned it was a tough decision. Flight Night will be evening of April 17th and 18th at 7p.m. in the auditorium. Cost is $5.00 at the door. Come support your fellow classmates in a great Silver Hawk tradition!

Congratulations to Matt Heimes and LSW student Meena Vasudevan, who are SW’s Inspired educators and leaders award winners. They were pictured in the paper and will be honored at the LPS Foundation’s Inspire Awards Reception held at North Star. Congratulations to both of them and thanks for all you do for our school and for us.

Flight Night acts for 2015 flight night show have been posted outside A114 and E-wing. Thank you to all students who auditioned, it was a tough decision! Flight night will be the evening of April 17th and 18th at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium. Cost is $5 at the door. Come support your fellow classmates in a great Silverhawk tradition!

The Asian Community & Cultural Center will be presenting ten $500 Asian Center Scholarships to Asian or Asian-American students who will graduate from Lincoln high schools this year. The scholarship may be used for any vocational, community college, or university in the United States and will be presented at the LPS Asian Student Recognition Ceremony on May 19th, 2015. Click here to download scholarship.

Deadline: May 1st, 2015

The Hawk Food Market will be held on Tuesday, April 14th in the A118 Forum from 2:15 to 3:30 pm. This will be the final one for the 2014-15 school year.

The Lincoln Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is now accepting NAACP Scholarship Applications.  Scholarship forms may be downloaded at  www.naacploincolnbranch.org. If you have questions, please contact Jeraldine Mays at (402) 488-0853 or  jmays1213@yahoo.com. Deadline: April 24th, 2015

One $500 Smile Out Loud Scholarship will be awarded in 2015 to a dyslexic student attending a Lincoln, Nebraska high school who has been accepted for enrollment at a Nebraska institution of Higher education. Criteria includes the following:

For more info, visit www.smileoutloudfoundation.org.

Deadline: May 1st, 2015

Mr. Salem will be holding review sessions for AP Psychology test taker each Friday morning from April 10- May 1st, starting this Friday at 7:30a.m. in A111.

Driver Safety course called “Alive at 25” is offered at LSW on two consective Tuesdays. April 14 and April 21st from 2:15 to 4:15p.m. The cost has been cut considerably to $25.00. If you are interested or want to know more about this course, stop by the office for a registration sheet or check with your parents as we sent this information last week.

Advanced Placement Human Geography


LSW Review Sessions

WHEN:  Wednesday April 15th   7:15-8:00am           Topics: Chapters 1, 2, 3

Wednesday April 22nd       3:15-4:00pm           Topics: Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7

Wednesday April 29th      7:15-8:00am           Topics: Chapters 8, 9, 10

Wednesday May 6th          3:15-4:00pm           Topics: Chapters 11, 12, 13

WHERE: Southwest High School - Classroom A113

WHAT:   Review Activities will focus on the main ideas, important terms, models and theories from each Unit/Chapters

WHY: So you can form study groups and prepare the AP exam scheduled on Friday, May 15th 8:00am


University of Nebraska-Omaha Review Session

MUST RSVP w/ Mrs. Kelley (email: akelley@lps.org) by this FRIDAY April 10th

WHEN: April 19th SUNDAY 1:00-3:30pm-   Students are responsible for their own transportation

WHERE: UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center 2nd Floor Ballroom, Omaha, Nebraska

WHAT: FRQ Strategies, Models Review & Vocabulary Speed Rounds


Highly recommended by past AP HuG students!   No cost - absolutely FREE!

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.

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Announces a new scholarship opportunity. The Robert D. Carstens Scholarship Fund is currently seeking applications for four $23,625 college scholarships. Applicants need to be a current LPS Senior pursuing a degree in either Agriculture or Business. The perfect applicant is someone who has an extremely hard worker, has faced and overcome challenges, but simply may not be able to afford college. Please click here to view more information about this scholarship. The donors hopes this scholarship will be a life changing experience for the student and enable them to achieve something that may have felt out of reach.

To apply visit the Foundation for LPS website http://foundationforlps.org/scholarships/forms-2/. This is a special scholarship offering and falls outside of the regular Foundation for LPS Scholarship cycle. Please contact Linda Soto at the Foundation with any questions (402-436-1612).

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.

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:

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.

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.

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 kcjohnson@csm.edu

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.

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

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!

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