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North Platte High School



Tuesday, January 21, 2020



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There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, Jan. 20th!  Enjoy your weekend!!



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Interested in boys golf?  There will be an informational meeting on Monday, Jan. 20th @ 7:00pm in the Career Center.  This meeting will also have information about try-outs.  Hope to see you there!!
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National Honor Society members, we will meet in the library for our next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21st at 7:45 a.m.
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Rome 2020 travelers! Meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21st @ 3:30pm for a quick meeting in 2303! 
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be meeting in the Dawg Pound on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 8:00pm.  Come hang out, play games, eat snacks and have fun!  
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Environment Club will have a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23th after school.  We will be making activities plans for this spring.  Your input is very important. 

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All girls who have previously had P.E and have not cleaned out their lockers need to do so by Friday, Jan. 24th.  Any clothes and shoes not picked up by then will be donated.




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Any girls interested in playing Girls Tennis this Spring there will be an informational meeting Thursday, Jan. 23rd in the Career Center at 3:30 p.m. If you can not attend this meeting please see Ms. Blake in the girl's locker room 


Businessman Cheerleader Animated ClipartAttention senior boys!  Black and Blue Pacer sign ups are now available in the Activities Office.  The performance will be Friday, Feb. 7th during the halftime of the girl's basketball game.  There will be practice Monday through Friday every morning the first week of February from 6:30am-7:30am.  If you have any questions, please talk to any of the Senior Pacers.  Sign-ups will be in the Activities office until Friday, Jan. 24th.
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CALLING CLASS OF 2022....If you are interested in serving on the NSAA Student Advisory Committee during your junior & senior year, come to the AD & pick up application form. The NSAA Student Advisory Committee helps promote the mission of the NSAA through collaboration with other NSAA member students, administrators, and NSAA staff members.
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Sweet Affair of the Arts is coming on Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 7:00pm.  We are looking for all types of entertainment.  If you would like to do something for this event, please come down to 1611 and sign up with Mr. Bradley.  You can also see Ms. Petersen or Ms. Florom about entering your artwork into this event.  It is absolutely free, and you do NOT have to be an enrolled art student to enter artwork!

Graduation Caps Flying Animated ClipartAttention Seniors!  If you are planning to walk through the graduation ceremony, and have not ordered your cap and gown, you need to do so IMMEDIATELY!  Midwest Grads will need your height, weight at time of ordering.  You may pay for your cap and gown with a check, money order, debit or credit card at any time but please submit your order as soon as possible.  If you have any questions you may call 1-402-676-8494 or go to midwestgrads.com.



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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:  Eastern Wyoming College - Wednesday, Jan. 22nd @ 1:45pm and Central Methodist University - Friday, Feb. 21st @ 10:00am











  •     *ACT Test is September 14, 2019
  •     *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 23, 2019.
  •     *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) on September 25, 2019.
  •     *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, 2019 in the Counselor's 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.
  •     *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 26, 2019.
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. (Thursday, Oct. 24th from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Commons)
  •     *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.
  •     *SAT Test is November 2, 2019.
  •     *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 14, 2019.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due before the holiday break on December 18, 2019.
  •      *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 8, 2020.   (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 4, 2020. 
  •      *Notify Mrs. Schumacher of any scholarships you receive by April 24, 2020 so this information may be printed in the graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 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 Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.


  •      *Request the Counselor's Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.



* Canceled 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

*Log-in and Password Information








Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation – The Coolidge Scholarship   January 16

            May be used at any accredited U.S. college or university

            Must be a high school JUNIOR who plans to enroll in college in the

                   fall of 2021

            Must be an American citizen or legal permanent resident

            Must apply online at www.coolidgescholars.org


ESA (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) Foundation Scholarships                            January 31



Chenoa Fund Scholarship                                                                       February 1

            Essay Question: “How do you think the student loan process

                        could be improved from its current state”?

            Currently a high school senior that has already been accepted

                        into a college or university with a start date in 2020

            Currently a student in a college or university that will graduate

                        in the year 2021 or beyond



Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship                            February 14

            Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school

            Enrolling full-time into any Nebraska college

            leading to careers in print journalism

            Preference given to students pursuing newspaper journalism

                        education at a Nebraska university of college



Boyle Endowment for Nursing Studies Scholarship                              February 15

            Must be graduating senior in North Platte, Ne



University of Nebraska Extention Scholarships                                    March 1

            Agriculture/Family & Consumer Science

                        Must be resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska

                        Must be senior wanting a degree in an agriculture or family & consumer science

                                    related field.

                        Must use scholarship at Nebraska institution

                        Must be a resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska

                        Academic ability, community activities, and future plans will be considered in selection

                        Must be used within the following school year


                        Must be a senior wanting a degree in the medical field.

                        Must use scholarship at Nebraska institution

                        Must be a resident of Lincoln County, Nebraska

                        Must be used at an accredited Nebraska institution of higher education.

                        Must be used within the following school year.


Western Nebraska Bank Scholarship                                                      April 3

            Application in Counselor’s Office


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***Special Programs***


UNK 18th Annual Cultural Unity Conference will be held Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference (NCUC) was first established in 2002.  Since then, NCUC has engaged students from all over Nebraska and has even expanded to neighboring states.  Its mission is to help students understand the importance of higher education; the conference was made with the intention to motivate students to become bigger and better future leaders.  The goal of NCUC is to inform and allow students to engage in conversations with educated speakers on specific topics.  The topics include personal empowerment, civic engagement, cultural awareness and financial aid for education.  NCUC will also include a VIP college visit with a college fair that will include over 50 representatives from various colleges and departments at UNK.   Registration fee is $10.00 per student and is due by Friday, Jan. 31st.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office or go to https://www.unk.edu/offices/odi/nebraska-cultural-unity-conference.php


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 NebraskaLand 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.