Four Directions Youth Program

The Four Directions is geared toward Native American youth; however, Non-Native youth are welcome to attend. The Indian Center, Inc. serves youth ages 10-17 with the priority focused on increasing school engagement. This program will work to identify intervention and prevention strategies to address the problems surrounding at-risk youth and providing assistance to appropriate areas of need. For more information, please contact Rose Springer, Juvenile Justice Youth Coordiantor at 402-438-5231 or rspringer@icindn.org. For more details, click here to view the Four Directions Youth Program brochure.

ACT Registration Reminder for October 24th Test

October 2nd is the last chance for students to take the October 24th ACT® test!The late fee does apply. ACT offers no-cost and low-cost test prep options at www.actstudent.org/testprep.

Did you know . . .

  • A student’s ACT score can be used for applying to ANY US college or university, including Ivy League institutions and other highly selective schools.
  • Not all colleges and universities require a writing test for admission—the ACT writing test is optional, saving students time and money.
  • The ACT test score is based on the number of correct answers, with no points deducted for guessing.
Register now for the ACT test
For more information, visit www.act.org.

30 Below Contest 2015

Narrative invites all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.
Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative.
All N30B entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2016 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week or Poem of the Week.
 
Submissions are accepted in the following media:
Written: Works of prose and of poetry, including short stories, all poetic forms, novel excerpts, essays, memoirs, and excerpts from book-length nonfiction. Prose submissions must not exceed 15,000 words. Each poetry submission may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. All submissions should be double-spaced, with 12-point type, at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address at the top of the first page. Submit your document as a .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but we encourage you to be selective and to send your best work. All entries will be considered for publication.
Drawn: Graphic novel excerpts and comics of no more than thirty pages, in .pdf format. Please include your full name in the title of the file name.
Photographed: Photo essays of between five and twenty images, previously unpublished (including on sites like Flickr, your personal website, stock photography sites, etc.). Images should be submitted in a low-resolution .pdf or .jpg format; however, upon acceptance, images need to be provided with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, in a .tif, .jpg, or raw format that can be reproduced at 1,024 pixels wide. Captions or text should be included, either with the file containing the images or as a separate document in a .doc or .pdf format, with numbered captions corresponding to the similarly numbered photographs. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page of the essay.
Spoken: Original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in audio theater, including performance, radio journalism, and stories and poems read aloud. Submissions may run up to ten minutes, in .mp3 format, with a bit rate of at least 128 kbit/s. Please include your full name in the title of the file name.
Filmed: Short films and documentaries of up to fifteen minutes. Submissions must be in .mp4 or .mov format. Please include your full name in the title of the file name.
Timing: Entries will be accepted through November 15, 2015, at midnight, Pacific standard time.
Entry fee: There is a $23 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.
Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by December 15, 2015. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions, which will be final. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine.
Entries must be previously unpublished, though Narrative does accept works that have appeared in college publications. Entries cannot have been the winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest. Only online entries may be submitted. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but if your entry is accepted elsewhere, please let Narrative know as soon as possible.

Apply2College Event

The Apply2College Event on Thursday, October 29th will be held at LSW. Representatives from EducationQuest and area colleges/universities will be available throughout the day in the Media Center Computer Lab to assist seniors with the online application process to any college(s) they are interested in applying to. Seniors interested in participating in this event may sign up in the Counseling Center.

Apply2College is  a statewide campaign in which high schools conduct college application events during the school day to help seniors apply to at least one college. All states are now conducting campaigns as part of the American College Application Campaign sponsored by the American Council on Education. Seniors should bring a completed copy of the College Application Checklist  which is available by clicking  here.

LPS ACT Test Prep Program

The LPS Test Prep Program has 3 ACT workshops left this year (timed for the December, April and June tests). Next year, they will offer a combined PSAT/SAT workshop in the fall.
Each ACT workshop has 9 classes – 8 of actual instruction on mostly Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm, with the 9th class on a Saturday morning to take a complete practice test. Course content includes:
— Testing strategies that apply to all test sections and strategies for specific test sections
— Content review: grammar, math, and some science
— Practice tests so students can practice the strategies and time-management
This year, all classes are held at Lincoln High. Each workshop costs $125, but tuition is lowered to $25 for students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. To qualify, students need to provide the following documentation: an email from a school counselor, or a copy of the lunch approval letter. If even the $25 payment is a hardship, please contact your assigned counselor for additional details.
Students can register online by going to http://wp.lps.org/testprep/ and clicking “Register Now.” However, LPS does not offer on-line payment options, so parents must mail payment OR call LPSDO Accounting and arrange for a credit card payment. A registration is not complete until payment is received. Workshops fill up often, so  students and parents need to make the payment promptly.
Please click here to view the 2015-16 LPS ACT Test Prep Program’s brochure.  If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Linda Geisert at lgeisert@lps.org.

 

Wendy’s High School Heisman Program

Seniors are reminded that the deadline for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is October 2nd. Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program is your chance to gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman. For more details, visit https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/.

Project Homeless Connect Lincoln

Project Homeless Connect Lincoln will be held on Tuesday, September 29th at Pinnacle Bank Arena from 10 AM to 3 PM. This is a one day, one stop, opportunity to get the services you need for free! Below is a partial listing of services that will be provided.
  • Housing assistance
  • Employment and education
  • Health services
  • Dental and vision services
  • Mental health services
  • Flu and other vaccines
  • Social services
  • Legal assistance
  • Substance use services
  • On-site bike repair
  • Income tax preparation
  • Veterans Services
Child care will be provided. Some services may require income verification. Bring W-2s, if available for tax preparation.

Midwest Exchange Program Scholarships

The Midwest Student Exchange Program has expanded to include all majors at the University of Kansas. It is one of KU’s renewable scholarships for nonresidents, making it an excellent resource for families and their students coming in from out of state. It is available to students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 
If students have a 24+ ACT (1090+ SAT math/critical reading) and a 3.25+ GPA on a 4.0 scale, the award – $40,356 ($10,089 a year) – is theirs. It’s that simple!