Surviving the Stigma: A Journey for Hope

Third Annual 2-Mile Walk & Fun Run
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00am
Holmes Lake Park, Lincoln, NE

This event benefits the Lincoln/Lancaster County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team; a volunteer group consisting of trained survivors and mental health professionals who support persons whom have lost a loved one to suicide.

Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Register before May 15 to guarantee shirt size. Day of event registration begins at 9:00am. Click here to download registration form. For more information please contact Jennifer Fry at 402-430-0364 or

2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

 + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

 Interested students need to visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here they’ll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Deadline: June 30, 2015


Volunteer Opportunities has the following volunteer opportunities available:

Capital Humane Society – EVENT!
Contact: Charleen Engberg
Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival – Our Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival is Saturday, May 16th. We need dozens of volunteers to manage the games and activities from 10am-2pm.
We also need volunteers to help take down displays, tables, etc., after the event from about 2-4pm.
Please contact Charleen Engberg at for more details if you are interested and available to help. We need all individuals to sign up to help by May 9.

Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful – EVENT!
Contact: Adam Rhoads
(402) 441-8035
Lincoln Marathon Litter Cleanup – Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful, a program of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, is partnering with the Lincoln Marathon to make the 2015 race a litter free event. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter, recyclables and clothing along the race route after runners have passed. Groups of 3-5 volunteers are assigned a 2-3 mile stretch of the race route and provided with necessary supplies for cleanup. The Marathon is Sunday May 3rd, and volunteers are scheduled in ½ hour time slots from 9am to 1pm. Approximate volunteer time is 1-2 hours.
This is a great wellness opportunity for volunteers. All volunteers will be getting physical activity by walking along the race route, will be supporting a community event focused on a healthy activities and will be helping maintain a healthy environment in their community. Volunteers also get a free t-shirt for participating.

Hazardous Waste Collection Volunteers Needed                                                         Sat. April 25 volunteers are needed to help at Wal-Mart South, 87th & Hwy 2, hazardous waste collection. Volunteer shifts available 8:30-11:00 or 11:00-1:30.
•These events are a great way for the community to dispose of potentially hazardous products commonly found around the house.
•Hazardous waste accumulates throughout the year and it is important to use it up or dispose of it properly.
•Volunteers are needed at these events to direct traffic, conduct surveys, and provide the participants with educational material.

Indian Center – EVENT!
Von Villarreal @402-440-4607,
Samantha Jones @402- 430-7039,
Tara Cries For Ribs @402- 417-8898,
Indian Center Youth Suicide Prevention Health Fair – Please come and volunteer at our second annual Indian Center Suicide Prevention Health Fair. We have included a FREE 5K Walk – Run. Our Theme is “Healthy Families Healthy Kids” focusing on youth to bring awareness that suicide is preventable and access is available.
Dates: May 2, 2015, at the Indian Center, 1100 Military Rd., Lincoln, NE
We need help at registration tables from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 to help people register for the 5K and to distribute race packets for those who registered on line.
Volunteers are needed for setup, monitoring the walk route, to distribute water at stations, helping with youth activities, and tear down at the end of the day.
We need people to help “buddy up” with first time 5K participants.
To register, visit

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County – EVENT!
Contact: Georgann Roth
(402) 875-9320
Head Start Celebration Volunteers– Spring is here, flowers are blooming and Part Day Head Start is having their End of Year Celebration on Sat., May 9th from 10:00-1:00 at the popular Antelope Park, 2740 A Street, Lincoln.
Head Start focuses on delivering high quality child development programs while encouraging parents and guardians to become more involved in their child’s learning. Head Start staff establishes partnerships with parents and assist in identifying community support services.
The Celebration Festivities include giggles, smiles, hugs, food and fun.
We are looking for a few (up to 10) volunteers to help with some of the booths at the celebration.
These include: hula hoop, bean bag toss, art booth, food, banner decoration booth and more.

Lincoln Arts Council
Contact: Lori McAlister
(402) 434-2787
Art Supplies Drive for Prescott Elementary – The Lincoln Arts Council is conducting an art supplies drive. We need supplies for 330 students by May 1. Estimated cost for supplies is $5/student. We need individuals or groups to organize an art supplies drive at their workplace, office, school, church, etc. Basic, good-quality art tools that encourage self-expression will be distributed to Prescott Elementary students who participate in ART MAKES ME SMART. programs this spring. Suggested items include: crayons, markers, colored pencils and sharpener, sketch pads, water colors and brushes, glue sticks, Scotch tape, etc. For many children, these will be the only art supplies that they can call their own.
We will send these supplies home with the students in bright green Art Makes Me Smart. cinch bags provided by ArtFX Screen Printing and Embroidery.

Food Bank of Lincoln – EVENT!
Contact: Kim Miller
(402) 466-8170 ext. 121
Postal Food Drive– We are looking for volunteer groups to collect food donations on Saturday May 9th,
beginning at 8am. Get to know your community by joining our letter carriers with their annual food drive and assist them in alleviating hunger in Southeast Nebraska!

iHELP Scholarships

iHELP Student Loans and Student Loan Finance Corporation are proud to announce their nationwide scholarship program.  They are offering this opportunity to high school seniors and students already attending a college, university or technical school and will be attending in the 2015-2016 school year and are in good academic standing.

 There will be three scholarships: one (1) $3,000, one (1) $2,000 and one (1) $1,000 that will be chosen via a random drawing.  To register for this scholarship drawing visit the iHELP Facebook page at , “Like” the page and click on the Scholarship Application tab and complete the electronic form.  The deadline for this drawing is June 30, 2015.  If you have any questions about the drawing or the iHELP Student Loan program feel free to contact Craig Green at or 800-645-7404.

2015 Summer School Registration

The 2015 Summer School Registration Booklet is available at under Instructional Departments. High School Summer School is open to students who were in grades 9-12 during the 2014-15 school year. students who have received a high school diploma or GED are NOT eligible to participate in summer school. Students who are expelled from school are not eligible to register for summer school. Students are encouraged to visit with their school counselor regarding appropriate course selections. Students with an IEP need to to visit with their IEP managers about summer school recommendations.

With the exception of ELearning classes, summer school classes will be offered at North Star from May 28th through July 9th. Students who will be gone for more than 3 days should NOT register for summer school. Tuition is due at the time of registration. Current LPS students who qualifed for Free/Reduced Lunch during the 2014-15 school year may attend summer school at NO cost. The tuition rates for all remaining LPS students are shown below:

  • $ 65 for 2.5 credit hours
  • $130 for 5.0 credit hours
  • $  30 for each additional 2.5 credit course
  • $ 60 for each additional 5.0 credit course

Summer school registration dates are as follows:

  • Week of April 20th: Registration for current LPS seniors
  • Week of April 27th: Registration for current LPS juniors
  • Week of May 4th: Registration for all current LPS students
  • Week of May 11th: Registration for all current LPS students
  • May 26th-28th: Registration at North Star for Non-LPS students
  • May 15th: Last Day of Registration at LSW

Joseph’s College $2,500 Anniversary Scholarship

Joseph’s College is celebrating its 50th year in June by giving a $2,500 Anniversary Scholarship to all new student who enroll & begins their education at any of the Joseph’s College campuses during the month of June. To apply for this grant, please contact Admissions at 800-742-7827 or email This scholarships is valid only for first time Joseph’s students who begin their students in June 2015. It will be applied to tuition upon the student’s successful completion of the training program at 2100 clock hours. The amount of $1,250 will be awarded in two consecutive financial aid years. Eligibility also requires that students maintain 80% satisfactory progress in attendance and academics. For more info, visit

Hawk Food Market

Students are reminded that the last Hawk Food Market for the 2014-15 school year will be held tomorrow in the A118 Forum at 2:15 to 3:30 pm. Grocery items from Foodbank of Lincoln and clothing from Rob’s Closet are available to ALL students and their families at no charge.

Youth Leadership Lincoln

Freshman, there is a city-wide leadership program called Youth Leadership Lincoln. Each year they select a very limited number of freshman from across all schools in the city to participate in an interactive, hands-on experience focusing on developing leadership skills and educating you about the different roles you can have in your community. If you are interested, you must pick up an application, which we have in the office and submit the completed application by Fri. May 15th. Some of our present 10th graders who are YLL members this year are: Elizabeth Gao, Natalie Hillman, Emma Keifer, Tanvi Santhosh, and Meena Vasudevan. If you want to know more about YLL, there are 4 informational sessions being offered where you can learn more: The closest location for one of these sessions is Walt Branch Library mtg. room on Tues. May 5, from 6 to 7pm. For more info, visit

Inspiring Women Scholarship

The Inspiring Women Scholarship will be given to one person from each of the Congressional District from Nebraska. The amount of the scholarship is $500 and is for students graduating this year and continuing their education or are currently enrolled in a higher education program. Please click here to download the scholarship.
Essays should be submitted by July 1, 2015 to the NDWC to For questions about the scholarship, please contact Mary Herres, NDWC Chair at: or 402-617-2089. The scholarship will be presented at the Inspiring Women Luncheon in Lincoln the first Friday of August.