May 19, 2015 - Student Bulletin

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Final Bell Schedule

Wednesday, May 20

Thursday, May 21

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

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LUNCH FOR : May 19,  2015

 Sports:

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

SENIORS

Seniors- please remember to make sure you take care of all your fines. Check with the cafeteria, media and office as these must be paid before you can actually pick up you cap and gown for commencement. Seniors make sure you monitor your lunch account so you use it all up before leaving us.

Smith College will host its annual Women of Distinction program on October 16-18, 2015. Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants. They will notify you when the application becomes available in August. For more information visit http://www.smith.edu/admission/wod

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com 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 www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 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:

RECURRING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

YESS (Youth Employment and Support Services) at the American Job Center is sponsoring the Work & Learn 2015 Summer Program for students who meet the following criteria:

• 17-21 years old
(up to 24 years old after July 1, 2015)
• A resident of Lancaster or Saunders County
• Looking for a summer job
• Thinking about continuing your education

The Work & Learn 2015 Summer Program provides participants with the opportunities to:

Build a good work history
Develop job skills for future employment
Build good references
Easy access to worksites
Receive a paycheck every two weeks
Get assistance to attend college or find a job.
Incentives for finishing school

For more information, please contact the American Job Center at 402-441-7111
or visit 1111 “O” Street, Suite 205 in Lincoln, NE 68508 to learn more.

The Lincoln Children's Museum is seeking student volunteers. This is a great opportunity for students to gain work experience, volunteer experience for college applications, meet high school volunteer requirements and make a difference in the community; All while having fun. There will be many opportunities for volunteers to help out during the summer months. Interested volunteers fill out an application on our website at http://www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

In May 2015, Federal Student Aid will implement a new login process for student- and borrower-based websites, including the FAFSA, the National Student Loan Data System, and StudentLoans.gov.
The new FSA ID, which will be a username and password created by the user, will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information. For dependent students, the student and a parent must each create a username and password.
Until May 10, users should continue to use their Federal Student Aid PIN.
This Q & A from the Federal Student Aid website provides more details:
What is an FSA ID?
An FSA ID is a username and password that students, parents, and borrowers must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites beginning May 10, 2015.

How do I get an FSA ID?

Beginning May 10, you can create an FSA ID when visiting certain U.S. Department of Education websites. The FSA ID process has three main steps:

  1. Enter your log-in information.
    • Provide your e-mail, a unique username, and password and verify you are at least 13 years old.
  1. Enter your personal information.
    • Provide your Social Security number, name, and date of birth.
    • Include your mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and language preference.
    • Provide answers to five challenge questions.
  1. Submit your FSA ID information.
    • Agree to the terms and conditions.
    • Verify your e-mail address. (Note: By verifying your e-mail address, you can use your e-mail address as your username when logging into certain U.S. Department of Education websites.)

After I get an FSA ID, will I still be required to use my Federal Student Aid PIN?

No. Your FSA ID will replace your PIN as the way to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information through certain U.S. Department of Education websites. When logging in to these websites, you will be required to enter only your FSA ID username and password.

Clinic with a Heart

Families may get a school physical during any of Clinic with a Heart’s walk-in clinic. In addition, Southwood Lutheran is sponsoring some special Saturday school physical clinics with pediatricians.  Also, at the Saturday clinics, the county health department will be providing immunizations.  Parents will need to bring their immunization records with them (we do not provide immunizations at our regular clinics).

If your child needs any immunizations, please bring their current immunization records (If you are unable to attend these days to receive immunizations, you may contact the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department at 402 441-8065 for an appointment).

School Physical and Immunizations Clinics will be held the following dates and times:

This is a first come, first serve clinic. We have a limited number of students that can be seen each day, so please arrive during the above times. Each student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

YoungArts Program

YoungArts is currently accepting applications for its 2016 program. Those students selected will be invited to participate in National YoungArts Week and/or Regional programs in New York and Los Angeles, where they will take Master classes with world-renowned artists and perform in the most prestigious venues in the country. Participants will also be eligible for:

Applications are now being accepted in in Cinematic Arts, Dance, Design Arts, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Voice, Writing, and Spoken Word (New Writing Category). To apply, visit YoungArts.org/Apply. For more information, contact Allison Ball, Director of Education

Joven Noble Youth Program

El Centro De Las Americas will be hosting the Joven Noble Youth Program for Latino young men, ages 10 to 18, on Tuesdays 6 to 9 pm at the Malone Center (2032 U St). The program focuses on encouraging the youth to pursue their academic and life goals by providing them with interactions with successful male role models and through educational and practical field trips. This is a free program and includes free meals and tutoring. For more information, please contact Steve at 402-202-714-7324 or steve@elcentrone.org.

NAEHCY and LaTendre Scholarship

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth is accepting scholarship applications until June 19th, 2015 at 5 pm Eastern Time. To download an application, go to http://naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/scholarship-application. To learn more about this scholarship, visit http://naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/about-the-fund.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Partners has listed the following opportunities for students looking for community service hours. For more information, contact Dan Bauerly or Carletta Griffin – 402.435.2100

Lincoln Children’s Museum
Contacts: Rachel Hermsen

402-477-4000 ext.105 Fax402-477-2004
rhermsen@lincolnchildrensmuseum.org www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
We have an opportunity for youth volunteers ages 13-16 (June 1st) to work with our Elementary School kids ages 6-10. Youth volunteer shifts will be available from June 1 to August 7. Shifts will be assigned on a first received basis. Shifts available will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Youth volunteers will be required to work at least two shifts a week.

Food Bank of Lincoln
Contact: Kim Miller
(402) 466-8170 ext. 121
kmiller@lincolnfoodbank.org
Food Sorting Volunteers – This is a great activity for youth, corporate or church groups. Volunteers needed to sort and package food. Groups of 6-10 are preferred. Check us out online www.lincolnfoodbank.org under how to help! Please call with any questions, Kim Miller 402-466-8170 ext.121

Center for People in Need EVENT!
Contact: Barb Solomon
(402) 476-4357 ext. 217
bsolomon@centerforpeopleinneed.org
Household Goods Organizer – Truckloads of Help – We receive semi-truck loads of good each month that then need to be sorted and stored in our warehouse until we distribute them to agencies and low income clients. Volunteers are needed to help with this sorting and are welcome any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are also willing to set up times on weekends if we have groups that are interested in volunteering.

Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Contact: Joy Blythe
(402) 540-3682
joydeeblythe@gmail.com
Hope Garden Volunteers – Volunteers are needed to help with various gardening tasks in Matt Talbot’s Hope Garden. Prefer Monday, Wednesday or Friday daytime availability.

Nebraska Community Blood Bank – EVENT!
Contact: Rachel Barth
(402) 486-9412
rbarth@ncbb.org

10K Race Volunteer – The Nebraska Community Blood Bank is looking for volunteers to help with the Born & Raced in Nebraska – Cornfield 10K race on Sat., June 13. There are needs for both race week & race day volunteer positions. Please pay special attention to start times when registering. You will be contacted via email 10-14 days out from the event with further details.
Contact Rachel Barth if you would like to volunteer and for a race link to sign up for positions/times.
Thursday Afternoon Donor Cafe Host/Hostess at 26th and Kensington – Volunteers assist in the donor cafe at the NCBB 26th and Kensington location (4900 North 26th Street) from 1 to 6 (hours flexible) every Thursday. Tasks include offering juice, water, cookies and snacks to volunteer blood donors who have just donated or are waiting to donate blood. Maintain donor cafe cleanliness, replace cookies, be able to carry on conversation with volunteer donors and remind donors to fill out NCBB evaluation forms or campaign registrations. Visually monitor health of donors. Call for help if a medical problem occurs along with helping support a donor in a cafe chair.

Lutheran Family Services
Contact: Dana Moyer
(402) 978-5665
dmoyer@lfsneb.org
Support Group Childcare – If you enjoy spending time with children, we could use your help during our Lincoln post-adoption support groups. Volunteers are needed to work with children while parents and guardianship parents of adopted children attend a support group at our facility in Lincoln. This position allows parents to attend support group and have the peace of mind their children are being well taken care of.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from 6-7:30 PM.
Volunteers will provide childcare and administer various activities. Children who attend vary greatly in age and level of need.
Responsibilities of Support Group Childcare volunteers consists of entertaining children, changing diapers, feeding children snacks or dinner provided by LFS, and monitoring child safety.
Dinner is provided for volunteers.

Gateway Vista
Contact: Justin
(402) 467-0228
justin.brookens@gatewayvista.com
Activity Volunteer – Provide meaningful life interactions for our independent, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing residents through a variety of different outlets including:
• Playing games (cards, bingo, board games)
• Assist with 1 on 1 activities (reading to resident, chatting)
• Assist on outings (to museums, baseball games)
• Pass out individual activities (crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, books)
• Read to residents (newspaper, mail, books)
• Assist in organizing library
• Assist with clerical work

Tabitha Healthcare Services
Contact: Deb VanDyke-Ries
(402) 486-8563
www.tabitha.org/volunteer
deb.vandyke-ries@tabitha.org
Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed – Help elderly and shut-in community members remain independent and in their homes by delivering hot and nutritious meals to them. Select a schedule that fits your schedule, i.e. weekly, monthly or on-call basis. Volunteers will need to be available between 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM. Call (402) 486-8563 for an application or for more information.
Friendly Visitor – Provide companionship with a resident by chatting, playing a game, helping them read their mail or newspaper. Share your creative side by doing crafts or putting puzzles together. This is a great way to learn about and make new friends with elders. Other opportunities at Tabitha include:
Beauty Shop Escort, BINGO Hosts, Meals on Wheels, Nail Polisher, Print Shop, Reception and Gift Shop Volunteers needed!

University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History
Contact: Sarah Feit
(402) 472-8899 sfeit2@unl.edu
Sunday with a Scientist: Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlight the work of scientists, while educating kids and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Volunteers are needed to greet museum visitors and to help hand out evaluations after the event. Sundays with a Scientist typically takes place from 1:30-4:30 pm at Morrill Hall on the third Sunday of each month.

Clyde Malone Community Center
Contact: Nate Woods
(402) 474-1110
natewoods@malonecenter.org
Tutoring Youth- Looking for a dedicated person to tutor and build relationships with young people ages 5 to 11. Pick a day Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Go to our website at www.malonecenter.org to fill out a easy two page application and get it to us and we will handle the rest.

Lincoln Bike Kitchen
Contact: Kyle
(402) 915-2453
lincolnbikekitchen1@gmail.com
Bicycle Shop Mechanic – Help by getting bikes ready to be adopted by children. All skill levels are welcomed, from beginners to experienced shop hands. Sun. 12-4 pm; Mon. 5-9 pm. 1635 S. 1st St. (1st & west A).

Mad Dads
Contact: Rev. Coleman
402-742-0224
Bike repair, they work with students schedules
56th & Seward Ave. (just north of Fremont)

Cause for Paws
Contact: Adair Sturgis
(402) 420-5758 info@causeforpawslincoln.org
Boutique Help Needed – Cause for Paws is a “boutique for cheap” that turns donated, gently used women’s clothing, décor, furniture and more into cash donations for local animal charities and causes. Assist shoppers with purchases, accept items from donors, prepare them for display and keep the boutique looking good. A passion for providing exceptional, personal customer service is required; those with marketing and/or retail experience are especially desired. Training is provided; store is open Mon.-Sat. from 10-5, Thurs., from 10-6.

Cedars
Contact: Ruthi Thompson
(402) 434-5437
rthompson@cedars-kids.org
Teen Court Volunteer- CEDARS Teen Court program is currently accepting student and adult volunteers to help during teen court sessions. Teen Court works to determine creative sentencing for adolescent youth who are on Diversion for first-time, non-violent, criminal offenses. Student volunteers are welcome, and must be at least 16 years old. Lincoln Public School “GoPo” hours are accepted. Students will act as members of the court to help determine consequences for criminal behavior. This is a fun, interesting opportunity to serve with other students, contribute to a good cause and help out fellow teenagers. All volunteers must complete a 2-hour orientation, and be available on Thurs. afternoons from 4:15-6:00pm.

Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful – EVENT!
Contact: Adam Rhoads
(402) 441-8035
ARhoads@lincoln.ne.gov / kllcb@lincoln.ne.gov ( TO APPLY)
•For more information please visit our website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: household).
Hazardous Waste Collection Volunteers Needed –
Volunteer shifts available 8:30-11:00 or 11:00-1:30:
Saturday May 30: Zoetis: 601 West Cornhusker Hwy
Friday June 19: Union College: South 52nd & Cooper Ave

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership – EVENT!
Contact: Rose Hood
(402) 327-6841
rhood@lmep.com
Hop-SCIP-Jump to the Golden Ticket Event – SCIP is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser! The event is scheduled for June 6, 2015 (with an alternate date of June 27) and all proceeds benefit School, Community Intervention & Prevention (SCIP), a program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership.
Volunteers will be needed to arrive at the event at 8am to assist participants at stations around the concourse of Haymarket Park. Kids will hop, skip, jump (and engage in other fun activities!) as they make their way along a path around Haymarket Park. Along the way, they’ll stop by sponsor booths handing out coupons or treats. At the end of the course, each child will choose a candy bar. All of the candy bar wrappers will be wrapped in prize-winning tickets, including the GRAND PRIZE GOLDEN TICKET.
Last year’s event drew over 1000 people, with more than 250 very excited children winning prizes, including our Golden Ticket grand prize! Here is what one family had to say, “We are new to Lincoln and were looking for something to do. This was such an amazing activity and we got a chance to learn about a lot of businesses and organizations in Lincoln. It was a one-stop event to really see how Lincoln is a great family city. We look forward to next year!”

Boys and Girls Club – Park Middle School
Contact: Brent or Andy
(402) 477-4134
Help with after school program – M-F 4-7 pm; Tues. 3-7 pm. Volunteers could also partake in helping clean and/or organize the facility. Fill out application – www.lincolnbgc.org

FoodNet
Distribution Days:
• every Thurs. 4-7 pm – Calvary United Methodist (in the basement) 1610 S. 11th St. – ask for Rodney
• every Sat. morning 9 am-12 noon First Street Bible Church 1st & F St. – ask for Leah
• every Tues. from 9:30 am-7 pm, Havelock Methodist Church 4140 N. 60th St. – ask for Suzette

Bay 198 Skate Park
Contact: Ryan
402-641-7201
Ryan@the-bay.org
Shayne@the-bay.org
Indoor Skate Park located at 2005 Y St. – Help clean and organize, along with other misc. tasks.
Food distribution – every 2nd Saturday of the month – 11am & Mondays 12-5 pm

Capital Humane Society – EVENT!
Contact: Charlene Engberg
(402) 441-4483
edvol@capitalhumanesociety.org
2320 Park Blvd.
Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival – Our Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival is Saturday, May 16th. We need dozens of volunteers to manage the games and activities from 10am-2pm.
We also need volunteers to help take down displays, tables, etc., after the event from about 2-4pm.
Please contact Charleen Engberg at edvol@capitalhumanesociety.org for more details if you are interested and available to help. We need all individuals to sign up to help by May 9.
General Volunteer – Help with general cleaning around shelter such as sweeping, mopping, dishes, laundry, yard work, etc.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County
Contact: Georgann Roth
(402) 875-9320
groth@communityactionatwork.org
Head Start Celebration Volunteers– Spring is here, flowers are blooming and Part Day Head Start is having their End of Year Celebration on Sat., May 9th from 10:00-1:00 at the popular Antelope Park, 2740 A Street, Lincoln.
Head Start focuses on delivering high quality child development programs while encouraging parents and guardians to become more involved in their child’s learning. Head Start staff establishes partnerships with parents and assist in identifying community support services.
The Celebration Festivities include giggles, smiles, hugs, food and fun.
We are looking for a few (up to 10) volunteers to help with some of the booths at the celebration.
These include: hula hoop, bean bag toss, art booth, food, banner decoration booth and more.
If you are available on May 9th, please consider spending some time with Part Day Head Start at Antelope Park.
Contact Georgann Roth, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at groth@communityactionatwork.org or call 402-875-9320.

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Are you interested in a fun international experience? Hosting a 9th grade Japanese student this summer for a four-day homestay can be a great way to learn more about Japanese culture. LSW and Senshu would like to offer you the chance to be a part of this experience with an invitation to host some 9th grade male students from Saturday at noon on June 27th to Tuesday evening, June 30th.  You are welcome to host one, two, or three students- whichever would work for you and your family. The students will be in Nebraska to experience American life- families are encouraged to share their normal routines with the students as well as enjoy special events or outings, if possible. We hope that you take this offer to be a host family for these well behaved and fun male students into consideration- if you are interested in hosting, please contact Dr. Brady in the LSW main office, or at tbrady@lps.org 

Thank you for considering this experience!

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!

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 maryherres@aol.com. For questions about the scholarship, please contact Mary Herres, NDWC Chair at: maryherres@aol.com or 402-617-2089. The scholarship will be presented at the Inspiring Women Luncheon in Lincoln the first Friday of August.

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