Articles Archive for February 2011
Winter sports have come to an end.
Boys varsity basketball lost in their first round of districts against Lincoln Southeast 55-58. Ending their season with a 13-10 record.
Girls varsity basketball came even closer to state, losing in the second round of districts against Papillion-La Vista South 56-62. They finished 17-6.
In state swimming boys finished at 19th and girls came in at 8th. Stand out swimmers were Aimee Fisher with a fourth place finish in the 500 freestyle, and Sophia Nelson at fifth in the 200 individual medley and also fifth in …
By Kaitlin Karins
As the clock struck 2:50 on Thursday, Feb. 24, students rushed to the front of the school where the band and cheerleaders were already awaiting the arrival of the 2011 swim members who had qualified for state.
For the boys there was Kal Singh, Andrew Murphy, Matt Delisi Noah Burke , Griffin Day, Matt Ober and Dalton Meeske. As for the girls, it was Sophia Nelson, Ellen Calkins, Frannie Calkins, Lauren Ayers, Aimee Fischer and Meghan Senne.
Coach Tanner Penrod, after seeing “steady improvement” all throughout the season, has high …
By Ally Walker
Parent Teacher Conferences for Term 3 took place on Feb. 21, 2011 from 4 – 7 p.m. Conferences allow parents and teachers to communicate about students’ midterm grades and their overall performances throughout the term.
Conferences take place in the main gym. Teachers are all assigned a table and arrange themselves in alphabetical order. Parents can line up near their students’ teachers to wait for their conference to begin. The actual conference lasts just a few minutes, while the teacher updates the parents on their student’s performance in class. …
By Ellie Clinch
Southwest hosts the Lincoln Community Blood Drive four times a year. Right now, the Blood Drive will take place in the Weight Room on Feb. 16 and 17.
To be eligible to donate, you must be 17 years-old and weigh more than 115 pounds.
Physical education teacher Mark Watt helps organize the event as well as science teacher Tracy Wiese. HOSA members also volunteer at the event and provide the hospitality table full of cookies and juice.
Every time a person donates, Southwest will receive $10.
“This year we hope to …
Valentine’s flowers have been something that Southwest theatre students have been doing for a while. They sit at their table before school, after school and during lunch so students can get their valentines the perfect gift.
A week before Valentine’s Day students could buy flowers for their valentines, or even for just a friend. You could buy roses for $4 or a carnation for $2. Then on the day of Valentine’s day cards were distributed to all of the people that had flowers for them after school. The theatre students were …
By Grace Gustafson
When the freshmen boys basketball team played at Southeast Feb. 9, the student section showed their spirit by shedding their white shirts to green ones during half time.
Freshmen have showed major spirit this year by starting their own Facebook fan page discussing themes for games. They have done everything from switching colors to wearing their pajamas for early Saturday morning games. At the games freshmen bond together cheering for their classmates and supporting their school.
The freshmen even won the cheer off at the Switch Rally Feb. 10, beating …
By Mikaela Balfany
Today, Feb. 3, five outstanding student athletes signed to play soccer with various colleges.
Jenna Cunningham, a three-year letter winner in both soccer and basketball, signed with Washburn University, Klorissa Kavan, who plays both golf and soccer for Southwest and has letters in both athletics and academics, signed for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Shelby Knorr, a 4-year soccer athlete and letter winner in both academics and athletics, plans to attend and play for Concordia University, Kaleah Letcher, who plays soccer, golf, basketball and participates in numerous volunteer organizations, …
By Atley Gustafson
Future Hawk Night brought hundreds of students and parents to school Jan. 20. Principal Rob Slauson spoke to all of the parents and incoming freshmen about coming to Southwest. They then watched the a typical pep rally with performances by the cheerleaders, Emeralds and choirs.
Later incoming students and parents went on a tour where each club/organization had a table set up with information about themselves. They also heard from the counselors about graduation requirements.
Registration for incoming freshmen is on Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2 at …