LPS Summer School

Beginning Monday, April 22nd, you will be able to access the Summer School Registration Booklet at www.lps.org under the Instructional Departments category. Summer school classes will be held May 30th through July 11th.Students may not have more than 3 absences from summer school. High school summer school is open to students who were in grades 9-12 during the 2012-13 school year. Tuition for LPS students is as follows:

  • $65 * 2.5 credit hours
  • $130 * 5 credit hours
  • $30 * Each additional 2.5 credit course
  • $60 * Each additional 5.0 credit course

Registration dates for summer school are listed below:

  • Week of April 22nd: LPS Seniors only
  • Week of April 29th: LPS Seniors and Juniors only
  • Week of May 6th:P All LPS students & non-LPS students
  • May 17th: Last day to accept and enter registrations at LSW.

Students interested in summer school should visit with their counselors to complete the registration form. For students with IEPS, they will need to check with their IEP managers for appropriate courses to register for.

Clarence Rhodes Scholarship

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln chapter of Phi Delta Theta will be awarding two $500 scholarships to male high school students planning to attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln during the 2013-2014 academic school year. The Clarence Rhodes Scholarship will be awarded to the students who best embody the three cardinal principles of Phi Delta Theta: Friendship, Sound Learning, and Moral Rectitude. The scholarship and application process does not require membership in Phi Delta Theta. Click here to access scholarship.  Applications are due April 15th, 2013. Please submit your completed application to:  Phi Delta Theta – Nebraska Alpha Chapter, 1545 R St.,  Lincoln, NE 68508 or you can email your application to crhodes.scholarship@gmail.com

Oxford X Program

Students (ages 16-18) of are invited to apply for a place on Oxford X, a prestigious forum being held in August 2013 in Oxford. Oxford X brings together some of the United Kingdom’s finest lecturers who are leaders in their fields from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics to provide an unparalleled educational experience surrounding pertinent issues across the globe.

The program provides an unrivaled experience of the educational rigour at the United Kingdom’s top universities, whilst also providing participants with a unique and authentic experience of student life in Oxford. Participants will reside within Balliol College, experience the various organized excursions within Oxford and meet like-minded peers from a diverse background. Oxford X provides an unrivaled opportunity to enhance one’s education, whilst providing an invaluable insight vital for preparation to apply to the UK’s leading universities. This rewarding experience provides a unique stepping-stone to Oxford University, Cambridge University and the LSE; enrollment in the can be discussed in interviews, personal statements and university applications. Indeed, the content of the forum is particularly useful and relevant for those individuals considering applying for the following courses at university:

  • ·  Economics & Management
  • ·  Economics
  • ·  Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • ·  Politics
  • ·  History
  • ·  Geography
  • ·  International Relations
  • ·  European Studies

Lecture topics are diverse, and are at a standard suitable for A-level (or equivalent qualifications); further details of the forum, lecturers, excursions and topics can be found on the website www.oxfordx.com . An information pack is also available to download at www.oxfordx.com/OxfordX-2013.pdf

Should you have any questions about the forum or the application procedure, please contact Caroline Davis at caroline.davis@oxfordx.com


Summer Job Opportunities

The Lincoln YMCA currently has openings for summer/seasonal lifeguards and swim instructors and summer childcare staff. Both job listings require applicants to have previous experience working with youth and being at least 16 years of age. Complimentary Y membership is available to qualified staff members. Apply online at www.ymcalincolnjobs.org

Goodwill is hiring part-time retail team members at a starting wage of $7.50 with experience and/or education. Must have accurate cash handling skills. The Computer Electronics location is seeking qualified applicants who are comfortable using Windows XP and having experience with basic hardware and general software installation. Apply online at www.lincolngoodwill.org. Applications must be completed prior to attending group interviews on Wednesdays at 10 am.


Lincoln Area Spring College Fair

The Lincoln Area Spring College Fair will be held on April 14th at SCC’s Lincoln Campus from 1 to 3 pm. Register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org. Print the barcode and take it to the College Fair. College reps will scan your barcode – saving you from completing college interest forms.  Check out the list of participating colleges and Questions to Ask at a College Fair.

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Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP a college preparatory and leadership program encourages graduating high school seniors to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.

Up to 24 students are selected for an all-expense paid, interdisciplinary training seminar in Washington, D.C., and a four-week paid internship in a museum and cultural institution in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

 Those selected to participate have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures. Through this program, Latino youth are empowered to develop leadership and academic skills and foster pride in their own cultural heritage.

family Eligibility & Qualifications
Admission is competitive. To be eligible for the program, you must:
1. Be a high school senior graduating in 2013
2. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application
3. Have a minimum weighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
4. Be fluent in English
5. Commit to participate in the one-week training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution and complete a four-week summer internship
6. Be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited community college, college, or university (enrollment will be verified for the Fall 2013).
The application guide can be found here: Application.
Deadline is April 12, 2013

Army ROTC Scholarship

Juniors in high school can start applying now for a scholarship with the Army ROTC Program.  Click here  to view instructions.   The scholarship will cover 100% tuition, $1,200 a year for books, and a monthly stipend starting at $300.  Exact dates for the boards are to be determined, but they are usually in October of this year and January and February of next year.  Students are encouraged to apply now if they are considering Creighton or UNO Omaha to receive assistance in being competitive for all three boards.  Seniors interested in the program can also contact Captain Minder, who will work with them through the summer to ensure that they are competitive for a campus based scholarship since they have missed the deadline to apply online for the national scholarship. Students may visit the Facebook page (shown below) to have a better understanding of what our Cadets do.


 There are various scholarships and ways to join the program. Contact Captain Minder at MaureenMinder@creighton.edu or 402-280-1154 for more info about the Blackwolves ROTC.

Lincoln Industries Open House

Lincoln Industries will be  hosting an open house on Thursday, April 4th.  This open house will be focused on our production roles and they are inviting interested LPS 2013 graduates to attend. Information is below:

Join the journey and join Lincoln Industries

 We are a local plating / manufacturing company that has been in business for 60 years.  We are the largest metal finishing company in the  United States and are located right here in Lincoln. 

 We select the right person for the right job and offer extensive training up front. We invest in our people by providing ongoing development and learning opportunities that foster career paths and strengthen the company as well as the individual.

As an organization, we have set ourselves apart from other manufacturing companies in a number of ways. Perhaps most important are our commitment to the wellness of Lincoln Industries people and our efforts to create a strong culture of caring. We firmly believe that a happy, healthier workforce creates a better end product.

 Career Open House – Thursday, April 4th   – 4:00-8:00PM

Lincoln Industries – 600 West E Street – East People Resources Entrance

 Come Interview for Production Roles Including:

  • Polishers
  • Material Handlers
  • Electroplaters
  • Coaters
  • Welders


NAACP Scholarships

The NAACP Lincoln Branch has three (3) Community Service Scholarships available to Lincoln Public School (LPS) high school seniors. The amount of each scholarship is up to $1,000.

Any LPS high school 2013 graduating senior (regardless of  race, gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation) who will attend a post secondary accredited  institution  in the fall.

To provide scholarships to three (3) deserving LPS high school graduating seniors intending to enter a post secondary accredited institution in the fall of 2013.

Scholarship Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate a record of service to members of their local community as documented through letters of recommendation. Examples of community service include promoting diversity through organizational work, assisting low-income families, the elderly, veterans, and or the disabled, membership in the Lincoln NAACP Youth Council, etc.

Completed applications must be submitted to the address shown below by April 26, 2013.

        Attn: Scholarship Awards Committee
NAACP Lincoln Branch
P.O. Box 81322
Lincoln, NE  68501-1322

For more info & to download an application, visit www.naacplincolnbranch.org/scholarships.html

Sloup Thorrell Detasseling

Interested in earning some extra cash this summer?  Learn about detasseling for Sloup Thorrell Detasseling at an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:30-7:00 pm in the A118 forum.  You can also see Mr. Watt for additional information.