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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

September 28, 2016

North Platte High School Announcement

Thursday, September 29, 2016


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  Attention students who want to be prepared for the world of work.  There is a SkillsUSA meeting today, Sept. 29th in room 1729 at 7pm. 


Text Rotating around Bowling Ball Animated Clipart  New and Exciting! Starting this year--North Platte High School will be having a Unified Bowling Team. If you are interested in being a part of this new team, come to the student information meeting today, Sept. 29th at 3:30pm in room 1108.



Image result for national honor society  Interested in applying for National Honor Society? Check the listings around the school to determine if you are academically eligible to apply (current members need not re-apply). To learn about other NHS requirements, attend an informational induction meeting in room 1201 on Tuesday, Oct. 4th @ 7:15am to learn more about the application process.


  A leader is a dealer in hope. Sign up for the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference.  See a SkillsUSA advisor in the 1700's or Mrs. O'Connor.  Deadline is Tuesday, October 4th.


  Attention seniors!!!  Apply2College is next week on Monday, Oct. 3rd, Tuesday, Oct. 4th and Wednesday, Oct. 5th!  You will get a pass on one of those days if you said YES to participating.  Please bring a credit/debit card if the school you are applying for requires an application fee!!


Teacher Pointing at Tests Text on Chalkboard Animated Clipart  Anyone interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT Test on Wednesday, Oct. 19th need to sign up by Monday, Oct. 17th.  Students must sign up for this test in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Schumacher. The cost of this test is $20.00 payable by cash or 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. There is no refund if you fail to show up for the test and a limited number of test books so the first 40 registrants will be able to test.



  Are you thinking about a future in the military?  The ASVAB will be given on Thursday, Oct. 27th. This is a free test and is important for anybody considering a career in the military.  Sign up in the Guidance Office if interested.



Attention Sophomores!!  Are you a natural born leader?  Would you like to learn about how to become a better leader? Sign ups are available in the Counselor's office for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference and the Nebraska Youth Leadership Seminar.  We can only select one person for each conference, so interviews will be conducted at a later date.  Come on in to the Guidance Office and sign up today!!
  SENIORS:  Local Scholarship Applications are available in the Guidance Office.   The blue form includes local scholarships, each having a separate application form.  Please take some time to read through the criteria sheet to evaluate which scholarship(s) you qualify for, and then return to the Guidance Office to pick up the specific application forms.  The gold criteria sheet includes scholarships that require no separate application, and by completing the information listed on the gold sheet, you will automatically be considered for those scholarships that you have checked.  Please take the time to read both forms carefully.    All completed applications are due to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, December 21st @ 3:30p.m.


A representative from the following college(s) will be visiting. If you are a junior or senior and interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up:  Wayne State University Visit - Monday, Oct. 3rd @ 11:00am, Rotary Youth Exchange Visit - Wednesday, Oct. 5th @ 10:45 (all grades), The Creative Center Visit - Friday, Oct. 7th @ 2:30pm, UNK Visit - Tuesday, Oct. 11th @ 9:00am, Nebraska Wesleyan University Visit - Wednesday, Oct. 12th @ 11:00am, Doane University Visit - Tuesday, Oct. 18th @ 9:00am, Midland University Visit - Thursday, Oct. 20th @ 11:00am and Fort Hays StateVisit - Thursday, Dec. 15th @ 11:00am


Man Running Race Animated Clipart  Please excuse the following students today, Sept. 29th at 1:00pm to go to the Gothenburg Cross Country meet:  Boys- Ambrose, Justine; Aufrecht, Isaac;Banuelos, Isaac; Bradley, Joel; Chromy. Brook; Dannatt, Christopher; Dishman, Panupan; Dishman, Ponupon; Dowhower, Nathan; Gipe, George; Glos, Clayton; Haremza, Sean; Jared, Kean; Jean, Devin; Kleinow, Tayler; Ogden, Tyler; Parsons, Corey; Pedersen, Emil; Girls-  Any, Rebecca; Ambrose, Mckinzee; Besinger, Makayla; Bremer, Celine; Fischer, Morgan; Howard, Maceyn; Miller,Kaleigh, Rathjen, Hunter; Redhouse,  Olivia; Shaner, Jaylee; Zierke, Marlina


Golfer Choosing Club Animated Clipart Please excuse the following Girls Golf Team members today, Sept. 29th at 11:30am and all day tomorrow, Sept. 30th to participate in the GNAC Girls Golf Meet in Scottsbluff:  Haley Burford, Leela Keck, 
Maggie Lashley, Morgan Lashley, Riley Smith, Katie Wagner 






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

    *ACT Test is September 10, 2016.
    *Make an appointment with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans.
    *Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (about three, usually no more than five).  Your selections should include at               least one that you definitely know will accept you.
    *Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications.  Most college applications are available on-line.
    *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.
*Attend the Educational Planning Program September 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:30am.

    *September 16, 2016 is the registration deadline for the October 22nd ACT Test. 
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *Attend College Financial Aid Night on September 26, 2016.

    *Begin searching for national scholarships.
    *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2016 in the Guidance Office.   Ask teachers/employers for a                letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!

    *Meet with your counselor individually.
    *Sign up in the Guidance Office if you are interested in meeting with college/military representatives.  A list of these colleges can be            found in the announcements.
    *Study the student handbook on the SAT and ACT test to become familiar with necessary preparations and kinds of questions that              might be involved.
    *Make college campus visits.
    *Check current scholarship lists in the Guidance Office and in the newsletter.
    *ACT test is October 22, 2016.
    *October 3rd, 4th and 5th – Apply 2 College Program
    *Fill out college admission applications.  If you have any questions, be sure to consult with your counselor.  Submit your application            now, along with all necessary forms and application fee.  Tell your counselor where you have applied so an official transcript can
         be mailed.  

    *November 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the December 10th ACT Test.
    *SAT test is November 5, 2016.
    *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown (Dates to be announced) 
    *Check the spelling of your name for your diploma.  Be sure your middle name is correct.  Names on diplomas will be exactly as they            are on your birth certificate.  If your name is spelled incorrectly and you did not check the spelling you will be responsible for                the charges for a new diploma.

    *Check your college catalog or handbook instructions to make sure to have done everything necessary for admission and finan¬cial              aid.
    *Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assis¬tance.
    *ACT test is December 10, 2016.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility) 
    *Local scholarship applications are due December 20, 2016.

    *Check with Teresa Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
    *SAT test is January 28, 2017.
    *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
    *January 13, 2017 is the registration deadline for the February 11th ACT Test.
    *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.

    *ACT test is February 11, 2017.   (Given at MPCC)
    *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due at the end of February.

     *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
     *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 
     *March 3, 2017 is the registration deadline for the April 8th ACT Test.

     *Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid by this time.
     *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 8, 2017. 
     *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 21, 2017 so this information may be printed in the                         graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 7:00pm.
     *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
     *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 9:00am in the Performing Arts Center.   Cap, gown and                 tassel will be distributed at the end of practice.  You must attend practice if you intend to walk through graduation.
     *Commencement is May 14, 2017 at 2:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.


     *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




     North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation 
          Agri/Business Scholarships
                                                                                 October 18
               Student must be going on to college in a program related to 
                        agriculture (veterinarian medicine does apply.)
               Student must live in or go to school in Lincoln, Logan or McPherson counties
               Student applicants are encouraged, but not mandated, to attend
                        an institution of higher learning in Nebraska

    AKSARBEN/Horatio Alger National Scholarship Programs                                              October 25
        Currently be a resident of and attend high school in the state of Nebraska or western Iowa
        Must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S. with
            plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
        Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s
            degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution
                 in the U.S. (student may start studies at a two-year institution 
                 then transfer to a four-year institution.)
        Critical financial need
        Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
        Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
        Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
        Must be a U.S. citizen
        Must submit online application at scholars.horatioalger.org



***Special Programs***


UNK Multicultural Scholars & Leaders Day – Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  This event is designed for SENIORS, in order to best serve students by providing them information about scholarship and application deadlines, and what to expect from the college application process. The day is intended for all college bound seniors who may or may not be considering UNK to further their education.  Register online at visit.unk.edu and clicking on the MSLD event on the calendar (Sept. 21st).


Chadron State Health Professions Showcase & Eagle Open House – Wednesday, October, 19, 2016 Health Professions Showcase provides information on the wide variety of opportunities CSC offers students interested in health careers and health profession opportunities, including RHOP – the Rural Health Opportunities Program.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience different health modules and our very own cadaver lab!  Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Chadron State College & Health Professions!  The event is FREE!  However, advanced registration is required as they are limited to the first 200 students.  Deadline to register is Monday, October 10th.


Rotary District 5630 Youth Exchange Program – If you are a high school student between the ages of 15 – 19 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, 2016. Interview weekend and activities for the student and family will be held November 12th and 13th, 2016.  If you are accepted into this program, the 2017-2018 academic year exchange fee is $5,500.  Payment dates are specific and FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


UNL Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL will be hosting three leadership symposia.  The first is the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium that will take place Tuesday, November 8th.  The second one will be the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium and will take place Wednesday, November 16th and the Native Leadership Symposium will be on Wednesday, November 30th.  Students will have the opportunity to attend sessions designed to address community and gender related issues and create a plan of action to address these issues.  More information is available at www.unl.edu.


North Platte Police Explorers Post 480 - Police exploring is for young men and women ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or corrections.  Even just curious to know what Policing is all about. Exploring is a division of Boy Scouts of America and is a nationally recognized organization.  Members involved in the Explorers Post will get a first hand look into the world of Policing and work hand in hand with current active duty Law Enforcement Officers.  Members can also see how Corrections Officers work in Jails and Prisons.  Activities may include assisting with security of on duty patrol officers at NebraksaLand Day events, hands on classroom instruction, a yearly ride along with officers, field trips, assisting NPPD officers with yearly trainings, firing range and handcuffing and defensive tactics. Students wishing to join the Post must complete an application and have parent permission if under 18 years of age.  Applicants cannot be convicted of any felonies or any type of serious misdemeanor and must have good grades in school.  Contact Officer Jeremiah Johnson  or call 535-6789 for more information.

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.


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