Tickets are on sale now for Lakota West Theatre’s fall production, Cyrano de Bergerac. The play is a family favorite with elements of drama, comedy and action – there is something for everyone.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a 16th century French drama written by Edmund Rostand, and is loosely based on a real person. It stars Cyrano de Bergerac, a cocky, zealous, and bold man who's versed in both fighting and writing. His only handicap is his extremely large nose, which stunts his confidence and prevents him from being able to admit his true feelings for the loveliest woman in France, Roxanne. Meanwhile, the handsome but dull Christian, comes to town and steals Roxane's heart.
Cyrano reluctantly agrees to help Christian win Roxanne over. But their plans are thwarted when the devious Monsieur de Guiche, also in love with Roxanne, sends both Cyrano and Christian to the battle front, where all of their destinies are changed forever.
The drama is being put on by the Lakota West senior acting class. Damaso Tinoco stars as Cyrano, Drew Anderson plays the noble and fair Roxanne, Nathan Brown brings to life the handsome Christian, and Trey Weinberger portrays the clever and sneaky de Guiche.
Performances will be at Lakota West Theatre on October 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for ticket information.
Lakota West High school will be providing the PSAT/NMSQT for its 10th and 11th grade students on October 14th, 2015, from 8:05 to 11:50. The purpose of the test is to give all students an opportunity to experience taking a college readiness test and to identify students who might benefit from advanced coursework.
By taking the PSAT/NMSQT® your child will have access to resources that will help prepare him/her for the future. Two resources that will be a benefit to all students are
Other resources that will be provided to all 10th graders who participate in the test include the following:
Please note that 10th graders are not eligible for the National Merit Qualifying Scholarships. Only 11th grade students may be identified as National Merit Scholars based on the PSAT/NMSQT®.
Your student’s Score Report for the PSAT/NMSQT®will arrive here at school early this winter for distribution.
If you would like additional information about the PSAT/NMSQT® and how it will be administered at our school, please contactyour student’s counselor. If you would like additional information from The College Board, you may sign up for a newsletter at http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty
WHAT ARE CAREER SHADOW DAYS?
Our Career Shadow Days program enables you to have a comprehensive learning experience within a vocational area of interest, in or near your community. These quality opportunities are provided in the hopes of influencing your future career path.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
· Are you passionate about a particular career?
· Do you value the opportunity to be connected with a professional who will allow you to “shadow” what they do and answer your questions?
· Many shadowing opportunities require one of more visits. Are you willing to give up a half-day or up to two-or three-days throughout the school year to learn about a specific career choice? And are you willing to shadow on the weekends?
· Can you arrange for your own transportation?
HOW DOES THE PROGAM WORK?
The Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty will facilitate the process of connecting highly motivated students with a local business or community organization in your chosen area of vocational interest. As the organizations will be requested to provide a comprehensive learning experience for you, we ask that you commit yourself to the program, be willing to see it through to its conclusion and be willing to focus on applying yourself to gain the intended benefits.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Your guidance counselor and the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty must feel that you are sincerely interested in participating in this program, and will be willing to apply your energies and thoughts to see this program through.
· You need to have a minimum accumulative average grade score of 2.0.
· You must present yourself in a professional manner, dressed appropriately and arrive a few minutes prior to their requested starting time on days of your visits.
· You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.
· At all times, you will adhere to the schedules provided by your host organization.
· You will have time to ask questions, however much of your time will be spent shadowing and attentively listening.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Pick up an application from your guidance counselor or online HERE. Decide on one vocational area that you are the most interested in shadowing. You must also be willing to commit to at least a half-day up to a two- or three-day commitment during your school year. Visits are encouraged to be scheduled during weekdays, and are limited to your days off.
Take time to share your thoughtful comments when filling out your application and return it to the contact listed on your application or to the Rotary club of West Chester/Liberty.
Once approved, you will be notified and sent information about the program. Your parents will need to sign a consent/waiver form and return it to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. The organization will be requested to provide specific areas of information to you about what it is like working in their field. The opportunities for advancement, compensation, and requirements essential to qualify for a career will also be included.
AFTER SHADOWING, WHAT’S NEXT?
Upon completion of each shadow visit, please write to your designated contact thanking them sincerely for their time. Please also share with them what you’ve learned.
Upon completing your visit, you are requested to prepare an evaluation of your experience and submit it to your counselor and to the Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty. This evaluation is intended for you to internalize what you’ve observed and the knowledge you have gained and then for you to ask yourself if your attributes are a good match for this career. In addition, your response will assist our evaluation of the program and help up to improve the program in the future.
Internships provide incredible opportunities for high school students to gain significant work experience and make informed decisions about future career goals.
For information regarding internship opportunities, CLICK HERE.
Below are links to applications and brochures:
New Social Work Internship Opportunity – Applications Due October 2
Lakota seniors are invited to apply for a new internship with Community First Solutions. Students interested in social work, geriatrics/aging, mental health, and behavioral health counseling should submit their application by Friday, October 2. The internship will take place on October 12, 13, and 14. Please see the brochure, description of the learning experience and student application below for more information.