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North Platte High School Announcements


 Friday, Sept. 22, 2017




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Today - Blue and Gold Day, NPHS Tailgate Party, Homecoming Game and Homecoming Dance.  The NPHS Tailgate Party will be before the game against Lincoln High from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.  Pulled Pork will be on the menu!!  Game starts at 6:00pm and the Homecoming Dance will start after the game from 9:00pm - Midnight.  Homecoming Dance tickets are still available in the Guidance Office from Ms. Ashburn. Tickets are $5 each, please have the correct amount. Please remember that students can not purchase a dance ticket if you have any Fees/Fines or on the in-eligibility list. Middle school students and anyone the age of 21 years or older are not allowed at NPHS dances. 


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 Attention NHS applicants:  ​Remember, your binders and recommendation forms are due to Mrs. Drake today, Sept. 22nd.  


Dog Pulling Money Bag Animated ClipartEducationQuest will be at North Platte High School on Monday, September 25th at 7:00pm in the Career Center behind the Counselors' office, to present their Financial Aid Night.  The evening will include information on paying for college, scholarships, grants, loans and filling out the FAFSA form.  By attending you will be able to register for a $500.00 scholarship given by EducationQuest.
School Bus Bouncing Animated ClipartJoin the cheerleaders and pacers on the spirit bus Saturday, September 30th!  We will be traveling to Lincoln to cheer on our Bulldog Football team that will be playing at Husker Stadium.  We will leave at 8:15am and the cost is only $5.00.  Go to the activities office and get a permission slip and pay your money if you are interested in going.

Lawyer Visiting Client Animated ClipartA 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:  Doane University - today, Sept. 22nd @ 9:00am, Mid-Plains Community College - Tuesday, Oct. 10th @ 10:45am, Northwest Kansas Technical College - Monday, Nov. 13th @ 10:30am



Tennis Racket Hitting Ball Animated ClipartPlease dismiss the following students today, Sept. 22nd for our NP Invite which begins at 9am. We will need our managers and some underclassmen to run the various sites:  Jack Carlson, Josh Cauffman, Micah Daily, Thomas Hoatson, Jenna Hoover, Bryce Lee, Cole Lohoefener, Nate Merz, Dayne Moore, Avery Munson, Ethan Ramsey, Savanna States, Eric Travis






  •     *ACT Test is September 4, 2017
  •     *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 27, 2017.
  •     *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 22, 2017 is the registration deadline for the October 28th ACT test.
  •     *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
  •     *Begin searching for national scholarships.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2017 in the Guidance Office.  Ask teachers/employers for        letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!
  •     *Attend Financial Aide Night on Monday, September 25, 2017.
  •      *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 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
  •     *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 28, 2017.
  •     *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 3, 2017 is the registration deadline for the December 9th 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.
  •     *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 9, 2017.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due December 19, 2017.


  •      *Check with Mrs. Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
  •     *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
  •     *January 12, 2018 is the registration deadline for the February 10th ACT Test.
  •     *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.


  •      *ACT test is February 10, 2018.   (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 9, 2018 is the registration deadline for the April 14th 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 14, 2018. 
  •      *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 18, 2018 so this information may be                printed in the graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 10, 2018 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 13, 2018 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





North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation 
     Agri/Business Scholarships                                                                                                October 17
    Student must be going on to college in a program related to agriculture
           (veterinarian medicine does apply.)
    Student must live in or go to school in Lincoln, Logan or McPherson 
    Student applicants are encouraged, but not mandated, to attend
            an institution of higher learning in Nebraska
    Applications are available and can be dropped off when completed to 
        Kathy Swain at the Chamber & Development Office at 502 South Dewey
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
StudentScholarships.org Varies
    All applications can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php





***Special Programs***


NebraskaLand University – NebraskaLand National Bank will be hosting a series of classes for any interested high school juniors and seniors.  Classes include Budgeting & Saving, Economy 101, Credit & Loans and Scams. There will be 6 classes and will be held the first Monday of every month. Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted by Friday, September 15th.  Contact NebraskaLand National Bank for more information on enrolling and scholarship opportunities.  Class size is limited.


UNL – College of Architecture – Open House – Friday, September 29, 2017.  Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about the academic programs, have lunch with faculty and student, tour the college facilities, and participate in a design activity.  $10.00 per person.  To register for the open house, visit admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House.  


Chadron State Health Professions Showcase & Eagle Open House – Wednesday, October, 5, 2017 – Health Professions Showcase provides information on the wide variety of opportunities CSC offers students interested in health careers and health profession opportunities, including RHOP – the Rural Health Opportunities Program.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to experience different health modules and our very own cadaver lab!  Don’t miss this chance to learn more about Chadron State College & Health Professions!  The event is FREE!  However, advanced registration is required as they are limited to the first 200 students.  Deadline to register is Monday, September 25th.


UNK Health Careers Fair – This fair will be held on Wednesday, October 11th 2017.  Over 30+ representatives from various health care professions will be sponsoring tables at the Career Exploration Fair.  The event begins promptly at 9:00am with an opening session.  Registration/Check-in between 8:15am and 8:50am.  Pre-registration is appreciated and will expedite the check-in process the day of the fair.  This year they will have a panel of healthcare providers representing pediatric medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and family medicine.  Following the opening panel, student groups will be rotating through three separate opportunities: Career Exploration Fair, UNMC Health Science Education Complex Information Sessions and a breakout session.  Lunch vouchers for The Market, located in the Nebraskan Student Union, will be available to students to purchase at a reduced price of $6.86 if the students are interested in having lunch on campus following the conclusion of the fair. More information is available at www.unk.edu.


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 encourage students to explore what envision yourself means to them.  The first is the Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium that will take place Wednesday, November 1st.  The second one will be the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium and will take place Tuesday, November 7th and the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium will be on Wednesday, November 15th.  Students will discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools they’ll need to establish a strong foundation for success.  The change they’ll create and the difference they’ll make all starts with a well-rounded education.  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.