The holidays are a time to celebrate with those who make our lives better. If you or someone you know would benefit from a little extra help celebrating this year, there are many programs and resources available in the Lincoln area.
Please CLICK HERE for an overview of these programs, or connect with your LSW school counselor to learn more.
Student Council is collecting used prom attire that would be given to LSW students who couldn’t otherwise afford to buy prom clothing. We were wondering if any teacher would be willing to donate old formal attire, such as dresses, sport coats, ties, accessories etc. We appreciate anything you could give. Please bring your donated items to Sarah Hammers in either A117 or A209 by April 6th at the latest.
Our boutique will be open for students to shop in the counseling center April 10th-13th. Below are our hours.
Tuesday 4/10: 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 4/11 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm & during conferences
Thursday: 4/12 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm
Friday 4/13 7:45am-8:05am & 3:03 pm-4:00 pm
Lincoln Southwest Student Council
LEAP is ENROLLING new students!
- Are you between the ages of 14 and 24?
- Were you in – or currently in- the foster care or child welfare system?
- Are you within 12-9 months of completing high school and on-track to earn your diploma or already completed high school/GED?
- Are you interested in college or career training and not currently enrolled in college courses?
- Do you want help succeeding in college, want to meet new people, have a lot fun, participate in leadership activities, and even earn scholarships or reduced tuition?
LEAP offers the following opportunities to eligible candidates:
- Scholarship opportunities
- Support during your transition to college and throughout your college experience
- Fun activities, group learning, on-campus support system
- Leadership opportunities to help build your resume
- Help finding a career you love
To check on eligibility requirements as well as to apply, please click here to download the LEAP Enrollment Form. If interested, please complete all sections of the attached LEAP enrollment form and return it to Brittney Livingston (in Omaha) at firstname.lastname@example.org or return to Lindsey Drake (in Lincoln) at email@example.com.
Bright Lights is looking for high school students to serve as Classroom Assistants. This is a great opportunity for students to earn GoPo hours and other volunteer service hours during the summer. Students may apply at BrightLights.org starting March 8th.
To be a classroom assistant:
- Choose a topic you enjoy
- Choose a week and time that works for you
- Have a fun, rewarding adventure
- Weeks available
- June 5-9
- June 12-16
- June 19-23
- June 26-30
- July 10-14
- Hours available
- 8:45 – 12:15 (Morning)
- 12:45 – 4:15 (Afternoon)
- Attend the orientation meetings and help teacher on set up day
- Classes take place at Holmes Elementary (5230 Sumner St) and other community sites
If you have questions, please contact Jodi Fuson at 402-420-1115 Ext. 49 or info@BrightLights.org.
Duke Summer Academy believes that while learning, students can change the world. Students are invited to spend the summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. Students will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.
- First Prize: $250
- Second Prize: $150
- Third Prize: $100
CodeCrush is a FREE immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls designed to show them the world of iSTEM. Part of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology Women in IT Initiative, we’ve created this program to help show girls all the cool and crush-worthy things you can do with technology.
When is CodeCrush Spring Immersion Experience?
March 29th – 31st
What does it cost?
Nothing! Meals, transportation around Omaha, lodging – it’s all free.
Mentor teachers will receive a $500 stipend.
Who is eligible?
Students must be in 8th or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2016 school year, have parent permission and be nominated by a teacher/counselor/administrator who will also accompany them to the immersion experience. More than one student may be nominated.
February 12, 2017
Check out more information here: codecrush.unomaha.edu
Looking for other ways to get involved in technology? Come check out IS&T’s open house on February 25th! http://pki.nebraska.edu/explore-innovation
To register for the Parents Encouraging Parents Conference for parents of children with disabilities, which will be held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on March 16-18, first read the Guidelines for Participants. Then, complete the registration form available online at:
- Register by February 20, 2017.
- After this date please call 402-471-2471 for availability.
Term 2’s Hawk Food Mart will be held Tuesday, December 13th in the A118 Forum between 2:15 and 3:30 pm. A variety of grocery items will be provided by the Food Bank of Lincoln. Gently used clothing will also be available. The Hawk Food Mart is open to students, staff, and their families. There are no costs or income restrictions for participating in this event.
Please click here or read below to view additional resources and information available to eligible students and families in Lincoln and surrounding areas.