North Platte High School Announcements
October 26, 2016
North Platte High School Announcement
Thursday, October 27, 2016
There will be an informational meeting for any girl interested in playing indoor soccer today, October 27th right after school in the 1300's pod. If you are unable to attend this meeting please contact Nicole Robinson or Skylar Fisher.
All term two art students: Please pick up all art work from term one by tomorrow, Oct. 28th. It will be destroyed after that date.
ATTENTION SENIORS: There has been a date change for Graduation Orders! Josten's will now be here to take graduation orders on Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 11:40am - 1:45pm and Thursday, Nov. 10th from 8:00am - 1:45pm in the Commons Area. Please make note of this change, tell your parents, tell your friends and plan accordingly. All graduating seniors that plan on participating in the graduation ceremony need to order a cap and gown at this time. Payment for your cap and gown orders can be made at a later date. A $60 deposit is required on any orders totaling over $60. You also need to check the spelling of your name that will be on your diploma. Mrs. Schumacher has a list at her desk. Any name that is not checked and corrected before diplomas are ordered will be replaced at your expense. If you have questions please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office.
Please excuse the following students taking the ASVAB test today, October 27th at 8:45am. This is a 3 hour test: Rudy Valenzuela Cruz, Jamon Davis, Andrew Wheeler, John Patterson, Hannah Matuszczak, Trevor Alexander, Michael Curtis, Grant Norman, Brandon Sickler, Abri Contos, Cory Holsapple, Tyler Irish, Makensey Manning, Olivia Perez, Samuel Portner, Emily McCook, Anthony Tomlinson, Joe Waalking, Josh Jones, Allison Skala, Brody Witte, Bryce Lee, Phebe Pavelka, Corey Parsons, Jensen Crow, Justin McQuillin, Nathaniel Gifford, Gabby Perez, Dalton Major, Jacob Friend, Jayden Songster, Calvin Dowhower, Jace Rogers, Ralysia Benitez, Hannah Most, Ashley Murphy, Scott Dike, Levi Wilson, Stevie Flood, John Garcia, Levi Carlton, Franklin Dowhower
Please excuse the following student-athletes today, Oct. 27th at 2:15pm for their volleyball matches at Kearney Catholic! The bus leaves at 2:45pm: Leslie Borges, Callie Brown, Taylor Fugate, Gracia Lantis, Codi Guerrieri, Kaitlyn Hansen, Abbie Hedgecock, Chakera Hough, Kamryn Hughes, Josie Keck, Becca Lindley, Sumar Mathews, Sami Mauch, Abbi McNew-Baker, Gabby Menghini, Peyton Negley, Princess Saguban, Kelsey Salazar-Allen, Jordynn Simpson and Ava Wilson
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.
*Attend the Educational Planning Program September 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:30am.
*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.
*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
*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.
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
AKSARBEN/Horatio Alger National Scholarship Programs October 25
Currently be a resident of and attend high school in the state of Nebraska or western Iowa
Must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the U.S. with
plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s
degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution
in the U.S. (student may start studies at a two-year institution
then transfer to a four-year institution.)
Critical financial need
Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must submit online application at scholars.horatioalger.org
The Hagan Scholarship November 15
Must be a graduation high school student
Must be a resident of an Eligible State (AR,IA,KS,MO,Ne or OK)
Student has attended as a junior and senior and Eligible
High School (a public high school located in a
county having fewer than 50,000 residents)
Must have a cum GPA of 3.5 or higher
Must have scored 23 or higher on ACT Test
Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship November 30
Any high school senior
North Platte Elks Local Scholarship November 30
Must complete Elks National Foundations Most Valuable
L. “Ron” Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship January 31
Must be a male freshman at UNL
Must display excellence in academics and motivation for
personal success with an interest in developing
and applying leadership skills
United Methodist Women of North Platte First United
Methodist Church Scholarship March 1
Application available in the Guidance Office
2 letters of reference
Must be typed
UNL Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL is committed to increasing college attainment among youth across the state. In support of this mission, NEBRASKA is again hosting its annual series of events designed to enhance college access and leadership development. This year they invite you to join them as they break the shackles of oppression during the 2016 Diversity Leadership Symposia. The first is the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium that will take place Tuesday, November 8th. The second one will be the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium and will take place Wednesday, November 16th and the Native Leadership Symposium will be on Wednesday, November 30th. Students will have the opportunity to attend sessions designed to address community and gender related issues and create a plan of action to address these issues. More information is available at www.unl.edu.
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.