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North Platte High School



August 2019


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Welcome back to the 2019-20 school year!!  We look forward to seeing everyone and having a GREAT year!



We wanted to offer another reminder to families that NPHS will dismiss at 2:20p.m. each Wednesday.  This is time for our teaching staff to develop interventions in support of students.  Students that need to wait for a ride on these days may either a) Wait in the commons or b) Use the weight room, which will be supervised by a certified teacher.  With this change, teachers are now available to help students every morning of the week. 

2019-20 Schedule  


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Instructional Minutes

Wednesday (PLT Days)

Instructional Minutes

Teacher Advisory

7:45 - 8:00


7:45 - 8:00


Bulldog Time

8:05 - 8:35




1st Block

8:40 - 10:10


8:05 - 9:25


2nd Block

10:15 - 11:45


9:30 - 10:50


3rd Block

11:50 - 1:50


10:55 - 12:55


A - Lunch

11:50 - 12:20


10:55 - 11:25


B - Lunch

12:20 - 12:50


11:25 - 11:55


C - Lunch

12:50 - 1:20


11:55 - 12:25


D - Lunch

1:20 - 1:50


12:25 - 12:55


4th Block

1:55 - 3:25


1:00 - 2:20



Student Schedules & Schedule Changes:  Student schedules will be accessible in Infinite Campus on Friday, Aug. 9th.  Paper copies will also be mailed out to families at this time.  Students wishing to change their schedules will have until the 3rd day of each term to make changes.  Changes to schedules should be for academic reasons.

Our counselors will provide priority registration to students on the following days, no appointment needed.  

Wednesday, Aug. 14th -- Priority to Seniors

Thursday, Aug. 15th -- Priority to Juniors

Friday, Aug. 16th -- All remaining NPHS Students

If your student is unable to come on these days, they may set up an appointment for the following week, by calling 535-7105, and asking for the counseling office.


Freshmen Orientation & Open House:  We have heard many positive things about the class of 2023 and look forward to welcoming them.  Freshmen Orientation will take place during the first day of school for all freshmen on Monday, Aug. 19th, from 8:00a.m. - 3:25p.m.  Breakfast will be provided.  This year, we are adding a Freshmen Open House for families.  This will take place from 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m., also on Monday, Aug. 19th.  We will have a brief welcome in the Performing Arts Center before opening classrooms to families.  


New Student Orientation:  NPHS welcomes all new students to the new school year!  We look forward to working with and assisting you throughout your high school career.  We are proud of North Platte High School and hope that you will share in that pride.  We see GREAT things coming!  New Student Orientation for all new 10 - 12th grade students will be Monday, Aug. 19th in the NPHS Performing Arts Center at 2:00pm.  


First Day for Students in Grades 10-12: We will welcome all of our students back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 20th.  We are excited to see the many great things they will do and support them in being successful and happy. 


Access to NPHS During the Day:  The most important part of what we do is to protect the safety of our students and staff.  In order to do this, we have the following measures in place:

  • The main entrance is the only point of entry to NPHS.  Other external doors to the building are locked, and have audible alarms that alert those at the site, and also the Main Office.
  • At 8:05a.m., the main entrance is locked until 3:30p.m. (2:20p.m. on Wednesdays).  Students, staff, and members of our community that arrive after 8:05a.m. will need to buzz into the building and wait for a Main Office person to unlock the door.
  • Upon entering the building between 8:05a.m. and the end of the school day, students, staff, and all visitors will need to scan-in.  Students and staff will use their school-issued IDs.  All visitors will use a government-sponsored ID.  The RAPTOR program checks for criminal backgrounds, including anything related to violent crime and the sex offender registry.  If an individual has these in their background, an administrator will be called to work with the person.
  • Upon exiting the building, students, staff, and visitors will check-out at the same location, and exit through the main entrance doors.


Food & Drink Deliveries:  Food & drink deliveries are discouraged and may be denied without prior approval from NPHS Administration.   NPHS is willing to accommodate when there are special circumstances (A student’s birthday, for example) and prior communication from students/families is received, ahead of time.  Repeated deliveries to the same students takes up our secretaries’ time and takes away from more urgent parent and student requests.  











  •     *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.
  •     *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 26, 2019.
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. 
  •     *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 8, 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







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***Special Programs***


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.