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North Platte High School Announcements

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North Platte High School

Announcements

for

Summer of 2019

 

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Enjoy your summer!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**COUNSELOR'S CORNER CALENDAR**

SEPTEMBER

  •     *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!!   
 
OCTOBER
  •      *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.
 
NOVEMBER
  •     *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.
 
DECEMBER
  •     *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.
 

JANUARY

  •      *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.

FEBRUARY

  •      *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.

MARCH

  •       *Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
  •      *Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced) 
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APRIL-MAY

  •       *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.

June

  •      *Request the Guidance Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.

 

MEET DEADLINES OR YOU MAY LOSE THE ACCEPTANCE YOU HAVE GAINED!

 
    RECORDS TO KEEP:
* 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

 

 

 

 

***Scholarships***

 

PAWS-itive Partners’ PAWS-Up Scholarship                                                 June 1

            Must be a resident of Lincoln County

            Must be a graduating senior or non-traditional student

                        enrolled in an institution of higher learning

            Must intend on a career field of animal care, which may

                        include veterinarian, veterinary technician, groomer,

                        animal trainer, animal control officer, wildlife

                        conservation, zookeeper, kennel owner/worker, etc.

 

UNL - Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships                    June 10

            www.triangleunl.org

 

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)                  July 1

            Must plan to attend or continue a college, university, community

                        College, or technical school in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri,

                        Kansas North Dakota or South Dakota, with the goal of achieving

                        An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Information Systems,

                        Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.

 

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***

 

Boating Safety Certification – Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00am-4:00pm - Required for any motorboat operator born after 12/31/1985 – including operators of personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Waverunner, Sea Doo, etc.) Minimum operator age is 14.  Students under 14 may take the class in advance of their birthday if turning 14 in the same calendar year.  Boaters of all ages are welcome to attend and parents are encouraged to attend with their youth.  This is a six-hour classroom course and no advanced study is needed.  $10 Fee (please no checks) applies to course and minimum of 6 students required.  Visit www.BoatSafeNebraska.org for additional information.  Registration Required:  Contact Becky Ford 308-289-1029

 

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.