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LSW Counseling Center

  • 2017-18 LSW Counselor Assignments & Responsibilities
    • A-C      Dr. Simpson-Kirkland *
    • D-HE    Mrs. Volker *
    • HF-L     Mr. Feeken *
    • M-N      Dr. Lehn *
    • O-SL     Mr. Peterson *
    • SM-Z   Mr. Ernst *
  • Counseling Center Personnel
    • Counseling Administrator | John Hastings
    • Counseling Secretary | Janene Way
    • Registrar | Christine Carman
    • Social Worker | Michael Barber
    • Family Services Therapist | Miranda Blackwell
    • EducationQuest College Planning & Financial Aid Specialist | R.J. Vega

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Google Classroom Info from the Counseling Center

  • Seniors – Class of 2018
  • Juniors – Class of 2019
  • Sophomores – Class of 2020
  • Freshmen – Class of 2021

February Calendar

  • 6th * ASVAB Test @ LSW * 8:00 AM – Noon
    • Contact Person: Mr. Feeken
  • 6th * Registration Session for Current 8th Graders * 4:00 – 7:00
    • LSW Media Center Lab * Non-Scott Students
    • Scott Middle School * Scott Students
    • Contact Person: Dr. Lehn
  • 8th * Registration Session for Current 8th Graders * 3:30 – 6:30
    • LSW Media Center Lab
    • Contact Person: Dr. Lehn
  • 27th * Hawk Food Market * 2:15 – 3:00 PM
    • Contact Person: Dr. Simpson-Kirkland


Beginning at 8:00 am, on the morning of Tuesday, February 6th, LSW will offer the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test to interested students. Students may register for this free assessment in the Counseling Center. According to, “The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely us college, vocational school, or a military career. ASVAB test scores are broken down by the individual sub-tests and composites of the sub-tests. One of the most critical of these scores is the Armed Forces Qualification Test, which is used to determine if an individual is qualified to join the military service. Each service determines the qualification AFQT score for enlisting in their service.

If you have additional questions about the ASVAB, please contact Mr. Feeken, who coordinates the ASVAB for the LSW Counseling Center. Resources to assist with preparing for this test, include the links shown below:

LSW 2018-19 Online Registration

The course selection process for the 2018-19 school year is now accessible to students through January 31st. The online course registration 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 Media Center Computer Lab during PLC time (2:03-3:00) on January 23rd and January 30th. Students are reminded to bring their Chromebooks to the registration sessions.

Online registration sessions will be held for current 8th graders on Tuesday, February 6th and Thursday,  February 8th in the Media Center Computer Lab.

Students and families are reminded that registering for classes does not mean that those classes will be in the 2018-19 schedules as there are times when schedule conflicts occur, classes are not offered, or pre-reqs have not been met. Registration does ensure that students have the opportunity to select the coursework that will best meet their needs.
Online Registration Guidelines:

On Tuesday, February 6th, current LSW 9th – 11th grade students will also have the opportunity to register during Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Media Center Computer Lab.

Hawk Food Mart

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Hawk Food Mart will be held in the A118 Forum from 2:00 – 3:30. LSW students, and staff may shop for items such as pasta, canned meat, bread, pastries, and other staples that will provide food for themselves and their families. There is no cost and no income restrictions. Food is furnished by the Food Bank of Lincoln. Additionally, there will be gently used clothing available for distribution.




EducationQuest’s College Planning Bulletin

The  February College Planning Bulletin offers the following scholarship information:

  • Most scholarships are based on academics
  • Others are based on community service, school involvement, or talent
  • Some are based on financial need as determined by the results of your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Students are reminded that ScholarshipQuest at features over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships. After creating a profile, students will be matched with scholarships that fit their criteria. Also, check the LSW Counseling Center’s Home Page for posts about scholarship opportunities. National scholarship searches are also available at ScholarshipQuest and the LSW Counseling Center website. Additional scholarship resources include the following:
  • The Student Bulletin
  • Schools you are interested in attending
  • Coaches/Sponsors of athletics/extra-curricular activities
  • Employers
  • Parents’ Employers
  • Civic Organizations
Click here for more details about scholarships and tips to assist with completing a successful application.

Follow on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 Get Social Scholarship! Every time EducationQuest reaches specific follower milestones on its social media pages, they will  invite current and new followers to enter into a drawing for a $500 scholarship.
EducationQuest will continue to award $500 Get Social Scholarships each time they reach an additional 500 followers on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Click here for more details.
February “To Do” List for Seniors:
  • If you haven’t already, complete the FAFSA
  • Expect financial aid award notifications from the colleges you listed on your FAFSA.
  • Apply for scholarships
February “To Do” List for Juniors:
  • Start preparing for the ACT
  • Register by February 9th if planning to take the March 10th SAT
  • Register by March 9th if planning to take the April 14th ACT

LSW students and families are reminded that R.J. Vega, EducationQuest College Planning/Financial Aid Specialist, is at Southwest High School on Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment, please contact Mrs. Janene Way in the Counseling Center at or 402-436-1306 Option #3.