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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

December 21, 2014

North Platte High School Announcement

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

  Attention Dual Credit students!  If you are still needing to take the Compass Test for a dual credit class please do so as soon as possible.  Mid-Plains Community College will be open the remainder of this week as well as Monday, Dec. 22nd and Tuesday, Dec. 23rd.

The Weight Room will be open Monday, Dec. 29th, Tuesday, Dec. 30th and Wednesday, Dec. 31st  from 10:00am - 11:15am over Christmas break.

  A representative from the following college(s) will be visiting.  If ou are interested please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office to sign up:  UNK admissions assistance/questions visit - Thursday, Jan. 8th @ 10:30am and Fort Hays State visit - Friday, Feb. 6th @ 10:30am

 

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful break!!  See you Tuesday, Jan. 6th!!
 
 
 

    Important Dates to Remember for Seniors
     (A complete list is also available in the Post Planning Guide given to all seniors in Oct.)

SEPTEMBER
    *    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!!

 

 OCTOBER
    *    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.

   

 NOVEMBER
    *    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.  

 

DECEMBER
    *    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.

 JANUARY
    *    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.

 FEBRUARY
    *    ACT test is February 7, 2015.   (Not given at NPHS)
    *    Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  (Feb. 1st - Feb. 27th)

 MARCH
    *    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.

 APRIL-MAY
    *    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.

June
    *    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

 

 

 

AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                    March 1
    Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship
    Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship
    Neb. High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest
    American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Scholarship
    American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
    Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship
    Samsung American Legion Scholarship
        http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP            March 1
    Must be related to a qualifying veteran
    High school graduate
    Must enroll in a Nebraska post-secondary school
    http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

CABELA'S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM                    March 7
Applicaions will be available at www.thehugefoundation.org on January 1        
At time of award, winners must hold a Nebraska high school diploma or have completed a certified home schooling curriculum and m
ust be female
Two of the four awards shall be given to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program

DAWSON PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT UTILITY LINE SCHOLARSHIP             March 18
Must currently live within Dawson PPD's service territory    
        Must be accepted to an accredited utility line school
                                                                              
JOSEPH’S COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY-ACHIEVEMENT SCHOL.        
            April 1
    Must be a graduating high school student
    Must begin classes at any Joseph’s College by September
    Applied to tuition upon successful completion of training
        program
    Student must maintain 80% satisfactory progress in 
        attendance and academics
    Please call 800-742-7827 for application information or 
        apply at www. josephscollege.com

JOSEPH’S COLLEGE–CAROLYN ACKERMAN MEMORIAL SCHOL.                     April 1
    Must be graduating high school student
    Must plan to attend any Joseph’s College campus
    Applied to tuition upon successful completion of training
        program
    Student must maintain 80% satisfactory progress in 
        attendance and academics
    Please call 800-742-7827 for application information or 
        apply at www. josephscollege.com

JOSEPH’S COLLEGE -OUTSTANDING MERIT SCHOLARSHIP                            April 1
    Must be graduating high school student
    Must plan to attend any Joseph’s College campus
    Applied to tuition upon successful completion of training
        program
    Student must maintain 80% satisfactory progress in 
        attendance and academics
    Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
    Any student who is a member of National Honor Society may also apply
    Please call 800-742-7827 for application information or 
         apply at www. josephscollege.com

JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP                                    June 15
    Must be a Nebraska American Legion Baseball player in
        their last year of Legion Baseball and/or graduating senior
    Must attend a post-secondary educational institution within
        the state of Nebraska
    Must have maintained a GPA in the upper 50% of graduating class
    http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

                                    

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – This program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace and at home.  Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or http://facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships.  Deadline for this program is January 8, 2015.

UNL Career Exploration for Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture – This workshop, developed for high school students, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.  The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of design studio explorations, seminars and discussions, field trips and film presentations.  The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where design issues are explored and creative energies are nurtured.  As part of the workshop students will visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities, and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design. This one-week workshop will be held June 7-13, 2015.  In addition there will also be a Discover Landscape Architecture Workshop that will run from June 14 – 19, 2015.  This workshop is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment.”  Deadline to register is April 6, 2015. Cost is $585.  Applications for both workshops are available in the Guidance Office or contact Stephanie Kuenning at skuenning2@unl.edu.

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

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