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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

May 19, 2016

North Platte High School Announcement

Friday, May 20, 2016


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   The Main Office now has the Summers Drivers Ed forms available. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 24th.







    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 4:00p.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





PAWS-itive Partners’ PAWS-Up Scholarship                                        June 1
    Must be a resident of Lincoln County
    Must be a graduating senior or non-traditional student
        enrolled in an institution of higher learning
    Must intend on a career field of animal care, which may 
        include veterinarian, veterinary technician, groomer,
        animal trainer, animal control officer, wildlife 
        conservation, zookeeper, kennel owner/worker, etc.

Horatio Alger Scholarship                                                                     June 1
    Must have completed high school or plan to complete
        high school by spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a 
        community college for the first time by fall 2016
    Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career
        or technical program at an accredited non-profit 
        community college in the United States
    Critical financial need
    Be younger than 30 years old
    Must be a U.S. citizen
    Must submit online application at application.horatioalger.org

Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship – University of Nebraska at Kearney       July 31
    Must attend University of Nebraska at Kearney the 
        following year
    Must be a male
    Application available in the Guidance Office

UNO Balanced Man Scholarship – Sigma Phi Epsilon                            July 31
    Must be male
    Must be attending UNO in fall
    Applications available in the Guidance Office



***Special Programs***


Southeast Community College - Milford Automotive Summer Camp – June 10th & 11th, 2016  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 June 3, 2016.  For more information or to register call 1-800-933-7223 ext. 8317.  

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 Hospice – Footsteps Camp: A Family Journey Through Grief – Footsteps Camp is a day-long experience for children K-12 and their families.  Children will learn about grief and connect with other children who are also grieving.  Adults attending with children can learn about their own grief, find support from other adults, and learn how to support the children.  There is no charge to attend.The camp is free to all campers and  Footsteps Camp  is made possible by memorial gifts to the Hospice fund at Great Plains Health Care Foundation Hospice Fund. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, activity supplies and T-shirts will be provided.  This program will be held June 11th, 2016.  To register call Renee Callaghan at Lisa Bocott at 696-7434 or.  T to register online at www.gprmc.comgphealth.org/footsteps-grief-camp. and click on Footstep Camp link.    

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.

JATC – Lincoln Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee – 2 Apprenticeship programs are available:  The Inside Program – this encompasses all types of electrical work other than outside Lineman work and is a 5-year program.  The Installer Technician Program – this involves work on lower voltage systems, such as, data communications, fire alarms, security and fiber optics.  This is a 3-year program.  Visit www.buildingnebraska.org for more information.

UNL Big Red Summer Academic Camps 2016 – These career exploration camps are hosted by 4-H and UNL faculty in various academic areas across campus.  After spending several fun-filled days exploring a specific topic like filmmaking or veterinary science, we will invite your family to join you for a special "capstone event" where you can showcase your work.   These classes will be offered various dates in June.  Camps this year include Discover Computing, Discover Weather & Climate Science, Discover Veterinary Science, Discover Filmmaking, Discover Engineering, Discover Culinary Arts & Food Science, Discover Outdoor Nebraska and Discover Unicameral Youth Legislature.  Cost runs from $350-$700. Further information, contact lshearer2@unl.edu or call (402)472-2846.  Space is limited and camps will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, visit BIGREDCAMPS.UNL.EDU.

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