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North Platte High School



  Monday, February 18, 2019  



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Reminder:  There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Feb. 18th. 

Enjoy your long weekend!



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4th Term Dual Credit Students – If you still need to take a placement exam to get into your 4th term class, Monday, February 18th would be a great day to get that done!  You are out of school, but the college is still open!  Please call 308-535-3618 to schedule an appointment to get this testing completed before 4th term begins.

Star Tilting and Shining Animated ClipartPlease join your North Platte FFA chapter in celebrating National FFA Week, February 18th - 22nd.  Pay attention to your email and announcements for details of each day! Prizes will be awarded all week!


Tuesday: "Trivia Tuesday" 

Wednesday: "Western Wednesday"

Thursday: "Hat Thursday"

Friday: "FFA Friday"



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Interested in attending a Girls Track and Field Meeting?  There will be a signup meeting after school on Tuesday, February 19th in the Library for any girl going out for Track and Field.



Volleyball Spinning Animated ClipartCoEd Intramural Volleyball registration is happening now through February 19th!  Team Captains get your teams organized equal number of boys and girls, with Freshman & Sophomore league and Junior & Senior league! Registration forms can be picked up from Mrs. Schlager in the counselors office or from Coach Miller in room 1814! $15.00 team registration fee and forms due by Tuesday, February 19th! 



Soccer Ball Spinning Animated ClipartThere will be a meeting for all boys planning to try out for soccer on Wednesday, February 20th immediately after school in room 2207.  This is a mandatory sign-up meeting.  If you are absent and unable to attend see Coach Whitney in 2207 right away.



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Boys Track: Any boy interested in track this spring, there will me a meeting right after school in the locker room on Tuesday, Feb. 19th



Soccer Ball Spinning Animated ClipartAttention all GIRLS interested in trying out for Lady Bulldog JV/Varsity soccer....there will be a sign up meeting in Mrs. Kaminski's room 1304 after school on Wednesday, February 20th.  You will receive paperwork required for tryouts and information regarding tryouts.  If you are unable to attend please see Mrs. Kaminski prior to the meeting.



Financial news button Animated ClipartAttention seniors:  Planning on attending Mid-Plains this fall?  Need help filling out the Mid-Plains Community College Scholarship?  You are in luck!  Representatives from Mid-Plains will be in the Career Center on Wednesday, Feb. 20th during 2nd period to help you with this or answer questions.  Sign up in the Counselor's Office if interested.



World Travel Airplane Button Animated ClipartFor anyone interested in going on the Boston/Salem trip next year, there will be a Parent Meeting on February 21st at 6:00pm in room 2105. If you received an invitation, make sure to RSVP. If you did not receive an invitation, you can still come to the parent meeting to find out more info about the trip! For further details, see Ms. Collen or Mrs. Mentzer.



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All athletes going out for a spring sport:  Practices begin Monday, Feb. 25th. Please make sure you have all you paperwork in, and fees/fines are paid. Please contact the Activity Office with any questions. 
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On Tuesday, Feb. 26th during Bulldog Time, all students 9-12 are welcome to attend a Naval Academy presentation in the PAC. The Navy is looking for students who want to travel to Annapolis Maryland and spend a week at the Naval Academy with students from around the United States. This is a great opportunity to pursue the best education that money can not buy!
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Guest Permits for MORP are now available in the Counselor's Office from Ms. Ashburn. Permits will be do Wednesday, Feb. 27th. 
Gold Dollar Sign Animated ClipartAttention seniors:  The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation scholarships are in.  These scholarships were listed in your Post Planning Guide and can be picked up in the Counselor's Office.  Completed scholarships are due to Mrs. Schumacher by 3:30pm on Friday, March 1st.
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Attention freshman-  Kearney Bound Scholar applications are available in the counseling office.  Applications packets are due back to Mrs. Schlager on or before Friday, March 8th!
Chiropractor Female Compare Legs Animated ClipartAre you interested in the health care industry? Are you interested in sports? Combine the two with an athletic training internship! All students who are interested in serving as a student athletic trainer for the 2019-2020 sports seasons need to pick-up an application from Mrs. Sabatka in 2208. Completed applications and resumes must be submitted to 2208 by March 20th. This is open for all students currently in grades 9-11.

Star Tilting and Shining Animated ClipartRotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp hosted by Rotary District 5630Star Tilting and Shining Animated Clipart

If you:

*   Are currently a sophomore or junior

*  Have demonstrated or want to demonstrate leadership in your school, community, or place of worship

*  Would like a chance to meet teens from different schools

*  Are interested in making new friends

*  Want to become a leader or be a better leader


July 17-21, 2019

Halsey State 4-H Camp

Paid by the locat Rotary Club

Information about applying is in the Counselors' Office  

Application deadline:  March 24th


Mailbox Opens to Reveal Fistful of Cash Animated ClipartSTUDENTS WHO HAVE OR ARE TAKING DUAL CREDIT CLASSES:  If you have taken or are taking a Dual Credit class this year, the Reimbursement Applications are available in the Counselors' Office.  Those need to be completed, with a copy of your college transcript and proof of payment by May 31st.  You will be reimbursed $25.00 per credit for classes you have completed.
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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: UNK - Wednesday, Feb. 20th @ 10:30am and Wayne State College - Monday, March 11th @ 8:30am



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Please excuse the following wrestlers again today, Feb. 15th to participate in the State Wrestling Championships:  Sophomores - Cash Arensdorf, Gavyn Brauer, Darian Diaz, Brock Little & Jaylan Ruffin



Cheerleader jumping and cheering Animated ClipartPlease excuse the following girls all day today, February 15th:  Ainsley Thimes, Bailey Smith, Chloe Kreber, Chloe Hoaglund, Destinee Toole, Hannah Armstrong, Jaedyn Leisy, Katy Greene, Lauren Pell, Mirabella Pigati, Regan Gifford, Aleecia Pace, Emily Hendren, Madison Irish, Makenna Smith, Mia Dugan, Destiny Thompson, Haeley Folk, Lauren Ginn, Anna Monie, Karmella Peters









  •     *ACT Test is September 8, 2018
  •     *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-line.
  •     *Attend Financial Aide Night on September 24, 2018.
  •     *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) on September 26, 2018.
  •     *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.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2018 in the Guidance Office.  Ask teachers/employers for letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!   
  •      *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 and 3rd.
  •     *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 27, 2018.
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. (Thursday, Oct. 18th from 7:45am - 1:00pm)
  •     *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.
  •     *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 8, 2018.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due December 19, 2018.


  •      *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.
  •     *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.


  •      *ACT test is February 9, 2019.   (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) 


  •       *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 13, 2019. 
  •      *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 26, 2019 so this information may be printed in the graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 9, 2019 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 12, 2019 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







Boyle Endowment for Nursing Studies Scholarship                         February 15

            Must be graduating senior in North Platte, Ne



Custer Public Power District Scholarship for Utility Line Program      March 1

            Must be a high school graduate

            Preference given to individuals who reside within Custer’s

                        service territory

            Applications available in the Counselor’s Office


Lincoln County Family & Community Education Council Schol.       March 1

            Agriculture/Family & Consumer Science


University of Nebraska at Kearney Teachers        March 1

            Scholars Academy Scholarship

                        Must be a high school student who has been admitted to UNK or the

                                    upcoming academic year

                        Must have a high school GPA of at least 3.5

                        Must have minimum composite ACT score of 23 or SAT composite

                                    score of 1140 or a class rank in the top 25% of graduating class

                        Transfer students must meet specific requirements

                        Currently enrolled students must meet specific requirements


Chris Nelsen Memorial Scholarship for Agriculture and Agronomy       March 5

            Must be a graduating high school senior or a currently

                        enrolled, non-graduating undergraduate or graduate student

            Must have a permanent address or family member nomination

                        from Your, Frontier or Lincoln County

            Must intend to, or be enrolled into an agriculturally-based

                        academic program or focus tied to a degree


Better Business Bureau – Scott Mecham Student of       March 8

            Integrity Awards

                        Must be a high School junior or senior

                        Must reside in NE, SD or southwest IA

                        Must plan to continue his/her education after graduation

                        Applications available online at bbb.org/Nebraska


Lincoln County Farm Bureau Scholarship       March 13

            Must be a graduating senior in Lincoln County

            Must be pursuing a career in agriculture


Dawson Public Power STEM Scholarship     March 15

            Must pursue a degree in a STEM-related field at any

                        accredited college, university, trade school or

                        community college.

            Must submit a list of employment/activities, project sample

                        and an essay

            Must be graduating high school senior or a currently

                        enrolled college student

            Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside

                        within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or qualifying town

            Apply online at DawsonPower.com/Connect/STEM-Scholarship


Dawson Public Power UTILITY LINE Scholarship     March 15

            Must pursue a degree in utility line at any

                        accredited college, university, trade school or

                        community college.

            Must submit a list of employment/activities and personal essay

            Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside

                        within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or qualifying town

            Apply online at DawsonPower.com/Connect/Utility-Line-Scholarship


Davis/Chambers Scholarship     April 1

            Must plan to attend or currently attend one of the participating

                Nebraska Community Colleges (see application for participating colleges)

            Must have knowledge or experience living or working in a

            diverse community or organization

            Must be an academically-promising student

            Must be a full-time student during 2019-2020

            Must graduate or will graduate from a Nebraska high school

            or have earned a GED

            Must be a US citizen and Nebraska resident

            Must have financial need based on the results of the FAFSA


Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship       April 1

            Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska or those

                        interested in a career in poultry based in Nebraska

            Apply online at https://form.jotform.com/83246346322151


2019 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


Caring.com Scholarship               Varies

       All applications can be found at: http://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers


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


***Special Programs***


UNK 15th Annual Cultural Unity Conference will be held Friday, March 1, 2019. This conference is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) as well as to community college students.  They will be able to attend several workshops regarding current issues that pertain to students such as culture, identity, self-image, leadership and higher education.  Last year, more than 400 students from all over Nebraska and Kansas attended and gained valuable information and resources.  Unfortunately, this year a limited number of students will be accepted.  The maximum number of students for this conference is 500; therefore, we encourage you to send your registrations and payment as soon as possible.  Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 22nd and available in the Counselor’s Office.


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 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Omaha, Ne.  Nominations for this award must be postmarked by March 2, 2019.  More information is available in the Counselor’s Office.  The Teresa Hunzeker Memorial Scholarship is a new $10,000 scholarship that will also be awarded to a deserving student who plans to pursue a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study.  The scholarship honors the memory of Teresa Hunzeker, who passed away in January 2018.  All scholarship recipients will be assigned a TeamMates+ mentor who will provide encouragement, support and one-on-one guidance during the student’s college years.  DJ’s Heros are also partnering with Avenue Scholars, who will assist in tracking data on the benefits of the DJ’s Hero Awards and mentorship.


UNL Dream Big Academy – This program is designed to teach business, leadership and networking skills to students, expose them to future careers, and prepare them for their college search.  The academy empowers rising high school seniors to experience college by meeting professors, discussing areas of business and career skills, exploring college majors and college resources, and discovering their strengths through hands-on projects.  This program will be held July 21-25, 2019.  Those who apply by Friday, March 15, 2018 should meet at least one of the following criteria:  Current high school junior with a 2.5 GPA or higher, first generation college student, eligible for free and reduced lunch program, experience with diverse communities and interested in business.  Application forms will be released on Monday, Jan. 7th at http://cba.unl.edu/promo/dreambig/.


UNL I’m First Symposium – Wednesday, April 3rd - This program will connect first-generation college students and their guests with resources needed to ease their transition to college, along with a support network of knowledgeable professionals who can guide them through the process.  By learning more about scholarships and financial aid options, they’ll discover how to make a world-class education a reality.  Students in grades 9-11 are invited to attend and will qualify for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, worth $8,000 in tuition over four years, after they attend. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided.  Visit www.unl.edu/first for additional event details, a full schedule of the day and to register.


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.


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 Health 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 Counselor's Office.