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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

October 06, 2015

North Platte High School Announcement

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


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  FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be meeting tonight, Oct. 7th (and every Wednesday) in the DAWG Pound from 8pm - 9pm.     #goodsnacks      #goodfun  #DoingSportsGod’sWay  #bringafriendandjoinus

Join the Drama Club for their Fall production again tomorrow, Oct 8th at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Center for Our Town.  First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize drama of life in the small town.  Has become an American classic and the most frequently performed play.  Join the talented cast of actors and actresses as they perform an American Masterpiece for this moving piece of literature.  $3 for students and adults.


  Try-outs for the the one-act competition play will be Friday, Oct 9th at 3:35pm in room 1101.  The one-act is open to all students.  See Mr. Cooper in room 1101 before the try out for further information.


  Attention FCCLA members:  There will be a meeting Thursday evening, Oct. 12th at 6:30pm with food in room 2517.  Please bring your blue slip, membership form and chapter dues.  See ya then and you'll be gettin' your leadership on!!​

Attention seniors! It is now time to nominate your class motto and flower.  Stop by the Guidance Office by Wednesday, Oct. 14th to submit your nominations!!


Image result for homecoming spirit weekYou NPHS cheerleading team is excited to announce the homecoming dress out themes for next week! 

Monday, Oct. 12th: Camo

Tuesday, Oct. 13th:  Jersey Day

Wednesday, Oct. 14th:  Career

Thursday, Oct. 15th:   Throwback:  Freshman - 90's

Friday, Oct. 16th:   
Blue and Gold Day (No School) 


Image result for homecomingGuest Permits for the Homecoming Dance are still available in the Guidance Office. Please see Ms. Ashburn. The deadline date for turning in the permits will be Wednesday, Oct. 14th. No middle school students or anyone the age of 21 or older are allowed to any NPHS dances. Reminder that all fees & fines have to be paid in the Activities Office before you can attend the dance. Please note: any students that are on the In-Eligibility List the week of Homecoming will not be able to attend the Homecoming Dance.  



The Teammates mentoring program will be having a raffle for two Husker volleyball tickets to the Nebraska vs. Maryland game on October 31, 2015.    Game time is set for 7 p.m.  Along with the tickets we are including a parking pass at the Devaney Center.  The drawing will be held Monday, October 26, 2015.  You need not be present to win.  1 ticket for $3  Or  3 tickets for $5   Please see any Teammates board member, Brandy Buscher, or Molly Morales to get your tickets!! 


The PSAT/NMSQT test will be administered to college-bound juniors and sophomores on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 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 26th. There is no refund if you fail to show up for the test.  There are 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, October 29th.  This is a free test and is important for anybody considering a career in the military.  Sign up in the Guidance Office if interested.


 Sophomores who are interested in being considered for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference to be held this June 3rd - 5th in Hastings, Ne are encouraged to sign up in the Guidance Office by Friday, Nov. 6th.  North Platte High School is allowed to select one representative.  The HOBY seminar is designed for sophomores with demonstrated or potential leadership skills who would like to further develop their leadership abilities.  Cost to attend the seminar is $195.00.


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:  North Central Kansas Technical College - Monday, Oct. 12th @ 10:00am, Mid-Plains Community College - Friday, Oct. 23rd, UNL Follow-Up Visit - Wednesday, Nov. 4th @ 2:30pm, Central Community College - Thursday, Nov. 12th @ 8:30am and Chadron State College - Tuesday, Nov. 17th @ 10:30am​




    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 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!!

    *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 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.

    *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.

    *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.

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

     *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.

     *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.



     *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




The Hagan Scholarship                                                                                                                   November 15
    Must be a graduation high school student
    Must be a resident of an Eligible State (AR,IA,KS,MO,Ne or OK)
    Student has attended as a junior and senior and Eligible 
        High School (a public high school located in a 
        county having fewer than 50,000 residents)
    Must have a cum GPA of 3.5 or higher
    Must have scored 23 or higher on ACT Test
    Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start 
        of college


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship                                                        December 4
        Any high school senior
        U.S. Citizen

North Platte Elks Local Scholarship                                                                                                  December 4
        Must complete Elks National Foundations Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Cabela’s Women In Leadership Scholarship Program                                                                    January 4
        Applications will be available at www.thehugefoundation.org 
            or www.educationquest.org on October 1, 2015
        Must be female
        Must be graduating from a Nebraska high school in the 
            spring of 2016
        Must be planning to begin college in the fall of 2016





***Special Programs***


UNK Multicultural Scholars & Leaders Day – Thursday, September 17, 2015.  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

UNL College of Architecture Open House – Friday, October 2, 2015 – High School juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about the academic programs in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture.  Participants will also have lunch with our faculty and current students, tour the College facilities and participate in a design activity.  To register for the open house, please visit:  http://admisions.unl.edu/architecture-open-house.

UNK Health Careers Fair – This fair will be held on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015.  Over 30+ representatives from various health care professions will be sponsoring tables at the Career Exploration Fair.  The event begins promptly at 9:00am with an opening session.  Registration/Check-in between 8:15am and 8:50am.  Pre-registration is appreciated and will expedite the check-in process the day of the fair.  This year Dr. Brad Bohn, Family Practice Physician at Kearney Clinic will share his experiences as a student and also as a clinician practicing in a rural area.  Following the opening speaker, student groups will be rotating through three separate opportunities: Career Exploration Fair, UNMC Health Science Education Complex Information Sessions and a breakout session.  Lunch vouchers for The Market, located in the Nebraskan Student Union, will be available to students to purchase at a reduced price of $6.77 in the students are interested in having lunch on campus following the conclusion of the fair. More information is available at www.unk.edu.

Chadron State Health Professions Showcase & Eagle Open House – Wednesday, October, 7, 2015CSC has changed the original career fair to a Health Professions Showcase for high school juniors and seniors.  In conjuction with Eagle Open House, the Health Professions office will present sessions on different health profession opportunities at CSC, including RHOP – the Rural Health Opportunities Program and PHEAST – the Public Health Early Admission Student Track.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience different health modules and our very own cadaver lab!  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office.  Students must pre-register by Thursday, October 1, 2015.

UNL Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL will be hosting three leadership symposia.  The first is the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium that will take place Wednesday, November 11th.  The second one will be the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium and will take place Wednesday, November 18th and the Native College Day on Wednesday, December 2nd.  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.

Southeast Community College - Discovery Days - Register online at www.southeast.edu/discoverscc to visit one of the many Southeast Community College campus Discovery Days during October, November and December.  Students will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, meet with instructors, learn about SCC resources, financial aid and talk with a student panel of current SCC students.  More information, including dates and times, can be found on the website or in the Guidance Office.

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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