No New Scholarships This Week

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Guest Speaker Dr. Soham Roy, EHS Alum

On Tuesday, December 12th  during 4th period East High Alum, Dr. Soham Roy who is a Doctor of Pediatric Otolaryngology in Houston Texas ( will be in the commons to speak to students about his professional experience and his Spartan Pride. Students may sign up in their google classroom. If you sign up, then go to the commons that day and attendance will be taken. If you have questions, come see Mrs. Cruickshank in the Counseling Center.

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Seniors and Juniors

If you have a desire to succeed and welcome a challenge, maybe the University of Nebraska Navy ROTC program is for you. On Friday, December 15 at 1:15 pm LT Paul Hast, USN will share with you the opportunities the UNL NROTC program has to offer. Students can sign up in the Counseling Center or in google classroom.

Links to UNL’s Navy ROTC programs:

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Mourning Hope, in partnership with Lincoln’s Children Museum invites you to attend “Holiday Hope”

Holiday Hope is a chance for youth ages 5-18 and their caregivers to receive some extra grief support during the holiday season. Join us Saturday, December 9, from 9am-1pm at the Lincoln Children’s Museum where youth will take part in small groups reflecting on their grief through art. There is also a caregiver support option for adults needing a grief support group of their own. This event is free to families, but you must register in advance.

Register Now or For More Information

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College/Military visits for the week of December 4

December 5 – United States Air Force (over the lunch hr)
December 6 – United States Navy (over the lunch hr)
December 7 – United States Marine Corps (over the lunch hr)
December 8 – National Guard (over the lunch hr)
December 19 – United States Army (over the lunch hr)

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Second Semester Changes

It’s time to finalize second semester schedules! Please check your second semester schedule over carefully. If you need to make adjustments please stop by the counseling center and make an appointment to see your counselor to work on those changes. All changes should be made prior to finals.

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New Scholarships

Check out the new scholarships for this week! New Scholarships

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2017-18 ACT Test Prep

Many high school students and families are thinking ahead to preparation for the ACT, the nation’s most popular college entrance exam. All LPS students take the ACT exam at no charge as a junior in high school as part of statewide testing. Students also can pay a fee (or see their high school counselor to apply for a fee waiver) to take the test additional times if they choose.

We would like to inform you about district-approved ACT preparation opportunities and college planning resources for students in Lincoln Public Schools.

LPS Approved ACT Preparation Opportunities and College Planning Resources

In addition to the ACT-embedded curriculum your child receives within the high school courses, here are additional approved resources for ACT prep and college planning:

ACT Online Prep (AOP) – This tool will be free to juniors until October 2018 (current seniors continue to have access as well for a few more months).

Student Access is obtained by:

Other students who want this extra practice can sign up for a personal account through ACT for a fee.

ACT Practice Tests – located at Click on this link (scroll to the bottom of this webpage for free resources)LPS-sponsored ACT-SAT-PSAT workshop is available for a fee of $125 (fee adjusted for those who qualify for free or reduced-price meals). More information is available at or by contacting Michelle Fonck at

EducationQuest – – Free college planning resources, including scholarship searches, college profiles, and assistance with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Headquarters in Lincoln at 1300 O Street – phone: 402-475-5222.

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Letters of Recommendation

Seniors plan ahead!  Some applications for admission and scholarships require letters of recommendation.  Be sure you give the writers at least 2 weeks’ notice and provide them with the Student Information Summary form to help them write a more personal letter.  Any application with a January 1, 2018 deadline must be in the hands of the counselor no later than Friday, December 1, 2017.  Counselors will not be available over the winter break and will return on January 5, 2018.

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New Scholarships

Check out the new scholarship for this week. New Scholarship

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