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Monday, September 28, 2020


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Animation #37446Are you interested in a fun night? Are you wanting to escape Coronavirus for a couple hours? Come see the fall show The Write Stuff. Watch as Tom fights his way through a spelling test in the battle of homophones and comes up with his own creative sentences. Come see the show on Monday, Sept. 28th, Tuesday, Sept. 29th or Thursday, October 1st at 7:30pm in the PAC. Admission is by freewill donation, we just want to hear laughter again. We hope to see you there.... masks and social distancing will be required for attendance but laughter still can be heard. :)


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Are you interested in joining our very own North Platte Key ClubThe first Key Club meeting of the year will be Tuesday, Sept. 29th in room 1405.  If you can't attend please find the president, Grady Sexson or send him an email and he will get you the information you need.  Hope to see you there!!



Animation #33123Do you want to immerse yourself in the natural splendor and rich history of Peru? Do you want to learn about the ancient Inca civilization and retrace their roots at Machu Picchu (one of the seven wonders of the world)? Do you enjoy the outdoors and want to visit Lake Titicaca? Then, you should travel to Peru this coming summer in June with us your awesome Spanish teachers Mejia and Hartman and a group of your fellow NPHS classmates. If you want to know more about the trip see Mejia in room 2307 or Hartman room 2308.



Animation #45793On Monday Sept. 28th, freshman volleyball will be traveling to Hershey. The following girls will need to be dismissed at 3:15pm.  Bus leaves at 3:45pm:  Ani Aten, Darby Baade, Ellie Blakely, Kourtnie Bokoskie, Jana Bourgeois, Abby Dimmitt, Allison Einspahr, Briley Haneborg, Kylynn Haneborg, Sydney Hatch, Afia Hunt, Brooke Luhring, Sienna McEntire, Faith Morris, Meara Roberts, Natalia Scovill, Avery Zurn



Animation #43283Please dismiss the following Cross Country athletes at 12:20pm on Monday, Sept. 28th for the University of Nebraska-Kearney Invitational.  All students will need to eat "B" lunch. Bus will leave at 1:00pm:  Jenessa Arnold, Evelyn Blaesi, Zarah Blaesi, Keanan Castillo, Evan Caudy,  Baylee Evarts, Aaron Franz, Trenton Golter,  Alexis Hoatson, Jonathan Hodges, Marissa Holm, Hunter Hothan, Gabe Jenny, Quade Lowe, Rayce Moerke, Tom Moss, Boston Pettera, Nelia Rivas, Jonah San Miguel, Oban Sandoval, Ainsley Schroder, Benjamin Steele, Shelby Steele,  Rian Teets



Animation #44279Please excuse the following Varsity Boys Tennis players on Monday, Sept. 28th @ 10:00am.    Beckett Allen, Landon Brott, Kaden Cooper, David Fitzpatrick, Adam Freeze, Parker Ginn, Jacob Henry, Gabe Hulquist, Josiah Kautz, Brock Little, Elliott Longmore, Levi Luenenborg, Trevor Matson, Cooper McIntosh, Ethan Mercer, Layton Moss, Aaron Parshall, Sonny Pusateri, David Rinke, Broedy Roblee, Cayden Roehrs, Christian Short, RJ Stefka, Joe Stone, Hayden Thatcher, Marcus Trotta, Nathan Unger, Cy Wagner, Kole Weigel, Callen Zurn


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Please excuse the following students for J/V Football on Monday, Sept. 28th @ 2:30pm.  Bus leaves @ 3:00pm.  Mason Carter, Burke Gilland, Carson Hoover, Tyler Luna, Aiden McCracken, Isaac Mercer, Matthew Post, Thomas Ramsey, Luke Rathjen, Julian Rodriguez, Andrew Solon, Carson Uehling, Joseph Vak, Cole Wright, Isaac Anderson, Tristen Beyer, Haedyn Brauer, Colton Butterfield, Jackson Creel, Trevor Crisman, Teyton Dimmit, Ryan Fox, Caleb Kindaid, Tyson Krab, Logan Miles, Brock Roblee, Alex Schimek, Kenny Smith, Nicholas Spradlin, Drew Stiffler, Taylor Sutherland, Trysten Terry


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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:  No "In-Person" visits at this time.  See the "College Visits" below for more information.








  •     *Register for the ACT, SAT and/or Achievement tests and prepare for them.
  •     *ACT Test is September 12, 2020
  •     *ACT Test is September 13, 2020
  •     *ACT Test is September 19, 2020
  •     *SAT Test is September 26, 2020
  •     *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 - date to be announced
  •     *Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) - date to be announced
  •     *Study the catalogs for courses and majors offered and sources of financial aid.
  •     *Service Academy and/or ROTC applications must be started.
  •     *Begin searching for national scholarships.
  •     *Pick up local scholarship applications beginning October 1, 2020 in the Counselor's Office.  Ask teachers/employers for letter of recommendation now for scholarships!!   
  •      *Meet with your counselor individually.
  •     *Start working on your Local Scholarships available in the Counselor's Office beginning October 1st.
  •     *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 ACT test to become familiar with necessary preparations and kinds of questions that might be involved.
  •     *Make college campus visits.
  •     *Attend Apply to College Days
  •     *ACT test is October 10, 2020
  •     *ACT test is October 17, 2020
  •     *ACT test is October 24, 2020
  •     *ACT test is October 25, 2020
  •     *SAT Test is October 3, 2020
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. Dates will be announced.
  •     *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 during FAFSA Completion Days.
  •     *Watch for details and sign up to take the PSAT Test and ASVAB Test. 
  •     *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 12, 2020.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due before the holiday break on December 16, 2020.
  •      *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 6, 2021.   
  •     *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, 2021. 
  •      *Notify Mrs. Schumacher of any scholarships you receive by April 16, 2021 so this information may be printed in the graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 7:30pm.
  •      *Senior check out.  (Date to be announced)
  •      *Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021 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 9, 2021 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





Central Community College – Central Visit Days are a great opportunity to visit campus in a personalized setting.  You will hear presentations from financial aid and admissions, go on a tour of campus with a student ambassador, and meet with a faculty advisor in your program area of interest.  Central Visit Days are a great way to get your questions answered by CCC staff and see what CCC has to offer in a true college visit style.  Virtual Campus Visit Days are from 1:00pm – 2:00pm on October 21st, November 25th and December 17thIn-Person Central Visit Days are on September 24th, October 15th, November 2nd, December 3rd, January 26th (Spanish ONLY), February 4th, March 3rd and April 1st.  Visit www.cccneb.edu/visit for more information.


Joseph’s College of Cosmetology will be participating in the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair starting Sunday, Sept. 27th – Wednesday, Sept 30th.  Virtual Booth hours are as follows:  Sunday, Sept. 27th – Booth Hours 2:00pm – 6:00pm with ZOOM presentations at 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Monday, Sept. 28th – Booth Hours 8:00am – 2:00pm with ZOOM presentations at 9:00am and 12:00pm

Tuesday, Sept. 29th – Booth Hours 1:00pm – 7:00pm with ZOOM presentations at 3:30pm and 6:30pm

Wednesday, Sept. 30th – Booth Hours 1:00pm – 7:00pm with ZOOM presentations at 3:30pm and 6:30pm


Fort Hays State University are now offering in-person and virtual campus visits.  Students can still meet with their admissions counselor as well as academic departments.  Go to https://info.fhsu.eduadmissions-contact to get more information on these opportunities.  They are also offering a virtual campus tour, where admissions counselors talk about each building on campus located at https://fhsu.edu/admissions/videos/index with a digital version available at https://issuu.com/forthays/docs/viewbook_2021.  Seniors are encouraged to attend a Tiger Day.  These dates are as follows:  September 26th, October 7th, 16th & 27th (virtual), November 14th, December 3rd (virtual) and December 11thSophomores and Juniors can attend on December 7th. 


Northeast Community College is still offering on-campus personal tours, virtual tours and events, limited in-person events, and individual on-campus school visits. 

  • Northeast Community College will be hosting Career Days.  These include a tour of campus, meet instructors, and participate in activities designed to help students gain awareness of the career paths within one of these specific industries:  Health & Wellness; Cyber Security & Software Development; Criminal Justice: COPS; Applied Technology; Human Services & Transfer Fair; Ag, Horticulture & Engineering; Vet Tech; and Media Arts & Graphic Design.  More information can be found at northeast.edu/campus-visit or email visit@northeast.edu
  • Northeast Community College – Virtual Human Services and Education Career Day will be held Thursday, Oct. 8th from 9:00am – 11:00am.  This virtual event is the best time to lean about different high-demand career paths available through Northeast Community College.  Career info sessions include:  Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and Corrections, Early Childhood Education – Teaching & Child Care, Education – Elementary, Secondary & Paraprofessional Education, Human Services & Social Work, Human Services & Behavioral Science and Social Science & Global Studies.  Your day will include a virtual tour of campus, rotating career information sessions, and a chance to ask faculty and current students any questions you may have about Northeast.  Seniors attending the virtual event will also have the opportunity to a Northeast $1000 tuition waiver!  Juniors and Seniors Register today!!  Spots are limited. 


UNK will be starting to offer on-campus tours, remote tours, and one-on-one meetings with admission representatives.  Students can register for these opportunities at visit.unk.edu.


UNL will post in-person visit opportunities as they become available at admissions.unl.edu/visit.  In the meantime, they welcome students to connect with them virtually through one of their online info sessions: 

  • Help, Not Hype Session – This program is all about helping you take the next steps toward attaining a college degree.  Topical sessions include filing the FAFSA, picking a major, getting enrolled, housing options, student life at Nebraska, resource for success, finding your fit on campus and much more.  go.unl.edu/help-not-hype
  • Nebraska Info Sessions – Learn more about how studying at Nebraska can help you move your future forward.  General sessions include presentations from our academic colleges/your academic area of interest, value at Nebraska and general information sessions for high school and transfer students.  Go.unl.edu/Nebraska-info
  • 1-to-1 Appointments – UNL believes some of the most meaningful connections are made 1-to-1.  Request a phone or video appointment with a representative from admissions or your area of academic interest or schedule a 1-to-1 virtual campus tour.  go.unl.edu/1-to-1


UNL College of Architecture will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Sunday, October 25th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  You will experience an education that will encourage eager minds to dig deeper, assume nothing and challenge everything.  This program provides information about UNL’s accredited programs in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.  Learn about programs and visit with engaging, award-winning faculty and welcoming students.  Please register at admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House by October 22nd to secure your seat.  Registration will close prior to the deadline, if capacity is reached.  If you cannot attend the Virtual Open House, please contact admissions for a campus visit at leslie.gonzalez@unl.edu.


Wayne State College is now offering in-person and virtual campus visits.  If you would like to set up a visit, either virtual or in-person, go to wsc.edu/visit.  Choose the Wildcat Online Experience for the virtual option.  Contact admissions at amgubbe1@wsc.edu to get more information on these opportunities. 




North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development Corporation

     Agri/Business Scholarships                                                                            October 12

            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


Wayne State College – WSC Art & Design Scholarship                         December 1



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***Special Programs***


UNL – College of Architecture – Virtual Open House – Friday, October 25, 2020.  Your adventure begins with a first step, register today for our virtual Open House.  At UNL’s College of Architecture, you’ll experience an education that encourages eager minds to dig deeper, assume nothing and challenge everything.  This virtual open house provides information about UNL’s accredited programs in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.  Learn about our programs and visit with engaging, award-winning faculty and welcoming students!  Please register by Thursday, Oct. 22nd to secure your seat at admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House.  Registration will close prior to the deadline if capacity is reached.  If you cannot attend the Virtual Open House, please contact Leslie Gonzalez leslie.gonzalez@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.


UNL Extention – Sleepless in Nebraska – This free program teaches youth about the importance of quality sleep and how lack of it affects our bodies and minds.  They learn surprising facts that will have an impact on prioritizing sleep for better overall study retention, safety, and health.  The session is taught in a fun, innovative way that has kids talking long after!  Sleepless in Nebraska can also be offered as an adult program for staff or parents.  Everyone will lean something – guaranteed.  For more information, see the Guidance Office.


UNL Extention – Tractor Safety Training – All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course.  Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, or to connect or disconnect and implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor.  Cost for the training is $60.  For more information and training site locations see the Guidance Office.