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North Platte High School Announcements


Wednesday, February 22, 2017


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Businessman Jumping Good Job Animated ClipartCongratulations to this week's Dare to Go 5 Below winners!

  Each of these students has fewer than 5 absences during the second semester.  These winners were randomly drawn from a list of 1,051 eligible students. The winners receive a large pizza of their choice, courtesy of NPHS.  If you are one of the lucky winners, please see Mr. Siegel before Thursday, Feb. 23rd to place your order.

9th Grade
Jason Taylor
Samantha Uppal

10th Grade
Donald Collins
Danielle Estrada

11th Grade
Ashley Valla
Camron Gaona

12th Grade
Abigail Kring
Kylie Engelman



It is Co-ed Intramural Volleyball registration time! Teams are composed of a minimum of 3 boys and 3 girls up to 5 boys and 5 girls. 9th and 10th grade division and an 11th and 12th grade division, with a team registration fee of only $15.00!!! Faculty are welcome to participate as well. Team captains please pick up team registration sheets and team rules from Coach Miller 1814 or Mrs. Schlager in the councelors office. Due back today, February 22!!!!! Let's play VOLLEYBALL!


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The North Platte Drama Club will have an informational meeting about the spring play today, Feb 22nd at 3:35pm in room 1101.   


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FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be hosting a special event today, Feb. 22nd (and every Wednesday) at 7:00pm in the DAWG Pound.   Please join us!  #goodsnacks      #goodfun  #DoingSportsGod’sWay  #bringafriendandjoinus


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Sophomores:  IF you have not returned $10 or 2 coupon books to your 2nd period teacher or Coach Miller by the end of the school day tomorrow, Febr. 23rd you WILL be put on the fine list.


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Anyone interested in the 2108 band trip to Washington D.C. please come to the band room and let Mr. Bradley know.


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Any North Platte High School student wanting to try-out and participate in a spring sport (girls & boys soccer, girls & boys track, boys golf & girls tennis) must obtain a Yellow Slip from the Activities Office.  To obtain a yellow slip the student must have a current physical on file; have turned in a signed Code of Conduct sheet, a signed Medical/Dental Transportation Release sheet, and a signed NSAA Consent "Pink" sheet, taken the Concussion Impact Test;  have paid any outstanding fines or class fees; and have purchased an Activities Card for the 2016-17 school year.  No one will be allowed to try-out until all these requirements have been met.  The first day of spring sports practices is Monday, February 27th.  Activities Cards may be purchased in the Activities Office of the high school before and after school for $40.00.  Checks should be made payable to "NPHS" for the exact amount. 

Impact testing will be held after school today, Feb. 22nd, tomorrow, Feb. 23rd, Monday, Feb. 27th, & Tuesday, Feb. 28th.

All freshman, juniors, transfers, or anyone else going out for spring sports for the first time that do not have a current baseline concussion test will need to take it today, Feb 22nd or tomorrow, Feb. 23rd in room 2509 in order to be able to practice Monday, Feb 27th.  If you cannot make it either day then you need to contact Destri Millsap and set up a time before Monday the 27th.  You must have a current baseline in order to get your activities card for spring sports.


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Attention seniors:  The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation scholarships are still available.  These scholarships were listed in your Post Planning Guide and can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  Completed scholarships are due to Mrs. Schumacher by 3:30pm on Friday, Feb. 24th.  


High school juniors are invited to participate in Junior Law Cadet Program.  Students that are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due by to the Guidance Office by Friday, March 3rd.   Please see Mrs. Drake for more information.



Are you a junior boy or girl wanting to develop your leadership skills and learn more about our government system? Maybe you are interested in a future career in public service. Girls State and Boys State is a great program hosted by The American Legion and Auxiliary that teaches students more about our system of government.  If you are interested in learning more about Girls State or Boys State, see Mrs. Drake or Mrs. Schlager in the Guidance Office​!​


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Attention seniors!  THERE HAS BEEN A DATE CHANGE!!!  Josten's will be here on Friday, March 17th from 7:30am - 2:00pm in the Commons to deliver you graduation orders. If you ordered announcements please be sure your bill is paid in full by this date so that you may pick your order up at this time. Your cap, gown and tassel will be handed out at the end of Graduation Practice on Thursday, May 11th.  Please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.


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Mid-Plains Community College will be here on Thursday, March 30th from 8:30am-3:00pm to help students apply and register for fall classes. Information on attending Mid-Plains will also be offered. If you are interested and need help please call Emily at 308-535-3707 before Friday, March 24th for an appointment.




A 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:  Northeast Community College - Tuesday, Feb, 28th @ 9:00am, UNL - Friday, March 3rd @ 10:30am and Northwest Kansas Technical College - Wednesday, March 22nd @ 10:30am


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Please excuse Syble Heffernan and Miles Sweeney at 11:30am today, Feb. 22nd to leave for State.  They will also be absent tomorrow, Feb. 23rd and Friday, Feb.24th.                                                                                                               





    *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).  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 15, 2016.
    *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 18, 2016 is the registration deadline for the October 22nd ACT test.
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *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!!
    *Attend Financial Aide Night on Monday, September 26, 2016.
     *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 3rd, 4th and 5th.
        *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 22, 2016.
    *October 7, 2016 is the registration deadline for the November 5th SAT Test.
    *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 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the December 10th 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 10, 2016.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
    *Local Scholarship applications are due December 21, 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.



* 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





       UNK Buckle Excellence Schol. for Computer Sci. or Info Tech                       February 28
        For new incoming Computer Science or Information Technology majors
        Submit application online and 1-3 letters of recommendation
        Preference to students in the top 20% of their graduating class
        Preference to students with minimum ACT score of 26 (at least 24 in math)

    Ogier Scholarship Fund – First Presbyterian Church                                      March 31
        C average or above 

    Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship                                     February 17
        Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school
        Enrolling full-time into any Nebraska college
            leading to careers in print journalism


     Mid-Plains Mutual Aid Fire District Scholarship                                            March 17
         Must be Nebraska resident
         High school graduate
         Full time student
         Minimum GPA of 2.5
         Acceptance into a college or trade school

     Lincoln County Farm Bureau Scholarship                                                      March 20
         Must be a graduating senior in Lincoln County
         Must be pursuing a career in agriculture

    Independent Ins. Agents of NE Foundation                                                   March 1
        Chet Linder Memorial Scholarship
            Must be a current graduating senior who is attending
                a Nebraska high school approved & accredited by
                the State Dept. of Education
            Must demonstrate scholastic applications and intend to
                continue his/her education.  Consideration for 
                    participation and leadership in school and 
                    community activities, and educational goals

    Lincoln County Family & Community Education Council Schol.                     March 1
        Agriculture/Family & Consumer Science

    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 

    Dawson Public Power District Utility Line Scholarship                                  March 17
        Must currently live within Dawson PPD’s service territory
        Must be accepted to an accredited utility line school 

    Dawson Public Power District STEM Scholarship                                           March 17
        (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
            Must currently live within Dawson PPD’s service territory
                Must be pursuing a STEM-related degree at any accredited
                    college, university, trade school or community college 

    Western Nebraska Bank Scholarship                                                               April 1

    2016 Student View Scholarship Program                                                        April 22
        No minimum SAT/ACT score 
        No essay required
        No lengthy application form
        No application fees
        Apply online at www.student-view.com



***Special Programs***


DJ’s Hero Awards - In memory of D.J. Sokol, The Salvation Army recognizes Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify his qualities of dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to community.  Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their selected university or college. The nominee must be a senior in high school, live in Nebraska, be a resident of the United States, attend college in the United States and attend the J.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Omaha, Ne.  Nominations for this award must be postmarked by March 6, 2017.  More information is available in the Guidance Office.

Nebraska Rural Electric Youth Energy Camp – This camp is offered to freshman, sophomore or junior students with excellent leadership potential and an interest in the public power industry.  Attendees will join other high school students to participate in hands-on activities that teach tomorrow’s leaders about the electric industry.  In addition, three campers will be selected to represent Nebraska in an all-expenses paid trip to attend YELC.  Youth Energy Camp runs July 10 – July 14 and is held at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Ne. Applications can be found at www.dewsonpower.com, or in the Guidance Office and are due by Monday, April 21st.  

American College Foundation – Visionary Scholarship Program – This program will have multiple winners ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.  All freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.  Financial need is not considered and all income levels may apply.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.  Applications can be found at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org.  Deadline for this scholarship is May 1, 2017.

Southeast Community College - Milford Automotive Summer Camp – June 9th & 10th, 2017  The purpose is to learn about technical skills required of professional technicians.  There is a $29.00 tuition fee per student which includes tools, meals, housing and tour transportation.  Participants must be 16 years of age and registered by May 26, 2017.  For more information or to register call 1-800-933-7223 ext. 8317.  

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.