January 2019

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January Calendar

  • 10th * Future Hawk Night
    • Contact Person: Ms. Sharpe
  • 15th * Sophomore Interviews Begin (Continue through February 9th)
    • Contact Person: Mr. Feeken
  • 15th * Registration Session * Commons Area @ 2:15 – 3:00 PM
    • Current Freshmen thru Seniors
    • Contact Person: Assigned Counselors
  • 22nd * Registration Session * Commons Area @ 2:15 – 3:00 PM
    • Current Freshmen thru Seniors
    • Contact Person: Assigned Counselor
  • 29th * Registration Session  * Commons Area @ 2:15-3:00 PM
    • Current Freshmen thru Seniors
    • Contact Person: Assigned Counselor

2019-20 Online Course Selection

The window for the course selection process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in January and be accessible to students through January. Please check the LSW website for additional details and instructions.

The online course selection process may be completed online using Synergy StudentVUE or ParentVUE.  Students/families may register for courses on their own or attend one of the help sessions in the Commons Area during PLC time (2:03 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) on January 15th, January 22nd, and January 29th.Students will need to their Chromebooks during these sessions.

Online course selection sessions will be held for current 8th graders on Tuesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 7, (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) in the Media Center Computer Lab. On Thursday, February 7th (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) there will also be counselors and Student Ambassadors available at Scott Middle School to assist 8th graders there with the online course selection process.

Students and families are reminded that registering for classes does not mean that those classes will be in the 2019-2020 schedules as there are times when schedule conflicts occur, classes are not offered, or pre-reqs have not been met.  Course selection does ensure that students have the opportunity to select the coursework that will best meet their needs.

Online Course Selection Guidelines:

  • Visit the Google Classroom to access your4 Year Course Plan
  • Review the LSW Online Selection Directions
  • Select courses using the online registration system located in StudentVUE or ParentVUE
  • Register for 80 credit hours
  • Choose two alternates for the alternate category in case there would be a time conflict, class is filled or not offered
  • Select extra-curricular activities interested in participating in

Future Hawk Night

Future Hawk Night will be held at LSW on Thursday, January 10th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is an informative evening for current 8th graders and their families who are interested in learning more about Southwest High School. Please click here to view additional information for current 8th graders and their families. You may also access the LPS Preparing for High School site by typing in BIBW in the Search Box located at lps.org.

Sophomore Interviews

Starting January 15th, counselors will host individual interviews with sophomores. Using the students’ Pre-ACT test results, counselors will be discussing graduation requirements, post-secondary plans, and online course selection. For additional insight about the Pre-ACT, watch the video, Understanding the Pre-ACT and/or visit the Prep Scholar Blog’s Pre-ACT Review.

EducationQuest’s January College Planning Bulletin

In the January issue of EducationQuest’s Planning Bulletin, seniors and juniors will find a list of activities that they work on during their Winter Break. Highlights include, but are not limited to the following: