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North Platte High School



  Wednesday, February 21, 2018  



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Parent Life will be held during all four lunches in the Distance Learning Room today, Feb. 21st. Parent life is for all expecting student mothers, fathers and student parents. Get free resources, education, and gifts in the distance learning room. 
Test button with teacher Animated ClipartImPACT testing will be held for spring sport athletes today, Feb. 21st.  This is the last date open to take the test so make sure you attend.  If you plan on playing a spring sport and you did not take it last year you need to take the test.  Otherwise you will not be allowed to participate.  Testing will be held in the 1400s learning lab starting at 3:45pm and no new test will be started after 4:45pm.  Impact testing is required before being allowed to try-out or practice.  If you did not take the impact test last year or earlier this year, you must get it done in February.
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet in the high school gym today, Feb. 21st at 8:00pm.  All students are encouraged to come!



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The SkillsUSA State and Leadership Conference forms and payment are due tomorrow, Feb. 22nd to Mr. Winchester in room 1716.  SkillsUSA, Champions at work. 



Dollar Sign With Money Falling Animated ClipartAttention 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 this Friday, Feb. 23rd



Small Hearts Floating Around Big Heart Animated ClipartIt's Hug A Heart time again. Hug A Heart is coming Friday, March 2nd. Student Council needs everybody to sign up in their 1st period class by this Friday, Feb 23rd. This is a fun activity in which you can meet new people and win prizes. More information will come next week.  THERE IS NO FEE! So please sign up with your 1st period teacher.  Teachers:  Sign up sheets are in your mailboxes, if you have not already picked it up.



Pencil Drawing Sinuous Line Animated ClipartJuniors and Seniors:  Mid-Plains Community College is hosting their annual Inter-High Scholastic Competition.  This is an academic competition in which students compete with area schools in a variety of subjects including Business, English, Science, Math, Music and Health Occupations.  If you are a junior or senior interested in competing or getting more information, there will be an informational meeting before school on Friday, Feb. 23rd at 8:00am in the Career Center next to the Counselor's Office or stop in and see Mrs. Drake.



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Attention all Freshman: Kearney Bound Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  All applications need to be completed and turned in to Mrs. Schlager on or before Thursday, March 1st! Make sure you have everything you need included with your application! 



Tooth With Toothbrush Animated ClipartWest Central Health Department is providing dental services to students at NPHS on Friday, March 2nd, Wednesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 29th. These services can include, full cleaning, fluoride application and dental sealants.  If you have not seen a dentist in the past 6 months and are interested in receiving this healthcare service please come to the nurse's office for a consent form.



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Attention seniors!  Josten's will be here on Wednesday, March 28th from 7:30am - 1:00pm 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.  Thursday, March 1st is the deadline for ordering your cap and gown if you haven't done so already.  Your cap, gown and tassel will be handed out at the end of Graduation Practice set tentatively for Thursday, May 10th. Please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.


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Attention Juniors: Please plan to attend school on Tuesday, April 3rd for the ACT TestThis is a required test for all Juniors in the State of Nebraska.  Please speak with your families about your plans to attend on this day.
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Seniors interested in pursuing a career in HVAC technology-related course of study, there is a scholarship that is now available.  Please stop up to the Counselors' Office a get a copy.
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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:   Central Community College - Tuesday, Feb. 27th @ 10:30am, Nebraska Army National Guard - Wednesday, Feb. 28th @ 2:00pm, Wayne State College - Monday, March 5th @ 9:00am and Concordia University - Thursday, March 8th @ 11:00am









  •     *ACT Test is September 4, 2017
  •     *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 27, 2017.
  •     *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 22, 2017 is the registration deadline for the October 28th ACT test.
  •     *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
  •     *Begin searching for national scholarships.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2017 in the Guidance Office.  Ask teachers/employers for letter of                        recommendation now for scholarships!!
  •     *Attend Financial Aide Night on Monday, September 25, 2017.
  •      *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, 3rd and 4th.
  •     *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 28, 2017.
  •     *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 3, 2017 is the registration deadline for the December 9th 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 9, 2017.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due December 19, 2017.


  •      *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.
  •     *January 12, 2018 is the registration deadline for the February 10th ACT Test.
  •     *Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.


  •      *ACT test is February 10, 2018.   (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 9, 2018 is the registration deadline for the April 14th 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 14, 2018. 
  •      *Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 18, 2018 so this information may be printed in the graduation          program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 10, 2018 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 13, 2018 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



Missouri PTA Teachers Education Scholarship                                                                              February 16

            Must commit to attaining an education degree

            Must obtain teaching certificate and teach in Missouri school

            Must maintain 2.5 or higher GPA


Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship                                                                   February 16

            Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school

            Enrolling full-time into any Nebraska college

            leading to careers in print journalism



Ogier Scholarship Fund – First Presbyterian Church                                                                  February 28

    Graduating high school senior with a C average or above


UNK Buckle Excellence Scholarship 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)



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


Community College Davis Chambers Scholarship                                                                          April 1

            Must be a U.S. citizen and Nebraska resident

            Must have financial need based on FAFSA

            Must will/have graduated from a Nebraska high school or

                        earned a GED

            Must be a full-time student at CCC during current year

                        and plan to transfer to a 4 year college or university

            Must be an academically promising student and active in

                        the community

            Must have knowledge or experience living or working in a

                        diverse community or organization


Western Nebraska Bank Scholarship                                                                                             April 2


Carriage House Foundation Scholarship                                                                                     April 6

            Must attend Nebraska Community College

            Automotive related course of study


Better Business Bureau – Scott Mecham Student of                                                                     March 9

            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


Dawson Public Power District Utility Line Scholarship                                                               March 16

    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 16

            (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



Lincoln County Farm Bureau Scholarship                                                                                   March 19

            Must be a graduating senior in Lincoln County

            Must be pursuing a career in agriculture


Ne Insurance Federation & Ne Actuaries Club Schol.                                                                 March 31

            Must have major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics,

                        Statistics or Economics with an interest in

                        pursuing an actuarial career

            Must demonstrate mathematical ability


Pink Bandana Scholarship Application                                                                                           April 1

            Must be a senior at a Nebraska high school

            Must plan on enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college for the next academic year

            Must be a student who has battled breast cancer or a student who has

                        a sibling, guardian or biological parent who has battled breast cancer

                        within the past 5 years



UNO Balanced Man Scholarship – Sigma Phi Epsilon                                                                     August 15

            Must be male

            Must be attending UNO in fall

            Applications available in the Guidance Office


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


***Special Programs***


Concordia Experience Art Day – Friday, March 2ndThe Concordia University, Nebraska Art department invites you to join them for Experience Art Day on March 2nd.  Highlights of the day include the opportunity to attend art classes taught by Concordia professors, tour Concordia’s Brommer Art Center, and attend a student panel with current Concordia art students.  There is no registration fee to attend, and lunch will be provided.  High school seniors who are interested in earning an art scholarship are encouraged to bring their portfolio for an evaluation by Concordia art professors.  To find a full schedule of the day and to register for the event, please visit http://www.cune.edu/events/art/experience-art-day/


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 8, 2018 in Omaha, Ne.  Nominations for this award must be postmarked by March 5, 2018.  More information is available in the Guidance Office.


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.orgDeadline for this scholarship is March 16, 2018.

UNL I’m First Symposium – Wednesday, March 28th - This program will allow first-generation college students and their guests to gain all the resources needed to get into college while forming a network of people to support them.  Students will leave this event feeling more comfortable with the application and admissions 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.


College of Saint Mary Summer Academies – Latina Summer Academy (June 10-15) – African/American Summer Academy (June 17-25) – These academies are a unique one-week opportunity for Latina and African/American girls.  During the academy, rising high school sophomores and juniors will learn how to prepare for college, take college-like courses, participate in cultural activities and live in a college residence hall.  The priority registration deadline is Monday, April 16thRegister at csm.edu/summer-academies


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.