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North Platte High School Announcements


 Friday, March 24, 2017 



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Elections for next year's student council officers is today, March 24th. 1st period teachers, please take a few minutes and allow students to vote online in class. The voting will remain open all day!


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MORP Dance is tonight, March 24th​. Remember: all NPHS students need to have their Student ID and all guests need some form of Photo ID to attend NPHS dances.


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Yearbook would like to see your MORP-posals!  Please send a picture of your proposal to yearbook@nppsd.org and we'll put it in the yearbook.  Want us to take the photo? Email us in advance.



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Attention 2017-2018 Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, if you are interested in being a Student Council Representative please pick up a form in the office.  Forms are due back to the office by Tuesday, March 28th and voting will be on Thursday, March 30th


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Attention seniors!  PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!!!   Josten's will be here on Thursday, March 30th from 7:30am - 2:00pm in the Commons to deliver you graduation orders. If you ordered announcements please be sure your bill is paid in full by this date so that you may pick your order up at this time.  This is also the last day you can order your cap and gown if you haven't done so already.  Your cap, gown and tassel will be handed out at the end of Graduation Practice on Thursday, May 11th.  Please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.


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Tuesday, April 4th will be the Dunkin Donut Eat Out Night Fundraiser for After PROM.  Plan on eating at Dunkin Donuts so that we can have a great after PROM this year!


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There will be a NPHS After Prom planning meeting on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm in the High School Library. Hope to see you there!! Let's have great attendance to make this an awesome After Prom for our students in a safe environment.


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Seniors:  Please remember to bring a copy of any and all scholarships you have won to Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office by Friday, April 21st to be recognized at Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 27th.  


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Interested in taking Drivers Ed this summer?  Drivers Ed Forms and information are still available in the Main Office for students to pick up.  


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:  Wayne State College - Thursday, April 6th @ 9:00am

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Please excuse the following girls track team members all day today, March 24th for their meet at Scottsbluff:  Kathy Mathieu, Chakera Hough, Taylor Chitty, Kamryn Hughes, Ashley Diaz-Pacheco, Jocelyn Dotson, Rylee Kurth, Alyssa Driggs, Mathea Torrez, Mariah Brown, Roena Morton, Haley Piper, Abbi Contos, Daphanie Ham, Avah Jacobson, Bailey Roeder, Peyton Negley, Jaylee Niles, Mikayla Besinger, Jori Rogers, Alli Skala, Hallei Morales, Leela Keck, Maggie Berglund, Tayler Trotta, Megan Myers, Hunter Rathjen, Morgan Fischer, Tatum Lange, Madison Irish, Mollie Combs, Janessa Leisy, Kayla Schmid

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Please excuse the following boys all day today, March 24th for their track meet in Scottsbluff. The bus leaves at 8:00am:   Isaac Aufrecht, Chris Dannatt, Isaiah Estrada, Devin Jean, Jakob Ochsner, Tyler Ogden, Tanner Sims, Payton Smith, Jon Thomas, Trevon Weaver, Josh Barrious, Nick Bussard, Pan Dishman, Pon Dishman, Jacob Harvey, Bryson Krull, Emil Pedersen, Camron Sheets, Justin Ambrose, Aidan Arendsorf, Nick Bocott, Greg Caudillo, Jake Hendren, Joey Larson, Kyle Mull, Avery Munson, Jarrett Vedder, Reece Warren, Joel Bradley, Caiden Broman, Dalton Caley, Ryan Farley, Derik Gifford, Tayler Kleinow, Dalton Lunkwitz, Kaden Ross, Lucas Simmons










    *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).  These 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-lin.
        *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) on September 15, 2016.
    *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, 2016 is the registration deadline for the October 22nd ACT test.
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *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!!
    *Attend Financial Aide Night on Monday, September 26, 2016.
     *Meet with your counselor individually.
    *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
    *Attend the Apply 2 College Program on October 3rd, 4th and 5th.
        *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 AT 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 7, 2016 is the registration deadline for the November 5th SAT Test.
    *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.
        *Begin working on your FAFSA.  Ask your Guidance Counselor for details on how to schedule an appointment with a             representative from EducationQuest.
    *November 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the December 10th ACT Test.
    *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.
    *Check your college catalog or handbook instructions to make sure you have done everything necessary for admission and financial         aid. 
    *Continue checking for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.
    *ACT Test is December 10, 2016.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
    *Local Scholarship applications are due December 21, 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





    Ogier Scholarship Fund – First Presbyterian Church                                      March 31
        C average or above 

    Western Nebraska Bank Scholarship                                                               April 1

    Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship                                                                   April 8
         Information can be found in the Guidance Office

    2016 Student View Scholarship Program                                                        April 22
        No minimum SAT/ACT score 
        No essay required
        No lengthy application form
        No application fees
        Apply online at www.student-view.com



***Special Programs***

Nebraska Rural Electric Youth Energy Camp – This camp is offered to freshman, sophomore or junior students with excellent leadership potential and an interest in the public power industry.  Attendees will join other high school students to participate in hands-on activities that teach tomorrow’s leaders about the electric industry.  In addition, three campers will be selected to represent Nebraska in an all-expenses paid trip to attend YELC.  Youth Energy Camp runs July 10 – July 14 and is held at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Ne. Applications can be found at www.dewsonpower.com, or in the Guidance Office and are due by Monday, April 21st.  

American College Foundation – Visionary Scholarship Program – This program will have multiple winners ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.  All freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.  Financial need is not considered and all income levels may apply.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.  Applications can be found at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org.  Deadline for this scholarship is May 1, 2017.

Southeast Community College - Milford Automotive Summer Camp – June 9th & 10th, 2017  The purpose is to learn about technical skills required of professional technicians.  There is a $29.00 tuition fee per student which includes tools, meals, housing and tour transportation.  Participants must be 16 years of age and registered by May 26, 2017.  For more information or to register call 1-800-933-7223 ext. 8317.  

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.