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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

September 30, 2014

North Platte High School Announcement

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



BowlingFor those of you interested in joining the High School Bowling Team there will be an informational meeting at 7:45pm today, Oct. 1st at Wild Bill’s Bowling Center.  Find out how you can earn Scholarships for your future.  Grades 9-12, boys and girls are welcome to attend. 


Sports textThere’s an athlete in all of us.  FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be meeting on today, Oct. 1st in the DAWG Pound from 8pm - 9pm.
#goodsnacks      #goodfun  #DoingSportsGod’sWay  #bringafriendandjoinus
Girl Softball Player Hit Ball Animated ClipartThe girls softball team's last home game is tomorrow, Oct. 2nd against Grand Island.  Game times are 5:00/6:30 at Dowhower Softball Complex.  This is the "Game of the Season" so all high school students get in free.  Come out and support the Lady Bulldogs!
65,000 children ages 10-14 commit suicide each year.  Friday, October 3rd at 7:30am by the flag pole there will be a balloon release in honor of suicide prevention.  Donuts will be provided.
Class of 2015 Sign Animated ClipartThe senior class T-shirt order forms and money are due this Friday, October 3rd.  Each shirt sold raises $7 towards the senior class funds for the canned food drive.  Order forms should have been handed out by your M/A teachers.  There are extra order forms in the Main Office. Please return the forms and money to your M/A teacher or to Kaitlynn Harvey.

DancerGuest Passes for Homecoming are available in the Guidance Office from Ms. Ashburn.  The deadline date for turning in the permits will be Wednesday, Oct. 8th.  No middle school students or anyone that is a non NPHS student the age of 21 or over are not allowed to any of the NPHS dances.  Please remember NPHS students along with any guests are required to have some sort of photo ID to get into the dance and all Fees and Fines have to be paid before you can attend the Homecoming Dance.   Any student on the In-Eligibility List when it comes out on Monday, Oct. 6th will not be allowed to by a dance ticket. 


Loop of pink ribbon Animated Clipart"Pink out 2014 is now underway! The cheerleaders are selling tshirts and crew necks! If you are interested in purchasing a tshirt or crew neck, contact a cheerleader! The tshirts are $20 and crew necks are $25, sales will go up until Wednesday, Oct. 14th! All proceeds go to the Callahan Cancer Center! You can sport your shirt at the home football game on Friday, October 24th!  You must pay when you order! Thanks for your support!"

PencilThe PSAT/NMSQT Test will be administered to college-bound juniors and sophomores on Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00am in the High School Media Center.  This is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship.  Students must sign up for this test in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Schumacher.  The cost of this test is $20.00 payable by check when you register.  Please make your check out to NPHS.  You will receive a bulletin that contains valuable information and practice test questions when you register.  Deadline to register is noon, Monday, October 13th.  There are a limited number of test bookds so the first 40 registrants will be able to test and there is no refund if you fail to show up for the test.
Read Now Message Animated ClipartSeniors: The local scholarships that are listed in your orange Post-Planning Guide that you received from the counselors are now available in the Guidance Office. Stop by anytime and pick up the scholarship applications that you may qualify for. Completed scholarship applications are due to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, Dec. 17th!

    Important Dates to Remember for Seniors
     (A complete list is also available in the Post Planning Guide given to all seniors in Oct.)

    *    August 8, 2014 is the registration deadline for the September 13th ACT Test.
    *    ACT Test is September 13, 2014.

    *    September 19, 2014 is the registration deadline for the October 25th ACT Test.
    *    Make an appt. with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans.
    *    Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (usually no more than 5).   
    *    Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications.  
    *    Study the catalogs for courses and majors offered and sources of financial aid.
    *    Register for the ACT, SAT and/or Achievement tests and prepare for them.
    *    Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *    Begin searching for national scholarships.

        Ask teachers/employers for a letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!


    *    Pick up local scholarship applications Oct. 1, 2014 in the Guidance Office.

    *    ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced)
    *    Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested in meeting with college/military.
    *    Make college campus visits.
    *    Check current scholarship lists in the Guidance Office and in the newsletter.

    *    Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) October 15, 2014.
    *    ACT test is October 25, 2014.
    *    (Unknown at this time) is the registration deadline for the November 8th SAT Test.


    *    Fill out college admission applications.  
    *    November 7, 2014 is the registration deadline for the December 13th ACT Test.
    *    SAT test is November 8, 2014.
    *    Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown (Dates to be announced)
    *    Check the spelling of your name for your diploma in the Guidance Office.  


    *    ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced later)
    *    Make sure to have done everything necessary for admission and financial aid.
    *    Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
    *    Attend College Financial Aid Night on December 11, 2014.
    *    ACT test is December 13, 2014.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
    *    Local scholarship applications are due December 17, 2014.

    *    Check with your counselor to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
    *    SAT test is January 24, 2015.
    *    Parents need to complete taxes and complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form.
    *    January 9, 2015 is the registration deadline for the February 7th ACT Test.

    *    ACT test is February 7, 2015.   (Not given at NPHS)
    *    Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  (Feb. 1st - Feb. 27th)

    *    Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
    *    Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced)
    *    March 13, 2015 is the registration deadline for the April 18th ACT Test.

    *    Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid.
    *    Keep your counselor informed as you receive your financial aid package.
    *    Keep track of acceptances, rejections, and awards of financial aid.
    *    Reply promptly to colleges asking you to notify them of your decision.
    *    ACT test is April 18, 2015.
    *    Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 15, 2015.
    *    Senior Awards Night on Monday, April 27, 2015 @6:00pm.
    *    Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
    *    Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 7, 2015 at 9:00am in the PAC.   
    *    Commencement is May 10, 2015 at 2:00p.m. Memorial Stadium Bauer Field.

    *    Request the Guidance Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.

* Cancelled checks or money order receipts
* Admission Tickets to tests and correction forms
* All test score reports
* Transcript of grades
* Copies of all correspondence sent to, or received from, colleges




Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship                 October 3

     Must be senior student

     Must have “B” grade average

     Must participate in at least one school sponsored sport

Must apply online @ www.wendysheisman.com


North Platte Elks Local Scholarship                December 6

     Must complete Elks National Foundations Most Valuable

          Student Scholarship


Cabela’s Women In Leadership Scholarship Program          March 7

     Applications will be available at

www.thehugefoundation.org on January 1, 2015.

Must be female

At time of award, winners must hold a Nebraska high school diploma or have completed a certified home schooling curriculum

Two of the four awards shall be given to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program.


Joseph’s Achievement Scholarship                   No Deadline

     Awarded during the student’s second half of their

     career training at Joseph’s

     Apply at www.josephscollege.com


Joseph’s Outstanding Merit Schol. For Cosmetology    No Deadline

     Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher at end of final semester

     Any student who is a member of NHS is also eligible

     Scholarships given on first-come-first-serve basis

Apply at www.josephscollege.com




UNK Health Careers Fair – This fair will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014.  Over 30+ representatives from various health care professions will be sponsoring tables at the Career Exploration Fair.  Informational breakout sessions will also be held and topics may include presentations from various UNMC programs and UNK academic departments.  Students will also be able to tour Bruner Hall of Science and learn more about the programs offered on the campus.  A campus tour will be available at the conclusion of the day.  Lunch vouchers for The Market, located in the Nebraskan Student Union, will be available to students to purchase at a reduced price of $6.53 in the students are interested in having lunch on campus following the conclusion of the fair.  More information is available at www.unk.edu.

Rotary District 5630 Youth Exchange Program If you are a high school student between the ages of 15 – 18 ½ and are interested in serving as an “ambassador” representing your family, your school, your community and the United States, you may apply for this program. Students should be strong academically, curious, adaptable and outgoing. Students will go to school, learn the language, learn the culture and live with at least 2 host families.  Applications are available at www.5630rye.org.  Applications for students interested in becoming an exchange student next year must be filled out and returned to your local Rotary Club by October 15, 2014. Interviews by the local Rotary Club will be held between October 15th and November 1st.  If you are accepted into this program, the enrollment fee for a Long Term Exchange is $4,750 and the Short Term Exchange is $3,000.  Payment dates are specific and FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) Wayne State College & UN Medical Center- Students must submit an application for admissions to WSC along with the RHOP application.  Deadline is November 15, 2014.  More information and applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office or downloaded @ www.wsc.edu/rhop.

Great Plains Regional Medical Center Job Shadowing Program – This program is open to students interested in nursing, radiology, dietary, laboratory, physical therapy, respiratory therapy or anesthesiology.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

(ABC)Nebraska Cornhuskers Chapter Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)is a non-profit organization that offers a cost effective and comprehensive apprenticeship and craft-training program for those individuals who want to have a viable career in the trades. Students interested in the construction trades can find more information at http//:www.abcnebraska.org.

Midwest Student Exchange Program – This is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students.  By enrolling in a MSEP program at a participating institution, you will receive a reduced tuition rate-giving you a wider range of education options for your education dollars.  Nearly one hundred colleges and universities in Illinois, Indians, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others’ citizens by offering reduced tuition rates.  http://msep.mhec.org


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