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The PSAT/NMSQT is Coming!

IF YOU ARE A JUNIOR, PLANNING TO ATTEND A 4-YEAR COLLEGE AFTER GRADUATION, THIS IS FOR YOU! 

The PSAT will be administered on Saturday, October 13, 2018. This only happens once a year. This test is designed specifically for juniors planning to attend a 4-year college. Reasons you might want to take the PSAT:

  • to practice for the “real” admissions tests (SAT and ACT) which you will take in the spring of this year and the fall of your senior year
  • to have college information sent to you “automatically”
  • to get information about how your skills in critical reading, math reasoning, and writing compare to other students who plan to go to a 4-year college
  • to plan courses to take before you graduate from LHS;
  • to enter the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

It is also beneficial to take the test to get a head start on improving academic skills needed for success in college and beyond. Classroom learning is the basis for test questions, so the best way you can prepare is to involve yourself in rigorous courses and become familiar with the test and its format. You should review the PSAT/NMSQT Official Student Guide, which is full of useful information, including a full-length Practice Test. The Guide and the Practice Test will help you understand all the directions and be familiar with the types of questions that will be asked. (You will receive this upon registration.)

If you don’t do well on this test, it will NOT hurt your chance of getting into college—PSAT scores are not sent to colleges. However, your Score Report will provide personalized information on the types of skills that you need to improve to prepare for college.

The PSAT is given at LHS in the South Building starting at 7:45 AM on Saturday, October 13. You will be finished with the test before 11:30 AM. If you plan to take the test, you need to register for it by:

  1. Filling out the Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/jYIeKVClovtnFpYJ2)
  2. Paying $25 via Synergy or directly to Kim Loth in 200R (the bookkeeper’s office)
  3. Going to the Counseling Center to receive your ticket for admission and the PSAT Student Guide and Practice Test

IMPORTANT: We can no longer process credit card payments over the phone. You must have your registration complete by Friday, October 12th to be able to test. Priority registration is given to 11th graders. Tenth and 9th graders may sign up during the week of October 1st.

ON THE DAY OF THE TEST

  • be at the South Building at 7:45 a.m.
  • bring:         Your admission ticket
    No. 2 pencils
    Calculator (not required, but helpful)
    Photo ID (school ID or driver’s license)

ANY QUESTIONS?  Please see Mrs. Barnes in the Counseling Center.

ACT Prep this fall

Lincoln High School ACT Prep Classes

Go (to college) Links!

ACT prep classes are offered for Lincoln High juniors and seniors.

The classes will be taught by a staff members of Lincoln High School that have experience in teaching ACT prep classes. Each class will meet on a Tuesday afternoons

from 2:15-4:15pm during PLC time. Snacks provided.

**$10 Class fee (total) but scholarships available through the Counseling Center if you are on FRL**

***Please pay your fee to Julie Trembley in the Counseling Center or you WILL NOT be registered for the class.

Oct. 30—Judy Tuttle & Renee McClure-Counseling—Cafeteria

Overview of ACT, general information and test taking strategies

Nov. 6—Will Smith, Science—Room 300

Nov. 13— Patrick Janike, Math—Room 300

Nov. 27—Lori Rennings, English Grammar—Cafeteria

Dec. 4—Mark Larson, Reading skills, Room 300

Sign up by going to the Jump Code: PFOG and then pay Ms. Trembley in the Counseling Center.

SCC Discovery Days! Fall 2018

SCC Discovery Days

  • Get ready to DISCOVER!

    SCC Discovery Days will give you the opportunity to experience SCC first-hand and discover for yourself what students and alumni love about Southeast Community College! During SCC Discovery Days, you’ll receive answers to your questions about a variety of topics, including our Programs of Study, how to pay for college, support services, housing, and activities. You also will take a campus tour. There is no cost to attend, and lunch is provided!

    Beatrice Campus
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Lincoln Campus
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Friday, November 16, 2018
    Milford Campus
    Friday, November 2, 2018
    Friday, November 30, 2018

    All Discovery Day events will be from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; check-in begins at 9:15 a.m.

    Click HERE for details and to register.

College Club is Coming!

College Club is every Tuesday during PLC!

Start date:  September 11th

Time:  2:15 p.m.

Location: Room 100L

College Club is a chance for you to meet with Lincoln High counselors on a regular basis to get the help you need to access college. We will work on registering for the ACT exam, searching for scholarships, applying to colleges, completing the FAFSA, and more! We will meet on Tuesdays during PLC Early Release time (approximately 2:15 – 3:15). Come to Room 100L to join in the fun! There is no deadline to sign up so come join us when you can! We have snacks too!

Upcoming College Representative Visits!

Each year we have college representatives from all over the United States come to visit students here at Lincoln High.  You can see all of the upcoming visits by hovering over the College/Career Resources tab and scrolling down to College/Military Visits.  So far, we have 10 visits scheduled for September alone and many are prestigious institutions, such as Vanderbilt and University of Chicago.

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Nebraska Latino American Commission
Public Release Information

August 21, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Lazaro Spindola
402-471-2791
Nebraska Latino American Commission
2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
For Grades 11-12 Only   
The Latino American Commission invites the youth of Nebraska to participate in the 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
Hispanic Heritage Month: National Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 observing September 15 to October 15 as a period to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those who can trace their ancestry to Mexico, Spain, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
For the essay, the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee is asking students to write about opportunities created by Hispanic/Latinos in Nebraska.
THEME: Historically immigrants have come to America seeking shelter from persecution, and better opportunities, while creating better opportunities for all citizens. How do you see yourself creating opportunities for your community?
GUIDELINES:When writing your essay, think about the future. “How would you make Nebraska a better, stronger, and more prosperous place? What kind of heritage would you like to leave behind?Your essay will be judged by grammar, content, creativity, and understanding of the theme.
ELIGIBILITY: Students of all ethnicities currently enrolled in a Nebraska public, private, special purpose, home school or magnet school (grades 11-12). Entries are welcome in English or Spanish, and include a signed entry form.  SEE ATTACHMENT
RULES: Essay content must be original, typed or legibly handwritten, and double-spaced. The word length is 500 – 700 words. We reserve the right to disqualify essays that contain offensive language, political messages, or derogatory statements.
AWARDS: Cash prizes will be given to three winners of both 11 and 12 grade. Winning students will be recognized at the Hispanic Heritage Month State Commemoration scheduled for October 12, 2018 at the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln. First place winners will be asked to read their essay at the Commemoration. The Commission reserves the right to edit essays. The scholarship awards are: $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.
SUBMISSION: All essays due by Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5 P.M. Essays and entry forms may be submitted by email to lazaro.spindola @nebraska.gov, via fax at 402-471-4381, or mailed to:
Nebraska Latino American Commission
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
P.O. Box 94965
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Summer School 2018

Summer School 2018 will be held at North Star High School from May 30 – July 11 from 8:00-11:50 AM.  Students may take two classes (10 credits). Classes meeting most graduation requirements will be offered. Registration for Lincoln High School students will be held from April 23 – May 16 in the LHS Counseling Center.

April 23 – 27            LPS seniors only
April 30 – May 4      LPS seniors and juniors only
May 7 – 16              All LPS Students

Registration procedure, during the week that applies above:
1. Students should see their counselor for recommendations and registration forms.
2. Students return registration forms with parent/guardian signatures and payment to Ms. Leick in the Counseling Center, as soon as possible.  There is no cost for students who are on free and reduced lunch.
3. Students report to LNS at 8:00 a.m. on May 30 to begin classes.

Summer School Attendance

Absences to Summer School are not listed as excused or unexcused. Due to the very short nature of Summer School, students need to be present every day of instruction for them to be able to have ample opportunity to achieve a semester’s worth of objectives. Once a student has missed five days total or three days in a row, for any reason, they will no longer have the opportunity to earn credit in that class that they have missed. Being late by more than 30 minutes is considered being absent from the class and will be counted as one of the absences. Being repeatedly tardy to class may also result in removal from Summer School, at the discretion of the principal.