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North Platte High School



  Wednesday, August 22, 2018



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Season Tickets Admit One to Theater Animated ClipartAre you interested in the theater?   The North Platte High School Play Production needs your talent for this fall's production of "The Addams Family".  There are a variety parts in the production and all students are allowed to Auditions.  There will be another informational meeting at 3:35pm today, Aug 22nd in room 1101.   Auditions will be Aug. 22nd, 23rd.  If you cannot make it to the meeting, please see Mr. Cooper in room 1101 for details.



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There will be a FBLA meeting after school today, August 22nd in room 2208.




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Welcome back! Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will meet in the Dawg Pound today, August 22nd at 8:00pm. Come on out for a day evening of snacks, games, and talking about doing sports God's way!



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Carrie Lienemann from Kids Klub will be at NPHS in the Career Center today, Aug. 22nd AND tomorrow, Aug. 23rd at 3:30pm for any Jr. and Sr. interested in working for Kids Klub. 



Pics Button Animated ClipartSr Banner pictures will be taken today, August 22nd and tomorrow, August 23rd from 6-8pm at the High School.   Cost is $40.  Seniors that have participated in a letter winning activity for two years or you have lettered in the activity are invited to have their picture taken for a banner.  Please wear a WHITE  shirt.   Order forms will be filled out when you arrive.  A make up date will be Wednesday, September 5th 


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There are a few woods projects that were left here last spring.  You have until Friday, Aug. 24th to pick them up.  After that they will be disposed of.  Remember they do have to be paid for. 



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Interested in participating in North Platte Speech Team for the 2018 - 2019?  There will be a short meeting tomorrow, Aug 23rd and Friday, Aug 24th at 3:35pm in room 1101.     For further information please contact Mr. Cooper.


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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:   UNK - Wednesday, Aug. 29th @ 10:30am, Concordia University - Wednesday, Sept. 12th @ 2:15pm and Creighton University - Thursday, Sept. 27th @ 10:30am






  •     *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!!   
  •      *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.
  •     *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.
  •     *Order graduation announcements, diploma, cap and gown. (Dates to be announced)
  •     *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 8, 2018.  (Final chance to test for some scholarship eligibility)
  •     *Local Scholarship applications are due December 20, 2018.


  •      *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 9, 2019.   (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 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.


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



* Cancelled 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








Travers Scholarship for Metalworking                                                                                            December 31

            Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college,

                        or university in the U.S.

            Must be enrolled at the graduate level, undergraduate level or

                        your final year of high school

            Must be age 17 or older

            Must have completed metalworking classes in the last calendar year

            Must submit application via email at scholarship@travers.com



Dawson Public Power STEM Scholarship                                                                                          March 15

            Must pursue a degree in a STEM-related field at any

                        accredited college, university, trade school or

                        community college.

            Must submit a list of employment/activities, project sample

                        and an essay

            Must be graduating high school senior or a currently

                        enrolled college student

            Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside

                        within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or qualifying town

            Apply online at DawsonPower.com/Connect/STEM-Scholarship


Dawson Public Power UTILITY LINE Scholarship                                                                            March 15

            Must pursue a degree in utility line at any

                        accredited college, university, trade school or

                        community college.

            Must submit a list of employment/activities and personal essay

            Applicants and/or their parent/guardian(s) must reside

                        within Dawson PPD territory boundaries or qualifying town

            Apply online at DawsonPower.com/Connect/Utility-Line-Scholarship


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    All applications can be found at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php


***Special Programs***



UNL – College of Architecture – Open House – Friday, October 5, 2019.  Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn about the academic programs, have lunch with faculty and student, tour the college facilities, and participate in a design activity.  $10.00 per person.  To register for the open house, visit admissions.unl.edu/CoA-Open-House


UNL Diversity Leadership Symposium – UNL is committed to increasing college attainment among youth across the state.  In support of this mission, NEBRASKA is again hosting its annual series of events designed to enhance college access and leadership development.  UNL recognizes that great leaders are made, shaped and developed over time.  At the 2018-2019 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.  The change they’ll create and the difference they’ll make all starts with a well-rounded education.  This year students are invited to join them to explore what empower yourself means to them.  The fall sessions are for high school seniors.  Nebraska Fall Latino Leadership Symposium will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 2018. The Nebraska Fall Black Leadership Symposium will take place Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018.  The Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018 and Nebraska Asian Leadership Symposium on Monday, Nov. 26th, 2018.  (Some spring sessions are available for junior, sophomores and freshmen at a later date.)  By attending this event, students will be eligible for the Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.  More information is available at www.unl.edu.



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 Regional Medical Center Job 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 Guidance Office.