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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

October 30, 2014

North Platte High School Announcement

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

  The Senior Class will be hosting the Halloween Dance tonight, October 31st from 9:30pm – 12:30am at the North Platte Rec Center. Only high school students will be allowed and other area schools are invited. Students will need a valid student I.D. to get in and the cost of admission is $5. Hirschfelds will be giving away a prize for the best costume, so wear your best Halloween costume!!

Lost and Found is getting quite a collection of goodies.  If you have lost any jewelry, keys, cameras, sunglasses, chargers or any small items, please check in the Main Office to claim your missing items. 
All boys interested in playing basketball:  There will be a meeting/sign up on Monday, Nov. 3rd at 3:45pm in the PAC.
All Term 1 Art students:  Please pick up your art work from your classes. All past art work will be disposed of after Friday, Nov. 5th!
Practice for new National Honor Society members will be Thursday, Nov. 6th during MA in the PAC. 
Don Milroy will be taking senior banner pictures (letter winners in sports, music, band, or speech and debate) for those of you that didn't get them this fall.  They will take place in the commons area at the high school on Thursday, Nov. 6th from 3:45pm - 6:00pm.  Please bring $40 and wear a white shirt.  Seniors, this is your last chance to get a senior banner!
Auditions for this year's musical "Shrek" will be held on Tuesday, Novermber 11th at 6:00pm in the choir room.  You do not need to be enrolled in a music class to audition.  This is a huge cast and we would love to see some new faces at auditions.  See Mrs. Purdy in room 1617 for audition materials.
Student Council is hosting a Dodge Ball Tournament on Monday, Nov. 17th and Tuesday, Nov. 18th at the High School.  The money raised will go toward Make-A-Wish.  Teams much have 8 players and a minimum of 2 girls.  Cost per team is $40 or $5 per player.  Team sign-up sheets can be found in the Main Office.  The money & sign-up forms must be returned to Mr. Livingston no later than Wednesday, Nov. 12th.

Any North Platte High School student wanting to try-out to participate in a winter sport (Girls & Boys Basketball, Girls & Boys Swimming & Diving, and Wrestling) must obtain a Green Slip from the Activities Office.  To obtain a green slip the student must have a current physical on file; have turned in a signed Student Code of Conduct, a pink NSAA Student/Parent Consent Form, Transportation Sheet; have paid any fines or fees due; and have purchased an Activities Card for the 2014-2015 school year.  Winter sports practices begin Monday, November 17th.  No one will be allowed to try-out or participate until all the above requirements have been met.

Activities Card pictures may be taken before or after school in the Activities Office.  Checks should be made payable to "NPHS" for the exact amount of $30.00.

Seniors: The local scholarships that are listed in your orange Post-Planning Guide that you received from the counselors are now 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!
 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:  UNL - Tuesday, Nov. 4th @ 11:00pm

    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



NCWIT SCHOLARSHIP (UNO)                                                                                             November 2
    Must be a high school woman with computing aspirations
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


Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) Wayne State College & UN Medical Center- Students must submit an application for admissions to WSC along with the RHOP application.  Deadline is November 15, 2014.  More information and applications can be picked up in the Guidance Office or downloaded @ www.wsc.edu/rhop.

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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