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Future Hawk Night Lincoln Southwest High School. Future Hawk…Me. Imagine the possibilities…. 1. Welcome Future Hawk Families!. LSW is committed to lifelong learning and collaboration with families, school staff and our community. 2. Tonight’s Agenda. Block schedule information

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future hawk night lincoln southwest high school

Future Hawk NightLincoln Southwest High School

Future Hawk…Me

Imagine the possibilities….

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Welcome Future Hawk Families!

LSW is committed to lifelong learning and collaboration with families, school staff

and our community.

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tonight s agenda

Tonight’s Agenda

  • Block schedule information
  • Graduation requirements
  • Sample freshmen schedules
  • Online registration information
  • SHOS
  • ATasteof Southwest
    • Academic departments
    • Clubs
    • Activities

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counseling center staff

Counseling Center Staff

I’ll have the same counselor during my 4 years of high school

A-G: Dr. Simpson-Kirkland * dsimps@lps.org

H-K: Mr. Feeken * efeeken@lps.org

L-P: Mrs. Volker * pvolker@lps.org

Q-S: Mrs. Finkhouse * cfinkho@lps.org

T-Z: Mr. Ernst * ternst2@lps.org

SPED: A-Z: Dr. Lehn * jlehn2@lps.org

Secretary: Mrs. Way * jway@lps.org

Registrar: Mrs. Carman * ccarman@lps.org

Social Worker: Ms. Clare * nclare@lps.org

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gifted program information

Gifted Program Information

  • Mrs. Roeber: sroeber@lps.org
    • Gifted Facilitator
    • Differentiated vs. Regular Classes
    • Differentiated course load for freshmen
  • Mr. Raatz: rraatz@lps.org
    • Social Studies Department Chair
    • Differentiated vs. AP Classes

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lsw departments

LSW Departments

  • Art
  • Business
  • English
  • Family and Consumer
  • Science
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • PE and Health
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • World Languages

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4 x 4 Block Schedule

Wow…Only 4 classes per term!

4 terms per year

1 term = 9 weeks | 2 terms = 18 weeks

1 term = 1 semester’s worth of work

2 terms = 1 year’s worth of work

4 blocks per term @ 90 minutes per term

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lps graduation requirements

LPS Graduation Requirements

  • Arts: 20 credits
    • Fine Arts: 5
    • CTE: 5
    • Fine Arts/CTE: 10
  • Economics: 5 credits
    • Economic Perspectives
    • Economics
    • AP Macro Economics
  • Technology: 5 credits
  • Human Behavior: 5 credits
    • Human Behavior
    • Psychology/AP Psychology
    • Sociology(D)
    • Families & Crises
  • Health: 2.5 credits
    • 5 credits @ LSW
  • Take Charge: 2.5 credits
    • 5 credits @LSW
  • PE: 10 credits
  • Science: 30 credits
    • Geoscience (Earth Science): 5
    • Physical Science: 5
    • Life Science (Biology) : 10+
    • additional Science courses
  • Social Sciences: 30 credits
    • Civics/(D): 5
    • Geography/(D): 5
    • Global Studies: 5
      • World History/(AP): 10
      • AP Human Geography: 10
    • US History/(AP): 10
    • Government & Politics/(AP): 5
  • English: 40 credits
    • Includes Oral Comm/D
  • Math: 30 credits
    • Includes Algebra and Geometry
  • Total credits: 245

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That’s 10 more credits per year than the other LPS high schools!

9th Grade Academics

Academic Core Classes

Earn 80 credits in1 year

English 9/D * 2 terms

  • Oral Comm * 1 term

Science

  • Geoscience & Physical Science * 1 term each
  • See your middle school counselor/science teacher if interested in Biology
  • Biology D WILL be a weighted course

Math

  • Placements based on middle school counselor/teacher recommendations
  • 2 terms

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I can check out KnowHow2Go.org

for college

planning info.

Class Recommendations

LPS Graduation Requirements

College Entrance Requirements

Fitness for Life: 1 term

Fine Arts: 1 term or more

  • Drama/Visual Arts/Music

Career Technical Education (CTE):

1 term or more

  • Business/Industrial Technology/Family and Consumer Science

World Language: 2 terms of the same language

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Math and Reading Placements

How do I know which Math class to take?

Do I need Reading?

Determined by 8th Grade Performance

Recommendations made by 8th Grade

Math/English Teachers

You will need to complete Algebra to meet the Math Graduation Demonstration requirement.

You will need to pass the Reading and Writing Graduation Demonstration Exams in order to graduate.

Reading classes may be recommended

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sample freshman schedule

Sample Freshman Schedule

  • Register for EACH term of a two term class
  • i.e. English 9 = 21001 and 21002
  • Register for a TOTAL of 80 credit hours

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sample freshman music schedule

Sample Freshman Music Schedule

Including 4 terms of “0” Hour Wt Training =

90 credits for the year

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I can register at home : )

Class of 2015 and beyond

Online Registration

Planning info currently available on LSW’s home page http://lsw.lps.org/

Online registration assistance sessions will take place at LSW on February 7th and 9th from 3:30-6:30 pm. Our registration window will be open from 1/9-2/20/2012.

Students may complete online registration at home as long as they live in the Southwest attendance area. Students living outside of our area must submit a High School choice form by January 31, 2012.

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Count me in for the May visit!

Upcoming Dates

Middle school visits with counselors and student ambassadors will be held from February 27th through March 2nd.

LSW spring visit will be held on May 2.

Middle School Visitation Dates:

  • Monday, February 27: Goodrich, Scott and Mickle
  • Tuesday, February 28: Pound and Culler
  • Wednesday, February 29: Lux and Park
  • Thursday, March 1: Lefler
  • Friday, March 2: Schoo and Irving

LSW Spring Visits:

  • Wednesday * May 2nd
  • Transportation will NOT be provided
  • More info will be available on LSW’s home page after March 1st

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shos information

SHOS Information

  • SHOS: Silverhawks Helping Other Silverhawks
  • A student-centered, student-led transition program for all LSW 9th graders to:
  • Mentor and build relationships with
  • upperclassmen.
  • Encourage a sense of safety, connection and
  • academic success.
  • SHOS begins on August 14th (Freshman First Day) and continues on Tuesdays during Term 1 @ 2 p.m.
  • More information will be available tonight at the SHOS table which is located in the Commons.

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Let’s check the map to see where clubs & activity reps are

A Taste of LSW

Thank you for coming!

The best info about classes is from

the teachers who teach them.

. Please visit with members of our academic departments, clubs and organizations about LSW course offerings and activities.

Counselors, faculty representatives, administrators and students are available to answer your questions.

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