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North Platte High School Announcements

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 Summer 2017 

 

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**COUNSEOR'S CORNER CALENDAR**

SEPTEMBER
    *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.
 
OCTOBER
     *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
    *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.
 
DECEMBER
    *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.
 

JANUARY
    *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.

FEBRUARY
    *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.

MARCH
     *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.

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 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 @ 7:30pm.
     *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.

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***

 

 

 

 

***Special Programs***

 

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.  

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program – This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Scholarship criteria include the following: Have completed high school or earned GED by Spring 2017, Ben enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate granting program in Fall 2017 that will lead to employment, demonstrate financial need; applicant must be Pell Grant eligible, be under the age of 30 and Be a United States citizen.  Application opens March 15th.  The first priority deadline will be June 15, 2017.  To apply online, please visit application.horatioalger.org.

Nebraska State 4-H Camp Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) Program – May 30th through June 2, 2017 The Leaders in Training program is specifically developed for campers to advance their leadership abilities.  L.I.T.’s have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution.  They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experiences including the T.R.U.S.T. Course, Zip Line, water and Shooting Sport Activities.  After completion of the L.I.T. program, successful candidates are invited to be Camp Apprentices (C.A.), our first step in our staff development process.  $100 Per Person.  To register or for more information visit 4h.unl.edu/camp or call 308-553-2224.

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.