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North Platte High School Announcements

By Schumacher, Teresa

November 29, 2015

North Platte High School Announcement

Monday, Nov. 30th


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North Platte High School Financial Aid Presentation by Education Quest will be today, November 30th at 7:00pm in the Media Center.  Juniors and seniors and your parents are encouraged to attend this presentation as it directly explains completing the FAFSA.


NPHS Student Council Canned Food Drive will be from today, Nov. 30th to Friday, Dec 4th @ 4:00pm.  This event brings in tens of thousands of food items for North Platte and Lincoln County food banks.  These food items are made available to needy families here in our area only.  These families include your friends, neighbors and fellow classmates. Point totals have been assigned to all foods. List with the point totals have been distributed to each teacher and posted around the school  A point total list may be picked up from Mr. Livingston in room 1407.
                 The following items will not be accepted:
                          *NO glass containers
                          *NO perishables (fresh foods or items that need to be refrigerated before opening)
                          *NO Food items without labels.
IF a class meets their class goal and the North Platte High School goal is met then students will get out at noon on Dec. 17th and the winning class will receive a pizza lunch for the entire class, provided by the NPHS Student Council.  Although winning is fun. Remember this food drive is for a worthy cause.

      Class goals:
           Freshmen goal        12,000 points
           Sophomore goal      12,000 points
           Junior goal              15,000 points
           Senior goal             20,000 points
      Total School goal      65,000 points


Join the NPHS Drama Club's Play Production for their competition play the Chronicles of Jane: Book Seven.   Join Jane as she assembles her friends and followers so that she can retell the story of one of the greatest challenges in her heroic career - the dreaded tale of The Term Paper. Can she defeat teachers, time, procrastination, and her evil brother and finish her term paper? Admission is $2.00 for adults and students.  The curtain will rise at 7:30pm tomorrow, December 1st


FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2nd (and every Wednesday) in the DAWG Pound from 8pm - 9pm.   #goodsnacks      #goodfun  #DoingSportsGod’sWay  #bringafriendandjoinus


Image result for national honor societyNational Honor Society Induction will be Friday, December 4th at 5:30pm.  Inductees will need to be there at 5pm. Please bring $15.  Practice for induction will be Wednesday, Dec 2nd at 7:45am in the PAC.


Image result for nurses officePlease return all ice and rice packs to the Nurse's Office as soon as possible.


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:  Peru State - Tuesday, Dec. 8th @ 2:30pm




    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 12, 2015.
    *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.
    *September 18, 2015 is the registration deadline for the October 24th ACT Test. 
    *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
    *Begin searching for national scholarships.
    *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2015 in the Guidance Office.   Ask teachers/employers for a                letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!

    *Meet with your counselor individually.
    *ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced)
    *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) October 14, 2015.
    *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 24, 2015.
    *October 1, 2015 is the registration deadline for the November 7th SAT Test. 
    *October 27th, 28th and 29th – 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
         be mailed.  

    *November 6, 2015 is the registration deadline for the December 12th ACT Test.
    *SAT test is November 7, 2015.
    *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.

    *ACT Prep course at Mid-Plains Community College (date to be announced later)
    *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.
    *Attend College Financial Aid Night on December 3, 2015.
    *ACT test is December 12, 2015.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility) 
    *Local scholarship applications are due December 16, 2015.

    *Check with Teresa Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
    *SAT test is January 23, 2016.
    *Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
    *January 8, 2016 is the registration deadline for the February 6th ACT Test.
    *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.

    *ACT test is February 6, 2016.   (Given at MPCC)
    *Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships.  These scholarships will be due February 24, 2016.

     *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
     *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 
     *March 4, 2016 is the registration deadline for the April 9th 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 9, 2016. 
     *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 20, 2016 so this information may be printed in the                         graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 7:00pm.
     *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
     *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 12, 2016 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 15, 2016 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




StudentScholarships.org                                    Varies
    All applications can be found at:

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship                                                        December 4
        Any high school senior
        U.S. Citizen

North Platte Elks Local Scholarship                                                                                                  December 4
        Must complete Elks National Foundations Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Cabela’s Women In Leadership Scholarship Program                                                                    January 4
        Applications will be available at www.thehugefoundation.org 
            or www.educationquest.org on October 1, 2015
        Must be female
        Must be graduating from a Nebraska high school in the 
            spring of 2016
        Must be planning to begin college in the fall of 2016

UNL Acacia Fraternity Leadership Scholarship                                                                                 January 31
        Must be an incoming male freshman at UNL
        Must display excellence in academics
        Must have motivation for personal success
        Must have an interest in developing and applying leadership skills






***Special Programs***

UNL Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL will be hosting three leadership symposia.  The first is the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium that will take place Wednesday, November 11th.  The second one will be the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium and will take place Wednesday, November 18th and the Native College Day on Wednesday, December 2nd.  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.

Southeast Community College - Milford Campus - John Deere Tech Career Day - Thursday, February 25, 2016  Plains Equipment Group would like to invite students who have a true interest in the John Deere Ag Tech Program to join this event.  This career day will include a campus tour, program information and demonstrations on John Deere equipment using Service Advisor diagnostic software.  This career day starts at 9:30am and runs through 1:00pm with lunch provided.  Registration due by Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 with Jack Evans @ 308-532-5080.  

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program – This program helps keep youth in agriculture by raising awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the industry and by providing scholarships that enable student to further their education, preparing them to be future leaders.  In collaboration with the National FFA Scholarship program, Grow Ag Leaders offers $1500 scholarship supported by the Monsanto Fund.  Students must meet the FFA published criteria for eligibility and apply at FFA.org/scholarships between November 15, 2015 and February 1, 2016.  Call 1-877-267-3332 for more information.

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 5-11, 2016.  Deadline to register is April 4, 2016. Cost is $585.  In addition there will also be a Discover Landscape Architecture Workshop that will run from June 12 – 17, 2016.  This workshop is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment.”  Applications for both workshops are available in the Guidance Office or contact Stephanie Kuenning at skuenning2@unl.edu

Southeast Community College - Discovery Days - Register online at www.southeast.edu/discoverscc to visit one of the many Southeast Community College campus Discovery Days during October, November and December.  Students will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, meet with instructors, learn about SCC resources, financial aid and talk with a student panel of current SCC students.  More information, including dates and times, can be found on the website or in the Guidance Office.

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.



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