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North Platte High School



Friday, October 18, 2019



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The Impact Test will be given again today, Oct. 18th after school in room 1537 for students that need it for Unified Bowling or a winter sport. 



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Attention Students going to the Spanish concert on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, you need to have your permission slip and your $15 turned in to your Teacher by Tuesday, Oct. 22nd




Ordering Button Animated ClipartATTENTION SENIORS:    Mid-West Grads will be here to take graduation orders on Thursday, Oct. 24th from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Commons Area.  Please tell your parents, tell your friends and plan accordingly.  All graduating seniors that plan on participating in the graduation ceremony need to order a cap and gown at this time. Payment for your cap and gown orders can be made at a later date if needed but please get it ordered.  A $50 deposit is required on any orders totaling over $50.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Schumacher in the Counselor's Office.  



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The Western Youth Summit scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26th has been postponed until second semester. 




Test button with teacher Animated ClipartAttention all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, you know it as the ASVAB Test, will be administered on the Monday, Oct. 28th at 8:10am in the Career Center.  This test is amazingly useful no matter what your post-graduation plans are.  If you would like to sign up for the test, please stop by and put your name on the list in the Counselor's Office.



Ticket Flipping Animated ClipartIt's the most wonderful time of the year!  It's time for auditions for this year's all school musical, "West Side Story"!!  Auditions will be Monday, October 28th at 6:00pm in the choir room.  They are open to ALL students in grades 9-12.  This is a large cast and we would LOVE to see some new faces in this production!  Come and be a part of one of our NHSTA Award winning productions!  You can sign up for auditions and pick up audition materials from Mrs. Purdy in Room 1617.



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On Friday, Nov. 1st West Central District Health will be having a Tooth Tour at the High School.  They provide cleanings, fluoride, sealants and silver diamine treatments if needed.  Please let us know if there is anyone you are aware of that might be interested.  There is a charge for services if they don't have insurance but they do come to the school to provide them.



Sloshing Exclamation Point Animated ClipartSeniors: FAFSA Completion Days with EducationQuest will be Monday, Nov. 4th and Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Please call EducationQuest at 800-666-3721 to setup an appointment. Appointments are needed to receive assistance. Please create an FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov before your appointment. 




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Picture Retake day is Thursday, Nov. 7th. More information to follow.




Flashing Dollar Sign Animated ClipartSeniors: The local scholarships that are listed in your Scholarship Guide that you received from the counselors are available in the Counselor's Office. Stop by anytime and pick up the scholarship applications that you may qualify for.  Completed scholarship applications are due to the Counselor's Office by Wednesday, Dec. 18th!  




Lawyer Visiting Client Animated ClipartA 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:   Joseph's College of Beauty - Wednesday, Oct. 23rd @ 11:30am and Wayne State College - Monday, Oct. 28th @ 8:30am




Please excuse the following Student Council members all day today, October 18th as they are attending the NASC State Student Council Convention in Norfolk:  Maggie Lashley (P), Finn Lucas (VP), Ciera Carlson (S), Savanna States (T), Jack Carlson, Mia Dugan, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Callie Haneborg, Aleecia Pace, & Anam Vaziri, Haeley Folk, Baleigh Pack, Hallie Sexson, & Baylee Steele, Beckett Allen, Drew Carlson, Ryleigh Lampe, Cy Wagner, & Rachel Young, Kalee Brosius, Tobye Miller, Gabby Pace, Grady Sexson, Makenna Snider, Kylee Tilford, & Molly Young



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Please excuse the following students again all day today, Oct. 18th for the state tennis tournament in Omaha:  Greg Bergeron, Carsten Brady, Zeik Florea, Carter Lukas, Clay Stone, Landon Blank, Ethan Mercer, Brock Little
Football Player Practicing Throw Animated ClipartPlease excuse the following students today, Oct 18th @ 10:30am for a varsity football game vs Omaha Benson:  Zach Alexander, Cash Arensdorf, Blake Barner, Nick Borges, Gavyn Brauer, Caiden Broman, Rich Cai, Dalton Caley, Jackson Carter, Mason Carter, Jerome Caudillo, Tyson Caudillo, Nic Davis, Jaden Dike, Trevor Erickson, Skyler Geier-Dodson, Kaden Foote, Burke Gilland, Hallie Godbey, Zayden Guenin, Eddie Hatch, Ethan Hernandez, Carson Hoover, Tate Janas, Ryan Kaminski, Jacob Kohler, Chase Liebhart, Tyler Luna, Dalton Lunkwitz, Jordan MacMillan, Collin Manzano, Gavin Matlock, Aiden McCracken, Matt Musselman, Tyler Neill, Logan Penner, Elliott Purdy, Derrek Ramos, Elias Ramos, Luke Rathjen, Tim Rosenberg, Jaylan Ruffin, Jordan Shultz, Andrew Solon, Cooper Sponie, Jahmani Sterling, Kymani Sterling, Tyler Tobey, Caleb Tonkinson, Carson Uehling, Jade Vak, Blake Vaughn, Matt Wagner








  •     *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 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







North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation

     Agri/Business Scholarships                                                                            October 15

            Student must be be a senior who will attend a “higher education”

                    program related to Agriculture.  This may be diesel mechanics,

                    range management, agribusiness, etc.

            Student must live in or go to school in Lincoln, Logan or McPherson County.

            Student applicants are encouraged, but not mandated, to attend

                     an institution of higher learning in the state of Nebraska.

            Applications with instructions can be picked up in the Counselors’ Office.


The Hagan Scholarship                                                                       November 15

            Must be a citizen of the United States.

            Must attend an eligible public high school.

            Must be a student in the high school graduating class.

            Must have achieved a 3.75 CGPA or higher.

            Must score 24 or higher on ACT Test (Composite Score); or 1150 or

                    higher on the SAT (Total Score.)

            Must enroll at an eligible four year college or university the fall

                    semester following high school graduation.

            Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each

                    academic year of college.

            Must complete the FAFSA in 2019.  EFC must be less than $6,500.

            Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

            Must not have been convicted of a felony.



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




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***Special Programs***


Northeast Community College – Human Services Career Day – Explore career options and have your questions answered by professionals in behavioral health, counseling, social work, probation, parole, and a variety of human services career fields.  You’ll learn about college programs of study, job opportunities, how to gain experiences in the career fields, and what an average day is like working in your occupation of interest.  You can also visit with representatives from four-year colleges to help decide where you might transfer after earning a degree at Northeast.  This career day will be held on October 10, 2019 from 9:00am – 1:00pm and include a tour of campus, an overview of careers with human service professionals, visits with transfer colleges and lunch.  Attending seniors will also have the opportunity to win a $1,000 Northeast tuition waiver!!  For more information call 402-844-7262.



UNL – College of Architecture – Open House – Friday, October 25, 2019.  Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about the academic programs and scholarship opportunities, tour the building, enjoy hands-on activities, and visit with faculty members.  To register for the open house, visit admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House before Oct. 22nd. 


UNL Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL is committed to increasing college attainment among youth across the state.  In support of this mission, we are partnering with Union Pacific to host our annual diversity symposia designed to enhance college access and leadership development.  The theme this year, #WeAreTheChange, is focused on meeting student whenever they are on their paths.  At the Diversity Leadership Symposia, students will discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools they’ll need to establish a strong foundation for success now, in college and beyond.  The change they’ll create and the difference they’ll make all starts with a well-rounded education.  At each symposium, students will discover how their dreams for a better education, future and life can be an obtainable reality.  Current university faculty, students and community leaders will host all the sessions.  High school students who attend will be considered for the Emerging Leaders Tuition Scholarship, worth $2,000 per year ($8,000 total), if they meet the requirements.  Nebraska Fall Latinx Leadership Symposium will take place Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 2019. The Nebraska Fall Black Leadership Symposium will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 2019.  The Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2019 and Nebraska Asian Leadership Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 2019.  (Some spring sessions are available for junior, sophomores and freshmen at a later date).  More information is available at www.unl.edu.


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.