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North Platte High School



  Monday, April 23, 2018



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Seniors:  If you purchased a senior banner please stop by the Activities Office to pick it up! 

MorterboardSeniors: If you have received a scholarship or award, and would like it recognized at Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 26th and printed in the commencement program, please bring a copy of your notification to Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office.  (All scholarships can be turned in for recognition even if you don't plan on attending the college that awarded the scholarship.)  



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There will be a meeting for all incoming 7-12 athletes and parents today, April 23rd at 6:00pm in the PAC.  Please be sure to attend as summer weight room expectations and camps will be discussed and distributed.




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Parent Life will be held during all four lunches in the Distance Learning Room on Wednesday, April 25th. Parent life is for all expecting student mothers, fathers and student parents. Get free resources, education, and gifts in the distance learning room.




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Senior Speaker tryouts for Graduation will be in the Media Center on Wednesday, April 25th at 3:40pm.    Please sign up and pick up material from Mr. Cooper in room 1101 before or after school.  



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Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet in the high school gym on Wednesday, April 25th at 8:00pm.  All students are encouraged to come!




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If you had artwork entered in any of our spring shows, please come pick it up in Miss Petersen's room ASAP.




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Juniors, are you  interested in serving on Dr. Hanson's Superintendent Advisory Committee?  If so, please be sure to pick up an application from Ms. Thompson, or from Mr. Ayres.  Completed applications must be turned in by May 1st.  This is a great opportunity to be part of making NPHS great.  Dr. Hanson listens closely to the voices of the students.  


MorterboardSeniors - Please stop by the Guidance Office to let Mrs. Schumacher know what college you have decided on and where to send your final transcript. 



Please excuse the following students all day today, April 23rd for State Journalism:  Thomas Hoatson, Quincey Epley, Bryce Lee, Haley McKain, Avery Munson, Anam Vaziri, Ainsley Nichols, Gracia Lantis


Please excuse the following Boys Golf Team members All Day today, April 23rd to participate in the Scottsbluff Boys Golf Invitational:  Jayden Jones, Seth Negley, Drew Phillips, Tanner Ruda, Chesney Tatman, Kade Wroot, Kyle Zimbelman







  •     *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









PAWS-itive Partners’ PAWS-Up Scholarship                                                                                 June 1

            Must be a resident of Lincoln County

            Must be a graduating senior or non-traditional student

                        enrolled in an institution of higher learning

            Must intend on a career field of animal care, which may

                        include veterinarian, veterinary technician, groomer,

                        animal trainer, animal control officer, wildlife

                        conservation, zookeeper, kennel owner/worker, etc.


UNO Balanced Man Scholarship – Sigma Phi Epsilon                                                                     August 15

            Must be male

            Must be attending UNO in fall

            Applications available in the Guidance Office


StudentScholarships.org                                                                                                            Varies
    All applications can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php


***Special Programs***


Nebraska Harvest Center – This program is for high school graduates interested in diesel mechanics and ag equipment repair.  This program offers tuition reimbursement, tool reimbursement and part-time employment while attending school.  A full-time offer of employment after the student completes and receives their college degree with a minimum 2-year commitment.  E-mail hr@nebhar.com for more information.


UNL - College of Architecture - Career Explorations Workshop – The Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture Workshop has been developed for high school students at all levels, 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 discussions, field trips and video 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 learn about architectural conventions, practice client/designer scenarios, explore various career opportunities, visit architecturally significant buildings and iconic landscapes and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.  This one-week workshop will be held June 17-22, 2018.  Deadline to register is April 27, 2018. Cost is $585.  In addition, there will also be a Discover Landscape Architecture Workshop that will run from July 22 – 25, 2018.  This workshop is “Adventures on the Niobrara River.”  Applications for both workshops are available in the Guidance Office or contact Stephanie Kuenning at skuenning2@unl.edu or call 402-472-4065.



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.


UNL Extention – Tractor Safety Training – All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course.  Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, or to connect or disconnect and implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor.  Cost for the training is $60.  For more information and training site locations see the Guidance Office.



UNL Extention – ATV Aware Program – Together with Nebraska Safety Center, CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, and Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, Nebraska Extension offers this program in a variety of settings.  A custom-made simulator, made to mimic the actual experience of riding an ATV, is utilized while participants learn about safe riding behaviors and laws.  Outdoor or indoor public events are ideal, but the program can also be an indoor presentation, customized for any age groups, without inclusion of the electric simulator.  For more information, contact Susan Harris-Broomfield at 308-832-0645.