November 24, 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.
If you need to see someone in the counseling office, please send that counselor an email and wait until they call you down when they have time. Please DO NOT come down until you are called by that counselor and have permission from staff. You must have a pass.
The following colleges will have representatives in our School Counseling office. If you want to meet with a college representative, simply email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will send a pass for you when the representative arrives.
The Acacia Leadership Scholarship, valued from $500-$10,000, is open to male students enrolling at The University of Iowa for fall 2016. Qualifications include a strong academic record along with extracurricular involvement and community service. A link to access more info and the application is on the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage. The application deadline is March 30, 2016.
Google is holding a contest for students to enter a design to be featured on their home page for a day. The winner gets some outstanding prizes, as does their school. $30,000 college scholarship, $50,000 Google for Education Grant for their school, a Chromebook, an Android tablet, a trip to Google headquarters in California for the winner and a teacher, and a t-shirt with their design on it. Here is the home page of the contest:
Prizes are listed here:
Contest Rules are found here:
The "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. It has a June 16, 2016, deadline.
The $1,000 "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship is awarded for AnimationCareerReview.com. It will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Go to http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. It also has a June 16, 2016, deadline.
The IT Leadership Forum $1,000 Scholarship is open to seniors who have taken Project Lead the Way classes and who have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The deadline for application is March 1, 2016. The online application is accessible through the School Counseling Scholarship List webpage.
The Pearl Hull Falk is open to seniors who will attend the University of Iowa full time. Applicants must be of the Protestant Faith and a resident of Iowa. The application deadline for this $800 scholarship is May 2, 2016. See Mrs. Bode-Steinke to get the application.
The Hixson Opportunity Award is a half-tuition and fees scholarship (worth about $15,000 over eight semesters) to be used at Iowa State University. One hundred high school seniors from across Iowa will receive the award each year. Ideally, recipients will represent each county in the state. If you are a high school senior who demonstrates potential in ways that go beyond class rankings and test scores, you may wish to apply. Go to the Scholarship List on the School Counseling website to access the application. The deadline for applying is February 1, 2016.
The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship is worth $2,000. Register at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship; you must complete two online tutorials and a multiple choice assessment before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2016.
If you have a PSEO placeholder on your Tri 2 and 3 schedule but haven't met with Mrs. Bode-Steinke to select your class and get your registration paperwork, you need to do so as soon as possible. Classes are filling,and all PSEO registrations must be delivered by the student to IWCC no later than Friday, December 18. No registrations will be allowed after that date.
Southwestern Community College will be here at 9:00 on Tuesday, December 1. SWCC is located in Creston, Iowa. It has just over 1,500 students, and its most popular majors are 2-year transfer programs such as general studies and humanities, health professions, business, and mechanic and repair technologies.
The Senior Class picture is in. Stop by the Principal's office and check it out. The cost is $10 for the 2016 Senior Class picture. Orders are due by December 4. Order forms are in the Principal's office.
There was a necklace and ring found. See Donna in the office to identify.
If you ordered an Arsenic and Old Lace t-shirt, come to the office and pick it up.
"SkillsUSA has a volunteering event December 12, check the announcements for details. Students who do volunteer will receive food, drink, and a free t-shirt."
On Saturday, December 12, LC is hosting a FIRST Lego League competition at the middle school. In short, it's a Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students. SkillsUSA, run by Mr. Nickman, is helping to organize and run this event. This is a big event, drawing in upwards of 200 kids, teachers, and parents, and it requires about 40 student volunteers to keep things running smoothly. SkillsUSA is seeking students to volunteer and help run this event. This would be a great opportunity to have fun and help kids explore the STEM field.
The time commitment would be December 12th from 7:40 AM to approximately 3:30 PM. Meals, snacks and a T-shirt will be provided. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Nickman. We can be flexible with schedules, so we encourage you to sign up even if you can't stay for the whole day.
If you're interested in participating in this event, you can check the announcements email for a link to sign up, or you can talk to Mr. Nickman in room 305.
Students may sign up to volunteer at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/ewf7Q7x0sM "