March 2, 2015
Students are not to walk to the Middle School on early out Wednesdays. This also includes using the back road for those that drive.
Students eating and or remaining after school on early out days must remain in the commons area and seated at a lunch table. Students will not be allowed to wait in the hallway near the trophy cases or in areas other than the commons. Students will remain seated at a lunch table until the dismissal announcement has been made.
The Grand Lodge of Iowa is offering a scholarship for seniors enrolling in an Iowa community college mechanical or trade course of study. The scholarship amount varies each year, but applicants must have a financial need, with a strong academic record and good communication skills. The deadline is March 2, 2015, and the application can be access online.
Many scholarships and grants are available to Omaha Metro area Jewish students. Application deadline is March 2. Go to the link on the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage to find out more.
The Iowa State Acacia Leadership Scholarship is open to male seniors who excel in the fields of academics, extracurricular school activities, and community involvement; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get an application. Application deadline is March 16.
The $2,000 Ann Griffel Girls Golf Scholarship is open to a senior girl who has a passion for golf and intends to further her education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university, or trade school; strong academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership; get the link on the Scholarship List webpage; application deadline is March 13.
The $2,000/year, renewable for four years, Herman Sani Boys Golf Scholarship is open to a senior boy with experience or background in golf; strong academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership; get the link on the Scholarship List webpage; application deadline is March 13.
The $3,000 Rassekh Foundation Scholarship is open to a senior who enrolls at IWCC in a course of study in any of the trades that will enable him/her to attain employment with an associate degree; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application with a March 15 deadline.
The Iowa PTA Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who thoroughly complete an application before March 1. Click on the Scholarship List webpage to access the link.
The Council Bluffs Youth Soccer Association awards eight $500 scholarships. It is open to any senior who has ever played on a team or been a part of CBYSA. Application deadline is April 18. Click on the Scholarship List webpage to access the link.
Seniors: The Dr. I.M Osaydin Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors in the top 25 percent of their class. That means you must be ranked from #1 to #54 on your current transcript. See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application. The deadline to return your completed application materials is 3:00 on Friday, March 20.
The $1,000 Union Pacific Latino Employee Network Scholarship is open to you if you are of Latino/Hispanic heritage and plan to attend an accredited college/university; have a 2.8 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT composite of 20 or higher; and have an individual Social Security #. The link is on the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage. The application deadline is March 6.
The $500 168th Infantry Officers Association History Writing Scholarship requires a well-written 1,000- to 1,250-word essay on the theme "Historic Infantry Battalion in Our Own Backyard"; see Mrs. Bode-Steinke for essay details. Application deadline is April 15.
If you have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who is or was a veteran, you are eligible to apply for the $500 Council Bluffs American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship; it also requires a strong academic record. See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get an application. Deadline is April 6.
The Heartland Pride $250-$5,000 Scholarships are open to a GLBTQ senior or senior who supports the GLBTQ community who also plans to enroll in an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or technical school. This scholarship's criteria include your academic record, extracurricular participation in school and community, honors, and work experience. The link for more info and the application is on the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage. Deadline is April 10.
Project 21 Council Bluffs is offering up to five top winner $1,000 scholarships, up to five $500 runner-up scholarships, and up to five honorable mention scholarships. High school students must submit an article, poster, or project that educates others about the consequences of underage gambling. If you are interested in participating, see Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the rules and the application. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 22.
Congratulations to the LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL TEAM. The cast list was posted electronically to the Drama Facebook page, the Drama blog and sent out electronically. We are so very proud of everyone for their great auditions and incredible interviews. We will have our first meeting Wednesday after school. Check out the entire list on the LCHS Drama callboard.
If you are looking for a shorter ACT review session, the Assistance League of Omaha offers one at Westside High School in Omaha. Dates are April 14 or 16. Mrs. Bode-Steinke sent each of you an email to your LC account. Check it out for all of the information and registration form.
We will be holding a mandatory parent/girl cheerleading tryout meeting tonight at 6:00 pm in the Media Center at LCHS.
Tryout Clinic dates:
March 9th-12th: 3:30-5:30 at LCHS
March 13th: TRYOUTS will begin immediately at 3:30 at LCHS.
If you are looking for a dinner idea, please come to Pizza Ranch tonight between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Lewis Central's Business Professionals of America (BPA) will receive 10% of the sales and all tips as profit. This will help fund our travel to Nationals in May, so please come out to Pizza Ranch tonigt!
Softball signup is today after school. See Coach Wittstruck if interested.
Any boy or girl interested in golf, stop by room 315 to sign up and see Coach Koester.
The success of LC speech continued this Saturday with district individual contest at Woodbine High School. Lewis Central High School made an outstanding showing at District Individual Speech Saturday at Woodbine High School advancing 20 students and a school record 28 entries to state competition to be held at Nevada High School on March 14. The following students qualified in both of their events: Seniors Ethan King and Alajandra Shell; Juniors Noah Parks and Suzanna Parkins; Sophomores Katie Taylor, Kitty Terhune, and Jonny Cox and Freshman Nolan King. This is the third year that Alajandra qualified in both events for state and second year for Ethan. Other students receiving Division I ratings were Claire Fleming, Lewis Terry, Austin Dunham, Denae Statzer, Abby Oswald, Natalie Cochrane, Makayla Brown, Alissa Feekin, Olivia Overholtzer, Mark Kavars, Jordan Dickinson, and Courtney Kelly.
Individual speech students: You need to rehearse at least twice this week if you are going to the Walnut Hill Invitational in Anita on Saturday. Sign up on the Individual Speech Rehearsal document that was shared with you. If you are changing or adding a category for Saturday, make sure to confirm your entry with Mrs. Nielsen by noon Tuesday.
Congratulations to Titan Jazz One on their Superior Rating at the UNO Jazz Festival. The LCHS students will be featured later in March on FM channel 91.5 KVNO Radio later in the month to celebrate "Music in our Schools" month.
Outstanding soloists in the band
Sam Fitzgerald - Guitar
Nick Nichols - Alto Sax
Tanner Hawkinson - Bari SaxWilliam White - Trombone
Outstanding soloist award for the day:
William White – Trombone
Girls interested in running track meet in the high school big gym at 3:10 for our first practice. Even if you didn't get a chance to sign-up just come to practice the first day and we'll get you signed up. Make sure you have warm clothing because we are running outside today.
The LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL Team will NOT rehearse today or tomorrow due to some scheduling difficulties. Repeating, there is no director’s team meeting today and no all call tomorrow. Instead, everyone who does not have a conflict will meet Wednesday after school for a read-through and a sing-through of the script and some team building activities. Please see your REMIND notices for complete scheduling information. Also, make sure that you share the date of our REQUIRED PARENT MEETING which will be held Monday, March 16, 2015 in the LCHS Drama Room from 6:31-7:16. See everyone on Wednesday. We’re super excited about our launch.
Congratulations to the Lewis Central Show Choir for their wonderful performances this weekend at the Heelan Show Choir Invitational. Company had their best performance to date and placed 3rd in the Women's Division. Corporation went into finals in 3rd place and finished the night 2nd Runner-up. The Administration Show Band won the award for the Best Band to perform. Members of the band are Leah Pitts, Sam Fitzgerald, Alex Tangeman, Brett Probst, Ottilie Cooper-Ohm, Tanner Hawkinson, Haley Sanders, Shelby Smith, Cameron Christiansen, and Ethan Fuller. Congratulations to all everyone on a great weekend!