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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

December 01, 2016

North Platte High School Announcement

Friday, December 2, 2016


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Image result for skillsusa  SkillUSA will be running the concessions tomorrow, Dec. 3rd at noon.  Sign up in Mr. Kalblinger's room 1729.


Image result for national honor society NHS will have a meeting at 3:30pm in Mrs. Allen's room on Wednesday, Dec. 7th.  New members can get their t-shirts at that time, learn more about our Red Out plans, and get reminders for the Christmas party! See you then! 


Cruise Ship on Bon Voyage Stamp Animated Clipart  Will all students signed up to go to London with Mrs. Allen's EF Tour please stop by 1201 on Thursday, Dec. 8th after school for a quick meeting about fundraising. 


Food Drive Box with Can of Soup Animated Clipart NPHS Student Council Canned Food Drive will be held from Monday, Dec. 5th until Friday, Dec 9th @ 4:00pm. This event brings in tens of thousands of food items for North Platte and Lincoln County food banks.  These food items are made available to needy families here in our area only.  These families include your friends, neighbors and fellow classmates.  
Point totals have been assigned to all foods. List with the point totals have been distributed to each teacher and posted around the school. A point total list may be picked up from Mr. Livingston in room 1407.
The following items will not be accepted:
*NO perishables (fresh foods or items that need to be refrigerated before opening)
*NO Food items without labels.

Class goals:
Freshmen goal:         12,000 points
Sophomore goal:       12,000 points
Junior goal:               15,000 points
Senior goal:              20,000 points

Total School goal:      65,000 points
The class that totals the most points and meets their class goal will receive a pizza lunch for the entire class, provided by the NPHS Student Council.  Although winning is fun. Remember, this food drive is for a worthy cause. 


  SENIORS:  Local Scholarship Applications are still 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:  Fort Hays State Visit - Thursday, Dec. 15th @ 11:00am





    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





      L. “Ron” Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship                                                             January 31
         Must be a male freshman at UNL
         Must display excellence in academics and motivation for 
             personal success with an interest in developing
             and applying leadership skills

       Cabela’s Women In Leadership Scholarship Program                                                February 6
            Applications will be available at www.thehugefoundation.org
                        or www.educationquest.org on December 1, 2016.
            Must be female
            Must be graduating from a Nebraska high school in the spring of 2017
            Must be planning to begin college in the fall of 2017

      United Methodist Women of North Platte First United
         Methodist Church Scholarship 
                                                                                   March 1
             Application available in the Guidance Office
             2 letters of reference
             Must be typed


***Special Programs***


UNL Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL is committed to increasing college attainment among youth across the state.  In support of this mission, NEBRASKA is again hosting its annual series of events designed to enhance college access and leadership development.  This year they invite you to join them as they break the shackles of oppression during the 2016 Diversity 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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