Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (Pass/Fail) Grade Request Deadline Extended

Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, students may choose to receive an S/U mark rather than a letter grade until December 22, 2020. In addition, there will not be a limit on the number of courses a student can select for S/U grading during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year (Term 2). Please note the following if considering this option:

 

  • The LPS Board Regulation regarding Honor Roll qualification still applies: Students with a 3.5 or higher weighted GPA on the previous semester’s coursework, including at least 30 graded credits (not included S/U) in a block school and 25 graded credits (not included S/U) in a non-block school are eligible for the Honor Roll.

 

Students may request S/U grading for any/all classes by completing the appropriate form located in the FORMS section above. If you have questions about this process or whether it’s right for you, please contact your counselor.

 

 

Bright Lights Camp Assistant volunteer opportunity

Be a Bright Lights Camp Assistant!

Earn 20+ volunteer hours and build your resume!

Choose your week: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10

Choose your shift: Morning, afternoon, or all day

Camps take place at Holmes Elementary, and other community sites

Visit www.brightlights.org for additional information and to apply

Contact campassist@brightlights.org for any questions

Job & Extended Learning Opportunities for LPS Students

Are you looking for a job?  Or maybe you are interested in an internship, leadership opportunity, or career exploration experience?  Visit lps.org and type the jump code JELO into the search box or click the link in your Counseling Google Classroom and you’ll see opportunities that area businesses and organizations have posted just for you.  You have to be logged into your LPS Google account to see this site.

2020 Attorney General’s Youth Conference

Juniors who would like to be nominated for the 2020 Attorney General’s Youth Conference, which will be held at the Nebraska State Capitol on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 should contact their assigned counselor.  Nominated students should be interested in the process of government and law.  Selected students will be invited to participate in discussion and debate of current issues, hear from AGO Bureau Chiefs, and eat lunch at the Governor’s Residence.

Click here to view the flyer. To download the application, visit the https://ago.nebraska.gov/youth-link. Student applications are due by February 14, 2020. Selected students will be notified by March 16, 2020.

Students will need to be chaperoned by a parent/educator for purposes of transportation to and from Lincoln. Due to limited space, chaperones will be unable to attend sessions and are responsible for their own lunch.

Thank you for your time and involvement in the nomination process. We look forward to engaging Nebraska students in state government. If you have any questions, please contact me at (402) 471-9651 or jennifer.brehm@nebraska.go

Duke University’s Summer Sessions

Students interested in experiencing an exclusive Duke-based STEM program can take part in behind-the-scenes tours of Duke’s premier research labs, learn from Duke faculty, and do their own hands-on labs! Apply to Duke University Summer Session’s Accelerated STEM Academy today!

Learn how to solve pressing issues using strategies from experts across disciplines by applying to Duke’s Solving Global Challenges. Develop the tools needed to become a true change-maker!

Discover more about these programs and others on Duke’s website. Apply early as classes fill quickly!

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The 2020 application for the Summer Scholars Program is available online. The deadline this year is March 1, 2020. The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges:

  • Barnard
  • Brown
  • Cornell
  • Emory
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Smith
  • Stanford
  • Wash U
  • Yale

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. For more information, please visit this link. Click here to apply.

Boston University’s Academy of Media Production

Boston University is offering AMP (Academy of Media Production), a collegiate media experience for high school students this summer. This four-week workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller.

AMP students learn the power of good writing and visual storytelling by creating videos, short films, webcasts, multi-camera productions, and more. This on-campus, live-in college program gives students the tools to pursue all facets of media production, while collaborating with like-minded students, making new friends, and having a life-changing summer experience in the heart of Boston.

To learn more about this program and/or to apply, click here.

Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposia

Below is information about the Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposia this spring, sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Union Pacific.

Nebraska Spring Black Leadership Symposium (for grades 9-11)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Nebraska Spring Latinx Leadership Symposium (for grades 9-11)
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

By attending this event, students will be considered for the Emerging Leaders scholarship worth $2,000 per year (up to $8,000), if they meet the requirements.

The theme this year, #WeAreTheChange, is focused on meeting students wherever they are on their path. We know with support and guidance, every student possesses the power to do big things.

Great leaders are made, shaped and developed over time. At the 2020 Spring Diversity Leadership Symposia, students will discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools they’ll need to establish a strong foundation for success, from learning how to apply to college to engaging with community members on trending issues. The difference you will make make starts by combining our strengths now to create change.

Additional details regarding these events and student nominations will be available soon.