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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

November 25, 2014

North Platte High School Announcement

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

There will be NO School today, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 28th.  

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


Winter Workouts will start Monday, December 1st

Time – 3:45 sharp.

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday - Thursday

We will work out as a group from 3:45 til 4:40.

A combination of agility / conditioning / strength.

If you are an athlete and not out for a winter sport you should be there.  Boys and Girls both welcome!

(special surprise after your 10th visit!)

Snowball Dance will be Friday, Dec. 5th from 8:30pm - 11:30pm. Tickets will be $5 and go on sale today, Dec. 1st after 2nd period.  If any student is on the In-Eligiblity List on Monday, Dec. 1st they will not be allowed to but a ticket for the dance. Tickets must be purchased in advance, NO tickets will be sold at the door. Dress is formal to semi formal. Jeans will be allowed, but dress pants are preferred.  No t-shirts will be allowed.  Guest Permits for the Snowball Dance are still available in the Guidance Office from Ms. Ashburn. The deadline date for turning in your permits will be Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.  No middle school students or anyone that is a non NPHS student the age of 21 or older is allowed to the NPHS dances.  Please remember that students and guests must have some form of a picture ID and all fees & fines must be paid before you can purchase tickets to the dance.  
On Sunday, December 7th there will be a Lady Dawg Volleyball Celebration!  This will be held at the River's Edge Golf Course at 5:00pm.  Cost is $11 for adult and $6 for kids 12 and under.  Pasta, salad and bread will be served.  Please text RSVP to Angie Nicholson at 530-4577 or Tam Kuenle (520-2284) by November 26th.  We will need all money for meals by Monday, Dec. 1st.  Plan on attending and celebrating an amazing 2014 volleyball season!!
Attention seniors!  Senior photos are due to Mr. Burkle by Monday, Dec. 15th.  Only digital photos will be accepted and NO hats are allowed.  Head and shoulder photos are preferred.  Please see Mr. Burkle if you have any questions.

Seniors: The local scholarships that are listed in your orange Post-Planning Guide that you received from the counselors are still 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!

 Also, if you have not done so already, you need to check the spelling of your name that will be on your diploma.  Mrs. Schumacher, in the Guidance Office, has the list at her desk. Any name that is not checked and corrected before diplomas are ordered will be replaced at your expense.   If you have questions please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office.

 A representative from the following college(s) will be visiting.  If ou are interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up: Joseph's College of Beauty - Monday, Dec. 1st @ 9:00am and Mid-Plains Community College - Wednesday, Dec. 10th @ 2:15pm

    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



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
    Applicaions 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
DAWSON PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT UTILITY LINE SCHOLARSHIP                                                               March 18
    Must currently live within Dawson PPD's service territory    
    Must be accepted to an accredited utility line school
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 SCHOLARSHIP FOR COSMETOLOGY                                                      No Deadline
    Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher at end of final semester
    Any student who is a mamber of NHS is also eligible
    Scholarships given on first-come first-serve basis 
    Apply at www.josephscollege.com


UNL Career Exploration for Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture – This workshop, developed for high school students, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.  The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of design studio explorations, seminars and discussions, field trips and film presentations.  The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where design issues are explored and creative energies are nurtured.  As part of the workshop students will visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities, and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design. This one-week workshop will be held June 7-13, 2015.  In addition there will also be a Discover Landscape Architecture Workshop that will run from June 14 – 19, 2015.  This workshop is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment.”  Deadline to register is April 6, 2015. Cost is $585.  Applications for both workshops are available in the Guidance Office or contact Stephanie Kuenning at skuenning2@unl.edu.

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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