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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

August 24, 2016

North Platte High School Announcement

Monday, August 29, 2016


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Shirts on clothesline swaying in breeze Animated Clipart  Homecoming shirts will be on sale at lunch or by asking a cheerleader until the end of today, Aug. 29th.  Shirts are $15.00 and designs are in the hallways.


   Do you have skills?  Are you a leader?  SkillsUSA wants you to become a member.  Come to room 1729 tomorrow, August 30th at 7pm to learn about SkillsUSA. 


Earth light bulb rotating Animated Clipart  On Wednesday, August 31st there will be a short, informational meeting for the NPHS Environmental Club at 3:40pm in the commons.  Everybody interested in improving our community and our planet is welcome!


  Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be held on the football field Wednesday, Aug. 31st at 8:00pm.  Bring a friend and enjoy a great time. #goodfun #goodsnacks #doingsportsGodsway


Art Club Artist Painting Animated Clipart  Interested in Art Club?  Please come to room 1540 immediately after school for a quick meeting on Thursday, Sept 1st.


35mm Camera with Flash Animated Clipart  Attention!!   Any senior that has earned a varsity letter in any sport, academics, music, band, cheer, dance, mascot, or speech and debate you have the opportunity to have your picture taken for a Senior Banner.   Senior Banner Pictures will be taken Sept. 1st. All pictures are from 6:00-8:00 at the high school. Cost for your banner is $40.  Checks can be made out to NP Booster Club.  You need to wear a white shirt.  If you have questions, please contact Jill Hansen.


Businessman Cheerleader Animated Clipart  If you are interested in becoming the NPHS Bulldog Mascot pick up an application in room 2305, Mrs. Smith's room. This is open to students in all grades!  You have until Friday, Sept. 2nd.


Prom Queen And King Waving Animated ClipartGuest Permits are now available for Homecoming from Ms. Ashburn in the Guidance Office. Wednesday, Sept. 7th is the deadline for turning in all permits. No middle school students or anyone the age of 21 or older are allowed at any NPHS dances. Please remember all Fees & Fines need to be paid in the Activities Office before purchasing a ticket.


Vote and Checkmark Animated Clipart Seniors!  We are looking for nominations for the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen Court.  Please pick up a nomination form from the Main Office.   We will compile a list and then seniors will vote for the final 5 guys and 5 girls that will represent your class.   Questions:  See Mrs. Smith in room 2305.


Teacher Pointing at Tests Text on Chalkboard Animated Clipart  Anyone interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT Test needs to sign up by Monday, Oct. 17th.  Students must sign up for this test in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Schumacher. The cost of this test is $20.00 payable by cash or 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. There is no refund if you fail to show up for the test and 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, Oct. 27th. This is a free test and is important for anybody considering a career in the military.  Sign up in the Guidance Office if interested.



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:  UNL Visit - Friday, Sept. 16th, Peru State College Visit - Monday, Sept. 19th @ 9:30am, Concordia University Visit - Tuesay, Sept. 20th @ 2:00pm and Fort Hays State Visit - Thursday, Dec. 15th



Softball Player Running To Catch Ball Animated Clipart  Please excuse the following Softball Team members today, Aug. 29th at 10:45am to participate in games in Hastings: Courtney Becker, Karsyn Buttler, Taylor Chitty, Montannia Courtney, Alecea Hongsermeier, Aleecia Pace, Caitlynn Peterson, Josie Preece, Cassidy Rattlif, Jaylen Schledewitz,  Sierra Scoville, Samantha Upal, Natasha Smith, Jessie Warren, Haylee Vieth



    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 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).  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 16, 2016 is the registration deadline for the October 22nd ACT Test. 
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *Attend College Financial Aid Night on September 26, 2016.

    *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!!

    *Meet with your counselor individually.
    *Attend the Educational Planning Program September 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:30am.
    *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 22, 2016.
    *October 3rd, 4th and 5th – 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 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the December 10th ACT Test.
    *SAT test is November 5, 2016.
    *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.  If your name is spelled incorrectly and you did not check the spelling you will be responsible for                the charges for a new diploma.

    *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.
    *ACT test is December 10, 2016.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility) 
    *Local scholarship applications are due December 20, 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







***Special Programs***


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.


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