The district's Health Occupation Students of America Chapters (sponsored by our school nurses Brenda Searle and Kristi Wehrman) recently took a trip to the CCC Healthcare Expo at the Hastings campus. The students got to explore a wide variety of healthcare fields and participated in hands-on experiences throughout the day. Some of the fields they explored included: Surgical Technologists, EMT/Paramedics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Dental Hygienist/Assistant, Laboratory Technologist/Phlebotomist, Mental Health Therapist/Counselor and Pharmacy.
Students attending from the South Central USD #5 HOSA group included: Dorie Paulk, Sierra Dittmer, Hannah Wenske, Megan Slechta, Sammi Jeffs, Kaylee Kathman, Megan Wheeland, Hallie Epley, Emily Himmelberg, Emma Epley, and Aleah Heikkinen.
This past week the Lawrence/Nelson chapter of FBLA traveled to Omaha for the 57th annual State Leadership Conference. Twelve students met the qualifications and eight attended competing in 16 different events. Those in attendance were: (12) Kaylee Kathman & Brandi Mazour, (11) Hallie Epley, Allison Miller, Joanie Schultz, (10) McKenzie Ostdiek, (9) Emma Epley & Elsa Jorgensen.
Hard work throughout the year earned the chapter 5 ribbons including March of Dimes, Step Up 2 Tech, Feed Nebraska, Foundation Donor and Sweepstakes. The chapter earned reserved seating for the awards ceremony for donating $500 to the FBLA Foundation and was recognized as a Foundation Donor VIP. Money was raised by hosting a Turkey Trot 5k run in November 2018. The Sweepstakes Award was received for completing chapter reports and many other FBLA activities.
Hallie Epley earned 8th place in Spreadsheet Applications while Kaylee Kathman earned honorable mention in Healthcare Administration, a test which 355 other students also tested. The chapter has completed many community service projects throughout the year including Community Care Baskets and also served at the Matt Talbot Kitchen in Lincoln. They look forward to continuing these projects in the future.
The 2019-2020 calendar has been approved, and is already entered on the LN Google Calendar, as well as the extra-curricular activities known for the upcoming school year. Please be aware that the calendar is subject to change, but the plan is attached!
The Lawrence/Nelson Girls' Track Team won the Kenesaw Invite on Saturday, April 6th, while the boys' team took home the Runner-Up title.
Results to the track meets and schedules for upcoming meets are posted on the school website HERE.
Nine Sandy Creek Middle School students participated in the State History Day Competition at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln on Saturday. Eight students were in the Group Exhibit Category:
More post-season basketball honors are in! Lawrence/Nelson had four receiving All-Tribland honors as follows:
The theme for the 2019 Lawrence/Nelson Prom is a 50's Diner. Prom activities are as follows:
School will start for our K-12 students on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019, with staff returning on Friday, August 9th.
LAWRENCE/NELSON STUDENTS/PARENTS ONLY:
Linked below are the supply lists for both elementary schools and the SC Middle School:
At the Lawrence/Nelson Middle School & High School, there is not an "official" supply list, but students are asked to bring the following:
All students in all classes will need writing paper/notebooks for other classes, pens, pencils, and then are asked to use their personal preference as far as other needs (such as highlighters, calculators, book covers, trapper keepers or binders, etc.) and items needed for PE classes (gym shoes, clothes, showering items) if they have PE.
ACTIONS Day is a scholastic competition that students attend and take a variety of tests in different academic areas. Students are nominated for tests by their teachers and compete against students from all over the area. South Central #5 students from Lawrence-Nelson and Sandy Creek participated in the competition. There were around 680 studets who participated in Actions Day with 13-14 categories in three test sessions.
Sandy Creek counselor, Mrs. Bettasso, shared the following results:
Congratulations to the following students on their success at ACTIONS Day today:
Lawrence-Nelson counselor, Connie Porter, shared the following results:
The Lawrence/Nelson students will be once again hosting a Community Service Clean Up Day on Tuesday, May 7th, in the communities of Lawrence and Nelson. If you know of projects that need to be completed in your community, please fill out the form linked HERE, or contact Student Council Sponsor Alayna Ham at (402) 225-3371 in Nelson or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us spread the word by distributing the flyer for this event that is linked HERE.