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North Platte High School



Monday, July 6, 2020 - 

Friday, July 10, 2020


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NPHS Pick-Up & Drop-Off of Student Items


Beginning June 1st, students may come to the NPHS main office (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) to pick-up or drop-off the following items.  


Items to Pick-Up

Items to Drop-Off

Senior Banners

Textbooks & Supplementary Books

Senior Graduation Orders

Library Books

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are ready earlier than expected and can be picked-up in the Main Office.

Medicine Balls or Resistance Bands Checked-Out from Athletic Coaches.

Personal Items from Academic & Physical Education Lockers: For students that did not pick-up these items on 3.27.20.

Any other items that need to be returned to NPHS.


We ask that any student coming to NPHS:

  • Wears a mask

  • Does not have a fever, cough, or has been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for Covid-19.  

  • Enters only through the main entrance, where they will be buzzed-in.

  • Maintains proper social-distancing of at least 6-feet from other individuals.


There will be limits on how many students are allowed into NPHS at one time, and this will be monitored by the NPHS Staff.

Thank you very much for taking the above precautions to help ensure personal and public safety.



Midland University Virtual Visit - We’re bringing our campus to you! Schedule a Virtual Visit of Midland University’s campus and earn a $2,000 Campus Visit Grant!  Midland University is striving to push the boundaries of technology and get you connected. As a result, we are excited to launch a series of Virtual Visits for prospective students and their families where you can learn about Midland University’s community, people, and resources from the comfort of your own space.

Each Virtual Visit will include:

  +  Live admissions presentation from an admissions counselor

  +  Virtual campus tour given by current students

  +  Live student panel with a real-time Q+A session

  +  A meeting with a professor or faculty member from the academic department of your choosing.

Go to https://www.midlandu.edu/virtual-visit



Interested in Cosmetology?  It's never been easier to check it out as a profession.  Join Mallory Sabah, the admissions expert from Joseph's College of Cosmetology, in an informative "virtual meeting".  She'll help you to understand the industry and how it could be the perfect fit for you.  It's safe and easy to do from the comfort of your home.  All you need is a laptop, iPad or cell phone.  Call or text Mallory at 308-340-1826 to schedule your "virtual appointment". You can also email her at mallory@josephscollege.edu.



Physical Therapist Assistant Program 


The application process is currently open for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program. Please take the time to share this information regarding the application process, the application packet and scoring rubrics with students.
If a student prefers a hardcopy application packet be mailed, please have them request one by contacting the PTA Program at PTA@northeast.edu or (402) 844-7325.
Application Checklist
This checklist will assist students in tracking their progress in applying to the program. These steps must be completed prior to October 1, 2020.
     •   Schedule a Campus Visit to meet with one of the PTA program faculty members to discuss academic progress.
     •   Complete and submit the Northeast Community College Application for Admission. Indicate major as Pre-Professional Physical Therapy - AS (Associate of Science). Please Note: Acceptance to Northeast Community College does not ensure acceptance into the program of Physical Therapist Assistant.
     •   Make arrangements for job shadowing.
     •   Submit official college transcripts (if applicable) to the Northeast Community College Records and Registration Department
     •   Submit all application materials by October 1, 2020.
Students may submit individual materials as they complete them or all at one time. Only application materials received or post-marked by October 1, 2020 can be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at PTA@northeast.edu.




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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:  None at this time









  •     *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 14, 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








Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship                                                       April 1

            Must be employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau Member

                company or dependent of employee

            Must be enrolled, or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in

                        the upcoming year of an accredited college, university,

                        or trade school with a focus on construction science



Western Nebraska Bank Scholarship                                                         April 3

            Application in Counselor’s Office


Southwest Nebraska Community Theater Association                            April 30

            Must be a high school graduate or enrolled in McCook Community


            Must be interested in studying theater


Visionary Scholarship                                                                                  May 1

            Must be currently enrolled as a high school freshman, sophomore,

                        junior or senior

            Must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen

            Financial is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply

            Non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset

                        costs and fees related directly to student’s first year of higher

                        post–secondary education

            Must be used at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing

                        within the U.S.


PB&J Scholarship                                                                                        May 31

            Open to all college-bound seniors at North Platte High School

            Must attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in

                        the fall of 2020



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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.


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.