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North Platte High School



 Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017


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Image result for dual creditAttention students interested in Dual Credit Classes:  Please check your Infinite Campus portal for your 3rd and 4th term classes to see if you are in any class that can allow you to receive college credit through the Dual Credit Program.  If you are in a dual credit opportunity class, and you want to take that class for dual credit, you will first need to apply online for admission to Mid-Plains Community College.  A college representative will be in the counseling office today, Dec. 14th and tomorrow, Dec. 15th during all lunches to help you with applying for admission.  You will need your social security number to complete this admissions application.  If you have already taken a Mid-Plains Community College class and want to get started with registering for 3rd and 4th term classes, you can meet with the college representative at that time also.  The representative will stay here through the start of 4th period for those students who have 4th period out.



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There will be a short meeting in room 2207 right after school on Monday, Dec. 18th for all boys not out for a winter sport who plan on trying out for soccer in the spring.  This meeting will be to discuss the winter conditioning program that will begin after break.  If you are not able to attend, please see Coach Whitney in 2207.
Exclamation Point on Rotating Star Animated ClipartThe SkillsUSA social this year will be Monday, December 18th in room 1729.  Freshman bringing drinks, sophomores bringing snacks, and juniors and seniors bring desserts.  Along with the games, SkillsUSA plans on having an ugly sweater party too.  SkillsUSA, Champions at work. 
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Attention all girls interested in playing soccer this spring....there will be an informational meeting Tuesday, Dec. 19th after school in Mrs. Kaminski's room 1304.  You will receive information regarding winter conditioning and open gym opportunities.  Please see Mrs. Kaminski if you cannot attend but are interested.
SENIORS:   All completed local scholarship applications are due to the Guidance Office by Tuesday, December 19th @ 3:30p.m.  
Snowflakes Falling Animated ClipartGuest Permits for Snowball are now available in the Guidance Office from Ms. Ashburn. PLEASE note: Permits have been started early due to Christmas Break and the date of the Snowball dance being moved to an earlier date in January.  Guest permits will be do Wednesday, Dec. 20th. 

Star Smiling Animated ClipartYou’ve heard of SkillsUSA and you’ve heard the term OCC, but what do they mean?  Come to our informational meeting and find out!!  The SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Ceremonies Team informational meeting will be at 7:45am and 3:30pm on Wednesday, Dec. 20th in room 1710.  Hope to see you there!!



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FBLA will wrap your gifts for a free-will donation. Drop them off to 2208 between now and the end of the semester. 
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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:    


Basketball Scoreboard Animated ClipartPlease excuse the following Freshman Boys on Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 3:00pm for their Basketball game in Ogallala. Bus leaves at 3:30pm:  Blake Barner, Landon Blank, Will Coe, Jaden Dike, Kaden Foote, Treven Hipwell, Ethan Mercer, Gage Miller, Teven Ouderkirk, Tyler Todey, Camron Sutherland, Lucas Zimbelman, Callen Zurn, Shelby Yoshida, Shontelle Tidyman



Basketball Scoreboard Animated ClipartPlease excuse the following freshman girls basketball team today, Dec. 14th @ 3:00pm.  Their bus leaves at 3:20pm for their games against Ogallala:  Makayla Clark, Claudia Cobos, Yami Derma, Alma Goytia Quintero, Kemry Junker, McKenna Little, Baileigh Pack, HallieSexson, Baylee Sheets, Haley Smith, Keelee Soto, Tona Markey and manager: Bre Stevenson









  •     *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







Discover Card Scholarship Award                                                                                                  December 31



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



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


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


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


***Special Programs***


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.


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.