North Platte High School Announcements
October 22, 2014
North Platte High School Announcement
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Attention NPHS softball players: The softball banquet will be today, Oct. 23rd @ 6:30pm at the Holiday Inn Express. Please bring the following: Juniors - dessert, Sophomores - dessert and Freshman - salads
"Pink out shirts are now available for pick up! If you purchased a pink out shirt you may pick it up in the commons after school until 4:45pm everyday this week. Be sure to sport your shirt at the football game tomorrow, Oct. 24th!"
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.
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.
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
NCWIT SCHOLARSHIP (UNO) November 2
Must be a high school woman with computing aspirations
Cabela’s Women In Leadership Scholarship Program March 7
Applications 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.
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 Schol. For Cosmetology No Deadline
Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher at end of final semester
Any student who is a member of NHS is also eligible
Scholarships given on first-come-first-serve basis
Apply at www.josephscollege.com
Rotary District 5630 Youth Exchange Program – If you are a high school student between the ages of 15 – 18 ½ and are interested in serving as an “ambassador” representing your family, your school, your community and the United States, you may apply for this program. Students should be strong academically, curious, adaptable and outgoing. Students will go to school, learn the language, learn the culture and live with at least 2 host families. Applications are available at www.5630rye.org. Applications for students interested in becoming an exchange student next year must be filled out and returned to your local Rotary Club by October 15, 2014. Interviews by the local Rotary Club will be held between October 15th and November 1st. If you are accepted into this program, the enrollment fee for a Long Term Exchange is $4,750 and the Short Term Exchange is $3,000. Payment dates are specific and FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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