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North Platte High School



Thursday, April 18, 2019  



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Remember there will be NO SCHOOL Thursday, April 18th and Monday, April 22nd.  Enjoy your long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!


Man Juggling Three Jobs Animated ClipartAttention job-seekers: The Spring Into a Summer Job Expo will now be held on Thursday, April 25th. Have your updated resume on hand, employers will be ready to hire on the spot. If you need help with a resume, see Mr. Reed in room 2512. Fortune favors the prepared!
Teens Dancing At Prom Animated ClipartGuest Permits for Prom are available in the Counselor's Office from Ms. Ashburn. Please remember that all fees & fines have to be paid in the Activities' Office before guest permits will be looked at for approval.  All guests must present a picture I.D. to enter the dance.  The deadline date for having the guest permits in will be Wednesday, April 24th  
Prom tickets are also available in the Counselor's Office from Ms. Ashburn. Please remember that all Fees & Fines have to be paid in the Activities' Office before a ticket can be purchased.  All NPHS students must have their school I.D. to enter the dance.  Ticket prices are now $25 for anyone one attending Prom. Seniors will be free if you completed your Sophomore fundraiser.  Please see Ms. Ashburn to find out if you participated.
Hey seniors, PROM nomination forms are available in the office. Forms need to be returned on Thursday, April 25th by 3:30 to Mrs. Hasenauer in room 1104. 
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After Prom tickets are on sale before school and during lunch in the commons by the Main Office.  After Prom will be at Wild Bills this year and tickets at $20 a piece.
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Attention Environment Club:  Permission Slips for the Downtown Clean Up are now available in Room 1309.  They are due Tuesday, April 30th.
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If you would like to march with the Bulldog Pride Marching Band next fall please come down and sign up with Mr. Bradley!!  We don't care if you have never played before, we will teach you!!
MorterboardAttention Seniors:    Don't forget to let Mrs. Schumacher know what college you have decided on and where to send your final transcript.  
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 Counselor's Office.  Those need to be completed, with a copy of your college transcript and proof of payment by Thursday, May 31st.  You will be reimbursed $25.00 per credit for classes you have completed.








  •     *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







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


Southwest Nebraska Community Theater Association              April 30

             Must be a high school graduate

            Must be interested in studying theater

            Must participate in McCook Community Theater productions


West Central District Health Department Radon Competition              April 30



UNL - Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships             June 10



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***



Nebraska Rural Electric Youth Energy Leadership Camp – This camp is open to any high school freshman, sophomore or junior with an awesome personality, excellent leadership potential and an interest in the public power industry.  You will get to hang out with more than 60 other teens from Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado.  Prepare to have your mind blown as we teach you about electricity and the electrical utility industry, take you on tours through power-generating plants, let you experience what it’s like to campaign for and serve on a board of directors and show you how line-workers get the job done.  Activities include: tours of the Gerald Gentleman Power Station & Kingsley Hydroelectric Power Plant, high voltage trailer demonstration, utility pole climbing, workshops & presentations by regional experts, canoeing/sports tournaments, banquet/dance and talent show.  In addition, three campers will be selected by their peers to Washington D.C. to represent Nebraska in an all expenses paid trip during the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour in 2020.  Youth Energy Camp runs July 8 – July 12 and is held at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp in Halsey, Ne. Applications can be found at www.dewsonpower.com and are due by Friday, April 26th


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.