The Lawrence/Nelson Jr. High Quiz Bowl team brought home the championship plaque from the conference quiz bowl competition on Thursday, November 15th, 2018, at Silver Lake. The team is coached by Mr. Decker Brown.
The junior high quiz bowl team captured the TVC title in Roseland today. They were forced into the losers’ bracket early on and had to defeat Franklin twice in the championship. In the final match, victory came after the thirteenth round (first extra round) with the breaking of a 45-45 tie.
Back row L to R: Tyson Kotinek, Jacob Kathman, Erik Wheeland, Sawyer Cox, Toby Kotinek, Clay Williams and Coach Brown.
Front Row L to R: Addie McCloskey, Bailey Ceder, Nathan Elledge, Rocky Miller and Valentina Koehler.
SCU #5 students had an AMAZING day yesterday at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge at the Innovation Campus at UNL! The six teams all finished in the top 50% with the team of Joanie Schultz, Safi, and Ana finishing 10th and the team of Luke Searle, Noah Shackelford, and Sam Rempe placing 5th. Mrs. Shackeford exclaimed, "I am SO proud of the students for working hard, having fun, and learning about the stock market and investing by fully participating in a live simulation! A special thanks for Lexi Leauge, Zach Brennforder, and Noah Shackelford for helping us out at the last minute by filling out our teams and Mr. Meers for graciously driving the bus and providing door service."
Information about juuling below is taken from the newsletter produced by the firm of KSB School Law, Cornhusker Plaza, 301 S. 13th St., Ste. 210, Lincoln, NE 68508.
Juuling is the new “vaping.” While e-cigs and vape pens have been around for a while, the “Juul” is the name-brand for a vaping device that heats up a cartridge containing oil to create a vapor. It has a tech-inspired design that resembles a USB flash drive and is small enough to be concealed in a closed fist, backpack, pocket, sock, or undergarment. It charges in a USB port, so it is easy to convince unsuspecting teachers that it is, in fact, a USB device.
A juul is hard to detect since it does not smell like cigarette smoke. Students can smoke from it and blow the vapor into a backpack or sweater. One pack of oil for a Juul contains the nicotine equivalent to 1-pack of cigarettes or 200 cigarette puffs. One hit off of a Juul can produce quite a buzz, which is also a huge appeal for students and creates a new generation of nicotine-addicted youth.
Juuls can also be used to ingest cannabis products (Liquid THC, Hash Oil, and Synthetic Marijuana (K2), opium (Fentanyl), bath salts, flakka (combination of Heroin and Methamphetamine or Crack) and hallucinogens and psychedelics (DMT). According to a recent TIME article, Juul now controls 72 percent of the e-cigarette market in the US.
This epidemic is so serious that, although the industry is not heavily regulated, the FDA has stepped in to determine whether Juul deliberately targets minors as consumers. The FDA has increasingly expressed alarm over the prevalence of vaping among youths in high school and even middle school, which its commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, said had reached “epidemic proportions.”
Nebraska Law. Under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1418, it is unlawful for a minor under 18 to use tobacco or “alternative nicotine products” in any form whatsoever. In addition to nicotine, there are hundreds of videos on the internet that instruct students how to change the oil in e-cigarettes and Juuls to add THC and other marijuana derivatives, which would obviously be illegal under Nebraska law, as well.
Despite those prohibitions in the criminal code, there are two sticking points for schools. There is no way to know for sure what substance is contained in the device without testing the oil.
Additionally, Policy 5131.55 states “The use or possession of any tobacco product, including the use of vapor products, alternative nicotine products, or any other such look-alike product, is not permitted on school property at any time.”
With that said, the Student Discipline Act (SDA) allows schools to impose consequences for violations of Nebraska criminal law.
Solution to the problem. At SCNUSD #5, we feel the best way to combat the new Juuling craze is through school policy and education. The SDA allows boards of education to impose other “school rules” not specifically contained in the SDA. As listed in Policy 5131.55, SCNUSD #5 prohibits any vape product or cartridge on campus, no matter what’s in it. That way, if a student has any vape pen or other alternative product, extracurricular consequences can be imposed and short-term suspensions for violation of “school rules.” Any “repeated violation of school rules” can then be used to impose a more serious consequence, like expulsion.
SCNUSD #5 is asking that students refrain from bringing items that look like common vaping products and Juuls, in particular flash drives, to school. Flash drives which are not school-issued flash drives, could be confiscated to determine if it is, in fact, a Juul.
Ultimately, we believe the best approach is to educate our students and our parents to avoid having to impose discipline. Please let this letter serve as an alert to your family about Juuling and talk to your child, reminding him/her not to bring any type of vape, Juul or e-cigarette to school because it violates school policy.
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This year the Southern Nebraska Conference Cross Country meet was held at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska. Doane has a true cross country course with hills, uneven ground, and tight corners. SNC medals the top 15 girl finishers and the top 15 boy finishers.
Coach Wright reported, "This year the Red Raiders had two individual medalists. KaLee Fanning placed 12th and Brayton Jarosik placed 9th. We also had several athletes get season PR's at the SNC meet, Joanie Schultz, Kacie Herbek, KaLee Fanning, Cole Troudt, Chase DeVries, and Theo Kathman. We are looking forward to Districts this Thursday at Wildwood Lake State Wildlife Management Area."
The Red Raiders will be in action next on Thursday, October 11th at Wildwood Lake State Wildlife Management Area at 4:00 pm for girls and 4:45 pm for boys.
Saturday morning both the L/N and the Sandy Creek band members were up bright and early to participate in the marching of the 2018 Harvest of Harmony Parade. Both bands represented SCU #5 very well.
THe L/N band was entry number 102. L/N band director, Melanie Chohon said, "The band kids have been working hard since August to get to where they performed on Saturday. For such a small band they are able to put out a lot of sound and make it sound very musical. We also got a lot of compliments on how professional they looked while they were marching and how they handled themselves in a professional manner. They were a nice representation of Lawrence-Nelson High School. I'm very proud of how far they have come in just the last 8 weeks!
The Sandy Creek band marched in spot number 157. Band director Brandon Baxter indicated, "The band worked hard and had fun. We left the high school around 6:45 so it was an early start to the day, but everyone was on time and that's a teacher's dream. It was a chilly morning, but we rose to the occasion and put on a great show for the thousands lining the streets and for the people watching on tv. The students had a great time as well, which is the most important part of it."
What is Nebraska CAPS? It stands for the Nebraska Center for Advanced Professional Studies, and it is fully funded by the South Central Nebraska Unified School District #5, and while the process and academic curriculum has been in place for the past two school years, the building is set to be done in December 2018.
While the video linked below, which was created by Ty Schweer and Austin Wilson for their NCAPS Spring 2017 career project, should answer several of your questions, we want to know if you have more! Some of the more frequently asked questions and answers are as follows...
1. If I enter a pathway, am I stuck in it for the rest of the school year or my high school career?
Absolutely not! Students can change pathways at semester break, just like they can change classes at semester break!
2. What if my relationship with my business partner just isn't working out?
While we will try to convince you to work through some issues, we also understand there are times that this might not seem possible. If this is the case, either from the student's end or the mentor's ends, changes can be made to the process.
3. Will I still be able to take four years of math/science classes?
Yes! Many of our students taking college classes are also taking Physics or Chemistry, and/or Pre-Calc or College Algebra, just as an example.
4. What pathways are currently being offered, and which ones are for college credit?
5. What classes are offered? How many students are in the classes?
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|28 students||18/FA||SPCH||1110||Public Speaking|
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