May 1, 2015 - Student Bulletin


Friday, May 8 - see note below!

We are hosting the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (Oral Interpretation) on Friday, May 8 and that weekend.  The schedule for Friday is a shortened day with students dismissed at 12:30.  Here is the schedule:

00  07:15 to 08:00

01  08:15 to 09:15  (60)

02  09:20 to 10:20 (60)

03  10:25 to 11:25 (60)

04  11:30 to 12:30 (60)

      12:30 to 1:00 lunch (30)

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



 College visits for April: 

 SENIORS will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

 + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

 + A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.  Interested students need to visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. Deadline: June 30, 2015

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

The Indian Center Inc. Scholarships

Deadline: July 15th, 2015

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

 LUNCH FOR : May 1,  2015

 Sporting Events

April 30    Varsity Boys Golf Invitational @ Highlands Golf Course at 8:30a.m.

                Varsity Track and Field LPS Championship @ Scott Track 1:30p.m.

                JV Baseball Doubleheader vs Grand Island Senior @ Grand Island at 5:00p.m.

              Freshman Baseball vs Elkhorn @ Densmore at 5:00p.m.

                Reserve Baseball vs LSE @ Densmore at 5:00p.m.

                Varsity Baseball Doubleheader vs Grand Island @ Ryder Park at 5:00p.m.               

May 1        Varsity Girls Tennis Invitational vs Grand Island @ Grand Island  at 9:00a.m.

                Reserve Girls Tennis Dual vs LSE @ LSE at 4:00p.m.

                Reserve Baseball vs Omaha Skutt @ Omaha Skutt Catholic High School at 5:00p.m.

May 4       Varsity Girls Soccer District TBD

                Varsity Boys Soccer District TBD

                JV Girls Tennis invitational @ FHS Tennis Courts Fremont, NE

                JV Boys Golf Triangular @ Holmes Golf Course at 3:00p.m.

                Freshman Baseball LPS Championship at Densmore at 5:00p.m.

                Varsity Baseball vs LNE @ Sherman Field at 5:00p.m.

                JV Baseball vs LNE @ Sherman Field at 7:00p.m.

May 5       Varsity Boys Golf Invitational @ Wilderness Ridge Golf Course at 9:00a.m.

                JV Girls Tennis vs LSE @ LSE at 4:00p.m.

                Varsity Girls Tennis vs LSE @Woods Tennis Court at 4:00p.m.

                Reserve Baseball LPS Championship @ Densmore at 5:00p.m.

               Varsity Baseball vs Gross Catholic @ Gross Catholic High at 5:00p.m.

May 6      Varsity Girls Soccer District TBD

               Varsity Boys Soccer District TBD

               Varsity Track and Field HAC Track Championship @ Lincoln High at 1:30p.m.

               Varsity Baseball vs Millard West @ Sherman Field at 4:30p.m.

               Freshman Baseball LPS Championship @ Den Hartog at 5:00p.m.

May 7      JV Baseball LPS Championship @ Den Hartog at 5:00p.m.

May 8      Varsity Baseball Districts

               Varsity Girls Tennis Invitational Millard North @ Koch Tennis Center at 8:30a.m.

               Varsity Boys Golf HAC Championships @ Fremont Golf Club at 8:30a.m.

              JV Track and Field Invitational vs Johnson County Central @ Johnson-Brock High at 9:00a.m.

May 9     Varsity Baseball Districts

              JV Girls Tennis LPS Championship @ Woods Tennis Courts at 9:00a.m.                  

  Please check are LSW calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events. 


The 2015 Summer School Registration Booklet is available at under Instructional Departments. High School Summer School is open to students who were in grades 9-12 during the 2014-15 school year. Students who have received a high school diploma or GED are NOT eligible to participate in summer school. Students who are expelled from school are not eligible to register for summer school. Students are encouraged to visit with their school counselor regarding appropriate course selections. Students with an IEP need to to visit with their IEP managers about summer school recommendations.

With the exception of ELearning classes, summer school classes will be offered at North Star from May 28th through July 9th. Students who will be gone for more than 3 days should NOT register for summer school. Tuition is due at the time of registration. Current LPS students who qualifed for Free/Reduced Lunch during the 2014-15 school year may attend summer school at NO cost. The tuition rates for all remaining LPS students are shown below:

Summer school registration dates are as follows:

Food Bank needs volunteers for upcoming event

The Food Bank of Lincoln is looking for volunteers for the Stamp Out Hunger Postal Drive on Saturday, May 9. Volunteers help mail carriers to collect food donations on their routes that day. Specific times will vary based on the postal route with most collections only taking 2-3 hours. For more information, contact Kim Miller at or (402) 466-8170, ext. 121.

Tickets for NUNSENSE, the annual LSW Faculty Show, go on sale Saturday, APRIL 18. ( $10 for adults and $8 for students). Join us as LSW staff members Brandi Benson, Denise Cotton, Elaine Harris, Toni Heimes, Mel Hernandez, & Angela Kramer become the Little Sisters of the convent of Hoboken convent. They will sing and dance their way into your hearts! Performances are MONDAY, May 18 & TUESDAY, May 19 both at 7:00 p.m.  You WILL NOT want to miss this!

Joseph's College is celebrating its 50th year in June by giving a $2,500 Anniversary Scholarship to all new student who enroll & begins their education at any of the Joseph's College campuses during the month of June. To apply for this grant, please contact Admissions at 800-742-7827 or email This scholarships is valid only for first time Joseph's students who begin their students in June 2015. It will be applied to tuition upon the student's successful completion of the training program at 2100 clock hours. The amount of $1,250 will be awarded in two consecutive financial aid years. Eligibility also requires that students maintain 80% satisfactory progress in attendance and academics. For more info, visit

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

Freshman, there is a city wide leadership program called Youth Leadership Lincoln. Each year4 they select a limited number of freshman from across all schools in the city to partipate in an interactive, hands on experience focusing on developing  leadership skills and educating you about the different roles you have in you community. If you are interested, pick an application in main office and return them by May 15th.

The Inspiring Women Scholarship will be given to one person from each of the Congressional District from Nebraska. The amount of the scholarship is $500 and is for students graduating this year and continuing their education or are currently enrolled in a higher education program. Please visit the LSW Counseling Center website or ScholarshipQuest to download the scholarship. Essays should be submitted by July 1, 2015 to the NDWC to For questions about the scholarship, please contact Mary Herres, NDWC Chair at: or 402-617-2089. The scholarship will be presented at the Inspiring Women Luncheon in Lincoln the first Friday of August. 

The Young Leaders Summit (YLS) is accepting applications for high school and college age student leaders. Here is a video about the event’s purpose, including some excerpts past speakers: YLS Highlight Video. YLS 2015 will be held June 3rd & 4th at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Our featured speakers this year are as follows:

For more info, please contact:

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

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.

Advanced Placement Human Geography



LSW Review Sessions


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


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 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 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 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.

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