Daily Student Bulletin

February 21, 2019

Tryouts for next year's cheerleading team are coming up!  Please join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm in the High School Library.  The meeting is open to parents and interested students.  Please pick up an application and information packet at the office.  Go Big Blue!"                                                                                                                   

Boys track will officially start Monday the 25th of February, everyone is expected to be there. Small gym at 3:05 in full sweats and have hats and gloves ready to go.                                                                                                                          

PLEASE check the lost and found in the guidance office.  There are A LOT of coats, hats, gloves, clothes, water bottles and other items.                                                                  


A big thank you to the over 40 students who attended the general informational meetings for this year's musical the 2012 Revival Version of GODSPELL by award-winning and acclaimed composer of WICKED, Stephen Schwartz.  What a great, positive energy we saw in both of the meetings.  Choreography will be taught and reviewed in the choir room by Michael Jefferis and Chloe Studer during both lunches today.  Students will sign up for audition and production team interviews with an online form.  That form will be sent out today.  Auditions will be held today after school and tomorrow after school in small groups of 5 or 6.  Copies of the acting auditions will be available in the Drama Room this afternoon.  Thanks again for such an incredible and upbeat start.  


Boys and Girls golf, please sign up with Coach Koester in room 315 this week.            


Girls' track practice starts one week from today on Thursday, February 28th.  If you are a high school girl who is interested in running track please sign up in the library.  If you can't make it down to the library to sign up you can still come out for track.  Just show up on the first day.         


Students!  Temperatures in the teens call for warming up with a hot drink. Come check out the coffee selection in the library.  From coffee and cappuccino in a variety of flavors, tea, and cocoa, we've got something to keep you cozy despite the frigid weather.  Just $1.00 for a warm, tasty beverage of your choice!                                                                                      


Students, if your next class in your math sequence should be PrecalculusA/IWCC Precalculus, you must have an ACT Math score of 21 before school starts next August.  If your next class in your English sequence is IWCC English Comp I, you must have an ACT English score of 18 before school starts next August.  That means you must sign up for either the April 13, June 8, or July 13 ACT by going to www.actstudent.org.  Free info booklets with a practice test are located outside Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.  Feel free to grab one.                                                                                   


Students, the counselors are starting to receive schedule change requests.

Please follow these guidelines when requesting a schedule change:

1. If you have a full schedule of classes you requested, we will not make a change. You requested your classes and we tried hard to give you those classes.

2.  We will not make teacher changes.

3.  We will not make hour changes.

4.  Changes will be made if there is something wrong with your schedule or you are missing a class.  Please email your counselor and she will work with you. 


Attention Students:

The City of Council Bluffs will be holding a job fair for all of the City's seasonal employment opportunities on February 28 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the CB Public Library.  If interested there is a sign posted outside of the Guidance Office.                                                         


Seniors:  If IWCC is one of the schools you are considering, you should be applying for their Foundation Scholarship. Last year, they did not have enough applicants for this $10,000 scholarship, so if you have completed your IWCC application, go to https://www.iwcc.edu/future_student/financial_aid/scholarships.asp and complete the simple application before the March 15, 2019, deadline.


The following colleges will have representatives in our School Counseling office.  If you want to meet with a college representative, simply email Renee at rkybat@lewiscentral.org, and she will send a pass for you when the representative arrives.


Wayne State College will be here at 1:00 on Thursday, February 21.  Wayne State is located in Wayne, Nebraska, a 2-hour drive from Council Bluffs. It has about 3,000 undergraduate students and is priced very reasonably for Iowa students; in fact, a large number of on-campus students are Iowa high school graduates. Its most popular majors are education, business, psychology, criminal justice, and recreation, leisure and fitness studies. Mrs. Woodward, Mrs. Bode-Steinke, Mr. Nickman, Mr. Nightser, and Mr. Archer are all Wayne State grads. Ask them about their Wildcat pride.


During lunch times, the United States Marine Corps will be set up by the cafeteria the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.  The United States Navy will be there the third Monday of every month.  The Iowa National Guard will also be set up on the first and third Thursday of each month, and the United States Army will be set up on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.   If you are considering a military career, please be sure to stop by and introduce yourself to these recruiters.


Seniors, the following scholarship was just added to the list of scholarships on our School Counseling Scholarship

List webpage:




Qualification Factors

App Deadline

Bluffs City Lodge #71 Scholarship


Strong desire to pursue post-secondary education either at a 2- or 4-year college or a vocational or trade school; applications available in the file across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door

March 31, 2019

Southwest Iowa Education Foundation Scholarships

Vary; up to $4,000

Over 70 scholarships are offered. After applying, you will receive an email about all scholarships for which you match the criteria. March 22 is the deadline for any additional requested information.
Click here to access info and application

March 15, 2019

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship


Must enroll in an accredited 2- or 4-year college and select a course of study leading toward an academic degree; scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, good citizenship and moral character. Get the paper application from the file attached to the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.

Completed applications due back to Mrs. Bode-Steinke by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.

Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships


Must be directly affected by childhood cancer because either you or a sibling has had cancer before age 18; must plan to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year institution, GPA of 2.5 or better; click here for application and more info

May 31, 2019


Acacia Leadership Scholarship
at the University of Iowa


Male incoming freshman who has excelled in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement; get application from the file across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door

March 31, 2019


Elevate Iowa
Manufacturing Scholarship

(15 awarded)

Attending an Iowa community college enrolling in a manufacturing-related program; complete a simple, one-page application.Click here for info and application.

March 1, 2019





Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship


Must be of the Protestant faith, a resident of Iowa, and attending the University of Iowa full time in the 2019-20 school year.
Get the paper application from the file attached to the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.

May 1, 2019

Iowa Financial Aid Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

(30 awarded)

Complete two online tutorials about lowering overall college costs and maximizing your return on college investment. Take the assessment at the end. The 30 seniors with the highest scores on the assessment will be awarded $2,000 to be sent directly to their college.Click here to register and read the complete rules.

Feb. 22, 2019
(4:00 p.m.)




Iowa PGA Charlie Burkhart Scholarship

$1,500/yr for 4 years
($6,000 total)

Must have displayed an interest in golf, have a potential for future contributions to the game, display leadership skills, and have been involved in your community.Click here to access application.

application must be at the office byJune 14, 2019



Iowa Health Care Careers Scholarship

$3,500 for up to 2 yrs ($7,000)

Must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year you are awarded the scholarship.Click here to see if your health care career qualifies and to complete the application.

March 30, 2019

Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship


Must enroll in mechanical, electrical, or architectural engineering at a University of Nebraska college, University of Iowa, Iowa State, or Kansas State; 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, 24 or higher ACT composite; essay; FAFSA completed;click here for more info and application

March 31, 2019


Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship


Committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, sales, accounting, or business administration. Applications available from file on the wall across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's door.

Must be received by Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019

Eychaner Foundation Iowa
Matthew Shepard Scholarship

up to $14,500
over 4 yrs

3.0/4.0 GPA; 22 or better ACT; openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer; demonstrated LGBTQ activism and community service; high moral and ethical standards;click here for info and application

March 1, 2019


First Friday Breakfast Club
LGBT Scholarship


Participated in significant activities to promote LGBT acceptance and provide education and understanding of LGBT issues in your school or community. Get an application from the folder across from Mrs. Bode-Steinke's office door.

must be postmarked
no later than
March 15, 2019

SFM Foundation Scholarships

up to $10,000/year

Must have had a parent or guardian who was disabled or fatally injured in a workplace accident in Iowa, Minnesota, or Wisconsin; must pursue vocational education and training or a bachelor's or associate's degree at an accredited school; financial need;click here for more info and application

March 31, 2019

Ann Griffel Iowa Golf Association Scholarship


Female enrolling at an Iowa institution of higher learning -- university, college, or trade school; awards based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability;click here for info and application

April 1, 2019

Herman Sani Iowa Golf Association Scholarship

($8,000 total)

Must have experience or background in golf; awards based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership, not on golf accomplishments or ability;click her for info and application

April 1, 2019


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