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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

July 27, 2015

North Platte High School Announcement

Thursday, July 30, 2015

 

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NPHS Offices will be open from 7:30am - 4:30pm for your convenience.  If you have questions during this time or would like to contact a specific office please feel free to contact NPHS at 308-535-7105.  Some offices will be closed throughout the summer so please don't hesitate to call first. 

 

 

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

SEPTEMBER
    *ACT Test is September 12, 2015.
    *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.
    *September 18, 2015 is the registration deadline for the October 24th ACT Test. 
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *Begin searching for national scholarships.
    *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2015 in the Guidance Office.   Ask teachers/employers for a                letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!

OCTOBER
    *Meet with your counselor individually.
    *ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced)
    *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) October 14, 2015.
    *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 24, 2015.
    *October 1, 2015 is the registration deadline for the November 7th SAT Test. 
    *October 27th, 28th and 29th – 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
    *November 6, 2015 is the registration deadline for the December 12th ACT Test.
    *SAT test is November 7, 2015.
    *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.


DECEMBER
    *ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced later)
    *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.
    *Attend College Financial Aid Night on December 3, 2015.
    *ACT test is December 12, 2015.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility) 
    *Local scholarship applications are due December 16, 2015.

JANUARY
    *Check with Teresa Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
    *SAT test is January 23, 2016.
    *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
    *January 8, 2016 is the registration deadline for the February 6th ACT Test.
    *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.

FEBRUARY
    *ACT test is February 6, 2016.   (Given at MPCC)
    *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due February 24, 2016.

MARCH
     *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
     *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 
     *March 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the April 9th ACT Test.

APRIL-MAY
     *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 9, 2016. 
     *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 20, 2016 so this information may be printed in the                         graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:00pm.
     *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
     *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 12, 2016 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 15, 2016 at 2:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.

June

 

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

 

 

MEET DEADLINES OR YOU MAY LOSE THE ACCEPTANCE YOU HAVE GAINED!

 
    RECORDS TO KEEP:
* 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

 

 

***Scholarships***

                                                                                                              

UNO BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP – SIGMA PHI EPSILON                                July 31
            Must be male
            Must be attending UNO in fall
            Should exemplify principles of Sound Mind and Sound Body
            Applicants have NO obligation to join fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon

                Must apply online at http://www.unosigep.org/?p=new_members/balanced_man_scholarship
 

                                    
 

***Special Programs***

 
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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