Daily Student Bulletin

December 15, 2017

You’re never too old to write a letter to Santa!  Now through Tuesday the 19th, you will have a chance to drop off your letter to Santa in the North Pole mailbox located in the library.  Winners will be chosen based on various categories including most creative and best overall, and will be awarded a LCHS travel mug with a hot chocolate and candy cane.


Attention all Creative Writing students from first trimester: The Literary Magazine is finally printed, so if you have time after 11am either during lunch, passing period, or after school, please stop by Ms. Nielsen's room to take a look at our almost finished product. We want to make sure that all students' pieces made it into the magazine and are formatted correctly. Today will be your ONLY day to take a look at it before we send it to be bound.               


It's that time of year to find your ugly sweater (or your grandma's ugly sweater) and enter the PBIS Ugly Sweater Contest which is scheduled for next Thursday, December 21st. To enter the contest, just wear your ugly sweater and show the judges who will be in the cafeteria during lunch on Wednesday.  Prizes will be given.   Sweaters need to be appropriate for school.  Hey everyone!  Let's get into the spirit of the season and show our positive enthusiasm by participating in this PBIS sponsored event!                                                                                                                                                    

This week's Titan of the Week is...Meralyz Hernandez.  According to her nominator, "Meralyz is a bundle of positive energy! She welcomes me each day with a big smile and is pleasant and cooperative at all times. Meralyz is a hard worker, even when tasks become difficult for her. At the end of class each day, she wishes me a good day and always has a huge smile on her face. Thanks for being so happy, respectful, and a fabulous representation of a True Titan!" Congratulations, Meralyz!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Show Choir Opener is tonight at 7 PM at the Middle School!  Come see LCHS's very own Jazz Band, Lewis Corporation and Lewis Company show choirs perform, as well as the Middle School Titan Force Show Choir!  Admission is $3 for students, $4 for adults!                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Come celebrate the holidays with the Band and Choir at the Holiday Concert Tuesday, Dec. 19th at the Middle School Auditorium!  The performance begins at 7 PM, but many carols will be sung staring at 6:50, so come early and enjoy the festivities!  There will be a canned food drive in conjunction with the concert, benefiting our local food pantry, so bring your non-perishable food items along! See you Tuesday!                                                                             


The members of National Honor Society are adopting Lewis Central families in need for Christmas. We currently have 3 families in mind. One family has a child in the high school and one at Titan Hill, another family has a child in the high school, and a family that lost everything in a fire with 4 children.  If you would like to donate to this cause, Donna will have an envelope in the office.                                                                                                                                               

It's SnoBall Dance time.   If you will be bringing a guess to the SnoBall Dance please stop

by the Principal's office and pick up a Visitor Permission Form.  You will not be able to purchase tickets until this form has been submitted. Middle School students and anyone over the age of 20

are not permitted to attend the dance. The Visitor Permission Form must be returned by Thursday, Janurary 4, 2018.


For those students who took an Iowa Western PSEO class this fall:  Your textbooks must be returned to our library this week or next; otherwise, you will be charged the full cost of the textbook.


For those students who requested a Spring 2018 PSEO course:  Iowa Western emailed your class schedules and important information about getting your parking passes, student IDs, and accessing ROC.  Be sure to check your email.  You will be able to check out your textbook from our library when school resumes January 3.  Mrs. Bode-Steinke also emailed all those students with whom she has met to select spring PSEO classes.  If you have not met with her by 2:45 on Thursday, December 21, you will not be allowed to register for a spring PSEO class.


Here is the information about COLLEGE VISITS from our Student Handbook:  

College Visits

Students are encouraged to visit college campuses on weekends or school holidays. However, if that cannot be arranged, students may be allowed to visit college campuses with pre-arranged permission of the school counselor AND a note signed by the student's parents. College visits cleared by parents in this manner are excused absences.

That means students must bring their school counselor a note from their parents that includes the name of the college and the date visiting at least 24 hours before the college visit.


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 call slip for you when the representative arrives.


The United States Marine Corps plans to set up by the cafeteria the first and third Wednesday of each month, while the United States Army plans to set up on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.  If you are interested in a Fast Forward! graduation plan of entering the military, you should take the time to introduce yourself and talk with these recruiters.


Seniors, these Fast Forward! Scholarship Opportunities are also available on our School Counseling Department webpages:  http://tinyurl.com/y8yxrt95


Seniors, here is another great database offering hundreds scholarships:  www.studentscholarships.org.  Several high-dollar scholarships have December and January deadlines, so check out the site and get your applications completed.


Theatre Arts Guild - Omaha Scholarship

multiple asarded

Must plan to pursue a degree in acting, dance, voice, direction, design, broadcasting theatre management, technical design, etc., as well as complete up to a 5-minute audition with two contrasting pieces;click here for info and application

Feb. 1, 2018


Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education Scholarship

multiple scholarships

Committed to the pursuit of automotive-related studies, such as technician training, body shop/collision repair, diesel, sales, accounting, or business administration;click here for info and application

March 1, 2018

Byers Scholarship

(5 awarded)

Enrolling in an Iowa college or university to major in community enhancement or natural resources/environmental areas of study; click here for more information and application

submitted by email by4:30 p.m.onJan. 6, 2018




Qualification Factors

App Deadline

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship


Must be of the Protestant faith, a resident of Iowa, and attending the University of Iowa full time in the 2018-19 school year.
See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application.

May 1, 2018


Raymond G. Alvine
Memorial Scholarships

up to $5,000

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, 2018

Iowa School Counselor Association Senior Scholarship


No. 1 selection criteria is based on a 250-word essay about a K-12 school counselor who made a difference in your life;click here to access the online application

Jan. 7, 2018


Matthew Shepard Scholarship

up to $13,000 over 4 years

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 to apply

March 1, 2018


Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club


Must have parent who is active duty military, retired, or deceased; ACT score; essay; involvement in school and community; need;click here for info and application

March 23, 2018


Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarships (8 total)


Seeking a college major preparing one for a career in media; participation in yearbook or newspaper at LCHS;click here for info and single application

Feb, 9, 2018


Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships

(80 awarded)

Must be working for Hy-Vee (hired before Sept. 16, 2017) or the son or daughter of a Hy-Vee employee who began work before March 15, 2017; ACT score; personal reference;click here for info and to access application

Feb. 10, 2018





Grand Lodge of Iowa
Masonic Scholarship


Service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles; strong academic record, communication skills, and financial need are also considered.
Click here for info and the application.

Feb. 1, 2018


MCEC Technical Scholarships


Must plan to enroll in a mechanical or trades course of study at an Iowa community college; solid academic record, communication skills, and financial need.
Click here for info and to apply

March 1, 2018


EXCEL Physical Therapy Scholarship

$1,000 (at least 5 awarded)

3.5 or higher GPA; varsity sport or activity letter; planned enrollment in a 4-year college with intention to major in Physical Therapy;
see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application

EXCEL must receive mailed app byFeb. 23, 2018

College Raptor Scholarship


Must register with College Raptor and use its college search, be a legal resident of the United States, and be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or trade school; essay; click here for info and to access application

Jan. 31, 2018


Iowa PGA Foundation
Charlie Burkhart Scholarship

$6,000 ($1,500/yr)

Interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, academic/professional ability; financial need is considered but not the main factor; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the paper application

June 15, 2018


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